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  • Jan. 22, 2017 - 6:09 AM

Sunshine Botanicals recognized for made in America products

Sunshine Botanicals, a botanical skincare company in Newnan, has received the mark of excellence in beauty from third party verification service .

Sunshine Botanicals follows the strict standards established by the Food & Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce and now the state of California Statute, to ensure its brand meets the standards.

"We are extremely pleased to accept this seal of approval,”said Emily Fritchey, founder and CEO of Sunshine Botanicals. “We never compromise the quality of our formulation process or ingredients, and as a result have earned the trust of thousands customers and our brand ambassadors over the years. We look forward to continually developing original, powerful and highly effective 'Made in America' skin care products for many years to come.”

Validation seals are awarded for products and brands that are born in America, headquartered here, and are physically mixed or made in qualified cosmetic manufacturing facilities that meet Good Manufacturing Practices standards. It also requires that companies meet FDA and FTC labeling requirements that allow consumers to make informed choices and that 80 or more of the retail value of the product comes from elements sourced in America.

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UNIGLOBE Travel Partners recognized amongst top agencies worldwide

UNIGLOBE Travel Partners Atlanta, a corporate and leisure traveling agency in Newnan, has been named to the 2017 UNIGLOBE Chairman’s Circle for being among the top-performing travel management companies in the UNIGLOBE system worldwide as well as awarded the distinction of “Platinum Circle”, which designates UTP Atlanta as one of the top 10 UNIGLOBE franchises in the World. This is UTP Atlanta’s 21st consecutive year to be named to UNIGLOBE’s Chairman’s Circle and the sixth time being named as one the top 10 UNIGLOBE Agencies worldwide.

“Annually, we award UNIGLOBE Chairman's Circle membership to travel management companies who meet or exceed our highest performance and operating standards, based on established criteria," says UNIGLOBE Travel International President and CEO Martin Charlwood in a press release. “We are pleased to honor Mitchell Hicks, owner of UNIGLOBE Travel Partners-Atlanta to our 2017 Chairman’s Circle for delivering exceptional performance over the past year.”  

Chairman’s Circle members are invited to join UNIGLOBE founder and chairman, U. Gary Charlwood and Martin Charlwood in an annual meeting to discuss trends and issues in the travel industry. New technologies, service delivery tools and flexibility make UNIGLOBE the brand of choice for business and leisure travelers. This year, senior executives from Delta, United and Amadeus participated and shared their views on today’s dynamic travel environment. Mitchell Hicks, owner and president, and Steven Hicks, executive vice president, attended this year’s event at The Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Aruba.     

“It’s truly an honor to be nominated one of the leading world-wide Travel Management Companies in the UNIGLOBE system and the distinction of being “Platinum Circle,” said Mitchell Hicks in a press release. “This is truly attributed to our client’s success and growth as well as our employee’s dedication to our company. We say thank you to the entire Newnan-Coweta community to continuing to support us as we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2017.”

Bennett joins chamber as director of programs

Cynthia Bennett has been named the new director of programs for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber.

Her duties will include leading chamber programs such as the German Model Apprenticeship program, Leadership Coweta, the Business Women's Network, and the Chamber's Young Professionals. She will also be responsible for crafting and managing a dynamic small business support program and facilitating the Chamber's technology planning.

"How can I be anything but honored and energized to be joining this award-winning organization?" Bennett said in a press release. "Ken and I have enjoyed many benefits of membership in the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, and now I plan to create this same experience for other business owners. For nearly 30 years I have made my home in Coweta County. The quality of life is the result of collaboration between local government, businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations. I am looking forward to working for continued growth and prosperity in our community."

Bennett has an undergraduate degree in political science and social studies education from Florida State University and a master's degree from George Washington University. She earned her M.A. in education and Human Development, specializing in Educational Technology Leadership.

Bennett and her husband are co-owners of KRB Communications, Inc. Bennett also serves as president of the board of Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Inc., and sits on the board of the Coweta Community Foundation, where she serves as coordinator for the high school Community Service Team. 

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Local business connections & opportunities


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