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Aventure Aviation Recognized as Georgia’s Small Business Rock Star

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Aventure AviationIMG_5381 was recognized by the state of Georgia as a Small Business Rock Star today at a luncheon hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA).

“Georgia’s small businesses have a big impact on every community in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “This is an opportunity to put a spotlight on Georgia’s small businesses and in particular, highlight some of our fastest growing small businesses through our new Small Business Rock Stars program.”

“Aventure is honored to accept the Rock Star Award,” said Zaheer Faruqi, President of Aventure Aviation. “We have been supported by the State in many ways and have reached out to the Georgia Department of Economic Development for guidance on several occasions.”

“Last September, Aventure participated in its first trade mission trip to China which covered Shanghai and Beijing,” Faruqi said. “The Georgia office in Shanghai (Paul Swenson and his team) did an excellent job familiarizing us with business practices in China, translating and printing business cards, and aiding in preparation of company brochures in Chinese. They helped set up appointments and took us to meet several companies. We have already received five small purchase orders from an aviation company in Shanghai. Without this “start-up” help, there is no way we could have initiated the business relationship. Based on the recent success, Aventure will participate in an aviation trade show in Beijing later this year.”

Aventure has been the recipient of various other local, state and regional awards such as: Exporter of the Year for the State of GA – U.S. SBA 2009, Exporter of the Year for the Southeast U.S. Region – U.S. SBA 2009, Fayette County Small Business of the Year – Fayette Chamber of Commerce 2011, and GLOBE (Georgia Launching Opportunities By Exporting) Award – Georgia Department of Economic Development – 2014.

Six Georgia companies were recognized as Small Business Rock Stars during the luncheon for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business. Winners included Guardian Centers (Houston County), Savannah Bee Company (Chatham County), Water Shadow Enterprises, LLC (Fulton County), Aventure Aviation (Fayette County), Madjax (Grady County) and TSAV (Athens-Clarke County). 54 nominations were submitted and reviewed and vetted by a panel of judges.

“With almost 98 percent of Georgia companies employing fewer than 100 people, small business has a big economic impact in Georgia,” said GDEcD Director of Entrepreneur & Small Business Mary Ellen McClanahan. “The Rock Star recognition provides the perfect opportunity to showcase how important small businesses are to the state.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s small business efforts and outreach are directed by GDEcD Director of Entrepreneur & Small Business Mary Ellen McClanahan. To access more information about these programs and more visit www.georgia.org/rockstars and www.georgia.org/smallbusinessweek.

About the Georgia Department of Economic Development
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.

About GEDA
Celebrating 51 years of service excellence, the Georgia Economic Developers Association is the leading professional organization advancing Georgia’s economic vitality. GEDA is a non-profit association of professionals, volunteers and supporters. The association provides networking and professional development opportunities for its members, and supports public policies that promote quality job creation and sustainable economic development throughout the state. For more information, visit www.geda.org
About Aventure Aviation

Aventure Aviation is a leading ASA-100 accredited aviation parts and services company headquartered near Atlanta’s Harstfield-Jackson International Airport. With offices in Toronto, Dubai, Riga, and Istanbul, and representatives in strategic locations worldwide, Aventure’s dedicated team is available 24/7 to support the ever growing demands of airlines and MROs for routine and AOG parts. Aventureʼs services also include OEM distributorships, component repair & overhaul management, and surplus inventory consignment sales. Aventureʼs modern facilities include a large, purpose-built warehouse that stocks Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Raytheon, and Lockheed Hercules aircraft parts. Since 2001, Aventure has earned numerous industry recognitions, including ATE&Mʼs “Best Spare Parts Provider 2011” award. Aventure also has been ranked among America’s fastest growing private companies for 2011, 2012, and 2013 by Inc. Magazine.

FCBOE RFG for Music Supplies

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ). This RFQ can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) later today under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in this solicitation.

