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Small businesses get help from SCORE

SCORE volunteers see clients on Fridays in Fayette County

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce encourages small businesses to take advantage of the many resources available through SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE provides trained counselors, often retirees, to offer free small business counseling and low cost workshops to both startup and in-business clients. SCORE volunteers are available to see clients on Fridays from 9 am to noon at the Fayette Chamber offices. Read More»

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for investigating counterfeiting operations but as a matter of policy, they do not comment on the number of phony bills believed to be in circulation in specific cases. Businesses must be pro-active in protecting themselves from being victims of this type of fraud. Read More»

Fairburn considers regional baseball complex

The Fairburn City Council Monday night adopted a resolution for a proposal that, if approved by the board in the coming weeks, will lead to the development of a sports complex expected to draw baseball and softball teams and tournaments from across metro Atlanta with a resulting initial annual economic impact of $3.5-4.5 million. Read More»

D&H Distributing promotes ‘Go Green’ efforts

D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, with a major warehouse location in northeast Coweta County, has stepped-up its commitment to environmental conservation. The company has created several practical initiatives for its customers and its internal employees, persuading them to follow eco-friendly procedures and purchase environmentally conservative merchandise. This includes a promotion that rewards D&H’s customers for purchasing Earth-friendly technologies to resell to the small business community. Read More»

Town Square Jewelers announces ‘My Mother is a Gem’ contest

Children grades K-5 are invited to enter the “My Mother is a Gem” contest and win a beautiful Amethyst and Diamond pendant valued at $500 to give to their mother on May 9. The prize necklace may be viewed in the store Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.  Children are asked to write a short paragraph explaining why they feel their “Mother is a Gem.” No purchase or donation is necessary. The length is limited to one page with the child’s first name and grade or age on the front.  Contact information including phone number and parents name on the back of the entry. Read More»

Ebbett joins AmCorp as Business Strategist

AmCorp Management, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, the nation’s leader in Business Expense Recovery Services, announced today that Wendell Ebbett who recently joined the company has moved back to the Southern Crescent area of Atlanta to serve as its Business Strategist effective immediately.

AmCorp Regional Director, Don Allen,Jr., stated , “ On behalf of AmCorp Management ,Inc. we are very pleased that Wendell is working with our company in his role as a Business Strategist. Wendell’s experience and abilities will provide exceptional opportunities in the future to serve AmCorp clients.” Read More»

Baston-Cook employees raise $50,000 for children at Christian City

 Peachtree City resident Randy Hall (seated) and Batson-Cook Construction employees gather around the leader board to celebrate the results of their two hour phone-a-thon to sponsors for their annual clay shoot which benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City and the American Cancer Society.

Batson-Cook Construction employees held a phone-a-thon to raise money for The Children’s Village at Christian City and the American Cancer Society. The two hour fundraiser netted over $50,000 in sponsorships for Batson-Cook’s upcoming annual “Clays For A Cause” charity clay shoot. Read More»

The Home Source honors top Realtors

The Home Source, Realtors 2009 Peachtree City award recipients include, from left, A.C. Roda, Winner’s Circle Super Star; Rhonda Dehbozorgi,  Most Valuable Player; Susan Fitzgerald, Agent of the Year, Top Producer, and Winner’s Circle Super Star; Cecelia Hayes, Achiever; and Jane Young, Winner’s Circle Super Star.

Susan Fitzgerald, Julie Hunt, and Carol Carter are The Home Source, Realtors top agents for 2009. Susan Fitzgerald is the company’s 2009 Agent of the Year and Top Producer and Winner’s Circle Super Star, Peachtree City. Julie Hunt is Top Producer, Newnan and Carol Carter is Top Producer for the Builder Services Group. Read More»

Local realtors visit Georgia legislators at state capitol

Fayette County Board of Realtors members at the state capitol, from left, are Stephen Walker, Dorrie Marsh, Michael Faulkner, Deanna Beckwith, Ernie Curtis (GAR Chairman of State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee) and Mike Jones. In the second Row are Michelle Johnson, Frank Reinecke and Cheri Scranage.

About 140 Realtors from across the state attended The Georgia Association of Realtors 2010 Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at the Georgia Railroad Depot adjacent to the State Capitol on February 22. The guest speaker was the Speaker of the House, David Ralston.

Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem, Jan Jones and representatives of Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle took time from their busy schedules to discuss legislation with the group. Among topics discussed were water conservation, the environment, the state budget, and mortgage foreclosures. Read More»

Economist speaks to Midwest Georgia Home Builders March 18

The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia is excited to announce its upcoming presentation by Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Senior Economist, National Association of Home Builders. Dr. Eisenberg will be traveling to Georgia to present the findings of his study, “The Economic Impact of Housing in Mid-west Georgia”.

The results of the study will focus on the income, jobs and taxes produced by the home building industry in the HBA of Midwest Georgia jurisdiction - Butts, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. Read More»

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