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Piedmont Heart Institute Partners with Sharecare.com, a New Online Health and Wellness QA Platform

ATLANTA (October 11, 2010) – Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) today announced a partnership with Sharecare.com, a interactive web-based health and wellness platform  that will provide consumers with expert answers to health questions. Sharecare is backed by Internet entrepreneur and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, leading cardiac surgeon, health expert and host of “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Piedmont Heart Institute, along with a handful of other well-known hospital partners across the country such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is capitalizing on the Sharecare partnership to encourage Georgia residents to enter into discussions of health and wellness by providing answers to cardiology and cardiovascular questions.

RBC Bank Host Benefit Concert, October 12th

This Tuesday, October 12 th from 7- 9 p.m., RBC Bank is hosting a benifit concert to raise funds for children in the Atlanta area. RBC Bank’s CEO Jim Westlake and his rock band The Performing Assets will take the stage at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Road NE) to raise money and canned food for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. 

RBC Bank president Reggie Davis will present a check for $25,000 to the organization’s president William Lampley and bank employees will bring canned food items to be donated to the organization for children who may not receive adequate food at home. 

Wider Sidewalks and a City-Like Feel Comes to Buckhead

Recently, the Atlanta City Council approved new zoning that will bring welcomed changes to Buckhead, setting the stage for a more walkable, urban community enriched with public art and parks, wide sidewalks, green space, transportation options and outdoor dining.

The new district enhances existing regulations by clearly defining street treatments, facades, sidewalk widths, signage, greenspace and other public elements.

BBA forms Buckhead Business Foundation

The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) will be launching the Buckhead Business Foundation (BBF). This foundation is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization which will facilitate the charitable activities of the BBA through community outreach in the areas of Education, Greenspace, Leadership, and Community Activities in support of the Buckhead community.

“The Buckhead Business Foundation will allow BBA members to work directly in support of our community,” notes Heather Wright, president of the BBA and president-elect of the BBF.

Sept. 23: Mastermind EVP Mike Gelfond Speaks on Social Media ROI at LIFT Summit in Atlanta

Mike Gelfond, EVP of Atlanta-based Mastermind, a leading social, digital and promotion agency, will be part of a panel discussing how businesses can measure social return on investment (SROI).  The panel, “The Roadmap to Measuring Social Return on Investment,” is part of the one-day Lift Summit on Sept.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

Sept. 23: Mastermind EVP Mike Gelfond Speaks on Social Media ROI at LIFT Summit in Atlanta

Mike Gelfond, EVP of Atlanta-based Mastermind, a leading social, digital and promotion agency, will be part of a panel discussing how businesses can measure social return on investment (SROI).  The panel, “The Roadmap to Measuring Social Return on Investment,” is part of the one-day Lift Summit on Sept. 23 at the Lowes Hotel in Atlanta.

The Lift Summit will show attendees how to improve and execute a successful social strategy, and connect with savvy bloggers, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals.

Gelfond will be helping attendees understand the dynamic metric system used to measure ROI.  He will also discuss key elements of how companies can accurately assess their online presence.