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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006




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


  Lunch: First (1st) Tuesday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Social Vinings Restaurant


 After Hours: Third (3rd) Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated), Location Varies


(Scroll further down for details on all events)


Membership Info


"Join Us - Grow Your Business"
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



Next VBA Lunch May 6 
Lunch Sponsor
Fidelity Bank
3020 Paces Mill Rd

 @ Paces Ferry Rd

 Todd Ash




 FREE Parking

 Fidelity Bank Vinings 


Fidelity Bank is committed to supporting the needs of our communities that we serve.


As a banking institution, Fidelity Bank understands the importance of financial literacy and education. This type of education provides the skills and tools you need to secure you and your family’s financial future. Regardless of your age or your financial portfolio, now is always the perfect time to start making informed financial decisions for you and your future.


Fidelity Bank recognizes that successful small businesses provide employment, economic growth and quality of life for people and the communities we serve.  We understand that every business has its own unique goals, strategies and opportunities. Fidelity Bank offers Commercial Lending, Professional and Medical Lending Services, Residential Construction, SBA Loans and Dealer Services to help your business succeed.
Next After Hours
April 21
VBA Business EXPO
 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Courtyard Atlanta Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
Free Public Admission 
Exhibit Tables 
Tables are provided and are 6'- 8', covered and include at least 1 chair per table
Exhibits are to be table-top size
Large banners must be set up around the perimeter of the room against a wall
1st Come, 1st Served on Set Up, from 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
 Tables were $125 members, $195 Future Members 
Exhibitors MUST Register and Pre-Pay in Full Online in Advance
Exhibitors:  After unloading, you MUST park in the garage across the street to allow more parking spaces for visitors to attend the event and to visit YOUR exhibit
Food Sponsors Now Being Accepted
If You Want to Showcase Your Business or Restaurant to the Vinings Community
or if you want to donate a restaurant Gift Card for a door prize
Gift Card Sponsors
 South City Kitchen Vinings
Social Vinings
Partial List of Exhibitors
Special VBA Member Celebrity Guest Appearance:
Untitled Document


May 6 Speaker
Jim Miller
Fidelity Bank
        Click for All Attendees, Pre-Register for May 6                
Jim Miller has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of board at Fidelity Southern Corporation since 1979. Mr. Miller has been the Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank since December 2003 and its Chairman of the Board since 1998. He served as the President of Fidelity Bank from December 2003 to October 2004 and also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity bank from 1977 to 1997.
He served as the President of Fidelity Southern Corp., from 1979 to April 27, 2006. Mr. Miller serves as the Chairman of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. He has been the Chairman of Berlin American Companies, a group of family real estate companies since 2003. He has been the Chairman of Trinity Apex, and Prescott Automotive LLC since 2006. He has been the Chairman of LionMark Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Fidelity Southern Corp. since November 2004 and serves as its Director. Mr. Miller served as the Chairman of Fidelity National Capital Investors, Inc. He served as the Chairman of Fidelity National Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity, from 1992 to 2005. He has been a Director of American Software Inc., a software development company, since 2002.
He has been a Director of Fidelity Southern Corp., since 1979. He has been a Director of Fidelity Bank, a subsidiary of Fidelity National Corp., since 1976. He has been a Director of Interface Inc. since May 2000. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University and an L.L.B. from Vanderbilt University Law.
        Guests Are Always Welcome at All Events, No Industry Restrictions
 JOIN US For an Outstanding Event 

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 only at the door, but usually (if Chris Heuser is there) we'll have cc/swipe capability.
Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members/Guests
(convenience charge may appear for non-member online credit card purchases)
Includes a buffet lunch
General Format
Networking; Buffet Lunch; Updates on Vinings Events and Activities and VBA Councils; Speaker; Community Announcements
General info:          
Lunch Program is from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
at Social Vinings restaurant
3621 Vinings Slope Dr
(directly across from the Marriott Courtyard)








We need 24 hours in advance to guarantee

your lunch and your seat
Pay online and avoid the line!
Be sure to bring your receipt if you pay online.

Plan on Cash or checks only at the door for lunch, occasional cc capability


Social Vinings Restaurant
3621 Vinings Slope Dr
Atlanta, GA 30339


(directly across from the Marriott Courtyard Vinings and next to QuikTrip gas station)
Please pre-register for lunch.



Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs  

May 6
Jim Miller
Chairman, Fidelity Bank
June 3
Jeff Korzenik
Chief Investment Officer, Fifth Third Bank 
July 1
Wendy Ellin
Small Business Development
August 5
Oliver Yarbrough
September 2
October 7
Public Safety Recognition
November 4
Chad Massaker
December 2
Speakers 5 Finalists for 2014 Business of the Year

 Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

May 6
Fidelity Bank
June 3
Joseph Marlbrough, UPS Store
July 1
Suntrust Bank
August 5
Koru Massage Therapy
November 4
LGE Credit Union
Don Lillie
Lillie Glass

VBA Lunch Sponsorships Available


Lunch Sponsorship Benefits
We provide to you 1 month FREE advertising with your logo and link on the VBA website; your information included in our email blasts and advertisements; able to put flyers/cards at lunch table-place settings; recognition at lunch sign-in table; 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, contact below 


To sponsor a lunch and for lunch sponsor benefits,  please contact


Glenn Christian




 Upcoming After Hours


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



April 21
(Note the date:  this event will serve as the April after hours)
VBA EXPO 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Exhibitor set up, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Marriott Courtyard Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
May 20
Braves game motor coach trip
5:00 pm (reception begins, food & drinks) ... until approx. 10:30 pm
Meet at Marriott Courtyard Vinings, coach leaves at 6:00 pm
$35 pp, includes reception, ticket and transportation
MUST purchase and pay online in advance

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.





VBA Lunch Meetings 1st Tuesdays








Executive Club is on hiatus until further notice
If you are interested in participating in the Executive Club  


2014 VBA Officers


Todd Ash, President Email
Katrina Kaiser, President-Elect Email
Glenn Christian, Chairman,
Chris Heuser, Past President and Treasurer; Email
     Richard Block, Vice Pres/Membership,
 Bill Borden, Secretary; Email