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  • Aug. 26, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR nominations open

Nominations are open for the 2018 Small Business ROCK STARS until Aug. 31.

For the fifth year in a row, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) have teamed up to recognize the outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia.

Any type of small business is invited to apply. Businesses may nominate their own company or another Georgia small business. Nominees must employ under 100 and must be a Georgia-based, for-profit company.

If a business has been assisted by their local or state economic development resources (see application for details), that business  will receive bonus points.

To nominate a small business, visit For questions or concerns, contact Mary Ellen McClanahan at or call 404-962-4820.

The awards luncheon will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 in Atlanta.

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Eaker joins Avery & Pope Wealth Management as a financial advisor

Avery & Pope Wealth Management has announced that Jason Eaker is joining the firm as a financial advisor.

The firm provides financial guidance for individuals and organizations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason to our team,” said Parks Avery in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming Jason’s clients to our family. We are confident that our additional capabilities will assist Jason and his clients to reach their goals.”

Eaker received his Bachelor of Science from University of North Georgia and his master of science degree from Georgia State University. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC). In addition, Jason holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses; life; accident and sickness; and variable insurance products.

Eaker is an active member in his community serving as board chair for The Summit Family YMCA, and is a graduate of Leadership Coweta. In 2014, he was awarded with The Summit Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year.

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Local business connections & opportunities

Aug. 29

NuLink Early Bird Forum, 7:30-9:00 a.m. Newnan Centre

1515 Lower Fayetteville Drive, Newnan. For more information, visit

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