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Four Metro Atlanta Caribou Coffee stores closing April 14

Four Metro Atlanta Caribou Coffee stores closing April 14

ATLANTA -- Coffee retailer Caribou Coffee said Monday they were closing four locations in metro Atlanta on April 14 as part of a larger set of store closings.

The company said it will close 80 locations nationally, and convert another 88 locations to Peet's Coffee locations, including the company's remaining nine stores in metro Atlanta.

The local stores that will be closing will be the locations on North Druid Hills Road, the Norcross store on Peachtree Parkway, and both Marietta locations -- on Powers Ferry Road and on Johnson Ferry Road.

The chain, America's second largest coffee chain behind Starbucks, was acquired in December 2012 by Joh. A. Benckiser, the German company which also recently acquired the West Coast coffee chain Peet's.

GA Tech graduates make more money

ATLANTA -- It truly pays to graduate from Georgia Tech.

Our partners at the Atlanta Business Chronicle report that the college lands in the top 25 when it comes to students who earn the most money, after graduation.

Tech's college of computing ranked number 12, with an average salary of over $63,000

Tech's college of engineering came in at number 16, with an average salary over $62,000.

Georgia Tech is the only Georgia school on the list.

UHY Advisors to offer Project Management Professional Training in Atlanta

UHY Advisors to offer Project Management Professional Training in Atlanta

UHY Advisors, Inc. today announced it will begin offering training classes for the highly regarded Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. The certification is offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI), which sets the standards for project management. UHY is offering business professionals a chance to enroll at a 25 percent discount, and open enrollment is underway.  In addition, CPAs participating in this training are eligible to receive up to 32 hours of CPE credits.  The first set of classes will be held in Atlanta from April 15 – April 17.  Subsequent training sessions will be held in Michigan and Texas later in the year.

Barnes & Noble closing Camp Creek store in July

(WXIA) -- 11Alive News has learned that Barnes & Noble plans to close its Camp Creek Marketplace store in East Point when its lease expires in July.

"The current lease is at its end-of-term and we will be closing the Camp Creek Parkway store in July," David Deason, VP of development for Barnes & Noble, said in a statement emailed to 11Alive. "We enjoyed serving our customers at this location and invite those customers to visit one of the other nearby Atlanta-area Barnes & Noble locations for the same great service and selection."

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

JP Morgan Chase, Brookings Institution start Global Cities Initiative in Atlanta

JP Morgan Chase, Brookings Institution start Global Cities Initiative in Atlanta

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Metro Atlanta leaders will seek to grow the region's global business opportunities through a new initiative kicked off Wednesday by JP Morgan Chase and the Brookings Institution.

The Global Cities Initiative, which is part of a five-year, $10 million multi-city effort ultimately will forge new city-to-city partnerships to create trade and economic relationships to prosper from the growing urbanization of the world's population. 

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said the initiative takes advantage of growing businesses through exporting and by recognizing that the "Made in USA" brand is becoming increasingly valuable in the world. 

The two-day conference, held at the Academy of Medicine on the Georgia Tech Campus, will lead to a new Metropolitan Export Plan for Atlanta. 

Pandora and Viacom expand in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Internet radio service Pandora is expanding here in Atlanta.

According to our partners at the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the company is moving into office space in Atlantic Station. 

Company officials say the 3,000 square feet of office space will house regional advertising and sales operation.

Last year alone, Pandora reported $427 million in revenue in 28 major markets.  

Viacom, which owns nearly a dozen networks, including MTV, BET, VH1 and Comedy Central is bringing some of its production to Atlanta. 

The group tells the Atlanta Business Chronicle they were drawn to the area by the region's lower operating costs and aggressive tax incentive program.