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Atlanta Regional Commission's 4th annual Legislative Roundtable Breakfast to discuss Local Issues

Atlanta, GA--  Local government leaders from across the Atlanta region will join state legislators for breakfast and a roundtable discussion about what to expect from the 2011 session and how potential legislation will impact local governments and the Atlanta region.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 8 a.m.

Philips Arena Begins Food Concessions Upgrade

Atlanta, GA--  Philips Arena, home of the  Atlanta Hawks and the Thrashers, announced the completion of the first phase of a multi-million dollar investment in its food and beverage operation. 

The concept changes, renovations and technological enhancements to Philips Arena’s dining offerings come on the heels of a $4.6 million redesign of its private business suites.  Since opening in 1999, Philips Arena and its concessionaire, Levy Restaurants, have partnered with Buckhead Life Restaurant Group to offer menus from some of Atlanta’s most renowned restaurants to its club and suite-level guests.  

On the general concessions side, for the first time since its opening Philips Arena will offer Buckhead Life Restaurant Group fare.  Veni Vidi Vici, Nava Taqueria and Buckhead Diner Express highlight the additions to the food offerings on the building’s main concourse.

Mayor Reed Announces an Atlanta-French Connection

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from France and Atlanta plan to annouce a partnership between Atlanta and France in science, business, humanitarian efforts and the arts.

"France-Atlanta: Together towards Innovation" will kick off Nov. 29 and wrap up on Dec. 12.

The collaboration is to include a series of 20 events. Prominent figures from the French governmental, cultural and scientific sectors plan to travel to Atlanta during the two-week period.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and French Consul General Pascal Le Deunff are set to join Yves Berthelot, vice provost of Georgia Tech and president of Georgia Tech's campus in France, to announce the partnership Monday.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)

UHY Advisors Named As Finalist in 2010 Client Advisor Awards

ATLANTA -- UHY Advisors GA today announced that it has been recognized as a finalist for the 2010 Client Advisor Awards.  The Client Advisor Awards is the country’s only award program honoring the economic impact of Professional Services Firms, advisor professionalism and ‘clients of choice.’  Established in 2005, the program sets the standard for best practice behavior and results in the relationships between professional services firms and their clients. 

Award recipients will be unveiled during the 2010 Client Advisor Awards luncheon on Dec.

Atlanta Entrepreneurs set to Graduate from SBA's e200 Initiative on 11/18

Atlanta, GA--  The U.S. Small Business Administration will honor the 13 participating companies in this year’s Emerging 200 Initiative (e200) at a graduation ceremony in Atlanta on November 18th. 

Hip Hop station Hot 107.9 will stop the music today from 7pm to 9pm to present “Bullying is Not Hot"

Atlanta, GA-- In the wake of terrible teen-on-teen violence that has shaken the Atlanta community, Hot 107.9 is tuening off the music and holding a forum on bullying and teen violence.  From 7pm -9pm the radio station wil stop playing music and will engage its audience in a conversation that is aimed at saving lives.

This effort to raise awareness on bullying will feature a panel of guests including; Atlanta Police Officer James Polite, local school guidance counselors, Monique Rivarde (mother of 18 yr old Bobby Tillman who was recently bullied to death) and several students who have been bullied by their peers.   Additionally national recording artists and celebrities including Neyo, Queen Latifah, Jazmine Sullivan, Jamie Foxx, Ray J and Diddy will all have a special message on the topic in hopes that students will understand the seriousness of this issue. 

Hot 107.9 “Bullying is not Hot”

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The Georgian Terrace now Adds the Distinction as One of the Only Bicycle Friendly Hotels in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  The Georgian Terrace Hotel, known as Atlanta's Modern Classic, is now one of a few hotels in the country that is bicycle friendly.  Due to the rise and popularity of Green initiatives, and the fact that health conscious guests are looking for adventure, exercise, and/or a place that can accommodate their bikes, The Georgian Terrace has started a partnership with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta.

The hotel offers three options of bicycle tours – with something for every taste.  The bicycle tours include one-of-a-kind options:

  • Historic Bicycle Tour:  Visit Atlanta’s beautiful in-town neighborhoods, historic sites and hidden jewels.  Available Friday through Sunday through November 28.  9:30 a.m.