Delta Air Lines hiring 5,000 workers during COVID-19 rebound

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says business is soaring post-lockdown, but now the company needs to hire thousands of workers to keep up with demand. In a letter posted on the company's website, CEO Ed Bastian says Delta will be hiring more than 5,000 people across the business to help ease some of the challenges caused by the demand.
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$50 million win for Stockbridge building sustainability as best in class!

The Sterling Group will invest $50 million in luxury multifamily dwellings at the Bridges at Jodeco development kicking off the project by years end according to their officials. Sterling representative Clint Patterson announced the all cash closing of the property will occur in the next week followed by permit applications for review being submitted to the city of Stockbridge. The best in class development will be marketed as Argento Atlanta boasting 306 luxury apartments with boutique retail for residents planned for the lower level to complement the city walk portion of the development which will feature intense high end development previously missing from the south metro Atlanta area entirely. Argento features modern architecture and setbacks with the buildings abutting 10 foot multi use paths along the main corridor of the future 4 lane Hudson Bridge Rd to Jonesboro Rd connector highway that will bisect the development. The Bridges developer is already building the portion of the roadway from Jodeco Road to Mt. Olive Rd in anticipation of the project referred to by GDOT as the Western Parallel Connector. The remainder of the WPC Connector road project will start construction by late 2022.
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The Cupboard Is Getting Bare At Auto Dealerships, Hurting July Auto Sales

New-car and -truck inventories are so thin, the U.S. auto sales rate is expected to fall this month, to the slowest sales rate of the year so far, forecasters said. Automakers and dealers have been working around a computer chip shortage that has aggravated the inventory shortage. The factories are directing scarce chips exclusively to the hottest-selling vehicles, and dealers are encouraging customers to order vehicles and wait for them to show up at the dealership, instead of buying them as usual, out of dealer stock.

Debt issues top annual list of Georgia’s consumer complaints

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Georgia’s top consumer complaints for 2020. This announcement follows the release of the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA). “In 2020, our Consumer Protection Division saw new kinds...

How This Entrepreneur is Using Retired Shipping Containers to Build Sustainable Housing in Atlanta – Majesty Gayle

Sustainable and eco-friendly housing solutions are in increasingly high demand. With many options now making their way to the housing market. On this week’s episode of The Playbook, host Mark Collier, business consultant for the UGA Small Business Development Center, is joined by Majesty Gayle, an emerging leader in both the sustainable and eco-friendly housing development space. Gayle and his wife Elize, are the founders of Evo Group Holdings and Evo Opportunity Zone Fund. Both companies are making significant strides in the Atlanta market with their eyes on a national expansion.
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McCormick recalls three seasonings over salmonella concern

Before you fix your next meal, check the cupboards to make sure you don’t have one of the seasonings McCormick recently recalled over salmonella concerns. The company is recalling McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning. ExploreCDC: Georgians get salmonella from backyard...
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OTR Capital joins OOIDA to fight minimum insurance increase

OTR Capital, a factoring company headquartered in Roswell, Ga., has joined the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association’s fight against proposals to increase motor carriers’ minimum insurance requirements. On Tuesday, July 27, OTR Capital posted a video on its LinkedIn page in support of OOIDA and in opposition to a bill that...
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Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

ATLANTA — (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his start in the business was humble. He worked the front desk of a hotel owned by relatives, building his knowledge before eventually investing with them in multiple franchises.

Asbury Automotive Group Taps Brakes on Growth

Asbury Automotive Group is turning away the vast majority of potential dealership acquisitions, primarily because the sellers are asking for too much money, based on financial results that are inflated by the current, temporary imbalance in supply and demand, says David Hult, Asbury president and CEO. Asbury, based in Duluth,...

Kennesaw announces tax increase, millage rate hearings

The City of Kennesaw announced a tax increase of 7.27 percent for M&O (Maintenance and Operations) and 6.61 percent for bond debt service. State law requires three public hearings in the event of a tax increase. For more information read their press release and the schedule of public hearings reprinted...
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Snellville holds millage rate for seventh consecutive year

The Snellville City Council adopted a millage rate of 4.588 mills for the seventh consecutive year Monday. Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, the city did see new tax revenue growth of $31.29 million over last year, city officials said. Just four years ago, new growth was on $8.6 million. Because the...

Building a Powerful Personal Brand to Propel Your Business Forward – Michelle Taylor Willis

The importance of building a powerful personal brand cannot be overstated. On this week’s episode of The Playbook, host Mark Collier, business consultant for the UGA Small Business Development Center, is joined by Michelle Taylor Willis, founder of Gagnant Media which is headquartered right here in Atlanta. Willis is also one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Atlanta and Top Extraordinary Atlantans.