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MUST Ministries Marketplace, where second hand gives a second chance, will reopen on Monday, July 13

July 10, 2020

MUST Ministries Marketplace, a retail store where people in need can receive free clothing for their families, will reopen on Monday, July 13, after closing for four months due to COVID-19.

The public is also invited to shop and discover bargains that benefit MUST Ministries’ programs. To celebrate reopening, the Marketplace will offer special discounts during the week of July 13 and July 20 including 20% off total purchase and 50% off furniture and all clothing.

“We are thrilled to open our Marketplace doors again and serve people in a way beyond food and shelter,” said Chuck Rogers, Director of Retail Operations for MUST Ministries. “One of our regular customers is named Jackie and several years ago she was one of our shelter clients. She is working now, remarried, and comes in often to buy stuff for her home. Our quality and prices will allow her to furnish her home and Jackie is a testament to how MUST Ministries changes lives.”

The 4,600-sq.-ft. thrift store helps fund MUST Ministries’ commitment to helping area residents move from poverty to stability. MUST’s clients have the option to purchase items from the Marketplace in addition to the free vouchers they receive, giving them a feeling of parity and not just charity.

The Marketplace will be open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information on MUST Ministries or the Marketplace please visit www.mustministries.org.

United Community Bank Continues Growth in Metro Atlanta with Introduction of New Commercial Banking Team

July 10, 2020

United Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of five veteran bankers to its Metro Atlanta team. Increasingly focused on building a stronger presence within the market, these hires bring the total number of commercial team members hired by the bank in the Atlanta area to 13 in the past 12 months – a 50% increase the Atlanta market for the bank.

Craig Dowdy will lead the team as Commercial Lending Division Manager. Joining him are Song Keovongsak, Steve Rawl, Robert Quinilty and Brad Booker. Together, the group has more than 80 years of combined banking experience. 

“The addition of these five bankers is a win for United Community Bank,” said Sharon Thompson, Central Atlanta President for the bank. “Craig and his team are the best of the best in this market and will be instrumental as we stretch further into the metro area.” 

“Atlanta is very important to our company’s future, so our goal is to attract and retain the best bankers in the market,” added Doug Higgins, Atlanta Metro President for United Community Bank. “These additions to the team are proof of that we’re well on our way to meeting that goal.” 

Dowdy and team come to United from SunTrust where Dowdy served as a Business Banking Team Lead. Throughout his career, Dowdy has been awarded multiple times as a top performer, has served as a peer leader and has managed hundreds of clients across dozens of counties throughout the state. He is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University.

The other members of the team are: 

  • Brad Booker, Commercial Relationship Manager. Booker brings a decade of experience to the team including roles held as a Personal Banking Officer, Business Banking Relationship Manager and Branch Manager. He is a graduate of Darton State College.  
  • Song Keovongsak, Commercial Relationship Manager. Keovongsak brings nearly two decades of experience to United. He has worked in multiple banking roles including credit management, financial advisement and business banking. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia.
  • Robert Quinilty, Commercial Relationship Manager. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Quinilty has nearly 15 years of experience. He has worked in nearly all aspects of the business, from branch management to small business lending.  
  • Steve Rawl, Commercial Relationship Manager. Rawl has 28 years of experience split between retail and commercial banking. He was born and raised in Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Rawl’s experience includes business and commercial banking and branch management.

About United Community Banks, Inc.

United is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville, South Carolina. United is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with $13.1 billion in assets, and 149 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It operates principally through United Community Bank, its bank subsidiary, which specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and companies. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For six of the past seven years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast, and most recently, awarded United Community Bank the highest score in overall satisfaction in the Southeast for 2020. In 2019, Forbes magazine included United Community Bank in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks, and in 2020, recognized United Community Bank for the seventh consecutive year on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. United Community Bank also received the 2019 Greenwich Excellence Award for overall satisfaction in Middle Market Banking in the South and Small Business Banking Excellence Awards for both overall satisfaction and cash management in the South. Additional information about United and United Community Bank can be found at www.ucbi.com.

