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Cobb Chamber Names Gregory Teague of Croy Engineering as its 2022 Chairman

September 10, 2019

The Cobb Chamber’s Board of Directors has named Gregory D. Teague, PE, President of Croy Engineering, as its 2022 Chairman of the Board.

Teague will succeed Britt Fleck, Regional Director of the Metro West Region of Georgia Power, who begins her term as Chairwoman of the Board in 2021. Teague will start his term as Chairman in January 2022.

“The Cobb Chamber is excited to announce that Greg Teague will serve in its top leadership position as its 2022 Chairman of the Board. Greg has over a decade of experience with our Chamber, serving in a variety of capacities from our Board of Directors, Executive Board, leadership programs and our Membership Campaign. He is an excellent example of a servant leader with a true commitment to the Cobb community. Throughout his 14 years of experience with our Chamber, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of our organization and the needs of our membership.”

Sharon Mason, President and CEO of the Cobb Chamber

Teague has been an engaged leader serving on many committees and in various roles within the Cobb Chamber since 2005. Teague has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, with roles as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Smyrna Area Council and a member of the Membership Campaign and Transportation and Mobility committees, and on the SelectCobb Board of Directors.

Teague has the unique distinction of serving as a program Co-Chair of each of the Chamber’s three leadership programs, including Cobb Youth Leadership in 2011-2012, Leadership Cobb in 2013-2014, and the Honorary Commanders Association in 2018-2019. Teague is a graduate of Leadership Cobb 2008 and the Honorary Commanders Association in 2010. In addition, Teague is currently serving on the Chamber’s Executive Committee as the Vice Chair of Member & Community Programs.

Greg Teague Cobb Chamber 2022

As President of Croy, Teague is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the 150-person full-service consulting and engineering firm based in Marietta. Under Teague’s leadership Croy has earned over 10 awards, including three Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia), two Aviation Project of the Year Awards, and the Distinguished Engineering Project Award from the Engineers’ Council.

Teague and the entire team at Croy subscribe to the company philosophy best outlined by founder, Jim Croy, Sr. “Croy is a company driven by community. From planning runways, highways, or greenways to designing, surveying, or managing construction projects – we’ve got your back. It’s why our clients are our top priority – because communities aren’t shaped just by projects, but by people. It’s why we’re committed to being approachable, accessible, and responsive. It’s why as your needs change, challenges arise, or timelines get shortened, we’re your first phone call. And, it’s why we give back through volunteering, mentoring, and supporting non-profits. Because the places where you live, work, and play – we call them home, too. We believe in engineering the extra mile. It’s what we do.”

Teague has worked his entire professional career in Cobb County and has served as Public Works Director for the City of Marietta, Development Manager for Traton Homes, and as a consultant to all the local governments in Cobb. In these roles, he has had the privilege of working as design engineer and project manager for numerous public and private projects.

Cobb County and the surrounding area have benefitted from Teague’s leadership and commitment to volunteer service. Teague is Chair-Elect for ACEC Georgia and Board Treasurer for liveSAFE Resources, which operates the only domestic violence and sexual assault shelter in Cobb County. Previously, he has served as a board member of a local water and sewerage authority and is a former board member of the Coosawattee Regional Water and Sewerage Authority. He is also a former member of the Governor’s Stakeholder Advisory Board on Erosion, Sedimentation, and Pollution Prevention Education.

Teague is a proud graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering (Southern Tech) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. In addition, Teague is a certified Professional Engineer. He and his wife Sabrina are lifetime residents of Georgia and are very proud of their three daughters – Madison, Sydney, and Georgia.

MPCS Plans Special Patriotic Salute for First Home Football Game

September 9, 2019

Mount Paran Christian School (MPCS), the largest private Christian school in Cobb County, is pleased to announce its Patriotic Night at the Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium for its first home football game. The community is invited to join the MPC Eagles for a special Patriotic Night pre-game tailgate next Friday, Sept. 13, as the varsity football team takes on Irwin County.

The school will salute our military and first responders. Plus, the National Guard will present the National Anthem, accompanied by a fighter-jet flyover. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with family tailgates and culminates with the 7:30 p.m. kickoff. This promises to be one tailgate not to be missed!

MPCS parent Tamara Shuler, who was a New Jersey resident working in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, will share her first-hand experience with the school during a morning devotion next Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 18th anniversary of 9/11. She will also be recognized at the Friday evening pre-game activities.

Patriotic Night Schedule:

  • 6:00 p.m. Tailgate around Dozier Hall Circle. The pre-game festivities will include a live DJ, face painting, jumpies, Kona Ice, and a police and fire “touch-a-truck.”
  • 6:40 p.m. Eagle Walk with Soaring Eagle Marching Band, cheerleaders, and Shelton the Eagle
  • 7:20 p.m. National Guard member performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with a fighter-jet flyover!
  • 7:30 p.m. Kickoff in the Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium, $8.00 game tickets
  • HALFTIME Soaring Eagle Marching Band Performance


About Mount Paran Christian School
Mount Paran Christian School is a non-denominational, college-preparatory school for students in preschool age three through grade 12. MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts, and championship athletics, all within a Christian environment with small class sizes. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/AdvancED) and located near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus. Providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, MPCS unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in truth.

Contact: Tiffany Westbrook, Director of Marketing and Communications twestbrook @mtparanschool.com 770-578-0182 ext. 3700

Weekday Ministry at Marietta FUMC to celebrate 60th anniversary with picnic

September 5, 2019

Weekday Ministry at Marietta First United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with a community-wide picnic in the Park on Polk on Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:15-2 p.m. (after current Weekday Ministry students sing during the 11:15 worship service).

