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Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2012, beginning at 9:30 A.M.  The meeting will be held in Seminar Room 205, Sections A & B of the Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW in Atlanta, GA 30310.  The Board will elect officers for the program year, which begins July 1, 2012

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

Georgia Tech receives $50M gift

Georgia Tech receives $50M gift

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech says it has received a $50 million gift from an alumnus that will be the single largest cash gift in school history when it's completed in 2013.

Georgia Tech officials on Monday announced the gift from Ernest Scheller Jr., a 1952 graduate. The school said the College of Management is being renamed the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business in his honor.

School officials say the donation is already being used to increase faculty during a time when budgets have been cut. The funds will be used to add nine endowed faculty chairs and professorships as well as 43 undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

Dean of the College of Business Steve Salbu says the donation will help the school stay competitive in tough economic times.

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Emily Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, moderated a panel at the 14th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held May 4, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sanders, consistently ranked one of the top women in wealth management nationwide, led a discussion on “Developing Relationships That Support Entrepreneurial Success.”

The Women’s Leadership Forum is presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

The experts on the panel included:

Atlanta gets nation's first heart valve center

ATLANTA - The Piedmont Heart Institute says it has received a $20 million grant from the Marcus Foundation to establish the nation's first heart valve reference center at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital.

"Atlanta is the perfect place for this unique center and Piedmont Heart Institute is the organization that will make it happen," said Bernie Marcus, philanthropist and one of Atlanta's biggest ambassadors. "We have an international airport, a great hospitality industry and excellent medical expertise. My goal is to enhance the latter and provide our experts with new tools and capabilities needed to help more people across the country."

Michael Outlaw Receives Promotion at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Atlanta

Michael Outlaw Receives Promotion at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Atlanta

ATLANTA, May 1, 2012– Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Michael Outlaw has been promoted to Managing Director in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Atlanta. 

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, since 1996, is a native of Charleston, SC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College and holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. Michael currently lives in Atlanta.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.  For more information, contact 404-266-6594.

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."

Cypress Pint & Plate celebrates 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with a fundraiser for a local troop

Cypress Pint & Plate celebrates 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with a fundraiser for a local troop

MIDTOWN -  Does beer and Girl Scout cookies sound like a good mix?  Maybe or maybe not, but everyone likes supporting a good cause and Cypress Street Pint and Plate will be raising funds for local Girl Scout Troop #29359 in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Girl Scout organization.  The monies will be used for the troop's trip to Savannah this summer to visit the "birthplace of the Girl Scouts".