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DMA Gab-RRR Volume 16 No. 7


July 13, 2004 Meeting Sponsored by

Maloof Chiropractic Clinic 1235 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA 770/923-1111 (1/2 mile east of Club Drive, next to State Farm) Dr. Marion Maloof will host the July 13th, DMA Meeting at the Maloof Chiropractic Clinic. (See Directions Below) This is an annual event for Dr. Maloof and the staff and they look forward to the opportunity to introduce DMA’s members to the benefits of Chiropractic Health and how it can improve the quality of life! Dr. Maloof has been an active member of DMA for many years and currently is serving as a Board Member. Dr. Maloof says that he decided to become a chiropractor at a very early age. Actually, it was his calling. Without regular chiropractic care, he honestly believes that he would not have the quality of health that he enjoys today. The human body is a very complex machine and just like your automobile, it requires basic maintenance to keep it running properly. Many

patients are surprised at the far reaching effects of quality chiropractic care and the wonderful relief they get which results in better health. Offering a gentle and precise chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Marion Maloof is committed to teaching about the basics of chiropractic health care and how it can improve your quality of life. Chiropractic is THE natural approach to health care without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors relieve nerve pressure by gently removing misalignments of the spine, which are called subluxations. Without these roadblocks, 100 percent of the nerve supply is able to flow from the brain, down the spinal cord, through all the spinal nerves, to every organ, tissue, and cell in the body. Chiropractic adjustments assure proper nerve function, giving the body optimum health potential. Dr. Maloof opened his clinic in April, 2001 offering a different type of chiropractic treatment than the spinal manipulations that most people are familiar with. Dr. Maloof practices the Atlas Orthogonal method of chiropractic. The treatment focuses on the first vertebrae in the neck, at the brainstem, through which most of the nerve impulses connecting the brain with the rest of the body travel. The neck has always been a focus area of

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chiropractic because proper balance and alignment of this area affects so much of the body. The treatments are gentler for patients and are made with a percussion type instrument which releases an energy wave to align the spine. This energy wave places the atlas in an orthogonal position, (which is a Greek word for level), with the patient feeling no discomfort. Please mark July 13th on your calendar for the monthly meeting of The Duluth Merchants Association‌ Dr. Maloof and Staff look forward to welcoming you and opening the door to THE natural approach to health care! See you there. Maloof Chiropractic Clinic is located at 1235 Pleasant Hill Road, (on the right if you're headed east), one-half mile east of Club drive next to the State Farm agency. Feel free to call us at (770) 923-1111. Park at State Farm or at the Riteway Company on either side of our clinic.

Page 2 from the Desk of the President Dear DMA Members, Thanks to Tavern on the Bridge for their hospitality in hosting the June meeting. The DMA members and guests were treated to a delicious buffet and topped of with great cold beverages of our choice! Now that is hospitality. I understand that each night of the weekday has a special drink… hum, sounds like the perfect spot for a quick after hours business meeting. Take a moment and look at the special insert to see what the weekly offerings are for the Tavern. And thanks again for hosting DMA. The Peggy Mitchell Memorial Stars & Stripes 5K Run/ Walk was a great success. We had over 220 walkers and runners. I want to personally thank all the sponsors and volunteers that made the race the success it was. If you missed it this year… start your training for next year now! And again, I want to personally thank Jennifer Ingalls, Hilton Enterprises, for her time and talent in bringing the race together. Jennifer had not been involved in the race before this year; however she graciously took on the major task of coordinating all the details needed to pull off a major event. And you know if you have ever been involved in a task of this magnitude just how much time and energy is needed to make things happen. This event is a major fundraiser for the DMA, allowing us to contribute to community causes. Remember the July meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday in July (July 13th) at Maloof Chiropractic

DMA Gab-RRR Clinic. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Dana White President, 2004

Duluth Fall Festival September 25 & 26, 2004 The Duluth Fall Festival will be here before we know it. In its 22nd year it will be our biggest Festival ever. The Co-Chairs this year are John Martin and Crystal Huntzinger. As it has been for the last 21 years, all of the proceeds go back into Downtown Duluth. This year our money will primarily go towards our debt on the Duluth Festival Center, the Amphitheater/Pavilion on the Town Green. People from all over the area will enjoy this complex for many years to come. It will be the location of the August Merchants Association meeting, which the Duluth Fall Festival Committee will be hosting, along with Schwan’s Foods of Norcross. We really appreciate that the Merchants Association is going to handle the shuttle service for the festival again this year. That has been a wonderful addition to the festival. However, to pay the balance owed on The Festival Center, plus do other things for the Downtown, we need even more help. Our only hope to raise enough to pay this debt off, even in several years, is through our sponsor program. Many of you are already sponsors or have been in the past, and we all really appreciate that, but we still need more of you, and urge all of you to consider it for this year. …continued on page 6