KSU Joins Peach Belt Conference For Esports

July 10, 2020

Kennesaw State University has joined the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) as an associate member for Esports beginning with the 2020-21 season.

The Owls will become the seventh associate member of the Peach Belt, which now includes 17 Esports teams for the upcoming year. Kennesaw State is the first NCAA Division I institution to join PBC Esports as an associate and now gives the league members at the Division I, II and III levels. KSU was previously a full member of the Peach Belt from 1994 to 2005 before moving to the Division I ranks, winning four national championships as a part of the Georgia-based Division II conference.

“This is an exciting time for Kennesaw State to join the world of Esports and bring an emerging sport to our campus,” said Director of Athletics Milton Overton. “Esports is a great opportunity for our university to attract new students as we can continue to search for innovative ways to grow the footprint of our institution.”

The PBC was the first NCAA conference to hold an Esports championship starting with the 2017-18 academic year. The league was also the first to partner with Riot Games, publisher of League of Legends, the most-played online game in the world, and the first to hold an in-person live conference championship. The PBC will enter year four of League of Legends in 2020-21 and is in talks to expand to other titles. KSU joins Alma College, Coker University, Florida Southern College, Hawaii-Pacific University, Henderson State University and the University of Montevallo as associate members.

KSU has a rich history of Esports on campus, holding events in conjunction with its robust Esports student organization, and has a thriving student-driven gaming culture; the 2020-21 season will be the University’s first in this new level of intercollegiate competition. In March, Kennesaw State’s Division of Student Affairs and the Kennesaw Esports student organization launched a competitive esports series in an effort to provide an innovative social outlet for KSU students who were participating in remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Titled “Game On, KSU,” the series featured three video game competitions that were played entirely online.

“We are very happy to welcome Kennesaw State as an Esports associate member,” said David Brunk, commissioner of the Peach Belt Conference. “I’d like to thank the president, Dr. Pamela Whitten, for her vision in establishing an Esports program at Kennesaw State and understanding the value that being a part of the Peach Belt Conference will bring. The addition of Kennesaw State to the Peach Belt further underscores the unique culture of Esports competition that we are cultivating, and we can’t wait to welcome the Owls this season.”

Mercy Care at MUST Ministries slated for opening

July 9, 2020

To help meet the overwhelming need for healthcare provided to local residents in poverty, MUST Ministries is teaming up with Mercy Care to offer essential medical care. Both parties are collaborating to open to the public July 13.  

The much-anticipated partnership was made possible by an initial grant from the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Foundation of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board who generously donated $100,000 to launch the new program. Mercy Care will provide the medical team twice a week as the program begins and MUST will provide the clinic space at 1407 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this important service to our clients and others in the community who can not afford basic healthcare,” said Dr. Ike Reighard, Pres. and CEO of MUST Ministries. “The addition of healthcare completes our circle of wrap-around services that include food, housing, jobs and clothing. We are a more comprehensive organization when we add the important component of healthcare and our goal is always to help those in need be supported in a way that moves them toward stability.

“Our Board of Directors and leadership team have put a priority on offering a clinic since the MUST Clinic closed when our medical partner withdrew several years ago. We had operated a clinic for 18 years and realized the desperate need as we served about 1,800 people a year,” according to Reighard.

Once again that need will be met with the ability to assist with primary care and screenings, including ongoing assistance with chronic conditions. “Mercy Care offers patients the knowledge, tools and resources to understand and manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, and infectious diseases like HIV,” said Mercy Care’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Catherine Christie.

“Mercy Care provides comprehensive services that meet the majority of primary physical, mental health and wellness needs. Services are planned and delivered by a team that works together for a comprehensive approach,” she said. “Everyone receives exceptional care, no matter your insurance or income status. On a daily basis, patients must be responsible to take care of themselves, but we are here to help.”

