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Still shopping? Save time with our Holiday Gift Guide!

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‘Tis the season to shop local! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. Select the perfect presents from local sources for everyone on your list.

Click HERE to read the 2014 Gift Guide and get a handle on that holiday shopping list!

With all the amazing merchants in East Cobb it’s easy to shop local and support small business.

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Network at ECBN Mornings

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ECBN Mornings, an East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) event, are held every Friday at 7:30am at Capossi’s NY Deli, 4983 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062.

Come for open business networking. Cost is $3 for entry, $5 with coffee $8 for
coffee+breakfast.

For more about ECBA visit www.eastcobbba.com.

 

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The Career Transition Ministries January event: The Hows and Whys of Using Social Media

Guest speaker Jeff Sheehan, co-author of “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era,” will discuss an integrated approach to the job search process. Jeff is a well-known speaker nationally and in the Atlanta area on the use of Social Selling, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Media, and Marketing. 

Join Career Transition Ministries on Monday, January 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060 starting at 6:30 pm. Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, career assessment help, followed by the presentation. For more information please call Lee Pence at 770-428-9350 or Bob Sabin at  770-795-9084 or visit http://fpcmarietta.org.

 

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Advertise with the EAST COBBER! Monday is the deadline for our January issue!

 

 

Start the new year off on the right advertising foot! If you are not advertising in the EAST COBBER, you’re missing a great opportunity to promote your business:

  • Exceptional market  – we serve all of East Cobb County
  • Wide audience appeal – lively, fact-based, locally-focused reporting
  • Print advertisers receive a free ad in our online edition
  • Free copies to distribute from your place of business
  • Great value

Call 770-640-7070 today to place your ad!

 

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Attend the holiday networking event at the Mansour Center

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Spread holiday cheer and network with other businesses in the community at the Northeast Cobb Business Association’s joint holiday party with the East Cobb Business Association and the Marietta Business Association.

Event held on Thursday, December 11, 5-8pm at the Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street in Marietta. Admission is free with an unwrapped toy for Cobb Christmas.

 

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Submit your proposal for Cobb Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Awards

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The Cobb Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Committee is accepting proposals from Cobb County businessesdesiring to establish or expand worksite wellness initiatives.  A total of seven awards will be granted: two $5,000 awards; four $2,500 awards; and one $1,000 award.

Incentives are made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grant (CTG).  For information on other community health initiatives visit www.Cobb2020.com.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 17th. Proposals (one per applicant) may be submitted electronically to smason@cobbchamber.org.
 

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Advertise with EAST COBBER! Dec. 15 is the deadline for our January issue!

 

 

Start the new year off on the right advertising foot! If you are not advertising in the EAST COBBER, you’re missing a great opportunity to promote your business:

  • Exceptional market  – we serve all of East Cobb County
  • Wide audience appeal – lively, fact-based, locally-focused reporting
  • Print advertisers receive a free ad in our online edition
  • Free copies to distribute from your place of business
  • Great value

Call 770-640-7070 today to place your ad!

 

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East Cobb Teachers of the Year Honored at Chamber’s Give Our Schools A Hand Ceremony

The Teacher of the Year program is designed to spotlight those dedicated to educating and changing the lives of our young people. Each year, one talented and special person is selected to be a school’s Teacher of the Year. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year placed their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor on the Marietta Square October 1. A pep rally on October 28 kicked off the annual Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH) week at the Roswell Street Baptist Church. This is the 26th year that the Cobb Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the GOSH special event. A salute to education in Cobb County, GOSH week brought educators, students, parents, businesses and the community together to honor education. Here are the teachers of the year from the public schools located in East Cobb County:

