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New bank opens in Dunwoody

New bank opens in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Dunwoody community welcomed a new bank to town last week.

Community and Southern Bank officially opened its doors on Friday, Nov. 18.

Bank officials are excited to open their first Dunwoody branch and look forward to growing their network, providing services and being a strong community partner, according to Deborah Shendelman with the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, of which the bank is a member.

Community and Southern Bank is located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. For more information, visit thecsbank.com.

13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants

13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded $34 million in grants to help 13 Metro Atlanta communities build innovative transportation projects.

Each project includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements to encourage residents to find "greener" ways of getting from place to place, and to make these neighborhoods more livable and supportive of transit.

The money was given through the ARC's Livable Center Initiative, which is funded with federal transportation dollars.

"LCI has helped communities across Metro Atlanta re-tool and redesign over the years, creating more plans that attract residents and businesses alike," said Doug Hooker, executive director of ARC. "This program is a model for others around the country and has helped to create or finalize many of our region's most innovative and livable communities."

Barter to Reign at Tradebank’s Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo on Nov. 20, 2011

Barter to Reign at Tradebank’s Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo on Nov. 20, 2011

Tradebank International Inc. (Tradebank) has organized a holiday shopping extravaganza where business owners from around the country will buy and sell goods at metro Atlanta’s biggest barter shopping event. All purchase transactions at the Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo (Trade Expo) will be completed using trade dollars, the international trade exchange’s currency.

Everything from gift baskets to leather goods to tools and toys will be available as well as one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, clothing, sporting goods, artwork, home furnishings, holiday decorations, and much more. The Trade Expo is set for Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.to 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta, Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta, Ga.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

New York Butcher Shoppe Stays Open Later To Serve Dinner in Dunwoody

New York Butcher Shoppe Stays Open Later To Serve Dinner in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The New York Butcher Shoppe in Dunwoody is extending its hours Tuesdays through Saturdays to meet customer requests to offer its lunch items for dinner. The Dunwoody location will stay open until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for diners looking for daily ground hamburgers, award-winning BBQ, fresh salads, beer, wine and more. Additionally, the store will have Blue Plate Specials featuring high quality meat offerings. Guests can also use the extended hours to call ahead and have chef prepared entrees and sides such as chicken parmesan, meatloaf, stuffed pork chops and chickens and macaroni and cheese hot and ready for pickup with one hour’s notice.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Founder Emily Sanders Continues as Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

 

Sanders Financial Management, an Atlanta-based financial advisory and investment management firm, today announced the promotion of Owen Malcolm, CFP, to President of the firm.  The firm’s founder, Emily Sanders, will continue as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and adds Chairman of the Board to her titles.

 

The changes were made at the firm’s October 16, 2011 Board of Directors meeting.  Malcolm brings 11 years of experience with the company to his new position.  He has managed the day-to-day activities of the firm for several years and will continue to do so in his new role.