Business & Finance


Candler Road Wendy’s reopening after $500,000 makeover

The Wendy’s restaurant on Candler Road is expected to reopen Dec. 12 after a $500,000 makeover. The renovation, which has been underway since Nov. 5, is updating the look of the restaurant with its urban design that includes a red ...

DeKalb Chamber hosts legislative preview

DeKalb delegates to the Georgia General Assembly will provide an overview of the upcoming session at the DeKalb Chamber’s 2017 Legislative Preview Forum and Breakfast on Dec. 8.

Job workshop for immigrants with college degrees

Immigrants with college degrees who are seeking a job can attend a workshop on Dec. 8 at the Clarkston Library.

Metro jobless rate dips to 4.9 percent in October

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate declined to 4.9 percent in October. The rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in September. The rate in October 2015 was 5.3 percent.

Start:ME accelerator programs accepting applications

Small-business owners have until Nov. 14 to apply for Start:ME accelerator programs in East Lake and Clarkston.

MARTA summit for small businesses on upcoming projects

Small and disadvantaged businesses can learn how to participate in upcoming projects at MARTA’s inaugural Get Ready for Transportation Summit on Nov. 14 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

DeKalb Opportunity Outlook forum explores development prospects

Developers, economists, stakeholders and leadership from local and state agencies will explore DeKalb’s development prospects at the inaugural DeKalb Opportunity Outlook forum on Nov. 10 at the Thalia Carlos Hellenic Center in Atlanta.

Tax forum provides updates for upcoming season

Taxpayers can get tips to prepare for the 2016 tax season on Oct. 29 at the Hairston Crossing Library in Stone Mountain.

Assistance with heating bills available for eligible residents on Nov. 1

Beginning Nov. 1, eligible residents 65 and older or those who are homebound can apply for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Fees waived for residents, county workers at DeKalb auction

Purchase fees are waived for DeKalb residents and county government employees at the DeKalb County Auction Absolute Sales on Oct. 29 at ADESA Atlanta in Fairburn.

Business innovation, leadership sessions at Creating Opportunity Conference

Participants in the 17th annual Creating Opportunity Conference on Oct. 20-22 can learn about business innovation and hear from powerful women leaders as well as help the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. celebrate his 75th birthday.

Urban League offers Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Homeowners who are still struggling with mortgage payments can attend a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on Oct. 26 at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

DeKalb seeking fleet service technicians

Qualified technicians are being sought by DeKalb Fleet Maintenance for full-time positions.

More than 500 jobs at airport hiring event

More than 40 employers are offering 500-plus jobs at the Airport Community Job Fair on Oct. 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

GPTC hosts Law Enforcement Career Fair

Prospective deputies and officers can attend a Law Enforcement Career Fair on Oct. 17 at the Covington campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.