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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 June 6
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
Personal & Company Branding
Click for All Attendees to Pre Register for June 6 Lunch
(This Will Sell Out)

Recently, LinkedIn rolled out a new version of its mobile app and desktop experience.  Business leaders need to learn the nuances of the updated network and LinkedIn benefits.
Discover How To: –
1) Optimize your personal profile
2) Grow your company page
3) Increase business opportunities
4) Take advantage of the updated platform

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 Sponsors
    Health Markets
    Bob Smith

    Your local agent for HealthMarkets Insurance Agency in Tucker, GA. I serve clients in the Tucker area and I resided in the City of Tucker, GA
    and meet with individuals seeking health coverage protection in the metro Atlanta area and throughout the State of Georgia.

    Choosing insurance plans can be difficult. That’s why I make it easy.
    I’ll make the calls, compare the plans and prices, and find you the insurance plan that fits your needs.
    Best of all, my help is at no cost to you.

    My office handles all types of insurance, including:

    • Health Insurance
    • Medicare
    • Life Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Accident Insurance
    • Critical Illness Insurance
    • Cancer Insurance
    • Annuity
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Wellness Program
    And Lunch Sponsor

    Printing & Promotional Solutions

    Sandy Brown



    Looking for custom printing or promotional products that will elevate your brand? 

    We are a full service print and advertising specialties company offering a wide range of custom print and promotional items to promote your company.

    We help you find a cost effective way to market and promote your business with custom promotional items that speak to your customers and clients.

    With the number of companies we work with the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.


    Whether you are looking for a specific item or just browsing for ideas, our site is your one-stop shopping source. From fun items to the traditional, you can easily search for some of the hottest items on the market, and we are here for you 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

    Improve traffic at trade shows

    Motivate staff

    Thank a customer

    Increase safety awareness


    For custom labels or other print media, please call our print expert - Sandy at 404-333-2933

    Next After Hours June 20
    5:30 pm - 7:00

    Dogwood Golf Club, Clubhouse
    SPECIAL:  "50th Anniversary Celebration"

    4207 Flint Hill Road
    Austell, GA 30106

    Hours of Operation:
    Golf Shop:  7:30 am - Dusk
    Restaurant:  7:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Sierra Westrick, VBA Member

    Dogwood Golf Club
    No cost, No registration necessary
    Some Drinks and Food Included
    Guests and Visitors Welcome
    You Do Not Have to Be a Member to Attend
    Location and Map

    Tee Times | Memberships | Special Events | Outings & Tournaments

    A Truly Unique Hybrid Club: Open to the Public Mon-Fri

    Tee Times | Memberships | Special Events | Outings & Tournaments

    Public Tee Times

    Open to the public Monday - Friday and selected times available Saturday & Sunday, Dogwood's amenities include a driving range, practice green, grille, and a fully stocked pro shop (with big box store prices). FORE magazine calls our club, "one of the Atlanta area's more unique golf facilities, even though the club remains little known in metro area golf circles outside its surrounding area."

    Become a Member

    One of the best kept secrets in Cobb County, Dogwood is a semi-private facility in West Marietta. Located just off the East-West Connector, halfway between Cumberland and Town Center Malls, it is convenient from the Vinings, Marietta, and Kennesaw areas. Our 11 membership categories are extremely competitive and our staff of professionals takes pride in treating our members as family.




    Check-Out Our
    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 

    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  

    June 6
    Health Markets
    Bob Smith
    Printing & Promotional Solutions
    Sandy Brown

    July 4 No Lunch due to Fourth of July

    Aug 1

    Sept 5
    Wellstar Vinings Health Park

    Oct 3
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    Todd Ash

    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 2000 people; your information included in our email blasts in "your month" to over 870 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
    Dogwood Golf Club
    (their 50th Anniversary Celebration)
    4207 Flint Hill Rd, Austell

    July 18
    (No Event, Vacation Days)

    August 15

    Sept 19
    Braves Game Motor Coach Trip, Yeah!

    Oct 17

    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)