Mercy Care has been a healing presence among Atlanta’s homeless and uninsured since 1985. As coverage and access to care issues persist, a growing number of families and individuals rely on Mercy Care to meet their need for affordable healthcare through their network of 11 fixed and mobile clinics.

The organization provides primary care, behavioral health, child and adolescent psychiatry, dental and vision services as well as an array of critical wrap-around services and case management. Self-pay discounts are offered based on household income and most major insurance plans are accepted including Medicaid and Medicare. Mercy Care provides services to nearly 15,000 patients a year, including 75% who are uninsured and 67% who are homeless.

Monday and Wednesday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required by calling 678-843-8600.

Decentralized Science Lab launches cutting-edge computing research

July 8, 2020

Recently, Kennesaw State University assistant professor Reza Parizi came across an email from a former student in his inbox.

Now a graduate student at the University of Georgia, Gianni Orlando thanked Parizi for allowing him to conduct research in the Kennesaw State’s Decentralized Science Lab (DSL), where he performed AI related research alongside faculty experts.

“If it wasn’t for the work I conducted in the DSL, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” he said.

Reza Parizi
Reza Parizi

Like Orlando, there are more than a dozen students each semester who conduct research in the lab under the guidance of computer science and software engineering faculty in KSU’s College of Computing and Software Engineering. The lab, founded in 2018 by Parizi, is responsible for cutting-edge research into decentralized computing concepts and their enabling technologies to provide cybersecurity solutions across multidisciplinary domains, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and internet of things.

“Everything started with Bitcoin,” said Parizi, who teaches in the Department of Software Engineering and Game Design and Development. “The enabling technology behind Bitcoin (known as blockchain technology) is fascinating and revolves around the idea of removing the man in the middle and letting end-users be in charge of handling transactions and data transparently. This unofficially marked the beginning of the decentralization beyond the payment industry, which is now getting traction among researchers.”

One of the driving factors behind decentralization is privacy, he added. By shifting data away from a central authority, end-users can take comfort in knowing their information is kept safe on their end. To achieve this, student research assistants in his lab are hired to conduct research into how machine learning techniques, such as federated learning, can be used across many industries. Federated learning is a new machine learning framework that trains an algorithm across multiple end-user devices or servers holding local data samples, without exchanging their data samples. This is contrasts current systems where end-users are required to upload information to a central server or allowing the company to simply capture their data.

“One of the main goals is to preserve the privacy of end users like you and me,” he said. “At the moment, companies are collecting our data, and we don’t know how they will use it or if it is secure. By moving to decentralized systems, we can keep our data safe on our mobile phones and computers.”

For example, he said, one student is researching how federated learning can be used for medical imaging, which is considered a privacy-sensitive field. Rather than have a patient upload private images to a central server on the promise that it will be kept safe, AI on their phones could instead retrain the server to read information that is safely stored on the phone, thus protecting the privacy of the patient.

Another student is exploring how to improve the security of Internet of Things (IoT) networks using federated machine learning approaches for designing more effective Intrusion Detection Systems to prevent cybersecurity attacks.

Decentralization, while still in its infancy, is beginning to gain a lot of traction among leading companies, such as Intel, Facebook and Google, Parizi said. Based on current projections, the transfer of data will only increase in the coming years. Everyday there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated from online purchases and patients’ digital records to emails and social media posts. By 2025, 49 percent of data in the world will be stored in public cloud-based platforms, according to the International Data Corporation.

“The opportunity for students in the DSL is tremendous,” Parizi said. “After conducting research here, they open the door to become data engineers and cybersecurity experts in just about any industry. Here, they are exposed to an advanced level of machine learning they might not otherwise encounter and have the potential to leave their mark in a growing field.”

July Marquee Monday Returns as a Hybrid Event with Georgia House Speaker David Ralston & Key Policymakers

July 6, 2020

Register at cobbchamber.org/events for virtual or in-person attendance!

