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The Second Chance Youth Conference Gives Insight into a Career in the "Green" Industry

The Second Chance Youth Conference Gives Insight into a Career in the "Green" Industry

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Mary Borden)

Youth Conference and Summit entitled “Managing Risk” When Seeking Educational, Career and Other Economic Development Opportunities in Agriculture and its Fast Emerging Green Industry

In 2006, 1.6 million youth between the ages of 14 and 18 dropped out of school.  Four years later, reports indicate 1.9 million youth the between the age of 14 and 24 left school.  “How do we reconnect and empower these young people to become self-sufficient, healthy and productive members of society?”  We can start by implementing community based programs like Second Chance Community Based Agricultural Mentoring Youth Outreach Initiative.   This initiative will introduce and  increase awareness of opportunities

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Unemployment rates may have increased but the unemployed have gotten savvy by creating their own destiny by blogging. Blogging has been identified as the number one source of brand recognition over contemporary advertisement!

Learn how to blog with purpose and clarity and most of all get seen!  Claire Watkins of High Gloss Blue and Erika Ward of BluLabel Bungalow have joined together to offer a 1 Day Blogging Workshop, called Blogging by Design! There’s something for everyone.

To see the Complete Schedule of Events, Click Here.

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.

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by City of Norcross)

The roundtable was created by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 (HB 277). The bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2010, allows 12 regions throughout the state to vote in 2012 on a 10-year, one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Friday was the Roundtable’s first official meeting. Mayor Johnson was elected by Gwinnett’s mayors to represent their municipalities during Roundtable discussion along with Commissioner Shirley Lassiter, who represents the county. According to Mayor Johnson, “I will work together with the Gwinnett Mayors and the Commission Chair to represent Gwinnett’s best interests in projects that impact our county.

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County school system) 

Students enrolled in the engineering program at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) soon will have a new instructional tool thanks to a generous gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation. The long-time supporter of the system’s start-up charter school has presented the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., with a donation for $21,000.

This gift will allow GSMST to purchase a new instructional tool--- a programmable personal fabricator. A personal fabricator is a computer-controlled tool that produces three-dimensional products by adding, removing, and assembling atoms, and can produce anything -- including itself.

Equipment of this caliber is typically found in a FAB LAB (Fabricator Laboratory) on the campus of elite engineering universities.

Four Companies Support New Community Pet Center in Stone Mountain

Four Companies Support New Community Pet Center in Stone Mountain

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by AARF)  The difficult economy has left many pets homeless and abandoned. The crisis of stray and abandoned pets has reached epic levels in the Atlanta metro area.

But one local animal welfare group is trying to do something new in these tough times. Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends is expanding their services at a new community pet center in Stone Mountain. The new AARF Pet Central will offer adoptions, training and pet supplies at a time when homeless pets need all of the help they can get.

National flooring provider, Lumber Liquidators, has stepped up to provide 1500 square feet of flooring for the new facility. In addition, three local Atlanta businesses are supporting AARF's efforts to save more pets and to keep more pets in their homes.

DeKalb County Public Safety Officials and Business Community Partner to Combat Crime

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by ehburton@dekalbcountyga.gov) Various DeKalb County public safety officials, county officials and local business leaders have partnered to create a "Crime & Coffee" workshop on December 2, at 8:30 a.m. at the Northlake Doubletree Hotel located at 4156 Lavista Road. The free hour-long workshop includes presentations from various public safety officials, a Q&A session and a complimentary continental breakfast.