Business & Finance


DBE forum for business owners

Small-business owners can attend a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Forum on how to do business with the federal government on May 8 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Hiring funds available for employers

DeKalb has Workforce Innovation Funds available to help employers save on hiring costs and to provide work experience to workers unemployed for one year or longer.

Stone Mountain Train Depot gets a face lift

Stone Mountain Village residents and officials celebrated the completion of exterior renovations on its historic Train Depot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23.

Georgia jobless rate unchanged at 6.3 percent

Georgia’s unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008.

State agents shut down Cake Cafe for $76,000 in unpaid taxes

Customers arriving to pick up their orders on April 15 at the popular Cake Cafe bake shop in Decatur found the store shuttered by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Free budgeting workshop

Consultant Michael Smith will help residents give their finances a checkup at a free workshop on April 26 at the Decatur Library.

Ga. Chamber president to discuss regional issues

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark will discuss transportation, education and economic development at a DeKalb Chamber meeting on April 21.

Exhibit on Ga. poverty opening at Porter Sanford

The DeKalb Public Library and consumer advocacy organization Georgia Watch are sponsoring special workshops for Money Smart Week, April 18-25.

Meeting about proposed park

A public meeting for stakeholders to discuss the 46-acre park proposed for the County Line and Ellenwood communities takes place at Narvie J. Harris Elementary on April 21.

Free Fair promotes child and family safety

South DeKalb gears up for warm weather and outdoor fun with Safety Jam at Gresham Recreation Center on April 25.

Goodwill job fair for community and veterans

Military veterans will have priority admittance at the South DeKalb Career Center of Goodwill Veterans/Community Career Expo on April 16 in Decatur.

‘Shark Tank’ auditions in DeKalb County

Local business owners can apply for a chance to appear at a casting call on April 13 for “Shark Tank,” the hit reality show on ABC.

Stonecrest Cleanup Day on April 18

Volunteers are needed for the Stonecrest Business Alliance’s Cleanup Day on April 18 in Lithonia.

Atlanta Career Expo at Adamsville center

Job seekers will find government and business employers, educational institutions, and resource agencies at the Atlanta Career Expo on April 16 at Adamsville Recreation Center.

Seminar at sea aboard the Oasis

Fans of cruises can sail the high seas and get inspired on Dr. Betty Palmer’s fall educational seminar and cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.