Friday, October 7, 2011

Insurance Coverage and Your Bottom Line

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Atlanta

Insurance is the one thing a business needs to have that it hopes never to have to use. Many businesses go years without having to call on their insurers to perform and a lucky few may never have a claim. However, when a claim or lawsuit arises, you need your insurer to perform and to handle the claim promptly and professionally. Although many insurers act professionally, many also deny coverage for claims when the only thing standing between a business and financial ruin is the insurance policy. Often, the reasons for denying claims are questionable, if not clearly wrong. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your insurance company will be there if you need it.

  • Make sure your insurance agent or broker understands your business. Insurance should be the foundation of a company’s risk management program. An agent or broker can provide the right insurance only if he or she takes the time to understand your business. If an agent or broker is interested only in taking orders, you need to take your business elsewhere. As your company grows and becomes more complex, make sure that your agent has the sophistication to provide tailored and comprehensive coverage.

  • Keep copies of all insurance policies in an accessible location. When someone calls me about a potential insurance coverage issue, it is surprising how difficult it often is to get copies of the policies. Policies should be kept in a central and accessible location. It is also a good idea to scan policies and to keep copies on a server off-site, perhaps on a cloud-based server that can be accessed anywhere. Note: insurance certificates are not policies, and declaration pages (a page or two that outline policy limits) are only a small part of the policy. Insurance policies are typically many pages long. Make sure your agent or insurer delivers complete copies of the policies.

  • If you have a claim, or events happen that may give rise to a claim, notify your insurance carriers immediately. Insurance carriers often deny claims that would otherwise be covered because the insured did not give timely notice of the claim. The safest course is to put the carrier on notice of the claim in writing and to receive acknowledgement from the carrier that it is on notice. Check the policy for any particular requirements for giving notice. Notice to your agent may not be enough.

  • Understand the insurer’s basic obligations. Most insurance policies impose two basic obligations on an insurer: To defend (to hire and pay for a lawyer to defend lawsuits and claims) and to indemnify (to pay for settlements or judgments). As a general proposition, an insurer’s duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify. This is important because often an insurer will agree to provide a lawyer to defend a case – thus saving the insured thousands of dollars -- even if it is not sure that the claim is covered or completely covered.

  • Beware of potential limitations in commercial general liability policies. Commercial general liability (CGL) policies are often the backbone of business insurance. However, many insurers have loaded up their policies with so many exclusions (either in the policy or on endorsements to the policy) that a broad range of potential claims may be excluded. Your agent should review the exclusions with you. All policies are not the same and it is often possible to get endorsements that limit exclusions. It may also be possible to obtain other types of coverage to plug gaps in the CGL coverage.

  • Make sure your agent is familiar with new specialized types of coverage. There are many types of specialized insurance policies that cover risks that may be excluded by CGL policies. Examples include “media tech” policies that provide coverage for trade secret violations and certain types of breach of contract, cyber liability policies (which can, for example, cover losses due to hacking and the release of personal information), and environmental impairment liability or pollution policies.

  • Do not simply accept an insurance company’s determination that a claim is not covered. If your insurance company denies a claim, or if it issues a “reservation of rights” letter (a letter stating that it will cover a claim for now, but may deny later), do not simply accept the insurance company’s determination. Insurance companies often incorrectly deny claims. In such circumstances, an agent may be of some help, but you really need to see a policyholder’s insurance coverage attorney. A coverage attorney can tell you whether or not you should fight the insurance company’s decision. A coverage attorney may be able to convince the insurer to reverse its decision without the necessity of litigation. If litigation is necessary, coverage attorneys are not afraid to take on insurers.

  • Your policies may cover more than you think. We sometimes refer to insurance policies as buried treasure because many businesses forfeit coverage by not calling on their insurers to act when they should. As noted above, insurers will often agree to defend a case if part of the case is not covered or if there are coverage questions. This alone can save a business many thousands of dollars. Insurers can also often be convinced to pay claims if there is a legitimate (although perhaps not certain) basis for coverage. If it is necessary to litigate with an insurer, courts may not accept an insurer’s arguments. Earlier this year, for example, the Supreme Court of Georgia rejected an insurer’s arguments seeking to avoid coverage for construction defect claims. Georgia law is clear that ambiguities regarding coverage are to be resolved in favor of the policyholder. Trader Makes Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company List

(Norcross, GA – Sept 21, 2011) Trader has been listed as one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US by Inc Magazine.

