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Leff’s Atlanta Media launches 'News from the PR Dept.'

Leff’s Atlanta Media launches 'News from the PR Dept.'

Seven Years and Thousands of Updates Later, Leff’s Atlanta Media (www.LeffsAtlantaMedia.com) Continues to Track and Report on Atlanta’s Diverse Media Community

It’s been seven years since Atlanta public relations executive Mitch Leff launched Atlanta’s most comprehensive database of local media, Leff’s Atlanta Media (www.leffsatlantamedia.com), and the site continues to grow.  This month, the site will add a new section, “News from the PR Dept.,” tracking news items of interest to media and public relations professionals.

The new feature will appear on the Leff’s Atlanta Media blog and in the site’s monthly “Mitch’s Media Musings” newsletter and will include:

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com, the digital platform for career women, hosted its 8th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on November 13. More than 300 professional women attended the luncheon event, at the Atlanta History Center, along with more than 550 unique viewers joining via live stream. Some viewers planned gatherings of 50 or more women and leveraged the event to enhance their own business and networking meetings in cities across the globe.

The executives on the panel candidly answered questions related to their career paths to the C-Suite. Glenda Umaña, anchor at CNN en Español, was the event’s moderator. Read LittlePINKBook.com’s “Top 10 Takeaways” for favorite thoughts shared by the three panelists:

·        Teri List-Stoll, SVP and Treasurer, Procter & Gamble

North Fulton Chamber joins RUMC Job Networking Program

North Fulton Chamber joins RUMC Job Networking Program

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell United Methodist Church has joined forces with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) to lower the unemployment rate in Fulton County.

GNFCC president and CEO Brandon Beach announced Wednesday that the RUMC Job Networking Program, which was created 24 years ago, has partnered with the chamber.

"This alliance is a great example of how organizations can collaborate to address the needs of the community," Al Nash, executive director of Progress Partners North Fulton Atlanta, said in a statement. "It's important to our economic development strategy that we have a vehicle to match up qualified candidates with jobs that are being generated in North Fulton."

The chamber is encouraging local businesses with job openings to send information to the Job Networking Program.

Starbucks buying Atlanta-based Teavana for $620M

Starbucks buying Atlanta-based Teavana for $620M

NEW YORK -- Starbucks wants to make the tea shop as ubiquitous as its namesake cafes.

The Seattle-based company said Wednesday that it will pay $620 million in cash to buy Atlanta-based Teavana Holdings Inc., which sells high-end loose leaf teas in 300 shopping mall locations. The plan is to grow Teavana's footprint beyond the suburban mall with stand-alone shops around the world, while adding tea bars where customers can buy hot and cold drinks.

The deal marks Starbucks latest push to expand beyond its cafes, with the company facing intensifying competition from fast-food chains offering specialty coffees. Last summer Starbucks bought small bakery chain La Boulange for $100 million. Last year it added fresh-juice maker Evolution to its stable for $30 million.

Atlanta independent public relations firms take home 3 Phoenix Awards at 2012 awards gala

Atlanta independent public relations firms take home 3 Phoenix Awards at 2012 awards gala

ATLANTA -- Five of Atlanta’s top independent public relation agencies were honored November 8, 2012 at the Public Relations Society of America/Georgia’s annual Phoenix awards. The awards are given for excellence in a range of public relations and marketing categories.

Leff & Associates won the Phoenix award for its work on Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2011 press conference announcing a new public service announcement starring 21 notable BGCA alums. The press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The goal was to use the star power of the PSA to focus attention on the services and opportunities Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers to the at-risk youth of our nation.

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] won first and third places for the Best Covered Deck in the North American Deck and Railing Association's annual competition. NADRA is composed of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. The association emphasizes safe building practices and deck safety.

"MOSAIC Group's winning entry is a true outdoor living space," said Co-owner Rick Goldstein, a registered architect. "Our goal was to make a visual connection between the home and the view to the pool.

UHY Advisors wins APICS Atlanta 2012 Company of the Year

UHY Advisors wins APICS Atlanta 2012 Company of the Year

Principal Amy Gallagher Earns President's Distinguished Leadership Award

UHY Advisors, Inc. has earned the 2012 Company of the Year award from the Atlanta APICS Chapter, and Principal Amy Gallagher was honored with the APICS President’s Distinguished Leadership Award. APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management.