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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006



The Vinings Business Association (VBA) Has 2 Meetings/Events Per Month



First (1st) Tuesday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Location may vary see below for current month

 After Hours:

Third (3rd) Tuesday, Usually 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated)

Location Varies

Special Events Scheduled Periodically
With Dates and Times Provided on Website
Visitors and Guests Welcome at All Events

(Scroll further down for details on all events)


Membership Info


The VBA is Now Accepting New Members

No Industry Restrictions


"Basic" membership begins at $95 for 12 months,
re-newing on the month of enrollment

"Basic" Membership Can Be Enrolled Online With Card


View additional membership levels, click below to select your level

Or contact Here for questions or
for information on how to enroll


 Next Business Meeting With Lunch May 2
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions

Important Announcements About Upcoming Events
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
Cobb Commission Chair
Mike Boyce
Click for ALL Attendees to Pre-Register in Advance for May 2 Lunch

During his nearly 30 years in the Marine Corps he commanded a Marine Air Group with more than 800 Marines, was deputy commander of a Marine Base with mayor-like responsibilities for more than 10,000 military and civilian personnel, supervised a Pentagon team handling a budget of more than $22 billion, and directed a business of 400+ employees and revenues exceeding $50 million. After retiring from the military, he worked for the 2 large international companies of Booz Allen and Grant Thornton on budget projects in Macedonia and Iraq.

His broad understanding of issues in Cobb is a result of his membership on the SPLOST Oversight Committee, as a member and/or officer in the American Legion, Marine Corps League and other veterans groups, active involvement with his church community at Mt Bethel UMC including Director of Men’s Ministry, and grassroots work with the Cobb Republican Party.

Mike has Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College. His wife Judy is a retired Delta Flight Attendant. 

All Attendees, need to pre-register on line at least 24 hours in advance.
You can pay online with card, or after registering, you can print out an invoice and bring with you.
Plan on cash or checks at the door, occasional card swipe ability.
Lunch is $20.00 for Members
  • $25.00 for online pre-registered Non-Members/Guests
  • $30.00 for Non-Members/Guests at the door without pre-registration
  • (convenience charge may appear for non-member online credit card purchases)

    Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions
    General Format
    Networking; Buffet Lunch; Updates on Vinings Events and VBA Activities; Speaker; Community Announcements

    Lunch Sponsor
    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

    (770) 631-9682

    Bhavin Patel/Mike Spells

    ?At Liberty Mutual, trained local agents, Bhavin Patel and Mike Spells, can help you find the coverage you need, and the discounts you deserve. 
    For more than 30 years, our office has been proudly serving the Metro Atlanta area.

    Contact us today to learn more about which auto insurance, home insurance, and life insurance options are best for you and your family.

    Next After Hours May 16
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3300 Cobb Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    (Kroger Shopping Ctr, @ Paces Mill Rd)
    No cost, No registration necessary
    Location Map

    Neapolitan Style Italian

    Located in Vinings, Crispina is Atlanta's newest traditional Italian restaurant

    We opened in May 2015, with the mission to share our Italian heritage and delight our guests with exceptional cuisine. Our pizza dough is naturally leavened, never frozen, and our pastas are made freshly every day.

    Out of many pizza restaurants in Atlanta to choose from, we intend ours to be the one chosen for quality.




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    Official VBA FaceBook Page





                             VBA in the Community

    Atlanta Business Groups [VBA] Seek More Members With New Events

    (credit) Everett Catts
    MDJ/Vinings Neighbor Newspaper
    (excerpt) 1.5.2017

    Speaking of the Braves, the Vinings Business Association is welcoming the [Atlanta Braves] team’s move nearby.

    “The VBA is the only business association in the same zip code as the new SunTrust Park, so we embrace the Atlanta Braves as members of the VBA,” Chairman Glenn Christian said. “We have had (Vice Chairman) John Schuerholz and General Manager (John Coppolella) speak at our meetings to keep us updated on the Braves and their activities.”

    The association meets monthly [see website for location] and hosts other monthly and special events. In addition to the association’s Braves game outing April 18, Christian said he is excited about the Vinings Business Expo March 21 and the Cobb County public safety and veterans recognitions and the Vinings Business/Organization of the Year held at the October, November and December meetings, respectively.

