Business & Finance


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.

Berean hosts career expo

Veterans have priority admittance at the Berean Christian Church Career Expo on Feb. 25 in Stone Mountain.

LeVian trunk show at Macy’s

Fans of LeVian’s diamond jewelry collection can attend its “Colors of Diamonds” trunk show on March 3 at Macy’s Fine Jewelry at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur.

Free tax help available

Lower and middle income taxpayers and seniors can get free tax assistance from AARP Tax-Aide and VITA at select library branches and other sites in DeKalb this tax season.

SDBA to recognize contributions of Benham, Walker

The contributions of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham and the late DeKalb Commissioner Lou Walker will be recognized at the South DeKalb Business Association’s business forum and scholarship breakfast on Feb. 20 at Saint Philip AME Church.

Gilley heads DeKalb Development Authority

Economic development strategist Ray Gilley is the new president of the Development Authority of DeKalb County.

Lithonia renters needed for UGA focus group sessions

Renters in Lithonia are urged to talk about community needs and barriers to home ownership in focus groups conducted by UGA housing and community development students starting Feb. 16.

South Metro confab focuses on smart growth

More than 600 industry experts, corporate executives, government leaders and elected officials are expected for the 13th annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference on Feb. 18 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

developer to keynote DeKalb Chamber’s annual meeting

Integral Group’s co-founder Egbert Perry, who is redeveloping the old GM Plant in Doraville, will be the keynote speaker at the DeKalb Chamber’s 77th annual meeting and business luncheon on Feb. 12 at the Georgia Aquarium.

Job fair at Community Achievement Center lures 150 applicants

Nearly 150 job hunters showed up for interviews with recruiters at a three-hour job fair hosted by members of Admiration Lodge No. 25 on Jan. 21.

Vendors needed for seniors expo

Vendors and exhibitors can sign up for DeKalb for Seniors Inc.’s second annual Business and Community Expo on Feb. 4 at the Lou Walker Senior Center

Diversity job fair on Jan. 29

Professionals, veterans, college grads, students and others can attend the Diversity Hiring Expo on Jan. 29 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.