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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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ECBA Business Luncheon

ECBA Business Luncheon

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Olde Towne Athletic Club

ECBA's Luncheon Key Note Speakers 

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.

Business Luncheon Sponsors

Susan Hampton
Regional Manager,
Vice President

Tom Gonter
Development Team

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 501c3 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.

ECBA Business Luncheon
 Tuesday, August 21, 2018

11:00 am Networking Begins 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Luncheon

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

 ECBA Members   $20
Non-Member/Visitor/Guest  $25

At The Door   $30

Thank You to our 2018 Yearly Sponsors


Allison Milligan, CPA

Bob Cooke

Jim Harris, MRFC
Michael Sibblis


John Renshaw, Jr

Susan Hampton

Butch Carter
    David Mann

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East Cobber Parade & Festival
September 15, 2018
Join for Fun!

ECBA Member Volunteers needed for the East Cobber Parade & Festival.  

Volunteer to join your fellow ECBA Members by walking in this year's parade as a proud member of the East Cobb Business Association. 
This is a great way for all of us to show our community that the East Cobb Business Association is here to make East Cobb a better place to Live, Work and Play.  Please contact Jim Harris, ECBA President if you are interested in participating!  This is a fun event for our whole community. Let's do this! Contact Jim Harris at for details.

The EAST COBBER PARADE is a 1 mile walk , beginning at 10 am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot, the parade will travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, turning left onto Olde Towne Parkway. 

The EAST COBBER FESTIVAL will begin immediately following the parade in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church from 11 am to 3 pm. The Festival is FREE, featuring arts & crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage. 

September After Hours
& Networking Social

Business Open House Social & After Hours Networking Event

Tuesday, September 25th    5:30 to 7:30PM
Free Food and Drinks | Open Networking

Movie Tavern
At Sandy Plains Village
4651 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Hosted by:

Lori Harbin 
Regional Event Sales Manager

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5:30pm to 7:30pm

ECBA Business Expo & Networking Event
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 

Free Admission to the Public

A great networking opportunity for both
ECBA members and non-members as well as
valuable venue for local companies and
business professionals to successfully promote
and showcase their businesses.
The event will have drawings, giveaways, free food and much more.

Networking Pre-Registration Is Highly Recommended.
Please register so we know how many attendees
that our Premier Sponsors, Business Exhibitors,
and our Food & Drink Vendor needs to prepare for.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

4:30PM to 7:30PM
Olde Towne Athletic Club
4950 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta, GA 30068

RSVP Today!
Expo Premier Sponsor
Business Exhibitor
Premier Sponsor & Exhibitor
$250 ECBA Member
$300 Non-Member

ECBA Member 
Expo Business Exhibitor

Business Exhibitor

Expo Networker
Open to the Public

Expo Networker
Free Admission

For More Information Regarding Premier Sponsorships and Participating as a Business Exhibitor:
Contact: Jim Harris at 770-578-3555 or email

Business Expo Information
A portion of the events proceeds will help support our local Police and Firefighters
through the East Cobb Public Safety Celebrations.

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

Welcome New Members!

Get to Know Our New Members!

2018 Snapshot Calendar of Events





Aug. 21,

Olde Towne
Athletic Club

Networking Begins
11:30 to 1:00PM Business Program

$20 Members
$25 Non-Members

Movie Tavern
Business Open House Social
& After Hours Networking Event

Sept. 25,
5:30 to 7:30PM

Open Networking
  Weekly Networking

 Egg Harbor Cafe
East Cobb

7:30AM to 8:30AM

Open Networking

Order From Menu

MBA Your Business

Marketing, Branding
and Advertising

Nov 6,
Sewell Mill Library
11:30AM to 1:00PM

Free Event
for Members 

$15 Non-Members

ECBA Community Breakfast

Bob Ott
Cobb Commissioner
(District 2)

 Oct 30, 2018
J. Christopher's
East Lake

7:30AM to 8:30AM

$10 Members
$15 Non-Members

Free Open Networking Event

Networker Registration


Oct. 2,
Old Towne
Athletic Club
4:30PM to 7:30PM

& Exhibitors

Premier Sponsors

Member Exhibitor

Non-Member Exhibitor

Holiday Celebration Social

"Members & Spouses Only"
Dec. 4, 2018

East Cobb
Health Park

5:30PM to 7:00PM

Free Event
Business Association


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ECBA Calendar Events Lineup


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