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  • Friday, October 13, 2023 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Each year the East Atlanta Business Association teams up with the East Atlanta Parents Network to provide community members with a FREE costume closet. Community members can come shop for costumes during pop-ups at the EAV Farmers Market and the East Atlanta Kids Club.

    This year, the East Atlanta Kids Club has become host to the costume closet, allowing kids to shop during after-school and camp hours. 

    Please spread the word! If you know of a local organization that could benefit from free costume shopping, feel free to share this info.

    Costume Closet Pop-Up Dates:

    10.12.23 | 4-7 PM | @ EAV Farmers Market

    10.20.23 | 4-7 PM | @ East Atlanta Kids Club

    Take a look at our EAV Farmers Market Pop-Up Shop from 10.12.23!

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    On August 31, 2023, staff from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, along with the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, attended the Mayor’s Black Pride Reception where Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced the completion of Atlanta LGBTQ+ Historic Context StatementThe City of Atlanta was a recipient of a Certified Local Government Grant through the Historic Preservation Fund during the 2021 grant cycle for the purposes of creating this report.

    The City of Atlanta’s history is rich, varied, and complex—reflective of the communities, events, and people that make it the thriving city it is today. Understanding Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history is critical to fully understanding the city’s history. The context statement shows the LGBTQ+ community’s important role in that history.

    The context statement will facilitate the identification, documentation, and ultimately preservation of sites associated with Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community. With this initiative, Atlanta joins major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., in proactively documenting sites significant to the LGBTQ+ community.

    The City of Atlanta received a Certified Local Government Grant through the Historic Preservation Fund in 2021. This grant enabled the creation of this report and was administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, through the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

    Certified Local Government Grants require municipalities to match 40 percent of the grant funds to participate. Historic Preservation staff worked with Atlanta’s project partners to ensure the report meets programmatic requirements as described in the Secretary of the Interior's “Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.”

    “Historic context statements are an important preservation tool for communities, professionals, and practitioners to utilize when looking to identify, codify, and preserve their historic resources,” said Stephanie L. Cherry-Farmer, Director, Office of Documentation and Compliance for the Historic Preservation Division. “As the National Park Service and state-level Registers of Historic Places nationwide look to incorporate the histories of underrepresented groups, the City of Atlanta’s initiative to create this context contributes to a more inclusive preservation field. We congratulate the Atlanta Department of City Planning, Historic Atlanta, and New South Associates on the completion of this groundbreaking context and look forward to seeing community-based preservation efforts in this area.”

    Historic context statements provide important information and resources for preservationists, historians, planners, and the general public about topically related historic resources. Context Reports include sections on a broad history of the topic for a particular time period; a framework for the identification of historic resource types and themes within the historical topic that contextualizes properties within the state’s broader history; and guidance on how to evaluate resources for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

    All historic context statements that have been reviewed by the Historic Preservation Division and conform to programmatic requirements. These statements can be accessed at the Division’s library and some are available online. Read more about the Atlanta LGBTQ+ historic context statement HERE.

    Visit the Historic Preservation Division historic context statement page here.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    Living in the vibrant City of Atlanta? Have you ever wondered about your Neighborhood Planning Unit and what it means for you? Let's break it down! Discover your rights, benefits, and how this community-driven group operates.

    Register for the Zoom Training Session!

    Wednesday 10.4.23 | 6-8 PM | Zoom

    Have questions? We've got your back! And don't forget, the Comprehensive Development Plan ties it all together. Don't miss out on the valuable insights your NPU offers. Stay in the loop with updates from your City government! 

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Show us what you got!

    It’s time for the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Competition!

    Since 2008, this program has provided business owners with the key ingredients to start, strengthen, and grow their businesses – a.k.a. the ultimate recipe for success.

    If you are an Atlanta-based food or beverage small business owner, are passionate about your products, and want to compete to win $10,000, then this contest is for you.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Fill out this short application to apply for the competition by October 6.
    • We’ll let you know by late October if you’ve been selected to compete in person.
    • If selected, you’ll pitch your business and product for two minutes to a panel of expert judges.
    • If you win the competition, take home $10,000 and receive a full year of personalized coaching from business experts at Samuel Adams!

    So, what are you waiting for? Brush up on your sales chops and prepare to throw down! Apply now.

    Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition

    • What: A sales pitch competition for food and beverage business owners in Atlanta
    • Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5pm ET
    • Who: Applicants 21 years or older who own a food product or beverage business based in the Atlanta area
    • Where: Venue to be announced
    • When: November 9, 2023 at 6pm ET
    • The Winnings: In addition to a lifetime supply of bragging rights, the winner will take home $10,000 and a year of personalized coaching

    Don’t miss your chance to gain top-notch pitching practice and take your business to new heights with a $10,000 business grant and a year’s supply of coaching from Samuel Adams!

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    Y'all showed up last night!

    Thanks to all who attended and supported our September General Meeting/Public Safety Forum. We heard from APD Zone 6, Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari's office and Intown Cares reps. Huge thanks to our public safety chair Micki Silvestros of East Atlanta Copy for pivoting and taking the reigns at this timely meeting.

    We enjoyed great food and drinks from our sponsors Grant Central East, Resurgens Legal Council, & AtlantaPurus. Our two featured businesses showed up as well! Amazing food from EAV Farmers Market and a raffle (won by Scott Lootens) from Atlanta Intown Disc Golf!


    It's encouraging to see and hear the support for our little slice of #EastAtlanta that we all love so dearly. 

    When it comes to the public safety of EAV, we all know that things can be done better. 

    Let's keep the ball rolling with thoughtful discussions, plans and actions towards a safer #EAV for ALL.

    Public Safety Next Steps:

    • Concerns with police enforcement regarding harassment, drug dealing, property destruction, etc can be sent to our Zone 6 Commander, Major Andrea Webster at awebster@atlantaga.gov and Sgt M. Stenson at mastenson@atlantaga.gov

    Intown Cares will be starting with their dedicated social worker asap.

    • Town Hall with Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari: date and format will be announced soon.

    • Show support towards village cleanups with Georgia Works. Sponsors are needed!

    • Attend EABA/EACA meetings regularly! Voice your opinions & concerns! Thoughtful discussions will lead to actionable plans.

    It takes a Village.

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    Do you own a business that has considered a joint venture? A joint venture (JV) is a business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. Each of the participants in a JV is responsible for profits, losses, and costs associated with it.

    Attend this free event where you'll learn the do's and don't's associated with a JV, while also brushing up on your networking!

    Thursday 9.21.23 | 10AM-12PM | @ City Hall Council Chambers


  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    Explore programs focused on accelerating the growth of Georgia's small and diverse-owned businesses. 

    New Resources Added to GrowGeorgia.com:

    • Beltline Business Solutions Office delivers tailored support to small businesses operating in the BeltLine Planning Area—with special priority placed on businesses owned by women and minorities.
    • The Atlanta Hawks announced the launch of Hawks Ventures, a mission driven venture fund that will invest $50M in early-stage funding to startups and businesses.
    • Spark Thomasville is a 12-week program offering training, support, and affordable resources to support entrepreneurs.


  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that East Atlanta Business Association was one of a select number of programs that received a Small Business Association Grant from Invest Atlanta? Today we officially kicked off the program with a meet-and-greet of other grant recipients and Invest Atlanta staff. The $10k EABA has received in funds will go towards supporting our small businesses in a way that fosters sustainability, growth and success.

    As a recipient of this funding, EABA is required to carry out a handful of duties that will ultimately help to support our small businesses in the long run. Back-end reporting is a large part of our responsibility to fulfill the requirements of this grant. Over the next 2 years we will be gathering and supplying information relating to East Atlanta's small business community with the intention of tracking that support system. 

    With this goal of small business support in mind, EABA would like to task you as a small business owner to let us know how we can help you succeed! We are a wealth of knowledge and have access to resources that you may otherwise not have known existed. If you are struggling with an issue or need a jump start towards growth just let us know and we'll point you in the right direction! hello@eastatlantabiz.com

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Sometimes a problem can’t wait. The Strut is expediting this year’s grant process to donate $10,000 to help address homelessness in East Atlanta Village. We’re challenging our supporters to match that $10,000. 

    The East Atlanta Community Association is contracting with Intown Cares for a full-time social worker based in EAV to do outreach with unhoused people. Council Member Liliana Bakhtiari has arranged for the city to pay the bulk of the contract, but EACA needs to raise $20,000. That’s where you and the Strut come in.


  • Monday, September 11, 2023 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    Please be aware that multiple reports of fake prop money have been reported throughout the East Atlanta area. Local businesses should be vigilant when accepting cash for payment.

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