Whitfield County Business Expo 2013
Networking is one of the most important things businesses can do! Come be a part of the premier networking event in Dalton and Whitfield County: Business Expo. Business Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. The Expo is open to the public between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “This is the 10th Annual Business Expo and we are proud to be able to continue to offer this opportunity for exposure to our members and community,” said Member Services Vice President Beth Morrison.
The Renz Nest Catering Company and the Oakwood Café in conjunction with the Greater Dalton Chamber, will be hosting ‘Cookout on the Hill’ as part of the Expo again this year. This cookout is in honor of National Small Business Week and takes the place of our traditional Cookout on the Corner. “The combination of Cookout and Expo is a natural fit and continues to be a huge success. Cookout’s mission to recognize small business and the Business Expo’s position as the largest opportunity for small businesses to be showcased in Northwest Georgia is a great marriage,” said Morrison. “We expect crowds of more than 600 attendees during Expo this year. We are excited to be able to work with local and regional business partners to make this event a success.”
City Entertainment is also back as a partner to entertain the crowd. Owner, P.J. Poston helps host the event from a center stage. “The element of excitement that City Entertainment brings to the Expo makes the event more fun and interactive. We are so excited about our 10th Anniversary for this event and being able to help Dalton businesses connect in a variety of ways.” said Morrison.
The Business Expo theme this year is “We’ve Got You Covered”. Come learn about the variety of wonderful offerings in our county or show off your company’s products and services while networking and growing your business!
Although admission to the event is free, there is a charge to be an exhibitor. The cost is $200 for an exhibit space. Only Chamber members may exhibit in Business Expo and space is limited, so sign up now. You may call the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce at (706) 712-0949 to reserve an exhibit space for your business, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ECONOMY-THE DAY AHEAD
WASHINGTON (AP) --There are no major economic reports scheduled for release today. But tomorrow, the Institute for Supply Management will issue its manufacturing index for August and the Commerce Department will report on construction spending for July.
Also tomorrow, automakers will release vehicle sales for August.
On Wednesday, the Labor Department will reveal second-quarter productivity data and the Commerce Department will report on factory orders for July. The Federal Reserve will also release its Beige Book.
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios plans to travel to the National Women's Hall of Fame in upstate New York later today to hear from the public about plans to put a woman on the $10 bill.
Rios is scheduled to be at a town hall meeting in Seneca Falls, where the original 1848 Women's Rights Convention was held.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced in June that the $10 bill would be redesigned, with the portrait of Alexander Hamilton replaced with a woman. Lew says the agency has so far gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments.
Officials plan to make a decision by this fall, with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
UNDATED (AP) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment.
A regulatory filing says Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has accumulated about 58 million shares, which amounts to more than 10 percent of the Houston company's stock.
In late 2013, the Omaha, Nebraska, company agreed to trade about $1.4 billion of its Phillips 66 stock for one of the refiner's businesses that makes additives to help crude oil flow through pipelines.
Many investors watch Berkshire Hathaway filings closely because they like to copy Buffett's moves given his successful record.
ROME (AP) -- An Italian energy company Eni says it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt.
The company, Eni, says it's the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea.
The discovery well is about 120 miles from the Egyptian coast, at a depth of nearly 4,800 feet.
Eni says after full development, the discovery will be able to ensure satisfying Egypt's natural gas demands "for decades."
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) -- General Mills says it's eager to do its part to fight climate change, so it's setting a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent over the next decade -- from farm to fork to landfill.
The giant food company outlined its plans to The Associated Press ahead of an official announcement today.
General Mills says it will invest more than $100 million in energy efficiency and clean energy in its own operations. But its plan appears to stand apart from other companies' efforts by getting its suppliers and consumers into the act.
Those suppliers will be encouraged to do things like engage in more sustainable agriculture.
CEO Ken Powell says the company is acting because climate volatility will ultimately be bad for its business.
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