Event Phone: 770.423.1330

  • 2017 UPBEAT
    August 23, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM




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The annual UPBEAT is hosted by the Northeast Cobb Business Association to thank key volunteers at our local schools and to encourage them to build relationships with NCBA member companies. Sponsors for the luncheon will have displays and giveaways for attendees. This year’s keynote speaker will be Karen Handel!

Please note: must be a sponsor or invited guest, this event is NOT open to the public.


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More about our speaker: Karen Handel

As Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Karen quickly turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget. As Georgia’s first elected Republican Secretary of State, Karen led the state’s implementation of photo ID for voting, which became the national model for the law. She successfully defended and implemented the law during the 2008 presidential elections, which saw record minority and overall voter participation. Karen’s private sector experience includes executive management positions with CIBA Vision and the accounting firm of KPMG. She also served as president and CEO of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, where she led the chamber from the brink of bankruptcy to solvency, while driving an aggressive economic development program that helped create tens of thousands of jobs in North Metro Atlanta.

Karen and her husband Steve have lived in the 6th Congressional District for nearly 25 years and currently reside in Roswell with their Cavaliers Abbie and Sadie.

This is sure to be a great event!

Event Location


570 Piedmont Church, Marietta, GA, US, 30066