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City Could See $45M Boost From Wrestlemania in April

ATLANTA -- WrestleMania grapples into Atlanta in April, and if its most recent event is any indication, the city could see at least a $45 million economic boost.

Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment reported Nov. 4 WrestleMania XXVI, held in March, generated $45.1 million in economic impact for the greater Glendale/Phoenix area, according to a study by Los Angeles-based Enigma Research Corp.

WrestleMania also generated close to $5 million in local, state and county taxes, the research firm said.

Over the past three years, WrestleMania has generated nearly $150 million in cumulative economic impact for its host cities and states.

WrestleMania XXVII is scheduled for April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Atlanta should see at least a $45 million economic benefit, if not more, said John P. Saboor, WWE's senior vice president of special events.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) 2010 State of the Region Breakfast

Atlanta, GA--  1,000 elected, business and civic leaders are expected to attend ARC’s annual “State of the Region” breakfast on Friday, November 5. This year’s theme, “Innovate: Economy | Environment | Community,” will examine ways that innovation will help shape the region and lead to future success.

Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the keynote speaker. Secretary Sims is a powerful advocate for quality growth and sustainability. ARC Chairman Tad Leithead will report on the State of the Region, and Governor-elect, Deal, has been invited to deliver brief remarks.

Friday, November 5, 7 a.m. (coffee), 7:30-9:15 a.m. (breakfast and program)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta GA 30303 

8th Annual Downtown Development Day to Give Updates on Downtown's Newest Developments

Atlanta, GA--  Central Atlanta Progress, in partnership with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Atlanta, is hosting the eighth annual Downtown Development Day. The half-day event will include an update on the Georgia Aquarium and downtown development, announcement of two awards, breakout sessions with expert panels, an event expo and optional streetcar tour of Downtown.

Home Depot co-founder and Georgia Aquarium benefactor Bernie Marcus will give an update about the aquarium via video. CAP President A.J. Robinson will provide updates on Downtown’s newest developments and those in the planning stages. Atlanta magazine Publisher Sean McGinnis will present the Downtown Design Excellence Award and CAP will also present the Downtown Atlanta Economic Impact Award to a major Atlanta company.

 WHEN:  Nov. 4, 7:15 a.m.

New, Ground-Breaking Face Recognition System is Produced Here in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  Facial recognition is the revolutionary technology that is quickly shaping the future of many products and services ranging from business tools to security systems, video games and even cell phones. Atlanta-based Lathem, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of time, labor and security products for business, recently announced the launch of the Model FR700, the first terminal in its new line of FaceIN™ Face Recognition Systems for time and attendance and access control.

A Taste of Canada

The World Trade Center of Atlanta in association with The Consulate General of Canada and the Quebec Delegation in Atlanta is hosting “A Taste of Canada” on Tuesday, October 26th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  Enjoy an evening focusing on Canada – our “Neighbour to the North” and the US friend, ally and most important trading partner.  Discover the “World Next Door”: guest speaker Ambassador David Wilkins, former US Ambassador to Canada, taste wines, beers, hors d’oeuvres, music by Canadian jazz singer Jennifer Hanson & her trio, and enter to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s OVO and other prizes. Tickets $25 call Lilia Postolachi 404-813-6672 lilia@wtcatlanta.com or http://www.globalatlanta.com/cal/event/2266/.

Frank Fenello Named to Lead UHY Advisors’ Southeastern Office in Atlanta

UHY Advisors has named Frank Fenello as the new head of its southeast operations, leading a team of more than 40 professionals and serving clients across the region from the firm’s Atlanta office.  As Managing Director, Fenello will be responsible for all operations of the office, with a particular focus on expanding the firm’s audit, attest and tax services.  He continues his role as Managing Director of UHY Advisors Management Consulting practice.

Fenello has more than 20 years of professional consulting and leadership experience in the finance, audit, and related project services industry.  He joined UHY Advisors in 2009.

“As we expand our capabilities in the southeast, Frank Fenello is providing the leadership to continue our strong growth there,” said Tony Frabotta, co-CEO of UHY Advisors.  “In the current economic and financial situation, our clients expect their consultants to be more than simply up-to-date on the latest financial requireme

3-Wheeled PediCabs May be Coming to Atlanta Soon

Atlanta, GA--  Atlanta Could Join Austin, New York City, Boston and San Francisco in use of new Transportation Mode.  Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall introduced legislation authorizing the operation of pedicabs within the city of Atlanta.