Posts filed under "Business"

State Attorney General approves making DeKalb Medical part of Emory Healthcare

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 10, 2018

DeKalb Medical will soon become a part of the Emory Healthcare system. The state Attorney General signed off on the deal and the partnership between the two will begin on Sept. 1, Emory and DeKalb Medical announced. “We are excited about today’s announcement from the Georgia Attorney General, which is a significant milestone for our […]

North DeKalb Mall will host Atlanta Cosplay Yard Sale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 9, 2018

Cosplayers looking to for pieces to complete their ensemble or looking to unload items they no longer need, mark your calendars. North DeKalb Mall in will be hosting the Atlanta Cosplay Yard Sale, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mall is located at 2042 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA, Decatur, Georgia 30033. Here is […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur’s City Manager about retirement, development and future plans

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 9, 2018

Being a city manager can be a contentious and tenuous position to hold. The manager, who works for their bosses on city councils and commissions, is responsible for the day-to-day management of city government. But politics or a desire for a better job, or both, often means short stints for city and county managers. The […]

Want to see your home or business in a movie? Here’s how you can advertise it to location scouts

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

As of recently, the DeKalb Entertainment Commission created an online portal for business and home owners to advertise their properties to movie and television location scouts. The portal can be accessed via You can register your home or business directly by clicking here. Location scouts who want to look at available properties can click […]

Former city of Decatur engineer transforms dead trees into beautiful bowls

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 7, 2018

For local woodturner John Madajewski, big hunks of wood are far more than just kindling: they’re an opportunity for art. Madajewski, who was the senior engineer for the city of Decatur until he retired two years ago, first started woodturning in 1998. “I’ve only taken two classes,” he said. “I really enjoyed it right away […]

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

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2018

Here’s a quick look at business news in our community: – 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 […]

Doctor at Children’s Medical Group in Decatur is a former CMG patient

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 6, 2018

For some children and families, doctor visits aren’t anything special. But for Ashley Bufe, a pediatric doctor at the Children’s Medical Group in Decatur, her childhood trips to the pediatrician are exactly why she went into medicine. Bufe, an Atlanta resident and a native of Tucker, started working with CMG in January 2017. Her first […]

DeKalb County moves to prohibit contractors from using ‘binding arbitration’ with subs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2018

DeKalb County Commissioners have adopted an ordinance that would prohibit county contractors from forcing subcontractors into binding arbitration clauses to ward off lawsuits. “Prior to the passage of this legislation, prime contractors were able to use their unequal bargaining power to force small businesses to sign away their right to pursue a claim in a […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks ‘more MARTA’ with MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Jeffrey Parker was named the new CEO of MARTA in March of this year, succeeding Keith Parker, a man who was revered by many people in this city for the gains MARTA made under his watch. Jeff inherits a system that is considered an asset for economic development and has seen renewed public investment in […]

Avondale’s sole finalist for City Manager job fired from his previous job without cause

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

This story has been updated.  Avondale Estates has named a finalist to replace former City Manager Clai Brown, and the candidate’s exit from his previous job was just as contentious as Brown’s exit from Avondale Estates. The city says Patrick Bryant, the former City Manager of Talladega, Ala., is the sole finalist to replace Brown. […]

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