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Tracy Morgan Returns to Atlanta on September 23

May 15, 2017

Tracy Morgan Press photo (10.8.15) credit Paul MobleyTracy Morgan will return to Cobb Energy Centre on Saturday, September 23 for a one-night stand up comedy performance.  His last appearance in March 2016 was part of the Picking Up The Pieces Tour. Tracy will be back with new material to entertain his fans.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public beginning Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at, 800-745-3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre box office.

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces which culminated in his newest stand up special Staying Alive which will be available on Netflix on May 16.  Morgan is also currently developing a TBS show, which he will star in and executive produce, and has been picked up to series. Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.


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MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service Receives Prestigious Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

May 12, 2017



MetroAtlanta Ambulance was recently awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems joining a distinguished group of less than 255 accredited providers in the world to be awarded accreditation.  MetroAtlanta Ambulance is the first provider in the nation to receive accreditation in the Ground ALS category.

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is an independent non-profit agency which audits and accredits medical transport services, both private and public, that provide rotor wing, fixed wing, surface, ground ambulance and medical escort services.

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems first enacted its Accreditation Standards in 1991 and the Standards are the core element to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems program, which declares the highest priorities for medical transport service companies are patient care and safety of the transport environment.

The accreditation process included an offsite survey of company policies, procedures and medical protocols and an on-site survey and a comprehensive review of the company’s operations. The company was evaluated on patient care, safety standards, quality improvement activities, initial and continuing education, equipment, staffing, communications, fleet maintenancMAAS 1e and administration.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance President and Chief Executive Pete Quinones stated, “I am proud of our management and staff members and honored our company has received this prestigious accreditation.  It signifies compliance with the medical transportation industry’s high quality standards and is a testament to our staff’s dedication to the safety and quality of services we provide for our employees and to our customers”.

About MetroAtlanta Ambulance
MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service is a private organization that provides 9-1-1 ambulance response and transport, basic life support, advanced life support and specialty care inter-facility transport services, including critical care, bariatric care, IBPA and ECMO care transport services throughout the greater metro-Atlanta area and northwest Georgia. MetroAtlanta Ambulance is the official stadium medical services provider for Atlanta Braves baseball at SunTrust Park and Kennesaw State University Athletics at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. MetroAtlanta Ambulance operates the MetroAtlanta EMS Academy, a CoAEMSP accredited consortium with Kennesaw State University WellStar School of Nursing, to provide EMT, EMTA and Paramedic training courses. For more information go to:


About Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems)
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is a non-profit peer review organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed wing and ground transport services. To receive accreditation, a medical transport service must be in substantial compliance with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems accreditation standards and demonstrate a high level of overall quality in service.   For more details on the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems accreditation process go to

UPS in Cooperation with American Corporate Partners & VETLANTA Present Veteran Transition Symposium

May 12, 2017


On May 18, UPS and VETLANTA are hosting a veteran transition symposium at UPS Supply Chain Solutions (55 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328).

A large majority of US military veterans recently surveyed report difficulties in transitioning from military to civilian life. The free conference will focus on translating military experience into skills and knowledge applicable to a wide variety of industries, and will address key questions military personnel have around benefits, job hunting and more answered by senior leaders within organizations and companies in the Metro Atlanta area.

There are going to be 2 tables covering each topic for a total of 10 tables. There will be 2-4 Subject Matter Experts at each table with 12 Veterans per table. The Veterans will have 20 minutes at each table. During the 20 minutes the SMEs will give an overview of their topic then open it up for questions/guided discussion
What we’re going to cover:
• Resumes/Cover Letters
• Interviewing, Career Advancement
• Communication Styles, Cultural Differences in the Private Sector
• Healthcare and Housing
• Education Options/Post 9-11 GI Bill/Internships/Apprenticeships
• VA Benefits/GA State Veteran Benefits
• Networking

Holly Best

JE Dunn Construction Promotes Josh Gorum to Preconstruction Services Manager

May 11, 2017

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Josh Gorum, a 15-year veteran of the construction industry, has been promoted by JE Dunn Construction to preconstruction services manager.

In this role, Gorum leads teams that price and plan projects prior to construction, and works with design and owner teams to align project goals with project budgets.

Gorum, formerly a senior estimator, has focused recently on the Healthcare and Industrial markets. His clients have included Gwinnett Medical Center, WellStar Health Systems and Emory Hospital and, on the industrial side, Glock.

He holds a Bachelor in Building Science from Auburn University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Gorum is an active volunteer with Woodstock (GA) First Baptist Church Elementary Department ministry.

About JE Dunn
JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is one of the largest general building contractors in the United States, providing construction management services through 20 offices nationwide, and self-perform services at select locations. JE Dunn’s Atlanta office, established in 1985 and recognized for leadership in both green and lean construction practices and for community philanthropy, services an array of market sectors, including healthcare, higher education, K-12, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, mission critical, and aviation. Atlanta is also headquarters for JE Dunn’s East Region. The Atlanta office’s portfolio includes repeat work for clients including Atlanta Public Schools, Gwinnett Medical Center, Georgia Institute of Technology and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The JE Dunn organization is employee and family owned, and today is represented by three generations of the Dunn family in its day-to-day operations.

