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Old National Career Center Offers Support System for South Fulton Job Seekers
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Old National Career Center Offers Support System for South Fulton Job Seekers

Goodwill of North Georgia (GoodwillNG.org) opened the Old National Career Center at the end of January and held its first job fair last month. Already job seekers are getting opportunities to connect with employers, and access to tools to increase their success during the hiring process. The center specializes in helping candidates break down barriers to employment, including lack of work history, disabilities, underemployment and limited education. Through a host of free services, the center's staff can assist individuals hindered by language barriers or criminal backgrounds, or simply help someone who’s been in the work world make a career change or connect to high-demand jobs in the area. Last year in Fulton County, Goodwill of North Georgia served 5,850 job seekers and placed 2...
South Fulton Forms Alliance with SBA to Help Small Businesses Launch and Expand
Business, Government

South Fulton Forms Alliance with SBA to Help Small Businesses Launch and Expand

The City of South Fulton has signed a strategic alliance memorandum with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help entrepreneurs start, grow and expand their ventures. The partnership kicked off at the grand opening of CollabSouth - Red Oak, the city’s new Main Street office and business resource center. Terri Denison, SBA’s Georgia District Director was in attendance to sign on behalf of the agency and offer remarks. “We’re really excited about this partnership,” she said. “The signing is just the beginning, and then comes the actual work. And that’s the part that I’m really looking forward to.” Story continues below... Similar alliances have been formed in other cities, including Seattle and Miami. Mayor Bill Edwards said that the partnership with the SBA and the...
Welcome All and Sandtown Parks to Get Solar through Cherry Street Energy Partnership
Business, Government

Welcome All and Sandtown Parks to Get Solar through Cherry Street Energy Partnership

The City of South Fulton is looking to smarten its energy use through a solar power partnership that could save it 10-15 percent in energy costs over the next 20 years. The South Fulton City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with Cherry Street Energy. The Atlanta-based company will install all panels and equipment – which it will own and maintain – at no cost at Welcome All and Sandtown parks. The city then will purchase power generated from those systems at rates below what it currently pays. “As we continue to grow, we want to ensure that growth is smart,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “Solar technology is the energy source of the future. This agreement allows us incorporate solar into our infrastructure, making it more environmentally friendly.” “And, it costs us no...
City to Celebrate Grand Opening of Second CollabSOUTH Location
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City to Celebrate Grand Opening of Second CollabSOUTH Location

City of South Fulton officials will celebrate grand opening of CollabSOUTH in the historic Red Oak district on Thursday, February 27. The office will serve as basecamp for the new Main Street program, a community revitalization initiative, as well as a business resource center and coworking space. It will also be used as a mini precinct to bring added police presence to the area. Just last week, as part of the city’s National Entrepreneurship Week festivities, officials celebrated the first location of CollabSOUTH located at Old National Marketplace. The concept is the latest manifestation of the city’s economic development strategic plan and aims to foster economic development through the cultivation of entrepreneurship, innovation, tourism product development, business growth and att...
Looking for Work? Upcoming Job Fairs Offer on-the-Spot Interviews and Hiring
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Looking for Work? Upcoming Job Fairs Offer on-the-Spot Interviews and Hiring

Over the next few weeks, organizers will host multiple job fairs in hopes of linking jobseekers to thousands of open positions. Events are planned for the Georgia International Convention Center and the Old National Career Center. The Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Con., will host a hiring event on Thursday, February 27 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Gate Gourmet, the world's largest independent provider of airline catering services, will hire on the spot for drivers, driver helpers, food preparers, dishwashers, custodians and equipment assemblers. Interested candidates should apply online prior to arrival. Goodwill of North Georgia will host a job fair at its Old National Career Center, 6175 Old National Highway, Suite 120, on March 11 from 10 a.m. until 1...
South Fulton Hopes to Cultivate Next Wave of Entrepreneurs with Franchise Seminar
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South Fulton Hopes to Cultivate Next Wave of Entrepreneurs with Franchise Seminar

As part of its economic development strategic plan, the City of South Fulton is investing big in small business. On Tuesday, the city celebrated the launch of CollabSouth as part of its National Entrepreneurship Week festivities. The coworking and business resource center will be located in the Old National corridor and in the Red Oak district. The city is also holding the 2020 Franchise Seminar this Saturday to help inform and empower new and aspiring business owners. “Economic development has changed a lot in the sense that we’re not just trying to get big box stores to come in and hire hundreds of people,” said Christopher Pike, economic development director. He said that instead, the city is being more “more creative and thoughtful” in its economic development approach by ...
Tea Bar Offers Tips for Heart Health in Upcoming Free Workshop
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Tea Bar Offers Tips for Heart Health in Upcoming Free Workshop

Heart health is on the menu this month at Fresh from Earth Herb and Tea Bar. In addition to the regularly-sold tonics that the store is known for, the Camp Creek location will host a free seminar on "Heart Health & Symptoms of High Blood Pressure" on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The store's expert herbalist will share how diet, stress and environmental toxins can result in heart dysfunction, plus ways to protect and improve circulatory health. According to Fulton County government officials, heart disease accounts for 1,300 deaths annually among local residents. Fresh from Earth's Carlos Hefeez says the store's staff wants their patrons to be educated and empowered. "We're sharing how to improve your everyday health by simply improving the health of one major organ," he said. ...
Gumbs Serves up Solutions during Butner Road Business Brunch
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Gumbs Serves up Solutions during Butner Road Business Brunch

The Shops at Camp Creek Village on Butner Road is in the throes of parking woes. The congestion and related issues brought residents, business owners and the police together at the plaza's mini-precinct for a meeting held by Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs. “I’ve been talking to our business owners, residents and patrons about a number of issues that have been raised,” said Councilwoman Gumbs. “I thought it would be more effective if we could all get into one room to not only hear from each other, but brainstorm together the best solutions for moving forward so that everyone’s issues are resolved.” Story continues below... The Shops, located less than half a mile off of Camp Creek Parkway, offers a glimpse into South Fulton’s unique makeup. On one side of the street is a quiet ...
South Fulton Celebrates Entrepreneurship Week with Main Street, Business Incubator Launches
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South Fulton Celebrates Entrepreneurship Week with Main Street, Business Incubator Launches

The City of South Fulton will join hundreds of cities and organizations across the U.S. in the celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, which is observed Feb. 15-22. The congressionally-chartered initiative founded in 2006 is dedicated to increasing and supporting entrepreneurship and its importance to the U.S. economy. The highlight of South Fulton’s festivities will be the grand opening of the Main Street office in the Old National district on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The event takes place at 6385 Old National Highway at 10 a.m. The Main Street program is a proven model revamping commercial districts through preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. The Main Street office will also be the home of CollabSouth, the city's new small business incubator pr...
The Home Depot to Begin Hiring for Spring Season
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The Home Depot to Begin Hiring for Spring Season

The Home Depot will soon be hiring associates in preparation for spring, the retailer's busiest season of the year. Over the next several months, jobseekers can apply for both full-time and part-time positions. Many of the part-time positions will be staffed in The Home Depot's garden center, which gives associates a chance to work with their hands and help neighbors start spring projects. In addition to these positions, the company is hiring for overnight freight, merchandising and other customer service roles across store departments, as well as warehouse associates for its distribution centers. To help associates get up to speed quickly, the company provides innovative training programs and tools, including a gamified mobile app, e-learning, and on-the-job coaching. "When you...

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