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Gwinnett resident elected to Technology Executives Roundtable board

The Debra Neil-Blount Agency, a Nationwide Insurance agency, hosted a grand opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting earlier this month at its Snellville location. Pictured from left to right are Edward Blount, husband of the owner, Debra Blount, owner, Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz, Chief of Police Roy Whitehead and Snellville City Council member Mike Sabbagh. (Special Photo)

The Debra Neil-Blount Agency, a Nationwide Insurance agency, hosted a grand opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting earlier this month at its Snellville location. Pictured from left to right are Edward Blount, husband of the owner, Debra Blount, owner, Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz, Chief of Police Roy Whitehead and Snellville City Council member Mike Sabbagh. (Special Photo)

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Scott Brown

Gwinnett resident elected to Technology Executives Roundtable board

Scott Brown of Duluth, president of Sability, an Atlanta human capital management consulting firm, has been elected to the board of directors of Atlanta’s Technology Executives Roundtable. The Technology Executives Roundtable provides a forum for Atlanta’s technology executives to exchange, challenge and test their ideas to improve business operations.

Monthly meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives.

“I am honored to be elected to the Technology Executives Roundtable board and work with the brightest, technologically savvy minds in Atlanta,” Brown said in a news release. “This is not a typical networking group, but a select association of Atlanta technology CEOs, venture capitalists and financiers who are shaping the future of one of the hottest technology centers in the country.”

Insurance agency in Snellville holds grand opening, ribbon cutting

The Debra Neil-Blount Agency, a Nationwide Insurance agency, hosted a grand opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting earlier this month at its Snellville location at 2326 Wisteria Drive, Suite 210. The agency offers products such as auto, home, life, and commercial insurance. For more information, call 770-843-4184.

Buford business meets ‘Gold Star Standard’

The Buford Plato’s Closet location in Gwinnett has met its franchisor’s Gold Star Standard. The business buys and sells gently-used apparel and accessories for teens and young adults.

A store reaches the Gold Star Standard when it achieves a set of criteria set forth by the franchisor during the evaluation process. The Buford store achieved the “Customer Experience,” “Store Operations” and “Consistent Brand Identity” standards to earn Gold Star recognition in 2013.

“Being recognized as a Gold Star store is a very significant accomplishment, but even more, it means we’re succeeding in providing our customers the best shopping experience possible,” Anita Reardon, owner of Plato’s Closet in Buford, said in a news release.

To identify a Plato’s Closet Gold Star store, look for the Gold Star seal at the store or visit www.platoscloset.com, where Gold Star stores are recognized on the store locator page.