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November 10, 2014


Dear KBA Member,


As the calendar year wraps up, it does so with a flurry of activity! No surprise for our KBA membership there!


Our speaker this month, Earl Ehrhart, will give us the latest on LakePoint, the fabulous sporting facility up the interstate a couple of exits.


Get your non-KBA colleagues to join now, and they will be able to take advantage of getting the last two months of 2014 free with their paid membership for 2015! The best money a business will spend just became an even better value.


As we turn toward the holidays, I want to remind you of several partnerships we have. The Shiloh Food Pantry will be accepting donations at Tuesday’s luncheon for their Thanksgiving and Christmas food drives. David Kapchinske is again spear-heading this effort for us, and reminds us that the Pantry is focused on dollar contributions this year so they can select the most appropriate food items for the holiday season, but they will always gladly accept food donations. KBA member Craig Torell of the Fountain Gate Counseling Center on Cherokee Street will be in the lobby before the luncheon to inform us about the upcoming “Georgia Gives” Day, where Georgia non-profits can register and receive donations on 11/13/2014.


The Education Committee has been busy this month. Teachers at Hayes Elementary were the recipients of a fabulous teacher workday lunch last Tuesday, with great food, door prizes, and a lot of thanks from the KBA for the outstanding job these teachers and administrators do every day. Our second annual Upbeat program, a luncheon and expo highlighting KBA’s school-related businesses, will be held tomorrow, November 11th, at NorthStar Church.


A highlight in October was the Haunt at 6 Flags. The event was attended by over 2000 people, the park opened a section exclusively for the many business associations and chambers that participated, and a great time was had by all. We look forward to a sneak preview tomorrow of the holiday festivities planned at 6 Flags from Dale Kaetzel, Park President.


Finally, our luncheon tomorrow falls on Veteran’s Day. Please give your thanks to the veterans in our community that have sacrificed so much to keep this country free. We live in the greatest country in the world, thanks to their vigilance, great work, and dedication.




Mark Barre
2014 KBA President

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