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Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Author & Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, released the 2nd edition of WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, available since January 2011 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 also includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.  The first edition was launched in 2009 when Dr. Bisa made good on her promise to produce an affordable curriculum that meets and exceeds national standards. Dr.

College Park Mayor calls CP's Economic Development Plan, "The Most Important Document"

College Park Mayor calls CP's Economic Development Plan, "The Most Important Document"

College Park, GA--  The Mayor and Council of College Park recently announced the adoption of a strategic plan for economic development, a document that has been under consideration for 2 years.  It is said to be the “most important document” (for College Park) to stay a viable economic force in metro Atlanta.

“This is our roadmap for greatness,” said College Park Mayor Jack Longino.  “The strategic plan blends research with vision, respecting the delicate nature of our historic district, while boldly outlining our determination to lead in attracting new business to the region.”

The creation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan was a comprehensive effort to assess the City of College Park’s ability to pace its growth consistently with the demands of the region.

9th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference

9th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference

Experts to Examine Survival in Today’s Economy at Largest Development Conference in South Metropolitan Atlanta 

Featured speakers Include: Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed; National Economist, Roger Tutterow and Newly elected Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler

Now in its ninth year, the South Metro Development Outlook Conference is hosted by The Collaborative Firm, LLC.  It will open with registration and continental breakfast, followed by a series of General Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Lunch Reception, Awards Presentation and Closing Session.  The theme for this year’s conference is “On the Brink of the New Norm.”  It will examine survival in the new economy and relevant issues including: job loss, regional water and transportation concerns; economic forecasting and solutions; sustainability and more. The forum continues to grow in participation and content each year, and has attracted over 5,000 attendees since its inception in 2003. 

Featured counties include Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, South Fulton and Spalding.

When:            Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

                        7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hartsfield-Jackson honors Black History Month with Music Series

Hartsfield-Jackson honors Black History Month with Music Series

Atlanta, GA--  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will recognize the contributions of African-Americans during its annual Black History Month Music in the Atrium series, which begins tonight.

Hartsfield-Jackson’s weekly program will feature artists performing music from soulful genres such as jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues.

What's Ahead With WaySouth Media, Inc.

What's Ahead With WaySouth Media, Inc.

A few notes about what’s in the works with 

Delta and American Express Begin Celebrating Black History Month By Giving back to the Community

Delta and American Express Begin Celebrating Black History Month By Giving back to the Community

Atlanta, GA--  American Express and Delta will join HandsOn Atlanta and volunteers from the Atlanta community Friday, January 28th for a cultural exchange day at Drew Charter School as part of the companies’ Travel with Your Mind philanthropic program.  

Travel with Your Mind is a service program started by American Express and Delta that brings together volunteers from the local community to encourage students to be global thinkers and citizens–without the students ever leaving their own backyard.  This January, the Travel with Your Mind program will become part of a larger effort by the HandsOn organization to bring together thousands of people around the country through service projects honoring Dr. King.

Union Station Macy's Closing

Union Station Macy's Closing

The now defunct Union Station Mall Macy’s has decided to close this location. With that I am pretty sure Sears will follow close behind.  This mall has been open for years and find it horrible that this mall has ended up closing taking with it hundreds of jobs and money from South Fulton.

South Fulton is now without a retail shop and people now must travel to either Southlake for a indoor Mall or Camp Creek or Fayetteville for outdoor shopping.

There needs to be something that can bring that mall back. The sad thing is the one store could have helped bring that mall back is now closing.  This once shining beacon of Union City is now a big joke. People actually laugh when asked about Union Station AKA Shannon Mall.

With that being said the Macy’s is having a ton of store closing deals right now the deals are only 10% off everything in the store but be on the lookout for more sales to be coming.