Business & Economy


September 16, 2021 On Common Ground News

Cascade Family Skating Rink celebrates 21 years in Atlanta

  Owner Greg Alexander and family will be honored at celebration     ATLANTA—City Council member Andrea L. Boone plans to honor the Cascade Family Skating Rink for 21 years in the community at a celebration scheduled Saturday, Sept. 18. Boone will present owner Greg Alexander and his family with a proclamation from the City […]

September 13, 2021 On Common Ground News

Job scams increased during pandemic, BBB study finds

ATLANTA — Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) study finds. BBB warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually. The in-depth investigative study — Job Scams: BBB […]
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September 12, 2021 On Common Ground News

Is your business registered for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit?

      Free online conference to offer educational webinars, networking, resources  National Small Business Week kicks off on Monday, Sept.13, and the Small Business Administration(SBA) is encouraging business owners across the nation to register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, Sept. 13 –15. Learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. The […]
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August 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Special Feature: Investing In Real Estate in Our Own Backyard of DeKalb County

 By The Dollar Empowered Community (D.E.C.)   The pandemic brought numerous emergencies to families across every demographic. But the lack of financial security, in addition to what has been a disproportionate exposure to COVID-19, underscored the disparities in the Black community. The racial wealth gap is nothing new.  There has been national data available for […]
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August 19, 2021 On Common Ground News

Advanced Modular Structures LLC to create 200 jobs, invest $14 million in manufacturing facility in Atlanta

ATLANTA– Advanced Modular Structures LLC., a modular building enterprise affiliated with Atlanta-based real estate developer The Integral Group, LLC., will create 200 jobs and invest more than $14 million in a new manufacturing facility in unincorporated Fulton County. “It’s great to see the Peach State serving as the backdrop for this new joint venture,” said  Gov. […]
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August 10, 2021 On Common Ground News

Ellenwood Planet Fitness to host grand opening celebration

      ELLENWOOD, GA–Planet Fitness, known for its high-quality fitness experience, affordable prices and  non-intimidating environment called the Judgement Free Zone®, will host a grand opening celebration at its new Ellenwood Club on Monday, Aug.16, 4 – 6 p.m., 2800 East Atlanta Road. The center will host the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce  at 5:30 p.m. […]
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August 10, 2021 On Common Ground News

Stonecrest Chamber of Commerce to host luncheon on Aug. 19

      Do you live, work or play in the City of Stonecrest? Are you interested in finding out how to do business within the city limits? Are you looking for opportunities to network? The Stonecrest Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations for its “3rd Thursday Hour of Power” luncheon, which will be held […]
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August 5, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson to host 2nd annual Business Owner Virtual Summit

            DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County business owners and interested individuals are invited to register for a free virtual summit that is designed to  provide a wealth of information to help businesses sustain and  grow in the ever-changing pandemic environment. DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host the 2nd Annual DeKalb County Business Owner […]
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August 4, 2021 On Common Ground News

Intuitive medical technology company expanding in Gwinnett County, adding 1,200 jobs

          GWINNETT COUNTY, GA—Today, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced plans by Intuitive, a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery and a global leader in minimally invasive care, to invest more than $500 million in its current campus in Gwinnett County. The company plans to create approximately 1,200 jobs in Peachtree Corners. The expansion […]
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August 4, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Mall at Stonecrest welcomes Beauty Superstore Lisa Young

Stonecrest, GA – The Mall at Stonecrest announces that beauty superstore LISA YOUNG will open its first store in Stonecrest, Georgia at the Mall at Stonecrest this summer.  The 145,000-square-foot, two level anchor is a contemporary women’s apparel, cosmetic and beauty department store, owned and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.   “The Mall at Stonecrest will […]
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