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  • Morris Brown College Partners with JPay to Bring a Music Lab

    On Monday, September 27, Morris Brown College announced a partnership with JPay to provide a music lab for the students in the Music Department.  JPay is a privately owned technology and financial services provider that focuses on offering convenient services for inmates within the United States Prison System.  The announcement was made before a Hip Hop Contest hosted by the

  • Proposed Alpharetta townhomes would further densify area around North Point Mall

    More residential building is planned near North Point Mall, where a major redevelopment will bring offices, restaurants and more.

  • Corporate Environments Flexible Interior Design Solutions Meet Success in 2021

    Corporate Environments pivoted its business strategy and offerings to meet the needs of companies during the Covid-19 pandemic and it paid off in terms of flexible interior design solutions for clients and 10% overall growth for the business. Corporate Environments is not just a furniture dealer; the commercial interior designer focuses on space planning and designing flexible workspaces for business, from planning the interior all the way to maintenance and upkeep. Flexibility is a key in 2021 as businesses look for safe ways to go back to work in person. And this can mean a hybrid work solution or fully back in the office. “As a one-stop solution for customers in their workspace design journey, I’m proud of the great work our team is doing and the rapid growth we’ve experienced this year,” said Jay Weiland, President of Corporate Environments. Two key new projects over the past year include replacement of furniture damaged at Grady Healthcare during a catastrophic flood and providing furniture for Insight Global’s Atlanta headquarters and more than 50 field offices. The main focus of the Grady Healthcare project was to get 247 beds back online. However, this comprehensive project included outfitting the nurse manager offices and stations, as well as break rooms, conference rooms and administrative areas. Three consultation rooms were also furnished. Several other common areas were furnished including lobbies and waiting rooms to provide patients and guests with updated spaces. The Insight Global project includes conference tables, conference seating, breakout areas, reception, workstations and much more. With a focus on planning and designing spaces, executing and project managing build outs, and space maintenance and warranty services, Corporate Environments covers a wide range of solutions for business. Weiland states, “Corporate Environments focuses on the work environment for the companies we represent, so that they can focus on their work.” Corporate Environments represents a wide array of companies in market sectors that include corporations, healthcare, education, government and even intermarket work. Corporate Environments helps clients develop spaces that are efficient, inviting and safe, and is currently focused on providing businesses with functional and agile solutions in response to pandemic-related needs. The team is working with a diverse group of manufacturers to create spaces that provide healthy environments and improve the patient experience. For more information on Corporate Environments or its flexible interior design solutions, visit www.CorporateEnvironments.com. The post Corporate Environments Flexible Interior Design Solutions Meet Success in 2021 appeared first on Atlanta Real Estate Forum.

  • Fulton sites will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 28

    COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by the Fulton County Board of Health, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and other Fulton County partners will begin administration of COVID-19 booster shots on Tuesday, Sept. 28, following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to CDC guidelines, the following groups of people are eligible for a booster shot 6 months after receiving their initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings (recommended) People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions (recommended) People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions (may receive based on their individual benefits and risks) People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (may receive) Only the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been authorized as a booster dose. People who received other types of COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) for their first or second doses are not eligible to receive a booster shot at this time. To ensure compliance with these guidelines, appointments will be required for COVID-19 vaccines at Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 vaccination sites. Make a reservation at  www.fultoncountyga.gov/covidvaccine. 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta GA 30305 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Fulton County also plans to open an additional vaccination site in October, while across the state, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are already offering booster shots. Starting today, the Georgia Department of Health will also offer booster shots, and clinics and hospitals will make the shots available soon. The post Fulton sites will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 28 appeared first on Atlanta Intown.

  • Mayor Bottoms, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge meet for Affordable Housing

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Host U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Since the beginning of her term, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been steadfast in her commitment to provide affordable housing across the city. The Mayor made an ambitious pledge to put $1 billion toward affordable housing and to date, the City controls nearly $500 million in private and public funding – which is half-way to that billion-dollar goal. The City also is on track to meet its 8-year goal of providing 20,000 affordable housing units by 2026. “To achieve our goal, we must ensure that housing is developed at all price points in the city and Atlanta Housing’s Herndon Square is an example of our commitment,” said Mayor Bottoms. “It is an honor to host Secretary Fudge and members of Congress to discuss the importance of housing rehabilitation and community revitalization as we build back better, together.” “Herndon Square is a rebuild of the historic Herndon Homes slated to provide over 600 new units to seniors and families, and is the perfect example of building back better,” said Eugene E. Jones, CEO of Atlanta Housing. This visit will amplify the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda and highlight the city of Atlanta’s efforts to provide access to affordable housing. The post Mayor Bottoms, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge meet for Affordable Housing appeared first on Atlanta Daily World.