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Seminar Helps Local Vendors Learn How to do Business with Cobb County

April 1, 2015

How to do business with CobbThe Cobb County Purchasing Department, Keep it in Cobb and Cobb County School District, this seminar will help you learn about vendor opportunities, meet department representatives, network with local business owners and county purchasers and hear about the Local Vendor Preference.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today. RSVP to Inger Eberhart at 770-528-3317 or inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org

Register as a vendor at cobbcounty.org/purchasing and cobbk12.org/centraloffice/purchasing.

Learn more about Keep it in Cobb online at keepitincobb.com

Public Safety Appreciation Event at Dave & Buster’s

March 31, 2015

Dave and BustersLocal Dave & Buster’s are inviting public safety employees to enjoy complimentary unlimited video game play and 20 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages during their Public Safety Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 16 from 3 p.m. to midnight. Take advantage of this exclusive offer at one of three local D&B locations – Marietta, Lawrenceville and Duluth. Stop by the check-in table located in foyer to receive these complimentary goodies for you and a guest. For more information, contact your local Dave and Buster’s!

Marietta: 770.951.5554
2215 D&B Drive Marietta, GA 30067 

Lawrenceville: 678.847.5400
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Duluth: 770.497.1152
4000 Venture Drive Duluth, GA 30096

*Unlimited video game play applies only to non-ticket/chips/prize redemption games.
**Billiard tables, shuffleboard tables and bowling (in select locations) are priced separately.
***Limit one additional packet per guest. Additional guests are $5.00 per person.

LakePoint Sporting Community, Cooper-Global Announce Exclusive Partnership

March 30, 2015

LakePoint Sporting Community, the premier sports vacation destination, announces an Exclusive Partnership with Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation. This new partnership is designed to provide a full range of transportation options to all of LakePoint’s guests.

LakePoint Sports Co-CEO Earl Ehrhart states, “At LakePoint, we strive to provide best in class service in all that we do.  In the world of travel sports, getting your team from place to place can be a real logistical challenge.  We chose Cooper Global as our Official Transportation Partner because of their impeccable reputation and wide range of transportation options for teams and families.  We believe our partnership will further enhance what has already become the premier sports tournament vacation experience.”

In tandem with LakePoint’s core commitment, making the World, through Sports & Entertainment, a safer and better place, extending this commitment to transportation is an important development for LakePoint.  The Partnership will provide value to customers by offering comfortable, safe and convenient transportation to and from LakePoint. Cooper will deliver the Nation’s greatest transportation service, including airport transfers, on-site shuttle service, team charter services and guided tours.

“Cooper-Global is honored to be an official partner of LakePoint, this is a wonderful example of two companies seeing a vision and both being willing to be creative and flexible to accomplish the greater goals to serve our community,” said Larry Cooper, President, Cooper-Global. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with LakePoint to create an all-inclusive experience for all of LakePoint’s teams, coaches, fans, families and guests.”

Left to right: Neal Freeman, Dennis Cooper, Larry Cooper, Earl Ehrhart

Left to right: Neal Freeman, Dennis Cooper, Larry Cooper, Earl Ehrhart

About CGCT:

Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation is a chauffeured transportation service company employing more than 170 staff and a fleet of over 95 cars, vans, stretch limousines, minibuses and coach buses. Founded in 2005, the company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and works with a worldwide network that services 600 cities across the globe.

To learn more about Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation, please visit www.cooper-global.com.  Find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About LakePoint Sporting Community ­

Bartow County and the City of Emerson will become the unparalleled sports destination in the world with the development of LakePoint Sporting Community. The development will include 1,400+ acres, which will feature state-of-the-art venues for over 40 of America’s favorite youth sports and 5 million square feet of mixed-use development. Along with sports, LakePoint will include approximately 29 onsite hotels, restaurants, retail shops, office space and several other entertainment venues.

To learn more about LakePoint Sporting Community, please click on www.lakepointsports.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

LOUD Security Systems Gains Senior Revolving Line of Credit

March 27, 2015

Capital One Bank CommercialCapital One Bank announced that it has provided a senior revolving line of credit to LOUD Security Systems. The line of credit will be used to fund growth opportunities including potential acquisitions that match their commitment to customer care along with a strong company culture. Capital One will be sole lender and administrative agent.

Founded in 1995 and based in Kennesaw, Georgia, LOUD Security designs, installs, monitors, and services a complete line of security systems designed for intrusion and fire detection, access control, video surveillance and home automation. The majority of LOUD’s revenues are derived from services to residential and business subscribers primarily in the Atlanta metropolitan region.

“We are very pleased to provide this line of credit to LOUD Security,” said John Robuck, managing director, Capital One Bank. “Over the last 20 years, John Loud has built a company with a track record of solid financial strength and exceptional growth, placing it in an excellent position for acquisitions.”  At the same time, John Loud has emerged as a leader in the local business community, serving as president of the Kennesaw Business Association and the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association. Recently, LOUD Security Systems was named the 2014 Small Business of the Year award winner from the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.

LOUD Logo“We see this revolving line of credit as an essential tool to take our growth—both organic and through acquisition—to the next level,” John Loud says.  “Capital One has structured the line of credit to maximize our flexibility.”

Capital One’s Security Finance team provides flexible financing solutions to security companies that want working capital, organic creation cost financing, and/or acquisition support. It is part of Capital One Bank’s Commercial and Specialty Finance Business, which serves clients through a team of more than 200 associates with expertise in technology, healthcare, security and defense, asset based lending, rediscount finance, municipal finance, and equipment leasing and finance. Capital One Bank’s Commercial Business leverages a relationship-based banking model that seamlessly delivers an array of products and services including loans and deposit accounts, treasury management services, merchant services, investment banking, international services and correspondent banking.

About LOUD Security Systems, Inc.

LOUD Security Systems was established in 1995.  Since that time the company has grown to become one of Atlanta’s leading and most respected security companies, with approximately 60 employees and nearly 7,000 customers. Our commitment to strong customer service and our dedication to our partners have earned LOUD Security several national and local awards from companies such as Honeywell, First Alert, and HAI. To learn more about LOUD Security Systems, Inc., please click on www.loudsecurity.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $205.5 billion in deposits and $308.9 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2014. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Ackerman Secures Top Work Place Honor

March 26, 2015
Mary Jane Holcomb, HR Director and Bob Lamb, Customer Care Director of Ackerman Security Systems attend AJC's Top Work Places party at the Cobb Energy Centre.

Mary Jane Holcomb, HR Director and Bob Lamb, Customer Care Director of Ackerman Security Systems attend AJC’s Top Work Places party at the Cobb Energy Centre.

Ackerman Security Systems was among the companies honored in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Work Places 2015 Awards Ceremony held at the Cobb Performing Arts Center on 3/19/2015.

According to the event program more than 1,420 Metro Atlanta companies were asked to participate in the 2015 Awards Program by the AJC and its partner, Workplace Dynamics. More than 112,000 Metro Atlanta employees responded to surveys from Workplace Dynamics, who compiled the data and selected the Top 25 large companies (500 or more employees), Top 50 midsize companies (150-499 employees), and the Top 75 small companies (149 or fewer employees).

“We felt the benefit of participating in this process was that it would provide valuable and actionable feedback from our employees on how we could continue to enhance the quality of work-life here at Ackerman. The right environment promotes both employee and customer retention. Satisfied and experienced employees deliver exceptional customer service, the hallmark of our success. We are a high growth company and it is important we have evolving processes that drive continuous improvement that our employees have the opportunity to contribute to and shape,” said Jim Callahan, CEO.

Ackerman had previously been honored in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 and 2014 Best Places to Work.

LGE Community Credit Union Receives Top Workplace Honor

March 25, 2015

LGE 2011LGE Community Credit Union is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top Workplaces for 2015.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States.  Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

“We are very pleased to have been accorded this honor for the third year in a row,” said Carol Wagner, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at LGE. “Not only does it indicate that our employees are treated well, but it gives our members confidence, knowing that they are dealing with a company that is admired even from within.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published the complete list of Top Workplaces on March 22. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

For more information about LGE Community Credit Union, visit www.LGEccu.org.  Or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LGECommunityCreditUnion.

Founded in 1951, LGE Community Credit Union provides full-service, federally insured banking to more than 100,000 members in northwest Georgia, serving residents and businesses in Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee and Fulton counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Need of Male Mentors

March 24, 2015

BBBSAs the largest one-to-one mentoring organizations in the Southeast, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) currently serves over 3,390 youth in one-to-one relationships. Our service to our community extends beyond the city of Atlanta to the 12-county metropolitan area surrounding the city:  Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale. Currently we have a large waiting list of boys in the Cobb County community that need male mentors.

Being a Big Brother is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. As a Big Brother, you get to be a kid again for an hour a week while you give a kid the invaluable gift of your friendship. Of the hundreds of boys waiting for a Big Brother right now, there’s one wanting to play video games, shoot hoops, or just hang out with someone just like you!

Why do we need Big Brothers?

More than 70% of our children who are waiting for a Big are boys, but only three out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men.  Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in the life of a boy.  So join the millions of volunteers who give a young person someone to look up to and learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

If you are male of know of other males that may be interested in becoming a mentor to a child in his community please call us at 404-601-7000 or visit us on the web www.bbbsatl.org.

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