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Published on January 12th, 2015 |

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John Eaves talks to BBA Jan. 15; Awards Luncheon Jan. 22

The Buckhead Business Association has announced that Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves will be the speaker at its Jan. 15 breakfast meeting while also announcing the five finalists for its Buckhead Business of the Year Award, which will be presented Jan. 22 at the organization’s Annual Awards Luncheon.

Each year, the BBA honors five Buckhead businesses that fill a niche in the market, showcase excellent customer service, and demonstrate a commitment to the community. The finalists from which one will be named the Buckhead Business Jan Singerof the Year are: Bhojanic Restaurant, Flywheel, LegoLand, Morgan Kylee fashion boutique and Onward Reserve men’s clothing store.

During the Annual Luncheon, which will be held at the Marriott Buckhead Atlanta Hotel and will feature Spanx CEO Jan Singer as keynote speaker, the BBA will also be presenting three additional awards: Buckhead Business Beautification Award to Buckhead Atlanta; Bullish on Buckhead Award to David Cummings, owner and founder of Atlanta Tech Village, and Buckhead Entrepreneur of the Year to Jenny Levinson, owner of Souper Jenny.

This is the last week to purchase tickets in advance for the Annual Luncheon. Ticket prices are $95/ticket and $855/table of 10 for BBA members and for non-members the prices are $120/ticket and $1080/table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online now at BBA Annual Luncheon.

Fulton Commission Chair John Eaves

Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves

Thursday’s breakfast meeting, with Eaves speaking about the new makeup of the Fulton County Commission, will take place at 7:30 a.m. at The City Club of Buckhead, located on the 18th floor of the office tower at 3343 Peachtree Road N.E.

In November, 2014, Eaves was elected to his third four-year term as chairman of the Fulton Commission receiving 63 percent of the popular vote. Since 2007, he has led the state’s most populous county, home to nearly one million residents and 14 municipalities including Atlanta.

Eaves’ career encompasses the academic and educational worlds, community service and business leadership, both domestically and abroad. He firmly believes that education is integral to the betterment of all Georgians.

His commitment to academic excellence is reflected in his longstanding support of the START Program, which encourages academic achievement and high school graduation, and the Fulton County Youth Commission, which under Eaves’ leadership established the Global Youth Leadership Program.

An unwavering advocate of active lifestyles and preventative healthcare, Eaves has been a champion for the Grady Hospital System and fought to ensure adequate annual funding.

The cost for attending the BBA breakfast meetings is $10 for BBA members who register in advance online and $12 at the door. The cost for visitors and guests is $20 and includes continental breakfast and validated self-parking. Register Online Now

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