Business & Finance


Electricity monitor measures energy consumption of home appliances

DeKalb residents can measure the energy consumption of appliances in their homes by checking out the Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Monitor at DeKalb Public Library branches.

Baranco keynotes Uplift to Financial Freedom gala

Gregory Baranco, president and CEO of Baranco Automotive Group, keynotes the Uplift to Financial Freedom Inc.'s fall gala on Sept. 10 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center.

Goodwill hiring event on Sept. 1 in Lithonia

Job seekers can attend a Goodwill of North Georgia citywide hiring event on Sept. 1 at the Lucious Sanders Recreation Center in Lithonia.

Clinton proposes comprehensive small-business plan

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is proposing a comprehensive plan to create jobs, jump-start small-business startups, and strengthen small-business growth.

Information session on DOT projects

Business owners, contractors and subcontractors can attend an information session on upcoming DOT projects on Aug. 24 at the Georgia Department of Transportation in Atlanta.

Entrepreneurship class at Stonecrest Library

Representatives from the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center will present "Entrepreneurship: What It Takes" on Aug. 29 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Goodwill opening new Decatur center

Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 25 at its new Career Service Center at 2201 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur.

Workshop for seniors offers tips to thwart scams, identity theft

Older residents can pick up pointers at Fighting Back Senior Scams and Identity Theft on Aug. 24 at Clarkston Library.

Extra funding to promote careers in digital media

DeKalb Workforce Development has won an additional $5,000 in funding in a recent contest by the AT&T Aspire initiative to promote careers in digital media.

Denny's, Barnacles opening restaurants in South DeKalb

Two new sit-down restaurants will open soon in South DeKalb. A Denny’s is near completion at 2657 Panola Road in Lithonia, and Barnacles Bar and Grill is planned for the old Dugan’s space on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

Barclays reaches $100 million multistate settlement for manipulating interest rates

Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. reached a $100 million multistate settlement for fraudulent and anti-competitive conduct involving the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor.

Moody's downgrades Morehouse to Ba1

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to Ba1 Morehouse College's $37 million of Series 2007 revenue bonds issued through the Development Authority of Fulton County. The outlook is negative.

Free SBA webinar offers tips for protecting staff, place of business

A free SBA webinar, “Creating Evacuation & Shelter-in-Place Plans,” on Aug. 10 offers tips for protecting your staff and place of business.

DeKalb hiring emergency 911 operators

DeKalb County is accepting applications for E-911 communication officer I on Aug. 8-12 at www.dekalbcountyga.gov.

Free Work Readiness Workshops for job seekers

Job seekers can attend DeKalb Workforce Development's free Work Readiness Workshops in August.