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LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com, the digital platform for career women, hosted its 8th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on November 13. More than 300 professional women attended the luncheon event, at the Atlanta History Center, along with more than 550 unique viewers joining via live stream. Some viewers planned gatherings of 50 or more women and leveraged the event to enhance their own business and networking meetings in cities across the globe.

The executives on the panel candidly answered questions related to their career paths to the C-Suite. Glenda Umaña, anchor at CNN en Español, was the event’s moderator. Read LittlePINKBook.com’s “Top 10 Takeaways” for favorite thoughts shared by the three panelists:

·        Teri List-Stoll, SVP and Treasurer, Procter & Gamble

East Metro Business Expo After Hours to be held Thursday

East Metro Business Expo After Hours to be held Thursday

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The chambers of commerce for Conyers-Rockdale, DeKalb and Lithonia have teamed up to host a business expo this week.

The East Metro Business Expo After Hours will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn at Stonecrest.

Members of the participating chambers will have displays at the event. There will also be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Everyone is invited to attend. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Visit the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce website for more information or to register for the event. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 7890 Mall Ring Road in Lithonia.

Higher pay for DeKalb school administrators draws fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Just a few months ago, DeKalb County's School Board was cutting millions from its budget and eliminating jobs.

Now some are wondering how they can approve raises for 4 top school administrators, especially with very little public notice.

"We didn't even have a full board to even vote on the decision to give those particular people raises," DeKalb County parent Cheryl Miller told 11Alive News.

The community school activist accuses the school system of pulling a fast one.

They only gave a few hours notice that the salary hikes would be on the agenda for a Monday meeting attended by only five of nine board members.

At the request of new Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson, the board voted 3-to-2 to give higher salaries to four of her top administrators, ranging from $3,400 to $4,000 a year more.

Burlington Coat Factory to open in Lilburn

Burlington Coat Factory to open in Lilburn

LILBURN, Ga. -- A brand new Burlington Coat Factory will open in Lilburn Friday.

The store, which is located in the Killian Hill Village shopping center on Stone Mountain Highway, will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

Representatives for the department store chain's philanthropic program, Burlington Gives Back, will be on hand to introduce the non-profit to Gwinnett. Burlington Gives Back donates new clothing to local charities through a partnership with Fashion Delivers.

Learn more about Burlington at burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

Country Inns & Suites Wants to You To Wake Up and Smell The Breakfast

Country Inns & Suites Wants to You To Wake Up and Smell The Breakfast

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- With the panorama of Stone Mountain on the background lies Country Inns & Suites. This midscale hotel believes that great food, comfortable hospitality, and travel empathy are important parts of providing a good guest experience.

Looking for ways to ensure a happy hotel guest, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson has enhanced and redesigned their complimentary breakfast.

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Emily Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, moderated a panel at the 14th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held May 4, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sanders, consistently ranked one of the top women in wealth management nationwide, led a discussion on “Developing Relationships That Support Entrepreneurial Success.”

The Women’s Leadership Forum is presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

The experts on the panel included:

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."