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Gas South receives IMPACT Award 

Gas South, a natural gas provider headquartered at 3625 Cumberland Blvd. Southeast, Suite 1500 in the Cumberland area, received the 2013 Skills-Based Project IMPACT Award from the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta.

Gas South was recognized for its work with the United Way of Greater Atlanta. The company helped the nonprofit organization improve its knowledge of its donor base through a third-party data analysis. Gas South also expanded United Way's database to include extensive information on donors - demographics, lifestyle and socioeconomic data, media preferences - before the organization initiated a targeted marketing campaign based on this information.

The Skills-Based Project IMPACT Award, presented at the CVC's 16th annual IMPACT Award ceremony Sept. 19, recognizes a volunteer project that has been completed within one year and has achieved significant measurable results.

Gas South's project helped to increase United Way's revenue by more than 47 percent among lapsed donors and secured $17,000 in additional revenue via a direct mail campaign. Gas South's donated services are valued at $25,000.

HD Supply announces prelim sales

HD Supply Holdings Inc., 1295 Field Parkway in Marietta, recently reported fiscal 2013 monthly net sales of $720 million in August, $690 million in September and an estimated $885 million in October. The October net sales were preliminary estimates.

Monthly net sales for the same periods in fiscal 2012 were $676 million in August, $639 million in September and $831 million in October. The fiscal 2013 year-over-year monthly net sales growth was 6.5 percent, 8.1 percent and an estimated 6.5 percent in August, September and October, respectively.

Excluding the impact of acquisitions and the Crown Bolt and The Home Depot Inc. contract amendment, fiscal 2013 year-over-year monthly net sales growth was 5.8 percent, 7.3 percent and an estimated 5.8 percent in August, September and October, respectively. The fiscal months for August, September and October in both years included four weeks, four weeks and five weeks, respectively.

HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power and specialty construction sectors.

Cobb Chamber talks Latin America

The Cobb Chamber had business and community leaders from across the region and state for an informative program on expanding economic development opportunities in Latin America at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway Southeast in the Cumberland area.

The program covered economic prospects in Latin America and the opportunities they present to U.S. and Georgia businesses, a discussion of the trade environment in Latin America - i.e. Panama and Colombia - and steps Georgia businesses need to take in Latin America and the Caribbean to have an impact locally.

The event featured Luis Fortuno, former governor of Puerto Rico, as the guest speaker. Other special guests included Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Attorney General Sam Olens.

GEDC grows with 16 new offices

Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, announced it has affiliated with 16 offices located in the metro Atlanta and Savannah areas. Three of the offices are in Cobb County - 3845 Medical Park Drive in Austell; 1301 Shiloh Road Northwest, Building 600, Suite 550 in Kennesaw; and 1545 Powers Ferry Road Southeast, Suite 220 in Marietta.

The new offices offer a full spectrum of dental services for area residents, including general, preventive, diagnostic, restorative, whitening, veneers, perio and oral surgery and cosmetic. More than 140 personnel, including general practice doctors, oral surgeons, periodontists, hygienists and support professionals will work at the locations.

With recent government discussions on health care, these offices are now able to offer current and future patients without insurance a discount dental plan solution, the GEDC Smile Protection Plan.

For nearly 40 years, GEDC has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care and is one of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States.

Smyrna Zaxby's celebrates 10 years

Zaxby's, 5201 South Cobb Drive Southeast in Smyrna, had a week-long event recently celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

Remobility forms foot care team

Remobility Physical Therapy, 3901 Roswell Road, Suite 100A in Marietta, announced the formation of a new comprehensive foot care team, comprised of three area health care providers who are specialized to assist clients with reducing pain and inflammation, correcting structural problems and improving mobility and ambulation.

Roel Fung-A-Wing, PT, licensed physical therapist and clinic director of Remobility Physical Therapy, will work in collaboration with Tammy Gephart, DPM, a foot and ankle physician specialist and podiatric surgeon with Podiatry Group of Georgia, and Ben Valena, CPed, CFo, a certified pedorthist and orthotic fitter with Advantage Orthopedic Systems. The new foot care team will serve Cobb and north Fulton counties.

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