The Inc. 5000 List of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the nation was released in August of 2011. Trader was ranked at number 4,258 according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. The company, whose offices had been based in the same southwest Atlanta warehouse since 1973 and has since expanded to a 60,000 square foot showroom in Norcross, was one of only 75 Atlanta companies on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.

The family-owned company, ACityDiscount began selling used restaurant equipment in 1973. A successful experiment selling new kitchen appliances on eBay in 1999, led to CEO, John Stack, opening Peach Trader Inc. later that year. This enabled Stack to focus the company’s expansion into supplying new food service equipment and developing its online presence. While the company continues to be an eBay Titanium PowerSeller, today, approximately 80% of the company’s revenue is achieved through selling new commercial kitchen equipment, refrigeration, bar equipment, ice machines, concession equipment and restaurant furniture through its online store and the major shopping comparison websites.

To qualify for the Inc. 5000 List, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2007, and able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent as of 12/31/10. Revenue in 2007 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2010 must have been at least $2 million. The number of employees listed is 39 as of 12/31/10.

Snapshot of Trader

Rank on Inc 5,000 list: # 4,258
3-Year Growth: 24%
2010 Revenue: $15.5 Million
2007 Revenue: $12.5 Million
Employees: 39
Employee Growth: 15
Founded: 1973
Industry: Food & Beverage
Industry Ranking: # 122

To qualify for the Inc. 5000 List, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2007, and able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent as of 12/31/10. Revenue in 2007 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2010 must have been at least $2 million. The number of employees listed is as of 12/31/10.

See Trader Inc 5000 Profile here:

Contact: Catalina Franco (404) 752-6715 ‎

Wealth Horizon to Host 6th Annual “Celebrating Wonderful Women” on Oct. 20!

Chairman’s Club member, Wealth Horizon, is hosting their 6th Annual “Celebrating Wonderful Women” event at St. Ives Country Club, Duluth on Thursday, October 20th from 6-9 pm. ALL female Chairman’s Club members are cordially invited to join us.

This event which was the brainchild of J. Jerri Hewett, CFP®, President and founder of Wealth Horizon, has been tremendously successful. Jerri started the no cost event as a way to honor ordinary women that do extraordinary things. Inspirational speakers in the past have included a holocaust survivor, leaders of various nonprofits and an executive of a Fortune 500 that left corporate America and opened a retail business selling products made by women in third world countries.

This year’s speaker will be Stephani Victor, a five time Paralympian Medalist. Please come share Stephani’s incredible, inspirational story of rebirth after surviving a terrible accident, amputation of both legs and how she is now a 5x Paralympic Medalist winning five medals to date. Live entertainment will be provided by Lori and Frank O’Brien of Atlanta Special Events, also Chairman’s Club members. This is a really fun night to network and meet other wonderful women in our community as well.

Cocktails and Dinner are our pleasure to provide for you.

RSVP to Paula Van Sickle at 770-840-8440 or
by October 12th

~Our Guest Speaker ~
Stephani Victor ~ Her Personal Story of Winning!
5x Paralympian Medalist ~ Skiing

Corus360 Celebrates Expanded LEED Gold Compute, Data and Recovery Center with Open House

Technology firm marks growth with interactive networking event

ATLANTA (October 4, 2011) – Corus360, an Atlanta-based technology solutions firm, is celebrating its expanded LEED Gold Compute, Data and Recovery Center with an Open House event from 3–7 p.m. on October 27. The event, titled “The Flight to Data Center Efficiency,” will take place at Corus 360’s headquarters, 130 Technology Parkway in Norcross, and includes a Technology Infrastructure Leadership panel, educational sessions, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes.

Attendees will be able to participate in a number of educational sessions presented by event sponsors Synnex, Dell, Hitachi, IBM, HP, EMC and Radware. Sessions topics include: Virtual Platforms, Storage Solutions, Data Center Efficiencies, Hactivism, Attack Mitigation and more. Tours of the newly expanded LEED Gold Recovery Center will be available to attendees, along with the opportunity to visit an IT vendor showcase featuring the latest in data center and technology solutions. The program will culminate with an interactive panel discussion featuring technology infrastructure leaders from a number of local and national businesses.

