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Duluth Merchants Association


PRINTING TRADE COMPANY: 35 years of providing top quality printing and service. Printing Trade Company was formed in 1970 by Ted Williams in the basement of his home. Ted’s original mission of providing high- quality printing, coupled with good service, has been maintained by this family-run business for 35 years. If you walk into Printing Trade Company today, you will find Mike or Mark Williams carrying on the traditions of their father Ted. The company has grown to a 14,000 square foot facility just south of Duluth. The facility is well- equipped and capable of

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handling all of your printing needs from the original conception of a project, to delivering to your customers. All services are handled in- house; including, design, layout, printing, foil stamping, embossing, stitching, folding, punching, binding, and mail services. Contact Mark Williams at 770-441-0945 for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

For Directions, see Pg 2

JULY MEETING Printing Trade Company Tuesday, July 1 6pm 2790 Simpson Circle Norcross, GA 30071 Phone: (770) 441-0945


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Dr. Marion Maloof DMA President 2008

2008 OFFICERS MARION MALOOF President Harold Stamey Vice President JOHN MONK Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Al Brown 678.858.4207 Tim Thornberry 678.677.4847 Harold Stamey 770.476.1943 Glenn Sarver 770.265.2448 Sunny Ramsay 678.312.6839 Al Watkins 404.388.0492 John Monk 770.495.8900 Vicki Frost 770.476.2775 Dr. David Dudovitz 678.777.7883 Cody Moran404. 790.8175 Mary Roberts 404.895.0406 Suzanne Geske 770.623.6135

JULY MEETING: Tues. July 1 Printing Trade Company 2790 Simpson Circle Norcross, GA 30071 (770) 441-0945 DIRECTIONS: From Downtown Duluth, go South on BUFORD HWY. Cross over Pleasant Hill Rd. Turn LEFT onto SIMPSON CIR NW. Go 0.3 miles Printing Trade Company will be on your left.

The Gab-RRR is a monthly publication of the Duluth Merchants Association. Back issues are available at

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Welcome New Members Louise’s World Best Soul Food Tammie Holmes Manager A full service restaurant specializing in “soul food”. Louise’s prides itself upon providing traditional flavorful cooking at competitive and affordable prices while providing customers with a homely, inviting environment. (706) 951-5964 1455 Pleasant Hill Road Ste. 104 Lawrenceville

Duluth Multicare Jared Wiskind Family and Sports Chiropractic Services Nutritional Advising Message Therapy Physio Therapy Services Offered Soon 770-497-9700 www.DULUTHMULTICARE.COM 3500 Duluth Park Lane Suite, 810 Duluth


uluth Join us for Brown Bag Lunches on the Green every Thursday now through the first week of August from Noon-1:30pm. Bring your brown bag lunch or buy lunch from the Park Cafe or Steverino's (both located around the Town Green) and enjoy live entertainment.

Every Thursday Noon-1:30 JUNE 5 Nick Pallas & Medieval Times JUNE 12 Lovespark JUNE 19 Brittany Bennett JUNE 26 Nick Pallas

JULY 10 AA Juggling (non musical) JULY 17 Duluth FBC Children's Choir JULY 24 Lovespark JULY 31 Brittany Bennett

AUGUST 7 Nick Pallas

June 28 Rockin’ Through the Decades July to September – Dog Days ( July 3 Duluth Celebrates America July 12 Market of Treasures July 19 Star 94 Movie July 25 The Bee Movie August 2 USO Show August 16 The Water Horse September 13 Surf’s Up

Consider Being a Duluth Fall Festival Sponsor! By now, you should have received the 2008 Duluth Fall Festival sponsor brochure in your mail. (Thank you Accent Mail for working with us in designing & mailing these!) We hope that you will look this over carefully and consider being a Festival sponsor this year. As it has for the last 25 years, all of our proceeds go back into Downtown Duluth. We are very proud of all that we have been able to accomplish there but have a lot of other projects that we hope to do as well, so could really use your help. Mike DeVries and Alana Moss are leading us this year and would also appreciate your commitment.

Celebration at Taylor Memorial Park

Mathias Corporation/Street Smarts Top Out New Building in Downtown Duluth. The American Flag waved proudly over the event at Taylor Memorial Park marking the Topping Out of the Mathias Corporation/Street Smarts, Inc. building in Downtown Duluth. Company presidents, Dave Heydinger and Marsha Anderson Bomar celebrated at a gathering of more than 200 well wishers, including City of Duluth staff, Gwinnett Chamber members, city and county leaders, and staff from both companies. "This event marks a milestone in both the construction of our new headquarters and the redevelopment of our Downtown area," said, Dave Heydinger. "I am so glad to see so many of you here with your families", said Ms. Anderson Bomar. "Family and community are important to all of us so it is most appropriate to be celebrating together." This phase of the Duluth Downtown development, located adjacent to the Town Green, will include more than 40,000 square feet of office and retail space. The building is scheduled to be completed in the late Fall of this year. For more information on the available space, call 770.476.2277.

Mathias Corporation is a privately held construction firm based in Duluth, Georgia. For over 12 years, Mathias has demonstrated an unparalleled attention to detail with executive involvement on all projects, as well as an unblemished record of on-time completion. Responsible for many notable projects throughout Gwinnett County and metropolitan Atlanta, Mathias is particularly known for its key role in the construction of projects in the Duluth downtown area, including the new Duluth City Hall. For more information please visit their website at

Street Smarts is a privately held transportation planning, design and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, with offices in Orlando and Tallahassee, Florida and Dallas, Texas. Celebrating 18 years this month, Street Smarts made a name for itself as a woman-owned business excelling in traffic engineering, civil and site engineering, transportation planning and landscape architecture and design and support services such as land surveying and sub-surface utility engineering. Founder and President Marsha Anderson Bomar is a recognized industry expert who has received countless awards and recognition as an engineer and entrepreneur. Currently, Ms. Bomar serves on the Duluth City Council. Street Smarts has received local and national recognition for Employer of the Year and is a proud sponsor of Partnership Gwinnett. For more information please visit our website at

GPCID Welcomes Gwinnett Tech Campus To District CID played lead role in joining mall owners with college officials The Gwinnett Place CID is welcoming Gwinnett Technical College’s expansion into the District. Gwinnett Tech plans to offer continuing education courses in new classroom space inside Gwinnett Place Mall. The Gwinnett Place CID played a facilitating role by bringing together leaders from Gwinnett Tech and Simon Property Group to complete the unique project. “We are pleased we could work together with Gwinnett Tech and Gwinnett Place to bring this opportunity to area residents and businesses,” said Joe Allen, Gwinnett Place CID Executive Director. “The more quality of life and business enhancements that come to the greater Gwinnett Place area, the more resilient our community becomes for the next generation.” According to a recent media release from Gwinnett Tech, “the college will occupy 32,600 square feet at Simon Property Group's Gwinnett Place Mall, opening in mid-September with classes starting in early October 2008.” Gwinnett Tech will use the Gwinnett Place space for such instruction as English as a Second Language (ESL), OSHA training, real estate learning and other trade or skills-based programs.

IS YOUR COMPANY MAKING NEWS? If it is, we want to spotlight you in the DMA Gab-RRR. If you have any significant news about your business: awards, big wins, new expansions, relocating, please e-mail them to Terry Palmer at gabrrr@ HOST A MEETING! We want to showcase our DMA

members in our meetings. If you would like to host a meeting please call call Marion Maloof 770.923.1111 CHANGE OF ADDRESS Please contact Norman Klugman at nklugman@ or 678.473.4643

THE NETWORK TABLE IS AVAILABLE! Yes, we want to invite all of you to bring your literature (in small quantities) about your products and services to our DMA meetings so fellow members can learn more about you. BUT, FAIR WARNING: at the end of the evening, you must take your literature with you, or it will be thrown away.










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