Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Alpharetta company is making a donation in the four medical professional's names.
An Alpharetta company is honoring four GI (Gastroenterology) professionals who were picked as EndoHeroes in 2012. EndoChoice made the announcement through Marketwire in recorgnition of GI Nurses Day. Each EndoHero will have a donation made in their name to the GI society or department they choose. The four recognized by EndoChoice are: Major Joan Davis, RN, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY -– serves with U.S. Army Reserve/Army Nurse Corps, including a one-year tour in Iraq, plus community involvement and humanitarian missions. Elise Dorr-Dorynek, BSN, RN, CRRN, CGRN, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA -- Medical Reserve Corps, communication education programs and non-denominational volunteer chaplain. Richard …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle will make his second address since taking office in January 2012.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The McFarland Road extended stay hotel has a grand opening on Feb. 7 with prizes, but you have to RSVP.
Is the economy on the rebound? It appears the local economy may be, as Value Place Alpharetta is holding its grand opening Thursday, Feb. 7 at its McFarland Parkway location. The extended stay hotel opened its doors recently, and will have the grand opening from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with a ribbon cutting, food, tours and prizes. The public is open, but you must RSVP. The hotel will give away a 26-inch TV, an iPad and gift cards. But you have to be there to win. Value Place Alpharetta 860 McFarland Pkwy Grand Opening: Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 5 via email or call 678-951-8700 The hotel's opening was delayed considerably when the original bank was taken over by the FDIC. But Value Place arranged new financing to complete the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Between GM, EndoChoice and HP, North Fulton could be adding 1,400 jobs.
Corporations have plans to add as many as 1,400 jobs in North Fulton, starting with GM's announcement today that it has purchased the former UPS building in Roswell with plans to open an IT Innovation Center employing 1,000 people. HP announced early this week that it would move its Customer Solution Center to its Alpharetta campus, creating 200 jobs. EndoChoice entered a merger and acquired a company, with plans to hire as well. Al Nash of Progress Partners Atlanta said many of the 200 or so new hires by EndoChoice are expected in Alpharetta. GM IT Innovation Center in Roswell Nash, head of the Greater Chamber of Commerce economic development organization, was at today's news conference during which Gov. Nathan Deal helped GM announce its…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Andy Meyer is Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse's first vice president and general merchandise manager.
Wednesday, January 9
Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, an Alpharetta-based warehouse retailer that features designer and name brand shoes at value prices, appointed Andy Meyer to the newly created position of vice president and general merchandise manager, effective Dec. 31, 2012. “We are pleased to add Andy’s experience, energy and consumer focused approach to our team.” said Mark Lardie, president and CEO of Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse and Rack Room Shoes. “Meyer’s thorough understanding of the retail landscape and strategic vision strengthens our team. We look forward to continuing to aggressively grow our share of this exciting sector.” With more than 25 years of success in the retail footwear industry, Meyer has held senior merchant roles with Payless, Famous …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Regional Business Coalition picks pro-growth elected officials for this award.
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann took home the "Friends of Business" award from the Regional Business Coalition when she left the Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast Tuesday morning. "This person has led the way for economic development not just in North Fulton but across our county," said Bernie Tokarz, Public Policy director for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce as he introduced her. He said Hausmann pushed for a transportation solution and recently led the battle for water access and capacity in North Fulton and the creation of a Fulton County Department of Economic Development. "I believe in what we've done and I believe in where we are going," Hausmann said upon receiving the award. She said while the last few years have …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
You'll have to wait until 2014 when the mixed-use development in Alpharetta by Old Milton Parkway and GA 400 opens.
Visitors to the Avalon development will get to lace on their skates and hit the ice from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day, Mark Toro told business and community leaders at this week's Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast. "We will build a skating rink outside. We expect to see 40,000 skaters," said Toro, a partner in North American Properties, owner of the development. He expects a lot of energy to be generated by the 10,000 college students expected to attend Gwinnett Tech's North Fulton campus, planned on a site just across Old Milton Parkway from Avalon. He said the company has applied for a land disturbance permit, and expects to begin construction in the first quarter of 2013. Avalon's opening is …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Companies are still looking at the Alpharetta area for their location, two Alpharetta-based economic development officials said today.
UPDATED 3:50 P.M. with comments from Al Nash of Progress Partners North Fulton and Peter Tokar III, Alpharetta Economic Development director. Sandy Springs is factored into Georgia’s ranking as a top 5 place to do business, according to Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Alpharetta, which was a major draw for companies 10 years ago, could be too far north for some businesses today. Cummiskey mentioned new owners of a company that bought out an Alpharetta business. “They are also bringing in 200 more jobs. Folks who might not want to go all the way to Alpharetta. They’re looking at Sandy Springs, Perimeter, Dunwoody,” he said. “Sandy Springs is in a uniquely situated position.” Al Nash, who …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The mixed-use development in Alpharetta is scheduled to open in April 2014.
Friday, October 5, 2012
North American Properties today announced new tenants for Avalon, saying more than half of the Phase 1 retail space is committed and another 25 percent is in negotation. The $600 million resort-inspired, mixed-use development in Alpharetta is scheduled to open April 2014. “Avalon will deliver a purposefully designed experience in the art of living well,” said Mark Toro, managing partner for North American Properties. “Imagine stepping into a retail environment that feels and delivers like a five-star resort. Your every need is anticipated and every indulgence fulfilled.” Whole Foods and Regal Cinemas are the anchor tenants at Avalon, which will be built on property west of GA 400, north of Old Milton Parkway and east of Westside Parkway. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The North Fulton Chamber says a scheduling conflict caused the switch in speakers for its Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast on Aug. 28.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
North Fulton Chamber President Brandon Beach had to call an audible when Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy cancelled his speaking engagement at the Aug. 28 Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast. Cathy, who has been in the news quite a bit lately for comments made about marriage, told the chamber he had a scheduling conflict arise that make it impossible for him to be in Alpharetta that morning. Beach announced today that Falcons Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President Jim Smith will talk about the upcoming season, the Falcons league-leading marketing program, and the community activities underway. Those activities include Dazzle and Dine, which honors women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer as well as breast cancer survivors for …