“Corus360’s focus on current IT needs and trends serve as the catalyst for this open house,” said Corus 360 Chairman Mark Metz. “We are pleased to provide this interactive forum and invite members of the IT community to join us for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and networking.”

To register, please visit

View the open house web commercial at:

About Corus360
Corus360 is a technology consulting and solutions company with more than 10 years of success delivering infrastructure solutions, recovery and consulting services that help organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies and maximize productivity. Corus360 helps organizations solve business problems, reduce costs and enhance efficiency by devising, recommending and deploying business-aligned technology solutions. We specialize in best of breed infrastructure solutions, IT management consulting, application development, Data Center technologies, disaster recovery, managed services and enterprise applications. For more information, visit


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Only Eight Days Left for Great American Clean Up Project!

Attention Gwinnett!

We have EIGHT days left to fulfill our goal of 100 organizations to complete a Great American Clean Up Project. We have 64 FANTASTIC organizations that have already stepped up to the plate.

So, if you see one of these organizations please be sure to thank them.

And, if you haven't already completed a project, then please do so! Remember, you can make it simple. You can clean up a parking lot. You can plant a tree. You can recycle at your child's sporting event this Saturday. EVERYONE can choose to reuse your paper at the office. Print on the back side of the paper and then recycle it once you're finished! Ask the organizations next door to you to start recycling! Be creative or go to the website for ideas.

We have 63 participants. We need 36 more by NEXT SUNDAY. We can't do this WITHOUT YOU!!

Help make Gwinnett County the Greenest and Cleanest Community in America!

Make it a great day!
Cathy Nichols and Pam Ledbetter

Great American Cleanup – 2011 Participants

1. Jackson EMC

2. Cardiovascular Group

3. Russell Landscape Group

4. Brand Mortgage

5. Garrard Construction

6. Georgia Gwinnett College

7. The McGarity Group

8. Mobile Communications of Gwinnett

9. Gwinnett Village CID

10. Gwinnett Chamber

11. The City of Norcross

12. The City of Suwanee

13. The City of Lawrenceville

14. The City of Lilburn

15. Gwinnett Health Department

16. Accent South Media

17. Andersen, Tate and Carr

18. Canvas Systems

19. Cisco

20. The Kindergarten Classes of Wesleyan School

21. The Varsity Boys and Girls Track & Field Team of Wesleyan School

22. Pinckneyville Middle School Recycling Club

23. CAB, Inc.

24. Cornerstone Christian Academy

25. Gwinnett Place CID

26. Precision Planning

27. Gwinnett Medical

28. The Brand Banking Company

29. Advanced Disposal Systems

30. Waste Management

31. Brookwood Park Homeowner's Association

32. Gwinnett Station Apartment Homes

33. Arlington Capital

34. Moore, Stephens, Tiller

35. Madison Ventures

36. Wheeler Brand

37. Lowes

38. Aveda

39. Greening Forward

40. Mill Creek Key Club

41. Gwinnett County Public Schools- Facilities and Operations

42. Trilogy Park HOA

43. North Hampton HOA

44. Nestle

45. Solo

46. Community Foundation of NE Georgia

47. AGCO

48. Sugarloaf Korean Baptist Youth

49. BSA Troop 21

50. World Outreach Church fro All Nations

51. Idlewylde Apartment Homes

52. In Memory of Sabrina Stanek

53. Compass Research

54. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – GA campus

55. Quantum Bank

56. Mobile Communications of DeKalb

57. Georgia Power

58. City of Lawrenceville

59. Collins Hill Eagles Lacrosse U-13 Boys Team

60. Collins Hill Eagles Lacrosse U-15 Boys Team

61. Vanguard Cleaning Systems

62. American Cancer Society

63. Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's Office

64. Collins Hill Lacrosse League

65. Mobile Communications of Gwinnett Management Team

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Family Promise of Gwinnett Hosts Second Annual Bed Race

Lawrenceville – On April 16th Family Promise of Gwinnett County will host their 2nd annual Bed Race. The event will be held at the Historic Lawrenceville Courthouse square with food, inflatables and face painting. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be a fun event for the entire family.

