Monday, April 15, 2013
Dr. Christine Ries will ask "Are Americans Taking the Economy for Granted?"
The Tucker Business Association has announced the guest speaker for its April breakfast meeting, scheduled for this Thursday, April 18 at 7.30 a.m., at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street in Tucker. Christine Ries, chair of economics at Georgia Tech, will pose the question "Are Americans Taking the Economy for Granted?" U.S. average per capita income has nearly doubled since 1967, yet in today’s world, roughly 40% of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day. The national debt has increased over 450% in that time, from $344 billion to over $16 trillion. The Congressional Business Office estimates that by 2050, the U.S. will be spending 85% of its budget on interest payments for this massive debt. How long can the U.S. economy …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
TBA holds a lunch meeting next Thursday, but RSVP deadline is this Friday.
Representative Price will share his thoughts on the current sequestration situation; economic development of small business, including the impact of The Affordable Care Act; and other concerns affecting our community. Price represents the 6th Congressional District which has gained parts of DeKalb County including areas in Tucker. While in Congress, he has addressed many challenges including the economy, spending, taxes and health care. Congressman Price currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He also sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Additionally, Chairman Price is a member of the following House Caucuses: Before entering …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The second monthly gathering of local business owners and employees takes place this evening.
Join us Tuesday, March 5 at Las Colinas Mexican Grill, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the heart of downtown Tucker, and meet some of North DeKalb and Atlanta's top business owners, budding business superstars and leaders. We are business people who are seeking to connect and reach out to other like-minded business people to share success. We also seek to recognize, create, or act upon potential business opportunities. For only $5, payable at the event, meet, greet and enjoy great food and drink (cash bar). The Tucker Business Association is doing this once a month. For a low entry fee of $5, you will find this is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. All we ask is that you …
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Community Improvement District is being established for the Tucker area.
A coalition of Tucker business and property owners are kicking off the Tucker Community Improvement District (CID) on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Bank of North Georgia, at 5100 LaVista Road in Tucker, will host the event at 10:30 a.m. as several prominent business owners sign the necessary papers to begin the process of establishing a CID. “A CID would give us the funding source needed to change our area into a thriving activity center that provides positive economic development and supports the lifelong community that is Tucker,” said Honey Van de Kreke, Vice President of Elrep Sales in Tucker. “It costs the residential taxpayers nothing, and it is the best alternative to forming a city.” Forming the Tucker CID will enhance the economic …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
TBA's monthly meeting is on Thursday morning.
Join the Tucker Business Association Thursday, Feb. 21 for our monthly breakfast meeting. Meet us at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street at 7.15 a.m. for good food and good company. On this month's agenda: Small business owners face many of the same challenges to growing that they have always faced. In our current economy, there are many new ones too. The solution is rarely to do more of the same things over and over. It takes new approaches to address all of these challenges, because what got you here may not get you to where you want to be. Meet Gene Hammett – speaker, consultant and coach – and learn “How to Stand Out: 7 Steps to Elevate Your Business and Create New Revenue Streams.” Gene will show TBA members how to increase sales, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Las Colinas on Main Street is hosting a monthly gathering for local business people.
Monday, February 4
Join us this Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Las Colinas Mexican Grill, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the heart of downtown Tucker, and meet some of North DeKalb and Atlanta's top business owners, budding business superstars and leaders. We are business people who are seeking to connect and reach out to other like-minded business people to share success. We also seek to recognize, create, or act upon potential business opportunities. For only $5, payable at the event, meet, greet and enjoy great food and drink (cash bar). The Tucker Business Association will do this once a month. For a low entry fee of $5, you will find this is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. All we ask is that you …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Several new members have been added to the board.
The Tucker Business Association (TBA) this week introduced its 2012-2013 board of directors. Bill Rosenfeld, owner of Rosenfeld Jewelry, is now serving as president of the association, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Burke Brennan, chief communications officer for DeKalb County, who served as president of the association in 2011 and 2012, moves to an ex-officio role. The complete board roster is as follows: Related articles on Tucker Patch
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Matthews Cafeteria hosts the year's first meeting.
DeKalb Police Major Brian Harris, Commander of the Tucker Precinct, is one of two speakers at the Tucker Business Association's first meeting of the year, this Thursday, Jan. 17 at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street. Major Harris will discuss community safety. Also speaking is financial planner Mark DiGiovanni, president of Marathon Financial Strategies. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and local business owners are invited to attend. The event is free for members and $5 for guests. Related articles on Tucker Patch
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Long-standing local florist takes top prize in a storefront decorating contest.
Winners have been announced in the Downtown Tucker Business Holiday Decorating Contest. First place goes to the Tucker Flower Shop which, according to proud owner Julia McDonald, is the oldest business in town. When asked how she felt about winning the $500 prize, she had a one-word answer: "Ecstatic!" Runner-up is the Custom Frame Shop, owned by Kelly Holloway. "We literally threw this together at the last minute," she said. "It's kinda funny." Her design includes a detailed scene from the Nutcracker complete with dancing ballerinas. Next up is Larry Shupbach's Village Shoe Service, and Matthews Cafeteria receives an honorable mention. The contest was sponsored by the Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The president of the Tucker Business Association writes about what's going on in December for members.
Now that we are officially in the holiday season, I wanted to remind everyone of the exciting stuff we have coming up over the next month or so. Saturday, 1 Dec. 5.30 p.m. Tucker Business Association, along with the Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society, will be judging the Downtown Tucker Business Holiday Decorating Contest. Businesses within the downtown area, as defined by Brockett Road, LaVista Road, Lawrenceville Highway and Tucker Industrial Road, are encouraged to celebrate the holidays with festive and imaginative decorations for their windows and buildings. Volunteers are needed to review Tucker-area storefronts for holiday festooning. Judges will meet at Matthews at 5:30 p.m. to begin the judging for first…