Annual Luncheon
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Buckhead Business Association presents our Annual Luncheon event on Thursday, February 25 when we welcome Dr. Mark P. Becker, President of Georgia State University at Buckhead's newest event facility, Flourish Atlanta | By Legendary Events.

Join us for Dr. Becker's first keynote in Buckhead and the presentation of the Buckhead Business of the Year Awards, presented by Reporter Newspapers.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Flourish Atlanta | By Legendary Events

We are thrilled to announce the following Buckhead Business of the Year Nominees:

  • Mountain High Outfitters
  • Keri Gold Salon
  • King+Duke
  • Sally B Skin Yummies
  • Seven Lamps

We are also excited to announce the following Buckhead Beautification of the Year Nominees:

  • Garden Hills Pool
  • Renovated facade of Lenox Square
  • Restoration Hardware

 We will also announce the Buckhead Entrepreneur of the Year and Buckhead Business Association's Bullish on Buckhead award recipients.

 About Dr. Mark P. Becker, President of Georgia State University:

Since beginning his tenure as Georgia State University’s seventh president in 2009, President Mark P. Becker has led Georgia State through a dynamic period of growth and advancement and put it on a trajectory to reshape itself and its region. Reflecting his vision of the urban public research university for the 21st century, the university has pursued a 10-year strategic plan through which Georgia State has emerged as one of the nation’s leading urban research universities. 

Georgia State, one of the most diverse universities in the U.S., is a national model for student success, setting records for its graduation rates and the number of students it graduates, and leading the country in eliminating disparities in student achievement based on race, ethnicity and income. Under Dr. Becker's leadership, Georgia State has built a burgeoning research enterprise, growing sponsored research at more than twice the national rate. Through the rapid development of its campus and its engagement with civic and business leaders, the university has been recognized as a major catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Atlanta and the economic vitality of its region. Adding to Georgia State's increasing national profile, Dr. Becker has fostered the development of NCAA Division 1 athletics. The university's intercollegiate teams have won six conference championships since rejoining the Sun Belt Conference in 2013, and Georgia State’s football team made its first bowl appearance in 2015.

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Online registration is now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door for $85 for members and non-members.


The BBA hosts an Annual Luncheon each January, which brings together BBA members, community and civic leaders, business executives and local media.   The Annual Luncheon features a keynote address by one of Georgia’s business elite as well as the presentation of several community awards, including the prestigious Buckhead Business of the Year Award.  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.  Other BBA annual awards include Bullish on Buckhead, the Buckhead Beautification Award and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Individual tickets and corporate table sponsorships (including tickets for ten guests) are available for the Annual Luncheons. 

Recent Keynote speakers at BBA Annual Luncheons have included notables such as:

  • Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of Home Depot
  • Harvey McKay, author
  • Clark Howard, consumer advocate
  • Governor Sonny Perdue
  • Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
  • Dene Oliver, CEO of Oliver McMillan
  • Jan Singer, CEO of Spanx
2014 Annual Luncheon Featuring Dene Oliver, CEO of Oliver McMillan, speaking on Buckhead Atlanta Development


Photo Credit Karen Burns Photography.


Past BBA Annual Luncheons


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