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BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fifteen students in nine Fulton County high schools have been named semifinalists for one of the nation's most prestigious scholarships for African-American high school students.

These students hope to be counted among 1,300 finalists nationwide competing for 700 scholarships valued at $2,500 each. The finalists will be announced in January.

To become a semifinalist, an African-American students must score exceptionally high on the PSAT when he or she is a high school junior.

Tom Price to speak at Chamber breakfast

Tom Price to speak at Chamber breakfast

ROSWELL, Ga. -- U.S. Congressman Tom Price will be the keynote speaker for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce September Eggs & Enterprise breakfast.

First elected to Congress in 2004, Price is now recognized as a vibrant leader in Georgia, and a diligent and tireless problem-solver in Congress. Prior to going to Washington, he served four terms in the Georgia State Senate, including two as Minority Whip.

Barrington Hall cooking classes are back

Barrington Hall cooking classes are back

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The popular Barrington Hall cooking classes taught by Roswell's own Chef John Wilson will return in October.

Chef John draws upon his decades of experience to make his cooking courses fun and simple for cooks of all skill levels. All classes are $50 per person and run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

* Basic Knife Skills
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Learn to use your knife like a pro while preparing French onion soup, vegetable stir-fry, and chicken with glazed carrots.

* Souffles!!!
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Learn to prepare goat cheese souffle, crabmeat souffle with a sherry sauce, individual chocolate souffles, and Grand Marnier souffles.

* American Thanksgiving in Tuscany
Tuesday, Nov.

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A whopping 85 students in the Fulton County School System have been named semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high school seniors will now compete nationally for 8,300 Merit Scholarship award, valued at about $34 million. Finalists will be named this winter, and winners will be announced in the spring.

To qualify for the prestigious scholarship, students must earn exceptionally high scores on the PSAT, which they take as high school juniors. In order to become finalists, the North Fulton semifinalists must maintain high GPAs, be endorsed by school leadership and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier test performances. They must also fill out a detailed application and write a self-descriptive essay.

This year's Fulton County finalists are:

Alpharetta High
Jane R.

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University will hold its 4th annual Flourish Luncheon this week to honor and recognize arts leaders in the community.

During the luncheon, the university's College of the Arts will present this year's Flourish Awards. Launched in 2005, the awards are presented in four categories.

The 2011 winners include:

* Arts Leader
Robert J.

Senator hopes to create more technology jobs

Senator hopes to create more technology jobs

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Following the creation of Georgia's Science and Technology Strategic Initiative Joint Study Commission, Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) welcomed Slalom Consulting to testify before the group.

Slalom's Atlanta office offers a broad range of business and technology services with an emphasis on improving enterprise performance, retaining and growing customers, improving employee productivity and driving innovation.

"Georgia is a state in which technology workers thrive, as many of the world's most innovative and customer-focused corporations have healthy technology centers located here," said Craig Marmon, managing director of Slalom's Atlanta location. "Offshoring has eroded jobs as companies look to reduce overall technology costs.