Friday, May 17, 2013
More than 150 local businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo.
More than 150 local businesses had to opportunity to showcase their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo. The free event attracted thousands of attendees at the Cobb Galleria Centre right here in the Smyrna-Vinings area. Cobb Chamber Chairman Greg Morgan said this year's expo has been the largest one the chamber has ever held. Exhibitors included Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy local, and business associations from across the county.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
You can get some free Patch goodies and speak to several Patch staff members at Booth 720 of the Cobb Business-to-Business Expo. The event at the Cobb Galleria Centre will run from 3 to 7 p.m.
There will be more than 150 local businesses with booths at today’s Cobb Business-to-Business Expo, and Patch will be one of them. Patch serves 46 communities in Georgia, with eight sites in Cobb County alone. Several Patch editors and sales staff who serve Cobb as well other metro Atlanta communities will be at booth 720 throughout the event at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The expo runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and attendance is free. Come meet us at our booth to learn more about Patch, sign up for any of our daily or breaking news email alerts, and to get some free Patch goodies. We can’t wait to see you there!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Take advantage of the free business expo right here in Smyrna-Vinings.
More than 150 local businesses will showcase their products and services at the Cobb Business-to-Business Expo this Thursday, May 16. The free event that attracted more than 1,600 attendees will start at 3 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre right here in the Smyrna-Vinings area. Exhibitors include Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy local, and business associations from across the county including the Vinings Business Association and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Former Atlanta Braves player Javy Lopez will also make an appearance at this year's expo, and sign autographs in the LOUD Security Systems booth. Click here for a map of the booth layout, and find Exhibitor Information here. For more information on the expo, watch the…
Friday, April 26, 2013
During the breakfast at Cobb Galleria Centre, the chamber will hand out the Cobb Executive Women Glass Ceiling Award.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) will be the featured speaker at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's First Monday Breakfast, which is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. May 6 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. During the breakfast, the chamber will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cumberland Community Improvement District and hand out the Cobb Executive Women Glass Ceiling Award. Admission is $40 for chamber members and $60 for non-members. Members get a $15 discount if they register online. Online registration will close at noon Wednesday, May 1. That's also the last day that people will be able to receive an online refund.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The information technology consulting firm already employs 350 people in the East Cobb area.
Tuesday, March 5
An Indian firm that specializes in information technology consulting is expanding its work force in Cobb County, adding jobs to the Cumberland Mall area. At the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's First Monday breakfast, Infosys BPO Ltd. formally announced it would be adding 200 jobs to its current operations located in East Cobb. Infosys, based in Bangalore, India, employs between 60-100 people at the Wildwood corporate complex. According to The Marietta Daily Journal, Infosys also employs 250 more people on Powers Ferry Road after purchasing McCamish Systems in 2009. The new jobs will "support the Infosys Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary" and will be added in the Cumberland Mall area, according to a report on GPB.com. WSB-TV quoted Infosys…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday's event is free to the public, but you'll need to register to take part.
Thursday, February 7
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is offering a free two-hour workshop Friday morning on the fundamentals of writing a business plan. The workshop takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cobb Chamber offices, located at 240 Interstate North Parkway. The "mini business plan" training will cover all the elements of writing a condensed 3- to 8-page business plan. For more information and to register, click here.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Summer’s lazy days are here, but the week’s agenda is a full one for Smyrna-Vinings.
Government: Smyrna City Council meets Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. A look at the agenda shows that Council will vote on an eight percent water rate increase that would take effect July 1. Smyrna residents can sound off on this and other items in the FY 2013 budget during a second public hearing at the meeting. It’s not too late to register for Cobb County’s Regional Transportation Referendum Wireside Chat with Chairman Tim Lee and Kennesaw Mayor Mark Matthews. Lee and Matthews will give an overview of the referendum and then open the line to questions. Register online or call 404.463.3227. The Cobb County chat is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Ward 5 City Council Representative Susan Wilkinson and other …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Learn about a major project that will close a Vinings street for six weeks and find out what else is coming up in the week ahead.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the week ahead for Smyrna-Vinings. Government News Vinings residents who live near Woodland Brook Drive are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the drainage project that will prevent flooding in the neighborhood, but close the street for four to six weeks this summer. The meeting hosted by District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott and Cobb County Department of Transportation begins at 5 p.m. at the Vinings Public Library. Cobb County School Board meets Thursday at 7 p.m. to legally adopt the 2013 budget. The preliminary budget the school board approved on a 6-1 vote April 26 uses five furlough days, a 175-day school year, a half-year delay in step pay raises, $21.2 million from the reserve …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Blue Wave Computing, Service Fort and Innovative Marketing and Design represented Smyrna on the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's list of 25 top small businesses.
Cobb Chamber of Commerce recently named the top 25 small businesses of the year for Cobb County and three Smyrna businesses were among the honorees. Blue Wave Computing LLC, Innovative Marketing and Design and The Service Fort LLC were designated three of the top 25 small businesses in the county. Pat Mahony, director of marketing for Blue Wave Computing, explained how the IT firm was named to the list. “We built our company in Smyrna and actually built it from the ground up, so we own the building,” she said. “How we differentiate from the competition—we’ve won numerous awards and we’ve continuously grown since our inception.” Blue Wave Computing and the other businesses named to the list had to fill out an application proving that they …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell brought a loaded gun in his briefcase to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. His attorney said it was a mistake.
Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities discovered he had a loaded handgun in his briefcase at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Connell was headed on a business trip, according to the Cobb Chamber. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Connell was arrested at 11:02 a.m. and transported to Clayton County Jail. Connell’s attorney, Michael Maloof, told the newspaper that he expected Connell to be released on bond later in the day. But WSB-TV reported at 5:45 p.m. that Connell was still in jail. Connell’s .380 calibur handgun and two loaded clips were discovered at 7:40 a.m., the AJC reported. Maloof and Chamber spokeswoman Amy Selby called the incident an accident and said Connell mistakenly …