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Sam Massell, Former Mayor of Atlanta, to Speak at BBA Breakfast February 24th

Sam Massell, Former Mayor of Atlanta, to Speak at BBA Breakfast February 24th

ATLANTA – (BBA) On Thursday, February 24, Sam Massell, President of the Buckhead Coalition, will speak at the Buckhead Business Association’s weekly breakfast and networking meeting (www.buckheadbusiness.org). The event is held at the City Club of Buckhead and starts at 7:30 AM.

Mayor Sam Massell is the founding president of the Buckhead Coalition, a nonprofit civic organization spearheaded by chief executive officers of major businesses in Buckhead. The Buckhead Coalition’s mission is to promote and nurture the quality of life and orderly growth of Buckhead.

“Mayor Massell’s annual address to the business men and women of Buckhead is an honor,” said Lolita B. Jackson, president of the BBA.

Skyland Trail Announces New Board Members

Skyland Trail Announces New Board Members

Atlanta- (Skyland Trail) Skyland Trail, a non-profit treatment facility for adults with mental illness, is pleased to welcome Jay D. Mitchell, Charlotte Pierce-Baker and Bob Walker as members of its Board of Directors. 


“We are honored that Jay, Charlotte and Bob have agreed to sign on in this capacity and will dedicate both their extensive knowledge and time to our organization,” said Board Chairman Mark C. West. “They each add a unique depth of experience to our Board, and we are excited about their contributions as we continue to shape the challenging landscape of mental health care.”

  • Jay D. Mitchell is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., where he is responsible for all legal affairs of the non-profit four (4) hospital system in the greater Atlanta area including flagship Piedmont Hospital. Prior to joining Piedmont, Mitchell was Senior Counsel at HCA, Inc.

Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project Installs Photovoltaic Array at Upper Etowah River Alliance

Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project Installs Photovoltaic Array at Upper Etowah River Alliance

Solar System Designed and Installed by Radiance Solar

The Upper Etowah River Alliance, an organization committed to the conservation of one of Georgia’s most beautiful river basins, announced the completion of a solar photovoltaic array funded by the Georgia Environmental Facility Authority (GEFA).  The array was designed and installed by Atlanta-based Radiance Solar, and is one of seven projects Radiance plans to complete through the GEFA-funded Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project.  

The 4.8kW photovoltaic system consists of 20 solar modules manufactured by Georgia-based Suniva. The Suniva system is situated atop the River Alliance’s Canton headquarters, creating approximately 6,480 kWh every year.

March 17-18: 5,000 Georgia Students Learn About Careers in Construction, Design, and Energy at Caree

March 17-18: 5,000 Georgia Students Learn About Careers in Construction, Design, and Energy at Caree

Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Event Connects Students to Employers and Post-Secondary Training and Education Programs

The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) will hold its 7th annual CareerExpo March 17-18, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse).  More than 5,000 students from across Georgia will attend the event, the state’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry.

Students will explore interactive exhibits that demonstrate the scope of the industry and learn about specific career paths by meeting building professionals, trade association representatives and educators from hundreds of organizations across the state including Turner Construction, Perkins + Will, Georgia Power, Georgia Tech, the U.S.

2011 Stock Market Challenge: Sanders Financial Management Teaches High School Students How to Invest

2011 Stock Market Challenge: Sanders Financial Management Teaches High School Students How to Invest

Sanders Financial Management (SFM) will again conduct its annual Stock Market Challenge at Norcross High School.  The nine-week event, now in its sixth year, teaches young people how the global financial system works, and prepares them for business careers in a competitive workforce.  It begins on February 14 and ends on April 15.  SFM is a financial advisory and investment management firm based in Norcross.

“We are excited to invite seniors from Norcross High School to participate in our simulated stock market competition,” said Owen Malcolm, chief operating officer of Sanders Financial Management.  “We’ll provide an overview of how the financial system works and general investment tips.  Then, after nine weeks, the student with the largest portfolio and greatest return is declared the winner and receives a $1,000 college scholarship.”

In 2010, David Lee, a Norcross High School senior, won the Stock Market Challenge.  Lee successfully i

Mastermind Super Bowl XLV Social Impact™ Study Spotlights Most Effective Use of Social Media

Mastermind Super Bowl XLV Social Impact™ Study Spotlights Most Effective Use of Social Media

A new Social Impact™ study from Mastermind, a leading social, mobile and digital agency, is examining the sentiment and volume for all brands marketing and advertising around Super Bowl XLV (Feb. 6, 2011 on Fox).  Following the Super Bowl, the report will analyze which brands got the most boost, and which turned a short-term social media spike into a longer lasting conversation.

“Leading up to the game, Visa, Doritos and Bud Lite are generating the strongest online conversations,” says Joe Schab, president of Mastermind.  “But is advertising during the Super Bowl a good investment?

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has the responsibility for administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

It is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis.  NSP grants allow municipalities to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis.  

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, the city's Office of Housing is hosting a public information session.  The community is invited to attend the free event.  Here are the details:

NSP Public Information Session: Saturday, Feb, 5, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street.

More Important Information about the City of Atlanta NSP:

In September 2010, the U.S.