Wine connoisseur brings sip and shop to Avondale Estates

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Steffini Bethea has been interested in wine most of her adult life—so interested that her husband remarked she had put so much time and money into wine research she should make a living at it. The remark inspired Bethea to launch The Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room. Bethea said her previous experiences as […]

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Chamber head gives reasons DeKalb is tops for business

Katerina Taylor Chamber Door 2014

Site Selection magazine, an economic development trade publication, in 2015 for the third consecutive year named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business. “Georgia is a regular top finisher in our annual analysis of state business climates,” Site Selection editor-in-chief Mark Arend said in a statement announcing the rankings. […]

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New approach to sale of preowned cars popular in DeKalb

Customers have the option of having their cars delivered to Carvana’s “vending machine.”  The Atlanta facility has offices and a three-car garage.

Some people looking to buy a car dread the prospect of the spending hours at a dealership or haggling with a salesman over price and features. Carvana, a company launched in Atlanta in 2013, offers an alternative way to shop for an automobile. Carvana customers browse an inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, select personalized financing […]

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Harken introduces new health care model

Harken introduces new health care model

One of America’s newest healthcare systems comes to the Atlanta area with the start of the new year as Harken Health opens a network of centers.  “I’m very excited to introduce this unique model of health care to the Atlanta area. We call it health care reimagined because we asked people what they want when […]

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Many answers to ‘what’s new?’ at Northlake

Members of the Holiday Inn team cut a ribbon to mark the facility’s grand reopening.

  Those who haven’t been to the Northlake area recently may find there are shopping, dining and lodging options that weren’t present a year ago. Renovated Holiday Inn holds grand reopening The Holiday Inn Northlake held its grand reopening Dec. 10 as corporate executives, local officials and guests gathered for tours of the newly renovated […]

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Federal Reserve official: Economy on track for ‘normalization’ phase

Federal Reserve official:  Economy on track for ‘normalization’ phase

“I believe the national economy is on a reasonably solid trajectory,” said Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  Speaking Nov. 19 at a DeKalb Chamber of Commerce general business meeting at the Georgia Aquarium, Lockhart added, “Certainly, there are some important aspects of the economic picture that […]

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State-of-the-art police equipment designed, used in Decatur

Officer receiving info

Before choosing body-worn police cameras for its officers, Decatur officials looked at several options then chose a model sold by a Decatur-based company. “We are thrilled,” said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility, the company that created BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket™ vehicle router technology the Decatur Police Department now uses. “We’re very proud and confident […]

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After 30 years, pharmacist calls work rewarding

Sylvester and Stedman2

The pharmacy business has changed in some ways during the past three decades, according to Sylvester Lee, who recently celebrated his 30 years in business at a banquet with family, friends, colleagues and community members. At the heart of it, however, the pharmacy business is—as it always has been—about helping people, he said. “Pharmacy is […]

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