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Morgan Stanley’s Michael Merlin joins Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

Morgan Stanley’s Michael Merlin joins Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

ATLANTA -- Michael Merlin, an Executive Director at Hansberger & Merlin of Morgan Stanley in Atlanta has recently been named to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO).

“We are excited and pleased that Michael Merlin will be joining our Board of Directors,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. “Michael has been a tremendous supporter of the ASO, and we look forward to having his superb leadership and business expertise help shape the future of this renowned Orchestra.”

Mr. Merlin commented, “I am both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board.  The dedication that the ASO has to music education for all members of our community is inspiring.  I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the ASO to increase the impact of this great organization.”

Winners set to be announced for the 2013 LLS Man & Woman of the Year

Winners set to be announced for the 2013 LLS Man & Woman of the Year

Seventeen outstanding local professionals are vying for the title of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year.  In the Man & Woman of the Year campaign, candidates compete in honor of the 2013 Boy and Girl of the Year, Watson and Mya, who are local blood cancer survivors. The titles are awarded to the man and woman who raise the most funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in a ten-week period which this year the grand total is expected to exceed $600,000. The winners are announced at a Grand Finale Gala taking place this Saturday, June 8th at the Loews Atlanta Hotel and featuring a silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. Vikki Locke and Kelly Stevens of the B98.5FM Morning Show will present as master of ceremonies.

The 2013 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year class includes the following individuals:

NFL Quarterback Cam Newton to make personal appearance at Phipps Plaza Belk

NFL Quarterback Cam Newton to make personal appearance at Phipps Plaza Belk

ATLANTA -- NFL quarterback Cam Newton will make a personal appearance at Belk Phipps Plaza, to showcase his new clothing line, MADE Cam Newton, to the public. Event attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Newton, enter to win a $300 MADE Cam Newton wardrobe, receive an autographed photo and view the new MADE Cam Newton collection.

For more information on date and time of Cam Newton's appearance visit Tastemakermag.com

Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

ATLANTA -- Learn more about the 3 Keys to Becoming a Confident Woman and the Logistics of Life.

Pamela is an advocate for human potential with an unwavering commitment to assisting women in their quest toward achieving something more. She has a distinct gift for helping others to uncover their value and regain their warrior status to move toward achieving their life’s goals. 

Pamela provides several backdrops for helping women to uncover their value.  She conducts boundary development seminars and journaling workshops throughout the Atlanta area, facilitates virtual Journaling Groups and weaves journal writing into every aspect of her coaching as a form of self-reflection, discovery and empowerment.

Jim Hansberger named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”

Jim Hansberger named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”

Morgan Stanley announced today that, Jim Hansberger, Managing Director-Wealth Management with the Hansberger Group in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to The Financial Times’ inaugural list of America’s Top 400 Advisors.

The “Financial Times’ Top 400 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who have a minimum of $250 million in assets under management (AUM) and ten years of industry experience. Qualified financial advisors were scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance records, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility.  Financial advisors also had to commit to complete anonymous quarterly sentiment surveys for the FT.

Ron Hart named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”

Ron Hart named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”

Morgan Stanley announced today that, Ron Hart, Managing Director in the Firm’s Wealth Management office, has been named to The Financial Times’ inaugural list of America’s Top 400 Advisors.

The “Financial Times’ Top 400 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who have a minimum of $250 million in assets under management (AUM) and ten years of industry experience. Qualified financial advisors were scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance records, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility.  Financial advisors also had to commit to complete anonymous quarterly sentiment surveys for the FT.

Springmont students share business ideas

Springmont students share business ideas

New business ideas sometimes come when we least expect them and from unexpected sources. Twelve students, ages six to 13, are getting a jump start on creating their new business as part of The Springmont School's ClubPreneur program.

Springmont's Marketing Director Andrea Horton teaches the steps needed to start a business, including identifying the need, researching the competition, determining pricing and generating buzz for the product or service.

Each student delivers a presentation outlining their business strategy. The concepts recently presented included a lemonade stand with distinctive flavors, a cleaning service, a workout video that allows viewers to earn coins to play a special video game, and custom-designed cases to accessorize your IPhone, IPad, IPodTouch or similar device.