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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Charitable Tourney Benefitted the March Forth With Hope Foundation

Tradebank of Charlotte (an outlet of Lawrenceville-based Tradebank International) successfully ran its 1st Annual Golf Tournament with proceeds to benefit the March Forth With Hope Foundation. The event took place June 22 at the Olde Sycamore Golf Course in N.C..

“We are pleased to have hosted our first golf tournament in cooperation with March Forth With Hope,” said Michael Torcellini, a regional owner of Tradebank of Charlotte. “It is an excellent organization and this tournament provided us and our Tradebank members an opportunity to support a foundation that means a great deal to all of us.”

The March Forth with Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

New Survey: 80 Percent of Employees Take At Least One Week Off During Summer Months Companies Must Take Action to Run Optimally

Atlanta, July 1, 2011 – With summer officially here, more than 80 percent of U.S.

Free limousine service from select Alpharetta restaurants to all Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts

Free limousine service from select Alpharetta restaurants to all Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts

Alpharetta --  The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, in cooperation with the Downtown Alpharetta Trade Association, is announcing free limousine service from select Alpharetta restaurants to all Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre during the 2011 season. The first concert in the series is the All American Celebration, July 4 at 8 p.m. which will feature patriotic standards, sing-along anthems and a spectacular fireworks display.

Diners may select from downtown Alpharetta restaurants Smokejack BBQ, Durty Kelly’s Public House, Pure Taqueria or 52 Bistro. Limos will offer free pick up from these locations one hour before each concert, continuing every 15 minutes until the concert begins. Return service will be offered every 15 minutes for one hour following performances. No limo reservations are required.

Conway MacKenzie Wins “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” Award

Conway MacKenzie Wins “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” Award

Conway MacKenzie, a consulting firm specializing in turnaround and crisis management, transaction advisory, litigation support and forensic analysis services, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

“Creating and supporting a superior work culture and environment at Conway MacKenzie has long been a priority of the senior management. To be recognized for this commitment is a great honor,” said Greg Charleston, senior managing director and leader of the Atlanta office.

Fulton unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

Fulton unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 10.1 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.