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  • 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.  

    GREAT RESOURCE: https://voteatl.org/learn    

  • Monday, April 18, 2022 8:00 PM | Anonymous


    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.

    Invest Atlanta Programs + Upcoming Events:

    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".

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    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!

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    Proposed Bylaw Amendment 2022

    See full bylaws here


    Section 2 – Annual Meeting

    Page 4

    Amend: October or November TO March or April


  • Monday, March 14, 2022 8:30 PM | Anonymous

    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



    President: Nate Minor: Screen Fixing

    Co-Vice President: Kelly Stocks

    Co-Vice President: NOMINEE: Miko Evans: Meak Productions

    Secretary: OPEN

    Treasurer: Kevin Lynch: Keller Knapp

    Film Liaison: Armando Celentano: Argosy



    Co-Chair: OPEN

    Co-Chair: OPEN

    Committee Members: OPEN


    Chair: Traci Sampson: Traci with an Eye Graphic Design

    Committee Members: OPEN


    Chair:  Carlen Hultgreen, RPM Home Advisors

    Committee Members: OPEN

    Public Safety

    Chair: NOMINEE: Micki Silvestros, East Atlanta Copy Center

    Committee Members: OPEN

    Bar & Restaurant Owners

    Chair: Robert Macdonald: Holy Taco

    Committee Members: OPEN

    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. 

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 3:08 PM | Anonymous

      Today is the last day of February! Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and the new month of March! Yay!!! 

      Save the Date: March EABA General Meeting is Tuesday the 15th @ 11am. Members will be voting on their volunteer board of directors for 2022-2021. We're not sure if it will be in person or virtual yet. Stay tuned! 

      Volunteers Needed for EABA'S Board of Directors: 2022-2024! 

    EABA's founding board members have dedicated so much time, expertise and love to getting our business association on solid footing! THANK YOU!!! 

    • We're 72 members strong!!! WOW!!

    WE NEED YOU TO STEP IN AND HELP FURTHER EABA'S MISSION to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village. 


    • You must be a current member of EABA. Check our member directory here.
    • Be available on Tuesday nights to attend the board meetings, 1st Tuesday of the month, and general meetings, 3rd Tuesday of the month. Both meetings are 1.5 hours. We estimate about 10 hours a month of your time including meetings, emails, projects and meeting business owners! 
    • Care about your business community and want to make a difference. 
    • Don't worry...we educate all board members on EABA and the workings of the City...we just need your passion and willingness to work with us!


    ✏ Navigating the City of Atlanta Business License Process

    We've heard from many of you that you have questions about acquiring a business license from the City of Atlanta. 

    In order to ensure you have everything you need to apply for the Resurgence Grant Fund, we are hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 3, at 4pm with the City of Atlanta Revenue Department. Hear from staff about how the process has changed and what you can do to verify your business license renewal. 

    The Resurgence Grant Fund application will be open from March 1 through April 29. Learn more about the Resurgence Grant Fund at investatlanta.com.


    Grants will be reviewed and awarded based on the order they are received! Don't delay. Get your paperwork in order and submit for up to $40,000 in reimbursements for COVID related expenses. Payroll and commercial rent is now eligible.

    Questions: resurgence@investatlanta.com!

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    We are thrilled to have received 16 applications for the Main Street Coordinator position. Thank you to everyone who submitted and/or shared this job opening with your friends and network! 

    The review committee is busy and will have our final candidates on March 8, 2022. Interviewing will take place March 15-18. Our new Main Street Coordinator will be in place at the end of the month!! Yay!!!

       Mayor Andre Dickens Lifts Certain Emergency COVID-19 Restrictions


      Connect Atlanta: Enabling The People Of Atlanta To Help Keep Our City Safe

    Connect Atlanta, the newest safety program brought to you by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and is the next phase of Operation Shield which is designed to keep residents of Atlanta safe. This is a voluntary program that enables residents like you to create a safer Atlanta for all its people. What’s really special about this program is that it enables residents and businesses to directly partner with the police department to reduce and investigate criminal activity.

    It consists of two parts: camera registry and camera integration.



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