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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006
 
 

 

"JOIN US - GROW YOUR BUSINESS"
 
 

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

 

  Lunch:

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 Lunch March 7
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions

Important Announcements About Upcoming Events
Overlook III Building
Lobby Level Conference Room
2859 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
Map

All Attendees Pre Register online in adv
ance for food count
Click for All Attendees to Pre Register for March 7 Lunch

Program
Wellstar

Kem Mullins
Executive Vice President
WellStar System
"Trends in Healthcare"


Vinings Health Park

Vinings Health Park Opening September 2017

• Near the intersection of South Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway

• Entrance on South Atlanta Road

• Serving six primary zip codes – population 185,000+

• 3-level facility – 162,000 sq. ft.

• Medical Office Building (Primary Care Providers and Specialists)

• Comprehensive Diagnostic Center* (Imaging, Lab & Pre-admission testing)

• Urgent Care Center

• Cardiac Diagnostics*

• Parkside Bistro and more

For information on physician services in this area
Please call 770-956-STAR (7827) or visit www.wellstar.org

*


 

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
     
    3/7 Lunch Sponsor


    We’re passionate about birds and nature
    That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.


    Put Out the Welcome Mat for Nesting Birds

    You can welcome nesting birds to your backyard by providing a proper nest box, nesting material and the right foods.

    Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® Bits are packed with energy for quick grab-and-go bites with added calcium. The much needed calcium is attractive to egg-laying moms as well as nestlings and fledglings.

    Stop by the store for everything you need to help nesting birds.


    Wild Birds Unlimited Cumberland Festival Shopping Center

    2980 Cobb Pkwy Ste 103
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    Wild Birds Unlimited Website

     

    Phone: (770) 433-2676
    Fax: (770) 727-2097
    wbuvinings@gmail.com  

    Kathryn Jackson Van Detta



    *****************************************************
    VININGS 8th BUSINESS AND FOOD EXPO
    March 21
    4:00 pm - 7:00 PM

    Hotel Indigo
    2857 Paces Ferry Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING
    Drawings, Door Prizes, Free Food Samples, Cash Bar

    Exhibit Tables Available Online Now, Member or Non Member Welcome
    Exhibitors MUST Fully Pre Register and Pre Pay Online

    Click to Purchase Exhibit Table for March 21 EXPO, All Exhibit Info on This Link

    2/21/17
    5 tables left


    Member $125
    Non Member $195




    Gold EXPO Sponsors
    Wellstar Vinings Health Park

    Vinings Health Park Opening September 2017

    Near the intersection of South Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway

    • Entrance on South Atlanta Road

    • Serving six primary zip codes – population 185,000+

    • 3-level facility – 162,000 sq. ft.

    • Medical Office Building (Primary Care Providers and Specialists)

    • Comprehensive Diagnostic Center* (Imaging, Lab & Pre-admission testing)

    • Urgent Care Center

    • Cardiac Diagnostics*

    • Parkside Bistro and more

    For information on physician services in this area
    Please call 770-956-STAR (7827) or visit www.wellstar.org
    Kim Paris, Michael Johnson


    and
    Gold EXPO Sponsor
    Wild Birds Unlimited - Vinings




    We’re passionate about birds and nature
    That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.


    Put Out the Welcome Mat for Nesting Birds

    You can welcome nesting birds to your backyard by providing a proper nest box, nesting material and the right foods.

    Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® Bits are packed with energy for quick grab-and-go bites with added calcium. The much needed calcium is attractive to egg-laying moms as well as nestlings and fledglings.

    Stop by the store for everything you need to help nesting birds.


    Cumberland Festival Shopping Center,
    2980 Cobb Pkwy Ste 103
    Atlanta, GA 30339

     

    Phone: (770) 433-2676
    Fax: (770) 727-2097
    wbuvinings@gmail.com  

    Kathryn Jackson Van Detta




    Additional EXPO Sponsors















     
     

     

    Check-Out Our
    Official VBA FaceBook Page

     

     
      



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    Next After Hours
    Feb 21
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    No Cost, No Registration Necessary
    Guests and Visitors Welcome
    Some Food and Drinks Included
    Copeland’s

    3101 Cobb Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    India Graves:  770-612-3311

    Website
    Map
                  
    Copeland's restaurants' casually festive atmosphere combines New Orleans flavor and comfort with an upscale sensibility. From the Creole favorites that embody the heart and soul of Southern Louisiana, to our flavorful takes on seafood, pasta, salads, steaks and desserts, we offer something for everyone.

    We are very proud of our new menu. Some of our original dishes are still featured on our menu – you’ll find them marked since 1983. Everything on Copeland's menu is made from scratch with only the freshest, premium ingredients. Our chefs take pride in blending mouthwatering sauces and seasonings to bring out the robust signature flavors we’re famous for nationwide. And please, enjoy dessert — our own recipe of delicious homemade signature cheesecake is the ultimate in decadent delight!

    Copeland's of New Orleans restaurants are committed to the concept that every dish and meal is true to the culinary traditions and heritage of New Orleans augmented by the gracious hospitality of the Copeland Family. Copeland's of New Orleans is more than a restaurant; it is the family's promise to provide you with the finest dining experience each and every visit.



     

                             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 

      
    March 7
    Wellstar
    Trends in Healthcare

    April 4 
    Jeremy Strife
    The Battery Atlanta (Braves Complex)

    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  


     

    March 7
    Wild Birds Unlimited - Vinings
    (Also Wellstar Health Park Vinings - Deferred to Sept)
    VBA EXPO Sponsor
     
    April 4
    LGE Credit Union
    (Braves Motor Coach Sponsors)
     
    May 2
    Liberty Mutual
    Shawn Nelson

    June 6

    No Lunch in July due to July 4

    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

    glenn@viningsbusiness.com

     



     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     


     Upcoming After Hours

      

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

    (usually no charge unless stated)

     
     
    Feb 21
    Copeland's
    3101 Cobb Pkwy
     
    March 21
    VBA EXPO
    Hotel Indigo
     
    April 18
    Braves Game Motor Coach Trip
    from Vinings to SunTrust Park
    Meet and Park, 5:30 pm, for reception
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    3020 Paces Mill Rd

    Coach leaves at 6:30 pm
     

    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

    glenn@viningsbusiness.com 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, 2016 President
    Judy Brinkley, Vice 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)