Leather & Lace Coffee & Company @ Pinspiration Northeast Georgia, 7380 Spout Springs Rd. Suite 150, Flowery Branch GA 30542
Join us for the March After-hours meeting sponsored by Lori and Heather with Leather & Lace Coffee & Company. They have partnered with Pinspiration to bring BBA members an evening of "Amazing Bites, Nibbles, Coffee, Cocktails, Music & Creating!"
You are encouraged to bring a door prize so you have the opportunity to talk about your business. We also encourage members to bring someone who you think would potentially like to join the BBA.
The Buford Business Alliance Board of Directors is busy planning the annual BBA Spring Festival.
It is being held on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Buford's Historic Main Street. (A backup date will be announced in the case of inclement weather.)
We are now accepting event sponsors and vendors.
Gold - $750 SOLD OUT
Silver - $500
Bronze - $350
BBA Members - $125
Food Trucks & Concession Vendors - $150
Business Vendors - $150
Non-Profit Organizations - $100
We are also accepting performers for the festival. There is no fee for performers to participate in the festival.
If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor or if you know of a person/group that is interested in being a performer, please contact us at BufordBusinessAlliance@gmail.com.
Silver and Bronze Sponsorships still available!
Buford Business Alliance News
Welcome new members!
American Landscape Solutions (Cody Shaw)
American Legion 127 Sugar Hill (Jason Treadway)
Brandt & Company, LLC (John Brandt)
Cold Pressed Gwinnett (Lydia Tunstall)
Creative Family Counseling and Coaching (Rebecca Muyres)
Forever Fitted Jewelry (Mandy Shaw)
Georgia House of Representatives (Farooq Mughal)
Prime IV Hydration & Wellness (Christa Williams)
Roof Pro, LLC (Bill Andrews)
Grace Upon Grace, our 2024 Q1 non-profit
The Buford Business Alliance’s first non-profit of the quarter for 2024 is an organization called Grace Upon Grace. Buford resident Maria Sharrett founded Grace Upon Grace in 2022 to help bridge the gap in services for students with disabilities, especially post-graduation.
Their mission statement says it all — “The mission of Grace Upon Grace is to create a Christ-centered movement recognizing all of God's children as being fearfully and wonderfully made. The world will no longer see the disabilities, and will instead see “infinite” possibilities. Grace Upon Grace will provide education, comfort, community partnerships, and post-secondary opportunities that will shape the future and bring hope to the families we support.”
Through the community’s support, Grace Upon Grace was able to do great things in 2023.
They provided a Buford graduate a full scholarship to attend Kennesaw State University’s Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth. This graduate will attend the Academy which offers programs to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
They were able to provide five families with Christmas.
They assisted several teachers by providing them with donations to support their students.
They shopped for the Buford City School’s Stuff the Bus Holiday Toy Drive with a Buford Special Education class to help teach life skills.
They hosted their first-ever golf tournament fundraiser.
On Mar. 2, they will have their second annual Inclusive Grace Upon Grace Pageantheld at the BHS Performing Arts Center. The pageant is open to girls ages 4 to 19+ and being an inclusive pageant, girls with disabilities are encouraged to join in on the fun. Those with disabilities have their fees waived and are offered extra ways to make them feel like a queen.
Here are the ways that members of the Buford Business Alliance can help Grace Upon Grace’s mission.
Sponsor or support the upcoming pageant on Mar. 2. Click here for more details.
Share the word about their book “Wonderfully Super.”
Let them know if you know of a business that would partner with them to employ one of their clients.
Spread the word about Grace Upon Grace and their mission.
Meeting Sponsorships Still Available
There are After-hours and Breakfast meeting sponsorships still available.
Hosting a meeting gives you a unique opportunity to really sell your business to the other alliance members. It is a great way to promote your business and make new connections.
To host an After-hours meeting, you must host the event at your business or find another suitable location large enough for the meeting. You must also provide food and drinks or have a bar or other way for attendees to purchase their own drinks. After-hours meetings usually run from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
To host a Breakfast meeting, you do not have to host the event at your business as all breakfast meetings are held at the Tannery Row Ale House from 8 to 9 a.m.. You must provide breakfast-type food and drinks (coffee is provided by Tannery Row Ale House).