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How to Build a Business that Lasts – July & August B2B Series

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Kingdom Quest: How to Build a Business that Lasts

Kingdom Quest is a two-part B2B series that explores the stages of successful journey management for any size organization and what it takes to build businesses that last.  Led by Judiffier Pearson of the Small Business Development Center at Clayton State University, these sessions will explore just what it takes to have business staying power.

Whether you are a business owner or have decision making power in your current job or not, this is critical information you need in anticipation of the time when you do!

Part I (July 8):
 Calculating the Cost of the Adventure That Calls You

• The future worth fighting for.

• How to assess feasibility.

• How to “cast” vision for your organization.

• How to translate strategy into specific missions and measurable outcomes.

• The dangers of setting out on your own and where to find mentors and allies.


Part II (August 12):  Journey Management and Corporate Dragon-Slaying

•How to identify your dragons and prepare your team(s) for battle.

• How to overcome internal weaknesses and external threats.

• How to navigate ambiguity and manage risk.

• Who should realign fragmented units toward corporate objectives.

• How to develop accountability systems that work.

• What happens after you’ve slayed your dragons?

Fayette Teacher Receives Teacher of the Year Recognition

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Sally Meyer, a teacher of math and social studies at Crabapple Lane Elementary in Fayette County, has received two statewide “teacher of the year” honors for 2015. The latest is from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which named her the 2015 Georgia History Teacher of the Year. In April, the Georgia Council on Economic Education named her the 2015 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year. Meyer is one of 53 finalists vying for the National History Teacher of the Year title, which includes a $10,000 award. The winner will be announced in the fall. As Georgia’s History Teacher of the Year, Meyer will receive a $1,000 award, certificate of recognition, an archive of books and historical resources presented in her name to Crabapple Lane’s media center, and an invitation to attend a 2016 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar.

Federal Overtime Laws and Affordable Healthcare Act Updates

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

On the federal level, businesses need to be aware that the Labor Department is updating overtime laws affecting the rules governing the definition of non-exempt employees, including raising the minimum salary that qualifies from $23,660 to possibly $52,000.  These changes can affect which workers are considered management and which are considered hourly employees.

The Supreme Court should rule on the King vs. Burwell this week which deals with states that did not set up a healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act.  Georgia is one of those states that could be affected and more than 600,000 run the risk of becoming uninsured.

Fayette Students Wanted for Model ARC Leadership Development Program

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

There are open seats available for Fayette County students in the 2015-2016 Model ARC class. If you know a rising sophomore or junior who is interested in this FREE youth leadership program, please reach out to ARC directly.

Click here for full information and contact info:   MARC_Flyer2015

Fayette County Public Library hosts Open Mic Night

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
1:00 pm

The Fayette County Public Library and The Poet Tree writers’ group invite poets age 15 to adult to present their work at a Poetry Open Mic event on Saturday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. Also encouraged to attend are all poetry lovers and anyone who supports up and coming creative talent in the community. Published poets who are members of The Poet Tree will sign and sell copies of their books after the performance. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.

To ensure a quality program everyone can enjoy and give all eligible parties a chance to participate, some rules have been established. Poets must perform only their own original work. Both verse poems and prose poems (spoken word) are allowed. Each poet may perform no more than two pieces, for a maximum of five minutes. No musical accompaniment will be allowed. All material must be suitable for a family audience (G- or PG-rated). Participants are asked to use good judgment and show respect for the audience and for fellow poets when planning their performances. Library staff reserves the right to interrupt readings that go overtime or violate the rules in any way.

Please note that there will be no advance registration for participants. The order of presentation will be determined on the day of the event, when poets sign in at the door. Poet sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m. on June 27.

Admission to the program is free and the public is invited to attend. Proceeds from books sold by The Poet Tree members will benefit the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, whose financial assistance makes library programs like this possible throughout each year.

The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways 85 and 54.  For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.

SBDC @ Clayton State Offers “Starting a Business” Workshop

Monday, June 15th, 2015

If you are considering starting your own business, attending this workshop is a crucial first step.  Workshop to be held at Clayton State Peachtree City campus Thursday, July 9 from 5-8 p.m. and is only $69.

Take advantage of the resources the SBDC provides to small business owners – the success of your business could depend on it!

Starting a Business Flyer July 9, 2015

“Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State SBDC

Monday, June 15th, 2015
5:00 pm

Starting a Business Flyer July 9, 2015

Free Notary Workshop Offered at Justice Center

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Sheila Studdard, Clerk of Courts Fayette County is offering a free notary workshop Wednesday, June 17.  Lead by Mike Smith of the Georgia Clerks’ Authority Notary Division, the workshop will be offered at two different times in the Jury Assembly Room at the Fayette County Justice Center located at One Center Drive, Fayetteville  30214 :

10:30-12:00 p.m.
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Download the form here  NOTARY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM  and email to register and get more information.

Patti Kadkhodaian Invites You to Women Who Lead Workshop

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Certified John Maxwell speaker Patti Kadkhodaian and Nicole Simmons will hold the next Women Who Lead series of workshops, Raising the Bar in Relationship Building at the Fayette Chamber on Friday, June 26th from 9:00am – 12:30pm.

WORKSHOP SUMMARY:  Relationships can make or break the success in our personal and professional lives.  When we understand how to communicate and connect with others it improves everything we do!  Expect a morning filled with networking over breakfast in a positive, relaxed and professional setting.

Led by Patti Kadkhodaian and Nicole Simmons

During this interactive workshop, you will learn:

   3 powerful keys to connecting with others that work every time

+ 4 unpardonable things to avoid at all cost

=7 Point Complete Plan to Raise the Bar in Your Relationships

Other aspects include:

•   Personal human behavior assessment

•   Group Role play

•   Interactive group discussion

Sign up today! Seats are limited.


Click here for $99 Early bird registration.  Pricing valid until June 8th. After June 8 – $139

Run for life 5k

Monday, June 8th, 2015
7:00 am

Please join the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center on Saturday, June 27th 2015 for our 3rd annual Run for Life 5K!

Race day registration: 7:00am-7:45am

Race start: 8:00am

Tot Trot: 9:15am

Awards to follow

Bring your friends and family and have a blast! Looking for a PR…come out and run this fast course! We will see you there!

5K: $30.00 (before race day)

5K: $35.00 (race morning)

Tot Trot: Free (children under 12)

For questions, please conatct: 770-719-2288 or



Click Here to Register 

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