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Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Atlanta, GA--  

Not getting enough culture in your life? Let Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program enhance your cultural enrichment in the New Year. Through the program, cardholders receive free admission to some of the best cultural venues in the nation on January 1 and 2. As part of Museums on Us, now in its 14th season, more than 140 leading U.S. cultural institutions, including museums, historical sites, science centers and zoos, open their doors for free to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month.

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by City of Norcross)

The roundtable was created by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 (HB 277). The bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2010, allows 12 regions throughout the state to vote in 2012 on a 10-year, one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Friday was the Roundtable’s first official meeting. Mayor Johnson was elected by Gwinnett’s mayors to represent their municipalities during Roundtable discussion along with Commissioner Shirley Lassiter, who represents the county. According to Mayor Johnson, “I will work together with the Gwinnett Mayors and the Commission Chair to represent Gwinnett’s best interests in projects that impact our county.

Proposed Light Rail Recieves Funds from FTA Alternatives Analysis Program

Proposed Light Rail Recieves Funds from FTA Alternatives Analysis Program

Atlanta, GA --- Two proposed light rail lines in the metro Atlanta region received a boost today in the form of federal funding awards. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $25.7 million in competitively awarded grants through the Alternative Analysis grant program to help community officials in 15 states evaluate and select the best options to help place new or expanded transit systems in their communities. Cobb and Gwinnett Counties were both beneficiaries of the program.

Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (CID) and Gwinnett Place CID jointly received a $600,000 grant to fund the analysis for a line the groups have been studying for three years.

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County school system) 

Students enrolled in the engineering program at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) soon will have a new instructional tool thanks to a generous gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation. The long-time supporter of the system’s start-up charter school has presented the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., with a donation for $21,000.

This gift will allow GSMST to purchase a new instructional tool--- a programmable personal fabricator. A personal fabricator is a computer-controlled tool that produces three-dimensional products by adding, removing, and assembling atoms, and can produce anything -- including itself.

Equipment of this caliber is typically found in a FAB LAB (Fabricator Laboratory) on the campus of elite engineering universities.

Norcross Awarded Silver for Being Green

Norcross Awarded Silver for Being Green

Norcross, GA--  (Submitted by City of Norcross) 

Thanks to the diligent efforts of an environmentally-focused group of residents and city officials, the City of Norcross was recently certified at the prestigious silver award level in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Green Communities Program.  Only three local governments have achieved the Silver level: the City of Norcross, Cobb County and the City of Roswell.

Gwinnett Innovation Park Celebrates 20 Years

Gwinnett Innovation Park Celebrates 20 Years

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Roni Pride, Aqua PR)  

Gwinnett Innovation Park, (www.gwinnettinnovationpark.com) a dynamic and affordable environment for new and growing companies, is celebrating 20 years of excellence in servicing metro-Atlanta and Gwinnett entrepreneurs and new and growing businesses.   

Gwinnett Innovation Park (GIP) provides an instant office and flexible space for growing companies so entrepreneurs can focus on the growth and development of their businesses.

“Over the last twenty years, Gwinnett Innovation Park has been home to more than 75 start-ups and early stage companies,” said Bonnie Herron, the executive director of the Gwinnett Innovation Park.

The City of Norcross and 4 others will be recognized for its Sustainability Programs

The City of Norcross and 4 others will be recognized for its Sustainability Programs

Atlanta, GA--  – Three counties and five cities in the Atlanta region are the latest jurisdictions to earn Green Communities certification for leadership in reducing their environmental impact. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will present certifications to local officials at its December 1 board meeting.

The cities of Alpharetta and Decatur will become the first communities in the region to attain Gold certification for their sustainability initiatives. The City of Norcross will be recognized for its achievement of Silver certification. Five communities will receive Bronze certification – Cherokee, Fulton and Gwinnett counties and the cities of Dunwoody and Woodstock.