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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

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Quarterly Community Breakfast

East Lake
2100 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
January 30th
7:30AM to 8:30AM

Members $10.00 
Non-Members / Guests $15.00 
Choice from a limited breakfast menu. Coffee and tea is included.


Major Jerry Quan

Captain Everett Cebula

Lunch and Learn

February 6, 2018
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Sewell Mill Library Community Room
2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068


Mike Cherico
Leaning Local

Mike Cherico, founder of Leaning Local and entrepreneur, has over 25 years of helping small businesses across the country. Starting from the ground level up, Mike quickly advanced himself as he learned the systems and skills it takes for business development. By the young age of 30, he opened 2 multi-store local small businesses . Mike's a consultant for small businesses and has a passion for local businesses. To learn more specifics about him, visit our Leaning Local "About Us" page.


5 Success Tips for Under Capitalized Small Bussinesses
Leaning Local understands the challenges and obstacles small businesses face, especially when they are under capitalized. In this seminar, you will learn some important tips for success to leverage your resources and learn how to work more efficiently. Mike will help you find specific ways to increase your revenue and decrease your expenses, as well as learn how to prioritize what's important for growing your business.

Lunch Sponsored By

Zama Mexican Cuisine


January Luncheon Speaker


Mike Boyce
Cobb Commission Chair

During his nearly 30 years in the Marine Corps he commanded a Marine Air Group with more
than 800 Marines, was deputy commander of a Marine Base with mayor-like responsibilities
for more than 10,000 military and civilian personnel, supervised a Pentagon team handling
a budget of more than $22 billion, and directed a business of 400+ employees and revenues
exceeding $50 million. After retiring from the military, he worked for the 2 large international
companies of Booz Allen and Grant Thornton on budget projects in Macedonia and Iraq.

His broad understanding of issues in Cobb is a result of his membership on the SPLOST
Oversight Committee, as a member and/or officer in the American Legion, Marine Corps League
and other veterans groups, active involvement with his church community at Mt Bethel UMC
including Director of Men’s Ministry, and grassroots work with the Cobb Republican Party.

Mike has Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts
degree from Pepperdine University, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.
His wife Judy is a retired Delta Flight Attendant. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.


I believe that the Chairman is charged with the credo that he will lead a government
that is fiscally responsible, lives within its means, and works with the business community
to create an economic environment which encourages entrepreneurship and promotes
responsible growth.  Above all, the chairman (and any elected official) should be a person
who is known by the promises he keeps. 



Our Monthly Business Luncheon is moving to Olde Towne Athletic Club.

Starting on January 16, 2018
ECBA Monthly Business Luncheon 
3rd Tuesday of Every Month

Arrive at 11:00AM for Open Networking

Luncheon Program Begins at 11:30PM and Concludes at 1:00PM

Olde Towne Athletic Club
4950 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta, GA 30068

$20.00 for ECBA Members who register in advance
$25.00 for Non-members

$30.00 for Everyone at the Door, if you did not register in advance.

Please Register In Advance so we can Give Olde Towne a head count.

January Luncheon Sponsors

Gretchen Richardson
Agency Owner at Farmers Insurance

As a resident of the Metro-Atlanta area for over two decades, I'm proud to be your local Farmers® agent in Marietta, GA. I have been both a homeowner and a landlord, so I have the unique opportunity to best help homeowners protect what matters most. At the Gretchen Richardson Agency, we are community-driven, and feel honored to protect our neighbors. I can ensure that this process will be straightforward and personalized to help you select the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution for your needs. So come see us near the intersection of Shallowford Road and Sandy Plains Road, just across from Highland Plaza and next to New Lucky China Restaurant in Marietta. We have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options -- whether that's homeowners, umbrella, recreational, auto, life, and more.

Give me a call at (770) 517-9200 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Allison Milligan C.P.A
Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C

Allison Milligan is an experienced CPA and founding partner of the Atlanta public accounting firm, Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C.  At VWM, Allison and her team of experts provide high quality tax and accounting services to valued individual clients and businesses. Based on a deep understanding of her clients’ chief financial concerns, Allison employs a uniquely tailored approach to help clients minimize liability, maximize cash flow and achieve their long-term goals.


In addition to her 20 plus years of public accounting experience, Allison brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of business planning, financial structuring and revenue growth. As a trusted business advisor to many small and medium sized business owners, she helps clients position their companies for a future of financial success by identifying tax planning opportunities and implementing proactive tax reduction strategies.


Allison holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia State University and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s as well as the Georgia Society of CPA’s. She also stays active in her local community by participating in organizations such as the The Rotary Club of East Cobb, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, East Cobb Business Association and other local networking groups.

Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and two high school daughters who attend Mt. Bethel Christian Academy in East Cobb. She has fun watching the girls compete in numerous volleyball tournaments, swim meets and clay target meets year-round. Allison and her family are also actively involved in St. Peter St. Paul Episcopal Church, and enjoy camping and sailing together whenever possible.



January Business Luncheon

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Olde Towne Athletic Club
4950 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta, GA 30068

11:00AM - 11:30AM  Networking Begins

11:30AM - 1:00PM   Business Luncheon

Registration requested one week prior so we can give a head count for food.
Please Register and Pay in advance.

ECBA Members: Login before Registering to ensure you get the Member Rate.
$20.00 for Members
$25.00 for Guests and Visitors
$30 at the Door

Remember to bring a Door Prize.

Thank You to our 2018 Yearly Sponsors




2018 Snapshot Calendar of Events



Business Luncheon

January 16, 2018

Olde Towne Athletic Club
11:00AM Networking Begins
11:30 to 1:00PM Program

After Hours Networking
Open House Social

4th Tuesday
of the Month


Floating Locations
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Weekly Networking
East Cobb Open Networking

 Every Friday
 J. Christopher's
7:30AM to 8:30AM

ECBA Lunch & Learn

February 6, 2018

Sewell Mill Library
Community Room
2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068

11:30AM to 1:00PM

ECBA Community Breakfast

January 30, 2018
J. Christopher's
7:30AM to 8:30AM
East Lake

ECBA Business Expo

October 2,

Old Towne Athletic Club
4:30PM to 7:30PM

Holiday Celebration
Annual Party
December 4, 2018

WellStar East Cobb
Health Park

5:00PM to 7:00PM

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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