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  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    Atlanta's youth are vital to our future successes. As such we should all be motivated, as business and community members alike, to engage with our local schools and youth support programs as often as possible. Here are two ways you can invest in Atlanta's future!

    Brownwood Bike Rally
    Saturday 10.1.22 | 8AM-2PM @ Brownwood Park

    This is a fantastic event and a huge hit with both adults and kids alike every year. Tons of demos, activities, races, giveaways, + MORE! 

    They are still looking for more kids to participate and more teens and adults to volunteer. Coffee will be on hand in the early morning for volunteers thanks to our the folks over at Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop

    Register to Volunteer HERE




    Drew Charter School STEAM Career Days
    Friday 10.28 + Friday 11.4 | Virtually + In-Person

    The goal of Drew's STEAM Career Days is to expose PreK-12 students to the many careers related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.

    STEAM Career Day will take place virtually and in-person.

    GET INVOLVED:

    • Register as a speaker.
    • Refer a friend or colleague.
    • Share this blog post!

    REGISTER TO SPEAK HERE


  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all the awesome business and community members that showed up to our September General Meeting! We had a great time networking with you all and sharing information that affects our small business district. 

    View September General Meeting Minutes Here


    Everyone is welcome at our general meetings.... business representatives and community members alike! Hope to you see even more of your smiling faces at the October General Meeting on Tuesday 10.18 from 6-8 PM @ East Atlanta Kids Club (602 Brownwood Ave).


  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    EABA is happy to announce that we have joined forces with 8 NEW members over the past month! Engagement with the businesses that we have committed to support is key to our overall success - and joining EABA as a member is the best way to stay connected.

    Thank you, EABA members, for being a part of the efforts to empower and protect EAV's small business community!

    Say "hi" to our newbies and follow them on social:

    Primed Instincts Dog Training

    Flat Iron

    MikChan's

    Mercer Street Meals

    Stranded Productions

    Metropolitan Studios

    DW Electric

    Gangsta Grillz ATL

  • Friday, August 26, 2022 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Update on the scheduled start of resurfacing work in the East Atlanta area the week of August 29, 2022 (weather permitting).

    The project will include milling and resurfacing for:

    • Glenwood Avenue SE between Moreland Avenue SE and Brownwood Avenue SE
    • Glenwood Avenue SE between Florida Avenue SE Moreland Avenue SE
    • Moreland Avenue SE between Portland Avenue SE and Metropolitan Avenue SE (in both directions)

    The work will take place in the evening hours, Monday-Friday to minimize traffic impacts.

    The street resurfacing is one of the final components of the Glenwood-Moreland Intersection Improvement Project to create a permanent traffic shift to realign the intersection and eliminate the existing 70-foot offset.

    For more information on this project you can email: ATLDOT@atlantaga.gov. Stay engaged and informed on the Atlanta Department of Transportation via Twitter @ATLDOTATLDOT Facebook page, Instagram channel @ATL.DOTNextdoor platform, and the ATLDOT website at ATLDOT.Atlantaga.Gov.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all the awesome business and community members that showed up to our August General Meeting! We had a great time networking with you all and sharing information that affects our small business district. 

    View August General Meeting Minutes Here

    Take a look at some photos from the meeting below. Hope to you see even more of your smiling faces at the September General Meeting on Tuesday 9.20 from 6-8 PM @ East Atlanta Kids Club (602 Brownwood Ave)! 


  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:52 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who filled out the Visioning Questionnaire in May and June! We had 331 responses from residents, business owners, property owners, employees, visitors and nearby supporters of East Atlanta Village.  We are thrilled with the input and ideas that you all shared. 

    OUR MOST POPULAR RESULTS:

    • 77% of participants want to be included in East Atlanta Main Street information via email. 
    • 84% of the participants are residents of East Atlanta. 63% are customers and 52% are property owners. 
    • 41.8% feel very included where 55.5% feel somewhat included in EAV. 
    • 81% travel to EAV by foot, 74% by car and 33% by bike. 
    • 61% who travel to EAV by car park on the street outside of the business and almost tying around 41% people park on residental streets and parking lots not knowing if the parking lot is for one business or for everyone. 
    • Overall variety of businesses, 58% and outdoor patios 57.9%  are the top two design items that contribute to the overall look and feel of the village with historic buildings, unique storefronts and murals all tying around 40%. 
    • 70.3% think it's very important to save the historic buidlings like the Madison Theatre. 
    • 66% believe the  MOST IMPACTFUL in preserving EAV's unique character, improving visitor experiences, and best support local businesses is preserving restoration and re-opening of idle storefronts and the historic Madison Theater.
    • 94% of participants are most familiar with the East Atlanta Strut as a nonprofit in East Atlanta with EACA at 86%, EABA at 71% and East Atlanta Kids Club 61.5% and Neighbor in Need at 55%.
    • 57% believe that hands on community projects would make it easier to get involved in our community organizations with text alerts at 42%. 
    • An average of 52% of participants volunteer their time, make cash donations and are members of East Atlanta community nonprofits. 
    • Only 21% of the attendees take advantage of the resources that EABA and EACA provide the community where 41% don't know where to find them. 
    • 30% said that they could contribute through cash donations and volunteer their time as board members. 

