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GWINNETT GAB: Simon malls help launch 'Minnie's Masquerade'

Simon malls help launch ‘Minnie’s Masquerade’

LAWRENCEVILLE — Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids ages 2 to 7, is celebrating the debut of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade” with interactive family events hosted by Radio Disney AM 590.

Events are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mall of Georgia in Buford and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at Discover Mills in Lawrenceville.

Kids and their families can enjoy themed activities, including do-it-yourself masquerade masks. Kids are invited to sing and dance to the tunes from Disney Junior series including “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Imagination Movers” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade” premieres at 9 a.m. April 11 on the Disney Channel.

Georgia Power names new region manager

ATLANTA — Louise Scott has been named manager of Georgia Power’s Metro North region, which encompasses Gwinnett, Forsyth and North Fulton counties.

Scott replaces David Seago, who retired Dec. 31.

Scott most recently served as director of Georgia Power’s Customer Care Center, where she was responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of customer service, billing and operations for the 500 employees at the center.

Scott has served in various leadership positions throughout her career at Southern Company and Georgia Power, including engineering manager, work force planning manager, distribution control centers manager and distribution manager for operations in Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Cherokee counties.

Before joining Southern Company, Scott spent nine years in engineering, marketing and franchise negotiation roles for Florida Power Corporation.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from State University of New York. Scott has also completed the Goizueta Executive Program at Emory University and the Wharton Executive Accounting and Finance Program.

DOT promotes Barrow man

GAINESVILLE — Auburn resident Scott Whatley is now district bridge maintenance manager for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia that comprise District One of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Whatley began his career in Southwest Georgia’s Tifton District in the maintenance department in 1981. He transferred to the Atlanta area in 1984 and, through the years, worked his way up the ranks in the department.

Whatley and his crew are responsible for maintaining more than 750 bridges, all concrete roads and drainage structures in the 21 counties in his district.

Business association to meet Wednesday

DULUTH — The Gwinnett charter chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berkeley Hills Country Club, 2300 Pond Road, Duluth.

The chapter will be accepting new members at the event. The association is open to working women, business owners and retired women who want to stay connected.

To register to attend, call Suzanne Nurse, hospitality chair, at 770-377-2951 or email suzanne.s.nurse@gmail.com.

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