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Town Center at Cobb to Host Mom’s Night Out on May 11

April 26, 2017



Are you a mother and need a night out? Then don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Town Center at Cobb invites area moms to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early this year with Mom’s Night Out on May 11 from 6-8 p.m. in Center Court. Guests will indulge in a night of fashion, beauty, shopping and fun! Sponsored by WellStar Pediatrics and the City of Acworth, the evening’s festivities include sampling, pampering stations, prize giveaways, gift with purchase, fashion presentations and more! Special discount cards for 15-25% off at select stores will also be on sale for $10, benefitting Susan G. Komen.

The event will last from 6-8 p.m. and will be located in Center Court of Town Center at Cobb. This event is FREE and open to the public! The first 200 guests to register at the event will receive a complimentary swag bag filled with goodies.

For more information, visit:

Jennifer Walker
BRAVE Public Relations
(404) 223-3993

About Town Center at Cobb
Town Center at Cobb features over 175 stores including anchors Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s & Furniture Gallery, Belk, Sears and JCPenney. The mall is also home to a variety of specialty stores ranging from fashion-forward shops such as Francesca’s Collections, H&M, Sephora and Swarovski to celebrated favorites like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Victoria’s Secret and Pandora. Town Center at Cobb regularly hosts community events including Simon Kidgits Club. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit or call 770-424-9486. Connect with Town Center at Cobb on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

WellStar Foundation Gala Raises $800k for Trauma Services

April 26, 2017


L to R: Gary Miller and Bonnie Miller (Gala Host Committee Co-Chairs), Candice Saunders (WellStar Health System President and CEO), Michelle Quinones and Pete Quinones (Gala Host Committee Co-Chairs), Kim Menefee (SVP Strategic Community Development)


The WellStar Foundation raised more than $800,000 during the first private event at The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in the Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park. The Roxy was transformed from an open-space concert hall to an elegant 600-person ballroom where business leaders and community philanthropists across Georgia gathered for the annual philanthropic event benefiting vital trauma services for WellStar Health System.

The evening started with an exclusive on-field experience at SunTrust Park and the singing of the National Anthem by Cobb County native Zach Seabaugh, 2015 contestant on NBC show ‘The Voice.’ The baseball theme continued with a mid-program seventh inning stretch led by honorary chair Ryan Klesko, former Atlanta Brave and 1995 World Series Champion.

Gary Miller, former president of the WellStar Health System Board of Trustees and president & CEO of GreyStone Power Corporation and Pete Quinones, WellStar Foundation board member and president & CEO of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Services served as Gala Host Committee co-chairs along with their wives Bonnie and Michelle.

“The opportunity to be among the first at The Roxy reaffirms the new partnership between WellStar and the Atlanta Braves,” said Miller and Quinones. “This event reiterates the impact both organizations have on the community, while bringing awareness to WellStar trauma services and helping WellStar expand on delivering world-class healthcare every day.”

Along with raising funds for WellStar trauma services, the Gala also honored influential WellStar supporters for their continued support of WellStar’s mission in delivering world-class healthcare close to home. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle shared a personal message with the crowd about WellStar’s prestigious Visionary Leadership Award recipient Bob Prillaman.

2017 WellStar Foundation Honorees include: Bob Prillaman, Visionary Leadership Award; Dana and David Parks, M.D., Philanthropists of the Year; Tiffaney Barber and her therapy dogs, Volunteer of the Year; Tom Gearhard, M.D., Physician of the Year; Rishi Gupta, M.D., Physician of the Year; and Allison Christou, RN, Caregiver of the Year.

WellStar is the largest provider of trauma care in the state of Georgia. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center, WellStar Kennestone Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and WellStar North Fulton Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and the first in Georgia verified by the American College of Surgeons. Proceeds from the event will further equip WellStar trauma centers with specialized medical technology, educational trainings, and valuable resources used to treat critical injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To learn more about the WellStar Foundation or to make a contribution to WellStar trauma services, visit or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).

About the WellStar Foundation
For more than 30 years, the WellStar Foundation has been at the forefront of securing life-saving resources for the WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. As a not-for profit, donations from individuals, businesses and community organizations are critical for WellStar to achieve world-class healthcare. The Foundation reinvests 100 percent of every dollar donated toward initiatives that advance the level of healthcare provided to WellStar communities through improved patient services and assistance for those in need. To learn more, visit or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).


