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) -- Investors will have their eye on the government's latest estimate of U.S. economic growth when the Commerce Department releases its report on fourth quarter gross domestic product today.
Also, the University of Michigan will issue its monthly index of consumer sentiment for January and the Labor Department will release the employment cost index for the fourth quarter, a measure of wage and benefit growth..
It's also the busiest week of the current corporate earnings season.
The global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie will report quarterly financial results before the market opens, along with Altria Group and MasterCard.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.
Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share.
It sold 5 million shares, raising $105 million. The banks managing the deal may buy 750,000 more shares.
Shake Shack cooks burgers to order and promotes its use of natural ingredients, emblematic of what's known as the "better burger" trend.
Its origins date to 2001, when Union Square Hospitality Group, a company owned by restaurateur Danny Meyer, opened a hot dog cart in Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Shake Shack now has 63 locations in nine countries.
The stock is expected to begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the "SHAK" ticker symbol.
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.
Data released Friday showed manufacturing output increased 0.3 percent in December from the same month a year earlier. However, inflation moderated to 2.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.7 percent in November.
The core consumer price index, excluding food, fell 0.2 percent from the month before.
Falling energy costs thanks to the plunge in oil prices had a limited effect, since the CPI excluding both food and energy was unchanged from the previous month.
Japan's jobless rate dipped to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent the month before. But stagnant wages meant household spending dropped 3.4 percent from a year earlier.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jury deliberations will resume Friday in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.
Jurors left the federal court in Minneapolis without a verdict Thursday and will return Friday to keep deliberating. At one point in their discussions, jurors asked for a video player so they could view some evidence in the case.
The jurors must decide whether Toyota's design of the 1996 Camry had a defect that was unreasonably dangerous. If they find there was a defect, they must decide if it directly caused injuries to those hurt or killed when Koua Fong Lee crashed into another car in 2006.
Lee spent 2 1/2 years in prison before being released after reports suggested some Toyota cars had sudden acceleration problems.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- As Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, government records show oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S.
An Associated Press review shows accident numbers growing steadily since 2009, reversing a decade-long decline.
Keystone would go from Canada to the Gulf, passing near where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
The recent breach became the latest in a string of spills to highlight ongoing problems with maintenance of the nation's crude pipeline network.
After the U.S. Senate voted Thursday in favor of Keystone, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state cited the increase in spills in calling for Obama to veto the measure.
Keystone supporter North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said building it was preferable to using older pipelines.
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