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Glock to provide 2,300 pistols to Atlanta PD

ATLANTA -- Glock Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, has hit a big target with a new contract to supply 2,300 semi-automatic pistols to the Atlanta Police Department, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

The Atlanta PD has ordered and started receiving 2,300 Glock 22 Generation 4 pistols, representing a complete changeover for the department and a nice jolt in sales for Glock, the MDJ said.

Atlanta is moving away from Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson, with whom the department has had a 70-year relationship, the paper said.

Glock declined to provide a dollar amount of the Atlanta police contract, which is based on a discounted rate for law enforcement, said Cameron Purcell, company spokeswoman.

She would say only that the contract was "significant," and that all of the 2,300 guns being sold to Atlanta PD were assembled at the Smyrna plant.

Cobb business owners invited to learn about financial health

Cobb business owners invited to learn about financial health

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Chamber will hold a seminar, presented by the Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center that is open to all business owners in Cobb County.

By attending the Business University Seminar on June 27, a Chamber official reported that company owners and managers can learn how to evaluate how financially stable their business is. The seminar will teach about the fundamentals of financial analysis, including how to read financial statements and determine financial ratios. 

The information provided at the seminar can be useful to owners and managers as they develop company performance and work to meet goals. 

Some information to be included in the seminar will be financial scorecards, dashboards and benchmarks that give employees data on financial performance. Anyone who attends will receive a free scorecard template in Microsoft Excel format. 

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

ATLANTA -- The Judicial Council of Georgia Domestic Violence Committee awarded a grant on Friday that will go towards the work of nine nonprofit organizations in and near Atlanta. 

The grant of almost $1.6 million will help bring legal services to around 4,500 people with low income around Georgia who have suffered from domestic violence and are working to bounce back. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Council reported that the funds are given each year to develop domestic violence training and legal services for victims.

According to the spokeswoman, not included are divorces, deportations and other matters which are not related with the victim's safety, along with economic security. 

Metro Atlanta Chamber president Sam Williams retires

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta Chamber president Sam Williams announced his retirement on Tuesday. According to a release, he told the Chamber's executive committee he will retire at the end of 2013 or when a replacement is hired.

Williams has served as the Chamber's president since December 1996, and had been at the forefront of a number of initiatives, including helping the city meet the standards of the Clean Water Act, to helping to attract more high tech, logistics and bioscience firms to Metro Atlanta.

At 68, Williams has served three years beyond the commitment he made in 1996 to serve until age 65. At the encouragement of the Chamber's executive committee, Williams has agreed to extend his contract until the end of the year, or until a replacement can be hired in 2014.

Brian Frank named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”

Brian Frank named to The Financial Times’ “Top 400 Financial Advisors”


Atlanta -- Morgan Stanley announced today that, Brian Frank, a Managing Director - Wealth Advisor, with the Premier Wealth Management Group in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to The Financial Times’ inaugural list of America’s Top 400 Advisors.


The “Financial Times’ Top 400 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who have a minimum of $250 million in assets under management (AUM) and ten years of industry experience. Qualified financial advisors were scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance records, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility.  Financial advisors also had to commit to complete anonymous quarterly sentiment surveys for the FT.


Ron Hart Named to Barron’s 2013 “Top 100 Financial Advisors”

Ron Hart Named to Barron’s 2013 “Top 100 Financial Advisors”


ATLANTA  – Morgan Stanley announced today that Ron Hart, a Managing Director, Wealth Advisor in the Firm’s Atlanta office, has been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.

The “Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion.

Barnes & Noble closing Camp Creek store in July

(WXIA) -- 11Alive News has learned that Barnes & Noble plans to close its Camp Creek Marketplace store in East Point when its lease expires in July.

"The current lease is at its end-of-term and we will be closing the Camp Creek Parkway store in July," David Deason, VP of development for Barnes & Noble, said in a statement emailed to 11Alive. "We enjoyed serving our customers at this location and invite those customers to visit one of the other nearby Atlanta-area Barnes & Noble locations for the same great service and selection."