The East Cobb Business Association announced Mitch Rhoden, President of Futren Hospitality, will be the featured speaker at its monthly luncheon to be held Tuesday, January 19, 11am-1pm, at Rich Hart Global Studios, 2030 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. Mitch will be presenting, “How to Grow a Business During a Pandemic While Helping to Sustain Community Organizations.” This session will also include interviewing Mitch. This relaxed format will give participants the opportunity to get to know him better as well as ask questions to him directly.

Mitch Rhoden is the President and CEO of Futren Hospitality. Futren owns and manages the Indian Hills Country Club, The Orchard Golf and Country Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, The National Alliance of Private Clubs, and the Highland Land & Hardscapes. As part of the 2021 ECBA Leadership Development series, Mitch will share the unique challenges his company faced in 2020 and how he resolved them while simultaneously contributing to the greater Cobb County community. Because of his success and contributions to the community, the East Cobb Area Council has selected small business owner and entrepreneur Mitch Rhoden as its 2020 East Cobb Citizen of the Year.

The Cobb Chamber’s East Cobb Area Council selected small business owner and entrepreneur Mitch Rhoden as its “2020 East Cobb Citizen of the Year.” In addition to leading a small business and chairing many key initiatives and organizations over the years, for 2020 in particular, Mitch has been a champion for helping local non-profits and small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic with spearheading the launch of Operation Meal Plan, a program that raised funds to source meals for local non-profit organizations and keep local restaurant workers employed.

Also this year, he volunteered many hours of his time to lead the critical Cobb SPLOST renewal campaign, and it passed by a wide margin. He is much deserving of this recognition and is a role model for our community In March, Rhoden spearheaded Operation Meal Plan, a small business and non-profit support initiative created to provide food to those in need, help local restaurants keep their workers employed, and provide a vehicle for citizens to help each other. Supported through a community-backed fund, local restaurants received orders in increments of 25 meals, which they delivered to non-profit organizations around Cobb who serve meals as part of their missions. The restaurants were paid at unit cost from Operation Meal Plan.

Tickets for this month’s hybrid luncheon are priced as follows: Live: Members $20, Members Late $25; Visitors $25, Visitors Late $30; and, Virtual: $10, Visitors $15.

*Special Details:
Capacity is limited to 35 people in person due to Covid regulations. Masks are required to be worn inside the facility until seated for the program.