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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 or to Enroll 


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


  Dec 6
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Overlook III Building
Lobby Level Conference Room
2859 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
Guests, Visitors, Interested Citizens Welcome, No Industry Restrictions
Pre Register 48 Hours in Advance
Lunch Program
"VBA Member Recognition and Spotlight"
All Members in Attendance Can Speak About Their Business
Winner Announcement
"2016 Business or Organization of the Year"
     5 Finalists 

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
    Don and Thom Lillie
    Lillie Glass
    3431 Lake Dr
    Maker of the VBA Business of the Year Award

    There’s a personal story behind every award given in appreciation by the nation’s leading corporations and non-profit organizations. Atlanta glassblower Thom Lillie tells that story with a unique piece of art.

    Thom takes the time to listen and understand what makes the honor and honoree so special. He elicits insights into the honoree’s contributions to the organizations. Most important, he discovers something about the honoree’s inner person: a drive, a passion, a defining moment.

    Then, Thom, the glass artist, creates a piece of art to stand alongside any art in any home or office.

    Custom glass awards from Lillie Glassblowers are comparably priced with plaques and trophies. See our glass trophies and the stories they tell. Repeat customers account for 90% of our creations.

    Joseph Malbrough
    The UPS Store

    Solutions for Your Small Business

    The UPS Store on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna, was built to help small businesses like yours by offering various business services at our one-stop shop.

    We do a lot more than just packing and shipping.

    • Shipping - Let us help you with a variety of custom packaging solutions with UPS® shipping options from overnight to ground delivery
    • Printing - High quality digital printing and copying for flyers, business cards, banners and more
    • Small Business Services - We offer a range of products and services beyond shipping and printing
    • Stop by and visit The UPS Store in SMYRNA today. You'll meet one of our friendly customer service associates when you do. We are locally owned and operated and want to make sure you receive the world-class customer service that The UPS Store is known for.

      Whether you are another small business like us that needs help, or simply someone that needs printing services, customized packaging and shipping solutions, a mailbox with package receiving, or even shipping large freight items like cars or antiques, our staff can help.



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    Official VBA FaceBook Page

    Next After Hours
    Dec 20
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    No Cost, No Registration Necessary
    Guests and Visitors Welcome
    Some Food and Drinks Included
    2955 Cobb Pkwy
    Akers Mill Sq
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    We’re passionate about great food, great drinks and great hospitality.

    We believe in fresh ingredients and big flavors, delivered by caring, friendly people.

    And we know that a lively environment makes it all feel and taste better.


    At Grub we use quality, fresh, and differentiating ingredients.

    Our buns are baked from scratch every hour.
    We grind our signature blend of chuck and brisket in-house daily.
    All of our sauces and dressings are homemade.
    We are proud to source local when possible.




                             VBA in the Community
    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 (CFR) 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 Rea, 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 

    Dec 6
    Winner Announcement, 2016 Business of the Year
    and VBA Members Recognition
    Jan 3
    Feb 7
    Ronnie Genser
    Bereavement Navigators

     Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

    Dec 6
    UPS Store
    Joseph Marlbrough
    Lillie Glass
    Don and Thom Lillie
    Jan 3
    Southern Financial Consulting
    Jim Allen
    Feb 7
    Liberty Mutual
    Shawn Nelson
    March 7
    (VBA EXPO Sponsor)
    April 4
    (Braves Motor Coach Sponsor)
    May 2
    Liberty Mutual
    Shawn Nelson

    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)

    Dec 20
    GRUB Burger Bar
    Akers Mill SQ
    Jan 17
    South City Kitchen
    Feb 21
    Cobb Pkwy
    March 21
    Hotel Indigo
    April 18
    Braves Game Motor Coach Trip
    from Vinings to SunTrust Park

    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.




    2016 VBA Officers


    Glenn Christian, Chairman
    Charles Rea, President
    Judy Brinkley, Vice 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