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Live, Play, Stay at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves and Omni Hotels & Resorts announced this week that they are partnering to develop a new hotel in the mixed-used development adjacent to SunTrust Park in Cobb County. The Omni property will be a full-service hotel and will serve as a cornerstone of the mixed-use community.

The Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park will feature 16 floors, 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop hospitality suites, approximately 12,500 square feet of meeting space, a signature restaurant, an elevated pool deck and bar overlooking the plaza and ballpark. The hotel will serve meeting groups and business and leisure travelers alike, as well as visitors attending Braves games, and the many other events and activities hosted at the mixed-use development.

This announcement comes on the heels of last month’s exciting news that Comcast will be the anchor tenant of a nine story office building in the mixed use development, bringing more than 850 new jobs to Cobb County.  For more information on all happenings at SunTrust Park, click here.

 

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Job Opening for Venue and Special Events Sales Manager

 

The Chattahoochee Nature Center Inc., has an immediate job opening for a full-time Venue and Special Events Sales Manager. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental organization established in Roswell, Georgia. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package, and also offer a relaxed workplace environment. Applicants should forward their resume, cover letter and salary history to Lynn McIntyre at l.mcintyre@chattnaturecenter.org., no phone calls please. Full Details of this Job Description posted at http://chattnaturecenter.org/contact-us/job-postings/venue-and-special-events-sales-manager/

 

 

Venue and Special Events Sales Manager

The Venue and Special Events Sales Manager at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is responsible for management, sales, budgeting and planning of our rental program and management of special events. This position requires a detail oriented individual capable of responding quickly to inquiries for our venue and generating a profit on this line of business.   This position is responsible for marketing, selling, organizing and planning multiple onsite events while maintaining our guidelines and policies.

They will plan, coordinate and communicate all logistical details for rental and special events with the client and vendors and communicate effectively with our staff to assure successful events.  They will schedule, hire and train event and host staff to execute events. This job will require working some weekends, evenings and holidays.

The individual should have great customer service skills and a past history of building guest/customer programs.  A minimum of two years related experience and familiarity with sales, catering, use of space, time and event management skills, and Microsoft office suite as well as database systems is required.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position with health insurance and 401K benefits.

Advertise with EAST COBBER – May 15 is the Deadline for our June/July issue

 

 

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Learn how to conduct business with county and school system

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Cobb County needs quality vendors ready to provide the best value to our community. In 2013, more than 16,000 small business transactions were awarded, totaling more than $9 million. More than 12,000 large business transactions were also awarded, totaling more than $126 million.

To find out how your business can get in on the action, register for the first “How to Do Business with Cobb County” seminar on Thursday, May 7, hosted by Cobb County’s Purchasing Department, Keep it in Cobb and the Cobb County School District. Participants will learn about vendor opportunities, meeting with department representatives, network with local business owners and learn about the Local Vendor Preference.

The seminar will be held 5-7 p.m. in the BOC Room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. Space is limited, so reserve a spot today. RSVP to Inger Eberhart at 770-528-3317 or inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org.

Register as a vendor at cobbcounty.org/purchasing and cobbk12.org/centraloffice/purchasing.

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Learn how to conduct business with county and school system

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Cobb County needs quality vendors ready to provide the best value to our community. In 2013, more than 16,000 small business transactions were awarded, totaling more than $9 million. More than 12,000 large business transactions were also awarded, totaling more than $126 million.

To find out how your business can get in on the action, register for the first “How to Do Business with Cobb County” seminar on Thursday, May 7, hosted by Cobb County’s Purchasing Department, Keep it in Cobb and the Cobb County School District. Participants will learn about vendor opportunities, meeting with department representatives, network with local business owners and learn about the Local Vendor Preference.

The seminar will be held 5-7 p.m. in the BOC Room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. Space is limited, so reserve a spot today. RSVP to Inger Eberhart at 770-528-3317 or inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org . Register as a vendor at cobbcounty.org/purchasingand cobbk12.org/centraloffice/purchasing.

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ECBA Monthly After Hours is April 28

Socialize and network with the East Cobb Business Administration at their monthly after hours on April 28, 2015, at Red Sky in East Cobb, 5:30-7pm. This is a FREE event.

Red Sky is located in the Market Plaza Shopping Center, 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068.

