The Smyrna Business Association was formed in 1983 by a group of business people striving to make Smyrna a more inviting place to establish and conduct business.
The SBA’s first two goals were to improve Smyrna’s connectivity with other parts of Cobb County and energize its image as a place to live and do business. Working with the local, county and state governments, the SBA supported efforts to build a railroad overpass at Atlanta Road, culminating in the dedication of the Arthur T. Bacon Memorial Bridge on July 11, 1988. The SBA also raised $10,000 to help make the lighting of South Cobb Drive a reality and successfully proposed to have the name of “Windy Hill Road” extended west to South Cobb Drive.
Today, the SBA seeks to promote, engage, and connect business people in Smyrna through outreach, programs, education, and networking. The SBA hosts an annual business expo to promote local businesses, recognizes a Smyrna business person who makes a positive impact on the community with the SBA’s Business Person of the Year award, and offers educational workshops to SBA members.
The SBA encourages young people to learn about entrepreneurship through its internship programs and annual scholarships for outstanding graduating senior high school students. The SBA also supports local teachers and schools through teacher appreciation events.
The SBA supports the Smyrna community and charitable organizations through donations throughout the year and support of local police and fire departments, including an annual Public Safety Appreciation lunch.
By working together, the business community and our elected officials will plan and bring forth projects that will continue to make the Smyrna area a leader in Cobb County’s business community, and a vibrant, desirable environment in which to work and live.