VETLANTA to Host its First Veteran and Military Spouse Hiring Event on May 31

May 10, 2017


VETLANTA is holding its first Veteran and Military Spouse Hiring Event May 31st at the Kennesaw National Guard Armory! The event is 100% FREE to invited Job Seekers and Employers alike and we would love to have you there! We just need a few things first…

  1. Employers, please bring a hiring manager that can provide advice, feedback and mentorship to Veteran and Military Spouse candidates. We aren’t asking you to hire or interview on the spot, although we won’t say no to that. We understand that potential employees will more than likely need to apply online for the positions but we want them to have a POC and we want them to have the opportunity to speak with the HR person to see if they would be a good fit.
  2. You must have open positions (for the bigger companies, we know you always have positions open so it’s not as big a concern); and if you could, please provide a short list of some of the types of positions so we can let the Veterans and Spouses know what type of jobs there will be.
  3. Be prepared for a huge variety of Veterans; there are more than 9M Veterans in the state of GA and we will be inviting them from all over, including the very recently graduating Student Veterans!

The number one thing we always hear from Veterans after attending a job/career/hiring fair is that they never hear back from the companies or that the companies there weren’t even hiring. For the most part, we know that hiring fairs have turned more into networking events but that’s not what we’re trying to accomplish here. We want to provide an arena where the Veterans can meet with companies that are actively seeking people to hire and discuss the possibilities with them.

Before registering, the Veterans and Spouses will be made aware of the types of companies that will in attendance. We will also make sure they are aware that they shouldn’t expect to be hired on the spot, but to be put in touch with the person who makes that decision so that after applying online they can connect.

To register, follow this link:

If you and your company would like a table, please let me know ASAP. We have 40 tables available at the moment-subject to increase.

Thank you for your continued support!

Holly Best
Director, VETLANTA Employment Pillar
employment@vetlanta.orgHiring and Resource Fair May 31

Sage Dental Teams Up with 1-800 Flowers to Offer Patients Exclusive Promo Code

May 10, 2017

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Surprise Mom or that special someone in your life with a flower bouquet or a delicious fruit basket! Just in time for Mother’s Day, Sage Dental has partnered with 1-800 Flowers to create a unique promo code to save money for purchases for Mother’s Day.

By using the promo code “SAGE”, patients, customers and employees of Sage Dental will save $10 off $39.99 on Mother’s Day flowers, gifts and gourmet treats.

To make a purchase visit or call 1-800-FLOWERS (1-800-356-9377)

Share the great news with family & friends!  Promo code expires 5/15/2017.

If you have any questions, please contact

About Sage Dental
Sage Dental has over 50 convenient locations throughout South Florida, the Treasure Coast, Central Florida and now Georgia; Sage Dental has been treating patients with excellent dental care since 1997 and has treated over 600,000 patients. Sage Dental provides a range of services from preventative, general, reconstructive, cosmetic and all specialty dentistry. Sage Dental is equipped to serve all of your dental needs. Whether you are looking for a General Dentist or a Specialist such as an Orthodontist, Oral Surgeon, Endodontist, Periodontist or a Pediatric Dentist, Sage Dental does it all.

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Project Management Graduate Enhances Resume with Certification

May 10, 2017


In the spring of 2016, Alejandra Menacho found herself surfing the web for programs that would not only take her career to the next level but also prepare her for the Project Management Professional certification exam. After doing a lot of research, she decided to enroll in the Project Management Certificate program offered at KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. Menacho had a personal connection with KSU. Her brother is a KSU alumnus and her niece, at the time, had also been recently admitted.

“I knew it was the right place to start,” Menacho said.

The instructors and the material were easy for her to understand and proved to be a great resource for the certification exam. “I heard a lot from other people about all the resources they used to pass the exam,” Menacho said. “For me, the class and the materials provided were enough to get me ready. The three-month program gives you time to truly understand all the information instead of it being given to you in five days like most boot camps do.”

The 12-week Project Management Certificate program at the college is led by Francine Warner and Pete Schestopol, two instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience in the field. Warner has over 30 years of experience as an IT Professional with extensive experience in IT project management and software development.  She has managed several multi-million-dollar projects for Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies over the last 15 years. Warner holds a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification from the Project Management Institute. Schestopol is a Project Manager with over 28 years of project management experience. He earned his Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification from the Project Management Institute in 2001.

Menacho took the exam one month after taking the final for the certificate program.

“I followed Pete and Fran’s recommendation of taking the exam as soon as the class was over,” she said. “After the class was over, I continued studying at least 2 hours every day and took mock exams during the weekends.”

Although she described the certification exam as being long and nerve-racking, Menacho passed the examination and received her Project Management Professional certification. For Menacho, receiving her certification was a “goal accomplished.”

“I felt prepared and confident about the knowledge I had acquired during the last four months,” Menacho said. “[The certification] gave me the confidence and the basis of project management to start building my career.”

With a newly added certification under her belt, Menacho is now PMP® Certified.

“It is the best preparation you can get,” Menacho said.

The next Project Management Certificate program at the college begins on Thursday, May 18. Classes are held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. This program is approved for VA Education benefits. For more information, visit or call 470-578-6765.