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Mayor Bottoms calls on Congress to help cities fend off cyberattacks

Cities operating on tight budgets need help from the federal government to cope with a growing number of cyberattacks like the ransomware assault perpetrated on Atlanta in March of last year, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday.



Source: Mayor Bottoms calls on Congress to help cities fend off cyberattacks

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Wayfair brings hundreds of jobs, new look, to old Athens plant

Wayfair Inc. is the latest company to bring new life back to the old General Time Corp. plant in Athens, Georgia.

The Boston online retail giant known for household goods will occupy a new customer support center on the site of the former General Time plant, which shut down almost 20 years ago.

Wayfair is investing $8 million in the project and creating up to 500 jobs, Gov. Brian Kemp announced June 19.

Now, more details are now emerging about the redevelopment. Wayfair will occupy a little…



Source: Wayfair brings hundreds of jobs, new look, to old Athens plant

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Atlanta's job training, economic development agencies joining forces

Atlanta's workforce development agency, which has struggled financially and operationally in recent years, is joining forces with the city's economic development arm to make sure unemployed Atlantans receive the training local employers need.



Source: Atlanta's job training, economic development agencies joining forces

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Georgia / Coke extends Olympic partnership
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:37:20 PM »
Coke extends Olympic partnership

The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) will remain the longest continuous sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after announcing a mega partnership with a Chinese dairy company on Monday.

Since 1928, Coca-Cola has been associated with the Olympics and this advertising deal with China Mengniu Dairy Company will push the relationship to a total of 104 years.

Both companies will co-own the non-alcoholic beverage category while Mengniu will lead the charge in an expanded dairy category. 

The…



Source: Coke extends Olympic partnership

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Women's Leadership: Learn to adapt when every job requires tech

Today, everyone’s job description includes the use of some form of technology. If you aren’t keeping up with the changes, you may be working your way out of a job.



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Q&A with author, consultant Jill Ratliff on personal disruption

Jill Ratliff explains “The Dynamics of Personal Disruption."



Source: Q&A with author, consultant Jill Ratliff on personal disruption

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Georgia / Metro area housing market turning a corner
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:26:39 AM »
Metro area housing market turning a corner

The days of multiple offers and anemic inventory are beginning to pass.



Source: Metro area housing market turning a corner

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Executive Profile: Audrea Rease juggles nonprofit, for-profit aspects of real estate world

Making partner a couple of months ago at Atlanta's TriStar Real Estate Investments isn't enough for Audrea Rease.



Source: Executive Profile: Audrea Rease juggles nonprofit, for-profit aspects of real estate world

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Georgia / Westside Future Fund buys key 'yellow store' property
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:52:08 AM »
Westside Future Fund buys key 'yellow store' property

The Westside Future Fund has a acquired the “yellow store” – a key piece of property in the English Avenue community.

The announcement was made by John Ahmann, president and CEO of the Westside Future Fund, on Friday at the end of the Transform Westside Summit meeting at the Gathering Spot.

“The Westside Future Fund now owns the little yellow store on James P. Brawley,” Ahmann told the room of about 200 people. He added that the critical location of the  building had been identified…



Source: Westside Future Fund buys key 'yellow store' property

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End of an era: Longtime Horseradish Grill changes ownership after 25 years

ASH Ventures, an investor group led by Atlanta businessman Andy Heyman, is buying Horseradish Grill from its current owner Steve Alterman.



Source: End of an era: Longtime Horseradish Grill changes ownership after 25 years

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Capitol Vision: Mayor Bottoms comments on feds' investigation; Gov. Kemp headed to South Korea on first trade mission

Rundown of the week's top Georgia government stories.



Source: Capitol Vision: Mayor Bottoms comments on feds' investigation; Gov. Kemp headed to South Korea on first trade mission

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U.S. economy is growing, but charitable giving is flat, new study shows

A new report by Giving USA shows that 2018 was a record year for giving, with Americans giving a total of $427.7 billion.



Source: U.S. economy is growing, but charitable giving is flat, new study shows

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Automotive Minute: Lexus, Audi show off models in Sony Pictures summer blockbusters

Movie and car production aren’t always glamorous, but the results can be visually stunning. Lexus and Audi are showing off their new, hot-looking models in a pair of this summer’s biggest projected blockbusters, both produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE).

Lexus is continuing their successful movie industry partnerships in 2019 with the inclusion of the Lexus RC F in “Men In Black: International.”

Audi will feature their all-electric e-tron…



Source: Automotive Minute: Lexus, Audi show off models in Sony Pictures summer blockbusters

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Chick-fil-A jumps into Top 5 of Nation's Restaurant News rankings

National Restaurant News listed Chick-fil-A as the country's third-largest restaurant chain, behind only Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) and McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD).

Chick-fil-A moved up four spots in NRN's 2019 Top 200: U.S. Chain Systemwide Sales. The Atlanta-based fast food company saw $10.46 billion in total sales for 2018, up from $8.97 billion in 2017. The Washington Post reports that the chain's ascent is notable in part because most other restaurant traffic stayed flat.



A handful…



Source: Chick-fil-A jumps into Top 5 of Nation's Restaurant News rankings

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Georgia / AT&T cuts hundreds of jobs in the Southeast
« on: June 19, 2019, 10:43:32 AM »
AT&T cuts hundreds of jobs in the Southeast

AT&T Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs in its Southeast region.

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3310, based in Louisville, shared in a Facebook post that AT&T will cut 917 employees in CWA District 3, which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Nationwide, CWA said, the company is reducing its workforce by 1,800 employees.

“Due to changes as our business and industry continue to evolve,…



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