Saturday, May 18, 2013
"Home buyers moving in to the city are families that have fallen in love with the community who are up-sizing or downsizing to fit their needs without leaving the area."
In order to market your home, you have to know who your market is. It has been interesting for me, with 30 years of real estate history, to see the changes that have occurred in our market and what is driving it and why we are attracting the market we are. Our local market is comprised of buyers moving within the City of Peactree Corners, buyers relocating from intown Atlanta, buyers relocating to the Atlanta area and buyers who grew up in Peachtree Corners returning to their roots. Buyers moving within Peachtree Corners are families that have fallen in love with the city but are upsizing or downsizing to fit their needs but without leaving the area. We have communities that provide stepping stones for the buyers looking to do either. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Business Network International meets each week in Dacula. Their philosophy is "Givers gain."
Each Thursday, a group of local business people meet at the Hamilton Mill Clubhouse to help build each other's business. Business Network International (BNI), explained member David Lawler, uses word of mouth advertising to get referral business for its members. "Our members meet every week to exchange our referrals and to strengthen our relationships so that when I make a referral to somebody in the group, they merely have to close it," he said. "I've done the pre-sale. They make the call, the deal is done." Scott Williams, BNI director for the Hamilton Mill chapter, said the philosophy of the group is "Givers gain." "If I give business to you, you'll give business back to me," he explained. According to Williams, BNI has over 30 …
KFC/Taco Bell in Peachtree Corners receives a 77-C from restaurant inspector; other grades range from 56-U to 99-A. Find out if your favorite eatery is on the list.
Following is a list of five Peachtree Corners restaurants which have been inspected recently by the Gwinnett County's Board of Health. The Board inspects area restaurants every six months which are then graded based on an extensive criteria that includes everything from food being stored at proper temperatures to employee hygiene. Restaurants are required to display these reports in a prominent place for diners to view. This is what we found in a random search of inspections on the county's website. To view the full report, click on the link labeled "Full Report" directly below the grade. That will take you to the Gwinnett Board of Health site, then click on the link at the top of that page marked "View Full Report" to read the report as a…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place in Duluth officially becomes the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Friday, May 17.
The signs on the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place on Pleasant Hill Road near I-85 have been replaced by Sonesta signs. The hotel will officially become part of the Sonesta hotel chain Friday, May 17, as the Sonesta Gwinnett Place. The change was announced by Sonesta in late April. The full-service 17-story hotel in unincorporated Duluth is Gwinnett County’s largest hotel with 426 guest rooms, including 15 suites and three concierge floors. It has 18 function rooms offering 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The 8,000-square-foot Georgia Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The hotel has a steakhouse, lounge and casual dining restaurant, swimming pool, health club, and sundeck. Parking is free. The Sonesta Gwinnett Place …
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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The Hamilton Mill chapter of the North Georgia Business Connection meets each week at Mirko Pasta.
Looking for a way to grow your business and connect with other local business owners? Watch the video to see Rachel Bennett of the North Georgia Business Connection (NGBC) explain the benefits of joining the Hamilton Mill chapter of the networking group. "Not only do we network and pass quality referrals to help grow our business, we also grow ourselves with mentoring, training and accountability to our group, to each other's members and to ourselves," Bennett said. Founded by local business owner Rob Donahue, the NGBC meets weekly at Mirko Pasta, 3265 Sardis Church Road, across from the Hamilton Mill Walmart. The next NGBC meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. For more information about the NGBC, visit the North …
Bridge at I-85 and Pleasant Hill Road to be closed for the weekend starting June 7 for DDI transition.
Wednesday, May 15
It won’t be long before the Diverging Diamond Interchange on the bridge at Interstate 85 and Pleasant Hill Road in unincorporated Duluth opens. Before that happens the Gwinnett Department of Transportation will close the bridge for the weekend starting at 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, weather and conditions permitting. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic with the DDI configuration at 5 a.m. Monday, June 10. The DDI project involves shifting traffic to the opposite side of the bridge to make left turns onto the interstate easier and improve the flow of traffic across the bridge. The project is expected to be mostly complete in September. Landscaping is scheduled to begin in the fall. The bridge at I-85 and Pleasant Hill Road will be closed…
Grades from recent health inspections include a 64 and 68, but also some perfect 100s.
Wednesday, May 15
Results of recent Gwinnett County, Ga., restaurant inspections by the Gwinnett County Board of Health. Click below for local health inspection grades, including the most recent reports: See more reports: Don’t miss any Gwinnett news. Subscribe to Gwinnett Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
King of Pops is among the varied vendors in 2013.
The first fair-weather Saturday for the Suwanee Farmers Market in 2013 could be called "popsicle" weather, which would be appropriate for a first-time vendor at the market. King of Pops features organic, handmade popsicles with flavors such as Chocolate Seesaw and Coconut Lemongrass. Founded in 2010 in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, the business has branched out to farmers markets and festivals throughout the metro area. Harvey Daniels, who was manning the cart recently at Town Center Park, said about 10-12 King of Pops carts usually are working on a given weekend, and sometimes as many as 20. Read more on Suwanee Patch. -- You can read all stories about the Suwanee Farmers Market on our Topic Page. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. …