Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Leading Education Child Care Company Hosts Franchise Expos in Atlanta as Part of National Expansion Plans

Children's Lighthouse Offers Look Inside Successful Business Model, Franchise Opportunities

Who: Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers (CLLC), a leading educational child care company, has announced franchise expansion plans in Atlanta as part of its national growth strategy. The company is seeking franchisees to develop 20-25 new educational child care centers in Atlanta and surrounding cities.

Franchise owners acquire many career and monetary benefits through their relationship with CLLC. These benefits include: professional development and ongoing support from a top performer in the child care industry, high enrollment rates at each school, nationally acclaimed curriculum that is a major selling point for parents, and a superb track record (no Children's Lighthouse franchise has ever closed).

What: To find potential new franchise owners, CLLC will be hosting Franchisee Expos, which provide attendees with insight into the business and the process of becoming an educational child care center owner. All entrepreneurs interested in learning more about this opportunity are encouraged to attend. Expos include:

  • A tour of the Children's Lighthouse center (evening Expo only)
  • An executive franchise presentation and personal stories from franchise owners
  • Real estate and financing resources
  • A Q&A session

Expos: Formal presentations will be held Oct. 6 at noon and 7 p.m., and CLLC representatives also will be available to meet one-on-one throughout the day to discuss opportunities and answer questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 12 p.m.
Fidelity Bank
3 Corporate Square
Atlanta, GA 30329

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Children's Lighthouse
65 Peach Tree Industrial Blvd
Sugar Hill, GA 30518 / (770) 484-4047

RSVP: To register for the event, please contact Stephen Dixon at 888-338-4466, ext. 1 or

Media: Children's Lighthouse executives are available for interviews to discuss national and Atlanta market company growth, as well as industry topics.

For more details or to schedule an interview, contact Rupa Patel (, Vollmer Public Relations, 972-488-4790.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Make a Difference in Our Community by Participating in Gwinnett Great Days of Service

Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is planning its 11th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service scheduled for Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2010. This event engages thousands of volunteers in a day of community service projects all around Gwinnett. Last year we had over 80,000 volunteers, including large corporations, schools, small businesses, individuals, church groups, and families, completing 160 service projects which made it one of the largest volunteer initiatives in the country!!

We partner corporate and community teams with local agencies to work side-by-side to make a difference in the community and to learn from each other. The Great Days of Service addresses specific needs in the county through volunteers who complete much-needed service projects for local non-profits and schools. These projects held to build the community while educating citizens and leaders about the needs around them.

This event could not happen without the support of the community and our sponsors. Getting involved with Gwinnett's Great Days of Service is easy. We are currently in need of corporate sponsors and volunteer teams. There are several ways to get involved:

  • You can sponsor a volunteer team from your business to complete a service project in the community.
  • We have landscaping, painting, light construction, and other projects available.
  • Conduct a food, toy, or school supply drive at your business for a local agency or school.
  • Become a Great Days of Service Sponsor

Many local businesses such as Primerica, E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. and the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia have been involved with the Great Days of Service over the past few years.

Here's what some had to say about how their involvement has had an impact on the community:

Herman Melville once wrote, "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand threads..our actions run as causes and return to us as results." This expression captures the volunteer experiences that are associated with the Great Days of Service. I'm not sure who gains the most from the day, the people receiving the service or those rendering the care?

"It's a great experience and opportunity to serve the Gwinnett Community" - Gary Kart, resident, Kart Enterprises, Inc d.b.a. Kart Landscaping Services and 2008 & 2009 Gwinnett Chamber Pinnacle Award Winner

"Gwinnett Medical Center initially became involved in the Great Days of Service in 2002 when the hospital labyrinth team enlisted volunteers from the community to help build a 50 foot, seven circuit, classical labyrinth on the hospital campus in Lawrenceville. It was the first labyrinth located in a hospital setting in metro Atlanta. Within two years the hospital was ready to construct another labyrinth on the campus of Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth.

We could not have done this without the tremendous support from our Great Days of Service volunteers. We had donations of not only time and labor, but also materials needed to construct this ancient walking path. These labyrinths are a tool for wholeness and a place for meditation and peace. They are enjoyed daily by patients, visitors, staff and community members. In fact, the Glancy labyrinth was on the International Labyrinth Society's tour in 2009, because it was so unique in being handicap accessible.

Over the past eight years Gwinnett Medical Center has had countless donations from Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteers providing beauty and unique services in Lawrenceville and Duluth, Thank You Gwinnett Coalition for developing this fantastic program in our community. " - Debbie Froehlich M. A. CCC-SLP Therapy Manager-Glancy Rehabilitation Center Gwinnett Medical Center

If you have any questions or want to sign up to participate in the largest volunteer event of the year, visit our Web site or contact Nicole Love at 770-995-3339 or Susanne Thomas at 770-962-9862

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You’re invited to the 2nd Annual Korean Festival

The Korean community has made a tremendous impact on the Metro Atlanta community with their energy and passion. Now, the Korean community wants to express their appreciation and respect toward their fellow Americans and the community in a very unique way.

The Korean community would like to invite all of their friends to the 2nd Annual Korean Festival celebrating the traditional Korean version of Thanksgiving, called "Choosuk."

When: Sat., Sept. 25 & Sun., Sept. 26 at noon
Where: Suwanee Town Center Park
What will be going on: A lot!

  • Twelve performances including dance, different kinds of martial arts, orchestra, traditional Korean music, etc.
  • Lots of games that you can participate in (all participants will receive a little souvenir)
  • Many different kinds of Korean foods
  • Moonwalk, Euro-bungy, face painting, and cotton candy
  • Korean cultural exhibit
  • Many artists including portraitists and musicians
  • Several contests on stage
  • You will never get bored at the Korean Festival!

What is the admission: FREE!
Who is invited: Anyone and any family who loves to have fun and knows how to enjoy life!

Proud Sponsors of the Korean Festival: Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Atlanta; Atlanta Radio Korea; The Weekly Magazine W's; AirTran Airway; Korean Air; H-Mart; Namdaemoon Market; Assi Market; FIC Bank; MetroCity Bank; Noa Bank; Shinhan Bank; Numerous Korean Businesses