Conducting Business

Duluth's Bowen Family Homes will serve as the presenting sponsor of the first annual Rockin' at the Ridge, featuring "American Idol" runner-up Diana DeGarmo and her band. Rockin' at the Ridge will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. May 21 in the stadium of Peachtree Ridge High School at 1555 Old Peachtree Road.

Ascot Realty said Medlock Pointe is 50 percent sold. The gated community of 45 brick homes near Norcross is now accepting presales for Phase II homes. They start in the $230,000s.

Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate announces that 120 sales associates recently have joined the company. Thirty-one of the new associates will work out of Metro Brokers' Gwinnett Place office, located at 3330 Satellite Blvd.

Monte Hewett Homes is entering Phase II of construction at the Villages of Huntcrest in Lawrenceville.

Honors and Achievements

Prudential Georgia Realty is one of the nation's top firms, according to National Relocation & Real Estate. The magazine published its annual Power Broker Report listing the top 500 real estate firms in the United States. Prudential Georgia Realty ranked in the No. 52 spot for closed transactions.

Sheila Chastain, Realtor with RE/MAX Professionals Suwanee office on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, recently was named as one of Atlanta's Top Real Estate Agents for 2004 by Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta Magazine's Home.