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ATDC coming to UGA Gwinnett campus

Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Business Chronicle) --The Georgia Tech-based Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) will branch out to a new facility at The University of Georgia-Gwinnett Campus.

Started in 1980, ATDC has become a start-up engine for economic and business development in Georgia. The new Gwinnett location will bring more technology-based economic development to Gwinnett and provide educational programming and consulting for existing and potential entrepreneurs outside the ATDC’s existing Midtown location.

ARTStation and the City of Stone Mountain launch the Stone Mountain Artists Microenterprise Program

Atlanta, GA--  In continuing the movement to improve its economic status, the City of Stone Mountain and ARTStation, in collaboration with DeKalb County, will launch the Stone Mountain Arts Microenterprise Program (Arts Incubator) Friday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. on the plaza near City Hall, 922 Main St. in Stone Mountain.

The Mission of the Stone Mountain Artists Microenterprise Program is to plan for, build, develop, foster, and to nurture a creative economy in the City of Stone Mountain, Georgia.  This mission is to be achieved by providing five microenterprise opportunities to artists.

DeKalb Code Enforcement Task Force to Meet Oct. 7. Open to the Public

Atlanta, GA-- DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Lynwood Recreation Center located at 3360 Osborne Rd. in Atlanta.  The task force will identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb.  

The task force, which includes community leaders, county officials, and other key individuals, will hold one more meeting in October that will be open to the public.

New Members on the Chairman’s Budget Review Committee

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Six Gwinnett residents will serve on the Chairman’s budget review committee to help set priorities and seek ways to prioritize spending in county government operations and capital improvement plans. Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister announced the six members on Tuesday, saying he increased the number from two in previous years in response to rising public interest.

The committee members are: Sam Brownlee, retired Fulton County Administrator; attorney Dan King of King and Spalding; attorney Michael Levengood of McKenna Long and Aldridge; Laurie McClain, a CPA with McClain & Company, PC; Southern Company’s Herman Pennamon; and Wayne Sikes, Gwinnett Hospital System board member.

Notice of Dekalb Board of Education Called Meeting

Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 9:00am, Friday, October 8, 2010, in the Board Room at the DeKalb County School System's Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain.

Meeting information can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us, click on Board of Education, eBoard Home Page, then click on the date for the meeting agenda\information.


The 6th Annual Rice Festival held at Stone Mtn. Park, October 9th

Atlanta, GA--  This weekend on October 9th, the 6th Annual Rice Festival will once again give tribute to Asian culture and the Asian American community.  The Rice Festival is the annual fundraising event of the Asian American Resource Center, a nonprofit organization providing social and educational services to immigrants in the metro-Atlanta area. 

There will be dancers, musicians, martial artists, and food and accessories vendors representing the diversity of the Asian American community in metro-Atlanta. An exciting aspect of this year's Rice Festival is that Taste of Korea booths will be available through a partnership with the South Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to publicize Korean food overseas. Korean cuisine has received increasing media attention in the United States during recent years.

New Bethel A.M.E. presents Knowledge College: a free half-day College Planning Program

Atlanta, GA--  New Bethel A.M.E. presents Knowledge College: a free half-day College Planning Program for 8th – 12th Graders & their parents.

What they don’t tell you but what you need to know!

Lithonia, GA,:  New Bethel A.M.E and the Atlanta North Georgia Conference Lay Organization. is proud to present this free college day program for our community on October 23, 2010.  New Bethel A.M.E. located at 8350 Rockbridge Rd.