Business

PTC to be test site for high tech automotive mobile devices project

Panasonic, AT&T to explore mobile device, auto connectivity

Peachtree City will be the test site for a special wireless network to link in-car information/entertainment systems with “emerging mobile devices” according to an announcement from Panasonic Automotive Systems, which is located in the city’s industrial park. Read More»

PTC Planners to vote this Monday on Hwy. 54 West retail center

Developer wants ‘big box’ store, needs special use permit

A proposal to build a shopping center with one store larger than Peachtree City’s 36,000-square-foot size limit will be debated by the city’s planning commission Monday night (June 13). Read More»

Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»

Clayton State MBA program adds concentrations in International Business and Accounting

Open houses scheduled for Morrow, Peachtree City

The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Clayton State University has announced the addition of two new concentrations to its MBA program.
The concentration in International Business will allow students to take courses in Global Marketing or Cross-Cultural Negotiating, and to participate in a Study Abroad class. The School of Business will be holding six open houses, three in Morrow and three in Peachtree City, in June and July, to provide information on the MBA program. Read More»

Outstanding Partners in Education honored at Fayette Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Outstanding Partners in Education honored at Fayette Chamber of Commerce breakfast

What could be more rewarding than playing a significant role in the lives of students in Fayette County? There are many great businesses in our community that invest time and energy to help our schools prepare the workforce of tomorrow. The Fayette Chamber recently hosted their annual Partners in Education Recognition Breakfast to honor organizations who have made outstanding efforts to help provide enhanced educational opportunities for Fayette students.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Bearden was the featured guest speaker. Read More»

Cutting the ribbon at Panera Bread

Cutting the ribbon at Panera Bread

Larry Underwood, Operation Partner of the Panera Bread Company in Peachtree City, Stephanie Moore and Anastasia Held hold the scissors while members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce look on at a recent ribbon cutting at Panera Bread Company in Peachtree City. They are located in the Kedron Shopping Center in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

You probably can find these scissors at Harbor Freight

You probably can find these scissors at Harbor Freight

Jonathan Cooper, the manager of Harbor Frieght Tools cuts the ribbon at a recent ribbon cutting event with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Harbor Freight Tools is located at the Uptown Square shopping center in north Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Temporary employee of the month

Temporary employee of the month

FutureStaff, which serves Fayette and Coweta counties, has been doing Temporary Employee of the Month awards for the last almost 30 years. From left are Derek Wyckoff, HR Manager, Jamie Lagatare, HR Assistant, Randolph Davis, Employee of the Month and Lisette Rietschier, HR Generalist. The company Davis worked for is Chromalloy of Geogia. Photo/Special.

Chick-fil-A gets okay to add second drive-thru lane

Revised development plans for the Chick-fil-A on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville were unanimously approved May 24 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. For restaurant customers the approval means a quicker trip through the drive-thru window by adding a second lane.

The proposal called for reconfiguring a number of parking spaces adjacent to the existing drive-thru lane on the building’s south side, thereby making room for a second drive-thru lane and changing the current perpendicular parking spaces to ones that are diagonal. Read More»