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New bank opens in new city

New bank opens in new city

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A brand new bank is gearing up to open in one of Georgia's newest cities.

Several DeKalb County officials plan to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Community & Southern Bank (CSB) in Brookhaven this week.

The bank is located adjacent to Publix at Town Brookhaven. Its ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

Learn more about CSB at mycsbonline.com.

Town Brookhaven is located at 104 Town Boulevard, just off of Peachtree Road.

APICS (Atlanta Association for Operations Management) announces new board members and fall slate

APICS (Atlanta Association for Operations Management) announces new board members and fall slate

APICS (The Association for Operations Management) has announced two additions to their board of directors and several upcoming events. Greg Lutkauskas of The West Logistics Group and Marisol Martinez of OPTI Medical Systems have joined the Board.  Fall events begin with Andrew Downard of Newell Rubbermaid keynoting on September 17 and an intensive, customer-focused, supply chain management workshop on October 18.

Recognized as the leading professional services organization in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management for Metro Atlanta, APICS has been serving Atlanta and North Georgia since 1964.  It is also one of the nation’s largest APICS chapters with more than 600 members.  The chapter provides operations and supply chain management education, fosters best practice sharing, networking, and professional development opportunities for its members.

New APICS Board Members

11Alive's Christine Pullara attends Marble Slab Creamery opening

11Alive's Christine Pullara attends Marble Slab Creamery opening

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A new Marble Slab Creamery recently opened in Brookhaven, and a member of the 11Alive family was on hand to celebrate.

Christine Pullara, host of the morning show "Atlanta & Company," attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 24. Afterward, she served scoops of ice cream to Marble Slab customers.

The opening celebration gave customers an opportunity to sign up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, which raises awareness and money for cancer research.

Several notables attended the opening, including J. Max Davis, mayoral candidate for the brand new city of Brookhaven, and members of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

Fulton County Agency Offers Free Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Fulton County Agency Offers Free Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free Money Matters!: Basic Personal Finance for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  workshop on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the Northeast Spruill Oaks Library located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek, GA 30022.  Pre-registration is required by August 24.  Refreshments will be provided for registered participants.

Participants will learn how to assess their personal financial situation and how to:

  • Set and plan to achieve goals
  • Plan spending
  • Use financial institutions
  • Understand the ins and outs of credit
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • Take steps to protect assets

The workshop is free. To REGISTER or for more information call 404-613-7670.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2012, beginning at 9:30 A.M.  The meeting will be held in Seminar Room 205, Sections A & B of the Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW in Atlanta, GA 30310.  The Board will elect officers for the program year, which begins July 1, 2012

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

Buckhead barber caters cuts to the late-night crowd

ATLANTA -- In need of a trim in the middle of the night? Want a buzz cut before dawn? No problem.

Anytime Cutz Barber Shop on Bennett Street in Atlanta is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The popular shop is owned by Carol Lamar. Barber Chuck "Picasso" Scott says they get a lot of night owls in for touch-ups before a night on the town.

"This is the jumpoff," longtime customer Cavario H. added. "This is the one place where they can come into town, get off the plane at 11 o'clock at night, and come into a barbershop. This is the preparation, you know? Preparation for Atlanta nightlife."

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."