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National Sales Career Fair Brings Jobs to Recent Grads

National Sales Career Fair Brings Jobs to Recent Grads

ATLANTA -- Some surveys indicate that as many as eight out of 10 recent college graduates are struggling to find full-time jobs.

On Thursday, Dec. 16, representatives from 10 to 15 Fortune 500 companies will be gathered at a local hotel, looking for grads to fill open business-to-business sales positions in Atlanta and the surrounding area. This career fair is an ideal opportunity to meet privately with hiring managers from major companies.

Atlanta-based Vanguard Management Group helps people find employment through sales-specific career fairs that enforce the belief that meeting face-to-face is always a better alternative to emailing a résumé.

The career fair will be at the Embassy Suites Atlanta-Galleria (2815 Akers Mill Road, Atlanta, 30339) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend.

Community Sponsors

Chick-fil-A to Host Evening with Santa Cow

Chick-fil-A to Host Evening with Santa Cow

SMYRNA, GA -- The Smyrna Chick-fil-A restaurant (3100 South Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna, 30080) invites the community to attend a free evening with the Chick-fil-A "Eat Mor Chikin" Santa Cow on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Customers will have the opportunity to take free pictures with Santa Cow, as well as decorate cookies and make holiday crafts. Gracie the Clown will provide face painting throughout the event, and all guests will receive complimentary hot chocolate.

Pictures with Santa Cow may be picked up at the restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

"We are excited to have our Santa Cow spend time with our customers and spread some holiday cheer," said franchise operator Stephen Miltiades. "This will be a fun night that parents and children can enjoy together."

The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Comes to Disadvantaged Cobb County Kids

Christmas Comes to Disadvantaged Cobb County Kids

ATLANTA -- The underprivileged youth of Cobb County will have a brighter holiday season this year, thanks to the efforts of a local children's charity.

On Saturday, Dec. 18, Variety of Georgia will present 145 children with stockings, gifts, popcorn and a special screening of a holiday movie at AMC Parkway Point 15 (3101 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

The children, who come from across the county, range in age from five to 13. They will also get a chance to meet Santa Claus and be entertained by a face painter and a balloon artist.

Variety of Georgia aims to enrich and enhance the lives of children who live with disabilities, poverty and neglect, according to the non-profit's Web site. During the celebration on Dec. 18, Variety of Georgia will also donate a mobility bicycle, valued at $3,000, to a physically challenged child in need.

National Believe Day Helps Support Make-A-Wish Foundation on December 10

National Believe Day Helps Support Make-A-Wish Foundation on December 10

For the second straight year, Macy’s is celebrating generosity and giving throughout the holiday season by declaring December 10 as National Believe Day. As part of Macy’s ’Believe’ campaign, National Believe Day aims to inspire Americans to embrace the spirit of goodwill, while spreading the holiday season’s message through charitable efforts and kindheartedness toward others. To commemorate the day this year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® will grant “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Additionally, Macy’s will also host a Double Donation Day for letters mailed in Macy’s Santa Mail Letterboxes on December 10. 

“The magic of the holiday season comes to life at Macy’s with our third annual ‘Believe’ campaign,” said Martine Reardon, executive vice president of marketing for Macy’s.

Community Sponsors

Buy a Piano from The Atlanta Opera

Buy a Piano from The Atlanta Opera

ATLANTA -- Each year, The Atlanta Opera benefits from the use of Kawai and Yamaha pianos, which are loaned from England Piano and PianosForEducation.org. These generous programs allow the Opera to use outstanding pianos for rehearsals and other functions.

Now, those same pianos are available for purchase at greatly reduced prices.

The selection of this year's Atlanta Opera Piano Sale includes pianos from Kawai, Yamaha and various other manufacturers.

Seminar Helps Residents Learn How to Conduct Business with County

Seminar Helps Residents Learn How to Conduct Business with County

MARIETTA, GA -- Cobb County Purchasing Department staff will host the quarterly "How to Do Business with Cobb County" seminar at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 1772 County Services Parkway, Marietta, 30008, in the bid room.

Topics will include:

* How to become a registered vendor
* How to find bid opportunities
* How to submit bids

The event is free and no registration is required. The meeting will last approximately one hour.

For more information, contact Bill Thomas either via email or at 770-528-8425.

Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau Names CEO

Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau Names CEO

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Holly Bass has been the CEO for the organization.

Bass, who was named as the top candidate several weeks ago, was officially approved on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The Cobb CVB is responsible for promoting and generating tourism, convention, trade show and sports development activity throughout Cobb. Tourism is the county's second leading industry, bringing more than $1.25 billion in economic impact to Cobb each year.

"We are excited to have Holly as a member of the CVB team. Her strong leadership, consensus building and strategic planning, combined with her community knowledge, will position the CVB for success," said Don Geiger, chairman of the Cobb CVB.