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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

West Ga. economic report released

West Ga. economic report released

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia's Center for Business and Economic Research has released its latest report for the west Georgia region.

The region includes six counties: Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

Of those counties, only one -- Carroll -- saw an increase in unemployment since summer 2012.

"Although the unemployment rates for some counties have increased over the last few months, the increase has come as a result of more people entering the labor force, not fewer people being employed," Dr. William Smith, director of the center, said in a statement.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

ATLANTA -- The Judicial Council of Georgia Domestic Violence Committee awarded a grant on Friday that will go towards the work of nine nonprofit organizations in and near Atlanta. 

The grant of almost $1.6 million will help bring legal services to around 4,500 people with low income around Georgia who have suffered from domestic violence and are working to bounce back. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Council reported that the funds are given each year to develop domestic violence training and legal services for victims.

According to the spokeswoman, not included are divorces, deportations and other matters which are not related with the victim's safety, along with economic security. 

BB Webb to speak at Ga. Power Luncheon

BB Webb to speak at Ga. Power Luncheon

DALLAS, Ga. -- Local author and entrepreneur BB Webb will be the keynote speaker at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce's Georgia Power Luncheon next month.

Webb will give her talk, titled "Build Your Business, Find Your Twirl!" on Thursday, June 6 at 12 p.m.

Her many accomplishments include several books and a successful cable access program, "Living Life with Style." She was named to the 10 Top Female Leaders in North Atlanta in 2012 and has also been Barrow County's Business Woman of the Year.

The Georgia Power Luncheon will be held at the Paulding County Senior Community Center, which is located at 54 Industrial Way in Dallas. Advance registration is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. The cost jumps to $25 and $30, respectively, at the door.

Learn more at pauldingchamber.org.

Chamber luncheon to focus on healthcare law

Chamber luncheon to focus on healthcare law

DALLAS, Ga. -- Attorney David Cole will speak at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce Georgia Power Luncheon later this week.

Cole is a partner with law firm Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP, where he practices labor and employment law. His talk is entitled "The New Federal Healthcare Law: What Every Employer Needs to Know."

The luncheon will be held Thursday, Apr. 4. It will begin with networking at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and Cole's discussion at 12 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for chamber members, or $25 in advance and $30 at the door for non-members. Visit pauldingchamber.org for more information and to reserve a seat.

The Georgia Power Luncheon will be held at the Paulding County Senior Community Center, which is located at 54 Industrial Way in Dallas.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.