The Cobb Chamber’s signature event, Marquee Monday, returns to the Coca-Cola Roxy on July 13 as a hybrid event, offering limited seating to ensure social distancing and the option to attend virtually. The July 13 event, presented by DeNyse Signs, features a review of the 2020 Legislative Session, including a keynote address from Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and a panel of key policymakers offering their insights into the discussions and the decisions that will impact our county, region and state moving forward. 

Speaker Ralston will provide an update on the results of the session and what the Governor’s office is working on. Following the keynote, the event continues with a panel of legislators who will answer questions regarding the impact that you can expect on your business, our community, and the state. Panelists include:

Also at the breakfast, the Cobb Executive Women 2020 Woman of Distinction Award will be presented. The Woman of Distinction Award is given annually by Cobb Executive Women to recognize a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through her professional endeavors, community involvement, ethical sensitivity and social responsibility thereby supporting and advancing their community and respective fields.

To attend the July Marquee Monday in person, register at cobbchamber.org/events by July 8. Seating is limited to ensure six feet of distance between attendees while seated. In addition to limited in-person attendance, the Cobb Chamber is taking additional measure to ensure a safe environment, including requiring masks at event check-in and temperature checks. To learn more about the safety measures and protocol regarding in-person events, visit https://covidsupport.cobbchamber.org/return-to-in-person-events.

To attend the July Marquee Monday virtually, register at cobbchamber.org/events, selecting the virtual option, by July 10. Attendees will be emailed a link to view Marquee Monday in advance of the event on July 13.

Marquee Monday is proud to list the following sponsors: Superior Plumbing is the Marquee Sponsor; DeNyse Signs is the Presenting Sponsor; the Coca-Cola Roxy is the Host Sponsor; the Catering Sponsor is Delaware North; the Production Sponsor is Next Page Events; and the Table and Chairs Sponsor is Peachtree Tents & Events. For more information about the 2020 Marquee Monday event series, contact Jani Dix, Event Manager at the Cobb Chamber, at jdix@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2335.

Critical need for COVID-19 survivors to help treat current patients

July 6, 2020

Northside Hospital and Atlanta Blood Services urgently need recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma for COVID-19 treatment. Known as “convalescent plasma,” it has been used for over 100 years to treat people with infectious diseases.

Qualified plasma donors must:

  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Have previously tested positive for COVID-19, or had a positive COVID-19 antibody test.
  • Have been symptom free for at least 14 days.
  • Successfully screen as a blood donor per blood donation guidelines.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate your plasma, call 404-477-1299 or visit atlantabloodservices.com

Atlanta Blood Services has donation facilities in Marietta and at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs.

United Community Banks, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. and its Wholly Owned Bank Subsidiary, Seaside National Bank & Trust

July 6, 2020

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (“United”) has completed its merger, effective July 1, 2020, with Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. (OTCPK: TSHR) (“Three Shores”).

Also, effective July 1, 2020, Three Shores’ bank subsidiary, Seaside National Bank & Trust, merged into United’s bank subsidiary, United Community Bank. However, United Community Bank intends to continue to operate the Seaside locations using the Seaside Bank and Trust brand following conversion to United’s operating systems, which is expected in February 2021.

The United-Seaside merger is expected to be complementary to both franchises, given the lack of geographic overlap and their differing suites of products and services. United brings to Seaside a broader set of mortgage products and a depth of specialized business lending expertise, including expanded SBA lending and asset-based lending. Seaside brings a robust wealth management platform which will be a natural addition to the services United’s private banking clients enjoy today.

United’s low-cost funding and strong capital base is expected to enable Seaside to grow its existing business and relationships in Florida. In Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, United plans to supplement its traditional retail branch and commercial model with Seaside’s “branch lite” C&I focus. The expected financial returns of the transaction are not reliant on high cost savings or on revenue synergies.

