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  • 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.


    Cheers, EAV!

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

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    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!

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    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!

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Read the minutes from our June meeting HERE.

    NEXT MEETING: August 16 | 6-8PM | 602 Brownwood Ave | EVERYONE WELCOME!

    Sponsor our next meeting! Donate snacks, wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks. Your name and logo will be mentioned in EABA emails, social media posts, FB event as well as recognition on the agenda. Of course a shout out at the meeting too!

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:05 PM | Anonymous

    Have you filled out our EAV Visioning Questionnaire yet?

    EABA will be at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market every Thursday this month to get input from our community. What do you want to see in your neighborhood? Stop by and tell us! Completion of the 5 minute questionnaire gets you entry into a raffle to win a gift certificate to many of your favorite East Atlanta businesses. There will be up to 40 chances to win!

    Thank you to ScreenFixing, Traci with an Eye Graphic Design, LLC, Argosy, Park Pet Supply, East Atlanta Copy Center, Village Fitness, East Atlanta Strut, Jen Chan's, Holy Taco and Chelsea Sommers, Realtor for their donations. More to come!

    We will be at the market from 4-8pm with a QR code for you to easily complete the questionnaire on your own device. We'll also have hard copies. The Visioning Questionnaire is a Main Street initiative.

    Come say hello and help us help our awesome neighborhood!


  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    For 4 days in May 2022, EABA President Nate Minor and Community Development Consultant Jennifer Ohme joined EAV Main Street Coordinator Chelsea Sommers at the Main Street Now conference in Richmond, VA. We met up with other Main Street leaders from all over the country, including those from our other local Atlanta districts, and explored workshops relating to the four pillars of the Main Street program: design, organization, promotion and economic vitality. The goal being to bring Main Street accreditation to East Atlanta and use the gained knowledge to better serve our small business district and community.

    Highlights from the trip:

    • In-depth talks from key players in the historical preservation realm
    • Real-world examples of Main Street successes throughout the country
    • Key Note Speaker Dr. Tiffany Manuel of TheCaseMade
    • Joined other Georgia Main Streets for a de-briefing and networking session
    • Endless ideas of projects to implement here in our EAV district!

    Take a look at photos from our trip!

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    NEXT MEETING: June 21 | 6-8PM | 572 Stokeswood | EVERYONE WELCOME!

    Read 5.17.22 EABA General Meeting Minutes HERE

    Sponsor our next meeting! Donate snacks, wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks. Your name and logo will be mentioned in EABA emails, social media posts, FB event as well as recognition on the agenda. Of course a shout out at the meeting too!

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all supporters and attendees of our annual Whispers of History Walking Tour!

    Attendees had a fantastic time walking around the Village and learning the rich history of how East Atlanta was touched by the civil war. We hope everyone walked away with some new and interesting knowledge.

    A huge thank you to our tour guides Henry Bryant and Katina VanCronkhite! If you missed out on purchasing their Images of East Atlanta book you can do so here.

    You may also want to check out the B*ATL organization's other tour offerings throughout the year.

    And last, but not least, EABA had a great time setting up shop in front of the Historic Madison Theater to support the tour and promote the launch of our Visioning Questionnaire: What do you Want for East Atlanta?. This multiple choice survey, organized through our Main Street efforts, will help us create a vision that supports the design, organization, promotion and economic vitality of EAV! Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire and you will be entered in our raffle to win prizes from EAV small businesses!


    If you missed out on purchasing one of our super cool East Atlanta t-shirts at the event you can do so here.

    COST: $21

  • Monday, April 25, 2022 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    NEXT MEETING: May 17 | 6-8PM | 572 Stokeswood| EVERYONE WELCOME


    idealDESIGN, inc, Marsha Bagley- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ga Properties, Stanfield Management & Consulting Group, Keller Knapp Commercial Realty, ScreenFixing, Peachtree Architects, Consulting, Electric Dave LLC, East Atlanta Kids Club, We Suki Suki, Argosy, Big Dady Biscuits, RPM Home Advisors, Neighborhood Commercial Redevelopment, Village Fitness, Meak Productions, East Atlanta Copy Center, Holy Taco, W.T.G. Properties, LTD, East Atlanta LLC, A Sound Proposition, Wing Bar, Main Street EAV

    6:00-6:30: WELCOME: Network + Enjoy some food & drinks! 

    6:30-6:45: INTRODUCTIONS  Name, Business Name, how long have you been in East Atlanta?


    Secretary Report: OPEN POSITION

    Treasurer’s Report: Kevin Lynch, Keller Knapp Commercial Real Estate

    • Current Bank Balance: $23,794.20

    • Monthly Account Tracking: Updated with checks, expenses and other items to better understand cash flow.  See YTD here

    Atlanta Main Street Update

    MAY is Historic Preservation Month 



    Film Liaison: Armando Celentano: Argosy  | film@eastatlantabiz.com

    • Sign up to be an East Atlanta filming resource

    • No current productions in East Atlanta besides the recurring ”Zoltar” shoots on Mary Dell 

    • Promote EA as a filming destination w/approval from EABA members ($10k+ raised in 2021)

      • Online vote for EA to be promoted as a filming location 

    Marketing Committee: Traci Samspon: Traci with an Eye Graphic Design

    7:20: Membership Committee:  OPEN POSITION 

    House of Ramirez Neighborhood Clean Ups in EAV: <Third Sunday> April 24 @ 10am- Meet @ East Atlanta Copy Center

    • EABA, EACA and Dept of Public Works. Donuts and Coffee provided! 

    7:30: Adjourn Meeting:  Membership Sign Up + Networking Adjourn 8:00 pm Thank you for attending. 


    Election Year Statement East Atlanta Business Association (EABA) does not endorse any candidate running for office in the City of Atlanta. EABA does not allow campaigning of any kind during meetings or events. Candidates may join the organization and attend any meetings to hear business related concerns and learn about the community. Any statement made by board members is personal and not affiliated with the organization. 

    We encourage business owners to get educated and speak up for what matters for your business.  

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