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Metro Atlanta Business Association

A Regional Business Development Organization Administered by
Business Growth, Sales and Marketing Specialists
 

A professional association for 20-county metro Atlanta-area business owners and senior executives, with 10 or more employees -- that identify with Small and Midsize Business/Enterprise (SMB or SME) as their target market -- that have joined together to promote success, enhance development, employ advanced marketing techniques, optimize business growth and revenue, and maximize employee production and results, through professional events, networking, educational, sharing, advertising and marketing initiatives.
 
Goals for Member Firms 

Increase Sales, Reduce Expenses, Sustain Business Longevity,
Success and Profitability

Why It Was Formed

For the past several years, many well connected business owners and networking professionals, including our founders, participated and attended many local, pre-existing business organizations -- throughout the 20-plus county metro Atlanta region -- and observed some inherent limitations in relation to providing a new source of high-energy networking, new contacts, business development opportunities, events and discussion of relevant business topics that are targeted to the entire metro-Atlanta 20+ county region.

 

Business professionals have been looking for a higher-end regional collection of advocates and supporters, instead of some of the “same” contacts limited to a specific county or city/town.  The Metro Atlanta Business Association recognized an opportunity to provide events for attendance and participation to be beneficial and helpful for business owners and senior executives to prosper, succeed and discover new potential business partners throughout the entire 20-county metro Atlanta region.

Our Events Are Designed to Be Destination Business Events

 

The Metro Atlanta Business Association was formed in April, 2017 to gather and maintain a focused group of like-minded professionals, meeting at varied special venues in the metro Atlanta-area, coupled with on-point and useful topics on many of the issues which confront the business owner of today. Our association is not for everyone but is intended for the business owner or entrepreneur who wishes to be a part of a “business association on steroids” at an affordable investment, that impacts, engages, appeals and markets to the metro-Atlanta region as a whole. 

We Want Your Participation, Ideas and Involvement.


Executive Team/Founders

          

                                  

Glenn Christian 

President/COO/Co-Founder
        
Current

President/COO, Metro Atlanta Business Association

Chairman, Vinings Business Association
Entrepreneur, HR Business Development
Sales/Marketing Consultant/Master of Ceremonies
SMB/SME Lead Generation Specialist 
Mergers & Acquisitions, SEO Writer, PR 
Digital Marketing, SaaS Sales, Event Management


Previous

Business Development/PR, GA Chamber of Commerce
Manager, Product Development, GA Dept of Industry,
        Trade & Tourism, 1996 Olympics
Atlanta Sports Council
Asst VP, Sertec/Service Check, Corp Development
Call Center Sales to "C" Level, Retention Specialist
Sales Manager, A&J Computers, IT, Internet Marketing
Logistics Management/GPS
VP, Answer First Commuinications
VP Sales, NicheLabs, Websites, Digital Marketing

Education:  Marketing Degree, GA State University
                               
 
 
   


Joel Peskin
CEO/Co-Founder


Current

CEO, Metro Atlanta Business Association

President, Big Event Productions
North Atl Business EXPO
The Big Event
Business Owner, Email Marketer
Business Development Specialist
Entrepreneur


Previous

Senior Trader, M&A and Arbitrage
Partner -  Electronic Trading Group NYC
National Marketing Director, MCA/Mechanic Records
National Merchandise Director, Roadrunner Records
Blue rape Merchandising
Fireball Management
President - Music Management Company
Marketing Campaign Developer                




Education
: Communications Degree,
NY Institute of Technology
                                                                              
                                                                       





                                               
Michael E. Moore
Vice President/Co-Founder


Current

Host, Buckhead Business Radio Show
Chief Xperience Officer, S4 Healthcare Conference
Rainmaker, Results Atlanta, Buckhedge LLC
Buckhead 50 Club

Previous
Program Development, GA State Univ., Small 
Business Development Center (SBDC)
Past President, Buckhead Business Association
Past President, CEO Space
Founder, Atlanta Business Video

Education:  Accounting Degree, Auburn University
             







                                                                                                                 
Wayne E. Dodd
Vice President/Co-Founder


Current

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service Director of Comm Affairs

Dato Technologies, Inc. Marketing Director

Metro Atlanta Business Association Vice President

Sweetwater Mission Board of Directors, Chair Advisory Board

Bespoke Wealth Management Advisory Board

South Cobb Business Association Board & Past President

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Board-Special Advisor

Wellstar Cobb Regional Board

Devereux Georgia Advisory Board

Government Affairs Board-Cobb, Douglas, Bartow Chambers

West Cobb Business Association Director of Programs

Sweetwater Mission Advisory Board Chairman

 

Education: Business Administration Degree, 
West Ga College