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Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries plans to hire about 300 employees for the upcoming spring planting season.

The nursery chain will hold a career fair Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all its Georgia locations.

Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Planting enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

Avalon to welcome 12 new tenants

Avalon to welcome 12 new tenants

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Avalon, the mixed-use development that opened late last year in Alpharetta, will soon boast 12 new tenants.

Anthropologie, Antico Pizza and Caffe Gio all recently opened their Avalon locations.

Three more businesses will open next month:

exhale (Feb. 2), a boutique barre/fitness/yoga studio
* Colletta (Feb. 5), an Italian restaurant
* Crate & Barrel (Feb. 12), the famous furniture and décor store

Other retailers that will soon make Avalon their new home include Marmi, Boston Proper, Piedmont Nails, Johnny Was, LottaFrutta and Bonobos.

Phase II of Avalon is expected to be completed in late October 2016.

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

(WXIA) -- Wednesday, Jan. 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. All Atlanta-area J. Christopher's restaurants will celebrate the beloved holiday with a special on the chain's signature Blueberry Crunchcakes.

From Jan. 26-30, J. Christopher's will offer a short stack of Blueberry Crunchcakes for only $5.

Blueberry Crunchcakes are blueberry pancakes topped with fortified granola and more blueberries.

Visit jchristophers.com to find a location.

Pike Nurseries to host birding sale and class

Pike Nurseries to host birding sale and class

ATLANTA -- With winter temperatures quickly dropping, now is the best time to welcome winged wildlife with food, shelter and water.  Feathered friends will appreciate a safe refuge from the cold, and bird lovers will enjoy a colorful flurry of activity right at their doorstep!

To help customers ready their yards for winter birds, Pike Nurseries is hosting a special birding sale this Saturday, Jan. 17. With 20% off bird houses, bird feeders, bird seed and accessories, avid and first-time enthusiasts alike can stock up on all the essentials to attract a variety of birds straight to their yard.

All Pike Nurseries locations will also host a free birding basics class on Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. During the class, guests will learn the essentials needed to attract birds, what type of bird food is best for certain species and how to create an inviting habitat for them during the crucial winter months.

Taste of Atlanta offers 'pop-up' discounted tickets

Taste of Atlanta offers 'pop-up' discounted tickets

ATLANTA -- Food lovers hungry for a bargain are in for a big surprise. Taste of Atlanta, which is gearing up for its gourmet return to Midtown at Tech Square Oct. 24 – 26, will host special “Pop-Up” ticket sales with $5 off all purchases at select restaurants leading up to the festival. The first 10 purchases at each restaurant location will also receive a complimentary second ticket, as part of a “Buy One, Get One Free” deal.

Discounted tickets will be available at:

* Thursday, Oct. 16: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Family Dog (1402 North Highland Avenue)
* Wednesday, Oct. 22: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at South Main Kitchen (9 South Main Street, Alpharetta)
* Thursday, Oct. 23: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Table at Ten (990 Piedmont Avenue)

HoneyBaked Ham adding 10,000 holiday workers

HoneyBaked Ham adding 10,000 holiday workers

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- HoneyBaked Ham will hire 10,000 people for part-time holiday jobs.

The Atlanta-based glazed ham and turkey retailer said that’s a 600-percent total increase in its workforce across 400 stores. The company operates 21 stores in metro Atlanta.

“More than 2.5 million customers invite HoneyBaked to their important holiday gatherings during the holiday season company-wide, from Thanksgiving through the start of the new year,” said President and COO Maggie DeCan. “We’re happy to employ 10,000 people during the holidays when many need an extra income. These seasonal employees are instrumental in HoneyBaked’s ability to deliver our great products to our millions of cherished customers during our busiest season.”