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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

ATLANTA, GA, June 14, 2011 – For the entire month of June, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney  will encourage, recognize and reward employees for volunteering in their local community. All its  employees in Atlanta, close to 400, are encouraged to get out, volunteer their time and help their community.

On the first day of the month, employees from Petra Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney spent the day stocking the food pantry and preparing food to be donated at the Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) on Peachtree Road. BCM provides emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis. The organization places special emphasis on preventing homelessness through education and the provision of food, clothing and financial assistance with rent and utilities.

“We are proud to be associated with a firm that puts so much emphasis and value on giving back,” said Jim Easterling, senior vice president of Petra Wealth Management Group.

Iverson's Lamborghini still sitting in impound

Iverson's Lamborghini still sitting in impound

ATLANTA -- Allen Iverson's Lamborghini Murcielago remains on an Atlanta-area impound lot more than three months after it was impounded for a lack of registration.

In early April, Atlanta Police officers pulled Iverson over in Buckhead because his Lamborghini did not have a license plate.

When officers had the high-performance sports car towed, the 11-time NBA All Star famously told officer, "Take my car. I have 10 others."

A hundred days later, that exotic ride with the other-worldly price tag sits, rusting in the summer sun, behind a strip club on Cheshire Bridge Road at Futo's Towing.

PHOTOS: Iverson's Lamborghini still sitting in impound

Jeff Mango named keynote speaker for Eggs & Enterprise

Jeff Mango named keynote speaker for Eggs & Enterprise

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Jeff Mango, president of the Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless, will be the keynote speaker for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Enterprise breakfast.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 28 at the Metropolitan Club (5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, 30005).

In his position with Verizon Wireless, Mango oversees nearly 2,000 employees as well as sales and operations, marketing, distribution, customer service and financial results.

The Georgia/Alabama region is headquartered in Alpharetta, as is Verizon's South Area.

Mango is active in the Atlanta business community and was named one of Georgia Trend magazine's Top 40 Under 40 in 2008.

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top junior golfers to compete in Rome Classic

Top junior golfers to compete in Rome Classic

ROME, Ga. -- Coosa County Club in Rome will welcome the nation's top junior golfers for the 12th consecutive year to the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic in June.

Staged by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), the 96-player tournament field includes juniors from 10 states and the District of Columbia, as well as players from Canada, Mexico and Venezuela.

The field boasts 45 golfers from Georgia.

The Classic will be held Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16. Coosa Country Club is located at 110 Branham Avenue in Rome.

Highlighting the Boys Division this year is Patrick Grahek. The high school senior from Alpharetta, who has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Notre Dame, took second place at the 2010 W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek in Maple Grove, Minn.

North Fulton forms new relationships with U.K.

North Fulton forms new relationships with U.K.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A Memorandum of Understanding to promote trade and direct foreign investment opportunities between the United Kingdom and North Atlanta has begun.

"The United Kingdom is and will remain a strong business partner for our region," said Brandon Beach, CEO of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. "We have several major companies in our footprint which have ties to the United Kingdom and expect more. We have numerous companies in our region who have expressed to us their interest in expanding into the U.K. and Europe."

Jeremy Taylor, CEO of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association, entered into the Memorandum of Understanding with Beach.

The Gatwick Diamond Business District is located south of London and is centered on the Gatwick Airport.

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

Mexican Music composer Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández is an icon in the classical music and especially in Atlanta where he is a  violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Atlanta Virtuosi Foundation, Inc. and the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, began his study of music in Mexico. At age 14, he began studying with Henryk Szeryng, and continued as Szeryng became his principal mentor in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.