Business & Finance


April 1 corporation filing deadline

Corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships have until April 1 to file annual registrations with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and pay the renewal fee.

500 positions at Airport Job Fair

More than 30 of Hartsfield-Jackson’s top employers will be hiring for over 500 positions at the Airport Community Job Fair on March 30 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Clarkston Police offer ‘Craigslist Safety Zone’ to conduct transactions

The Clarkston Police Department has implemented a “Craigslist Safety Zone” geared toward making transactions arranged online safer.

Butler: Georgia hit a historical high for jobs in February

A record job count lowered Georgia’s unemployment rate to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level since July 2008, when it was also 6.3 percent.

HUD officials to discuss fair housing

South DeKalb residents with questions about low appraisals on their property or problems selling or refinancing can attend a HUD Fair Housing presentation on March 28 at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Adult Ed back on GPTC DeKalb campus

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Adult Education program returns to its DeKalb campus after being housed at the Community Education Center on Buford Highway since 2010.

Attorneys hosting free clinic on debt

Local attorneys will discuss coping with debt and facilitate one-on-one consultations at a Consumer Education Clinic on March 24 at the Decatur Library.

Help filing ACA-compliant taxes

Consumers who need help in understanding how to file their taxes in compliance with the Affordable Care Act can attend a workshop on March 21 at Clarkston Library.

Money Smart partners sought

Money Smart Week 2015 in Greater Atlanta is seeking partners for the financial education campaign that offers programs, classes and activities for consumers of all ages.

Habitat has two Americorps slots

Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb is accepting applications for two full-time service opportunities through AmeriCorps.

Johnson renews fight on forced arbitration

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue a “strong rule” to prohibit forced arbitration in financial services and products.

Secretary of state issues alert on potential scam

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reissuing an alert to corporations that his office has received more complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called “Georgia Council for Corporations.”

March 6 deadline for SBA's Emerging Leaders program

Small-business executives in DeKalb and 10 other metro counties can enroll in the SBA’s free Emerging Leaders training program to help take their companies to the next level.

Initiative promotes living, working in village

Stone Mountain has launched a ­#VillageStrong campaign to promote the benefits of living and working in the community in response to a fire at the Westgate Shopping Plaza in October.

Chamber seeks Educator of Year nominees

Family members, friends or associates can nominate a woman in education for the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year.