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October Business Luncheon & 2018 Award Banquet 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


2018 ECBA Awards Banquet
ECBA Business Luncheon
Olde Towne Athletic Club

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Register in Advance
$20 Members
$25 Guests

$30 at the Door

ECBA Guest Speaker

Board of Commissioners
Cobb County Manager

Rob Hosack

Rob Hosack previously worked for Cobb County Government for more than 29 years. He joined the county in 1986 as a planner in the Planning and Zoning Division. He also served as a senior planner, coordinator for intergovernmental relations and planning division manager. Rising through the ranks, Hosack was appointed as director of the Community Development Agency and served in this role for 15 years. In this capacity, he prepared the county’s first comprehensive development standards document, implemented administrative variances to assist with environmental compliance initiatives, administered the one-stop development review process, created the region’s first inventory of redevelopment sites and prepared the county’s Redevelopment Overlay District. Hosack was also the lead county representative in the creation of the Town Center Community Improvement District.
Hosack is a nationally-certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and a certified public manager from the University of Georgia, through the EXCEL class of 1991. He is also a graduate of Leadership Cobb. Hosack has earned many honors and awards, including being named “Outstanding Young Public Servant of the Year” in 1992 by the South Cobb Jaycees, the 1999 “Golden Goose” award presented by the Board of Commissioners and county manager for excellence in management, the 2001 “Silver Eagle” award presented by the Cobb County management team for performing his job in a consistently superb manner and the 2002 “Executive of the Year” award from Cobb County’s Executive Support Professionals organization. Hosack was also selected for the Cobb Chamber Honorary Commanders Program in 2001.
During a brief retirement from Cobb County, he operated a small management and development consulting business, assisting both private sector and government clients. Hosack currently serves on the Kennesaw State University advisory board for the Master of Public Administration program. In January, he also began serving a four-year term as district supervisor with the Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

Hosack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in planning from Western Carolina University and began his career as a community planner for the State of Tennessee. He and his wife Coleen live in northeast Cobb and have three children.

October Business Luncheon Sponsors


Bob Cooke

East Cobb Travel, LLC

East Cobb Travel - Bob Cooke

A Full-Service Travel Company. We specialize in deluxe cruises and worldwide tours, including the USA, Hawaii and Alaska, Canada and Caribbean, Central and South America. We focus on River and Ocean cruises and tours to Europe, especially London and Paris. We also, specialize in deluxe cruises and tours to China, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Our number one destination is Italy either by tours or car. 
We are partners in setting up honeymoon weddings and important anniversaries. We have great suggestions for those special birthdays. Our group planner has help a number of family and group reunions. We do incentive planning for small companies wanting to reward employees who achieve company goals.

Our goal is to create a customized vacation experience for each client, with none of the hassle or effort. It is our goal that clients will experience a real vacation, not a trip. We charge no fee for discussing your vacation plans.

Ken Adams


Digital Media Solutions

GeorgiaLocalSearch, LLC is a family owned & operated, award winning digital advertising agency serving Georgia and the US.  We were selected as a Cobb Chamber of Commerce 2017 Top 25 Small Business of the Year (out of 58,000 businesses).  Received the 2016 Cobb County Chamber Cutting Edge of Technology award for their use of technology to help drive the economy in Cobb County, Georgia.  In 2015, recognized by the Kennesaw Business Association as the “Business of the Year” Finalist.  2014 Awarded “Best Online Technology Services” in Kennesaw, Georgia.


We make sure your advertising message is seen by your ideal prospect (both B2B and B2C) on National and Local search sites using Spatial Targeted Display Advertising, Demographic and GEO-fencing, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google AdWords Marketing (SEM),  Website Analytics, Reputation Management, Video, Banners and Local Search Optimization services.  GeorgiaLocalSearch designs customized digital marketing strategies using a multi-platform approach (directional and creative advertising) that delivers measurable results!


Our mantra is “Digital Advertising That Performs … Ask Our Clients”.

ECBA Quarterly Community Breakfast:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

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

ECBA Guest Speaker: 
Bob Ott, Cobb County Commissioner, District 2

 ECBA Members   $10  |  Non-Members     $15

(No Registration - $20 at the door)
"Cobb County Commission District 2 is a wonderful place to live, work and play.  That is what brought me here 25 years ago, and why my wife Judy and I chose to stay and start our family.  

As District 2 continues to thrive I would like the opportunity to serve you as your county commissioner. "  --
Bob Ott
Bob Ott works for Delta Air Lines as an international and domestic pilot. He is also the president and owner of DBO Software.

Ott has served in the U.S. Air Force and as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher.  

Ott holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Bucknell University and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He is married with two children and a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.

His public service activities include serving on the Cobb County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Trustees for Friends for East Cobb Park, as president for East Cobb Civic Association, Terrell Mill Homeowners Association, Transportation SPLOST Oversight Committee, Neighborhood Safety Commission, Vinings Corridor Study, Blueprint Cumberland and Powers Ferry Corridor Study.

ECBA Lunch & Learn: November 6, 2018

MBA Your Business
for 2019

Marketing, Branding
& Advertising

ECBA Members
"Panel of Experts"
ECBA Lunch & Learn
East Cobb Library

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Free Admission for Members

$15 for Non-Members  
Visitors | Guests

Jen Starks

& Leaning Local

Trenton Carson

TC Productions
Hania Whitfield 216
Hania Whitfield

High Performance Retail

Mickey Mellen

Green Mellen

Now is the time to get your business ready for 2019.  
Learn what you can start doing today to start implementing an MBA Plan of your own.   
Employ the best practices in the areas of Marketing, Branding and Advertising to Maximize your Success. 
Raise your growth and profitability to the next level.

Register Now: ECBA Lunch & Learn - 11/6/2018

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Annual Holiday Party: December 4, 2018

Annual Holiday Party & Networking Social

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This Celebration is for our
Fantastic Members

ECBA     NCBA      MBA


3747 Roswell Rd NE
Marietta, GA  30062
Join us during this festive time of the year for a chance to network, socialize & celebrate
another successful year with your fellow association members.

Free Food & Drinks

Enjoy a relaxing evening socializing and celebrate the holiday season
with the East Cobb Business Association, 
Northeast Cobb Business Association and the Marietta Business Association!
Please Bring a New Unwrapped Toy

Register for this "Members Only" Free Event!
(Association Members & Spouse or Special Guest Only)

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

Member Business Spotlight

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ECBA Member Business Spotlight



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