CMD Services celebrates 1,000 work days with no accidents
DULUTH - CMD Services of Duluth on Friday celebrated its 1,000th work day without an accident. Only one accident has occurred at the company since 2001, said Phillip Perry, vice president of operations.
CMD Services, est. 1986, handles production, management and distribution of digital print materials.
Small Business Administration loans increase in Georgia in 2007
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration approved more loans and loaned more dollars in Georgia in 2007 than in 2006.
The SBA guaranteed 2,747 Georgia loans during the 2007 fiscal year for a total of $577.8 million. That is a 3 percent increase in numbers of loans and a 4.7 percent increase in dollars from one year ago.
SBA loans to black business owners increased by 24.7 percent with loan dollars increasing by 70 percent.
The number of loans to Hispanic business owners increased by 54 percent in Georgia with loans to women increasing by nine percent.
Almost one-third of all loans went to start-up businesses and one-third to minority borrowers.
"Even with concerns about a slowing economy, these figures show that Georgians remain confident about starting and expanding their businesses," said Terri Denison, SBA Georgia district director.
Home Investment Academy offering free home ownership classes
DULUTH - The Impact Group of Duluth is offering a series of free home ownership classes Nov. 10 through 17. Students will cover topics including Realizing the American Dream, Keeping Your Home in Challenging Times and Get Fiscally Fit.
Classes are from four to eight hours. For more information, call 678-808-4477.
SBE Council ranks Ga. 12th nationally in small business survival climate
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, a nonpartisan small business advocacy group, ranked Georgia 12th in the nation for its public policy climate and chances of small business survival.
In choosing rankings, officials consider government-imposed or related costs affecting small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Georgia entrepreneurs and small businesses benefit from no individual and corporate Alternative Minimum Taxes, no estate tax, a low unemployment tax, fairly low workers' compensation costs and good rankings on government spending measures and highway cost effectiveness, said Raymond Keating, SBE chief economist, who authored the study, adding that Georgia's high crime rate is a negative.
The entire report is available at www.sbecouncil.org.
RBC Centura Bank appoints Atlantan as Georgia regional president
ATLANTA - Brian Repp of Atlanta was appointed as President of the Georgia region for RBC Centura Bank.
He will oversee retail branch acquisition and growth strategies in Georgia.
Repp served 14 years as director of retail banking at Wachovia. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Carolina University.
RRBC Centura bank is headquartered in Raliegh, N. C., and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada. It operates 340 banking centers.