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Christina Byrnes of tvsdesign Earns Local Recognition

tvsdesign employee Christina Byrnes, AIA, LEED AP has two impressive accomplishments to add to her growing resume: in addition to graduating from from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Leadership program, Byrnes was also accepted to the LEAD Atlanta program, an initiative of Leadership Atlanta. These two activities not only represent Byrnes’ commitment to the practice of architecture and her dedication to city of Atlanta, but also reflect the commitment of tvsdesign to the development of its next generation of leaders.

DeKalb firefighters face issues with lifesaving backpacks

TUCKER, Ga. -- For a firefighter, a 30-pound backpack with a 45-minute supply of oxygen can be the difference between life and death in a raging fire.

DeKalb firefighter Captain Kevin Cavanaugh went into a house fire on April 19 wearing the unit made by Draeger Safety of Pittsburgh.

"I put on my face piece, clicked in to breathe air and everything was fine. As soon as I entered the structure I got a couple of feet in, first breath I took was nothing but smoke." Cavanaugh said. "I immediately put my hands on my face piece to make sure I had a seal. I took a couple more breaths and every time I took a breath all I was breaking was smoke."

Cavanaugh says there have been more than two dozen incidents like this since the units and oxygen bottles first arrived in 2009.

But despite the possible risk of wearing this pack, for DeKalb firefighters there is no choice.

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum

Emily Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, moderated a panel at the 14th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held May 4, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sanders, consistently ranked one of the top women in wealth management nationwide, led a discussion on “Developing Relationships That Support Entrepreneurial Success.”

The Women’s Leadership Forum is presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

The experts on the panel included:

Michael Outlaw Receives Promotion at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Atlanta

Michael Outlaw Receives Promotion at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Atlanta

ATLANTA, May 1, 2012– Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Michael Outlaw has been promoted to Managing Director in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Atlanta. 

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, since 1996, is a native of Charleston, SC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College and holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. Michael currently lives in Atlanta.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.  For more information, contact 404-266-6594.

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."

Atlanta Architecture Firm tvsdesign Promotes Allison Isaacs

Atlanta Architecture Firm tvsdesign Promotes Allison Isaacs

tvsdesign recently promoted Allison Isaacs of Candler Park to Associate/Architect in their Atlanta office. The firm is noted for its award-winning designs in convention centers, corporate headquarters, workplace, hospitality, cultural arts, higher education facilities, retail and mixed use.

“We are very excited and proud to announce this promotion as it shows that not only do we hire superior people but we promote and nurture them in their careers,” said Becky Ward, senior vice president of practice. “One of the hallmarks of tvsdesign is the longevity of our staff providing our clients with personal and institutional knowledge on major projects worldwide.”

 

tvsdesign Promotes Allison Isaacs

tvsdesign Promotes Allison Isaacs

tvsdesign recently promoted Allison Isaacs of Candler Park to Associate/Architect in their Atlanta office. The firm is noted for its award-winning designs in convention centers, corporate headquarters, workplace, hospitality, cultural arts, higher education facilities, retail and mixed use.

“We are very excited and proud to announce this promotion as it shows that not only do we hire superior people but we promote and nurture them in their careers,” said Becky Ward, senior vice president of practice. “One of the hallmarks of tvsdesign is the longevity of our staff providing our clients with personal and institutional knowledge on major projects worldwide.”