A few weeks ago First Baptist Church finished up their annual Basketball Season. According to League Director, Sam Branch, over 200 youth between the ages of 4 years old and 18 years old made up 24 teams that participated in this year’s season. First Baptist also had 21 coaches and 6 high school and college students that assisted in this year’s season. Branch wants to thank all the parents, players, coaches and workers for all of their support and patient during this year’s season. This was the first basketball season after the retirement of longtime Minister of Activities Rev. Bob Holcomb. Branch is proud to see this great program that Holcomb started continuing on and hopes that it will continue to grow in the future.
ATLANTA – The Small Business Development Committee will hold a Red Tape Watch meeting Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 2:00 PM in Room 406 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. During the meeting, the committee will hear directly from small business owners about how Georgia regulations impact their operations.
Anyone interested in testifying before the committee about specific regulations should contact the Committee Policy Analyst, Jenee’ Burke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-657-7683; information may also be submitted online via www.house.ga.gov/redtapewatch.
Red Tape Watch is an ongoing effort by the House Small Business Development Committee to review and evaluate Georgia’s regulatory environment in order to help spur economic development and job growth throughout the state.
WHO: House Small Business Development Committee
WHAT: Red Tape Watch Hearing
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:00 PM
WHERE: Coverdell Legislative Office Building Room 406 18 Capitol Square Atlanta, GA
Attendees Will Learn About Securing Government Contracts, Utilizing Federal Resources
– On Tuesday, March 26, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), in conjunction with the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the General Services Administration (GSA) and Georgia Tech, will host a Small Business Outreach Seminar for the 14th Congressional District to explain how to utilize the many federal resources available for small businesses, including how to secure government contracts.
“Georgia’s entrepreneurs and innovators are vital to our communities and they create many of our jobs,” said Rep. Graves. “I want to be sure that small businesses in the 14th district are informed about all the federal resources available to them, particularly when it comes to competing for government contracts. Knowing how to utilize federal resources might provide an extra boost for a new business to get started, or help existing businesses expand and create more jobs.”
The event will include presentations on small business certifications, lending, working with SBA and GSA and information about other small business programs. A representative from the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center will give a presentation on their free services for small businesses and provide information about obtaining grant awards.
What: Rep. Tom Graves hosts a Small Business Outreach Seminar for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the 14th Congressional District who are interested in learning more about federal resources.
When: Tuesday, March 26, 10:00am-12:00pm.
Note: All are invited to arrive early for networking and a meet and greet from 9:00am-10:00am.
Where: Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, 455 Jimmy Campbell Parkway, Dallas, GA.
This event is free and open to the public.
Constituents with questions may contact Tracey Bartley in Congressman Graves’ office at 706-226-5320. Details on event participants:
U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) – The central contracting agency for the Federal Government; manager of federal buildings and U. S. Courthouses. Mildred Quinley, Director, Office of Small Business Utilization Rebecca Vanover, Small Business Development Specialist U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Provides general business support and free training to entrepreneurs and small businesses; maintains the federal small business loan program and establishes regulations that require federal agencies set-aside contracting and procurements for small business. Joyce Thurmond, Procurement Center Representative .Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) – A grant-funded program that provides free training to small businesses on how to navigate the government procurement process. Jerry Shadinger, Procurement Counselor
Rep Gingrey today voted in favor of The Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act, H.R. 890, bipartisan legislation that preserves the 1996 welfare work requirements.
“For years, these measures have helped families and individuals escape the cycle of poverty while reducing their dependence on government aid,” Gingrey said.
As a response to the Obama administration’s efforts to scale down these requirements, the House of Representatives passed similar legislation last fall.
Sunday and Monday March 10-11, 2013 the 4th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, sanctioned by AMA hosted nearly 1,000 entries at the Daytona International Speedway. Amateur classes ranging from 50cc all the way to the Vet and Pro classes hit the track. The event brought some of the sports biggest industry names and sponsors to hang around and scout the up and coming talent of the amateur circuit. Monday 32 champions were crowned.
Carson Ledford, Cedartown, Georgia had a successful weekend after having the fastest lap time in practice, taking the heat win and moving on to win the main event. Carson was crowned the 250 C (17+) National champion on the podium with Ricky Carmichael himself. Carson is sponsored by: Kawasaki Team Green Rider Support, Spider Energy Drink, Privateer Racing League, Kawasaki of Rome, Jett Boots, 100% goggles, Kenda Tires, Roost MX, Moto Moose Photos, Matt Walker’s Moto X Compound. He is the son of Leland and Kim Ledford and the brother of Taylor and Daniel Ledford.
On March 14, 2013, Cedartown High School’s DECA club hosted Prom Fashion Show 2013. Twenty girls and 16 boys participated in the event which took place in the high school gymnasium. Tuxedoes were supplied by Holmes Clothing and dresses were provided by Suzie Q’s of Tallapoosa. Proceeds from the event will be used to offset the cost of traveling to national competition next month in California.
(chapter name)DECA members recently won the right to compete at the international level in the organization’s competitive events program. DECA’s industry validated competitive events are aligned with National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. Competition begins at the local level and advances to regional, state, and international level events. Students have the opportunity to compete in several types of competitions including written events, interviews, role-plays, case studies, as well as individual and team presentations.
State Competition was held this year in conjunction with the DECA State Career Development Conference on February 28-March 2 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta. Events were held over a two day period. A Recognition Session for the awarding of medals was held on Saturday, March 2nd. Top scoring participants will represent the state association in the international competition to be held as a part of the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 24-27, 2013.
Congratulations to the following DECA state competition winners:
Jimmy Hand & Nick Redden – 2nd place – Marketing Communications
Alexis Robinson – 3rd place – Apparel and Accessories
Victoria McGinnis –4th place Human Resources
Mary Paige Gray & Valerie DeWandel – 5th place – Business Law and Ethics
Zach Parish –6th place -Automotive Marketing
All winners qualify for the national competition in Anaheim, California in April