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APICS appoints UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to Board of Directors

APICS appoints UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to Board of Directors

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta APICS Chapter (Atlanta Association for Operations Management) has added UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Vice President of Administration.

The Atlanta Chapter of APICS has been serving Greater Atlanta and North Georgia since 1964. It is also one of the nation’s largest APICS chapters with over 600 members. The chapter provides operations & supply chain management education, fosters best practice sharing, networking, and professional development opportunities for members.

Lloyd is a Manager with UHY Advisors, which delivers professional financial, tax and business consulting services to companies ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 500 in size and complexity. He lives in the Midtown area of Atlanta.

Pure Barre Virginia Highland owners to open Decatur studio

Pure Barre Virginia Highland owners to open Decatur studio

DECATUR, Ga. -- The owners of Pure Barre Virginia Highland announced their newest location in Decatur will open Wednesday, May 13. The fitness destination is the latest and greatest franchise of Pure Barre, the largest, most established network of barre studios in the nation, headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.

Pure Barre Decatur will be located at 415 Church Street in Decatur. The studio is owned by locals Ashley Goot and Katy Bayless Gibson, who have already established a reputation as an effective exercise option in the Virginia Highland neighborhood.

Pike Nurseries Becomes an Employee-owned Company

Pike Nurseries management is pleased to announce the company has combined with Armstrong Garden Centers, its sister corporation in California, to operate under an established Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The plan transfers ownership to Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers employees through a defined contribution benefit program. 

 

“The ESOP program allows us to reward our employees for their hard work and longevity with the company,” said Mike Kunce, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers. “This structure not only enables management continuity, but also ensures the employees who have built and sustained Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers play an integral part in the future success of the business.”

 

LOCAL PURE BARRE OWNERS ANNOUNCE NEWEST STUDIO LOCATION IN DECATUR

Owners of a local fitness studio are preparing to welcome the Decatur community to meet them at the barre! From the same successful leadership team behind the Virginia Highland studio, Pure Barre Decatur will make its debut this spring. The new location is the latest and greatest franchise of Pure Barre, the largest, most established network of barre studios in the nation, headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C. 

 

Pure Barre Decatur is estimated to open on early April and will be located at 415 Church St., Decatur, Ga. 30030, and pre-opening specials are now available. The studio is owned by locals Ashley Goot and Katy Bayless Gibson, who have already established a reputation as an effective option for exercise in the Virginia Highland neighborhood. 

 

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

(WXIA) -- More than 1,400 UPS drivers worldwide were recently inducted into the Circle of Honor, an organization for employees who have achieved at least 25 years of accident-free driving.

Seventy-one of the inductees live in Georgia.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," Dwayne Meeks, president of UPS South Atlantic District, said in a statement.

Georgia's senior safe driver is Guy Haynes of Tifton, who can boast 43 accident-free years. The most seasoned Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., who has been driving for UPS for 52 years without an accident.

The latest Circle of Honor members from Georgia, by UPS work location, include:

Acworth (Center)
Robert Crumbley, Marietta

Albany (Center)
Tyrone Campbell, Albany
Robert Hammond Jr., Leesburg

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

ATLANTA -- Brian Frank, Managing Director, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 10th annual Barron’s Top Financial Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, September 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and family relationships to portfolio management and retirement planning.