Fayette Chamber has a winner

Fayette Chamber has a winner

Dr. Jonathan Bender is the winner of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce's annual $10,000 drawing. Dr. Bender (L) holds his check while being congratulated by Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs. Dr. Bender practices with Peachtree Hematology-Oncology Consultants in Atlanta and Fayetteville. Proceeds from the annual drawing help the Chamber fund programs and events for the local business community. The Chamber’s next big event is the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast event on May 4, featuring guest speakers Soledad O'Brien, Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and many others. Read More»

Little change in Coweta jobless numbers

Coweta County topped the 8 percent unemployment mark in January 2008 and more than four years later it’s still there. Coweta’s jobless rate in February was 8.5 percent while the rate in Newnan was reported by the Ga. Dept. of Labor at 9.5 percent.

Coweta County in February experienced a small dip in jobless numbers to 8.5 percent. In a workforce of 63,492 that means that 5,393 have not found work. The rate in January was 8.6 percent while the rate a year ago totaled 9.1 percent. Read More»

Fayette jobless numbers rise in February to 8.2%

It is widely claimed that the Great Recession ended in mid-2009. But somebody forgot to give the job market the good news. Fayette County’s unemployment rate in February increased slightly to 8.2 percent while the jobless figures in Peachtree City also saw a slight increase to 7.2 percent

Fayette County’s jobless rate inched upward in February to 8.2 percent. That came on the heels of a 8.1 percent rate in January. Fayette has a workforce of 53,347 so the February rate translates into 4,379 residents out of work.

Meantime, the unemployment rate in February 2011 was also 8.1 percent. Read More»

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital holds community day event

Nearly 3,000 people attended the March 14 community day event at the new 364,000 square-foot Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road at I-85 that will open May 8. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“It’s becoming a regional medical destination.” That is how Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright summed up the situation at the community day event held March 14 at the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road that will open its doors for patients in early May. The community day event drew nearly 3,000 people and included tours of the 364,000 square-foot facility that rises nine stories in the air. Read More»

Chamber Business on the Green Tournament deemed a winner

Golf tourney participants are (L-R) Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs; Greg Detwiler, Georgia Power Company; Fred Brown, Tournament Volunteer; Drew Dobson, Big Putt Winner; Iola Snow, Tournament Volunteer; Tim Dunlap; Canongate Golf Clubs Connie Sewell, Communications Manager. Photo/Special.

It was a beautiful day at Braelinn Golf Club for the Fayette Chamber’s annual Business on the Green Classic presented by The Southern Federal Credit Union.

This tournament is a yearly event, providing networking and visibility opportunities for members and raising funds to help the chamber continue its mission to strengthen the local business community. Read More»

Fayette Chamber of Commerce to host Leadercast

The Fayette Chamber will host a simulcast location of the Chick-fil-A Leadercast event on May 4, 2012 at Peachtree City Christian Church.

Leadercast is an opportunity for community business leaders to access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders.

Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Peachtree City. Speakers for this year’s event include:

• Soledad O’Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN Read More»

Meal scam: diners posing as health inspectors

It’s a different kind of scam where a person posing as a health inspector demands a free meal at a local restaurant. That is what has happened recently in Fayette County when someone has tried to run the scam. Meantime, Georgia Dept. of Public Health’s District 4 spokesperson Hayla Hall requested that restaurant owners and managers not be taken in by the deception. Read More»

Powers Crossroads looks to expand festivals

Most people are familiar with the annual Powers Crossroads Festival in west Coweta County that has been a Labor Day event since 1971. But if the owners are successful in a proposal next month before the Coweta County Commission the once a year event could expand to a number of large and small events throughout the year. Read More»

Coweta schools ESPLOST collections up

Unemployment is still up and the recession continues to make its mark but revenues generated from the Coweta County School System penny sales tax for education (ESPLOST) are on the rise. Revenues for the past year totaled more than $20.2 million, up more than $1.1 million over the previous year. Read More»

International Coin Collectors Association to host event in Peachtree City

International Coin Collectors Association to host event in Peachtree City

Peachtree City is the next stop on the list for the International Coin Collectors Association’s world tour. During this event at the Hampton Inn-Peachtree City, the ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public. Read More»

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