    “We do a lot of events that impact the community, so we concentrate on quality events for people to network, increase their contact database and enhance their business,” he said.

    VBA Donates to Food Drive
    The Vinings Business Association (VBA) is donating $500 to the annual Thanks for Giving food drive administered by the Center for Family Resources (CAVER) in Marietta, in recognition and support of their community event of collecting and distributing boxes of food to Cobb families during the Thanksgiving season.

    According to volunteer coordinator Alicia Ferguson at the CFR, “We believe in collecting and providing all the ingredients necessary for a family to make their own Thanksgiving meal at home, in a way that supports and honors their own family traditions.  Thanks for Giving does so much more than provide a meal. It provides a continuation of a family's holiday expectations and way of life.”

    Charles Ra, 2016 president of the VBA said, “We realize that Thanksgiving week can be even more financially stressful when students are home from school for more than just the holiday meal. Through participation in the annual Thanks for Giving food drive, our generous community captures the true spirit of Thanksgiving.”





    Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs 

    May 2
    Mike Boyce
    Chairman, Cobb Board of Commissioners

    June 6
    "Personal and Company Branding"
    Gregg Burkhalter - LinkedIn Specialist
    Oliver Yarbrough - Web/Marketing Specialist

    No Lunch in July
    Due to July 4

    Aug 1
    Sept 5

    Oct 3
    Cobb Public Safety Recognition

    Nov 7
    5 Finalists for 2017 Business of the Year
    Veterans Recognition

    Dec 5
    Speaker TBA
    Winner Announcement 2017 Business of the Year

     Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

    May 2
    Liberty Mutual
    Shawn Nelson

    June 6

    July 4 No Lunch due to Fourth of July

    Aug 1

    Sept 5
    Wellstar Vinings Health Park

    VBA Lunch Sponsorships Available

    Lunch Sponsorship Benefits
    We provide to you 1 month FREE advertising with your logo and link on the homepage of the VBA website seen by over 2400 people; your information included in our email blasts in "your month" to over 800 people; able to put flyers/cards at lunch table-place settings; 5 minute lunch presentation.
    $100 VBA Member, $150 Non Member
    Checks made to: Vinings Business Association
    Or you can sign up with credit card online, for an available month, or send request below 

    To sponsor a lunch, view the above list of available months and then email your request and an alternate month requested to:

    Glenn Christian




     Upcoming After Hours


    Usually 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, unless stated:

    (usually no charge unless stated)

    May 16
    Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3300 Cobb Pkwy at Paces Mill Rd
    (Kroger Shopping Ctr)

    June 20
    July 18 TBA
    August 15

    Sept 19
    Braves Game Motor Coach Trip, Yeah!

    Would you like to sponsor an after hours event 3rd Tuesday's of the month, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm?

    Even if you are not a restaurant/bar, you can sponsor the event for your company at a local venue or your Vinings-area office.

    Contact for information on how we can help you promote your business and help your event succeed.  You'll get a full month free advertising on our website seen by over 2400 people, one free lunch at our regular monthly luncheon in "your" month to make the event announcement and we email info

     about your organization/company/location to over 800 people.



    VBA Officers


    Glenn Christian, Chairman 2008-Present, Email
    Charles Rea, Immediate Past President
    Mr Chris Heuser, Treasurer
    Raphael Fisher, Vice President
    Ms Sandy Brown, Membership
    Bill Borden, Corp Secretary 

    VBA Lunch Meeting
    1st Tuesday of the Month


    Member Opportunities for Advertising on VBA Website
    Several Spots Available

    "Member Website Advertising Package" info:

    • Website receives 2000 hits/average/month
    • Your ad will link to your website or email for 3 months
    • Inclusion of your info (at least once per month) in VBA email blasts to over 800 people about upcoming events
    • Recognition at VBA luncheon
    • Recognition at VBA special events
    • Logo included on various quarterly publicity
    • $100 per month 3 month minimum, billed $300 quarterly, price is for camera ready pdf ad, if you need help with your ad, contact us. 

    To participate or for info contact:
    Glenn Christian, or 678-725-0099
    with your company name & website
    (we may already have your logo)