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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Co-founder of Suwanee-based massage school honored

Rick Garbowski and Laurie Craig, co-owners of Georgia Massage School in Suwanee, are pictured holding their awards. (Special Photo)

Rick Garbowski and Laurie Craig, co-owners of Georgia Massage School in Suwanee, are pictured holding their awards. (Special Photo)

Co-founder of Suwanee-based massage school honored

The co-founder of a massage school based in Suwanee recently received the 2013 Teacher of the Year award from the American Massage Therapy Association at its national convention in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Rick Garbowski is co-founder of Georgia Massage School. According to a news release, the award is presented to a massage therapy instructor who is committed to high standards of education and displays extraordinary teaching abilities.

In 2007, Laurie Craig, co-owner of Georgia Massage School, also received the Teacher of the Year award, making Georgia Massage School the only school in the nation to employ two recipients of this award.

In addition to the AMTA award, Garbowski received the President’s Award this year from the Florida State Massage Therapy Association for his exceptional service in massage therapy education.

Real estate pre-licensing courses to be offered in Gwinnett

Beginning Oct. 14, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers and the Metro Brokers Academy of Real Estate will begin offering real estate pre-licensing courses in Gwinnett County.

The course will fun for four weeks.

“Many people are looking at starting a new career, or want an opportunity to make some extra money, and real estate is a great option,” Craig McClelland, CEO for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, said in a news release. “After just 12 classes over four weeks and for a small investment of $449, you can become a licensed real estate practitioner in the state of Georgia.”

Gwinnett residents interested in the opportunity can call 404-836-4040 or sign up online at www.metrobrokersacademy.com.

Sporting goods store joins Titan Team Sports

Bulldog Sporting Goods has joined the Titan Team Sports organization as an affiliate. The Athens-based store has served the community’s sports and uniform needs since 1968.

Longtime Bulldog Sporting Goods owner Woody Chastain will continue to lead the store with the support of Titan Team Sports.

“We are so proud to have the legendary Bulldog Sporting Goods join Tital Team Sports as an affiliate. Athens has been well-served for years by Bulldog,” Lynn England, CEO of Titan, said in a news release. “Now, by working with out team at Titan, they can offer more services and products than ever before.”

Titan was formed in 2012 by the merger of three of Georgia’s team companies, Lee Sports, Colter Sports and S&S Team Sports.