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ECBA January Business Luncheon
Tuesday, Jan 19th, 2021, 11:30am - 1:00pm
ECBA January Business Luncheon (In Person) - 1/19/2021
ECBA Virtual January Luncheon - 1/19/2021
Speaker Mitch Rhoden Presents:
"How to grow a business during a pandemic while helping to sustain community organizations."

Mitch Roden – President and CEO of Futren Hospitality.

The East Cobb Area Council has selected small business owner and entrepreneur Mitch Rhoden as its 2020 East Cobb Citizen of the Year. 

“In addition to leading a small business and chairing many key initiatives and organizations over the years, for 2020 in particular, Mitch has been a champion for helping our non-profits and small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic with spearheading the launch of Operation Meal Plan, a program that raised funds to source meals for local non-profit organizations and keep local restaurant workers employed.

Also this year, he volunteered many hours of his time to lead the critical Cobb SPLOST renewal campaign, and it passed by a wide margin. He is much deserving of this recognition and is a role model for our community.

In March, Rhoden spearheaded Operation Meal Plan, a small business and non-profit support initiative created to provide food to those in need, help local restaurants keep their workers employed, and provide a vehicle for citizens to help each other.

Supported through a community-backed fund, local restaurants received orders in increments of 25 meals, which they delivered to non-profit organizations around Cobb who serve meals as part of their missions. The restaurants were paid at unit cost from Operation Meal Plan.

Mitch Roden is the President and CEO of Futren Hospitality. 

Futren owns and manages the Indian Hills Country Club, The Orchard Golf and Country Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, The National Alliance of Private Clubs, and the Highland Land & Hardscapes.

As part of the 2021 ECBA Leadership Development series, Mitch will share the unique challenges his company faced in 2020 and how the resolved them while simultaneously contributing to the greater Cobb County community. 

Because of his success and contributions to the community, the East Cobb Area Council has selected small business owner and entrepreneur Mitch Rhoden as its 2020 East Cobb Citizen of the Year.

During this session we’ll be interviewing Mitch. This relaxed format will give participant the opportunity to get to know him better as well as ask questions to him directly.

IN-PERSON LUNCHEON 1/19/2021, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rich Hart Global Studios 2030 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

ECBA Members: $20 Pay Online in Advance | $25 Pay at the Door
Visitors: $25 Pay Online in Advance |  $30 Pay at the Door

VIRTUAL LUNCHEON 1/19/2021, 11:30am - 1:00pm

ECBA Members: $10 Pay Online in Advance
Register >>ECBA Virtual January Luncheon - 1/19/2021
Visitors: $15 Pay Online in Advance

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Making East Cobb A Better Place To Live, Work & Play!

The East Cobb Business Association seeks to transform East Cobb by developing Business Leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community.

  • Network with Business and Community Leaders
  • Business Education and Development
  • Community Involvement