There are several exciting and diverse associations right here in the City of Tucker that serve a range of industries. One point they share is that they love being in Tucker and the location can’t be beat.
The Georgia Chiropractic Association is located at 1926 Northlake Parkway. The group plays a vital role in representing chiropractors in Georgia and advocating for unrestricted access to chiropractic care for patients. Executive Director Valerie Smith tells us that it was a simple choice to locate here.
“Tucker is a charming small town with great local restaurants and, importantly, easy access to downtown when we need to go to the Capitol,” she says. “An added bonus is none of our staff has to get on an interstate to get to the office!”
Heading further south, be prepared to see significant construction at the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association at 1530 Cooledge Road. They are building an expanded space that will accommodate both themselves and the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has been in Tucker since 1991 with a mission to progressively serve the poultry and egg industries through research, education, communication and technical assistance. This is achieved through research grants totaling over $32 million to universities and colleges across the nation to advance modern poultry and egg production. The expansion will basically double their size, from roughly 12,000 square feet to about 24,000 square feet.
President John Starkey explains, “The Tucker advantage for us includes that this is a centralized, convenient location for most staff, and the ease of access to the Atlanta airport and the Georgia World Congress Center, where we have our annual trade show.”
The DeKalb Association of REALTORS® can be found at 1414 Montreal Road. It provides education, training and advocacy for its members. In existence since 1957, they built their headquarters in 1985 after moving from Decatur. There are 1,670 DeKalb realtor members who sell in Tucker, DeKalb County and many more communities.
President Ed Patton explained their attachment, saying, “The proximity of Tucker for DeKalb Association of REALTORS® is all about location, location, location, because that’s who we ‘R’. Whenever the need arises for our membership to come together and galvanize in support of home ownership and private property rights with our local and state governments, we have found the City of Tucker to be a familiar meeting place that is easily accessible.”
It comes back to that enviable central location, where you can access the region while being in a supportive and engaged community.
Lastly, there is the Tucker Business Association, which plays a critical role in fostering local businesses and attracting new companies to make Tucker their home. Their success has not gone unnoticed, as they recently won an APEX Award from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.
President Honey Van De Kreke shared, “We just couldn’t be more honored on being recognized for our hard work. We’re terrifically excited about all our new businesses, as well as continuing to help existing firms grow, prosper and network in Tucker.”