Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell brought a loaded gun in his briefcase to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. His attorney said it was a mistake.
Connell was released from jail at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities discovered he had a loaded handgun in his briefcase at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Connell was headed on a business trip, according to the Cobb Chamber. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Connell was arrested at 11:02 a.m. and transported to Clayton County Jail. Connell’s attorney, Michael Maloof, told the newspaper that he expected Connell to be released on bond later in the day. But WSB-TV reported at 5:45 p.m. that Connell was still in jail. Connell’s .380 calibur handgun and two loaded clips were discovered at 7:40 a.m., the AJC reported. Maloof and Chamber spokeswoman Amy Selby called …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Gingrich said that if elected President he would draw on methods he used as House Speaker in the late-1990s to lead the country.
Hopeful Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich told his former constituents at Thursday’s Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast that if elected he’d attempt turn back the clock to his days as former House Speaker. “First let’s go back to 1998,” he said. “We need to control spending, reform government and balance the federal budget for a generation. This isn’t a theory. It’s what we did. So we know it’s doable. We in this room have been there. This was in our lifetime. Cobb County can take some credit for it because, candidly, if you hadn’t elected me it wouldn’t have happened. Clearly we were all in this together.” Gingrich served as Georgia’s Sixth Congressional Representative for 20 years, four of those as Speaker of the House. While…
Monday, February 20, 2012
David Connell, president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber, discusses the Chamber’s 2011 achievements and 2012 plans.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Get ready to see lots of green, blue and orange in the Cobb business community.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce unveiled a “tri-link” logo Monday morning. Designed by Marietta marketing boutique 524 Creative, the logo features three interlocking squares in the middle of the Cobb Chamber name. The squares represent the three elements of economic development—retention, recruitment and entrepreneurship—as well as the Chamber’s core functions: The new Cobb Chamber logo is part of a rebranding of the Chamber that includes the tagline “Achieve more.” Scott and April Wright of 524 Creative presented the logo at the Chamber’s First Monday breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. “The new look and feel had to represent the new vision, be modern, dynamic and bold, and successfully differentiate the Cobb Chamber,” Scott…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Chatt Tech Interim President Dr. Ron Newcomb among the panel discussing higher education at the First Monday Breakfast.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce held its monthly marquee event, the First Monday Breakfast this week to honor the teachers of the year for Cobb and Marietta, as well as hold a panel on higher education with some of the top minds in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Family Resources and held at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest, the hall was filled with both Cobb Chamber supporters and those involved in higher education. The event first took time to honor teachers of the year in both Cobb and Marietta City Schools. Both teachers represent the arts, as Coy Dunn of Kennesaw Mountain High School teaches drama, while Joanna Cox of Sawyer Road Elementary teaches music. During the breakfast the Cobb County Schools and Marietta City Schools …
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Cobb Chamber's Competitive EDGE initiative has identified economic opportunities for the county. Are they the right ones?
A consultant to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce has identified seven targets for economic development, Chamber Chief Operating Officer Demming Bass told the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday: Those are the initial recommendations from Midtown Atlanta-based Market Street Services as it carries out the Chamber’s four-part, six-month Competitive EDGE (Economic Development for a Growing Economy) initiative. The county board heard the midway update on the project during the afternoon, then voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve economic development changes that give Cobb more flexibility to offer incentives to companies to move to or expand in the county, the Marietta Daily Journal reported. The revised county policy is set to expire in a year …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Officer Brett Gossett is the Cobb Chamber's Public Safety Employee of the Year.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce has named county police Officer Brett Gossett, “an exemplary model of the young law enforcement professional,” its Public Safety Employee of the Year. Gossett, a trainer for active shooter drills, received the award Monday morning during the Chamber’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, kicking off the 13th annual Public Safety Appreciation Week. “Officer Gossett … has made cases and performed deeds in his short career that many long-time veterans have not,” wrote Sgt. J.P. Perry, who nominated him for the award. “He is an exemplary model of the young law-enforcement professional who has already ‘been there and done that,’ working every day to make the …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Roundup of business news in and around South Cobb
Monday, August 15, 2011
Cobb Chamber of Commerce The Cobb Chamber is looking for business and community leaders to participate in the Teacher for a Day program on Thursday, Sept. 29 for both Cobb County and Marietta City Schools. Teacher for a Day gives business executives a true picture of public education in action. In one day, they see first-hand both the strengths and challenges that schools and teachers face. The Cobb Chamber will place volunteers in Cobb and Marietta City schools to experience a day in the shoes of a teacher. Volunteers will work side-by-side with a Cobb County or Marietta City Teacher of the Year for a full school day. Applications are due Thursday, Sept. 9. For more information or to download an application, visit www.cobbchamber.org or …
Monday, August 1, 2011
and other South Cobb business news you can use
Mableton Business Exchange Deborah Flanagan, the president of the Mableton Business Exchange, has partnered with Sweetwater C.A.M.P. for a new initiative to help individuals create paths to permanent employment and successful lives. The Empowerment Series teaches lessons about competing in the job market, financial literacy, parenting support and personal reliability. Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Flanagan will sit down with interested candidates for a general interview and to input their skills and experience into a database for employers who are seeking individuals with various skill sets. “It’s more than just helping people get employment,” said Darlene Duke, director of C.A.M.P. “It’s just so much more. There are so many …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Cobb Chamber of Commerce is inviting citizen response to business, government, schools and quality of life issues.
Cobb Business Associations Unite for Summer Party JAM The South Cobb Business Association and the 11 other business associations throughout the county are coming together for the first time in the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce's history for a Summer Party Joint Association Meeting (JAM.) The event is being held at the Hilton/Marietta Conference Center on Powder Springs Road in Marietta from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 7. Business association members will get in free if they register by Thursday. For more information, contact Sharon Mason of the Cobb Chamber at (770) 980-2000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. South Cobb Business Association Hosts Summer Event, Unveils New Website The SCBA will host its own annual summer event on July 12 at …