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Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Michael Merlin, a managing director and financial advisor in its wealth management office in Atlanta has been named to the firm’s prestigious Chairman’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors.

The appointment recognizes Michael’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1998, is an Atlanta native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Michael currently lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Caren, and sons, Jonathan and Ryan.  

For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Creative experts wanted to serve on LEGOLAND Creative Crew

Creative experts wanted to serve on LEGOLAND Creative Crew

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is seeking new children to serve on its Creative Crew for 2015!

Aries Viera, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s Master Model Builder, is looking for fellow creative minds to join his specialized team of junior model builders. Creative Crew members will have access to special events, provide insight on future activities at the attraction and be part of a group of opinion-leaders who will lead LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta into the future.

“This year’s submission theme is 'Miniland Goes Wild,' so we can’t wait to see what animal-themed builds the contestants create,” Viera said. “Our team is always so impressed with the amount of talent and artistic ability our Creative Crew brings to the table, and we can’t wait to meet the newest members to work alongside of in 2015!”

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).

 

Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

ATLANTA -- Turnaround professional Paul Share has been promoted to a Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie Inc. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, he specializes in interim management and financial turnaround roles for private equity portfolio companies among a number of other industries.  This announcement was made by Van E. Conway, CEO and president of Conway MacKenzie Inc.

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced today that Jim Hansberger, a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Atlanta office was named to REP. Magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors.”

The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are ranked exclusively on assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.

“We are extremely proud that Jim Hansberger is representing Morgan Stanley on this list,” said Michael Outlaw, Complex Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office.  “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules: