The press are widely referring to the election of Donald Trump as 'America's Brexit'. Simmering grass-roots frustrations on both sides of the pond have led to shock results and an uncertain outlook, especially for businesses. The implications of both votes are still unravelling. What is clear is that there will be both risks and opportunities. And the best way to be ready is to engage, learn and adapt.
The British-American Business Council of Georgia is a great forum to keep abreast of developments by interacting with your fellow local business people directly. Our events provide the forum for sharing ideas, hearing from experts, connecting with a broad range of skilled people, and preparing yourself for the uncertain times ahead.
But if the political uncertainties are getting you down, now's a great time to sign up for our annual BABC-GA Christmas Party on December 16th. Or bring the family and come and support the BABC cricket team as we take on the Indian chamber this Sunday. Details below.
Next Friday's Breakfast Briefing will be a fascinating insight from Iain Bluett, President of independent ticketing agency Ticket Alternative. Based in Atlanta, they make some of the biggest events run smoothly...including Taste of Atlanta and last year's Rolling Stones concert at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Finally, do check out our new website. We've been working hard to completely update all our BABC back-end systems to improve the user experience and help us continue to grow our group. (If you're interested in tech, we've deployed Wild Apricot for membership management & website; Hubspot for CRM; Campaign Monitor for email/direct marketing; and Piesync for contact integration. Happy to share our experiences if you're considering deploying any of these.)
I hope to see you at a BABC event soon.
We have a new website! We are excited to bring you a dynamic site that is much more user friendly. We welcome your feedback! Members, please check your email later today with your new username and password, and instructions about how to log in.
Check It Out!
India vs. UK Cricket Match
Sunday, November 13
Oglethorpe University Soccer Field
We've gathered a great team to represent the UK in this cricket match! Come cheer on the team and network with other Brits. Match at 12:30, Reception at 5.
Friday, November 18
City Club of Buckhead
$25 Member / $30 Guest
In the next installment, Ticket Alternative and Freshtix co-founder Iain Bluett will discuss how his company has been able to make adjustments to address changes in the industry- something that is important in every industry!
Brexit & Beyond
Thursday, December 1
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
Please attend a complimentary
seminar on what U.S companies need to know when entering the U.K. and
Europe post-Brexit. Hear from a variety of impactful speakers, and enjoy complimentary breakfast & lunch.
Pub Night: Ship & Anchor
Tuesday, December 6
Ship & Anchor Pub
Find your way to the Legendary BABC-Georgia Pub Night at Ship & Anchor Pub at Perimeter, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. The service is top notch and you will always enjoy being treated like royalty in this old world British pub. Bring a guest and expand your business networks while having a little fun.
$55 Member / $70 Guest
Friday, December 16
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
City Club of Buckhead
You won't want to miss our Annual Christmas Luncheon, complete with a traditional Christmas lunch and, of course, our rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Atlanta International Schools
British-American Business Council of Georgia
1395 East Cobb Drive, #72721
Marietta, Georgia 30007