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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

ATLANTA -- Many people dream of being their own boss, but struggle to make the leap.

Twelve years ago, Atlanta native Dana Spinola gathered the courage to turn her lifelong passion into a profession and opened her first clothing boutique, fab'rik.

"I get up early. I stay up late. My mind is always working," she said.

And it's perfectly understandable. Spinola has had a lot on her plate since starting fab'rik. She has since opened 21 boutiques and franchises. Her mission has always been frugal fashion -- less than $100 -- in a fun, inviting boutique environment.

Being your own boss can seem liberating, but many who make that leap say they end up working even more.

Matt Miller named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

Matt Miller named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

Matt Miller has been admitted as a shareholder and principal of Sterling Risk Advisors (www.sterlingriskadvisors.com), a full-service Atlanta-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm, in recognition of his contributions since joining the firm in 2010.

“Matt Miller has made tremendous contributions to the firm over the last three years,” said Doug Rieder, president of Sterling Risk Advisors.  "Matt has really energized our personal lines department since joining the firm and his approach to the business is very consistent to the high touch, consultative approach we bring to our commercial clients."

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

STEM Education Awards finalists announced

STEM Education Awards finalists announced

ATLANTA -- The Technology Association of Georgia and its Education Collaborative has announced the finalists for this year's Georgia STEM Education Awards.

The finalists were chosen from more than 170 applicants across eight categories.

"Recent studies show that Georgia will need to fill approximately 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018," TAG president and CEO Tino Mantella said in a statement. "The 2013 Georgia STEM Education Awards finalists are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce to fill these jobs, and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia's educational community."

The award winners will be announced Sept. 27 at the second annual Georgia STEM Education Awards event in Savannah.

This year's finalists include:

Elementary School
* Brookwood ES (Whitfield)
* Hightower ES (DeKalb)
* Honey Creek ES (Rockdale)
* May Howard ES (Savannah-Chatham)
* Sope Creek ES (Cobb)

UHY Advisors taps Valerie Simone as Senior Manager in Management & Technology Consulting

UHY Advisors taps Valerie Simone as Senior Manager in Management & Technology Consulting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- UHY Advisors Southeast today announced the appointment of Valerie Simone as Manager in the firm’s Management & Technology Consulting group, with a focus on the Enterprise Optimization practice.  Simone will be based in the Atlanta office, serving UHY clients nationwide.  She brings more than 15 years of exceptional experience in management, performance improvement, and professional consulting in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and wellness industries. Simone reports to UHY Advisors’ Principal in the southeast, Cynthia Hannafey.

“Valerie Simone’s strong technical knowledge and background in process improvement methodologies make her a highly qualified new addition to the UHY Advisors team,” said Hannafey.

Orangetheory® Fitness set to revolutionize Atlanta workouts

ATLANTA -- Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing group interval fitness concept, will soon make its mark on the Atlanta fitness scene. Four Atlanta-area locations are slated to be open by the end of the year, with more than 35 locations total planned for the metro area over the next three years.

Set to open in September, the first Orangetheory studio will be located on Collier Road in Midtown. Studio locations are also planned for Marietta and Sandy Springs.