Happenings/Events Derby Day 1

Published on May 4th, 2016 |

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Shepherd Center’s Derby Day May 7 topic of Thursday’s BBA breakfast

Can’t make it to Louisville for this year’s Kentucky Derby?

Well, find out how to become involved in the Shepherd Center’s annual Derby Day event—recreating the magic of Churchill Downs in Buckhead—on May 7 as two members of the Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee address the Buckhead Business Association Thursday May 5.

Adam Diamond and Elizabeth Shortridge are organizers for the Derby Day event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and will talk to the BBA’s breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday about how Buckhead

Part of the scene at last year's Shepherd Center  Derby Day event.

Part of the scene at last year’s Shepherd Center Derby Day event.

can get involved. Derby Day has been an Atlanta tradition since 1983 and is considered a highlight of Atlanta’s spring social calendar,

Derby Day, planned by Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee, attracts more than 1,000 people each year, as well as hundreds of sponsors. Last year’s Derby Days was held at the Chastain Horse Park, but this year’s location could not be confirmed since the public relations person for Shepherd Center did not return calls.

Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee is composed of over 200 young professionals who are between the ages of 25-34 years old. This group works from August until May planning the annual event. Members of this group are charged with promoting the event to their friends and family, as well as helping the committee secure sponsors and auction items.

Elizabeth Shortridge is an associate at Cushing, Morris, Armbruster & Montgomery, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.  Elizabeth provides broad corporate representation to companies and their owners. Her practice area is currently focused on commercial real estate and secured commercial lending.

Adam Diamond is a Project Manager for Goodman Decorating Company, a commercial paint and drywall contractor, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Adam is overseeing the Mercedes Benz Stadium project for Goodman. Adam has been involved with the Shepherd Center Junior Committee since 2011 and currently serves as the Junior Committee Co-Chairman for the 2016 Derby Day event.

To learn more about The Shepherd Center, click here.

The BBA breakfast meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. at The City Club of Buckhead, on the 18th floor of the office tower at 3343 Peachtree Road.

Cost to attend the meetings is $10 for BBA members who pre-register online at $12 at the door and $20 for visitors and guests. The cost includes free continental breakfast and self-parking with validated ticket.

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