MOST UP TO DATE EABA INFO
Meeting Agendas + Minutes, Updates, Event Info
Opportunity Zones Q&A
Learn more about more about state and federal opportunity zones.
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Learn more about more about the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund.
Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
East Atlanta Business Association Members have some great specials for you and your loved ones! Check them out here:
Gangsta Grillz has a Valentine's Day Special - Buy some Gold Grillz, get a Silver set FREE! Offer good on 2/14/23 ONLY!
Kaboodle Home join @hoardedvintage on Sunday February 12th from 12-4pm for a Valentine viewing of new lingerie, including robes, peignoirs, and nightgowns. There will be light snacks and drinks!
Dani Weiss Photography is happy to offer $100 off her hourly portrait rate for anyone wanting to book and do a shoot before March 29th. This includes couples, families and pets. Please contact her at email@example.com. Offer expires 2/14.
Park Pet Supply has Valentine's pup cookies for $2.99 as well as other awesome deals, so bring in your pup and buy your beloved 4-legged love some great items!
Mint Mobile Detail - Atlanta-local, mobile auto detailing service - Grab a gift card on their website at www.getmintmobiledetail.com. Flowers are nice. But a clean car - and a trip down memory lane in the back seat - is even better!
Gate City Tattoo is celebrating their 6th Annual Valentines Social on February 11th from Noon till 7pm! Gate City will have over 100 LOVE and ANTI-LOVE designs! Tattoos will be done first come, first tattooed. They will begin sign up starting at 11:30 am. Tattooing will begin at Noon and the last tattoos will be at 6pm. There will be NO booking appointments in advance.
Honey Plzzzz Feet Retreat & Spa has a Fly Me to the Moon Special For Two! Wine/champagne service, 45 minute foot massage, 15 minute foot soak, and flowers for $160. Through the month of February.
On Saturday, February 11 the GA Trust for Historic Preservation and Fox Theater Institute will be hosting a Historic Theaters Expedition which will bring approximately 150+ attendees through EAV. This SOLD OUT event invites attendees to explore some of Atlanta's most unique historic theaters with in-person and self-guided tours.
EAV's own Historic Madison Theater is featured on this tour! This will be an exterior-only tour. EABA's Friends of the Madison Theater (FOMO) committee will be on site to answer questions and provide info regarding our current restoration efforts. Stop by the Madison Theater even if you missed signing up for the tour! FOMO will be set up outside between 11AM-3PM.
Join Mayor Andre Dickens and Invest Atlanta for a panel discussion on Surviving and Thriving through Economic Uncertainty.
Our panel of experts will discuss strategies to adapt your business during times of economic change and resources to keep you moving forward. Attendees also will learn about small business funding programs, including the Atlanta Open for Business Fund, and get a sneak peek at a new online platform to help you grow your business.
February 1, 2023
Doors at 12:45
The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Derek Ellington, Head of Small Business Banking, Wells Fargo
Kiyomi Rollins, Founder, Ke'Nekt Cooperative
Erika M. Smith, Manager, Techspark Metro - Microsoft Philanthropies
Janelle Williams, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Incoming CEO, Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative
Condace Pressley, Director, Community and Public Affairs, Cox Media Group
This invitation includes a buffet lunch and is non-transferable. Space is limited. Please RSVP by January 30.
EABA BOD MEETINGS: 1st Tuesday of the month 6:00-7:30 pm
EABA GENERAL MEETINGS + NETWORKING: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:00-8:00 pm @ East Atlanta Kids Club
***Please note that the following outline of EABA events + promotions for 2023 is a a work-in-progress and will be finalized within the first quarter.***
EVENTS + PROMOTIONS
BOD: Jan. 10
General: Jan. 17
EABA BOD Nominations
BOD: Feb. 7
General: Feb. 21
"Love East Atlanta" | Shop EAV Gift Card Promo
Black History Month
EABA BOD Nominations
BOD: March 7
General: March 21
BOD Elections (3/21)
Main Street Now Conference: Boston, MA (3/27-29)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (3/?)
BOD: April 5
General: April 19
Village Beautification Day (TBD)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (4/6, 4/20)
BOD: May 2
General: May 16
Historic Preservation Month: Whispers of History Walking Tour (5/?)
Historic Scavenger Hunt (TBD)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (5/4, 5/18)
BOD: June 6
General: June 20
Make Music Day (6/21)
Paint the Village Pink (6/?)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (6/1, 6/15, 6/29)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (7/13, 7/27)
BOD: Aug 1
General: Aug 15
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (8/10, 8/24)
BOD: Sept. 5
General: Sept. 19
East Atlanta Strut (9/23)
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (9/7, 9/21)
BOD: Oct. 3
General: Oct. 17
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (10/5, 10/19)
General: Nov. 21
Small Business Saturday (11/25)
#ShopSMALL | Shop EAV Gift Card Promo
EABA Table @ EAV Farmers Market (11/2, 11/16)
Holiday Party (12/6)
OTHER COMMUNITY MEETINGS:
East Atlanta Community Association: 2nd Tuesday of every Month: 7:00 p.m. More Information
NPU-W General Meeting: 4th Wednesday of every Month: 7:30 p.m.
