Special Thanks To Those Who Made Our 1st Annual BIG Cookout a BIG Success!

Posted on July 6, 2013 by

If you were at Hammond Park on June 26th, you had some terrific tasting hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad that couldn’t be beat.  Over 180 Atlanta REIA members and guests were a part of a great time, took advantage of a tremendous networking opportunity, and listened to Dorsie Boddiford, talk about her start as a real estate investor, why she does it and what keeps her going. Bill Cook of North Georgia REIA spoke to us about what is the most important thing about real estate investing, talking face to face with sellers.

This event was sponsored by Chris Littleton of Solutions Realty Network, Craig Halperin of Halperin Lyman Attorneys At Law, Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine Properties, and Jim Hitt of American IRA. They spoke about their services and the importance of their services to new investors. We thank you so much for providing the food and beverages, and helping to make this event possible.

I would also like to extend a very special Thank You, to Dustin and Chrissy Griffin. For marketing and their logistic abilities to making this BIG Cookout a success. If you liked the baked beans, Chrissy added her special touch to make those delicious.

Our food wouldn’t have tasted so good without the grill master skills of Maggie, Marshall, and Bob. They all just stepped up to the grill and started going at it. Our heartfelt thank you goes out to them.  Thanks to Russ Hiner as well who was on hand to help out with a number of tasks.

Alan played great tunes and took care to make sure our speakers were heard by all. Alan would like to thank Hope Wood for helping out with coolers, hauling supplies and equipment, and for putting up with him. Thank you as well to Mark Carrusca and Gary Brinson, for helping to haul those heavy speakers up the steps to the pavilion.

We would also like to thank Darius, Stephanie and other staff at Hammond Park for their guidance and abilities to make everything run as smooth as possible.

Everyone took away some great memories, inspiration and information from our speakers and sponsors, new and experienced investors alike. If you are a new investor looking to make your first deal, BIG is definitely the organization to get involved with. Our regular meetings are at Hudson’s Grill in Sandy Springs on the 3rd Monday evening each month with great information from experienced investors to help you become a success in your real estate investing endeavors.

More fun and informative activities are on the way with BIG(Beginning Investors Group).  Get involved today!


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