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Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Author & Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, released the 2nd edition of WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, available since January 2011 along with five sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook also includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.  The first edition was launched in 2009 when Dr. Bisa made good on her promise to produce an affordable curriculum that meets and exceeds national standards. Dr.

Billboards Trump Trees in Georgia House

ATLANTA -- It's one of the oldest battles in Georgia politics: billboards versus trees.

When it flared up again on the State House floor Thursday, Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta) said it was like "Groundhog Day" or "Night of the Living Dead."

With over 9,000 billboards in Georgia, the industry wants to re-write state law about how many and what type of trees they can cut back on public right-of-way when they block the view.

To sweeten the deal, they've thrown in higher payments, more replanting and lower height restrictions.

During a two-hour debate, supporters said the main argument is about the thousands of jobs they create.

"This is a plan to replant trees; what's the plan to replace the lost jobs if this measure fails?" asked Rep. Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming).

Opponents criticized the bill as an environmentally damaging government bailout for outdated eyesores.

Mastermind, Leading Social, Mobile and Promotion Agency, Adds Melissa Holtz as Account Coordinator

Mastermind, Leading Social, Mobile and Promotion Agency, Adds Melissa Holtz as Account Coordinator

Mastermind (www.MastermindAgency.com), an Atlanta-based social, mobile, digital and promotion agency, today announced that Melissa Holtz has joined the firm as Account Coordinator.  At Mastermind, Holtz will add her expertise in digital strategy, social media and brand management to the agency’s existing strengths in Involvement Marketing and brand promotion for clients such as St Joseph’s Hospital, TomTom and Colliers International to name a few.

Holtz, a recent graduate from Georgia State University, is highly qualified in marketing and public relations, with internships at Edelman, AmericasMart Atlanta, Blush magazine and the Arthritis Foundation.  She has a background in social media, digital strategy, writing, campaign and event planning, consumer brands and health care.

“We are honored to have Melissa join our growing agency and client service team,” says Mike Gelfond, EVP/Partner, M

InfoMart Celebrates Life, Freedom, and Diversity in Honor of Black History Month

InfoMart Celebrates Life, Freedom, and Diversity in Honor of Black History Month

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Infomart-usa)  In recognition of the triumphs and achievements of African Americans in Metro Atlanta, InfoMart will host "Celebrate Black History - Life, Freedom, Diversity" on Friday, February 25 at 12:30 pm. This year's Black History Month program is the sixth annual celebration hosted by InfoMart and will include a speech by Rashan Ali, co-host of The Ryan Cameron Show on V-103 FM and founder of Sporty Girls, Inc., and performances by spoken word and musical artists. 

"At InfoMart, we firmly believe that none of us succeed until we all succeed, and our annual Black History Month program is rooted in that belief. Diversity builds us up, both as individuals and a company.

‘Get Married’ Featured Wedding Planner hosts Bridal Luncheon for Brides and their Moms

‘Get Married’ Featured Wedding Planner hosts Bridal Luncheon for Brides and their Moms

There’s Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day and then those days in between that do not need a special occasion for love to announce its permanence.  Reality TV Event Planner, Tia R.

Dome Study Doesn't Rule Out New Falcons Stadium

ATLANTA -- Atlanta could very well become a two-stadium town.

The third phase of a study done on behalf of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which operates the Georgia Dome, concludes several "complex issues" need to be resolved in order to make a new open-air stadium work. 

However Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous found that "none [of the issues] seem out of the ordinary for a design and construction project of this magnitude and complexity."

RELATED: Read the Stadium Study

GWCC officials are considering whether a new open-air stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team would be feasible, considering several entities still use the Dome.

The preliminary costs for the new stadium are $700 million.

Coca-Cola to Partner with Heinz

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's beverage behemoth and Pittsburgh's condiment and food giant are joining forces for a sustainability project.

The Coca-Cola Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. will unveil details on Wednesday morning at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York annual conference in Boca Raton, FL.

Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and Heinz Chairman, President and CEO William R. Johnson will be on hand for the announcement.

On Feb. 4, Coca-Cola published its seventh sustainability report, detailing what it did in 2009 and 2010 to promote things such as healthy living, energy efficiency, climate protection and water stewardship.

 

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