Gideon Haymaker, Seaside’s Founder, President and CEO will become United’s President for the State of Florida and will lead the expansion of Seaside’s wealth management offering in the United footprint.

“We have been looking for an opportunity to enter Florida in the right markets, with the right business model, and most importantly, with the right people. We believe that we have accomplished all of these things with this merger. Since the transaction announcement in March, our relationship with Gideon and his team has become even stronger, and we continue to believe that now more than ever, our combined banks are better together,” said Lynn Harton, Chairman and CEO of United. “We are very excited to have Seaside’s talented team join the United team and help us lead our expansion into Florida.”

Gideon Haymaker stated, “We had discussions with a number of potential partners, but none that we believed was a good fit until we met with the United team. We believe that the United transaction provides an excellent combination of liquidity and a favorable outcome for our investors. It also provides our bank with a larger balance sheet and additional resources that will support the goals of our talented management team. It is also important to note that Seaside and United share the same values and believe in the importance of a service-oriented culture. We look forward to building a premier Florida franchise together and providing our clients with an expanded product suite, delivered with the same high level of client service.”

Three Shores operates 14 banking offices, all located in high-growth markets across Florida. At March 31, 2020, Three Shores had $1.8 billion in assets, $1.5 billion in deposits and $1.4 billion in loans. It also had approximately $857 million in assets under advisement.

About United Community Banks, Inc.

United is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville, South Carolina. United is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with $13.1 billion in assets, and 149 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It operates principally through United Community Bank, its bank subsidiary, which specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and companies. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For six of the past seven years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast, and most recently, awarded United Community Bank the highest score in overall satisfaction in the Southeast for 2020. In 2019, Forbes magazine included United Community Bank in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks, and in 2020, recognized United Community Bank for the seventh consecutive year on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. United Community Bank also received the 2019 Greenwich Excellence Award for overall satisfaction in Middle Market Banking in the South and Small Business Banking Excellence Awards for both overall satisfaction and cash management in the South. Additional information about United and United Community Bank can be found at http://www.ucbi.com.

About Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc.

Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. is a bank holding company that operates Seaside National Bank & Trust and its subsidiaries, which include Seaside Insurance and Seaside Capital Management, a registered investment adviser. Seaside National Bank & Trust is a nationally-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Orlando, Florida that operates in 14 cities located throughout North Florida, Central Florida, West Florida, South Florida, and the Greater Miami Area.

Through its affiliated companies, Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. offers its clients a complete array of financial services including: private banking, commercial banking, wealth management, trust services, and insurance.

As of March 31, 2020, Three Shores had total consolidated assets of $1.8 billion, total deposits of $1.5 billion, total loans of $1.4 billion and total stockholders’ equity of $176 million. Off balance sheet in its wealth management business, Company subsidiaries had $857.2 million of assets under advisement, of which $553.5 million is fully managed for the benefit of its clients.

Caution About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In general, forward-looking statements usually may be identified through use of words such as “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “estimate,” “predict,” “continue” and “potential” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, and include statements related to the expected timing of the closing of the Merger, the expected mode of operation, the expected returns and other benefits of the Merger to shareholders, expected improvement in operating efficiency resulting from the Merger, estimated expense reductions resulting from the transactions and the timing of achievement of such reductions, the impact on and timing of the recovery of the impact on tangible book value, and the effect of the Merger on United’s capital ratios. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts and represent management’s beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed; they are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that change over time and could cause actual results or financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to (1) the risk that the cost savings and any revenue synergies from the Merger may not be realized or take longer than anticipated to be realized, (2) disruption from the Merger of customer, supplier, employee or other business partner relationships, (3) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (4) the failure to obtain the necessary approval by the shareholders of Three Shores, (5) the possibility that the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the Merger may be greater than anticipated, (6) reputational risk and the reaction of each of the companies’ customers, suppliers, employees or other business partners to the Merger, (7) the failure of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement to be satisfied, or any unexpected delay in closing the Merger, (8) the risks relating to the integration of Three Shores’ operations into the operations of United, including the risk that such integration will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected,  (9) the risk of potential litigation or regulatory action related to the Merger, (10) the risks associated with United’s pursuit of future acquisitions, (11) the risk of expansion into new geographic or product markets, (12) the dilution caused by United’s issuance of additional shares of its common stock in the Merger, and (13) general competitive, economic, political and market conditions. Further information regarding additional factors which could affect the forward-looking statements can be found in the cautionary language included under the headings “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in United’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and other documents subsequently filed by United with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Many of these factors are beyond United’s and Three Shores’ ability to control or predict. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, shareholders and investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this communication, and neither United nor Three Shores undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for United or Three Shores to predict their occurrence or how they will affect United or Three Shores.

