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Springmont students share business ideas

Springmont students share business ideas

New business ideas sometimes come when we least expect them and from unexpected sources. Twelve students, ages six to 13, are getting a jump start on creating their new business as part of The Springmont School's ClubPreneur program.

Springmont's Marketing Director Andrea Horton teaches the steps needed to start a business, including identifying the need, researching the competition, determining pricing and generating buzz for the product or service.

Each student delivers a presentation outlining their business strategy. The concepts recently presented included a lemonade stand with distinctive flavors, a cleaning service, a workout video that allows viewers to earn coins to play a special video game, and custom-designed cases to accessorize your IPhone, IPad, IPodTouch or similar device.

Springmont School employee selected for Leadership Sandy Springs

Springmont School employee selected for Leadership Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Ernestine Morgan, admission coordinator for The Springmont School, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Leadership Sandy Springs class.

Leadership Sandy Springs is a non-profit organization that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the community and the issues facing it. Speakers and activities help class members develop their leadership skills. As part of the program, Morgan will lend her time and skills to various community projects.

Morgan became interested in Leadership Sandy Springs while participating in the Citizen's Police Academy, which is sponsored by the Sandy Springs Police Department.

"With Springmont School having served this community for 50 years, I can't think of a better way to build a stronger partnership with families, city personnel and our school," Ernestine Morgan said.

UHY Advisors Southeast adds Sam Aziz as manager

UHY Advisors Southeast adds Sam Aziz as manager

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- UHY Advisors Southeast today announced the appointment of Sam Aziz as Manager.

Aziz will serve UHY Advisors clients nationwide and brings to the firm extensive control assessment and information security experience from his roles in public accounting, internal audit and information systems. Aziz reports to UHY Advisors’ Principal David Barton, who leads the firm’s Enterprise Risk Advisory Services practice in the southeast.

“With his control assessment background, certifications, an MBA, MS, and years of experience in information technology audit and systems, we are excited to have Sam Aziz join our UHY Advisors Southeast team,” said Barton.

Nationally, UHY Advisors is one of the top 20 professional services firms specializing in business consulting and tax services to public and private companies in the Fortune 1000 and middle market.

Budding artist wins grand prize

Budding artist wins grand prize

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Eight-year-old Happy Leveson-Jones, a student at The Springmont School, has won a Grand Prize in Art in the 2013 River of Words Youth Environmental Poetry & Art Contest.

Sponsored by The Center for Environmental Literacy, the annual River of Words contest is the world's largest youth poetry and art competition. It celebrates both National Poetry Month and Earth Day.

Happy received an expense-paid trip to the awards presentation in San Francisco. Winning art and poetry will be published in the annual River of Words anthology, which is available from The Center for Environmental Literacy. Her artwork also will be exhibited at the Saint Mary's Library in Moraga, Calif., and at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The founding president and CEO of AdvancED is the keynote speaker at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's April Eggs & Enterpirse breakfast.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart is known as a leader in achieving educational quality. He developed the AdvancED School System Accreditation protocol, and is constantly working on ways to improve the accreditation model.

Before founding AdvancED, Elgart taught math and science, and was a school administrator at the middle and high levels. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife and two children.

Learn more about AdvancED at advanc-ed.org.

The GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise breakfast will be held Tuesday, Apr. 23 at Mt. Pisgah UMC. Admission is $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members.

Visit gnfcc.com or call 770-993-8806 ext. 306 for more information.

Town hall meeting canceled

Town hall meeting canceled

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) has canceled a town hall meeting he planned to hold in Woodstock later this week.

Albers canceled the Thursday, Mar. 14 meeting early Monday afternoon. A new date was not immediately announced.

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