GAB: Local employers make clean air list

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Clean Air Campaign recently welcomed 91 new employers as partners for cleaner air and better commute options for employees through Georgia Commute Options. Of them, 11 are employers in Gwinnett County.

The employers partner with the Clean Air Campaign and local transportation management associations in job centers around the region to improve mobility and air quality by supporting alternatives to driving alone, including "carpool, vanpool, telework, transit, bicycle and walking options."

"Tragic congestion costs the region's employers a combined $3.1 billion a year in lost productivity," said Tedra Cheatham, executive director of the Clean Air Campaign. "These employers are taking action to make the situation better for their employees and the bottom line. That is the kind of leadership that can have a dramatic impact on our region."

Among those businesses in Gwinnett County recognized by the Clean Air Campaign:

-- Logical Choice Technologies

-- QTS Suwanee

-- Kubota

-- ACI Worldwide

-- EasyLink/Open Text

-- NCR Corporation

-- VWR International

-- Park Springs

-- RockTenn

-- Victory World Church

-- Nordson Corporation

For more information, visit www.cleanaircampaign.org.

Duluth Historical Society presents historical series

DULUTH -- On Saturday at 10 a.m., "Barefoot" Bill Pacer, an Atlanta actor, will present a portrayal of Benjamin Franklin.

A donation of $5 will be collected to help with the actor's traveling expenses.

Later on in the day, from noon to 3 p.m., visitors can read with the Tail Waggin' Therapy Dogs Reading Program for children ages 4 to 8.

On March 9 at 10 a.m., LaDonna Allison, a local actress will portray Deborah Reed Franklin. At noon, LaDonna will portray Mary Gay, a Georgia humanitarian who helped feed and clothe Confederate soldiers and their families.

At 10 a.m., March 16, Candace Morgan, a local historical storyteller will tell the story of Alice Harrell Strickland through the beginnings of Duluth.

All of the events will be held at the Historic Strickland House, 2956 Buford Highway, Duluth. For more information, visit www.duluthhistorical.org


Superior Chevrolet provides sports equipment

DECATUR -- Superior Chevrolet recently partnered with local soccer leagues for the 2012 season, providing Tucker Youth Soccer Association with equipment donations, a vehicle giveaway sweepstakes and participation in an instructional soccer clinic.

"Chevrolet has a long history with youth sports, and we're glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth soccer leagues in Decatur, where our customers and their families live, work and play," said Trey Padgett, Service Manager for Superior Chevrolet. "We've been part of this community for over 44 years and enjoy supporting our youth sports teams."

Working with Superior Chevrolet, Tucker Youth Soccer Association was able to distribute sweepstakes entries throughout the league community. One lucky winner in each region won his or her choice of a 2012 Chevy Cruze or Equinox. Another winner in the Atlanta area won a home entertainment package.

In 2012, more than 700 Chevy dealers participated in Chevy Youth Soccer across the USA.

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