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20 Cobb businesses honored for communtiy contributions

20 Cobb businesses honored for communtiy contributions

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Chamber has announced the winners of its 2013 Sam Olens Business Community Service Award.

The honor is presented to companies that support local non-profits. Each non-profit that nominated an award winner was given a $500 gift card to Home Depot.

This year's awards were given during the chamber's December First Monday Breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The winners include:

524 Creative
Nominated by Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Assurant
Nominated by American Cancer Society

B+C Studio, Inc.
Nominated by Fountain Gate Life and Wellness

Chattahoochee Technical College
Nominated by Cobb Library Foundation and Cobb County Community Services Board

Ed Voyles Automotive Group
Nominated by Marietta City Schools

Random Acts of Kindness: Atlanta Ballet students

Random Acts of Kindness: Atlanta Ballet students

ATLANTA -- Today's random act of kindness is for four Centre for Dance Education conservatory students with Atlanta Ballet

These students are in their second year with the program and travel from out of state to study with the Atlanta Ballet. 

Thanks to a generous donation from the Rockettes, 11Alive was able to give these students a special random act of kindness. 

The Called Woman to help women reinvent their careers

The Called Woman to help women reinvent their careers

MARIETTA, Ga. -- You know you've been here before, asking yourself what you should do with the rest of your life.

Or maybe you're already realizing you have some great ideas, but you just don't know where to start making any of them happen.

Maybe you are just getting back into the work force, or maybe you are stuck in an unfulfilled career just wishing you did something you loved, something that made a difference, something that made you excited to get up in the morning and get started living your dream, realizing your purpose and making your passion happen.

That can all change on March 15, 2014!

Does this sound familiar? Recent studies revealed that only 53% of Americans were content with their jobs and less than 10% were truly satisfied. But what if you could actually spend a whole day learning how to reinvent yourself? You can and it's happening this March at the Called Woman Conference in Marietta.

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Known as the fastest-growing church in Atlanta, Impact Worship Center, located at 4451 S Atlanta Road , Suite 123 in Smyrna is celebrating their Pastoral Appreciation for Pastor Dr. A.T. Jones, Jr. beginning on Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm with special guests, Comedian Rod Z  and Bassist Michael Norwood.

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Here's a great market in your backyard!

Visit our local farmers market on Saturday July 6 and stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies at the Fresh Produce Market.

Market opens at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot between Smyrna First Baptist and the Market Village (1275 Church Street SE Smyrna, GA 30080-3595). 

Enjoy and be healthy!

Residents invited to celebrate 10 years with East Cobb Park

Residents invited to celebrate 10 years with East Cobb Park

MARIETTA, Ga. -- East Cobb Park will soon reach its tenth anniversary, when all local park goers are invited to help celebrate. 

The green space is located in the heart of East Cobb, at 3322 Roswell Road in Marietta. The celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

The Friends of East Cobb Park will honor the park's founders and the Cobb Civitan Club with food, refreshments, inflatable toys, guest speakers and a DJ playing live music. 

All ages are welcome. 

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.