Category: Business


  Front, L-R: Amy McCoy, Teresa Hardy(center) and Dar’shun Kendrick; Back L-R: Stacey Thibodeaux and Edwina Clanton   ATLANTA— “It’s time for us to start investing in our communities again—even during a pandemic,” says Attorney Dar’shun Kendrick.   “There are those that don’t have high prospects for black wealth in the coming years but the Dollar […]


STONECREST–The Stonecrest Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has agreed to move forward in selling the city-owned Sears buildings to Stonecrest Resorts, LLC, a development affiliate of Urban Retail. The URA received bids from Stonecrest Resorts, LLC and one other entity, but ultimately selected the $2.4 million bid offered by Stonecrest Resorts, LLC (Urban Retail), which recently […]


By Terri Denison SBA Georgia District Office Director    The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Georgia Restaurant Association, the industry has suffered more than $250 billion in losses and the closing of more than 110,000 restaurants – 4,000 of which are in […]


      WASHINGTON – Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, […]


  DeKalb County Development Authority Dorian DeBarr     DECATUR, GA – The DeKalb County Development Authority unanimously approved Dorian DeBarr as the new president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority. DeBarr joined the organization in 2016 and has served since 2019 as the interim president following the departure of Ray Gilley. “Mr. DeBarr has […]


President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law today (March 30, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, and providing an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending.  Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, said: “Today, President […]


ATLANTA—Gov. Brian P. Kemp today announced that Feit Electric, a California-based leading smart home and energy-efficient lighting brand, will invest more than $25 million in opening a distribution center in Henry County. This will mark the company’s first distribution center on the East Coast of the U.S. and create 120 jobs in McDonough. “I’m grateful […]


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning local residents affected by the recent storms to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business. “It is not uncommon for out-of-town storm chasers to solicit business after storms like the ones we had last week,” said Brian Catania, CEO of the Better Business Bureau. “Storm chasers […]

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