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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:15 PM

UnitedHealth Group hiring 115 customer service employees in Atlanta

UnitedHealth Group plans to hire approximately 115 employees over the next two months in Atlanta. These new positions will help support the benefit needs of Optum and UnitedHealthcare plan participants and clients, and help deliver better health care experiences.

People interested in finding out more about these roles should visit UnitedHealth Group’s career website at

The UnitedHealth Group family of businesses is in partnership with 100,000 Jobs Mission, a public-private partnership among major U.S. corporations to hire veterans who have served the nation, UnitedHealth Group encourages military veterans who are interested in a position to apply.

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Nickell named president of American Rental Association of Georgia  

The ARA of Georgia, a recognized local chapter of the American Rental Association which serves Rental Operators in the State of Georgia, recently announced  the selection of Newnan business owner of Nickell Rental, Josh Nickell, as its next president.

Previously serving as vice president, Nickell brings to the position an extensive background in management, rental sales, up-to-date knowledge of technology, and a passion for small businesses. Nickell has been a part of the ARA board since 2010 and will move forward serving as President for the next two years.

“I’m excited to take on this new role and see what we can accomplish in the years ahead,” Nickell said in a press release. “One of my goals as president is to grow our membership by retaining long-standing members and reaching out to new store owners to help them realize the value of membership at both state and national levels.”

While serving as vice president, Nickell’s own business Nickell Rental – with branches in Newnan, Griffin and Hiram, landed itself on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States for two years in a row, having a three-year sales growth of 77 percent, and ranking No. 218 of construction companies in the nation.

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Local business connections & opportunities

Nov. 15

Coweta Safety Council, 3-5 p.m. Delta Community Credit Union

1825 Highway 34 E. For more information, visit .

Nov. 17

Member Connect, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Drive. For more information, visit .


Cocktails & Connections, Young Professionals, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. White Oak Golf  Club, 141 Clubview Drive. For more information, visit .

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