Christy Rosell | PR Strategist
Marketing, PR & Internal Communications
WellStar Health System
793 Sawyer Road
Marietta, GA  30062
Direct Line: 470.644.0284

Media Spokesperson: 770.630.0106
Twitter: @WellStarHealth

Atlanta Braves Announce NEEDTOBREATHE Postgame Concert Presented by Chick-fil-A

April 25, 2017


The Atlanta Braves announced today that NEEDTOBREATHE will perform a postgame concert on Sunday, July 16 following their game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The concert is presented by Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants and is included in a game ticket. Tickets are on sale at

The band has spent the last two years taking their impressive live show across the country during their TOUR DE COMPADRES. The extensive, headlining tour features the band along with their closest musical friends, and has sold out back-to-back shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Ascend Amphitheatre (Nashville), Aragon Ballroom (Chicago), Verizon Theatre (DFW) and more.

Their sixth and most recent studio album, H A R D L O V E, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In 2015, the band was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for their hit “Multiplied.”

The band hails from Braves Country in Seneca, South Carolina.  For more information, visit

Kelly Barnes
Atlanta Braves

About Atlanta Braves
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at,, and

About SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta
SunTrust Park, the new 41,149-seat home of the Atlanta Braves, is being developed by the organization in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and One Ballpark Center, Comcast’s regional office headquarters.  Powered by Comcast’s all-fiber network and delivering multi-terabit capabilities, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will have the highest-capacity network serving any stadium and mixed-use development in the nation. The Battery Atlanta is being privately developed by the Braves along with retail partner Fuqua Development, office developer Pope & Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate.  Visitors can get a sneak peek of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta at or

Nobis Works to Host Galaxy of Stars Luncheon

April 25, 2017

Nonprofit Nobis Works is hosting its annual Galaxy of Stars luncheon on Friday, April 28th at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. This year is particularly special as Nobis Works is celebrating 40 years of changing the lives of more than 25,000 individuals and their families in the community.

The Galaxy of Stars event brings together corporate and community leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace and to recognize the impact that Nobis Works’ programs and partnerships have had on their lives.

This year’s event will be emceed by WSB-TV Sports Anchor Anthony Amey and will include special performances by Nobis Works program participants. Eight outstanding individuals and employers will be recognized for going above and beyond to further the Nobis Works mission.

2017 Galaxy of Stars sponsors include:

  • Presenting Sponsor: WellStar
  • Constellation Sponsors: Georgia Power, Publix Super Markets Charities
  • Comet Sponsors: SunTrust, Atlanta Falcons, Cobb EMC Community Foundation, Pursuant Health

“We are looking forward to celebrating 40 years of changing lives with so many friends in the community. Galaxy of Stars provides a platform to recognize those people and businesses who have given so much to serve people with disabilities in our community,” President and CEO Dave Ward remarked. “At the same time, we want to focus attention on the individuals we serve and work with every day. The Galaxy of the Stars luncheon provides us with a platform to have some fun and to show just how much their hard work and commitment means to us.”

Nobis Works would not be able to fulfill its mission and make dreams a reality without the funds generated through Galaxy of Stars. Individuals and corporations are invited to be a part of the Nobis Works mission by supporting the event. For further information, visit or email Meagan Davis at

About Nobis Works
Nobis Works’ mission is to empower people through employment. Headquartered in Marietta, GA, Nobis Works develops and provides job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities. To learn more about the positive impact Nobis Works has made and will continue to make in the community, visit

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Mike Hancock

Member Offering World Trade Center Discount to Fellow Chamber Members

April 24, 2017

Cobb Chamber members are being given access to a discounted rate for the upcoming World Trade Day 2017 conference, thanks to fellow Chamber member Dan Curran of Curran Public Relations. Curran serves on the board of the presenting organization, World Trade Center Atlanta.

Working to help organizations understand the economic impact of national leadership and international policy changes, leaders of the World Trade Center Atlanta are presenting World Trade Day 2017 on May 2, 2017. The event will include a full-day conference featuring a keynote address by Matthew T. McGuire, former United States executive director of The World Bank Group.

World Trade Day 2017 in Georgia will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Georgia International Conference Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337. Registration is now open and tickets are available at

In recognition of their leadership on the issue, Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the day of the conference as World Trade Day in the state of Georgia.

Cobb Chamber members can use the discount code MetroVIP when they register at

Chamber members with questions about the event may contact Delray Wannemacher,, cell: 832-922-1199 or Diane Alleva Cáceres,, cell: 404-374-7682.

Panel discussions will feature representatives of the Council of Foreign Relations, Dentons, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Site Selection magazine, UPS and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

World Trade Day 2017 is sponsored by Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, Delta, DIRTT, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia State University – Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), Georgia Tech – The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Hall Booth Smith, P.C., National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America and Poly Vision.

