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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 26, 2017 - 6:27 AM

Parker United Bank Employee of the Year

Jacki Parker was selected by her peers as the Employee of the Year for United Bank’s Newnan Division.

President John Hall commented, “Jacki’s attitude, service and work ethic are impressive. We are pleased to get to work with her and appreciate her very much.”  

Parker has managed the Newnan bank office since 2015. She lives in Newnan, and has two sons, Ben and Garth. She attends First Methodist Church of Newnan and is a member of the Newnan Pilot Club and Coweta Festival Board.

United Bank is located on Bullsboro Drive.

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Newnan firm recognized by state awards program

Newnan-based OptiLedge has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal as one of Georgia’s 2017 Globe (Georgia Launching Opportunities By Exporting) businesses.

Deal made the announcement on March 14 at the 2017 Go Global reception. The state-led awards program recognizes companies that entered into a new international market in the previous year.

In a press release, Deal said, “In 2016, total trade between Georgia and the world exceeded $121.7 billion and exports exceeded $35.5 billion. With our strong international presence, Georgia is ready and able to support companies looking to achieve new levels of success while reinforcing Georgia’s position as a leader in global commerce.”

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Local business connections & opportunities

March 29

State of Community Lunch Series, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Newnan Country Club

1356 Highway 29 N., Newnan. For more information, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org

Golf Life USA Ladies’ Kickoff, 5:30-7 p.m. White Oak Golf Club

141 Clubview Drive, Newnan. For more information, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org

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