Jim Williams
2nd Grade
Addison Elementary School

Randa Burden
PE
Bells Ferry Elementary School

Laurie Henderlong
EIP
Blackwell Elementary School

Sonya Oviedo
ESOL
Brumby Elementary School

Rick Parker
Gifted Social Studies
Daniell Middle School

Mary Bowen
Special Ed SID/PID
Davis Elementary

Lynn Sussman
6th & 7th Grade Gifted Science
Dickerson Middle School

Janette Strasser
8th Grade Math
Dodgen Middle School

Audra Bothers
6th Grade Math
East Cobb Middle School

“Chrissy” Melanie Kirby
Special Ed IRR
Eastside Elementary School

Kelly Stillwell Healy
Technology
Eastvalley Elementary School

Kelly Jollands
Special Ed PK
Garrison Mill Elementary School

Stephen Corbett
7th Grade Social Studies
Hightower Trail Middle School

Nes Gondek
ESOL
Keheley Elementary School

Laura LaQuaglia
Art
Kell High School

Lisa Green
Speech Language Pathologist
Kincaid Elementary School

Jean Linner
Math
Lassiter High School

Jodie Parades
7th Grade Reading
Mabry Middle School

Amy Shannon
7th Grade Science
McCleskey Middle School

Maureen Armstrong
Art
Mountain View Elementary School

Melissa Danner
5th Grade
Mt. Bethel Elementary School

Ginny Armour
Special Ed IRR
Murdock Elementary School

Karen Hersey
5th Grade
Nicholson Elementary School

Tracy Merriman
Culinary Arts
Pope High School

Sarah Alwardt
5th Grade
Powers Ferry Elementary School

Alison Callahan
3rd Grade
Rocky Mount Elementary School

Kristi Marrow
Special Ed IRR
Sedalia Park Elementary School

Kresta Kapiowitz
1st Grade
Shallowford Falls Elementary School

Chris Whiting
6th Grade Earth Science
Simpson Middle School

Megin Robinson
Media Specialist
Sope Creek Elementary School

Erin Smith
Special Ed IRR
Sprayberry High School

Alison Dunford
5th Grade
Timber Ridge Elementary School

Michelle East
Kindergarten
Tritt Elementary School

Matt Staruch
Social Studies
Walton High School

“Faye” Dorothy Oakley
Special Ed IRR
Wheeler High School

 

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Publisher’s Note: Celebrating miracles

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December is a month to celebrate miracles—Hanukah and Christmas. Though this holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year, many of us often find the season to be stressful. I  hope by reading this issue of the EAST COBBER you are giving yourself a break from the holiday rush. You can get some gift-giving ideas on pages 20-23 in our annual gift guide. The merchants featured are in our own backyard so that should make your shopping a little easier. Please check them out, you’ll be inspired by the gift selections they offer and you’ll be supporting our local economy. I am proud of the Holiday Happenings (see  pages 24- 31) we have compiled to help you make special memories this season. When the going gets really tough, another  stressbuster is eating out. The dining directory on pages 40-43 should give you a short list of local restaurants that you can enjoy with friends or family!

As always, this issue includes stories about East Cobbers that share their “gifts” to make life better for others. From East Cobb Citizens of the Year, Mary and Ed Ettel putting care packages together for our troops to our local PTAs promoting family engagement (see page 12) to the Big Chicken Chorus making the season a bit brighter with their popular Christmas show performances. I hope you, EAST COBBER reader, are inspired by their “gift”-giving and may be encouraged to share your gift to create a better East Cobb. And if you are already helping or bringing happiness to someone in need, let me share your story!
Just give me call or e-mail the EAST COBBER.

For me, the best presents I’ll receive this holiday season can’t be wrapped–my three healthy children. Another favorite present is the joy of being able to work on this paper every month for such a great community. It’s a gift I’m thankful for not just during the holidays but everyday.

From my family to yours: Happy Holidays!

cynthia

Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
cynthia@eastcobber.com

Reprinted from the December 2014 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the December issue HERE.

Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.

Celebrate the season at Cobb Executive Women’s Holiday Social

Teamwork Success Women Celebrate

Cobb Executive Women’s (CEW) Holiday Social is December 9, 5:30-7:30pm. Celebrate the season with good food and good friends. Open to all CEW members and guests. Admission is $5. Holiday Social held at the Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NW, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-859-2335or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

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