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ROSWELL, Ga. — North Fulton Community Charities has named Marten Jallad the new director of operations. In his role, Jallad will oversee all operations and lead the facilities management and thrift shop teams.

ROSWELL, Ga. — North Fulton Community Charities has received a $300,000 commitment from LexisNexis Risk Solutions to establish a technology lab. The lab will help support the needs of individuals in workforce readiness, career search opportunities and adult education classes.

Lockwood will oversee the North Region of District 3 which includes Milton, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and all Cherokee County municipalities. Lockwood will also serve on the GMA’s 66-member Board of Directors.


Tap & Six has joined a growing number of businesses folding under the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. The family-owned craft beer market and bar, located on Oak Street, announced June 4 that it would host its last call on June 14.

Mary Lou Lanaux has recently joined Ansley Atlanta Real Estate in its Alpharetta location. Ansley Atlanta features one of the highest percentages of Million Dollar agents in the Metro Atlanta area.

The smart play for small businesses affected by the economic downturn is to pursue opportunities provided through the Small Business Administration’s expanded loan programs. That’s the word from a group of area bankers and business experts speaking at a special North Fulton Banking Forum

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — The resources of two area chambers of commerce have begun a collaboration to connect industries with potential labor forces in a series of virtual hiring events.


METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Small businesses have been rushing to get a share of more than $600 billion in relief loans made available through the Small Business Administration.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — For the second time in a year, many Halcyon businesses are opening their doors to customers. Most restaurants and retailers at the 135-acre mixed-use development had their grand openings last fall, but the coronavirus pandemic forced those companies to lock their doors …

With an ongoing pandemic, now is the time for estate planning and granting financial or medical power of attorney. That’s the word from Joe Anne Swain from Roswell-based Swain Law Firm. 

NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Some data already shows the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market in north Metro Atlanta, but it will be a while before a more clear picture comes into focus.


NORTH METRO ATLANTA — The coronavirus pandemic has impacted just about every industry, but people always need food. For weeks, grocery stores have been struggling to keep up with that demand, and many customers have been met with barren shelves.


ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While most businesses face an uncertain future during the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, sanitation services are booming.

About Sawnee EMC

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 181,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $720 million, with energy sales of

3.7 billion kWh and annual revenue of $355 million. With a team of approximately 340 dedicated professionals and over 11,373 miles of distribution line, Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Georgia banks are in better shape heading into this year’s looming financial crisis than they were 12 years ago at the outset of the Great Recession.

Are your top performers getting promoted based on the ongoing results they are achieving? Do you have a promotion model in place that encourages your employees to work hard to earn more status and money? Promoting your best performers is beneficial in many ways, including creating a culture …

Whether it’s a natural disaster, a criminal incident such as a mass shooting or fraud, or even a global pandemic, every business — no matter the size — will at some point experience an event which could have a substantial impact on its survival. 

As a small business owner that works long hours each day, are you carving out some time to keep in shape? Do you allocate time in your busy schedule to work out and get some physical fitness? Staying physically fit will help you stay mentally fit and enable you to do a better job in running …

After a long day of serving up fresh, hot refinance mortgages to my deserving customers, I popped into my local Publix to pick up a few things Brenda asked me to get.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Toyota Financial Services will open a new office in Alpharetta to become the company’s East Dealer Service Center. The investment of more than $8 million will bring 150 new jobs to area, state officials said.