Georgia Small Business Owner Highlight

In the midst of a global pandemic and a severe economic recession, entrepreneur Adriane Anderson was forced to rethink her retirement plan.

A Georgia native and a lover of hosting gatherings, Adriane Anderson opened her event venue Bless the Occasion just last year. She knew she wouldn’t be able to retire comfortably if she continued to rely on her income working at Publix, a grocery store chain, so she embarked on her journey as a small business owner in 2015. She purchased an old home in Stone Mountain, GA, and remodeled the facility—a process that took about four years to complete, as she had to navigate zoning changes and permit requirements. Her business hosts little girls' tea parties, etiquette classes, baby showers, birthdays and small events of up to 50 guests. 

Georgia Events

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6:00pm ET

Join Urban League of Greater Atlanta, CIM and Small Business Majority for a construction industry roundtable as we discuss how to make sure that your business is ready for the opportunities available to businesses in metro Atlanta.

Roundtable | GA
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 2:00pm ET

Women-owned businesses represent more than half of Georgia’s small businesses and are a critical component of the state’s economy.

Roundtable | GA
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 3:00pm ET

Join U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, to hear updates on the Committee's work and the status of key legislation impacting small business.

Webinar | National