Business & Finance


Bostic to become first black president of a Federal Reserve regional bank

Economist Raphael W. Bostic will become the 15th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, effective June 5, the first African American to head a Fed regional bank.

LIHEAP funds available to help eligible residents with heating bills

Eligible residents who live in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties can apply for help with their heating bills at the Partnership for Community Action.

Free two-day career readiness expo for youth, young adults

DeKalb residents ages 14 to 24 can participate in WorkSource DeKalb’s “Youth ROCK! EXPOsed” on April 3-4 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Deadline looms to upgrade to MARTA's new Breeze cards

MARTA is transitioning from the blue to the more secure silver cards this month in order to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in the system. Riders are encouraged to purchase the new silver Breeze cards before March 31.

Ga. jobless rate unchanged at 5.5 percent in January

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in January, unchanged from a revised 5.5 percent in December. Previously, the December rate was reported at 5.4 percent. In January 2016, the unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.

Decide DeKalb recognizes five companies for Small Business Week

Decide DeKalb is highlighting five companies for their contributions to economic growth within DeKalb County for Georgia Small Business Week.

Legislative, LSBE updates at business forum

State Rep. Billy Mitchell of Stone Mountain and DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will provide legislative and LSBE updates at the South DeKalb Business Association’s forum on March 22 at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

Free resume writing workshop, employment assistance

Job seekers looking for an edge can attend a free resume writing workshop with on-site employment assistance on March 25 at Grace Church for All Nations in Stone Mountain.

Local resources available at free ‘Small Business Basecamp’ pop-up

Entrepreneurs can get hands-on advice to grow their business at the free “Small Business Basecamp” pop-up event on March 22 at the Estate in Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent in January

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in January as the number of new layoffs increased.

United Way offers free filing at VITA sites, My Free Taxes

Households with an income of $55,000 or less can have their taxes prepared for free at United Way VITA sites in Greater Atlanta through April 18.

‘Appiteasers’ on starting, managing a nonprofit

Patrons interested in starting and/or managing a nonprofit can bring a lunch and attend a series of “Appiteasers” beginning March 8 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

Goodwill, Children’s Museum partner to promote local giving

Residents who donate goods to any Goodwill of North Georgia location through March 11 will receive a “buy one, get one free” coupon to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta to promote local giving.

Department of Labor career center temporarily relocating to DeKalb Workforce Development

Unemployed workers and others seeking services at the Georgia Department of Labor’s North Metro Atlanta Career Center will have to visit its new temporary location at DeKalb Workforce Development in Decatur starting March 20.

Budget includes water fixes, street sweepers

DeKalb’s water woes and its long-standing litter problems are among the fixes that will be made by the county’s 2017 budget, approved Feb, 28 by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.