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Atlanta reacts to the Braves leaving Turner Field

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced Monday morning that they plan to move to a brand new stadium in Cobb County for the beginning of the 2017 baseball season.

The Braves say they plan to build a new stadium on the northwest corner of the Interstate 75-285 interchange in Cobb County.

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"We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in 2017 at the NW intersection of I-75/I-285," the team said in tweets. "We have secured a large tract of property at this location & will work to build a world-class ballpark for our fans."

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

SweetWater moving 420 Fest to Centennial Olympic Park

ATLANTA -- SweetWater Brewery's 420 Festival will move from Candler Park to Centennial Olympic Park for its 10th anniversary in 2014.

"We have nothing but love and gratitude for the folks at Candler Park for being such incredible hosts to our festival over the years, however we're very excited to now call Centennial Olympic Park home," said Freddy Bensch, co-founder of SweetWater Brewing Company. "Approaching our 10-year anniversary, we wanted to look long-term for opportunities that will help grow the festival, bring on bigger entertainment and provide better access for local patrons and those traveling in for the fest. This change allows all of that, plus a bigger footprint right in the heart of downtown Atlanta."

National parks closed due to government shut down

ATLANTA -- The partial government shut down is closing National Parks, including two in Atlanta that receive 2.6 million visitors a year between them.

The MLK National Historic Site hosts 700,000 people annually.  On Tuesday the park service advised any one with travel plans to the historic site to check the website for information on when it will reopen.  A contingency plan is in effect to protect historic assets, but the Visitor's Center is closed to the public indefinitely.  
  
"We will have limited law enforcement presence here and so we'll do what we have to do to continue to protect the resources, of course it will just be limited," said Superintendent Judy Forte.

At Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park the staff was expected to show up for work on Tuesday morning only to go home with furlough notices.  The park is also closed due to the shut down.  

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

(WXIA) -- Forbes has unveiled its 2013 list of America's richest people.

Bill Gates topped the list for the 20th year in a row, with a net worth of $72 billion. He also reclaimed the title of richest person in the world from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. Warren Buffett placed second with $58.5 billion.

America's richest range in age from 29 (Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, worth $5.2 billion) to 98 (philanthropist David Rockefeller, Sr., worth $2.8 billion). The stakes were so high this year that 61 U.S. billionaires didn't make the cut, according to Forbes.

Seven Georgians are on this year's list. Anne Cox Chambers, 93, is No. 29 with a net worth of $13.5 billion; she is the daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. Her nephew Jim Kennedy, 65, is chairman of the company and is No. 61 on the list with a net worth of $6.7 billion.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, 92, is No. 68 with a net worth of $6 billion.

Atlanta's Best Places to Work honored

Atlanta's Best Places to Work honored

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- So where are the best jobs in metro Atlanta?

On Sept. 13, Atlanta Business Chronicle named the 2013 Atlanta's Best Places To Work during a sold-out event at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

Each year, Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with Quantum Workplace surveys the metro area's employers to find those that have discovered how to become one of Atlanta's Best Places To Work.

This year more than 560 companies and organizations were nominated and more than 400 participated in the surveys.

Quantum used analytical tools to rank the top employers in three categories: the top 10 in the large employer category (501 employees or more in the metro area), the top 30 in the medium employer category (101 to 500 employees) and the top 60 in the small employer category (10 to 100 employees).

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.