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Make your business bloom with ABA this season.
By Danielle Hilderbrand
“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe
As spring blooms throughout Acworth, businesses and local leaders begin to buzz with excitement, anticipating what’s to come. The beautiful weather and budding blooms routinely awakens my creativity and inspires me to find new ways to promote my business. How about you? Do you ever take a step back and assess your current marketing plan? With spring in the air and bright colors scattered throughout the landscapes it’s easy to find exciting new ideas for promotion.
The Acworth Business Association takes advantage of this season and the beautiful weather through events and festivals. We look for creative locations for our monthly Alive After 5 events to encourage networking in the sunshine. In March we celebrated the Ribbon Cutting at Brix on Main in conjunction with our Alive After 5 on their beautiful new patio. On April 13th we will host at Gabriel's at the Old Mill and in May we are looking forward to an awesome kick off to Rotary’s Smoke on the Lake with our Alive After 5 at YMCA’s Camp High Harbor. When we take an opportunity as business owners to kick back and enjoy the company of one another, relationships are built. Through those relationships come partnerships and the more we put into those partnerships the more we get out of them.
In addition to our nicely stacked schedule for Alive After 5 events, we are looking forward to our annual ABA Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 18th at Cobblestone Golf Course. Are you a golfer? Sign up for this fun filled day at www.acworthbusiness.org. Each year this tournament grows more and more. This year we have added several local restaurants to serve as Tee Tasters throughout the tournament. We will also have local businesses competing for the Best Booth/Tee Experience and we will host a live auction during lunch! Money raised through this tournament is fed directly back into the children of the Acworth Community with a donation to The Horizon Field.
At our March Luncheon, Christopher Coleman shared an inspirational story with us and challenged members and guests of our organization to “Get out of their Wheelchair.” He reminded us that everyone has a purpose. Sometimes we spend more time focusing on what is restricting us and our personal limitations than we spend contemplating how to achieve our goals. Christopher encouraged us to open our eyes to the bigger picture and to trust the journey. The road less traveled often has speed bumps and detours, but if you maintain your focus and remember that you have a purpose in this life the journey will be much more enjoyable. I ask you, what is it that is preventing you from being who you want to be and reaching your goals? It is so important to trust your purpose and respect the journey. The rest will fall into place.
Get plugged in with ABA and make your business bloom this season.
ABA Upcoming Events:
ABA Luncheon- 11:30am Thursday, April 13
NorthStar Church- 3413 Blue Springs Rd. Kennesaw, Ga 30144
Guest Speaker: Leo Mazzone- Former Braves Pitching Coach
Braves Season Kick off celebration
Catered by: Gabriel’s at the Old Mill
Entry Fee $15 for members and $25 for non-members
RSVP at www.AcworthBusiness.org
ABA Morning Jolt- 7:45am Tuesdays, April 11 & 25
American Legion Post 304 4220 S Main St. Acworth, GA 30101
Networking event that focuses on passing referrals with each other. Over 100K in net income was passed in 2016.
ABA Alive After Five- 5:30-7:30pm Thursday, April 13th
Gabriel's at the Old Mill Acworth, GA 30101
Open social networking that promotes relationship building in a relaxed atmosphere for members, drink ticket and food provided.
Women’s Business Network Luncheon- 11:30am-1:00pm Thursday, April 20
Fusco’c Via Roma 4815 S. MAIN STREET, ACWORTH, GA, 30101
The Women's Business Network is committed to encouraging women to build meaningful relationships by providing programs that are educational, empowering and inspiring. Online RSVP required $20