MOST UP TO DATE EABA INFO
Meeting Agendas + Minutes, Updates, Event Info
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!
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!
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:
Take a look at photos from our trip!
NEXT MEETING: June 21 | 6-8PM | 572 Stokeswood | EVERYONE WELCOME!
Read 5.17.22 EABA General Meeting Minutes HERE
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.
NEXT MEETING: May 17 | 6-8PM | 572 Stokeswood| EVERYONE WELCOME
SPONSOR NEXT MEETING
6:00-6:30: WELCOME: Network + Enjoy some food & drinks!
Snacks Sponsored by: Marsha Bagley, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Beer Sponsored by:The Strut andEast Atlanta Copy Center
Saki and Sakitinis Sponsored by:Qommunity EAV
Wine Sponsored by: Village Fitness EAV & Gate City Tattoo
6:30-6:45: INTRODUCTIONS Name, Business Name, how long have you been in East Atlanta?
6:45: ORGANIZATION UPDATE
Welcome New Main Street Coordinator + Board MembersMain Street Coordinator: Chelsea Sommers Keller Knapp Realty Read more about ChelseaCo-VP: Miko Evans Meak Productions, Inc.Public Safety Chair: Micki Silvestros East Atlanta Copy CenterSecretary: Ashley Browning Village Fitness-EAV
Secretary Report: OPEN POSITION
Approve/Amend 3.15.22 Video Meeting Minutes + Agenda with Links
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
Building the Main Street Committee!
Visioning Session by June 30, 2022
MAY is Historic Preservation Month
Whispers of History A Walking Tour - register here | Saturday 5.7.22 | 10am-12pm
Thanks to Henry BryantandKatina VanCronkhitefor their continued support & hosting this tour!
7:00: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY UPDATES
NPU-W Meeting: 4.27.22 @ 7:30 via Zoom - register in advance here
Moreland /Glenwood Realignment
Lyft/Uber Pick Up Locations: Flat Shoals (by Midway), Joseph + Metropolitan are up. Waiting on Haas (by Motor City South)
Spring Canned Food Drive: Thursday 4.21.22 benefiting East Atlanta Kids Club
SkyHaven Quarry Community Update Meeting: Tuesday 4.19.22 | 6-8 pm In person: First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - 816 Maynard Terrace SE or Register for Virtual
Invest Atlanta Resurgence Fund: Deadline 4.19.22 MORE INFO + APPLY HERE
Qommunity, East Atlanta Copy Center & Meak Productions have applied
501(c) non-profit organizations do not have to have City of Atlanta business license to apply
ATL in Business: Free business services. MORE INFO + APPLY HERE
4.18.22 Business Resources Blog Post
Out Georgia Power Connect
RSVP Required 4.22.22 @ 6 PM | 1342 Glenwood
Save Your Spaces Cultural Heritage & Historic Preservation Festival 5.21.22
Wing Bar pop-up Block Party
Street Closure Flat Shoals by Oxygen Bar to Joe’s Coffee
Lt. Parish: 3 officers
Close down: 11am Open Street: 6:30pm
10ATL Post Event
TheWingBarATL/popupshop- 20 vendors needed
7:15: COMMITTEE REPORTS
Film Liaison: Armando Celentano: Argosy | email@example.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
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Members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding questions or requested posts/content
See our posts on FB (LIKE AND SHARE)
Member posts are shared on FB and IG stories
7:20: Membership Committee: OPEN POSITION
Members: 67 Active|https://eastatlantabiz.com/Directory
New Member: Meak Productions, Inc., Grant Central East
Renewed:Sarah Dyne Creative Services LLC, East Atlanta LLC, Qommunity EAV
Pending: Friends of East Atlanta Library, Keller Knapp Realty
Lapsed: 19 members. Check to see if you’re on the list here
JOIN HERE: https://eastatlantabiz.com/membership
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.
JOIN OR RENEW YOUR EABA MEMBERSHIP TODAY!! EastAtlantaBiz.com
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.
GREAT RESOURCE: https://voteatl.org/learn
Community Wealth Building Commitment Series: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap for Shared Prosperity on May 4 @ 11-12: Join AWBI and Project Equity in discussion of their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap in Atlanta by supporting small business transitions to employee ownership. RSVP for the webinar today.
Increasing Hiring and Retention for Small and Mid-size Businesses on April 19 @ 10 am: Join CareerRise and Small Business Majority for a discussion on using job quality principles for increasing hiring and retention for small and mid-sized businesses. RSVP for the webinar today.
Resurgence Grant Fund
Up to $40,000 reimbursable grant for Atlanta small businesses and non-profits to cover COVID-19 expenses. Apply here by April 29, 2022.
ATL in Business
No-cost, personalized business consultant services from 13 providers for Atlanta small businesses and non-profits. Request services here.
April 20th: Office of Contract Compliance Presents: Doing Business with Centennial Yards
Centennial Yards and the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance will be providing an overview of the timeline and phases of the project plus topics such as bonding, insurance, and business certifications with the City of Atlanta.
April 21st: Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub Open House
The Microsoft for Startups team is hosting a webinar with Anne-Claire Lo Bianco, Partner and Program Development Manager at Microsoft for Startups, and Jane Reddin, Talent Director of AlbionVC, to discuss the program and answer questions.
