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LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com, the digital platform for career women, hosted its 8th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on November 13. More than 300 professional women attended the luncheon event, at the Atlanta History Center, along with more than 550 unique viewers joining via live stream. Some viewers planned gatherings of 50 or more women and leveraged the event to enhance their own business and networking meetings in cities across the globe.

The executives on the panel candidly answered questions related to their career paths to the C-Suite. Glenda Umaña, anchor at CNN en Español, was the event’s moderator. Read LittlePINKBook.com’s “Top 10 Takeaways” for favorite thoughts shared by the three panelists:

·        Teri List-Stoll, SVP and Treasurer, Procter & Gamble

North Fulton Chamber joins RUMC Job Networking Program

North Fulton Chamber joins RUMC Job Networking Program

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell United Methodist Church has joined forces with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) to lower the unemployment rate in Fulton County.

GNFCC president and CEO Brandon Beach announced Wednesday that the RUMC Job Networking Program, which was created 24 years ago, has partnered with the chamber.

"This alliance is a great example of how organizations can collaborate to address the needs of the community," Al Nash, executive director of Progress Partners North Fulton Atlanta, said in a statement. "It's important to our economic development strategy that we have a vehicle to match up qualified candidates with jobs that are being generated in North Fulton."

The chamber is encouraging local businesses with job openings to send information to the Job Networking Program.

Unique candy shop opens in historic Roswell

Unique candy shop opens in historic Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The newest shop on Canton Street is a "sweet" addition to historic Roswell.

Sweet! Roswell is located at 1144 Canton Street, Suite 105. The shop features more than 100 flavors of self-serve candies.

Sweet! also dishes up plenty of local goods, including ice cream from Greenwood's, chocolates from Schakolad and Savannah Candy Kitchen, and baked goods from the likes of Saint Rita's Cakes.

United Capital expands into Atlanta market

United Capital expands into Atlanta market

Sanders Financial Management joins National RIA as Part of Southeast Expansion Plans

Today,  United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of private wealth counseling, announces that Atlanta-based Sanders Financial Management has joined the registered investment advisory company. This is the first firm from Georgia to join United Capital and representative of the firm’s initiative to further expand its footprint in the Southeast.

North Fulton Chamber hosts forum on Connect 400

North Fulton Chamber hosts forum on Connect 400

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast forum last week for regional transportation leaders to discuss MARTA's Connect 400 Transit Initiative.

About 90 people attended the forum. Attendees included business and community leaders in the GA 400 corridor, according to Chamber spokeswoman Debbie Ryals.

Connect 400 is an 18-month study that covers GA 400 from northbound Interstate 285 to McGinnis Ferry Road in Johns Creek.

"This study is a huge step toward advancing exploration of new transportation alternatives in this market," Ann Hanlon, COO of the North Fulton Community Improvement District, said in a statement.

Rylas said Connect 400 will identify the GA 400 corridor's needs and look at alternatives that will allow smoother sailing for all drivers. The Chamber's forum gathered input about the corridor's transportation needs from the local leaders in attendance.

New Roswell square to boost business?

ROSWELL, Ga. -- If you've been to Roswell chances are you've taken a stroll or had a bite to eat on Canton Street.  There's also a good chances you had no idea city hall and its 400 free parking spots were right across the street. That's one reason why the city is looking at a plan to re-route the intersection connecting SR 9, Canton Street and Magnolia Street.

Supporters of the plan say it would create a larger park for community gatherings, possible sites for business development, a pedestrian underpass to keep people and cars flowing freely and improve traffic flow through the area.

The project could also help expand the charm of Canton Street, making the area around it more pedestrian and bike friendly and give City Hall more prominence downtown.

CaraVita founder named Small Business Person of the Year

CaraVita founder named Small Business Person of the Year

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Beth Cayce is the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Person of the Year.

The honor is awarded annually to the most outstanding business executive in North Fulton County.

Cayce is the founder and CEO of CavaVita Home Care in Roswell. CaraVita provides in-home care services for more than 16,000 seniors in metro Atlanta, according to the chamber.

"I am honored to be named Small Business Person of the Year by the GNFCC and consider the award a reflection of the excellent work of my entire team," Cayce said after receiving her honor. "For CaraVita, the goal has always been to help the families of Roswell and north metro Atlanta meet the challenges of caregiving. We've worked tirelessly to help seniors achieve and maintain independence wherever possible."

Cayce received the award during the chamber's August Eggs & Enterprise breakfast.