NPU-W includes:Benteen Park, Boulevard Heights, Custer/McDonough/Guice, East Atlanta, Grant Park, Oakland, Ormewood Park, State Facility and Woodland Hills More Information
NPU-W Land Use/Executive Committee: 1st Tuesday of the month: 7:00pm. Virtual
Grant Park Neighborhood Association: 3rd Tuesday of every Month at 7:30 More Information
South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development (SAND): 2nd Thursday of every Month at 7:30 p.m.
Are you or someone you know a good fit as a representative of East Atlanta's small business community? We need help supporting and executing our 2023 goals to make every East Atlanta small business thrive.
SEE ALL AVAILABLE POSITIONS + JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Open EABA Board Positions:
DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Chair
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with recommendations! Board elections will take place at EABA's March General Meeting: 3.21.23 from 6-8 PM.
WHO CAN RUN?
To be eligible to run, your business must be a current member of EABA and you must be representing the business member. The owner of the company does not have to be the one to be on the board of directors as long as it is approved by the owner. Only 2 seats available for non business owners.
Members or associate members in good standing.
Members are businesses and property owners that operate within the bounds of East Atlanta.
Associate members operate outside of the bounds of East Atlanta.
If you are not listed in the directory, your membership has lapsed.
Two Year Terms: Executive Officers and Committee Chairs make up the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors Time Commitments: 10 hours per month + Mixers & Events + Work Sessions
The executive officers are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The executive officers govern EABA.
Committee Chairs vote on major issues and manage each area of expertise. Reports to the Executive Officers and works closely with the Director on action items and plans.
Required Monthly Meetings: 5 hours
Board of Directors may not miss more than 3 meetings total per term.
Attendance at BOD meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the Month from 6-7:30 PM.
Attendance at General Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 6-8 PM.
Working Sessions & Follow Up: 5 hours
No more than 5 hours per month during normal EABA functions regarding preparation of agendas, follow up items and emails between the Board of Directors and the community.
We are ramping up the Shop EAV Community Gift Card program and have several committed small businesses that will be reaping the benefits of this program already! See current list of participating EABA members HERE.
2023 will bring additional benefits, training info and promotions surrounding the Shop EAV Gift Card program. For a quick look at the program and how it might work for your business, please see our Shop EAV | Fast Facts for EABA Members handout.
It's easy! EABA members can get started today just by emailing email@example.com. You will be added to the program and receive an easy activation assignment via email. Reach out any time with questions!
Help us reach our goal of 20 participating businesses in an effort to unify and strengthen our East Atlanta small business community!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our first general meeting of 2023! And a special thanks to our meeting sponsors Gate City Tattoo, Mercer Street Meals, The Victorian Atlanta, Bellwood Coffee and Marsha Bagley, Keller Williams Midtown.
VIEW MINUTES: 1.17.23 EABA General Meeting
NEXT MEETING: February 21, 2023 | 6-8PM | EAKC: 602 Brownwood Ave | EVERYONE WELCOME
SPONSOR NEXT MEETING → Shout outs on social, email, website and in-person @ the meeting!
EABA - in accordance with our Main Street principals - has committed to unifying efforts with East Atlanta stakeholders as steam builds with a "Friends of Brownwood Park" revival. Although not technically within EAV's Main Street district boundaries, we see the immense value in helping with efforts to revitalize and maintain our community's public park space. There are endless mutually beneficial advantages for our business district and community members alike that can result from a better Brownwood Park.
Brownwood Park has the potential to be a HUGE asset to one of Atlanta's best walkable communities. The overarching vision for our Brownwood Park efforts can be summed up in this quick video highlighting the importance of "Third Places" by urbanist Nathan Allebach.
Below is a re-cap of efforts to date. This is an ongoing effort and we welcome any involvement from community and business members alike in the form of volunteers and connections.
1.14.22 | Visioning Meeting
This kickoff meeting was organized by several stakeholders including: CoA Parks Commissioner, Park Pride, East Atlanta Kids Club, East Atlanta Parents Network, East Atlanta Community Association, the reemerging Friends of Brownwood Park group, and Liliana Bakhtiari's office.
1. We’re relaunching Friends of Brownwood park to help manage revitalization efforts at the park in conjunction with EACA’s parks committee. City pretty much said…the best way to get projects done is to show the city that the community has an organized effort behind the initiative.
2. We hosted Commissioner Bakhtiari, parks Commissioner Cutler, Park Pride leaders, Ryan with EAKC and other community groups at Brownwood Park on Saturday 1/14 to begin efforts to make improvements. We walked the entire park with the group and made suggestions. Park Pride is putting a report together of that walk through.
3. The commissioners let us know they are planning on setting aside a $500k bond to work on improvements at the park. They want the community to match it through fundraising efforts. Through oversight from Park Pride, they want to make short term improvements and long term improvements…including improvements at the community center. They will work with the community to help solidify the plan which can then be used to begin raising money to match city contributions. There will need to be a revamping of the Vision Plan from 2005. TBD on timeline for the plan, but they are looking to complete some major projects in 2023.
4. EABA has committed to helping with visioning and fundraising efforts. The idea is that by creating reasons to draw people to Brownwood Park we will in turn help draw people to the Village.
5. Short term wins discussed with the city include (but not limited to): Fixing park benches, shoring up pavilion, repainting lamp posts, shoring up grills, resurfacing tennis courts, fixing erosion issues along walkways, clearing out debris and adding more security cameras.
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