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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»

PTC company settles retaliation suit

A Peachtree City company will pay $90,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to EEOC officials.

Gerresheimer Peachtree City (USA), which manufactures plastics for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, was sued in federal court September 2010 for terminating an employee in retaliation for her filing a discrimination charge with EEOC. Read More»

Global wins approval for interim bankruptcy financing

Global Aviation, headquartered in Peachtree City, has announced that its interim financing for bankruptcy restructuring has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of new York.

The plan includes three funding phases of $15 million each, with the first available immediately and the other two upon achieving certain milestones in the debtor-in-possession agreement, which includes labor negotiations and a fleet restructuring, the company said. Read More»

Economic development pact OK'd

PTC contracts with 'experts' at Fayette Co. Development Authority

To help existing local businesses expand, and also attract new business, Peachtree City is teaming up with the Fayette County Development Authority.

In return for the city’s $75,000 investment each of the next two years, FCDA will hire an employee to work on those goals and be the city’s “main point of contact for business inquiries,” according to the new contract approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

First heavy machinery rolls off line at Sany’s PTC assembly factory

(L-R) SANY America President Jack Tang; Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix; Vice President of Excavator Division Wanhong Yang. Photo/SANY.

Sany America is celebrating the completion of its first excavator at its North American headquarters in Peachtree City.

At a ceremony Monday, the 21.5-ton SY215 rolled off the assembly line at 3:18 p.m. with Sany personnel and Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix in attendance.

Sany will also be assembling other heavy equipment at its 400,000 square-foot facility in the city’s industrial park. The company, headquartered in China, produces concrete pump trucks, port machinery, rough terrain cranes and crawler cranes.
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