Business & Finance


Site work underway for DeKalb Farmers Market expansion

Construction crews are moving acres of red dirt on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur to make way for Your DeKalb Farmers Market’s million-square-foot expansion.

May to recap year in CEO’s office

Business leaders, residents and other community stakeholders can hear DeKalb interim CEO Lee May reflect on his year in office and present his outlook for 2015 on July 30 at the DeKalb History Center in Decatur.

State jobless rate at 7.4% in June

Georgia’s jobless rate inched up to 7.4 percent in June due to seasonal job loss and temporary layoffs, while DeKalb County posted an 8.4 percent rise in new claims for unemployment insurance benefits in June.

Stone Mountain DDA accredited

The Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority is now an accredited National Main Street Program.

Get a break from sales taxes on Aug. 1-2

Families shopping for back-to-school supplies and clothes will get a break from sales taxes on Aug. 1-2.

Walmart grants top $54 million

Three nonprofits serving residents of DeKalb County are among organizations in Georgia that have received more than $54 million in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation in the last fiscal year.

SBA seeking grant proposals

The Small Business Administration is seeking proposals for up to $1.5 million in grant funding to help small disadvantaged businesses in its 8(a) Business Development Program.

Workshop offers marketing tips

Small businesses can learn simple strategies to make their email and social marketing more effective at a July 23 workshop in the Conerstone Bank Community Room in Decatur.

Influx of students nudges jobless rate up

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.3 percent in May as new graduates and students on summer break flooded the job market.

2014 Apex Award seeks business nominations

Business owners who run stellar small companies and other enterprises can be nominated now through July 18 for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Apex Small Business & Champion of the Year Awards.

54 in new Leadership DeKalb class

Fifty-four established and emerging leaders are participating in Leadership DeKalb’s Class of 2015, which starts in August.

Stonecrest group seeks answers from county

The Stonecrest Business Alliance is hosting a public meeting on July 9 to get answers from the county on a number of issues and concerns.

Stonecrest group wants out of mega East Metro CID

Stonecrest area businesses and commercial property owners are opposed to the East Metro CID that voted in its first board of directors on June 20, and they say they won’t be a part of it.

Eligibility for mortgage assistance extended

Struggling homeowners still may qualify for mortgage assistance from HomeSafe Georgia.

‘Bridging the Gap’ forum to aid ex-offenders

Ex-offenders seeking jobs and more education won’t want to miss DeKalb Workforce Development’s “Bridging the Gap and Breaking Barriers” forum on July 9.