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Monthly Archives: July 2014

    Georgia Pushes Adults to Finish College Programs

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 30, 2014

    A new program encouraging adults who to complete their college degree was launched Tuesday by Georgia officials. Pamela Tate, president and CEO of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, said financial or family issues often are the cause of students dropping out of college and the thought of going back can be overwhelming. The campaign is... Read More

    Atlanta Airport Offers Alternative Site for Security Screenings

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 28, 2014

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is now offering an alternate security checkpoint to fast track going through security. To be eligible, travelers must first apply online and then visit an application center to provide fingerprints, documents, and other information. Once accepted, travelers will go through a separate security process where they won’t have to remove their... Read More

    New Residential Projects Planned for Midtown

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 24, 2014

    The Midtown condo market has definitely turned for the better. It is a seller’s market with only 1.9 months worth of inventory. There are 18 new residential projects planned for the area, and the majority of those are apartment building. Midtown condo owners should continue to see increasing home values. source/s: Read More

    Atlanta Seafood and Craft Beer Festival

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 23, 2014

    The aptly titled Atlanta Seafood and Craft Beer Festival will be held at Piedmont Park on August 9th and will feature, you guessed it, some of Atlanta’s finest seafood and craft brews. For a complete list of food trucks, breweries, and vendors visit the official website: Read More

    MARTA to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 22, 2014

    MARTA, the transit authority for metro Atlanta, is planning to use its excessive parking and develop under-used parking lots at three stations – King Memorial, Avondale and Edgewood/Candler Park – into mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. With the new projects, MARTA will lease the land—typically for 99 years—to developers planning mixed-use, transit-oriented buildings. They hope... Read More

    5 New Hot Dogs to Try in Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 21, 2014

    Have your taste buds celebrate summer with these 5 new Atlanta hot dogs. Cookout, Pallookaville, Flip Burger, The Imperial, and Painted Pin all offer new twists on a summer classic. Click the link below to amp your appetite! source/s: Read More

    Metro Atlanta Company Using Drones for Business

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 18, 2014

    Drones are becoming a hot item with the potential to change many industries. Atlanta Hobby in Cumming plans to be on the forefront of the drone revolution. The company sells remote controlled helicopters with a camera attached. Cliff Whitney, president, said, “[People] expect some big predator with cruise missiles hanging off of it. That’s not... Read More

    Unsold Airport Food Helps Feed the Hungry in Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 15, 2014

    Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, is working nonstop. But this time it’s giving back to the community. HMSHost, which have dozens of kiosks and restaurants at the Atlanta airport, donates about a ton of unsold food every week to the Salvation Army. Last year, HMS Host donated in Atlanta 20,000 food items and... Read More

    Atlanta Scores High Marks as a Tax-Friendly Large City for Business

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 7, 2014

    According to a KPMG study  Atlanta offers one of the most favorable tax structures for businesses among U.S. cities/locations with populations exceeding 2 million. It is said that the cities including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Atlanta, Baltimore and Pittsburgh all placed in the top 20 – ranking seventh, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, respectively. The U.S. ranked fifth in terms... Read More

    Atlanta Street Food Festival

    By Zac Pasmanick | July 7, 2014

    FOOD FOOD FOOD!! The Atlanta Street Food Festival will go from noon to 8pm on Saturday, July 12th at Piedmont Park. Aside from food, you can expect a plethora of local merchants and artisans, live entertainment, and some amazing stories to tell. Admission is $10.50 per person, with a portion of this year’s proceeds supporting the... Read More