MOST UP TO DATE EABA INFO
Meeting Agendas + Minutes, Updates, Event Info
Did you know May 2023 marked the official 4th anniversary of EABA's reboot? Thank you to everyone who came out to support the East Atlanta business community at our May General Meeting last week!
THANK YOU to Flatiron, Village Fitness, AtlantaPurus, Village Church + GrantLanta for the meeting support! And thank you to all attendees - your engagement in East Atlanta's business community is so appreciated.
We hope to see even more of you at next month's General Meeting on June 20, 6 PM at Argosy!
Calling all small businesses! Need a little help with your business plan? Could your marketing use a little pick-me-up? Register for this FREE lunch-time virtual session powered by HOPE and Invest Atlanta.
HOPE helps participants master business basics, create and maintain a strong small business plan, as well as gain access to funding and resources to grow their business.
Public Relations and Marketing Workshop for Small Business
Monday, June 5 | 12:30-1:30 | Virtual
The Dos & Don’ts for Business Financing
Accurate business tax filings and financial reporting is key to gaining funding. Join this webinar as our business consultants guide you through the Dos and Don'ts of Applying for Business Financing. This is not tax advice.
Date: May 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
In Person: Small Business Mixer at CODA Tech Square
Network with other small business owners, Invest Atlanta team members, business associations and technical assistance providers. This event will focus on resources for start-ups and tech entrepreneurs.
Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Representatives from EACA (inclusive of Friends of Brownwood Park, East Atlanta Parents Network, and Board members), EAKC, local neighbors, and Patrick Hand (Owner, Integrated Land Design) met to discuss first phase of confirmed funding from the Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure package (2023 Activation, Brownwood Park Replacement Playground with Amenities, Parks & Rec, Remove existing swing set and install new playground, $345,972, Horizontal Bond)
In addition to this bond funding for 2023, the Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure package also includes the following for 2024 (Brownwood Park Rec Center
Improvements, Parks & Rec, Interior and exterior upgrades, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc. ($1,500,000, Vertical Bond)
Finally, private funding is in process through the solicitation of the City of Atlanta, Department of Parks & Recreation and other parties (Art in the Paint and EAKC currently). These opportunities may include renovations to existing amenities such as the tennis courts, volleyball court, basketball courts, and smaller items such as tables and seating. DPR regularly solicits private funding to bolster City funding, and private/public partnership will expedite the improvement of Brownwood Park.
From Planned Parenthood Southeast:
Set your calendars - it's time to Paint the Village Pink again! Our sixth annual fundraising event will take place in EAV on Friday, June 23.
Our goal is to raise mission-critical funds for Planned Parenthood Southeast and our very own East Atlanta Health Center. As you know, it takes a village. That's why we're asking for your help as event sponsors.
This year, we're promoting PTVP as an all-day event and raffle. Daytime sponsors, we'll stage our raffle prize boxes at your business. Supporters can drop in, check out the prizes at each location, and enter to win. We'll also offer early t-shirt sales in the village. Then, we'll move the raffle prize boxes to our nighttime sponsor locations for our bar crawlers. We'll also include your bar or restaurant on our bar crawl map.
All sponsors will be featured on our printed promotional materials for the event as well as online in social networking posts and on the fundraising website. You'll also receive a decor package, including posters, postcards, balloons, and swag for the event.
Ready to be a sponsor?
A donation of $100 or more gets you in! And if you donate $200 or more, you'll also receive 10 event t-shirts for you and your staff. SIGN UP HERE
Consider donating a prize for the raffle. Ideas include a gift basket that showcases your products, gift cards to your business, or a cash donation toward the cost of a big raffle prize. Additionally, if you have any relationships with places you think might be willing to donate a prize for the raffle, please let us know! It doesn’t have to be a business in EAV.
RSVP by May 19, 2023
If you have questions or need additional details, please reach out to Tony Kearney, Director of Strategic Relationships at PPSE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPSE East Atlanta Advisory Council
This past week, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2024 which starts July 1.
At $2.5 billion, this would be the largest operating budget in Atlanta history.
$790M is in the General Fund–– which is the City’s principal operating fund and has the most flexibility on how it gets spent.
Other funds — such as those for the airport, water, and E-911 — have restrictions on where and how the money can be spent.
Each of the City’s department will meet with City Council regarding their proposed FY2024 operating budgets.
Departments will present their requests for operating funds included in the budget in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All sessions are open to the public (also broadcast on Channel 26 and livestreamed on the council’s social), but there is no public comment.
Are you a small business in Atlanta? Interested in generating extra foot traffic on a Wednesday? Have a spot where someone could perform on Make Music Day Atlanta 6/21/23? Keep reading !
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to host musicians from their outdoor space, sidewalks, backyards, storefronts, small business, restaurants, cafes, bars, cultural institutions; community gardens; even your own porch, stoop, driveway, or lawn.
This year Make Music Day Atlanta is collaborating with the Atlanta Main Street Cohort. We highly encourage you to consider participating if you have a business in @sweetauburnworks @eastatlantabiz @l5pbiz @westendmerchants or @virginiahighlanddistrict
The only rule? ALL Make Music Day events must be free and open to the public.
Sign Up Here
Sign up by May 24th at midnight EST!
May is historic preservation month!
Explore East Atlanta's unique historic character and challenge your neighborhood knowledge and observation skills this May with EABA's Architectural Scavenger Hunt brought to you by EAV Main Street and FOMO (Friends of the Madison Organization).
SUBMIT ANSWERS ON THIS FORM
All of the architectural details photographed on the scavenger hunt appear on built resources within this BOUNDARY MAP. All are commercial or community landmark resources- no residences. Find the architectural features shown and record the corresponding address or current business name on this form. Each week through June 9th, we'll announce one winner from the entries with the most correct answers! ShopEAV gift cards will be awarded to a winner each week.
Enter each week for the most chances to win! Answer sheet will be provided to all participants at the end of the month.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com. Follow us on FB and Insta @eastatlantabiz.
For more historic preservation celebrations, check out our Whispers of History Event.
Happy historic preservation month from EAV Main Street and Friends of the Madison Theatre!
Filming update from EABA's Film Liason, Armando Celentano of Argosy:
Hello, business owners. Netflix has applied for a filming permit for Monday, May 1 with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment. This will close Flat Shoals to through traffic between Metropolitan and Glenwood from 9am until early to mid afternoon. The permit will say 5pm but for their lighting purposes the filming will need to be done no later than 3. Their locations team is currently out in the neighborhood making sure any businesses within this and possibly outlying areas will be compensated. Please have a few months of your Monday daytime sales reports available to show. They are arranging for parking lots to be made available at both ends of the block and behind 463-485 Flat Shoals.
PUBLIC PARKING MAP
Please reach out to Taylor McPherson if you have not been notified: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the East Atlanta business community at our April General Meeting last week!
THANK YOU to Waffle Bar, MikChan's EAV, AtlantaPurus, Village Church + Mint Mobile Detail for the meeting support! And thank you to all attendees - your engagement in East Atlanta's business community is so appreciated.
We had a great turnout and hope to see even more of you at next month's General Meeting on May 16, 6 PM at Village Church!
EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.
Mailing Address: 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316