    See all the charts from the questionnaire here. 

    NEXT STEPS:

    We will continue to dive into these results and create a work plan for East Atlanta Main Street that centers on what YOU as community and business members want. As a Main Street startup with the City of Atlanta, our focus for this year is to complete our affiliate accreditation so that we are a full-fledged Georgia Main Street in 2023. With the Main Street accreditation comes so many opportunities to amplify our small business district with a focus on design, organization, promotion and economic vitality - especially through a historical preservation and inclusive lens.  

    To all those that completed our questionnaire and helped us create a VISION that supports the design, organization, promotion and economic vitality of EAV - THANK YOU!

    JULY WAS FOR WINNERS:

    With the generous support from Councilmember Bakhtiari, EABA was able to match gift card donations with a purchased gift cards from members. 

    We awarded 28 winners, 28 prizes valuing over $1300. 

    See all the winners here. 

  • Monday, August 01, 2022 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    Place: Hodgepodge Coffeehouse  
    Date: Sunday 8.21
    Time: 11 AM - 2 PM


    Each month, the District 5 office hosts Coffee with Your Councilmember as an opportunity to connect directly with Councilperson Liliana Bakhtiari and her team. They rotate locations each month but can always be found at local small business in District 5. This month, they will be at Hodgepodge Coffee in East Atlanta on Sunday, August 21st, from 11am-2pm. Join anytime, and stay as long as you would like!

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    #FilmEAV update from your friendly neighborhood business association!

    Blue Marble Media will be shooting a USAA commercial on Wednesday 7/27 from approximately 12noon-8:00pm inside Banshee at 1271 Glenwood Avenue SE.

    They have secured the lot at 532 Joseph Ave (behind Southern Feed Store) for equipment truck parking and will not be using any street parking.

    They also rented out the Glenwood for crew, so GW will be closed as well.

    Questions and concerns can be directed to locations manager Melanie Antos.

    melanie@mellenproductions.com

    Cheers, EAV!


  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. With equity front and center, its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta.

    Interested in learning more? Book a virtual office hours appointment with the Invest Atlanta team today to see how Invest Atlanta can support your business!


    ATL in Business

    No-cost, personalized business consultations from 13 providers for Atlanta small businesses and non-profits.

    Request services here.


    Upcoming Partner Programs and Events

    May 31st: Deadline to Apply to NextFab Ventures Spring 2022 Cohort
    NextFab Ventures help hard tech entrepreneurs jump-start their business by providing them with hands-on technical and business consulting. In addition to access to equipment, software, and training, NextFab invests up to $100,000 in every selected team. 

    June 1st: INNOVA Conference in partnership with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute 
    Innova is a one-day symposium offering presentations by thought leaders from the corporate world, small business and entrepreneurs, innovation organizations, universities, and government on how innovation fuels Georgia’s growing economy. 


    June 1st: Deadline to Apply to Techstars Atlanta Powered by J.P. Morgan
    Techstars Atlanta Powered by J.P. Morgan accelerator program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs who are building the future of Commerce Technology, Consumer Brands and Platforms, and the Creator Economy.

    June 3rd: Deadline to Apply to "Ignite Ideas" Cohort with Invest Atlanta
    In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal The Farm, this two-session virtual workshop will help prospective small business founders gain a better understanding of their idea. The next session will be held June 7-8, 2022 from 6-7:30 pm. Click here for FAQs. 


    June 13th: Deadline to Apply to Atlanta BeltLine's 2022-2023 Public Art Exhibition Season 
    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc is seeking qualified visual artists, art teams, performers, musicians, and sculptors at every stage of their careers to submit their credentials for our Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (“AoAB”) 2022-2023 Public Art Exhibition season.

    June 13th: CMET Entrepreneur Business Accelerator Begins
    The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training is conducting a 5-day virtual training. This 5-day immersive training is for women and minority entrepreneurs who have limited knowledge about managing, building, or starting a new business. 


    June 17th: Deadline to Apply to Comcast's RISE Grant Program
    Comcast will award $10,000 grants to 100 small Atlanta area businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The application process will open to qualifying businesses June 1-14, and prospective owners must have their businesses located in the City of Atlanta or in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb counties.