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FCBOE RFQ for Classroom Supplies for Title I Program

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ). This RFQ can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) later today under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in this solicitation.

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FCBOE Holding Teacher Job Fair

Friday, March 6th, 2015

FCBOE is holding a TEACHER JOB FAIR Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the LaFayette Educational Center Bldg. A Media Center. 

Register by calling or emailing Jennifer Battles at 770-460-3535 ext. 104 or battles.jennifer@mail.fcboe.org.  All participants should bring copies of their résumé and complete an online application (www.fcboe.org).

FCBOE RFQ for TI-84 Computer Software

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ). This RFQ can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) later today under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in this solicitation.

 

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Clayton State Adds Two New Concentrations to MBA Program

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Dr. Ali Dadpay, assistant dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University and director of the College of Business’ MBA program, has announced the addition of two new concentrations for Clayton State MBA students; Sports and Entertainment Management, and Human Resource Leadership.

 

The Sports and Entertainment Management concentration is tailored to the needs of those seeking employment in the booming entertainment industry in the State of Georgia. It offers classes on sports and entertainment marketing, the economics of entertainment industry, and the legal issues surrounding sports and entertainment.

 

The Human Resource Leadership concentration builds on the established success of Clayton State business students and responds to a growing market demand. In September 2014, the Clayton State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) made history, winning the Best in Georgia Award (the Student Chapter of the Year) from the Society for Human Resource Management Georgia State Council.

 

The Clayton State MBA program is accredited by SACS and is also AACSB-accredited and is considered one of the best business programs in the Atlanta metro area.

 

Clayton State University has been recognized as one of the best investments in higher education in the state of Georgia and its MBA program is one of the most affordable AACSB-accredited degrees in southeast United States. The Clayton State MBA also has a strong international footprint. Among the 165 students currently enrolled are students from Ireland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria and China.

 

A unit of the University System of Georgia where dreams are made real, Clayton State University is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

FutureStaff Wins Best of Staffing Award for Fourth Straight Year

Friday, February 20th, 2015

FutureStaff, a leading staffing agency in the administrative, logistics, light manufacturing, and film production industries, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to their clients.  This is the fourth straight year FutureStaff has been recognized with this award.

For more information, visit www.futurestaffnow.com

FCBOE RFQ for Envelopes

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ). This RFQ can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) later today under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in this solicitation.envelopes_rfq_20150825

FCBOE RFQ for Can Liners

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ). This RFQ can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) later today under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in this solicitation.can_liners_rfq_20150725

 

In reference to the quote for can liners we anticipate ordering four pallets of each size.

SBA-Georgia Offers Small Business Emerging Leaders Program

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District Office in collaboration with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will host the 2015 SBA Emerging Leaders Orientation.

Orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gwinnette Chamber of Commerce located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097.

What is Emerging Leaders?   The Emerging Leaders is an intensive training initiative to accelerate high-potential small businesses’ growth in America’s urban areas.  This comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult participating companies to the next level and help them emerge as growing, self-sustaining businesses in their community.

Purpose of the Orientation:  To inform prospective candidates about the program and its eligibility requirements.

What types of businesses does Emerging Leaders target?  The Emerging Leaders advanced training series is open to the President, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, or Chief Operating Officer of small businesses that:

  • Are located in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties
  • Have been in active operation at least three years
  • Have generated, for the past three years, an average annual revenue of at least $400,000 not to exceed $10,000,000
  • Have at least one employee besides the owner(s)

There will be fifteen small businesses accepted for the 2015 Emerging Leaders program.  This program is provided at NO COST to participants.  The only cost is your time and commitment to successfully complete the curriculum over the course of seven months.  Note: This training program is only for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business.

For orientation register here: http://events.sba.gov/eventmanagement/EventRegistration.aspx?id=47093bde-6ab0-e411-88c7-02bfa56e2a24

Business executives interested in participating must also complete the online registration form at www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders

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