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Biz bits: Owner of Avondale Veterinary Hospital retiring, Taste of the Town set for Aug. 23

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Biz bits: Owner of Avondale Veterinary Hospital retiring, Taste of the Town set for Aug. 23

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Here’s a quick look at business news in our community:

David Williams. Photo obtained via http://avondalevet.net/

– After 33 years, David Williams is retiring from Avondale Veterinary Hospital and selling the business. 

He has been the owner and head veterinarian at the business since 1990.

An employee at the office said she could not provide details about the new owners because the sale had not been finalized. She did say there will be a party in Williams’ honor at My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m.

“The community is invited to say goodbye,” the employee said.

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– The 10th Annual Taste of the Town Decatur is happening Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m

The event will be held at the Historic Dekalb Courthouse and Bandstand.

The address is 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030.

The organizer for the event is Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta and proceeds will benefit Silence the Shame, an organization that wants to “peel back the layers of shame and stigma as it relates to mental health.”

For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for the VIP experience. To purchase them, click here.

– Christian Brothers Automotive is expanding its presence in metro Atlanta and around the country, with plans to open 20 more locations.

The company is looking for franchisees.

“At the foundation of our services is the understanding that consumers often feel taken advantage of by aftermarket automotive professionals, and through this growth strategy Atlanta we are focused on building a trusting relationship with as many customers as possible,” Josh Wall, chief development officer of Christian Brothers Automotive, said in a press release. “In addition to the relationship we build with our customers, we pride ourselves on the collaborative, cooperative connection we establish with our franchisees. We’re accepting inquiries from entrepreneurs who are leaders in the Atlanta community and have the business acumen and qualifications to be part of our franchise system.”

Anyone interested in the opportunity can click here.

– A teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. High School is looking for students in DeKalb County want to join a youth lacrosse program this September.

“I have gotten a total of 10 students full scholarships money with less than two years of experience,” Corey Carter  said. “Imagine as a community what we can accomplish if they starting playing at a early age.”

Here’s a flyer with additional information about the program:

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