    June 20th: Deadline to Apply to Black Ambition's Prize 2022
    Through two separate Prize tracks, the Black Ambition Prize competition provides a platform for early-stage, Black and Latinx founders across the nation and students and recent alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to access growth capital, pitch feedback, and mentorship.

    June 24th: Deadline to Apply to VHLX in partnership with Visible Hands and Google
    Google for Startups is providing $10k in cash to participating Latinx founders and teaming up with Visible Hands to support them on their journey from the start. This 12-week virtual fellowship for Latinx Founders will run August 1 to December 16, 2022. 


    June 30th: Deadline to Apply to Power-up Latino's Business Advancement Program
    The PowerUp Latino Business Advancement Program provides personalized business counseling to businesses that want to increase sales, improve operations, implement digital processes, maintain healthy finances and gain access to capital and new customers.  


    Rolling: Applications Open for Whole Foods Local & Emerging Accelerator Program
    The program, which supports the company’s longstanding core value of seeking win-win partnerships with local suppliers, will offer mentorship directly from Whole Foods Market experts, tailored education for small and emerging producers and the potential for financial support to promote business growth. 

    Rolling: Village United's ELEVATE Incubator Program Application
    ELEVATE is a 12-week incubator that is tailored to serve the most urgent needs identified by small businesses. ELEVATE moves businesses from aspiration to application to the achievement of growing from sole operators to a thriving business with employees.

    Rolling: LaunchPad 2x's First Friday Pitch Off Entrepreneur Application
    First Pitch Friday events will be held the last Friday of each month through September 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00PM EST. LaunchPad 2x will reach out when an opportunity to participate is available and confirm dates and guidelines for the presentation.

    Rolling: Goodie Nation's "Intentionally Good" Program Application
    Intentionally Good is a relationship and growth program from Goodie Nation that increases the competitiveness of tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders (Black, Latinx, and Women) for endorsements, pilots and strategic partnerships, and funding through professional development, warm introductions, and mental health sessions. 


    Rolling: Panoramic Ventures' Startup Showdown Application
    Startup Showdown offers early-stage startups the chance to pitch investors and increase their visibility among an expanded investor network. Five finalists are selected to compete on stage in front of a panel of guest investor judges where we invest $120,000 in exchange for 7% of your company.

    Rolling: theClubhou.se "Make Startups" Entrepreneurship Accelerator Application
    This program offers classes followed by six months of weekly mentoring which completes the full Make Startups Certificate of Entrepreneurship. The program is free if you qualify for funding through Atlanta's Workforce Development. Please add "Zane Access" in the section "where you heard about the program".

    Partner Business Resources

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    THANK YOU to all who completed our EAV Main Street Visioning Questionnaire! We received 330 responses from residents, business owners and visitors of East Atlanta Village. WOW! The input we received from you all will be vital in establishing a work plan for our Main Street initiatives right here in East Atlanta. 

    Throughout the month of July we will be announcing winners of the raffle prizes we've collected through generous donations of EAV small businesses. THANK YOU to the following businesses for their donations - and to District 5 Councilperson Bakhtiari for a donation that allowed us to match those prizes and double your chances of winning:

    Argosy - $25 certificate, ScreenFixing - $25 gift card, Village Fitness EAV - 4 free sessions, Traci with an Eye Graphic Design, LLC - $150 certificate, East Atlanta Strut - Strut T-Shirt, EABA - Bundle w/ East Atlanta T-shirt + Images of East Atlanta BookEast Atlanta Copy Center -100 color business cards, Park Pet Supply - $25 gift card, Holy Taco - $25 gift card, MikChan's - $25 gift card, JenChan's Cabbagetown - $25 gift card, Music with Monique - 1 free session, $25 certificate, Big Daddy Biscuits - $25 gift certificate, The Midway Pub - $25 gift card, Carolina Hemp Store - $25 gift card, Gate City Tattoo - $50 gift card, Furside Pet Grooming - 2 self service dog washes, Chelsea Sommers, Realtor - Bundle w/ Cooler, Water Bottle + Local Beer

       

    WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Raffle winners will be announced onTuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in July via email and social media. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up! If you receive a WINNER email please respond so we know you're planning to claim your prize.

    CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: All prizes can be picked up and signed for at ScreenFixing EAV during regular business hours throughout the month of July. Prizes must be picked up by Sunday, July 31 at 5 PM. Alternatively you can stop by the EABA table at the EAV Farmers Market on Thursday, July 21 between 4-8 PM to grab your prize.

    Your support of the East Atlanta Business Association and our Main Street initiatives helps our small business district continue to thrive - THANK YOU!

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