Outstanding Networking to Grow Your Business
Meet and talk with community and business leaders at our luncheons, after hours events, Business EXPO, motor coach trips and other events.
VBA members get special rates on:
- Monthly Lunch
- Business EXPO
- Advertising in the Membership Directory
- Lunch Sponsorship
Monthly Luncheon with Sponsorship Opportunities
Our monthly luncheon is 1st Tuesdays of the month, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, at Social Vinings restaurant. Luncheon sponsorships are available for companies, organizations or individuals which allows the sponsoring entity a 5-minute lunch presentation and able to place promotional items or cards at lunch place settings (about 50-80 people) and have your logo and company information promoted on our highly-viewed website for one month. Lunch Sponsorship: Members, $100, Non Members $150.
Powerful Guest Speakers
We have a schedule of "Top-of-the-Line" community, education, business, celebrities and political leaders to keep you informed on issues that affect your business. Previous speakers include: US Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Nathan Deal (as governor candidate), Congressmen Tom Price and Phil Gingrey, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz and Braves Assistant General Manager John Copolella, Wellstar CEO Reynold Jennings, GA Dept of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Cobb County Commissioners Tim Lee and Bob Ott, Cobb Chamber President David Connell, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, reinvention specialist Jim Mathis, Turner Magic founder Joe M. Turner, High Achivers guru Doug Grady, former Atlanta Falcon Michael Reid, marketing trainer LynnMarie Earl, Business Coach Donna Lang, TV weatherman & Atlanta personality Paul Ossmann, Georgia SBDC Director Drew Tonsmeire, IT Specialist Chad Massaker, Action Coach Russ Hall and Rick Crain, Contacts-R-Gold founder Terry Arrington, Certified Health Coach Joy Povenz, LinkedIn Specialist Oliver Yarbrough, motivational speakers Randy Gorek and Glenn Carver, America's Fitness Coach Dave Hubbard, and other business leaders.
VBA After Hour Events with Sponsorship Opportunities
We have a regular after hours event in the community the 3rd Tuesday of the month usually from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The event is usually FREE (unless notification is given), guests and visitors are welcome at no cost (if it is a no cost regular event) and usually includes some after hours adult drinks and food. No RSVP necessary. Past sponsors and locations have included: Social Vinings, Fidelity Bank, VHPS, SOHO, Garrison's, Marlow's, FIGO Pasta, Academy Ballroom, The Aberdeen, Tilted Kilt, South City Kitchen Vinings, Delmar Gardens, The Grape, Keller Williams, Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel, Sip @ Riverside, Century Ridge Apartments, Cobb Galleria Inn, Old Vinings Inn, Meyring Law Firm, La Paz, Holiday Inn Express Galleria, Vinings Main Condos, Vinings Corner Apts, First Citizen's Bank, Mutual of Omaha, 53 Bank, Noche' and others. Additional events are held and announced frequently. If you want to sponsor and promote your business or hold an event at your location or a location in Vinings, just contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our "Community Committee" participates in events that benefits Vinings area business and residents. Look for announcements on the website.
Targeted Committee Participation
We are always looking for volunteers to contribute their expertise and help with our Committees: Community, Membership, Programs/Communication and Vinings Business of the Year. To participate, contact us.
VBA Executive Club, VBA Members Invited to Participate
VBA Executive Club, a subset of the VBA membership, is on hiatus, please contact us if you want to participate in this event. Future meetings will be posted on the website.
The VBA has various membership levels that allows individuals or companies to select the level that best helps promote and grow their business. Contact: email@example.com with your company name, number of employees and your website address to review your choices and details on each level. As the VBA is non-profit, your membership may be tax deductible.
