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$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

Beat the summer heat with 40% off Yoga, Dance & Art classes at Bean Work Play Café in Decatur ($75 value). CLICK HERE TO PAY $45 = 5 classes for kids & adults!


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Paulding Partners in Education Breakfast June 8

Paulding Partners in Education Breakfast June 8

HIRAM, Ga. -- The Paulding County School District will hold a special breakfast for all of its Partners in Education.

The Partners in Education Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 at Hiram High School (702 Ballentine Drive).

Anyone who has partnered with the PCSD over the past year is invited to attend. For more information, email sroper@paulding.k12.ga.us.

Vicente is Joining Us – Will You?

In September 2010, the Corporate Executive Board hosted its inaugural Finance and Strategy Summit in Washington, DC, welcoming hundreds of senior executives to discuss the challenges facing them as the economy moved from recession to slow growth.

Due to the success of the first meeting, we are expanding the series and hosting an event especially tailored for UK and European executives.  Please join us on 5-6 October in London for our 2011 Finance and Strategy Summit, and contact me for more detail.

Hiram High School Students Take Home Multiple Honors in 2011 ACE Mentor Program

Hiram High School Students Take Home Multiple Honors in 2011 ACE Mentor Program


Graduation season kicked off a little early for Trevor Owens and Tyler O’Hara, the two Hiram High School students who participated in the construction industry’s ACE Mentor Program, an  effort to encourage high school students to explore careers in the design and construction industry. At a graduation ceremony April 27 at the offices of Turner Construction Company in Buckhead, Trevor won the Best Junior Award, and Trevor and Tyler (along with Nora Wichmann of Galloway School) shared the Team Award.

Twenty students from 13 Atlanta-area schools participated in the Atlanta program.

Two more Georgia banks fail Friday

ATLANTA -- Regulators have shut down two more Georgia banks adding to the ranks of bank failures around the nation.

The FDIC seized Park Avenue Bank in Valdosta with $953.3 million in assets and First Choice Community Bank in Dallas, with $308.5 million in assets.

Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark., has acquired the banking operations and all deposits of the two banking institutions. All 19 branches of the two Georgia institutions will open Saturday as branches of Bank of the Ozarks.

Depositors of the two failed banks will automatically become depsitors of Bank of the Ozarks.

In addition to the two Georgia institutions, three other banks in Florida and Michigan failed and were seized by federal regulators on Friday, bringing the total number of bank failures in the US to 39 this year.

Economic Uncertainty Persists at Year's End

Economic Uncertainty Persists at Year's End

CARROLLTON, GA -- The economy began recovering in 2010 from the deepest recession since the 1930s, but that recovery seemed to go in fits and spurts with no clear trajectory.

As for 2011, expect more growth, but with a continued pattern of uncertainty, said Bill Schaniel, an economist with the University of West Georgia.

"This year will be a year that will be remembered as being both not as good as some hoped -- there was no significant reduction in the unemployment rate -- but not as bad as many feared, as there was no double dip in the recession," said Schaniel. "This year did see the technical end of the recession, but for most people, the recession will end when there is significant job growth."

In 2010, the economy grew at a steady rate in the January-March quarter.

Pace of Recovery Dismal According to Top Economist

CARROLLTON, GA -- The economy is improving, albeit at a disappointingly lethargic pace, according to the chief economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Martin Regalia offered that assessment at the annual University of West Georgia Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

"The good news is we're growing again.