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GAB: Yellow River improvements recognized

Faye Stocks

Faye Stocks

Yellow River improvements recognized

LILBURN -- The Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility Improvements project has been recognized with a global Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America at the 2012 National Conference in Chicago.

According to a news release from the CMAA, early involvement beginning in the planning stage, along with a collaborative teamwork environment resulted in a project successfully completed a year early and $5 million under budget.

"We are extremely honored to recognize the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility Improvement project with this award," said Bruce D'Agostino, FCMAA, CAE, CMAA's President and CEO. "We are very proud of all of our CM professionals involved and thankful to them for successfully delivering this world-class project."

CMAA is an organization advancing professional construction and program management worldwide. Its membership is comprised of more than 10,000 public and private organizations, owners and individual practitioners. CMAA provides professional development, CM certification, advocacy and business opportunities to its members and the industry. The Association's headquarters is located in McLean, Va.

Pet photos with Santa available at Sugarloaf Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Animal lovers can bring their pets to Pet Night with Santa at Sugarloaf Mills from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.

Guests can create a memorable holiday keepsake with their domestic pets. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Pet owners are responsible for their pets' behavior as well as cleaning up after their pets at Sugarloaf Mills.

Visits with Santa are free, and photo packages are available for purchase. Sugarloaf Mills is located at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. The event will be held in the AMC Theatre Court.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sugarloafmills.

Duluth hotel names new GM

DULUTH -- Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently named Faye Stocks the general manager for the 129-room Wyndham Garden Duluth Hotel in Gwinnett County.

Stocks has responsibility for overseeing all financial and management operations of the hotel, including hiring the employees, setting and meeting budget goals and representing the company in the community.

"Faye brings an excellent background and a wealth of experience to our hotel," said Brad Rahinsky, vice president of operations. "Our guests and our associates will benefit from her expertise as well as her genuine concern for people. The hotel with thrive under her leadership."

For more information, visit www.hotelequities.com.

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