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UHY Advisors Taps Beth Bissell as Marketing Manager for Atlanta Office

UHY Advisors Taps Beth Bissell as Marketing Manager for Atlanta Office

UHY Advisors Inc. today announced the appointment of Beth Bissell as Marketing Manager for the Southeast practice. Bissell will be based in the Atlanta office, serving clients nationwide. She brings expertise in proposal writing, as well as design, process improvement and project management and will report to UHY Advisors’ Managing Director in the southeast, Frank Fenello.

“Beth Bissell’s extensive experience in proposal design and process will take us to a new level,” said Frank Fenello. “It’s vital that we provide our clients with materials that embody not just information but also the transformative power of what UHY Advisors offers companies.”

Nationally, UHY Advisors is one of the top 25 professional services firms specializing in business consulting and tax services to public and private companies in the Fortune 1000 and middle market.

FMSA Student Selected as National Finalist

FMSA Student Selected as National Finalist

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Marissa Stacholy, an eighth-grade student at First Montessori School of Atlanta and the daughter of Lisa and Jan Stacholy of Dunwoody, has been chosen as a national finalist in the River of Words Poetry & Art Contest. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Literacy at Saint Mary's College of California, the contest is the largest international youth poetry and art competition in the world.

The judging panel, which included former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, selected less than 100 poems and pieces of art from tens of thousands of entries.

Marissa will receive a medal, and her poetry will be included in the ROW's anthology. A copy of the book will be donated in her name to First Montessori School of Atlanta and her public library branch.

MODA Floors & Interiors Participates in Bedroom Makeover

MODA Floors & Interiors Participates in Bedroom Makeover

MODA Floors & Interiors served as a sponsor for the annual Agape Bedroom Makeover project. The Agape Community Center, a non-profit organization, provides a variety of programs and services for residents of all ages in the Bolton Road community in Northwest Atlanta.

The MODA Floors & Interiors team patched and painted the walls, replaced the carpet and purchased furniture and bedding for the four children. MODA interior designer Theresa Minkoff decorated the room based on what the kids described as their "dream bedroom."

In addition to MODA staff, painters and carpenters supplied by Sawhorse Remodeling participated in the bedroom makeover project.

"You've given these children an incredible gift," said Jared Sulc, Agape's development assistant. "You're helping Agape to empower and support economically disadvantaged families within the community to embrace their full potential."

Ray’s on the River Announces Dates for Riverside Jazz Concert Series to Benefit Local Charities

Ray’s on the River Announces Dates for Riverside Jazz Concert Series to Benefit Local Charities

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Beginning in May, Ray’s on the River will host an intimate, three-part jazz concert series to benefit local charities. The concerts will be held at Ray’s on the River’s manicured Event Lawn that overlooks the Chattahoochee River.

“We’re really excited to host such renowned jazz musicians and to be able to partner with such worthy causes,” said Mike Ross, director of operations for Ray’s Restaurants. “As an Atlanta restaurant group, we feel we have a great responsibility to give back to our local community. The Chattahoochee River is the perfect setting to enjoy an afternoon of live music and great food with friends and family.”

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

APD appoints LGBT liaison

APD appoints LGBT liaison

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department has named a new LGBT liaison officer to serve the department.

Officer Kristin Knight was appointed to her position last week by Chief George Turner.

"I'm looking forward to this wonderful and challenging opportunity to serve as a link between the LGBT community and the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department," Knight said after she was appointed. "As a proud member of both the gay community and the APD, I will take great pride and care in ensuring we continue our mutual respect and understanding."

Knight joined APD in 2005, working as a patrol officer downtown and in Midtown. Last year, the Connecticut native joined the Community Liaison Unit. She originally moved south to attend Clark Atlanta University and is now completing her bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Saint Leo University.

Journalist, doctor added to Berry Board of Visitors

Journalist, doctor added to Berry Board of Visitors

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Board of Visitors recently welcomed two new members.

Maria Saporta and Dr. Brandon Bushnell were appointed to the board last month.

Bushnell is an orthopedic and sports medicine doctor at Harbin Clinic in Rome. He is involved with a number of notable organizations, including Floyd Medical Center, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Berry College Athletics and the Rome Braves. Dr. Bushnell majored in religious studies at Vanderbilt University and completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.