The Briefcase: Insurance agency open in Marietta
by From staff and wire reports
December 12, 2012 12:00 AM | 1587 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — The Michael C. Miller Agency — American Family Insurance, will conduct a ribbon-cutting Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. and an open house from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the new office located at Marietta Station, 127 Church St., Suite 240 in Marietta. Miller has been a chartered life underwriter since 1989 and a fellow of the Life Underwriter Training Council. He is active in the Cobb Chamber of Commerce; Marietta Kiwanis Club; and West Cobb, South Cobb and Marietta business associations.

Coffee, bookstore opens up

KENNESAW — Traders 22, a family-owned and operated coffee shop and book store serving Georgia roasted coffee, has opened at 2255 Lewis St. across from the Kennesaw Library in downtown Kennesaw. A ribbon cutting and grand opening will be conducted Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

n Through Jan. 6, The Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria is displaying its third annual Festival of Trees. Thirty-seven area nonprofit organizations decorated a Christmas tree on display in the hotel’s atrium to solicit donations. The tree with the largest monetary donations will receive an additional $1,000 gift from the hotel. For more information, visit or contact Dale Gustafson at (678) 460-2561.

n On Dec. 11, Gas South and the Salvation Army Georgia Division, officially launched Project SHARE by donating blankets to the Red Shield Salvation Army Homeless Shelter in Atlanta. For every customer contribution to Project SHARE, Gas South has pledged to match each donation up to $5 to go to help families in need in each of Georgia’s 159 counties. The money collected will stay in the county from which it originates.

n Jasper Contractors, located at 1955 Vaughn Road in Kennesaw, was recently listed at No. 1743 on the Inc. 500|5000 list.

n Piccadilly Restaurant, located at 536 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, will serve a traditional meal and be open on Christmas Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is also offering a holiday feast to go menu.

Exxon: U.S. will be net exporter

NEW YORK — Exxon says the energy renaissance in the United States will continue and predicts that North America will become a net exporter of oil and natural gas by the middle of the next decade.

The company’s annual long-term energy outlook, released Tuesday, says the rapid growth of production in the U.S. and Canada, along with improved energy efficiency, will lead to more oil and natural gas sent overseas.

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s annual outlook is noted by investors and policymakers, and the company says its conclusions shape its decisions about where to invest. The main conclusions dovetail with recent forecasts from the U.S. government and others.

More jobs advertised in Oct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in October than September, a hopeful sign that hiring would pick up in the coming months.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose by 128,000 to 3.68 million. That’s the most since June.

The number of available jobs is slowly climbing back to the roughly 4 million that were advertised each month before the recession began in December 2007.

Treasury sells AIG shares

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all of its remaining shares of American International Group Inc., moving to wrap up the government’s biggest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis.

Treasury said it received $32.50 per share for its 234.2 million remaining shares, which represented a 16 percent ownership stake in the giant insurance company.

With this sale, Treasury said the government has received $22.7 billion more than the $182 billion bailout it provided to support AIG during the height of the financial crisis.
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