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UHY Advisors among 'Best Places to Work'

UHY Advisors among 'Best Places to Work'

UHY Advisors, a financial, tax and business consulting firm, on Friday was awarded the Best Places to Work Award in the Small Business category at Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work Awards.  The coveted distinction is earned by Atlanta employers, small, medium and large, across a variety of industries.

 

The news was announced at the Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Places to Work breakfast event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  Several hundred companies and some of the most influential business people in the Atlanta market attended.  Keynote speaker Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, addressed the crowd, sharing his experience in building the airline into an industry leader and making his company a great place to work.

 

This year was the first that UHY Advisors was nominated for the awards.  The firm is among the winners included in a s

New York Butcher Shoppe Sponsors Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

New York Butcher Shoppe Sponsors Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

The New York Butcher Shoppe is helping aspiring BBQ Pitmasters show their stuff at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival by sponsoring the Backyard Division’s cooking competition on Saturday, October 1.  The Backyard Division allows amateur cooks to compete alongside the pros for prizes and is open to anyone who wants to participate. 

The New York Butcher Shoppe is providing all the meat for the Backyard teams (up to 20 teams), as well as giving each team a $25 gift card to any of the shoppe’s three Atlanta-area locations.  If 20 teams enter the Backyard Division, The New York Butcher Shoppe will also cover the entry cost of $200 for the team with the most creative name (as chosen by The New York Butcher Shoppe). 

The stores’ award-winning grill masters will also give the winning team valuable grilling tips and advice, providing them with the b

Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

ATLANTA -- With Georgia's unemployment rate remaining in double digits, 11Alive journalists are busy digging into three programs that promised to create jobs.

One of them is the federal stimulus program.

According to the state's Stimulus Accountability website, the federal government has granted Georgia approximately $3.2 billion in stimulus funds. Georgia's unemployment rate was around 8.8 percent just prior to the start of the stimulus program. Two years later, unemployment has risen to the current rate of 10.1 percent.

Where are the stimulus jobs?

In Paulding County, the stimulus program is getting mixed reviews.

Paulding County has received approximately $46 million in federal stimulus funds. The unemployment rate there was 6 percent in 2008 before the stimulus program. Unemployment in Paulding has risen to its current rate of 10.6 percent.

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Harnesses The Power of The Sun Thanks To Radiance Solar

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Harnesses The Power of The Sun Thanks To  Radiance Solar

Designed and installed by Radiance Solar, the system on top of Georgia Tech’s newest facility, the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, features 360 Suniva panels and 30 AET solar hot water collectors. The installation of the 86-kilowatt array will not only help to power the four-story center, but will serve to educate the students at the Institute about solar energy.

Jamie Porges, Chief Operating Officer of Radiance Solar, commented on their work done on the rooftop installation: “The Clough Center is a world class facility and Radiance Solar is excited and honored to be part of this project.  Newcomb & Boyd, Cleveland Electric and Art Plumbing were great clients and partners to work with on the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.”

Radiance Solar designed the Clough Commons photovoltaic system using high-efficiency solar modules manufactured by Georgia-based Suniva.

DEKALB: Vote on new smoking ban deferred

DEKALB: Vote on new smoking ban deferred

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Commissioners have pushed back a vote on an expanded anti-smoking ordinance within the county. 

DeKalb's Board of Health has been pushing the tighter ordinance for months.

They claim second-hand smoke averages out to more than $500 in healthcare costs for each county household.

But owners of DeKalb's eight strip clubs have protested that including them in the ban will encourage their customers to go to competitors in other counties.

The extended smoking ban would also include parks, ATM lines and other outdoor locations.

County commissioners had been scheduled to make a decision on Tuesday, but after hearing both sides, delayed their vote until their next regularly scheduled meeting in two weeks.

Some businesses, like restaurants that are already under a county smoking ban, say customers will get used to it.

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

ATLANTA -- Thousands of jobseekers descended on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College on Atlanta's south side to attend a day-long job fair hosted by U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Coca-Cola, Comcast and Gwinnett County Schools were among nearly 100 companies looking to hire at the fair at the fair, which ended at 5 p.m.

Traffic for the Congressional Black Caucus job fair stretched for blocks around the campus, and fire/rescue officials said at least eight people suffered from heat-related illnesses while waiting in line. 

People were not permitted to enter the campus for the job fair after about 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Fire Department's Jolyon Bundridge.

Change and Growth Make for an Exciting 2011 For Sanders Financial Management

Client Growth, New Accreditations, Board Appointments, Marriages and Births All Part of Positive Momentum for the Firm

New board appointments, the first anniversary of the Buckhead office, advanced accreditations, marriages and births have made Sanders Financial Management a busy, and successful, investment advisory firm in 2011.  The firm has seen steady growth, adding new clients and raising its total level of assets under management to nearly $200 million.

“We have continued to work hard to provide our clients with great personal service and expert financial advice in this challenging economy,” says Emily Sanders, president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management.  “It is an honor that new clients have continued to seek us out, and trusted us to manage their investments this year.”

  • In June, SFM marked the one year anniversary of its new Buckhead office.  The office has been welcomed by many of the firm’s in-town clien