David Chandley of WSB-TV2 will be the Grand Marshall for the parade and announcer for the race, where five person teams will push their racing beds around the square.

The day's events will conclude with the Fanatic Fan Fundraiser gala at the Gwinnett Place Marriott. Come join us and wear your favorite team colors. The MC of the event will be former director of sports from WSB-TV2, Chuck Dowdle. There will also be other sports figures from the Atlanta area. Music will be provided by Sounds of Motown.

For ticket information you can call 678-376-8950 or go to to learn more.

Family Promise of Gwinnett County, one of 161 affiliates in the United States, assists homeless children and their families find affordable housing and employment.

Nancy Yancey Wins Humanitarian Award

DULUTH, GA - On Tuesday, March 2nd before a room full of executives and advocates passionate about ending homelessness in our state, Rainbow Village's CEO Nancy Yancey was honored by the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness with the coveted 2011 Essential Piece Award. Through this award, GAEH recognizes annually one individual that truly models service, collaboration and leadership in the mission to end homelessness. Recipients exemplify innovation and exceptional service and offer unique programs that are making a real impact on the state of homelessness in Georgia.

Yancey was shocked to learn that she had even been nominated. As CEO Nancy is the face of Rainbow Village throughout the community but she is far more comfortable singing the praises of her staff, board, volunteers, community partners and residents than she is touting her own accomplishments or taking credit for the great work that they do. Nancy was so touched to discover that it was her own staff that came together to nominate her for this prestigious award. Though the organization as a whole has been recognized often through the years, they felt it was time for Nancy to get the personal recognition she deserved for her outstanding leadership and vision.

"Nancy is long overdue to receive recognition for what she has given to the families of Rainbow Village," said Lynette Ward, Rainbow Village's Director of Adult Programs. "She is not just the CEO; she is the heart of Rainbow Village. For 18 years she has been an anchor, an encourager, a believer in people, a voice of reason and inspiration. She's touched so many lives. I hope that by receiving this award she sees how much we value and appreciate her and her commitment to our mission."

Ward was once a resident of Rainbow Village. As a graduate of the program, she understands first-hand the impact this community–based transitional housing program has on the lives of homeless families that pass through.

"Thanks to Nancy's vision and guidance Rainbow Village has evolved into a comprehensive recovery program that enables homeless families to successfully return to a life of self-sufficiency. I know. I'm living it!" said Ward. "We are successfully breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence one family at a time. Nancy is so committed not only to the mission, but also to each and every person that comes through our doors. She has a huge heart that was made for this very purpose."

As Rainbow Village celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Nancy is passionately leading the charge to expand the vision for Rainbow Village and the impact it has on our community in the years to come. Exciting new plans, soon to be unveiled, to build a new all-inclusive campus that will allow Rainbow Village to triple the number of homeless families they can serve. Nancy shares, "I am truly grateful to receive this award. It would be my hope that this recognition will help us draw more attention to the needs of homeless families in our community, build the community's confidence in the work that we do, and inspire people to become more involved."

ProCare Rx PBM Hires Dan Lonergan as Chief Executive Officer

Dan Lonergan has joined ProCare Rx as its Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Mr. Lonergan will be responsible for driving performance in all ProCare Rx operations, sales & marketing and administrative activities as assisted by each of the respective executive managers of the business units and leading ProCare Rx's continued growth through potential business acquisitions. Roger Burgess will continue as Chairman of the ProCare Rx companies but has transitioned his executive management oversight to Dan. Dan brings over 20 years of experience in a range of general management, finance, operations and business development positions across a variety of industries including healthcare, technology and business, financial and marketing services. Most recently, Dan was a Partner for two Atlanta based private equity firms, L6 Holdings Corporation and Roark Capital Group, where he assumed active roles in management and oversight of the investment portfolio. Prior to that, Dan worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in New York. Dan, his wife Jean, and their four children are locally based in Duluth, GA. However, Dan will be spending time with executive management in Duluth as well as ProCare's Specialty/Mail Order Pharmacy located in Florida and its HospiceCare business based in Ohio in order to drive overall growth of each of ProCare Rx's business lines both organically and through acquisitions.

Looking for a Career Change?

