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Fulton County Agency Offers Free Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Fulton County Agency Offers Free Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free Money Matters!: Basic Personal Finance for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  workshop on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the Northeast Spruill Oaks Library located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek, GA 30022.  Pre-registration is required by August 24.  Refreshments will be provided for registered participants.

Participants will learn how to assess their personal financial situation and how to:

  • Set and plan to achieve goals
  • Plan spending
  • Use financial institutions
  • Understand the ins and outs of credit
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • Take steps to protect assets

The workshop is free. To REGISTER or for more information call 404-613-7670.

Shopping center removed to make room for Walmart

Shopping center removed to make room for Walmart

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County shopping center that lost its anchor tenants and has since sat mostly vacant is being removed to make way for a 157,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter.

Crews are working to demolish Green's Corner shopping center at the corner of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Rockbridge Road in Norcross, according to a report.

The center once had a Kmart and movie theater. After those businesses left, a few nightclubs have operated at the site, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported Tuesday.

The new Walmart is expected to open next summer.

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Emily Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, moderated a panel at the 14th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held May 4, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sanders, consistently ranked one of the top women in wealth management nationwide, led a discussion on “Developing Relationships That Support Entrepreneurial Success.”

The Women’s Leadership Forum is presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

The experts on the panel included:

Committee votes against commercializing Gwinnett airport

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- An airport citizens review committee voted Monday against privatizing or commercializing the Gwinnett County airport, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post. The committee's vote was due to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on May 8.

The vote was led by members who have protested a proposal to add commercial flights at Briscoe Field. That lead to a split vote on the majority of measures considered by the group -- with six members voting in favor and five abstaining, the newspaper reported. Some members of the committee were bothered by what they saw as a rush to vote and said they would have liked more time before a decision was made.

The recommendation will be made to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, which will have the final say. Commissioners have also been split on the issue.

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."

Video gambling project appears to be dead in the water

Video gambling project appears to be dead in the water

ATLANTA -- A Georgia developer spent about 10 minutes Thursday, presenting a proposed $1 billion gambling complex to the Georgia Lottery Board. The board's chairman told 11Alive's Paul Crawley later they will not be moving forward with the project.

Johns Creek developer Dan O'Leary presented what he called an "initial introduction" to the project. He has already signed Georgia football legend Herschel Walker to open a sports bar and restaurant at the proposed site, which would also include about 7,500 video lottery terminals, a hotel, spa, theater, retail and other restaurants.

O'Leary said the project, which would be located near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard, would generate some $350 million annually for the Hope Scholarship program, and create about 2,500 jobs.

Norcross | Today's town hall meeting to unveil city's Town Center plan 7pm

Norcross | Today's town hall meeting to unveil city's Town Center plan 7pm

 

For the past several months, the City of Norcross has teamed with citizens, business owners and a high-level consultant team to update Norcross’ Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Town Center plan and market feasibility study*, focusing on the city’s  downtown commercial district (Town Center).

You are invited to Norcross’ upcoming Town Hall meeting for the unveiling of this drafted plan, April 18, 7pm at the Community Center (10 College St. Norcross, 30071) Main ballroom

Opportunities are available to meet with the consultants, city community development officials and attending citizens.

For more information on the study, please visit http://aplacetoimagine.com/project-overview