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The East Cobb Business Association seeks to transform East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community.

  • Network with Business and Community Leaders
  • Business Education and Development
  • Community Involvement

September's Quarterly Breakfast

September 3, 2015
7:30AM to 9:00AM
Marlow's Tavern
Merchant's Walk Shopping Center
1311 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 208
Marietta, GA 30068

John Houser, Cobb County Chief of Police


During Chief Houser's 30 year tenure with the Cobb County Police Department, he has served assignments in both the Uniform and Detective Bureaus and has held several positions within Internal Affairs including Commander of the unit. In March 2008 John Houser was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police over the Uniform Bureau. On August 10, 2010 John Houser was appointed to Chief of Police.

Chief Houser will address Cobb County crime trends, how to avoid being a victim, and how the business community can support police efforts.

Upcoming Events

This year’s 20TH Annual EAST COBBER Parade will be held on SaturdaySeptember 12.  We welcome your participation in making this year’s EAST COBBER Parade another fun and successful community event.


EAST COBBER, publisher of the EAST COBBER monthly paper and the annual EAST COBBER Community Guide extends its mission of building a sense of community by establishing a hometown tradition of a community parade and festival. As the producers of the first parade and festival in East Cobb County, the EAST COBBER aims to establish a strong network between schools, businesses, government and clubs to create a showcase event and annual tradition for East Cobb County.

The EAST COBBER Parade and Festival aims to builds a sense of community and reinforce East Cobb’s status as one of the best places to live in the Atlanta area by giving thanks and special tribute to those who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb: such as, principals, schools, clubs, elected officials, and civic leaders.

Overall, the objectives of this special event are as follows:

  • Spotlight the people who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb County.
  • Provide opportunities for various groups of the community to interact.
  • Boost the image of East Cobb to external audiences as well as to help East Cobb residents feel good about living in East Cobb.
  • Celebrate the arts by providing a showcase for local fine arts performers and groups at the Festival.
  • Promote economic development by providing local businesses with an event that demonstrates their community support and allows company personnel to interact with prospects and customers.

Because the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is privately funded, contributions from local businesses are vital to keeping this tradition alive in East Cobb County.

EAST COBBER Parade 2015 Details:

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Official Parade Start: 10am start

SAME Parade Route!

The 1 mile EAST COBBER parade will still begin at 10am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot, travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and turn left onto Olde Towne Parkway.


NEW Festival Site! 

The EAST COBBER Festival will now be in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church immediately following the EAST COBBER parade. From 11am—3pm, the free Festival will feature arts and crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage.



Please note: this year’s EAST COBBER Parade will follow the same route but there is a new location for the Festival.

ONLY pre-registered parade entries will be permitted in the EAST COBBER Parade. 

ECBA is registered for the parade and festival.
Please contact a board member if you can volunteer to walk, or man the table at the festival.

Taking Nominations

Nominate a Deserving Citizen of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards!
The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented to extraordinary individuals for the work they have done in Cobb County and whose impact through the years will be recognized and regarded as a role model. Qualified candidates should demonstrate definable, exceptional deeds that showcase a dedication to making Cobb County or one of its areas a better place to live, work and play.

Awards are given to deserving individuals based on local area nominations in the following areas: Acworth, East Cobb, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna and West Cobb.
Click here to complete a nomination.

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 2.

For more information, contact Ashley Warner at or 770-859-2346.

September Luncheon (9/15)

Please join us:
Tuesday, September 15
Indian Hills Country Club
$20 Members (prepaid)

registration required 1 week prior
$25 at the door
$30 Guests


Get acquainted with East Cobb Business Association
through special networking events.

This Month's Speaker

This Month's Sponsor 
Susan Hampton
Fidelity Bank – VP Regional Manager (Cobb, Paulding)




Susan Hampton is a vice president at the Fidelity Bank branch on Johnson Ferry Road.  Taking financial care of area businesses and families is just her day job. 
To many in East Cobb, she is a tireless volunteer for a number of community projects, from education to the Public Safety Appreciation Events.  Her civic activism dates back for most of the 25 years she's lived in East Cobb.

Hampton is a longtime member and officer of the East Cobb Business Association and the East Cobb Lions Club, has advocated for schools, including a character education program at Pope, and has been involved in Meals on Wheels and My Sister's Closet of the YWCA.
In 2013 Susan was named the East Cobb Citizen of the Year.


October Haunt

October Haunt After Hours
October 27th
Supported by over 19 local business organizations.
4:30 to 8:00PM
ECBA will have a table. we are looking for volunteers to represent ECBA
contact a board member if you can help out.





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July Outreach

Project Mail Call
Mailing care packages and show love and support to soldiers serving overseas as well as help soldiers support citizens in war-torn areas.

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2015 Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsor - Allison Miligan
Allison B. Milligan CPA [more...]

2015 Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsor - Susan Hampton 
Susan Hampton [more...]

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Greg Cavellier [more...]

Location Information


Monthly, 3rd Tuesday

4001 Clubland Dr, Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 971-2605

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