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LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com, the digital platform for career women, hosted its 8th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on November 13. More than 300 professional women attended the luncheon event, at the Atlanta History Center, along with more than 550 unique viewers joining via live stream. Some viewers planned gatherings of 50 or more women and leveraged the event to enhance their own business and networking meetings in cities across the globe.

The executives on the panel candidly answered questions related to their career paths to the C-Suite. Glenda Umaña, anchor at CNN en Español, was the event’s moderator. Read LittlePINKBook.com’s “Top 10 Takeaways” for favorite thoughts shared by the three panelists:

·        Teri List-Stoll, SVP and Treasurer, Procter & Gamble

Elizabeth Baptist Church hosts conference featuring bestselling relationship expert Kenny Pugh

Elizabeth Baptist Church hosts conference featuring bestselling relationship expert Kenny Pugh

Bestselling Relationship Author and Associate Singles Minister Kenny Pugh(http://www.kennypugh.com) will keynote at the Elizabeth Baptist Church where Pastor Craig M. Oliver, Sr resides for their 'IMAGE' Singles Conference along with Bishop Joseph Walker, III, of the Nashville-based mega church, Mt.

Small Business Administration offers drought aid

Small Business Administration offers drought aid

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that it will accept applications for loan assistance for Georgia enterprises in 12 counties affected by the drought.

The aid program targets farm-related and other entities not covered by aid from the Department of Agriculture.

The eligible counties are Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and White.

The loans are intended to cover fixed costs such as payroll and scheduled debt payments. They are capped at $2 million with terms up to 30 years. Interest rates are 3 percent for non-profits and 4 percent for small businesses. The SBA determines the amounts and specific terms.

More information for potential applicants is available by calling 800-659-2955 or going online to sba.gov.

The application deadline is Apr. 22, 2013.

Residents protest new Family Dollar in SW Atlanta neighborhood

ATLANTA - More than 100 residents in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood protested a new Family Dollar store coming to the Cascade area on Friday.

The new store being protested has just broken ground at the intersection of Benjamin E. Mays and Fairburn roads in southwest Atlanta.

Why? Locals say Family Dollar stores "cheapen" the area and with the large number of them in nearby areas, they question the wisdom behind adding yet another one in the area.

"It's a cheap store, it has poor quality items, it has a lot of security issues," said Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin.

"There are three up the street, there's another one coming not less than a mile from here," said community member Dr. Georgianne Thomas. "For me it cheapens the neighborhood. It's no different than having a number of title pawn shops in the neighborhood. It just says that's what we're about."

Martin says the chain target what they consider to be low-income communities.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2012, beginning at 9:30 A.M.  The meeting will be held in Seminar Room 205, Sections A & B of the Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW in Atlanta, GA 30310.  The Board will elect officers for the program year, which begins July 1, 2012

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

135th Agency calls into Riot Radio to discuss recent projects & reveals new roster of A-list clients

135th Agency calls into Riot Radio to discuss recent projects & reveals new roster of A-list clients

From the elite Atlanta Think Like A Man red carpet premiere to WE TV's most popular shows, 135th Agency is tackling it all. Spelman graduate and managing partner Saptosa Foster called into Riot Radio to announce their recent advancements. With the recent success of Think Like A Man, 135th Agency is now the exclusive public relations firm to major shows such as Mary Mary, Kendra On Top, The Braxton Family Values and film releases The Avengers and Sparkle. Covering events from LA, ATL, NY and Miami, Saptosa spoke about her drive which began in Atlanta at as a writer in the marketing department at Bad Boy Records.  Saptosa went on to graduate Cum Laude from Spelman in 1998 and from there began her career in the entertainment industry. Check out the full interview on Riot Radio

Recent Atlanta events include:

 

Capitol City Bank gets bailout money from SunTrust

ATLANTA -- When the bottom fell out of the economy, it almost fell out from under Atlanta's Capitol City Bank & Trust.

The bank has been lending money to individuals and small businesses in Atlanta's predominantly African American West End for 18 years now.

In a community where money is hard to come by, small businesses have come to rely on Capitol City to get started and stay in business.

It's where Willie Watkins turned when he wanted to start a funeral home business.

Today Watkins has four locations.

"They gave me a little bit at a time," he said. "As I did a little work they gave me money. I did a little more work and they gave me money. They wanted to see how I would manage it."

Capitol City was the only bank that stepped forward to lend Watkins money to start his business.

"Correct," Watkins said.