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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Jim Carrey, TLC star to hold book signings

Jim Carrey, TLC star to hold book signings

ATLANTA -- An A-list actor and a reality TV star will hold separate book signings in Buckhead this weekend.

Jim Carrey is currently in Atlanta to film the movie Dumb and Dumber To.

PHOTOS | Dumb and Dumber To films in Marietta

He will appear at the Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road on Saturday, Oct. 19. Carrey will sign copies of his children's book, "How Roland Rolls," beginning at 2 p.m.

According to Carrey, "How Roland Rolls" is "a story about a wave named Roland who's afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he's stuck by the notion that he's not just a wave -- he's a whole big, wide ocean! It shows humanity's interconnectedness through the metaphor of a wave in the ocean."

Garry W. Bridgeman joins Graystone Consulting

Garry W. Bridgeman joins Graystone Consulting

ATLANTA -- Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley, announced that Garry W. Bridgeman, Certified Investment Management Analyst, has joined the Firm’s Wealth Management office in Atlanta as an Executive Director, Financial Advisor and Institutional Consulting Director.

Mr. Bridgeman specializes in providing consulting services to philanthropic organizations, governments, corporations and individuals.  He worked at Merrill Lynch for over 34 years as a Global Institutional Consultant and Private Wealth Advisor and most recently with the Private Banking & Investment Group.

“We are delighted and honored to welcome Garry to Graystone Consulting,” said Michael Outlaw, Managing Director and Buckhead Complex Manager in Atlanta.  “Garry is a leader in the industry and community.  His extensive experience, background and reputation make him a valuable addition to the Firm.”

Community Service Award winner dies

Community Service Award winner dies

ATLANTA -- One of the 2013 winners of 11Alive's Community Service Awards has passed away.

Brian Lucas died Aug. 20. The Decatur resident and former U.S. Navy Blue Angel was 45.

VIDEO | Meet Brian Lucas

Lucas received the award for his work with the Shepherd Center, Atlanta's famed spinal cord and traumatic brain injury clinic. He volunteered at the hospital, welcoming new patients and their families. Lucas began his journey with the Shepherd Center as a two-time patient -- he received a brain injury in an attack and a spinal cord injury in a low-speed car accident.

His family asks that anyone who would like to honor Brian's memory make a donation in his name to the Shepherd Center.

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

ATLANTA -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has selected 50 students from across Georgia to serve on his 2013-14 Student Advisory Council.

More than 700 teens applied to join this year's council, which was formed to give young people a voice in how their classrooms are organized.

"Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable," Barge said in a statement. "The students are ultimately the ones impacted by our work, and I want them to share their ideas and concerns as we address many critical issues."

The council will meet three times this school year to discuss how state policies have an impact in their classrooms. They will also serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools.

A number of the Student Advisory Council members are from metro Atlanta, including:

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

ATLANTA -- Popular Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off his 2013 reelection campaign with a rally on the front steps of City Hall.

The 44-year-old mayor said he held Monday's event mainly to reassure everyone he has no other political ambitions despite receiving several offers.

FULL COVERAGE | Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

"I've got my dream job," the former Democratic state lawmaker said. "Sorry if people think I don't aim high enough ... my mother thinks I should be a senator by now."

"I think I make the mayor's office look sexy," Reed added with a laugh.

When asked about his plans four years from now, he said he wasn't sure.