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Date: 7/31/2018
Subject: ECBA August News! ~ Register Now for Events!
From: East Cobb Business Association

August News & Events
This Month's Keynote Speakers
Atlanta Braves Logo 2
Brad Meriwether
Director of Marketing
Atlanta Braves
Eric Varney
Director of Premium Partnership Sales
Atlanta Braves
Brad Meriwether is the Director Marketing for the Atlanta Braves, responsible for the Braves’ overall marketing and communication strategies across key channels including online, broadcast and experiential. Prior to the Braves, Brad spent twelve years in various marketing roles with two Atlanta marketing agencies and a technology startup. A native of Marietta and graduate of Kennesaw State University, Brad and his wife Nicole live in Midtown Atlanta and are the proud parents of three children – Drew, Haddie and Luke.
Eric Varney is the Director of Premium Partnership Sales for the Atlanta Braves, responsible for the Braves overall new revenue for all Premium Club and Suite seating at SunTrust Park. Prior to the Braves, Eric spent three years with Houston Astros and seven years with the Texas Rangers in outside sales and premium roles. A native of Philadelphia, Eric and his wife Lauren live in Woodstock, GA with their two children – Jackson and Ava.
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August Luncheon Sponsors
Susan Hampton
Regional Manager, Vice President
Tom Gonter
Lifelong banking professional with a strong compassion for others.

Susan Hampton has worked in the banking/mortgage industry in upper level management roles for the majority of her professional career.  Currently, she oversees the operations of 11 Fidelity Bank locations in the Greater Atlanta Metro and is a recognized "face" for the bank in the local community.

Personally, I'm passionate about helping others and actively volunteer in many civic and community events. Public Safety is a very high priority for me.
Tom Gonter is a native of Atlanta now living in East Cobb with his wife Sherri of 31 years and two sons Tommy and Jimmy.  He worked for 40 years in the private sector, 28 of which were in advertising sales and digital marketing.  

He is now employed by MUST Ministries as part of their Development Team. Tom helps MUST Ministries with personal and corporate donations.  MUST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves North Metro Atlanta, providing food, housing, clothing, employment training and placement services to our clients who currently live in poverty.   

As an  member of the ECBA, KBA, Cobb Chamber and the YMCA, I have a passion for the community and those who are committed to making it better. 

Educational Topic:  Identity Theft Protection Strategies 
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Leilani Plendl & Adam Kazinec, Prudential Advisors 
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Business Sponsor:
Brian Kramer, Legal Shield
Food Sponsor:  
David Rodgers, Fresh N Fit

Special Events
East Cobb Area Council Breakfast
Topic: 2018 East Cobb Pigskin Preview

Thursday, August 9, 2018 ~ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Indian Hills Country Club

Speakers: East Cobb High School Football Coaches Panel
Featured Schools: (Kell, Lassiter, Sprayberry, Pope, Walton, Wheeler) 

A Community Out Reach Event

The Inaugural Aloha Gala Honoring Dr. Betty Siegel

Aloha to Aging (501c3):  Serving Seniors and Their Families

Saturday, August 18, 2018 ~ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Reception and Silent Auction begin @ 5 p.m.
5:00 - 6:30 Reception & Silent Auction | 6:30 - 7:30 Dinner | 7:30 - 9:00 Live Auction

Kennesaw State University Center
Busbee Drive – Kennesaw, GA 30144

Gala Ticket includes: Appetizers, Full Seated Dinner, Dessert & 3 Drink Tickets

Cobb Chamber Business Expo with Summer Jam

Thursday, August 23, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cobb Galleria Centre

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Membership Tips
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Be A Connector!

People appreciate introductions to someone who may be a benefit to their business.

Next time you are at a function, make note of the businesses that are attending, how can you help by connecting them? When you are discussing with a business owner their needs for a service or product, if you can't help them -find someone who can.

Make a point of connecting the parties by introducing them to each other. Being a connector is appreciated by all parties and will be remembered.

Givers Gain!

Pam Oldaker
ECBA- Membership Chair
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Associate Broker

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