Vinings Historic Preservation Society Honored

Filed in Businesses, Civic Organizations by on January 17, 2013


The Vinings Historic Preservation Society has been named 2012 Vinings Business of the Year by the Vinings Business Association (VBA) during their January 8th luncheon held at Social Vinings restaurant. The award is presented to the business they believe made a large impact on the community as well as their involvement in the Vinings Business Association and other community events and organizations.

Gillian Greer, Executive Director of the Vinings Historic Preservation Society, accepted the 2012 Vinings Business of the Year award along with other board members. Their mission mission is to preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local residents and stakeholders toward its endeavors.

The other finalists for the 2012 Vinings Business of the Year award included LGE Credit Union, Marriott Courtyard Vinings Hotel, Social Vinings restaurant and Brightside News.

Each year at their January luncheon, the VBA recognizes and honors a local business, for the previous year, which has demonstrated leadership in the community and has helped promote Vinings as a destination.

Vinings Historic Preservation Society joins Vinings Jubilee, The Marriott Courtyard Vinings and SOHO as past winners.

About the VBA

The Vinings Business Association (VBA), a non-profit corporation, consists of business owners, executives, employees, residents and interested citizens that are committed to enhancing the economic, business and residential vibrancy of Vinings and to promote the physical and financial health of the community through networking, social, cultural and educational activities. Regular events of the VBA include a 1st Tuesday monthly luncheon. To guarantee lunch, reservations for the luncheon program can be made and paid online 48 hours in advance at: Guests are always welcome. Guests $20, members $15, and cash or checks only are accepted at the door. The VBA also holds a monthly 3rd Tuesday Executive Club and 3rd Tuesday after hours event. The VBA maintains several committees that allow members the opportunity to participate in community, VBA Business EXPO and VBA Business of the Year activities. Also, the VBA has 4 Councils: Hospitality, Business Services, Retail, and Education/History to allow members and interested citizens to participate in Vinings activities. To volunteer, visit the website for further information. Sponsorship opportunities for the various events are available. Basic annual membership begins at $95 and other membership and sponsorship levels are available through the website. For more information, contact

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Smyrna real estate market and the Vinings real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in the Smyrna Vinings area for over 10 years. Find Aaron Hofmann on Google+

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