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Hello KBA,


Wow is all I can say to our speaker in July, Commissioner Chris Carr, with the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  What an insight into the overall economy and then to our section of the cosmos.  What a lift it was to hear his analysis of the economy and the outlook in the near future.  With his ability for recall, I bet he is great at trivia!


July’s Alive After 5 event at Carrabba’s with co-sponsor Signs by Tomorrow was a blast!  Carrabba’s turned out some scrumptious food assortments and it was hosted in a friendly atmosphere.   Thank you to Mike Schroeder and Mark Barre for making this networking event so good! 


The Teacher Back to School Bash was just that…a bash!  The Education committee did an outstanding job.  Marlon Longacre and Mike Everhart were the voice of the KBA and as usual they put on a good show.   I want to give a shout out to Sue Picardi for being such a good steward of our funds and finding fantastic gifts for the teachers.  It makes you feel good to watch 300 people receive gifts, praise and thanks and see real gratitude in return.  There would be no event without the KBA membership’s generosity and bighearted you were.  We gave away over $25,000 in gifts.  Wow!


Next on tap will be the August Membership meeting on the 8/11/2015 and Otis Brumby III will be our guest speaker.  As a 3rd generation newspaper man and owner of the Marietta Journal, I am sure he will enlighten us.  This will be followed by the last Breakfast with Kim on 8/17/2015 at the Ugly Biscuit for our new members.  The AA5 this month will be sponsored by Prestigious Cleaning and will be held at The Windsor on 8/18/2015.  We will round out the month with a morning Wake up KBA on 8/25/2015 to be hosted at ServisFirst Bank.  Network these events!  If you have a good story from a networking event, I would love to share it with the membership.


As we all know, school is back in session, please watch out for the children as you drive. 


Kim Perez


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices