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Champions of Hope Are Half Way There

Champions of Hope Are Half Way There

Twelve of the best and brightest in the community are halfway through their campaign to win the title of the Man & Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event, which kicked off its third year in Georgia in April and concludes in June, raises funds for blood cancer research and patient services. Last year’s event raised more than $210,000. This year, the goal is $300,000.

The 2011 Man & Woman of the Year will be crowned based on their success in generating funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the ten week campaign. The campaign, sponsored by JEZEBEL and Men’s Book Atlanta, will culminate at the Grand Finale Celebration on June 4th at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. More than 500 people are expected to attend to celebrate this exciting event.

Turner Construction Company Ranked Among Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta in AJC

Turner Construction Company Ranked Among Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta in AJC

Newspaper Ranks Turner #22 on Top Midsized Companies List

Turner Construction Company has been ranked among the Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta in a special section in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The survey of large, mid-sized and small businesses ranked companies based on the direction of the company, execution, work conditions, career paths, management, pay and benefits.

The newspaper noted: “This special section provides plenty of information on how to treat employees the right way for the right reasons. The survey results indicate that the cost is little. Pay and benefits are clearly less important to most metro Atlanta employees than intangibles like appreciation and strong leadership.  Providing first-class service often depends on employees who are willing to go the extra mile.

Eastside NPU's to host Community Meeting discussing Neighborhood Redevelopment

Eastside NPU's to host Community Meeting discussing Neighborhood Redevelopment

ATLANTA – (City of Atlanta-Office of Planning) The Comprehensive Development Plan is the city’s guide to growth and development. The Office of Planning is working with all city stakeholders in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), character areas are a new component of the 2011 CDP.

You are invited to attend any of the second round meetings of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan to discuss and delineate your community’s character areas, as well as, to develop vision and policies for each character area.

Grant Park neighbors will meet at The Trolley Barn on March 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Trolley Barn is located at 963 Edgewood Avenue in East Atlanta.

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has the responsibility for administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

It is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis.  NSP grants allow municipalities to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis.  

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, the city's Office of Housing is hosting a public information session.  The community is invited to attend the free event.  Here are the details:

NSP Public Information Session: Saturday, Feb, 5, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street.

More Important Information about the City of Atlanta NSP:

In September 2010, the U.S.

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

World Cup In Atlanta? Maybe.

Atlanta, GA – Mayor Kasim Reed and a delegation of sports enthusiasts and community leaders gathered with international and national soccer officials in New York City on Monday to support the United States’ bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The group was also there to promote Atlanta as one of the potential 18 host cities.  Joining the Mayor in New York were Gary Stokan, Atlanta World Cup organizing committee chairman, Frank Poe, Georgia World Congress Center executive director and Rich McKay, Atlanta Falcons president. 

The U.S. Bid Committee hosted a reception in New York City to welcome the FIFA Inspection Delegation to the United States.  FIFA, the world soccer federation, visited New York City to examine America’s bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.  The United States is among 10 nations bidding for the World Cup.  The announcement is expected to come on Dec. 2, 2010.  If the U.S.