2004 Duluth Merchants Association Officers & Board of Directors

OFFICERS DANA WHITE President DERECK WHITESMITH Vice President Alisa Williams Secretary John Monk Treasurer

BOARD of DIRECTORS Pam Adams Laura Heck Jennifer Ingalls Marion Maloof Albert Marquez John Martin Thom Mash John Monk Sunny Ramsay Allan Roth Dana White Dereck Whitesmith Alisa Williams Mark Williams. Jim Wilson

770-564-0876 770-814-8984 678-376-9700 770-923-1111 770-623-6069 770-476-2775 770-689-2600 770-495-8900 404-906-4677 770-497-8776 770-476-1659 678-957-8030 770-476-3434 770-441-0945 770-813-8947

The Gab-RRR is a publication of the Duluth Merchants Association Printed and Distributed by Accent Mail Service 678-473-4643 Layout & Photography by Laura Heck, Heck Design Group Phone/Fax 770-814-8984 Edited by Sunny Ramsay, Dan Cook Assoc. 404-906-4677 Database by: Jim Wilson, ASK Staffing, Inc. 770-813-8947

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Page 3 An awards ceremony was held at the Amphitheater at 10:00 am with trophies awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category.

Duluth Merchants Association Stars & Stripes 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk Peggy P. Mitchell Memorial Race What a picture perfect day for the 8th Annual Peggy P. Mitchell Memorial Walk/Run! The skies cleared, volunteers were eager to receive their assignments (many volunteers were also sponsors), & over 220 walkers and runners were ready for the start of the race. The race started, wound through beautiful tree lined streets & finished at the Towne Green in Downtown Duluth. The course participants were cheered on by local residents and supporters. At the finish line cheers range out as each participant crossed the line. Master Winners were: Kirk Larson, (male division-over 40) with an overall time of 18:25 and Karen Ward (female division) with an overall of 23:33.

The Age categories ranged from 10 years old through 70+! The Top-5-Race Winners in these categories were: Mike Gerber, Kirk Larson, Jim Pullen, Dylan Thiery, Kristin Andrews

The Proceeds from the 8th Annual Peggy P. Mitchell Memorial Stars & Stripes 5K Walk/Run will be deposited into the DMA Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia and then will be distributed to benefit local charities.

Roy Mitchell (left) and his daughter Kelly (right) prepare to start the race with Mayor Shirley Lasseter (center).

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our Race Sponsors. As you all know, to make this happen sponsors were needed, and we want to thank each one for their contribution to our 8th annual fundraiser:

George Thorndyke-County Commissioner Leticia Radney-Peachtree Bank Gwinnett Community Bank-John Martin Beckles & Associates, a new DMA Member Atlanta Flooring-Renee Phillips Hilton Enterprises, Inc.-Steve Hilton Harold Stamey Boyle & Toth Family Medicine Jim Hall Sponsors-in-kind:

Roy Mitchell presents trophies to Master Winners Kirk Larson and Karen Ward at the Peggy P. Mitchell Memorial 5K Run/Walk ceremonies.

Rock, Paper, Scissors-Randy Sutt Accent Mail-Dennis Keller ABC Sign Source-Carlos Gutay Kroger-Deborah Perry & John Mangan City of Duluth-Mayor Shirley Lassiter, Alisa Williams John Monk, CPA Sunny Ramsay~Dan Cook Associates American Legion Post 251

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Duluth Merchants Association Stars & Stripes 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk Peggy P. Mitchell Memorial Race May 29, 2004

Susie and Thom Mash with members of Legion Post 251 were there bright and early with coffee and donuts. Ann Carol Pence and Roy Mitchell are joined by Roy’s daughter Kelly as they register runners for the race.

Chuck Raynor and Harold Stamey prepare to keep time and tags for the runners.

(Above, left to right): Volunteers Harold Stamey, John Monk, Jim Dugan, and Maxine Garner enjoy a light moment before the race. (Right): Jeff Eastabrooks takes tags from the finishers as they come in, while Ann Carol Pence and Donna Daluga cheer on the runners.

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‌Roy Mitchell starts the race.

Before . . . Anthony Rodriguez and Teresa Lynn were no worse for wear after the race. Roderick Tate (far right) was another DMA member who participated as a runner.

. . . After

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DMA Gab-RRR Fall Festival…continued from page 2

2004 Farmers' Market The market will take place every Saturday except July 3 through September 18. The market in Duluth will be located on the Gravel Lot directly across from the Amphitheater in the Town Green. The hours will be from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please contact Alisa Williams at 678475-3512 or email her at for more information. Duluth


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July 17, 24, 31

Aug. 7, 14

Aug. 21, 28

Sept. 4, 11

Sept. 18

July 3rd Duluth Celebrates America at Scott Hudgens Park at 6:30pm The Aurora Theatre's Annie Get Your Gun July 17, 2004, 7:00 p.m., FREE presents Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone August 21, 2004, 4-9:30 p.m., FREE, (show time TBA)

Movie Under the Stars presents Miracle Saturday, July 31, 2004

Finding Nemo Friday, August 6, 2004 *premium tables available for Nemo’s Birthday Party (food, cake, prizes and fun!)

