Business & Finance


Workshop explores Social Security benefits, retirement strategies

Baby boomers, seniors and others with questions about retirement can attend the Understanding & Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits Workshop on March 12 at Southland Country Club in Stone Mountain.

Rezoning sought for mixed-use development near Avondale MARTA station

A developer’s plan to rezone almost nine acres at East Ponce de Leon and North Arcadia avenues in Decatur, to build a new housing and retail complex, will be considered by the DeKalb County’s Planning Commission at its March 8 ...

Stonecrest to become the state's, region’s soccer mecca

In two years, the city of Stonecrest will be home to two professional soccer teams and it will be hosting regional and national soccer championships bringing thousands of fans to South DeKalb County. First Team, FC soccer club and the ...

Parent Career Expo for Region 5 households

Columbia, Towers, McNair and Cedar Grove parents and caregivers who are unemployed or underemployed can attend the free Region 5 Parent Career Expo on Feb. 24 at Snapfinger Elementary in Decatur.

Water/sewer customers can cut costs through Wastewater Retainage Credit Program

Residential and commercial customers can save money on their sewer service through a new initiative adopted by DeKalb County government.

Homeowners get more than $183,000 in rebates for low-flow toilet retrofits

DeKalb homeowners who replaced older toilets with new efficient WaterSense-approved models last year received rebate checks totaling $183,563 from the Department of Watershed Management Rebate Program.

Lawmakers, elected officials to discuss state of black business

“Black History: The Past, Present and Future of Black Businesses” on Feb. 23 at the APEX Museum features presentations from African American state lawmakers and local government officials.

$40 million settlement, restitution for Ga. consumers in online payday lending case

Georgia consumers will get more than $40 million in monetary relief in the settlement of a multiyear legal battle against payday lenders Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc. and affiliates.

Metro jobless rate rises to 5 percent

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in December rose to 5 percent as the labor force grew and the number of new layoffs increased.

Tax identity theft remains a top tax scam

Tax identity theft has been the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission for the past five years, and the Metro Better Business Bureau is offering tips to thwart thieves.

Vendor workshop on contracting with county

Vendors and small-business owners can attend the “How to Do Business With DeKalb County” workshop on Feb. 10 at the Maloof Center Auditorium.

Parks accepting seasonal summer job applications

Job seekers can apply for seasonal summer employment through the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs until March 27.

AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance

Residents 60 and older as well as lower and middle income taxpayers can get free tax assistance and preparation at DeKalb Public Library branches offering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sessions.

DeKalb chips in $180 million to GM site redevelopment

DeKalb County is putting $180 million into public infrastructure at the old General Motors plant site in Doraville. The county’s seven commissioners unanimously approved the investment and created a Tax Allocation District (TAD) that will freeze taxes on the project ...

Free business startup seminar for women

Women who own a small business or are seeking to become entrepreneurs can attend a free Her Dream Startup Seminar on Jan. 28 at the Red Door in Stone Mountain.