Stone Mountain Big Lots plans grand opening

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Big Lots plans to kick off the opening of its new store at 9 a.m. May 18 in Stone Mountain with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Big Lots executives and local city officials.

During the grand opening celebration, Big Lots district manager James Garrett plans to present $2,500 to Mountain Park Elementary School. Principal Valerie Robinett will accept the check on behalf of the school.

"For more than 40 years, Big Lots customers have relied on us to bring them a one-of-a-kind shopping experience filled with brand-name merchandise at a price they can appreciate," aid Rob Claxton, senior vice president of marketing. "We are thrilled to now be able to offer that same great value and convenience to Stone Mountain shoppers."

The new store is located at 5370 Stone Mountain Highway, Stone Mountain.

NanoLumens expands U.S. production capacity

NORCROSS -- NanoLumens announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with a Georgia-based company that will enable it to cost-effectively meet the growing market demand for its line of flexible and fixed LED displays.

According to NanoLumens President and CEO Rick Cope, the company has entered into a contract manufacturing agreement with PartnerTech AB, the owner and operator of an ISO 9001 Certified United States manufacturing center in Lawrenceville.

"PartnerTech is a world-class contract manufacturer that has a demonstrated track record of working successfully with rapidly growing technology companies," Cope said. "We believe that the combination of their expertise in electronics, systems integration and manufacturing and our proprietary technology will enable NanoLumens to cost-effectively meet the growing market demand for our innovative LED flexible and fixed signage solutions. At the same time, the demand for our signage solutions will ensure that more jobs are created and maintained here in the United States."

For more information, visit www.nanolumens.com.

BlueWave Computing awarded local contract

ATLANTA -- BlueWave Computing LLC has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Gwinnett County to redesign the government's SharePoint Intranet, which serves 3,500 county employees.

SharePoint is a web-based tool which provides users with a secure way to share, index and manage digital information throughout an organization. Digital information can include documents, pictures, forms, slides and other types of documents.

"We are pleased with our selection to develop this program for Gwinnett County government, particularly for a project of this scale," said Steve Vicinanza, BlueWave Computing CEO. "At BlueWave Computing we take pride in employing some of the most highly skilled technical minds in the business, which means we can deliver projects that scale easily."

According to its website, BlueWave Computing is "Atlanta's largest managed service provider for small and mid-sized businesses."

For more information, visit www.bluewavecomputing.com.

-- From staff reports