100 Open Jobs, Apply Now! Express Employment Professionals is looking for qualified individuals to fill 50 new job openings in the Alpharetta area. This innovative, fast-paced company encourages a fun work experience and is known to promote from within. Full-time and part-time as well asbilingual positions are available along with full benefits. Express offers vacation pay, medical, dental, and vision insurance! These positions will not last long, because ofcompetitive pay and bonuses. Employees will assist inbound callers inquiring about the company's services and products. Job duties will also include processing orders with an element of salesmanship in a timely manner. Requirements • Basic computer skills • High school diploma or GED • Customer service or retail background • Available to work flexible hours (shift differential available) • Subject to meet credit requirements • Stable work history • Reliable transportation Send résumé to or fax to (678) 461-7601.

Monday, April 11, 2011

GA-PCOM to Offer Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership

SUWANEE, GA. – A Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) is the newest program scheduled to be offered at GA-PCOM on Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee beginning with the College's fall term in August. While GA-PCOM offers only graduate and professional level programs, most of which focus on healthcare (osteopathic medicine and pharmacy), the ODL program brings with it a different perspective. "This program will be attractive to individuals in a variety of businesses and organizations where promotion and advancement are dependent upon forward thinking and leadership ability," according to Bill Clinton, MS, program director and Dr. Jeff Branch, coordinator for the Georgia campus program. "The approach of this accredited program is unique because it focuses on each enrolled student – their business, industry or organization, their backgrounds, their goals, where they are and where they want to be," he says. Classes are intentionally small – 12-15 entering students each term. Small classes allow the students to interact…to share workplace experiences...and learn from each other. Dr. Branch says he expects students will come from a variety of backgrounds…perhaps banking, healthcare, not-for-profit organizations and pharmaceuticals to name a few. "The more varied the class, the greater the opportunity for learning," he adds.

Graduates of the Philadelphia Campus program – on which the model is based - give ODL high marks for changing the lives of many former students. "Not only does the program help students in their workplace and prepare them for upward mobility, many of the skills learned and applied on the job, can also be applicable in their personal lives." The ODL program provides a solid foundation in leadership theory, team and organizational dynamics, coaching and consulting, personal and professional development, project management, systems literacy and diagnosis and strategic thinking. Two open house events are planned at the campus at 625 Old Peachtree Road NW in Suwanee on Friday, April 15th and Thursday, May 5th . Both events are open to interested students and begin at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be offered beginning at 5:30. A bachelor's degree in required for admission into the program. RSVPs to are requested. Additional information about the ODL program is available at

Monday, March 14, 2011

Georgia Force Selects East2West Media Group as Official Video Production Company

East2West Media Group, Inc. Founder & CEO, Rob Mottola announced today that his firm was chosen as the official video production company of the Georgia Force. East2West will provide video production services & crew for the in arena game presentation and streaming broadcast for all Force home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center and production/post production services for Force television commercials. For the games, the East2West crew will consist of camera operators, replay technicians, audio engineers and graphics operators. Mottola will call the shots himself from the director's chair.

"We couldn't be happier about this new relationship with Force President Ron Evans, new GM Chris Hendley and the entire Force staff," said Mottola. "I had the opportunity to work on the games the last time they played arena football here in Gwinnett and it was an outstanding fan experience. I know Ron and Chris will deliver a superior product that will add even more excitement to the arena lineup, and add to the overall quality of life here in Gwinnett."

"Rob and his team have proven themselves year in and year out to be a creative, and highly qualified production source here in Gwinnett and beyond," said Force President Ron Evans. "He came highly recommended from the staff at the Gwinnett Arena and we feel confident that he will be an asset to our team."

Mottola directed and crewed the Georgia Force games back in 2008 and has been the director for Gwinnett Gladiator games for eight years, starting with the Gladiators inaugural season.

The Georgia Force will play nine home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The opener was Sunday March 13 at 4:05PM. Tickets are available at the Force website:

East2West Media Group, Inc. is a television, video, and web content production company located in Lawrenceville, GA. For more information please contact Rob Mottola at

Gwinnett County Residents Called to Contribute To American Cancer Society’s Historic Cancer Research

Community Involvement Can Answer Critical Questions about Cancer Causes, Prevention

DULUTH, GA (February 28, 2011) – Residents of Gwinnett County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Residents of Gwinnett County can enroll in CPS 3 at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Building, John D. Stephens Education Center, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth 30097, on Thursday, March 24 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

"My mom is a two-time cancer survivor, and I'm doing all I can to make sure my children don't have to say that…. I really believe this (CPS-3) is part of the answer," a study participant said.

