Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Looking for a new home? If you purchase a Lennar home by July 31, not only will you be living in a state-of-the-art community, but you will receive an automation system for your home. The system can be controlled from a smartphone, computer or other handheld device and will give any homeowner a peace of mind when away from the house. To learn more about this amazing incentive as well as other promotions, events and pricing, click here.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Clayton State School of Graduate Studies typically holds open houses on the second Tuesday evening of each month. Clayton State currently has eight graduate programs: the Master of Science in Psychology with concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with concentrations in English, History, Political Science, and Liberal Arts; Master of Arts in Teaching English; Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics; Master of Business Administration (with cohorts meeting in Peachtree City and Conyers, in addition to the Clayton State campus); Master of Health Administration; Master of Science in Nurising; and Master of Archival Studies (which will be offering two online courses this fall.)
For more information on the open house, including application information for each of Clayton State's eight masters programs, call (678) 466-4113, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the School of Graduate Studies website. Please note you are not required to register for the Open House.
A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
CNBC just announced America’s Top States for Business 2011 and Georgia is one of the leaders of the pack. Listed this year at 4th, this is up from 10th in 2010. Georgia has been a great place to do business for years, and the job growth resulting from business growth is why the Atlanta real estate market was hot for so many years!
Georgia scored a 1,513 out of 2,500 points in CNBC’s study, which considers a variety of factors that measure competitiveness. The National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness gave input to the study.
The 10 categories ranked in CNBC’s study and Georgia’s scores are:
- Cost of Doing Business — ranked 18th with a score of 208
- Workforce — ranked fourth with a score of 259
- Quality of Life — ranked 38th with a score of 140
- Economy — ranked 35th with a score of 107
- Infrastructure & Transportation — ranked second with a score of 273
- Technology & Innovation — ranked 17th with a score of 156
- Education — ranked 22nd with a score of 118
- Business Friendliness — ranked 16th with a score of 134
- Access to Capital — ranked 13th with a score of 76
- Cost of Living — ranked ninth with a score of 42
Georgia ranked highest for infrastructure and transportation. Quality of life in Georgia fell on the low end of the spectrum in the study.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Contributed by AJC Peachtree Road Race Magazine
When you pin your Peachtree bib number on this year, take another look and double-check the color. If it’s a silvery gray, you’re one of just 250 participants automatically in the running (pun intended) for this year’s Delta Runway to the World drawing, courtesy of Delta Airlines, the official airline of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. This year’s prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Barcelona, Spain, including airfare and a four-night hotel stay. Last year’s winner of an unforgettable journey to Rome was Hannah Hall of Alpharetta.
Recipients must run and finish the race in order to qualify; the drawing will take place on July 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the awards stage. Participants must be present to win, at least 21 years of age, and travel must be completed by Dec. 31, 2011. For complete rules, see peachtreeroadrace.org.