All are invited to celebrate the six decades of Preschool Ministry offered to the Marietta and surrounding communities by joining us for a food truck lunch, games, and birthday cake. We look forward to welcoming current students and their families, alumni, teachers (past and present), and community supporters as we look towards our next 60 years in service.

“I am proud that leaders of First Methodist recognized the needs of families and had the vision to open a morning Weekday Preschool 60 years ago. We are starting to see second and third generations come through, and we can see how the Weekday Ministry is positively impacting families. This is what a church is all about; to reach people for Christ, and to nurture and love families and impact their lives and community.”

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Julie Boone

Registration continues on a rolling basis for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, call Weekday Ministry Director, Meri Kate Marcum, at 770-429-7800 ext. 842 or email MeriKateMarcum@mariettafumc.org.


About Weekday Ministry at Marietta FUMC

Weekday Ministry at Marietta FUMC was founded in 1959 as an outreach of the Marietta First United Methodist Church and is designated as a Program of Excellence by the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. Our mission statement:

  • Every child should experience the unconditional love of Jesus through our actions and words.
  • Every child should be provided with age-appropriate learning experiences so that they may develop to their fullest potential physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
  • Our church, our Weekday program, and our parents should work as a team to enable each child to develop his/her fullest potential.

Cobb Hearing Aid Factory Outlet Opens for Business, Offers Special Deal

September 5, 2019

We are a family owned hearing center that has been growing very quickly. We focus on the patients needs, budget, and offer some of the best prices on hearing aids in the state. We are proud to say that all of our services are free for everyone.

We started in this business because the cost of hearing aids and the services associated with them were out of reach for too many people. We went down the long list of issues we had with our own family’s experience with hearing aids and their services; then we fixed it. We love all of our patients and are excited to expand our compassionate approach to hearing better to the Cobb area. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. 

If you or a family member wears hearing aids and needs to have them looked at, cleaned, or adjusted bring them in or give us a call to schedule an appointment with our specialist.

For more, visit Cobb Hearing Aid Factory Aid Outlet.

Join Georgia Cares for the Mastering the Art Annual Gala

September 3, 2019

Georgia Cares is inviting you to support the 2019 Mastering the Art Gala. We are celebrating a decade of service, ensuring all victims of child sex trafficking receive quality care in the state of Georgia.

This event is our largest annual fundraiser and will feature live entertainment, a seated dinner, program, and silent auction. We will be celebrating Georgia Cares’ impact across the state and the resilience of the youth we serve. 

Our youths’ voices will be featured through an artwork display – giving them the opportunity to express their journey of healing through art. All funds raised will go to support and expand Georgia Cares’ victim services.

At Georgia Cares, we believe that EVERY child deserves a childhood. Get involved!

We work with youth to restore confidence, trust and hope. The Mastering the Art Gala is a great opportunity to get involved in the fight against child sex trafficking. 

Register at https://donate.gacares.org/masteringtheart

Click below for available sponsorship packages and an electronic invitation.

Arlington Memorial Park and the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Gardens

September 3, 2019

Arlington Memorial Park, a Dignity Memorial® provider, will host an open house event and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its facility from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. The celebration will recognize the official opening of the park’s stunning new gardens.

The public is invited to attend the event. City of Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul will be in attendance, and the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce will preside over the ribbon-cutting. Complimentary refreshments and beverages will be available.

Arlington Memorial Park covers 122 acres of rolling hills, beautiful landscape, two sparkling lakes and several pristine water features that are truly breathtaking. The new gardens offer peaceful and serene settings for families to leave a legacy and secure a final resting place amongst true beauty.

Since its first burial in 1922, Arlington Memorial Park has provided exceptional service to Atlanta-area families. Over the years, the park has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community while maintaining its small-town charm and picturesque grounds.

Arlington Memorial Park is located at 201 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kelly Lynch at 404-255-0750.

About Arlington Memorial Park
Arlington Memorial Park is a proud Dignity Memorial® provider in Sandy Springs. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence to celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit Arlington Memorial Park.

Credit Union of Georgia Helps Raise $47,391 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

August 29, 2019

The Greater Atlanta Credit Unions for Kids Chapter raised more than $47,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta this year at its 16th Annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser held at Bowlmor Atlanta on Saturday, August 17th. Credit Union of Georgia rallied employees, friends and family to support the cause through yearly fundraising efforts as well as participating at the Bowl-a-thon itself. Business Development Officer, Kelly Nagel, represented the Credit Union on the 2019 Credit Unions for Kids committee.

Credit Unions for Kids set a goal to raise $45,000 for the children’s hospital and were thrilled to beat their goal by over $2,000 with over 180 bowlers! Nagel added, “I have enjoyed working alongside other Credit Unions in the area to coordinate this event and surpass our goal to help Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta continue to provide world class care for our kids. Credit Union of Georgia looks forward to this event every year and made a huge turnout to help raise $47,391!” The Credit Union had five teams in attendance at the event and sponsored the Children’s Night to Win as well as made donations throughout the year to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Credit Union of Georgia works hard throughout the year fundraising for charities such as The Salvation Army, Relay For Life, MUST Ministries as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and so many others in the Community. To learn more how you can give back to your community with Credit Union of Georgia follow along on social media and www.CUofGA.org for their latest fundraising efforts.

About Credit Union of Georgia
Credit Union of Georgia has been a part of the Northwest Georgia Community since 1960 and serves those who live and work in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Gilmer, Fulton, Paulding and Pickens Counties. Credit Union of Georgia is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. As a not-for-profit financial institution, Credit Union of Georgia is uniquely different in that any money earned by the Credit Union is returned to its members/owners in the form of competitive dividends and lower lending interest rates.

Please visit www.CUofGA.org to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.