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Henry County Class for the GA Academy for Economic Development

Henry County Class for the GA Academy for Economic Development

Stockbridge, GA-- (submitted by the City of Stockbridge) 

The Academy's multi-day regional program provides participants with an understanding of the complexities of economic and community development, and tools to assist in the development of their region. The program, through a variety of defined activities, takes an in-depth review of possible economic development opportunities and strategies. The multi-day program takes place over a four-month period, including five days of instruction combining lecture, exercises, guest expert presentations, and other forms to keep the program interesting and interactive.

The Academy's program provides crucial leadership training as well, in such areas as consensus building, team development, and other critical leadership skills.

BJ's Wholesale Club Closing 3 Metro Atlanta Stores

BJ's Wholesale Club Closing 3 Metro Atlanta Stores

ATLANTA -- BJ's Wholesale Club plans to close five underperforming stores, including three in Atlanta, by the end of the month in a move meant to cut costs and enhance shareholder value, the company said Wednesday.

Set to close in metro Atlanta are stores in Norcross, Powder Springs and McDonough. Staying open are stores in Woodstock, Newnan, Conyers, East Point and Cumming.

Natick, Mass.-based BJ's Wholesale Club, which reportedly is being eyed for a hostile takeover bid, also announced plans to restructure its home office and make several management changes.

About 380 people will lose their jobs at the closed BJ's stores.

In addition to the three Atlanta stores, BJ's is closing stores in Sunrise, Fla. and in Charlotte, N.C.

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Atlanta, GA--  

Not getting enough culture in your life? Let Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program enhance your cultural enrichment in the New Year. Through the program, cardholders receive free admission to some of the best cultural venues in the nation on January 1 and 2. As part of Museums on Us, now in its 14th season, more than 140 leading U.S. cultural institutions, including museums, historical sites, science centers and zoos, open their doors for free to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month.

Register for Women Owned Businesses-SBA Workshop on January 13th

Register for Women Owned Businesses-SBA Workshop on January 13th

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by James Hightower)

--Workshops will show how to Self Certify as a WOSB-- 

A SBA workshop will be held on Jan. 13, 2011 to give an overview of the agency’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program and how a company can self-certify as a WOSB.  The workshop is being held at the agency’s state office in the downtown Peachtree Center office complex, adjacent to the MARTA Peachtree Center station.  

The free workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Stevi B’s Pizza will host a VIP fundraising event and Open its 1st Stockbridge Location

Stevi B’s Pizza will host a VIP fundraising event and Open its 1st Stockbridge Location

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Kelly Ronna)  Stevi B’s Pizza, the industry's only national “premium” pizza buffet franchise, is proud to announce the opening of its newest location coming to Stockbridge this winter.  Husband and Wife team Atul and Kashmira Pandya, residents of nearby McDonough, are bringing Stevi B’s to the Stockbridge area on Thursday, December 16.  As successful business owners, the Patel’s are making their entry into the pizza category with Stevi B’s, founded in Georgia in 1996.

“I took an exhaustive look at the fast casual segment and specifically the highly competitive pizza category and agreed that Stevi B’s had the most business potential,” explains Atul Pandya, owner of the Stockbridge Stevi B’s location.  “In addition to elevating the category with a better quality of food, I think Stevi B’s does an amazing job of endearing itself to the local community and that’s important to us.”

In celebration of the Grand Open