Other board members include Jerry Nix, president. Jack Ward, vice-president, Jack Demarest, secretary-treasurer, and directors Dwight Brown, Sylvia Dick, Kessel D. Stelling, Barbara Williams (Emeritus) and John Williams.
Foreign stuffing down in 3Q KENNESAW — Foreign-funded manufacturing activity in Georgia was down 9.4 points in the third quarter to 50.9, according to the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business. Georgia’s GIBI Index, a reading of economic activity for the state’s foreign-funded manufacturing sector, was down with new orders, production, employment and capital spending all decreasing.
In addition, production was down 5.3 points, to 53.6, new orders was down 10.1 points, to 42.9, employment was down 9.9 points to 60.7, capital spending was down 12.4 points to 46.4, exports as a percent of total sales fell 0.2 of a percent to 10.2.
* Chattahoochee Technical College will conduct a career expo for veterans and other job seekers Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Building 400 on Chattahoochee Tech’s North Metro Campus, located at 5198 Ross Road in Ac-worth.
For more information about the expo, or employers wanting to register, contact Janice Couch or Jennifer Stephens of the Cartersville Career Center at (770) 387-3760 or Melissa Day at Chattahoochee Tech at (770) 975-4271.
* First Watch Restaurants, Inc. has acquired the J. Christopher’s Restaurant at 1675 Cumberland Parkway in the Ivy Walk center in Smyrna. It will be converted to a First Watch restaurant.
* Town Center at Cobb, Celebrity Sweat, GameStop, Play60, Vitamin World, XBOX Kinect, and Billy Blanks Tae Bo will host “It’s Kids Fit” on November 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper level of the jcpenney wing.
The event will showcase many local fitness programs and schools and offer free mini fitness classes and demon-strations. There will also be a special Kid’s Tae Bo class led by American fitness guru Billy Blanks.
* The Marvon B. Williams Agency opened at 4344 Southside Drive in downtown Acworth. Williams has been an agent with American Family Insurance since 2009 and is the current President of the Acworth Business Associa-tion.
* First Landmark Bank in Marietta will hold a free “Shred Fest” on November 5, from 12 to 3 p.m. at their head-quarters on 307 N. Marietta Parkway. Iron Mountain, the Bank’s document destruction vendor, will park their truck in the ATM parking lot adjacent to the bank. Both customers and non-customers can participate with business documents only.
* WellStar Foundation is hosting lung cancer and respiratory risk screenings for veterans from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 12 – the day after Veteran’s Day. Screenings will be conducted at 4550 Cobb Parkway and 55 Whitcher Street in Marietta; and 148 Bill Carruth Parkway in Hiram. Screening spaces are limited. WellStar is joining the Lung Cancer Alliance, the Vietnam Veterans of America and other screening centers of excellence across the country for this screening event.