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Earth Day Ideas you can Work With

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There are many minor changes everyone can make in their lives to help out MotherEarth. Here are a few tips of things that can be done at the office…

Building Owners

  • Install bike racks to encourage emission-free commuting. Less cars = better air.
  • When negotiating leases, include sustainability provisions in the agreement. Also, if your tenant has green criteria, try to accommodate them.
  • Every three years, conduct reviews of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to ensure they operate as efficient as possible.
  • Put into place a building wide recycling program.


Property Managers

  • Use green cleaners to reduce the toxins in a building.
  • Set schedule for checking and replacing the various filters. Make sure to follow your schedule.
  • Use pest control services that are friendly to the environment – and to people.

 

Office Managers

  • Set copies to print on both sides of the paper.
  • Place task lighting at each work station. This will allow the late workers to use this light as opposed to lighting up the entire department.
  • Use VOC paint and formaldehyde free furniture and carpet to ensure better air quality.
  • Design the office space so that workers receive as much natural light as possible.


Employees

  • One of the easiest things you can do is BYOM (bring your own mug), cup, plate or utensils to work.
  • Think of how much less waste there would be if everyone stopped reduced their use of disposable kitchen supplies.
  • Prior to printing something, ask yourself “Does this really need to be printed?”
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.

(Submitted by Peter Tennis, KW Commercial, Source: Greenbiz.com)

 

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New dean named for Kennesaw State’s University College

Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has named Keisha Hoerrner dean of University College, effective immediately. Hoerrner has been serving as interim dean of the college since January 2014.

Prior to her appointment as interim dean, Hoerrner served as associate dean of University College, department chair of First-Year Programs, assistant department chair of University Studies and director of learning communities. She is a professor of communication and previously held a faculty position in communication at Louisiana State. She joined the Kennesaw State faculty full-time in 2000.

During Hoerrner’s tenure as interim dean, she advocated for the restructure of academic support initiatives and brought First-Year and Undeclared Advising Services, as well as Orientation and Transition programs, under the charge of the College.  She also oversaw the redesign of the bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies and worked to launch the master’s degree in First-Year Studies, the College’s first online graduate degree program.

“Keisha has been a tremendous contributor to University College and Kennesaw State,” said Ken Harmon, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State. “Her commitment to drive new initiatives and innovative programs that benefit our first-year students’ experience has been instrumental to the growth of University College. Along with her leadership and wealth of knowledge, her vision and dedication will continue to propel the College into national and international spotlights.”

Hoerrner was selected as dean after a nationwide search chaired by Val Whittlesey, associate vice president for academic affairs.

“I am truly honored to be selected as dean and look forward to working with my colleagues in University College to enhance the learning experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students within the new Kennesaw State University,” said Hoerrner. “It is humbling and a bit surreal to transition from being an undergraduate at Kennesaw College to being a member of the faculty and now dean of one of the university’s degree-granting colleges. This institution is very special to me, and I am thrilled to serve it in this capacity.”

Hoerrner has been published in numerous journals within her discipline and in areas relevant to University College such as learning communities, first-year programs, and trends affecting students in higher education. In 2013, Hoerrner was named one of the nation’s 10 Outstanding First-Year Advocates by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Kennesaw State, and a master’s degree in journalism and Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Georgia.

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Business Breakthrough Workshop – A Little “UMPH”

What will it take to create a breakthrough in your business?  Successful business leaders know it often takes a shake-up of the status-quo to grow to the next level and achieve extraordinary results.

So what’s that “Little UMPH”? – The difference between “try” and TRIUMPH!

Join Kim Ellet, The Growth Coach, to find out what makes some business leaders simply maintain, while others soar to extremes.

Register today to learn how to apply that Little UMPH! to your business and your life and to create your individual Ultimate 90-Day Goals so you can get started immediately!

May 7, 2015, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
*The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta, GA
Tickets $49 or by April 23 for $39
http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=190034765

*The Georgian Club requires business casual attire, collared shirt and no denim, please.

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Only a Few Spots Remain: Secure Your Booth for Business Expo with Summer JAM!

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The Cobb Chamber’s Business Expo with Summer JAM is coming up on May 14, presented by SCANA Energy. This year Business Expo will also feature a special Business Association area to network and learn more about the business associations in Cobb.

With over 1,500 attendees, this is the prime opportunity to get your business noticed, and to stay on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions.

Booth availability is first come, first serve, so reserve your spot today! All booth reservations must be made by April 17.

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