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Legislative, LSBE updates at business forum

3/17/2017, 6 a.m.

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Billy Mitchell

State Rep. Billy Mitchell of Stone Mountain and DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will provide legislative and LSBE updates at the South DeKalb Business Association’s forum on March 22 at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

It begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, email joinus@SDBA-inc.org.

Mitchell, who represents House District 88, will discuss legislation in the General Assembly session, and Thurmond will offer details on the DeKalb County Local Small Business Enterprise Ordinance.

The “DeKalb First” LSBE Ordinance was enacted on Sept. 27, 2016, by the Board of Commissioners with the intention of providing earned revenue to local certified businesses through its competitive bid process (www.dekalbcountyga.gov/purchasing-contracting/dekalb-first-lsbe-program).

The event is sponsored by C.E.R.M. – Corporate Environmental Risk Management.

The nonprofit SDBA was formed to improve operating conditions and the environment within South DeKalb and metro Atlanta by providing forums to promote business exposure, disseminate information, and advocate on behalf of the business community.

The center is at 2538 Panola Road. For more information, contact Richard Younge at 678-743-5032 or Anna Henderson at 770-366-3349.