$495 Silver $995 Gold
7th Annual VBA Business Expo, Coming Spring 2016, Date TBA
VBA members get special rates
. The next VBA Business Expo, in the Spring of 2016 location TBA, is for members and non members and companies that want to promote and showcase their business and upcoming events. The EXPO will feature 30 exhibitors with drawings, door prizes, free food samples, cash bar and more. To participate or to offer your help in planning the 2016 event, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitors MUST register and pre-pay online in advance
FREE Public Admission
VBA Councils for Member Participation
We have 4 VBA Councils as a point-of-contact for members and businesses in the Vinings area. Contact us to participate in any of the following:
- Hospitality (includes restaurants, hotels and tourism)
Business Services (includes real estate).
Taste of Vinings
The VBA will work with local organizations on a proposed "Taste of Vinings" schedule TBA; contact us for more information, or email@example.com
Vinings Vision Plan
The VBA has contributed to the proposed Vinings Vision Plan for development in the area. Contact us for additional information.
2015-2016 VBA Printed Membership Directory With Advertising Opportunities
The VBA prints a color Member Directory with members contact info and local info on Vinings area businesses, history and events. To participate or advertise (you do NOT have to be a member to advertise), check the website for updates and contact us with questions. Although, VBA members do get special reduced advertising rates.
Braves Game Motor Coach Trip
The Atlanta Braves are members of the VBA!
At least once per year, usually on a 3rd Tuesday, we take a luxury motor coach to a Braves home game. The next trip is May 19, 2015 and will sellout. Check the website for details, on how and when to purchase tickets, departure location and sponsorship opportunities. Do the Chop Chop with the VBA, for only 2 more years until our guys move to our backyard in Cobb. Even then, we still will plan an event.
Cobb County Activities/Events
The VBA participates in the Cobb County Chamber "JAM" (Joint Association Meeting) usually held at the Cobb Civic Center and the Cobb Chamber Business EXPO usually held at the Galleria Centre.
Also we are active in the Coalition Of Cobb County Business Associations (CCCBA) meetings/events and we participate in the annual business association training to help improve the efficiency, function and promotion of the VBA.
VBA Business of the Year
Each year we recognize 5 outstanding finalists for the prestigious VBA Business of the Year award, given to a business or organization that has impacted Vinings in a special way. Join us at our December monthly luncheon each year as the 5 Finalists get to speak to our Association luncheon attendees and share "some of their secrets" on how they have succeeded and what Vinings means to them.
Then, the winner is announced the following month (January) at the VBA luncheon. This event has always sold out, so plan on attending, the 1st Tuesday January event, mark your calendar and get your tickets early.
If you have a nominee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
by October 1 each year with a description on why your choice should be considered and include basic contact information.
Past winners include:
SOHO restaurant 2009
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel (Marriott) 2010
Vinings Jubilee Partners 2011
VHPS (Vinings Historic Preserviation Society) 2012
BrightSide News Vinings Edition 2013
Social Vinings restaurant 2014
VBA Website, High Visibility for Your Business
Since 2013, the VBA website has received more than 57,000 hits. This means you can get an average of almost 2400 people each month able to look at YOUR company profile. When you join the VBA you receive a full page in our Membership Directory, which actually is a one-page website advertisement for your business with a unique URL. You can use this link to direct your clients and potential customers to "your" site. Members are able to download their company info including photos, logos, blogs, Social Media links, (FaceBook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, YouTube), email and contact info to promote their business. An incredible benefit for our Members. Join today!
"G4C" is "G4VBA"
"Good 4 Cobb" is "Good 4 VBA": The impending move of the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County is good for the VBA. We are THE (only) Cobb County Business Association in the same Zip Code as the new Braves Ballpark. The VBA was represented at the inaugural reception, held by G4C officials, at the Circle 75 office building directly overlooking the new SunTrust Field complex. Latest estimates in March 2015 project a $1.1 BILLION development expenditure, and a new destination area in Cobb with shops, restaurants, accommodations, residences and 365 days-a-year access and activity. Look for new details soon.
We Are: "The Most Interesting Business Association in the World!"
Attend any of our events and find out why!
And, we: "G - I - G - O" ...
... Got It Going On!