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China/US Business Forum & Reception Jan. 28th

China/US Business Forum & Reception Jan. 28th

The World Trade Center Atlanta in conjunction with the Association of Chinese Professionals & Georgia State University Confucius Institute is hosting the “China/US Business Forum & Reception” on Friday, January 28th.  Join Executives from the US Department of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce and China Research Center as we showcase best practices for conducting business with China.  The Business Forum is from 2:00 – 5:00 pm with keynote speech from Tiger Wu – China Construction America followed by a panel with international business leaders.  The networking reception is from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm and features drinks, Chinese buffet and live entertainment. Enter to win door prizes.

Marie Cumbest Named Vice President, Client Services of Career Spa

Marie Cumbest Named Vice President, Client Services of Career Spa

SMYRNA, GA -- Career Spa, LLC, a professional services firm that specializes in career transition strategy, has announced the addition of Marie Cumbest, SPHR as Vice President, Client Services.

While focusing on relationship management and service delivery, Marie will work with Career Spa's team of professionals and clients to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be, ultimately allowing them to achieve their personal best in their careers.

Marie brings 20 years of human resources experience in professional services and financial industries to her new position.

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

First Option Mortgage Gives Back to Atlanta

First Option Mortgage Gives Back to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- First Option Mortgage is bucking trends in the mortgage industry, tripling their growth rate during one of the toughest economic climates in history.

As a result, they understand their responsibility to give back to the community in which they do business.

This year, First Option will be sponsoring over 60 families at Our House, Inc. during the holidays. There are approximately 3.5 million individuals who experience homelessness every year; 1.36 million of them are children. Our House's mission is to break the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and support services to homeless families.

"Children are the fastest growing demographic among the homeless population.

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.

A Taste of Canada

The World Trade Center of Atlanta in association with The Consulate General of Canada and the Quebec Delegation in Atlanta is hosting “A Taste of Canada” on Tuesday, October 26th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  Enjoy an evening focusing on Canada – our “Neighbour to the North” and the US friend, ally and most important trading partner.  Discover the “World Next Door”: guest speaker Ambassador David Wilkins, former US Ambassador to Canada, taste wines, beers, hors d’oeuvres, music by Canadian jazz singer Jennifer Hanson & her trio, and enter to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s OVO and other prizes. Tickets $25 call Lilia Postolachi 404-813-6672 lilia@wtcatlanta.com or http://www.globalatlanta.com/cal/event/2266/.

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

Atlanta-based Mastermind, a leading social, mobile, digital and promotion agency, this week launched an innovative Social Media Brand Ambassador practice designed to allow brands to actively engage customers, promote their products, and respond quickly to inquiries and complaints.  The agency will recruit ambassadors nationwide and engage them on behalf of clients to promote discussion and raise the level of social media conversation for specific brands.

Potential ambassadors will be chosen from a range of demographic groups, interest areas, and geographic regions.  Those interested in applying should go to www.mastermindmarketing.com.