Business & Finance


Parent Career Expo for Region 5 households

Columbia, Towers, McNair and Cedar Grove parents and caregivers who are unemployed or underemployed can attend the free Region 5 Parent Career Expo on Feb. 24 at Snapfinger Elementary in Decatur.

Water/sewer customers can cut costs through Wastewater Retainage Credit Program

Residential and commercial customers can save money on their sewer service through a new initiative adopted by DeKalb County government.

Homeowners get more than $183,000 in rebates for low-flow toilet retrofits

DeKalb homeowners who replaced older toilets with new efficient WaterSense-approved models last year received rebate checks totaling $183,563 from the Department of Watershed Management Rebate Program.

Lawmakers, elected officials to discuss state of black business

“Black History: The Past, Present and Future of Black Businesses” on Feb. 23 at the APEX Museum features presentations from African American state lawmakers and local government officials.

$40 million settlement, restitution for Ga. consumers in online payday lending case

Georgia consumers will get more than $40 million in monetary relief in the settlement of a multiyear legal battle against payday lenders Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc. and affiliates.

Metro jobless rate rises to 5 percent

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in December rose to 5 percent as the labor force grew and the number of new layoffs increased.

Tax identity theft remains a top tax scam

Tax identity theft has been the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission for the past five years, and the Metro Better Business Bureau is offering tips to thwart thieves.

Vendor workshop on contracting with county

Vendors and small-business owners can attend the “How to Do Business With DeKalb County” workshop on Feb. 10 at the Maloof Center Auditorium.

Parks accepting seasonal summer job applications

Job seekers can apply for seasonal summer employment through the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs until March 27.

AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance

Residents 60 and older as well as lower and middle income taxpayers can get free tax assistance and preparation at DeKalb Public Library branches offering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sessions.

DeKalb chips in $180 million to GM site redevelopment

DeKalb County is putting $180 million into public infrastructure at the old General Motors plant site in Doraville. The county’s seven commissioners unanimously approved the investment and created a Tax Allocation District (TAD) that will freeze taxes on the project ...

Free business startup seminar for women

Women who own a small business or are seeking to become entrepreneurs can attend a free Her Dream Startup Seminar on Jan. 28 at the Red Door in Stone Mountain.

Mobile Career Center offers job search assistance

DeKalb residents who need job search assistance can drop by the Mobile Career Center stationed at locations throughout the county in January.

HR managers, range of employers at annual job fair

Job seekers can attend the Admiration Lodge No. 25’s annual Career Fair & Diversity Job Expo on Jan. 18 at the Community Achievement Center in Decatur.

DeKalb Chamber seeks nominees for awards

The DeKalb Chamber is seeking nominations for its Sirius Award and Economic Development Project of the Year Award to be presented at the annual meeting on Feb. 23.