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Atlanta's Pink Pastry Parlor to have reality show on OWN

Atlanta's Pink Pastry Parlor to have reality show on OWN

One of the best ways to attract a large audience is by starring on a reality show.  From Top Chef to Real Housewives, you never forget the antics of some of TV's biggest stars.  They then use that newfound fame and attention to spring board their business interests, why wouldn't they?

<?xml:namespace prefix = o />TLC and Style always do it best when they have reality shows about the interworkings of different businesses.  The show was originally slated to appear on TLC but in an interesting turn of events, Oprah Winfrey moved the show from TLC to OWN and it started airing this Saturday night at 10 p.m.

Smashburger to donate a portion of today's sales to Dreamweavers of GA

Smashburger to donate a portion of today's sales to Dreamweavers of GA

Atlanta -  (submitted by Suong Nguyen)  On Wednesday, December 7, Smashburger’s Atlanta Franchise Owner Phil Wilkins will donate a portion of proceeds from all four of his Atlanta-area restaurants to DreamWeavers of Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to benefit the foster children of Georgia.

WHEN:           Wednesday, December 7 10 a.m.

Smashburger Ranked America’s Most Promising Company by Forbes Magazine

Smashburger Ranked America’s Most Promising Company by Forbes Magazine

Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing better burger concept, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked No. 1 on Forbes first annual America’s Most Promising Companies list. The Forbes‘ list of America’s Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.

“Sizing up younger, privately held companies is hard: Their fortunes can change very quickly and there’s a dearth of public data,” says Forbes Executive Editor Brett Nelson.

Fulton guest principals to share their experiences

Fulton guest principals to share their experiences

ATLANTA -- What's it like to be a principal in Fulton County?

More than 60 residents got the opportunity to learn the answer to this question when they were selected to be "Principal for a Day" at schools throughout the district. They will reflect upon their experiences during a recap session at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the school system's Administrative Center near East Point.

Now in its fourth year, the Principal for a Day program allows local business leaders to step into the role of school administrator and discover the challenges and rewards such a job presents. A list of participants can be found on the Fulton schools website.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

Kemp to speak at November Eggs & Enterprise

Kemp to speak at November Eggs & Enterprise

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be the keynote speaker for the November Eggs & Enterprise breakfast, sponsored by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Kemp has served as Secretary of State since January 2010. Prior to that, he was a state senator from 2002 to 2006, and has founded and developed many small businesses throughout his career. He is the owner of Kemp Properties, which specializes in real estate investments and property management.

As Secretary of State, Kemp is committed to utilizing fiscally conservative business principles, implementing technology throughout government divisions, and removing regulations that block economic recovery and job growth.

A lifelong Athens resident, Kemp is a graduate of Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in agriculture. He and his wife Marty have three daughters and are active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

UHY’s David Barton to Speak on Cloud Computing Security at Security by Design Conference Nov 8-9

UHY’s David Barton to Speak on Cloud Computing Security at Security by Design Conference Nov 8-9

Barton to Discuss Risks of Cloud Computing, New Reporting Standards

 

UHY Advisors’ Principal David Barton will present two sessions at the Security by Design conference -- sponsored by the Metro Atlanta chapter of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) -- on November 8 and 9, 2011.  He will share his expertise and knowledge on the risks of cloud computing and the new AICPA standards for service organization control (SOC).

The conference, touted as the Southeast’s most comprehensive security training event of the year, is designed to foster the mindset that information security must be a fundamental building block of organizations and programs.

“The issues David will discuss are vital to anyone considering cloud computing,” sai