Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than a dozen business organizations, along with businesses and nonprofits from several counties, took part in last week’s “October Haunt After Hours” at Six Flags. See some photos from the event, and then add your own.
as several business organizations held the second-annual “October Haunt After Hours” The Oct. 24 event—put on by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Paulding County Chamber of Commerce and the South Cobb Business Association—drew hundreds of attendees who were treated to food and drinks, rides and appearances from several of the park’s ghoulish Fright Fest performers. Other business organizations that endorsed the event were the Acworth Business Association, Austell Business Association, East Cobb Business Association, Kennesaw Business Association, Marietta Business Association, Northeast Cobb Business Association, Paulding Business Association, Smyrna Business Association, Vinings Business Association…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Touted as the networking event of the summer, the J.A.M. drew nearly 800 people last year.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Mableton native received the most prestigious citizen award from the Austell Business Association on Tuesday.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Nominate someone who gives back to the Austell community for the M. L. Lamar Award by March 1.
The Austell Business Association is seeking nominations for the M. L. Lamar Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Austell and South Cobb community. In 1999, members of ABA, which Lamar founded in the 1950s, were set to present Lamar with a special award of $250 for his chosen charity. The award was to recognize his many years of community service in Austell. However, right before the award was presented, Lamar passed away. Lamar opened Lamar’s Clothing store in downtown Austell in 1950, and his family continued to operate the store until 2010. During the 1970s, Lamar’s apparel stores took up an entire block in downtown Austell. Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins remembers Lamar. “I used to buy my Levi’s …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Today, Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins will deliver his "State of the City" address at the Austell Business Association meeting.
Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins will speak at the Austell Business Association today to deliver the "State of the City" address. Jerkins was unable to deliver the address in January because he was at the side of his wife, who was in the hospital. The event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Threadmill complex. The cost, which includes lunch, is $10 for association members, and $12 for general admission.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Because Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins was unable to deliver his address, Austell businesses learned ways to keep water sources free from contaminants.
Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins was unable to deliver his “State of the City” address on Tuesday at the Austell Business Association luncheon due to a family emergency. He instead was at the side of his wife in the hospital. Austell City Clerk Carolyn Duncan announced that the mayor does plan to deliver the address at the ABA’s February meeting. In his absence, Austell Stormwater Inspector Craig Carpenter spoke to the group about water quality and the steps businesses and individuals can take to help ameliorate the problem of stormwater pollution. “Businesses play a big role in the issue that’s at hand,” said Carpenter, who began working for the city in October 2010. Members of the city’s Public Works Department are considering implementation of…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
At its fifth annual Concert in the Park Saturday, the ABA in conjunction with the City of Austell recognized heroes and offered great music at the same time.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
by Lea Ellen Rich On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, the United States came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We move on, but we will never forget. On Saturday, the Austell Business Association and the City of Austell sponsored our 5th annual “Concert in the Park – In Remembrance of 9/11.” Al Holley performed gospel at noon, Ramblin’ Grass provided bluegrass at 3 p.m. and Rambunctious at 6 p.m. On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we remembered those brave firefighters and police officers who put their own lives before others. At 2 p.m., I recognized 33 firefighters and 41 police officers …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Officials from the City of Austell speak out about city issues and what they do on a day-to-day basis.
Several Austell city officials addressed a gathering of about 20 business owners and community members on Tuesday at the Austell Business Association meeting. Mayor Joe Jerkins, Fire Chief Tim Williams, City Clerk Carolyn Duncan, Police Chief Bob Starrett, Finance Director Denise Soesbee and Public Works Director Randy Bowens explained their day-to-day functions and made announcements about changes residents will see soon. They also took questions from the attendees. Soesbee explained that the city is making arrangements to allow residents, business owners and vendors will be able to make payments online. Starrett, who has been the city's police chief for 16 years, said Friday's robbery at the downtown Bank of America was the second bank …