Business & Finance


Register for SBA Emerging Leaders

Applications are being accepted through March 4 for the Small Business Administration’s free Emerging Leaders program.

MARTA CEO addresses Chamber

Keith Parker, MARTA general manager and CEO, keynotes the 78th Annual Meeting & Business Luncheon of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 18

Georgia Free File programs available for eligible taxpayers

Eligible Georgia residents can use IRS and Georgia Free File programs to save money and time during this tax season.

GDOT hosting outreach session on new projects

Contractors and small-business owners can learn about upcoming and current maintenance projects in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, Clayton, Rockdale and Douglas counties at GDOT’s 2015 Transportation Funding Act and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise outreach session on Feb. 3.

Free File offers more options for taxpayers this season

The Internal Revenue Service and Free File Alliance have launched Free File with many changes and updates for 2016, including more free state tax return options and easier Form W-2 imports.

230 job hunters show up for 25 employers at job fair

Admiration Lodge No. 25’s second annual Job Fair drew 232 job hunters to the Community Achievement Center in Decatur on Jan. 20, surpassing the 150 who showed up at the first fair in 2015.

Seven get prison terms in massive property-flipping scheme

Chiedu “George” Chukwuka of Stone Mountain, five co-defendants, and a co-conspirator are going to prison for their involvement in a $5.8 million massive property-flipping scheme between 2006 and 2011.

‘Focus on Customer’ at Urban League

It’s all about the customer in a class offered by ULGA: The Entrepreneurship Center on Jan. 19.

Small-business basics at Stonecrest

New and aspiring business owners can attend “Entrepreneurship 101” on Jan. 30 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

FHA Title I home improvement loans available

Homeowners who want to improve and spruce up their homes can apply for funding from the $25 million FHA Title I Home Improvement Loan Fund.

Johnson talks business in East DeKalb

DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will present the “State of Business in East DeKalb Address” at the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce’s Third Wednesday luncheon on Jan. 20.

Lots of employers with jobs at Jan. 20 Job Fair

More than 19 employers already have confirmed for the Diversity Job Expo and Job Fair on Jan. 20 at the Community Achievement Center in Decatur.

Financial Fitness class in Lithonia

Residents can get pointers on how to take charge of their finances, housing, health and well-being at a series of fairs hosted by the city of Lithonia.

Jan. 31 deadline to apply for Workshop at Macy’s program

Minority and women business owners have until Jan. 31 to apply for the Workshop at Macy’s that will be held in April.

Heating grants for eligible families

Eligible low-income families can apply for a one-time payment of up to $350 for help with home heating bills through LIHEAP.