Monday, May 20, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners, and includes a profile of a Lilburn, GA-based business.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features Lilburn, GA's New For You Consignment Boutique, which opened in 2012 and in that time, has enjoyed success thanks in part to owner Wendy Carter’s efforts to collaborate with other consignment shops in the area. Additional Small Business Patch features include: Are you a small business owner? Sign up for the Patch Small Business newsletter.
Marchex Institute says Ohio residents swear the most on consumer calls but Georgians are among the most courteous.
We're the Peach State — because we're so sweet...mostly. That's the finding from the Marchex Institute, a data analysis firm. Just in time for National Etiquette Week, Marchex released findings on the most courteous and the least courteous states in the nation. The Institute examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. You know, the calls that "may be recorded for training purposes." The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more, says Marchex. The Institute scanned for curse words from A to F to S (use your imagination). Analysts then linked the frequency of those words with all 50 states. Georgians …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Crime and Business Openings and Closings lead as Midtown's top stories this week.
Here's a look at the most popular articles on Midtown Patch this week:
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President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Also this week: Sandy Springs SWAT standoff; Obama visits Sunday; Fox Theatre 'rocks;' Tucker store robbed repeatedly; winning lottery ticker in Stone Mountain.
These homes are the newest on the market in and around Midtown.
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The vision of Atlanta Streets Alive is to encourage Atlanta to develop living streets — streets that appeal to pedestrians, bikers, businesses and neighbors.
It's almost here! On Sunday, May 19, Atlanta Streets Alive will close 2.7 miles of Atlanta’s signature street to cars, and open it up to the public — for 4 hours — to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. The event, which will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., will span Peachtree Street from Ellis Street in the downtown area through Midtown to Spring Street. For four hours, you, your friends and your family will have the chance to take back 2.7 miles of Peachtree – by foot, by bike, by roller skates, by skateboard or by any human-powered means of transportation. Just one thing… no gasoline-engines allowed. Atlanta Streets Alive aims to transform Atlanta streets into safe places for people to bike, walk…
'Bill Gates, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is also seeking to mold the way all kids are educated in US public schools through implementation of his vision of teaching and learning.'
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Also: local hero helps special needs children; attempted armed robbery in Stone Mountain; a full list of weekend activities throughout metro Atlanta.
A few of today's Top Stories from various Atlanta Patch sites.