2016-2017 COMMUNITY SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
CONNECT WITH THE OLD FOURTH WARD BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Old Fourth Ward Business Association (O4WBA) is seeking corporate sponsors to support the initiatives of the Old Fourth Ward (O4W) business community in Atlanta, Georgia.
INITIATIVES THAT SUPPORT OUR MISSION
- Purchase and installation of City of Atlanta trash cans throughout the O4W
- Promotion of City of Atlanta’s 311 reporting and follow up through the Public Safety committee
- Production of Fire in the Fourth festival to promote positive image of the O4W
- Collaboration with neighborhood associations to install entrance murals, way-finding signage and street sign toppers to define our community
- Clean up of graffiti on private and public property
- Creation and implementation of the Keep It Secret Keep It Safe (KISKIS) clean car campaign
- Funding of a full-time executive director to communicate, fund raise and manage day-to-day operations among members, community leaders and the general public
We have a diverse list of offerings that can be customized to a sponsor’s specific community outreach needs and budget. Look over what we have to offer and let’s talk about where we can collaborate.
O4WBA Director: Jennifer Ohme director@O4WBA.com 678.469.9166
O4WBA President: Joe Stewardson president@O4WBA.com 404.275.7876
O4WBA Festival Chair: Matt Ruppert email@example.com 404.915.8679
- Sponsorship opportunities for our signature fundraising event, Fire in the Fourth.
- Preview party for Fire in the Fourth.
- Monthly networking happy hours at member locations.
- Website footer logo recognition with blog post support with over 300 daily visitors.
- Dynamic, informative business-focused Facebook page with 2000+ followers.
- Bi-monthly email newsletters to over 3000 qualified subscribers.
- Personal connections, creation of programs and offers directly to and for members.
- Name recognition on monthly meeting agendas.
- Logo and/or name recognition and seven O4WBA.com email signatures.
- Collaboration with four O4W residential neighborhood associations and NPU-M.
The O4WBA is funded through membership dues, annual sponsorships and donations.
Fire in the Fourth (FIT4) festival fundraises all operation costs through event-specific sponsorships. Proceeds from FIT4 are allocated towards O4W community initiatives.
2017 OPERATING FUNDRAISING GOAL: $45,000
2017 FIT4 SPONSORSHIP GOAL: $95,000
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Established in March of 2012, the O4WBA is a non-profit membership based association [501(c)6] dedicated to fostering a safe and sustainable business environment, engaging community involvement and promoting a positive image of the Old Fourth Ward. The O4WBA is the first business entity to be recognized as an official civic association by the City of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit system and serves on the executive committee of NPU-M.
WHO WE SERVE
O4WBA services a diverse business community from corporations to home-based consulting. O4W is home to over 500+ businesses, including health-care facilities, public and private schools, public service companies, restaurants, clubs, bars, shops, grocery stores, multi-family apartment/condominium complexes as well as a variety of service.based businesses, churches and non-profit concerns. The majority of the businesses are independently owned and operated and serve one of the most diverse residential populations in metro Atlanta.
- Currently the O4WBA has 100 members as of February 2016.
WHEN WE MEET
O4WBA meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Selena Butler Recreation Center (98 William Holmes Borders Sr. Drive SE). All meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance averages 50 attendees. Immediately following the meeting, we reconvene at a member’s location for networking happy hour.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Joe Stewardson Big Boy Development Inc.
Vice-President: Kyna Jackson- J. Miles Salon
Treasurer: Billy Hungeling Hungeling & Sons CPA
Secretary: Matt Cook Pinnacle Credit Union
Public Safety Chair: Michael Garber The Gimbal Group
Festival Chair: Matt Ruppert Noni’s Restaurant
Community Liaison: Kit Sutherland Sutherland Associates Law Firm
Membership: Dr. Eric Lawton Modern Dental
Lara Holland Centered Table
Restaurant Owners Chair: James McConnell MOTHER
Legal: Terry Jackson Terry D. Jackson P.C.
Executive Director: Jennifer Ohme idealDESIGN,inc
WHERE WE WORK. WHERE WE CONNECT.
The Old Fourth Ward is defined by Ponce de Leon Avenue to the north, the Atlanta Beltline to the east, Decatur/Dekalb Avenue to the south, and Piedmont/Peachtree Street to the west. The area is represented by four residential neighborhood associations. The community’s name dates from the decade prior to the Civil War, when the City of Atlanta was divided into wards. Located northeast of the city’s central business district, the Fourth Ward grew quickly into a community of diverse demographics and business opportunities. After the turn of the 20th century, increasing numbers of African-American businesses, churches, and civic institutions established themselves along the “Sweet Auburn” corridor, and residential development boomed along surrounding streets. In 1917, fire swept through the heart of the Old Fourth Ward, consuming thousands of residences and businesses and forever altering the social and physical landscape of the community.
Today the Old Fourth Ward is one of Atlanta’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Businesses and residents alike are drawn to the community’s rich historical roots, now showcased in the context of new transportation systems and public spaces. The Fire in the Fourth festival celebrates the community’s ongoing revitalization by attracting residents of surrounding neighborhoods as well as visitors from the greater Atlanta area.