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Lottery board to weigh proposed gambling site

ATLANTA -- A Georgia developer is planning to pitch his proposed $1 billion gambling complex to the Georgia Lottery Board.

Developer Dan O'Leary says he will present the project on Thursday before the seven-member board. He describes it as an "initial introduction to get the ball rolling."

O'Leary has already signed on legendary Georgia football player Herschel Walker to open a sports bar and restaurant at the site, which would also include 7,500 video lottery terminals, a towering hotel, spa, theater and other restaurants.

NORCROSS | Compressed work weeks won't work for city

ATLANTA -- The rising price of gas, gridlock and growing concerns about the environment are driving more employers to turn to the Clean Air Campaign.

The city of Norcross planned to start a 9-day, 80-hour compressed work week schedule for as many as 100 employees on Thursday but found that it won't work because of an issue with the payroll system.

But it's a really popular program.

"The general principal behind a compressed work week are to do the same number of work in fewer days," said Brian Carr, communications director for the Clean Air Campaign

Sanders Financial Management’s Emily Sanders to Counsel Financial Advisors on Building Business

Sanders Financial Management’s Emily Sanders to Counsel Financial Advisors on Building Business

Panel at National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Event on Feb. 27 to Cover Best Practices

Emily Sanders, CPA, CCM, Chairman & CEO of Sanders Financial Management, will join other top financial advisors in a panel discussion -- focused on helping financial advisors build their business -- at the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) South Region Winter Symposium at the Hilton Garden Inn in Atlanta on Feb. 27.

The symposium, “Aim Higher, Grow Better: Power Up Your Practice in 2012,” begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4:45 p.m.  It includes speakers and interactive sessions on:

  • Sharpening Your Marketing Focus
  • Marketing Your Services
  • Building Your Online Presence

Sanders’ panel will cover both best practices and pitfalls for building your business.

New state law changes business license process for Gwinnett businesses

Gwinnett County - (submitted by Gwinnett County Government) Businesses in Gwinnett County are receiving occupation tax certificate renewal forms in the mail, but before certificates can be renewed, applicants must comply with new state requirements that went into effect on January 1. During the 2011 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (House Bill 87), that places new requirements on local governments and businesses to ensure they comply with federal and state immigration laws.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Local Norcross company wins award for cutting edge digital technology

Local Norcross company wins award for cutting edge digital technology

Norcross - NanoLumens, a company based in Norcross, GA recently introduced a one-of-a-kind product that continues to impress the digital world.  Later this month, the Norcross company will be awarded Digital Signage magazine's 2011 DIGI Award for its massive 112" NanoFlex display.  

According to David Keene, Executive Editor of Digital Signage magazine and Chair of the Judges Committee of the DIGI Awards, "The DIGI Award Judges clearly felt that NanoLumens’ new-generation LED displays were innovative both in terms of technical achievement, and in terms of expanding the market for digital signage."