Thursday, May 16, 2013
You can get some free Patch goodies and speak to several Patch staff members at Booth 720 of the Cobb Business-to-Business Expo. The event at the Cobb Galleria Centre will run from 3 to 7 p.m.
There will be more than 150 local businesses with booths at today’s Cobb Business-to-Business Expo, and Patch will be one of them. Patch serves 46 communities in Georgia, with eight sites in Cobb County alone. Several Patch editors and sales staff who serve Cobb as well other metro Atlanta communities will be on hand at booth 720 throughout the event at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The expo runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and attendance is free. Come meet us at our booth to learn more about Patch, sign up for any of our daily or breaking news email alerts, and to get some free Patch goodies. We can’t wait to see you there!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Infosys already employs 350 people in the East Cobb area.
An Indian firm that specializes in information technology consulting is expanding its work force in Cobb County. At today's First Monday breakfast of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Infosys BPO Ltd. formally announced it would be adding 200 jobs to its current operations located in East Cobb. Infosys, based in Bangalore, India, employs between 60-100 people at the Wildwood corporate complex. According to The Marietta Daily Journal, Infosys also employs 250 more people on Powers Ferry Road after purchasing McCamish Systems in 2009. The new jobs will "support the Infosys Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary" and will be added in the Cumberland Mall area, according to a report on GPB.com. WSB-TV quoted Infosys vice president Sandeep Dadlani …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday's event is free to the public, but you'll need to register to take part.
Thursday, February 7
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is offering a free two-hour workshop Friday morning on the fundamentals of writing a business plan. The workshop takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cobb Chamber offices, located at 240 Interstate North Parkway. The "mini business plan" training will cover all the elements of writing a condensed 3- to 8-page business plan. For more information and to register, click here.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The commission chairman will speak at a Cobb Chamber breakfast next Monday.
Tuesday, January 8
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will deliver the 2013 "State of the County" address before the Cobb Chamber of Commerce next week. The organization's First Monday breakfast starts Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway. The online registration and refund deadline is this Wednesday, Jan. 9, at noon. Tickets are $25 a person for Cobb Chamber members online and $40 at the door; general admission tickets are $60 a person. Lee, a Republican from East Cobb, won a full-term as chairman last August after filling the final two years of former chairman Sam Olens' term. Lee was sworn in for his new term last month, as was District 2 commissioner Bob Ott, a Republican who serves East Cobb and the Smyrna-Vinings area. …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The state senator, whom Cobb Schools Foundation Executive Director Sheri Brante called a true servant leader, served for 12 years on the Cobb County Board of Education. Tippens was one of three Cobb residents recognized Wednesday.
A state senator from Marietta was one of three Cobb County residents honored Wednesday by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Northwest Cobb Area Council as Citizens of the Year. The group recognized State Sen. Lindsey Tippens, R-Marietta, as West Cobb's Citizen of the Year. Tippens, who Cobb Schools Foundation Executive Director Sheri Brante called a true servant leader, served for 12 years on the Cobb County Board of Education. And for eight of those years, he donated his Board of Education salary, which funded 110 teacher grants and more than 80 college scholarships. "He's not big on touting himself," Brante said. "As executive director of the Cobb Schools Foundation, I can only say, 'Thank you.' His commitment to Cobb County Schools really …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Alorica needs temporary customer service representatives to handle incoming calls.
Dust off your resume. A company with operations in Cobb County announced this week that it plans to hire 600 temps by end of the November. Alorica, which specializes in customer management outsourcing solutions, said it needs full-time and part-time customer service representatives to handle incoming calls "for a reoccurring seasonal project." The company will hold hiring job fairs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its call center at 2120 Barrett Park Drive in Kennesaw. Candidates may fill out an online application at www.aloricajobs.com. Use job order No. 1200001941. Bilingual candidates should use No. 1200001940. Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED, general computer …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
"Online advertising allows small businesses to market themselves with large, national companies," she said. "Before online advertising, that wasn't possible."
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Excited about Patch? Want to know how to use it to benefit your business or organization? The woman to call is Allison Bentley. She has worked for more than a year as the advertising manager for West Cobb Patch and several nearby Patch sites: Marietta Patch, East Cobb Patch, Kennesaw Patch, South Cobb Patch and Dallas-Hiram Patch. A Kennesaw resident and Cobb County native, Bentley has a passion for her local areas. She loves staying on the pulse of what’s going on in her community and using Patch to help local businesses promote themselves to their local audiences. Bentley graduated from McEachern High and kept it in Cobb for college, earning her degree in communication with a minor in sociology from Kennesaw State University. She spent …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
If the transportation tax doesn't pass, "it would be the worst thing ever happened to Atlanta," David Connell said.
David Connell, CEO and president of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, strongly endorsed the proposed regional transportation penny sales tax on Thursday at the Acworth Business Association's monthly luncheon at NorthStar Church. Connell spoke to an audience of about 100 people, which included local business leaders, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and state Rep. Ed Setzler, who opposes the tax. He discussed Cobb's business strategies that are aimed at creating more jobs and boosting the county's competitiveness. "These are not strategies to use public funding for chamber marketing," he said. "The purpose is to benefit the prosperity of Cobb County and not the Cobb Chamber.” When asked about his take on the TSPLOST, Connell urged local business …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Any professional in their 20s and 30s can be nominated, but only chamber members can win.
Monday, June 25, 2012
By the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Cobb Young Professionals, the Cobb Chamber’s networking group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, is seeking nominations for the 2012 Next Generation Award. Cobb Young Professionals is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of young professionals in the workplace. Monthly meetings are held to network with other young professionals, and feature various guest speakers bi-monthly on topics that can influence their job performance and careers. “The Cobb Young Professionals organization is made up of leaders among their peers, who take the time to refine their skills and serve in the community as a group,” said Cobb Young Professionals Chairman Jason Sleeman. “We are excited about this opportunity…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Association members from around the county converged for an after-hours event at California Dreaming Restaurant and Bar in Kennesaw Tuesday night.
The Northeast Cobb Business Association was joined by members of the Marietta, Smyrna and South Cobb business associations for an after-hours event in Kennesaw Tuesday night at California Dreaming Restaurant and Bar in Kennesaw. The event was sponsored by the restaurant, and Acworth's Ollie Patterson provided music. About 100 people from all over the county, representing most of the business associations and the Cobb Chamber, were in attendance. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to West Cobb Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.