Category: Business

Gilly Brewing Co.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had a dream “…that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Brotherhood is another name for community and it is a need at the core of every human being. That is precisely what the team at The Mayor’s House in Stone Mountain Village is fighting for. Stone Mountain is a city unfortunately known for its racial divide, but that will all change soon as this powerful group of young leaders takes on a city to transform it into one of brotherhood.

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Who is Awake?

You have asked, and we are answering. “Who is AWAKE Communities International and what do they have to do with The Metro Times?” In short, we are a young community of passionate leaders dedicated to seeing communities and individuals thrive through training and inspiring youth and young adults to pursue their God-given destinies while learning to serve the cities they live in. How we do that is the real news.

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Women’s Day – How Can Women Make Financial Progress? by Jason Witcher

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Press for Progress,” and events around the world will celebrate women’s advancements in the political, social and cultural arenas. But right here in the United States, women still face barriers to their financial progress. If you’re a woman, you need to recognize these challenges – and respond to them.

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Hunting for Bargains – Are They Really Out There? by Deon Cannon

It’s in our nature to search high and low for a good deal, especially in real estate and the stock market.  We’ve all heard the comment, “Buy low, and sell high.” Of course, that’s just common sense. In real estate, whether it is a place to call home, investment property or a business location, everyone wants a good deal when it’s time to buy.  Conversely, property sellers are looking for the best margins too, unless perhaps they are overly extended and cash flow is shrinking. That’s the time many sellers who are holding multiple properties may be more inclined to accept a lower purchase price.

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Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, becomes Antares Group Inc.

Conyers, GA. – Longtime Rockdale County business, Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has been serving quick-service restaurant owners, small business owners, and individuals since 1984 with a full range of accounting and business advisory services. In January, the firm changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Antares is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy and is used as a navigational tool. “Through much thought and consideration, we realized this name best illustrates who we are and what we do: We guide our clients to a brighter financial future,” said Emmitt White, CPA, CVA, and CEO of Antares Group Inc.

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Your COMMUNITY Chamber of Commerce (Conyers-Rockdale) is ready to help you learn the ins and outs of the business world and turn your passion into a business with the 2018 Entrepreneurial Academy. Starting Monday, February 12th, this seven-week program offers motivated individuals the essential information needed to start and run a successful business.

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