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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


VBA Membership Levels


View membership levels and select your level

Then click "Membership Information" above

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

Or contact a Board member for information


  August 2
Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions
Drew Tonsmeire
Area Director
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
   In 2014, the KSU SBDC was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the Southeastern United States winner of the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award. With more than eighteen years’ experience within the Georgia SBDC Network, his consulting expertise in strategic marketing, financial packaging, and overall business management has impacted thousands of business owners. His background includes service as President and CEO of a local Chamber of Commerce, as well as, experience in retail, manufacturing, and service environments. Drew is also a certified instructor for Google, eBay University, and GrowSmart. Mr. Tonsmeire was one of the recipients for the Project of the Year Award for 2011 for his team contributions in the Google training and consulting initiative. Drew was also recognized as the 2004 Consultant of the Year by the Georgia SBDC Network. He serves on the national America’s SBDC annual conference, which brings 1500 SBDC professionals from across the U.S. for advanced training.
Lunch Location
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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
      Baskin Consulting Group
    Barry Baskin

    Baskin Consulting Group provides training and coaching on a variety of topics. Barry is a certified coach and as member of The John Maxwell Team, he has been trained by and is certified to use the intellectual properties of John C. Maxwell, the foremost recognized leadership expert in the world. As a corporate employee for over 20 years, Barry has seen the best and the worst when it comes to leadership. What makes Barry unique is his stand that success and results happen over time, and with a process. He's had his share of one and done seminars and corporate coaching clinics to know that this approach must combined with on-going coaching for change and results to happen.  His passion for your success and adding value to his clients are what drives him. Some people never find their passion, but Barry has, and his mission is to help business owners and individuals experience the results they deserve.

    Barry believes that most organizations fail to achieve all that they deserve because they haven't worked with someone who walks beside them through the process.



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    Next After Hours
    August 16
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Members and Guests Welcome

    Located in historic Vinings, SOHO has been a neighborhood favorite since 1997 and offers a seasonal New-American menu, inspired wine list, wine & tapas paired weekly and creative cocktails. 


    Attentive service, an award-winning wine bar and open kitchen all contribute to the high-energy buzz. Guests can dine al fresco on the charming patio, casually at the vibrant bar, or on the quaint enclosed Sun Porch overlooking the Vinings Jubilee Courtyard.


    Private dining areas are available for business functions and special events.

    SOHO serves a tempting menu bursting with a delicious mix of flavors in a lively setting, and the progressive wine list appeals to wine aficionados and novices alike.  Many guests choose to dine at with bar serviced by charming professionals.

    4300 Paces Ferry Rd

    Vinings Jubilee

    No Cost and No Registration Necessary
    Some Food and Drinks Included




    Meet Our New Corporate Members




    Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs 

    August 2
    Drew Tonsmeire
    Small Business Development Center
    Sept 6
    Rob Berry
    Benchmark Intl
    "Valuing Your Business for a Profitable Sale"
    Oct 4
    Cobb Public Safety Recognition
    Nov 1
    Speakers:  5 Finalists for VBA Business of the Year
    and Veterans Recognition
    Dec 6
    Winner Announcement, Business of the Year
    and Speaker TBA

     Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

    Aug 2
    Baskin Consulting Group
    Barry Baskin
    Sept 6
    Oct 4

    VBA Lunch Sponsorships Available

    Lunch Sponsorship Benefits
    We provide to you 1 month FREE advertising with your logo and link on the VBA website seen by over 2400 people; your information included in an email blast in "your month" to over 700 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 with 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)

    Aug 16
    SOHO restaurant
    Vinings Jubilee
    Sept 20
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    3020 Paces Mill Rd
    Oct 18
    Maggiano's restaurant
    Cumberland Mall, Upstairs

    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 700 people.




    2016 VBA Officers


    Glenn Christian, Chairman
    Charles Rea, President
    Chris Heuser, Treasurer
    Katrina Kaiser, Immediate Past-President
    Raphael Fisher, Membership
    Bill Borden, Corp Secretary 
    VBA Lunch Meeting
    1st Tuesday of the Month








    Executive Club is on hiatus until further notice