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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Six Elarbee Thompson Attorneys Recognized in the 2011 Edition of Chambers USA

Elarbee Thompson partners Alisa P. Cleek, R. Read Gignilliat, J. Lewis Sapp, Brent L. Wilson, and Stanford G. Wilson have been recognized in Chambers USA’s 2011 Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Labor & Employment. Additionally, Partner David C. Whitlock was recognized in the Immigration practice area.

Alisa Pittman Cleek defends employers in employment-related litigation and represents them in traditional labor matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, representation cases, arbitrations, and collective bargaining. She also proactively counsels employers regarding day-to-day employment decisions to avoid litigation.

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Opens Fourth Location in Stone Mountain/Tucker

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Opens Fourth Location in Stone Mountain/Tucker

New Family-Centered Entertainment Center Adds 120+ Jobs and
Owners Invest $2.3 million in DeKalb County Community

Atlanta, GA (June 27, 2011)Stars & Strikes Family Entertainment Centers, LLC (www.starsandstrikes.com) – a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company – opened the fourth location of their unique, and popular brand of family entertainment centers in Stone Mountain/Tucker in DeKalb County this weekend, according to co-founder/owner, Chris Albano.

“We’re overwhelmed with the excitement and enthusiasm of the DeKalb County community for our unique brand of family entertainment,” says Albano, who has been at the helm of the Stars and Strikes Family brand since its inception in Atlanta over five years ago. 

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett --  The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) used its first-ever “lunch and learn” session to bring local businesses together with the public safety personnel serving their area.

Representatives from Gwinnett Place Mall, Mall Corners, Santa Fe Mall, Pleasant Hill Plaza and Marketplace shopping center joined with Major Christa Spradley, commander of Gwinnett Police’s central precinct, other police officers and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Executive Director Connie Wiggins.

Joe Allen, Gwinnett Place CID executive director, said discussions ranged from crime prevention to methods of curbing graffiti. He said the session was overall positive, and more functions like this one are planned for the future.

“Our property and businesses owners are committed to keeping their investments and patrons safe, and the CID wants to support their efforts to do so,” Allen said.

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 10.1 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.

Unique kids boutique! $25 = $50 worth of children's merchandise at Pretty Please in Buckhead

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