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Lou Walker Senior Center kicks off National Senior Center Month In honor of National Senior Center Month, DeKalb County’s Lou Walker Senior Center is hosting a month of special activities for DeKalb s


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Entrepreneurial Academy 2014


The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to note and appreciates your expression of interest in enrollment in the next class of the Entrepreneurial Academy. The program has graduated hundreds, and is highly acclaimed and widely praised. The instructors are successful business people who are “street smart,” and they have “been there and done that.”

The fall session of the Academy will begin on Monday evening September 15 and meet each consecutive Monday evening from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. for six weeks, the last of which will be on October 27, a graduation program.

The cost of the program is $175.00. The demand for enrollment is high, and the number of applicants will exceed the number of seats. To assure that only serious individuals should apply, a $50.00 non-refundable deposit  must accompany the application for admission to the class. Acceptance will be on a “first come, first served” basis.

We look forward to seeing you in the fall 2014 session of the Entrepreneurial Academy.

This Entrepreneurial program is a course designed with the small business entrepreneur in mind.

Whether you have an existing business or dreams of starting one in the future, The “Entrepreneurial

ACADEMY” has something for you....


DeKalb Workforce Development Offers Work Readiness Workshops

DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announces the August 2014 schedule for DeKalb Workforce Development’s (DWD) Work Readiness Workshops. The workshops are held at the DWD building located at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, Decatur, and are offered free of charge.


The Work Readiness Workshops are designed to empower job seekers with essential work readiness skills needed to secure employment. Workshop training topics include “Resume Writing,” “Interviewing Techniques,” “Personal Branding & Marketing”, “Networking” and “Basic Computer & Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite.” Since the program’s inception, more than 2,000 customers have attended DWD’s Work Readiness Workshops.


Below are scheduled times and days for the work readiness workshops for August:

Resume Writing
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Personal Branding
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.; Second Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – noon only
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Interviewing Techniques
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Basic Computer
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m.


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