Croy named a 2020 Best Firms to Work for Award winner

July 6, 2020

Marietta-based consulting firm Croy Engineering was named a 2020 Best Firms to Work For Award winner by Zweig Group, a research, publishing and advisory services resource for firms in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

The awards honor the best AEC firms to work for in North America. Firms were evaluated comprehensively on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and professional development from both management and staff perspectives.

Awards were given in multiple categories based on firm size and discipline. Croy, which employs approximately 150 people across six Southeastern offices, ranked on both the “100-199 Employees” and “Multidiscipline” category lists.

Founded in 2005, the firm celebrates 15 years in business in 2020.

For more information, visit croyengineering.com.

The Battery Atlanta July happenings are too hot to handle

June 24, 2020

Beat the heat with summer fun from select reopened restaurants and retailers at The Battery Atlanta! With longer evenings and higher temps ahead, all ages can experience unique dining and shopping options at the open, outdoor campus. Cobb County’s hottest lifestyle destination – designed for relaxation and recreation – offers a mix of outdoor events to keep visitors active as well as entertainment ranging from themed game nights to live music. Visitors craving a taste of summer can dine alfresco on patios or order takeout from chef-driven restaurants for a hassle-free and socially distant picnic on the Plaza Green. Haagen Dazs and River Street Sweets Savannah’s Candy Kitchen are serving up classic summer treats, and refreshing brunch libations are fan favorites at Superica, CRU Food & Wine Bar and Goldberg’s Fine Foods.   

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on the Plaza Green. This free event is limited to 25 people. Registration and the event participant waiver are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and show ID upon arrival. Those unable to attend in person can follow along with the live stream on Facebook or recorded sessions on YouTube.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Cornhole ATL Summer League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament on July 28.

Farmers Market presented by United Healthcare
Every Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green. Locals can also preorder items from select vendors, including David’s Garden Super Bee, Pearson Farm, The Cheese Straw House and The Cocktail House Shop.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Singo Night at PH’EAST
Every Monday at 5 p.m.
Music lovers can test their knowledge in this version of bingo played with song titles and compete to win for $5 off their tab at the Asian food hall.

Kids Eat Free at Goldberg’s
Every Tuesday
Bring the kids for an after-school treat! A free kids’ menu item is available with the purchase of one adult entrée at the New York style deli and restaurant.

Wine Wednesday at Yard House
Every Wednesday
Wine lovers can celebrate making it to mid-week with half-off bottles of wine at this modern American gathering place for food and drinks.

‘Ketel One & ?’ at BURN by Rocky Patel
Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Cool off with a refreshing botanical cocktail for just $8! Guests can enjoy new Ketel One Botanicals – a vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences.

Champagne Thursdays at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Every Thursday
Patrons can enjoy 50% off a bottle of bubbly. Guests are also invited to eat their fill of fresh artisan cuisine from the extensive lunch and dinner menu.

Live Entertainment at Sports & Social
Every Thursday – Sunday
A variety of live entertainment returns to the outdoor space Thursday through Sunday afternoons and evenings! 

The most up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings are available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.