Category: Business

On Common Ground NewsDecember 16, 2020

CONYERS–Georgia Power recently secured a contract with the International Horse Park in Conyers to update 486 outdoor lights to energy efficient LED fixtures at the center. In addition to the lights that are expected to be upgraded in 2021, Georgia Power also worked with the horse park staff to present recommendations from an energy audit […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 16, 2020

        County officials seek to bring new life to stalled shopping district through strategic investment and planning   The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the Urban Redevelopment Agency of Gwinnett County’s (URA) purchase of 39 acres of the Gwinnett Place Mall site. The property is being purchased for $23 million from […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 9, 2020

  DeKalb launches dislocated workers’ Career Pathway Initiative DECATUR—Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced the allocation of $1 million for the Dislocated Workers’ Career Pathway Initiative for approximately 650 DeKalb residents who are participants in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. These individuals became unemployed due to the pandemic and are preparing […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 8, 2020

Washington, DC—Walker’s Legacy is inviting women of color who own small businesses to respond to a survey for a chance to receive one of its COVID-19 Relief Micro Grants.  Walker’s Legacy is the largest digital platform for multi-cultural women in business. Walker’s Legacy, the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business, is making the […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 8, 2020

  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rockdale County Board of Assessors has launched an online homestead exemption  application, which will eliminate the need for residents to file for an exemption in person. Homeowners can file for an exemption by visiting and going to  the “County Departments”  tab. Hover over “Board of Assessors” […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 7, 2020

$200,000 of District 7 CARES ACT funding allocated for program  DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson has allocated $200,000 in District 7 Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Operation HOPE to assist DeKalb County small business owners and entrepreneurs who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, lost their business, or have […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 7, 2020

DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is introducing a new initiative to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and aspiring entrepreneurs ready to launch a new business. “I am excited to introduce my new initiative with Operation HOPE, Inc., The DeKalb County Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Training Program, an 8-week course free to DeKalb County residents […]

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