KENNESAW — Kennesaw-based Velociteach was chosen as the 2012 Project Management Institute Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award — Individual/Business Category. The award was presented Saturday night in Vancouver, British Colombia, by the Project Management Institute at this year’s global conference.
* McDonald’s will hold a job recruitment from 8 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 4050 Jiles Road in Kennesaw. The restaurant will be hiring workers to operate grills, take orders from customers, operate cash registers, prepare menu items, stock supplies, perform cleaning and janitorial services and provide building maintenance. Salaries are $7.25 an hour, plus benefits.
* Blue Stream will recruit cell tower ground technicians from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. Applicants must have a high school diploma, at least a year of wireless/wire line experience, and be willing to achieve a safety and climbing certificate and have a driver’s license. Salaries range from $15 to $18 an hour, plus benefits.
* WellStar Kennestone Hospital recently ranked high in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Survey; receiving a 72, two points above the national average. Across Georgia, the average score was 59.
* Body Central, Fiore Boutique and P.S. from Aéropostale have announced store openings at Town Center at Cobb.
* Krystal restaurants in Marietta and elsewhere will celebrate the company’s 80th anniversary by selling Krystals for a quarter between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today.
All 350 Krystal restaurants will offer the hamburgers for 25 cents each, with a limit of six, during the two-hour event.
NRC OKs new plant design
ATLANTA — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given a Georgia utility permission to change the design of a nuclear power plant under construction, resolving a conflict over the installation of metal bars.
Southern Co. spokesman Mark Williams said Tuesday that regulators will allow the company to pour sturdier concrete over the bars, bringing the design into compliance with federal rules. Williams said he didn’t know how much the change would cost.
Federal inspectors earlier faulted the company for allowing the installation of those bars in what will become the plant’s foundation in ways different than in design documents. Officials said the error had “very low safety significance.”
Beltline CFO steps down
ATLANTA — The chief financial officer for Atlanta’s Beltline redevelopment project has stepped down.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Richard Lutch announced his resignation in a letter Friday. Beltline spokesman Ethan Davidson said it was a “personnel matter” and declined to comment.
Lutch was criticized after the Journal-Constitution reported taxpayer money paid for staff retreats, stays at pricey hotels and meals at fancy Atlanta restaurants for employees of the Beltline project.
The board overseeing the project voted in August to oust Lutch’s former boss Brian Leary after the newspaper revealed he charged taxpayers for a wedding gift, dry cleaning bill, parking ticket and other items that frustrated City Hall and upset watchdog groups.