April 22nd: Deadline to Apply to America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo
America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo enables entrepreneurs with technology developed through the SBIR/STTR programs an opportunity to present their innovative ventures to leading members of the broader innovation ecosystem and the American Public.
April 22nd: U.S. Department of Energy American-Made Earth Day Celebration
Join the U.S. Department of Energy and the American-Made program this Earth Day for a virtual American-Made Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22! Help us honor our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the clean energy champions who are defining what it means to be American-Made.
April 24th: Deadline to Apply to Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Startups' "Black Founders Build with Alexa" Program
Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Startups are accepting applications for Black Founders Build with Alexa, a remote four-month program for a cohort of up to 10 Black-founded startups located in North America that demonstrate readiness and ability to deliver novel Alexa integration within the program duration.
April 24th: Deadline to Apply to the Summer 2022 Milestone Makers Program
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center will support companies that are working towards the on Responsible Consumption and Production (#12), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (#9), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (#11) with individualized mentoring, training, and resources at no cost.
April 25th: 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. It is designed to give the fundamental foundation to meet the challenges and risks that an entrepreneur will face.
April 27th: It Takes a Village Pre-Accelerator Cohort #9 Graduation & Demo Day
The Atlanta Tech Village's "It Takes A Village" Pre-Accelerator is hosting their Cohort #9 Graduation and Demo Day where seven entrepreneurs will pitch for the chance to win two 6-month hot desk scholarships and over $8,000 in non-dilutive checks.
April 28th: Women Export University Program in partnership with UPS and the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of International Affairs
This program equips women entrepreneurs with the necessary resources and tools to compete in international trade. Come learn about e-commerce, marketing, federal, state, and local resources. Only 100 spots available! This program is fully-funded and requires no cost to participate.
April 28th: A Good Workspace @Atlanta Tech Village
Good Workspace is Goodie Nation’s “co-working space in a day” concept where you can experience the entirety of our program in a flash. It is a place where our Intentionally Good founders, experts, funders, and partners work out of the same location to deepen relationships while still taking care of business.
April 29th: Deadline to Apply to Invest Atlanta's Resurgence Grant Fund
Through the Resurgence Grant Fund, eligible businesses and non-profits may be awarded grants of up to $40,000 to reimburse costs incurred (after March 3, 2021) by adapting business operations in a post-COVID environment.
May 6th: Deadline to Apply to Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network
Calling all mentors! Select Global is hosting its second annual Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Mentorship Network as part of the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit this June. If you have a passion for helping people, the SGWIT Mentorship Network is for you.
May 8th: 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.
May 11th: Deadline to Apply to 2022 Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and Techstars, trusted leaders in the startup ecosystem, offer a world-class accelerator for entrepreneurs working in connectivity, media, and entertainment.
May 16th: Plywood Foundations at Lake Jackson Begins
Plywood People is hosting a three-day, in-person learning experience for entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. Participants will work with a team of seasoned entrepreneurs in ten areas every leader needs to have their pulse on to launch and sustain a venture.
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".
We are so thrilled to introduce the new East Atlanta Main Street Coordinator, Chelsea Sommers! She will be a key coordinator and contributor to EABA and the EAV Main Street program. Here’s a little about Chelsea:
“I have been a real estate agent with Keller Knapp (previously Red Robin Realtors) for almost a decade now. I love this line of work mostly because I love being out and about and meeting new people.
I have two young girls both attending Parkside Elementary. Before receiving my real estate license, I worked in the field of marketing and communications for Red Robin Group and United Way.
As for my life outside of work, I love to entertain at my home, spend time outside as much as possible and enjoy this amazing city I have come to call my home over the past 13 years. I’m very excited to explore all of the opportunities that come with this position and to get to know everyone!”
Come say hello to Chelsea at the next In-Person EABA General Meeting on April 19th at 6 PM!
See full bylaws here
ARTICLE III – MEETINGS AND VOTING
Section 2 – Annual Meeting
Amend: October or November TO March or April
2022-2024 EABA Volunteer Board of Directors
Election: Online + In person 3.15.22 VOTE ONLINE HERE
Miko Evans: Meak Productions: Co-Vice President bio interest in EAV
Ashley Browning: Village Fitness: Secretary or Membership Chair bio
Micki Silvestros: East Atlanta Copy Center: Public Safety Chair
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: RETURNING FOR ANOTHER TERM
President: Nate Minor: Screen Fixing
Co-Vice President: Kelly Stocks
Co-Vice President: NOMINEE: Miko Evans: Meak Productions
Treasurer: Kevin Lynch: Keller Knapp
Film Liaison: Armando Celentano: Argosy
Committee Members: OPEN
Chair: Traci Sampson: Traci with an Eye Graphic Design
Chair: Carlen Hultgreen, RPM Home Advisors
Chair: NOMINEE: Micki Silvestros, East Atlanta Copy Center
Bar & Restaurant Owners
Chair: Robert Macdonald: Holy Taco
Outgoing Founding Board Members-THANK YOU! Co-Vice President: Mary Mckissick, Secretary Asiaa Karriem: The Wing Bar, Co-Membership Chairs: Lauren Janis and Vicki Park.
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