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Business organizations to host luncheons
by Bobby Tedder
January 09, 2014 11:15 AM | 1679 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Buckhead Business Association and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce are set to kick off 2014 with their respective annual luncheons Jan. 16.

The Buckhead event is set to take place at the Atlanta History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets start at $85; reserving a table for 10 begins at $765.

Dene Oliver, CEO of San Diego-based OliverMcMillan, developer of the Buckhead Atlanta project, has been tapped as guest speaker.

“I can’t imagine a more appropriate speaker for 2014 given the fact that the Buckhead Atlanta development is one of the most anticipated developments in the Southeast and will be debuting in the coming year,” said association President Brian McGuire. “We are thrilled to have Dene as this year’s keynote, especially given the fact that this will be [his] first public appearance and speaking engagement in Atlanta in recent years.”

The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber event will be at Villa Christina, Ballrooms A and B, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of Sandy Springs-based IntercontinentalExchange, and his wife, Kelly Loeffler, co-owner and senior vice president of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, have signed on as keynote speakers.

“We are looking forward to hearing both of them speak,” said chamber President Tom Mahaffey. “We have it set up as a panel with John Bachman, WSB-TV anchor, as moderator. It is very exciting … What a way to kick off the year.

“This shows you the type of corporations that call Sandy Springs home. We are thrilled they are part of our business community.”

The Vinings Business Association hosted its annual luncheon Tuesday. Look for coverage of that event online today at and in print next week.

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