The Barter Company Announces Newest Million Dollar Club Member

April 20, 2017

picsThe Barter Company, a recognized leader in the barter industry, announced today that one of its clients, The Mad Hatter, located in Alpharetta has reached the company’s million-dollar club level.

To reach the million-dollar club level, a barter client must exchange goods and/or services worth at least $1 million within the 2,500-client network. The Mad Hatter, owned by Kevin Sparks, specializes in chimney sweep service, air duct cleaning, fireplaces, and all kinds of outdoor living items.

“We’re thrilled that The Mad Hatter has reached the million-dollar milestone. They join a growing list of other companies in our million-dollar club,” said Ric Zampatti, The Barter Company CEO. “As barter becomes more popular with business owners, we expect to see more of our clients reach this level as they increase their use of barter.”

About The Barter Company
The Barter Company (TBC) has established itself as the leading force in the barter industry throughout the Southeast with offices in Georgia and Florida. TBC provides businesses with an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle transactions. The company acts as a third-party records keeper, providing clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales, and current barter dollar balance. For more information, visit The Barter Company’s website.


Atlanta-area Simon Centers Continue More Than Pink Drive with Susan G. Komen to Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths in the U.S. by 50 Percent by 2026

April 19, 2017
Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets and Town Center at Cobb announced today this Spring 2017 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of a pledge to donate $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets nationwide will be participating in a range of activities during the months of April and May.

“It has been wonderful to see the positive response that the More Than Pink movement has generated over the past year,” said Shelley Korenbrot, director of marketing and business development at North Georgia Premium Outlets. “Our shoppers, retailers and employees have embraced the opportunities we’ve offered to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths, and we look forward to continuing that momentum this year.”

Visitors to the Atlanta-area Simon centers will notice pink themes throughout the properties and staff will be decked out in pink accessories. Shoppers are invited to enjoy the following More Thank Pink activities and deals at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets and Town Center at Cobb:

Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza

o    Discount Card Program: In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a Discount Card providing 15 to 25 percent off one item at participating Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza retailers. All Discount Card donations will go to Susan G. Komen and be available for purchase through May 31. Cards are available at Guest Services located near Coach at Lenox Square and at Guest Services located near Lilly Pulitzer at Phipps Plaza.

o    Gift with Purchase: Now through May 31, shoppers will receive a gift with purchase when making a donation of at least $10 at Guest Services located near Coach at Lenox Square and at Guest Services located near Lilly Pulitzer at Phipps Plaza.

o    Race For The Cure: Shoppers are encouraged to run with a purpose at Lenox Square’s ‘Race For The Cure’ event on Saturday, June 24. Attendees will have the option to run/walk a one mile or a 5K route and can visit for more information and to register.

Mall of Georgia

o    Discount Card Program: In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a Discount Card providing 15 to 25 percent off one item at each participating retailer. All Discount Card donations will go to Susan G. Komen and be available for purchase through May 31. Cards are available at Guest Services located on the lower level in Center Court near Old Navy.

o    Gift with Purchase: Now through May 31, shoppers will receive a gift with purchase when making a donation of at least $10 at Guest Services located on the lower level in Center Court near Old Navy.

North Georgia Premium Outlets

o    Discount Card Program: In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a Discount Card providing 15 to 25 percent off one item at each participating retailer. All Discount Card donations will go to Susan G. Komen and be available for purchase through May 31. Cards are available at Guest Services located in the Food Pavilion. Discount Cards can also be purchased at Vince Camuto, Papaya and UGG Australia at the center.

o    Free Entertainment: Shoppers can enjoy live music from DJ Crazy Mike on April 15, April 29, May 13 and May 27 from 1-4 p.m. while enjoying enormous savings at participating More Than Pink stores.

Town Center at Cobb 

o    Discount Card Program: In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a Discount Card providing 15 to 25 percent off one item at over 30 participating retailers. All Discount Card donations will go to Susan G. Komen and be available for purchase through May 31. Cards are available at the Mall Office located behind Chick-fil-A on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. Discount Cards can also be purchased at Brooklynn’s and Fashion-to-Figure in the mall.

As of April 2017, Simon has raised $441,667 in support of Susan G. Komen, all generated through the support and participation of shoppers, retailers and employees.

*From October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018, Simon is proud to support Susan G. Komen® and, with the help of generous shoppers, will guarantee a contribution of at least $1,000,000 for each year of the program in connection with its various fundraising initiatives, including its discount card program, promotion of Komen’s Race for the Cure®, and promotion of Komen’s Do-It-Yourself fundraising platform.

About Simon
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at

Kellie Rehn
BRAVE Public Relations