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Galleria unveils new website

The Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE in the Cumberland area, announced its newly redesigned, interactive website -

The new site features reorganized and expanded content, an interactive floor plan, virtual tours, interactive maps, a dynamic events calendar, online ordering for facility services and immediate connection to the venue's social media channels. The redesign incorporates images and completely new navigational tools.

The new site was designed by TGM and built by Sideways 8 Interactive.

Cobb Galleria Centre, located in the landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex and governed by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, is Atlanta's premier convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom.

Chicken Salad Chick growing

Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual restaurant concept, announced the addition of 12 future franchises - including one in Marietta.

Owners Chip Patterson, Chris Damico, Stephen Polhill and Scott Pressly of PDP Ventures, LLC are set to open a total of 12 locations starting in summer 2014. Among them is a Marietta location at Providence Square, 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 811 in Marietta.

Chicken Salad Chick, an Auburn, Ala., based company, offers customers a "custom-fit" chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, side salads and freshly-baked desserts.

Brookhaven almost sold out

Jim Chapman Communities announced Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw is almost sold out. The last phase of the community is priced from the $290s. The community is gated and provides a variety of amenities including a heated pool, an outdoor fireplace and a National Association of Home Builders' award-winning clubhouse with an exercise room and a catering kitchen.

Edward Andrews sells 100th

Marietta-based Edward Andrews Homes announced it sold its 100th home in 2013 just before the Christmas holiday.

The 100th home was sold to a family who recently relocated from Pennsylvania and bought the Long Leaf model in the Lake Haven of Crabapple community in Milton.

Edward Andrews Homes also won three OBIE awards this year at the 33rd annual OBIE Awards, presented by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Awards were won for Edward Andrews' interior merchandising and building design. Additionally, the company was named one of the Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta by The Atlanta Business Chronicle after the publication's Home Quarterly conducted a study of the number of homes closed in 2012.

Marietta Perfumery greets success

Heather Sims, director of Perfumery at Arylessence, a fragrance and flavor company based at 1091 Lake Drive in Marietta, created a unique perfume - Suit & Tie, which was premiered at a fragrance industry showcase for lawmakers and staff at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the International Fragrance Association North America, the showcase featured the original creations of three leading U.S.-based perfumers, each reflecting the theme, "Symphony of Scent."

Leading U.S. perfumers were selected by IFRA North America to showcase on Capitol Hill the importance and allure of today's fragrances, which connect people to brands in fine fragrance, beauty and personal care, air care, laundry, household products and private label.

The event also emphasized the scope and scale of the U.S. fragrance industry, which is a major employer and global exporter, as well as a significant creator of intellectual property and a key factor in the competiveness of consumer products.

Arylessence is a leading fragrance and flavor company known for creativity and innovation in beauty and cosmetics, personal care, laundry and household products, air care, and private label, as well as prepared foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, oral care, lip care and confectionary products.

Numerex expands product portfolio

Numerex, 3330 Cumberland Blvd. SE in Cumberland, announced the acquisition of certain assets, products and technology used in the remote monitoring and management of bulk tanks. With the addition of these new offerings, Numerex - a provider of on-demand and interactive machine-to-machine enterprise solutions - expands the scope and scale of its core supply chain and remote monitoring business.

This new Numerex product is designed for use by regional oil and bulk liquid distributors to manage the bulk inventory of their customers. It is deployed by distributors and integrated oil and gas companies at large and small retailers, manufacturing sites and bulk storage facilities.

Built on Numerex FAST, a cloud-based, scalable, service delivery platform, this product provides distributors of bulk liquids access to tank level data through a Web-based management portal. The information delivered by these new products aids in planning deliveries and in optimizing route scheduling without compromising customer service levels.

WellStar welcomes Urology Associates to group

Urology Associates has recently joined WellStar Medical Group. The practice will be known as WellStar Medical Group, Urology, and will remain in their current office locations at:

  • 55 Whitcher St., Suite 250, Marietta, Ga., 30060
  • 1700 Hospital South Dr., Suite 404, Austell, Ga., 30106
  • 6002 Professional Pkwy., Suite 280, Douglasville, Ga., 30134
  • 148 Bill Carruth Pkwy., Suite 340, Hiram, Ga., 30141
  • WellStar Urology Procedure Center 300 Tower Rd., Suite 150, Marietta, Ga., 30060

"WellStar is focused on bringing innovative service to its patients," said Robert Jansen, M.D., executive vice president, WellStar Medical Group president and chief administrative medical officer. "Urology Associates has built a stellar practice and will continue to provide remarkable care to patients as a part of the WellStar Medical Group."

The group will continue to provide a full range of diagnostic tests and procedures including cystoscopy, semen analysis, TRUS/prostate biopsy, circumcision, lithotripsy, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.

"Urology Associates is proud to be a part of the WellStar Medical Group," said Ronald Roper, M.D. "By joining forces with the leading health system in north Georgia, we will be able to provide world-class care to our patients and stay on top of the latest technological advances."

Decosimo moving in Cumberland area

Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, announced its Atlanta office is relocating within the Overlook buildings complex in the Cumberland area from the Overlook III building, 2859 Paces Ferry Road, to Suite 350 of the Overlook II building, 2839 Paces Ferry Road.

Although the physical address is changing, the main office phone number, (770) 980-9394, and all other contact information for the firm and its personnel will remain the same. Free visitor parking for the new office will be available in front of the Overlook II building.

Decosimo plans to update several of its offices over the next few years, resulting in relocations for a few of the offices in its nine-location office network.

The Overlook II building amenities include a fitness facility with lockers, showers, aerobics studio, free weights and sauna/steam room available for staff use.

Elite changes name

National award winning Elite Telecom Services is pleased to announce a name change to ETS Solutions. This change is part of a larger rebranding to emphasize the company's commitment to stay on top of advances in technology by the addition of several key services such as Cloud Services, Unified Communications, Phone Hardware, Disaster Recovery/Backup, and IT Services.

The name change was announced by Mike Russell, President of ETS. "In today's evolving technology environment, options for businesses can be overwhelming - even painful. ETS will identify a company's technology pains, provide a complete solution using our business partners, implement the solution, and follow-up with superior customer service," said Russell. "In addition, we have formed an Advisory Board to act as a catalyst for our company's growth. At the same time, we'll be staying true to our roots by providing a holistic approach to deliver technology solutions that create business value for our clients."

The company's commitment to growth and change is reflected by two new certifications for Mr. Russell: Certified Telecommunications Professional and CompTIA Cloud Certification. There is also a new website that complements the company's new direction.

Numerex wins award at CES show

Numerex Corp, 3330 Cumberland Boulevard in the Cumberland area, received a Compass Intelligence Mobility award during a press luncheon at the 2014 International CES trade show in Las Vegas. Numerex was selected as a winner for the 2014 A-List honoring organizations at the pinnacle of achievement in the M2M world.

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