Monsters Inc. Halloween on the Green Saturday, October 23, 2004 *All movies begin at dusk*

The Southeastern Railway Museum The Southeastern Railway Museum special events for July 2004: July 3 - "Independence day celebration" - Ice cream, watermelon, BBQ, & music 11am 2pm as the museum celebrates America's independence. Members of armed services & public safety departments (Fire, police, EMS) admitted free in uniform with paying guest.

We will have brochures at the July and August meetings, and will tell you more about it there, plus answer any questions that you might have. Please look over the brochure then and consider helping us by becoming a sponsor. There are many benefits that come with it for you personally, it is really good advertising for your business, and it certainly helps our town. If you feel that you cannot commit to being a sponsor there are other ways that you can help. We need silent auction items, advertising commitments for the newspaper inserts, road race runners, and, of course, would love to have you as a member of our group of volunteers. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting in July, on August 3rd at the Festival Center, and, of course, in September at the Duluth Fall Festival. Kathryn Willis 2004 Duluth Fall Festival Sponsor Committee 770-476-3405

More Fun at the 5K!

For more information, please visit, or call 770-476-2013.

Fall Festival Concert: Robert Lee Smith and his TAMS September 25, 2004, FREE, 7:00 p.m. Premium tables with gourmet meals available. Call 770-4975312 to reserve yours!

Guests enjoy the festivities at “I Scream for the Engines 2003.”

Sunny Ramsay, our newsletter editor, helps out 5K race co-chair Jennifer Ingalls and Mayor Shirley Lasseter.

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Special Invitation! Please join us in a Celebration of Life, Love and Happiness

Accent Mail Wins Above and Beyond Award

2004-05 Calendar of Events All Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, except where otherwise indicated with a *. Locations will vary. **Dates are subject to change. *July 13 August 3 *September 13 October 5

The Foster Children’s Foundation, Inc. would like to extend a special invitation to you and your family to come help us change lives at the

2004 Annual Foster Children’s Picnic Sunday, August 22 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Pickneyville Park Medlock Pavilion 4758 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross All we ask you to bring is a big heart. For the Foster Children in our community, this will be a day of food, fun, laughter and caring. For our invited guests, this will be an opportunity to share your time, love and experiences, helping these foster children to understand they too can dream, and those dreams do come true. Please RSVP to Suzanne Geske Executive Director 770-623-6135 770-623-3253 For the safety and privacy of the children attending, RSVP is required.

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Dennis and Carol Keller of Accent Mail. Congratulations!

On May 26, 2004, the staff at Accent Mail received notice that it had earned the Above and Beyond award from their client A Choice Experience, Inc of Clarkesville, GA. A Choice Experience, Inc is a non profit educational corporation dedicated to exploring human possibility. The letter accompanying the award from executive director, Karen Bates, stated: “Dear Accent Mail Staff: A Choice Experience, Inc has been a loyal customer of yours since 2002. We appreciate your service. You always make room for our jobs no matter how small or how urgently we need them.

December 7 January 4, 2005 February 1 March 1 **April 5 May 3 June 7 July 5 August 2 September 6 October 4 November 1 December 6

Maloof Chiropractic Duluth Fall Festival American Legion Post 251 Atlanta Flooring Design Centers Mario’s Duluth Corner Café Aurora Theatre Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce The Sharing Center for Women Gwinnett Community Bank Foster Children’s Foundation Tavern on the Bridge Accent Mail The Printing Trade Company Duluth Fall Festival Century 21 Findley Real Estate Atlanta Flooring Design Centers Houston & Company CPA Aurora Theatre

Anyone interested in hosting a DMA meeting or providing refreshments, please contact Albert Marquez at 770-623-6069.

We would like to take this time to extend our sincere appreciation for all the times you have gone out of your way to take care of our needs these past years and especially for the professional manner in which you’ve handled some challenging situations. Thank you for the terrific and consistent service!!!”

Rich Daluga and Roy Mitchell at the Annual 5K Run/Walk.

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 Sunny Ramsay at or fax it to 770-813-9923. It is your newsletter and we rely upon you. Are you using your association's website to the fullest? Add your web address and a business description to your entry in the online membership directory. Send an email to with your updates. ALL NEWSLETTER ENTRIES must be submitted by the 12th of each month for the next issue. "Change of Address� Please e-mail your address changes to Jim Wilson at or call him at 770-813-8947. "Are You Next?" We want to showcase our DMA members in our meetings. If you would like to host a meeting or if you have an educational 30 minute presentation that you believe would be of benefit to our members, please call Albert Marquez, 770-623-6069 with your ideas. "The Network Table Is Available!" Yes, we want you 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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