CPS3 is one of several American Cancer Society activities taking place across metro Atlanta this spring, including Relay For Life of Gwinnett County on Friday, May 6, at he Gwinnett Fairgrounds. Relay For Life is the Society's signature event, taking place in more than 5,000 communities nationwide and around the world. The Gwinnett Relay is the largest Relay in the world, attracting more than 10,000 people, including 2,000 cancer survivors, and raising $2.5 million. Information on Relay in Gwinnett is

To enroll in CPS3, individuals will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavorial, and other factors related to your health; have your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. Upon completion of this process, the Society will send periodic follow-up surveys to update your information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately an hour to complete. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals.

"Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the question, 'What caused my cancer?' In many cases, we don't know the answer," said Alpa V. Patel, Ph.D., principal investigator of CPS-3. "CPS-3 will help us better understand what factors cause cancer, and once we know that, we can be better equipped to prevent cancer." Dr. Patel added, "Our previous cancer prevention studies have been instrumental in helping us identify some of the major factors that can affect cancer risk. CPS-3 holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging cancer risks, and we can only do this if members of the community are willing to become involved."

Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I, and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin a new study.

The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. "Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey – and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future - is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. We're looking for more like-minded individuals in Gwinnett to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations," said Dr. Patel.

For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. To register for CPS-3 visit

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Looking for a Career Change?

50 Open Jobs, Apply Now!

Express Employment Professionals is looking for qualified individuals to fill 50 new job openings in the Alpharetta area. This innovative, fast-paced company encourages a fun work experience and is known to promote from within. Full-time and part-time as well asbilingual positions are available along with full benefits. Express offers vacation pay, medical, dental, and vision insurance! These positions will not last long, because ofcompetitive pay and bonuses.

Employees will assist inbound callers inquiring about the company's services and products. Job duties will also include processing orders with an element of salesmanship in a timely manner.

• Basic computer skills
• High school diploma or GED
• Customer service or retail background
• Available to work flexible hours (shift differential available)
• Subject to meet credit requirements
• Stable work history
• Reliable transportation

Send résumé to or fax to (678) 461-7601.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winfield Realty Group Named Best of Gwinnett

Gwinnett Magazine just announced Winfield Realty Group, Inc. as Best Realtor for Best of Gwinnett again for 2010, for the third straight year and forth selection overall.

"Once again, we are honored and very pleased to be selected for Best of Gwinnett 2010. Being selected and recognized as Best of Gwinnett for the third consecutive year and the fourth overall selection, is testament to the concierge level of service we provide to our clients and an affirmation of our firm's excellent service. Our firm has been named Best of Gwinnett in 2005, 2008, 2009 & 2010. Thank you to our clients who have once again voted us the Best of Gwinnett." says Randal Winfield, President and owner of Winfield Realty Group.

Winfield Realty Group, based in Historic Downtown Lawrenceville provides Real Estate Brokerage Services specializing in Fine Homes, Executive Homes and Estates, Active Adult "Retirement Living" homes, Land, Commercial sales and leasing including office, retail and restaurant space. Winfield Realty Group serves Gwinnett, North Fulton, Forsyth and surrounding counties in the Metro Atlanta Area.

For more information on Winfield Realty Group visit and look for us in the Best of Gwinnett issue of Gwinnett Magazine released January 2011.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Georgia Force offers Gwinnett Chamber members special pricing! Get in on the action today!

Take Advantage of the Georgia Force's Special Rate Exclusively for Gwinnett Chamber Members!

Help the Force Kick Off their 2011 season in Gwinnett!



  • Great seats, Great Arena. Best available seats at a discounted rate!
  • Great way to reward employees or customers!
  • Great family fun and entertainment
  • Great football action during the spring and summer months!
  • Do you want an affordable avenue to advertise your company? Ask us about the G-Force package

Dates: (9) Home games beginning March 13th!

Force Contact: Andy Haskell: (770) 609-1303

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