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  • By Kandice Bell
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  • May. 12, 2019 - 12:06 AM

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Photo courtesy Christine Kendall

From left on the back row are Parks Avery, Charles Bown, Mike Barber, Cyndi Rosser Oglesby, Joy Walker, Theo Mann, Lahman Moore and Danny Wilson. From left on the middle row are Nancy Windom, Claire Brimer, Melinda Parker, Shirley Jones, Patricia Goodman, Penny Burns, Judy Brown Miller, Jacki Parker, Dennis Boswell, Gerald Kemp and Kent Kirbow. From left on the front row are Myra Knott, Marion Holloway Robbie Haynes, Patsy Lasseter, Nancy Burks, Carolyn Reeves, Janice Camp and Christine Kendall. Not in the picture are Barbara Schofield and Rebecca Ashoff.

Former bank employees host reunion

Twenty-eight former C&S bank employees and family members recently held a reunion gathering at United Bank in Newnan. The former employees enjoyed fellowship and refreshments. C&S Bank became NationsBank, then Bank of America. It was located in the big brick building at the corner of Jefferson and Springs Streets. The building was one of several C&S branches – which was a big Southern regional bank at one time – designed by Philip Trammell Shutze, a noted Atlanta architect.

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Koontz named YMCA Metro Atlanta CEO

Lauren A. Koontz has been named YMCA Metro Atlanta’s next president and CEO, to succeed Edward G. Munster, who will be retiring, after more than 42 years of service to the YMCA. Koontz will be the first female president/CEO ever for the company. “The Search Committee along with our search partners at Heidrick and Struggles were committed to running a comprehensive, inclusive and deliberate process to locate the best possible talent to be the next president and CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA,” said Scott Taylor, immediate past Board Chair. “The committee was unanimous in selecting Lauren. She is a servant leader who embodies the Y’s values in every way.”

Koontz joined the Metro Atlanta YMCA in 2012 as its chief development officer. In this role, she oversaw all fundraising efforts including annual and capital campaigns, endowed and planned gifts and community and fundraising events. During her tenure as the chief development officer, the association’s Why It Matters Annual Giving Campaign – funding scholarships to ensure that no one is turned away from YMCA membership or programs –  has grown by 136 percent. She also led the Outdoor Vision Capital Campaign that raised more than $8 million to support capital investments at Camp High Harbour at Lake Burton and Lake Allatoona.

“One of the reasons I love the Y is our authentic commitment to deepening community impact and providing access and opportunities for all individuals. Our staff and volunteers live our mission every day and model the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility,” said Koontz, who will assume the president and CEO role in mid-July.

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Local business connections and  opportunities

May 13

2019 Breakfast and Benefits, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Drive.

May 14

Small Business Consulting Services, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Drive.

May 15

Let's Go Live at Lunch - Facebook Live!, 12-1 p.m. Newnan-Coweta Chamber Facebook page.

May 16

Ribbon Cutting - MAU "Spring into a New Job,” 12:30-1:00 p.m. 186 Jefferson Pkwy.,


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