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The East Cobb Business Association seeks to transform business leaders through Networking, Business Education, and an emphasis on Community Involvement.

It's Our Biggest One This Year!

"Is Your Business Ready for Investors or to Sell?"

George Bergmark of GT Solutions International LLC / GTSI Investor Forum 

Brian Calahan, Managing Director of Markwood Capital Alliance.

This month we hear from George Bergmark of GT Solutions International LLC / GTSI Investor Forum and Brian Calahan Managing Director or Markwood Capital Alliance.

What is value of your business? Why does it matter if you’re making money?

Starting / Building / Expanding / Merging / Financing / Selling / Succession Planning

George and Brian, both having been involved with bringing together investors and businesses, will share some of the things that investors look for. This underscores the importance of the fundamentals at all levels of your business and even if you are not raising funds business owners need to keep the same metrics in mind as they build their company.

As professional "deal makers" George and Brian have a lot to share about presenting yourself in the marketplace, positioning your company in the best light and networking, skills that are valuable even if you are not raising funds or selling.

These business fundamentals are so important for most any size business, at any stage, that the ECBA has created the Business Growth Challenge for its members. The program uses the Value Builder System based on the well-known award-winning book, "Built to Sell" and ECBA has secured the rights to his program at a significantly reduced cost.

IN-PERSON LUNCHEON 5/18/2021, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rich Hart Global Studios 2030 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

-MORE IN-PERSON!:  We are pleased to announce that with the recent loosening of the Covid-19 safety guidelines by Governor Kemp, our April luncheon will have an increased number of in-person attendees allowed.  Last month we did sell out our in-person limit, so sign up now before they are sold out again.  Looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon.

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ECBA Members: $20 Pay Online in Advance | $25 Pay at the Door
Visitors: $25 Pay Online in Advance |  $30 Pay at the Door

VIRTUAL LUNCHEON 5/18/2021, 11:30am - 1:00pm

ECBA Members: $10 Pay Online in Advance

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 ECBA Virtual May Luncheon - 5/18/2021

Visitors: $15 Pay Online in Advance


Cross Coaching™ 

High content group coaching accelerates how you connect better with yourself and referral partners and explores how language can clarify and align how you lead and how customers are led to you. 

Facilitator: Peter Gibson

Peter has decades of experience in the people business: Hotel & Travel Industry Mgmt., Corporate and Direct Sales & Marketing Leadership, Business Owner, Coach, Speaker, Author, Real Estate Investor and Realtor.  

- Do you question the value of networking events and your investment of time?
- Do you feel like Business Association events are a spectator sport, not a participation sport? 
- Are the connections you make falling short and too surface level? 
- Are you seeking more ideas and willing to teach what you know, or learn what you don’t? 

Welcome to Cross Coaching, a group environment where facilitator led high content peer coaching helps you develop a better connection with you and your referral network.

Tuesday, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 

10:40am to 11:15am  

Rich Hart Studios Before ECBA Lunch schedule. 
Free!  Group size limited to first 12 members to register. IN PERSON ONLY!

Empowered Women

ECBA Professional Women of East Cobb Luncheon (Monthly Event)

Friday, June 4, 2021, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM (Live In-Person Event) 
"Open Meeting" for ECBA Members & Non-Members | No Admission Fee with Registration  

Marlow's Tavern, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd Suite 208, Marietta, GA 30068

ECBA Business Growth Challenge

June 8 – November 18
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Pinnacle Financial Partners Training Room
3333 Riverwood Parkway SE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA  30339

Members $150  Non-members $250

Educational environment focusing on the fundamentals necessary to grow your business. Whether your business is in its early stages, in a high growth mode, or in transition, business fundamentals are something always worth coming back to and making part of your business growth routine.  In-person/Zoom meetings will be 90 minutes, twice per month.  Self-study required prior to each meeting.

Key Objectives:  
Enable your business to run with less of your involvement, allowing you to recapture quality of life outside your business
Identify and manage key financial categories proven to add value to your business
Set targets and goals to ensure future transition

ECBA Breakfast Networking
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
7:30 am - 9:00 am

J Christopher's East Lake
2100 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

Members $20 - Late Registration $25
Visitors $25 - Late Registration $30
Online Members $10, Visitor $15


Flynn D. Broady Jr., an Army combat veteran and prosecutor, has taken office as District Attorney of the Cobb Judicial Circuit with a vow to hold violent criminals accountable while restoring nonviolent offenders to productive lives. DA Broady was elected to the position in November 2020. Prior to his election, DA Broady was a prosecutor in the Cobb Solicitor General’s Office and served as the prosecutor for Cobb State Court’s DUI Court, the court’s only accountability court. He also was previously employed and served as coordinator of the Cobb Superior Court’s Veterans Treatment and Accountability Court.

As a veteran, DA Broady understands and is committed to the need for law and order. “People who are dangerous will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” he said. However, as a proponent of the benefit of accountability courts, he believes those nonviolent offenders, especially those with substance-abuse problems and mental-health issues, need to have rehabilitative options alternatives other than incarceration. “There are people caught up in our criminal justice system who can be, and who want to be, rehabilitated,” Broady said. “In a lot of cases, locking a nonviolent individual away and saddling them with a criminal history is more punishing to the community at large — by consuming taxpayer dollars, destabilizing families, and in other ways. When we can, we need to do better.” He believes wider community engagement, including expanded access to accountability courts and more visible victim advocacy, are essential to that effort.

DA Broady plans to concentrate on restorative justice and community engagement projects such as regular record restriction (expungement) events, a citizen’s DA Academy, school literacy programs, and community mental health crisis training. As one of his first restorative justice initiatives, DA Broady has organized a ‘New Year, New Start’ event for some former graduates of Cobb’s Veterans Court the week of the Martin Luther King holiday. Due to Covid, attendance will be restricted and media who wish to attend should email Inv. Kim Isaza, Public Information Officer, in advance.

DA Broady is a native of Birmingham. He spent more than two decades in the Army as an instructor, a recruiter and a combat infantryman serving in Operation Iraqi Freedoms, in Anbar Province. He earned his law degree at Seton Hall University, where he also led ROTC. Flynn and his wife reside in Marietta. Flynn’s daughter is a graduate of Armstrong State University and resides in Savannah.

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2021 ECBA Annual Business Sponsors


Jim Harris, MRFC



 Butch Carter


Cheryl Langley

2021 ECBA Annual Sponsorships &
Individual Event Sponsorship Reservations

Sponsorship Opportunities ~ Details

ECBA Leadership Opportunities

We want your Leadership! 🤩 We need your Skills!

The ECBA membership has grown dramatically and has added even more events to serve you and our community. We're asking you to volunteer your skills and abilities to help all of us to grow. Learn more about your Leadership Opportunities & Volunteering your Skills.

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Leadership Team Opportunities


Making East Cobb A Better Place To Live, Work & Play!

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