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DMA GAB-RRR Issue 10 October 2012

Company Name

Our Next DMA Meeting will be on

nd at 6PM Our Next Meeting is October 2 Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6pm

Donny Phillips

Residential & Commercial 3665 Swiftwater Park Drive, Building 2 Suwanee, GA 30024 Phone: 770.476.8306 Fax: 770.476.0308 (map it) (770-435-6677)

About Atlanta Flooring Located in Suwanee Georgia and Charlotte N.C., Atlanta Flooring Design Centers is both a Commercial and Residential Flooring Contractor. Since 1985 we have been a respected name in the floor covering industry, we offer quality products, excellent service, and pricing to the Southeast region. We are dedicated to our customers and their concerns. Whether it's new construction, renovations, or tenant improvements, we can provide the flooring, cabinet, and countertop solutions needed for your project. Our Sales Team consists of highly qualified salespeople, offering product, blueprint and installation knowledge. Atlanta Flooring Design Centers provides professional installation for Carpet, Vinyl Composition Tile, Ceramic Tile, Sheet Vinyl, Wood, Laminate Flooring Cabinetry and Countertops. Our professional installers are available 7 days a week to complete your project correctly and on time. For projects that require special scheduling, we will work with your company to accommodate your project needs. With daily deliveries from our suppliers, we have the capability to ensure that your material is ordered and installed efficiently. Our Company is based upon our Mission Statement: "To listen to customers needs, and professionally provide service and material at a great value. Honoring God and always treating people as we would like to be treated." We would like an opportunity to become a working partner with your company and help provide solutions to all your flooring needs. Your satisfaction is our goal.

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DMA GAB-RRR President's Letter

Dear DMA Members…

If you get where you are going where will you be? Luke 15: 11-24 James Johnson, President DMA 2012

This was the title of my adult Sunday School Lesson this past week. This is a thought provoking question for a religious and business person. Do you have a plan to get where you’re going and will you recognize it when you get there? INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Presidents Letter


September Meeting Recap


Board of Directors


New Member


About DMA


Member Ads


October Calendar


Next Meeting


I have a new business in the “Digital Out of Home Industry.” Look up DOOH on Google. I am making my new plan and I encourage the entire DMA membership to review your direction for 2013. Lots of problems are facing our Country and us in our personal, financial and business lives. Get prepared for changes. Don’t sit around and wait for things to happen make them happen. This goes for the DMA organization. We have made some strides in 2012, but more is needed in 2013. Come forward to serve on a committee. “If it is to be, it is up to Me”, meaning all of us.


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DMA and Duluth at Southeastern Railway Museum “On the Right Track”

I hear the train a coming, it's rollin' 'round the bend… ”don’t you just love a train! Tuesday September 11th found us at the Southeastern Railway Museum for the monthly Duluth Merchants Association Meeting.

So trains and Duluth, GA – what exactly do they have in common? When Congress approved a North-South railroad connecting Duluth, Minnesota with Duluth, GA in 1871, the rest, as they say, “is history.” Today the current Duluth City Seal even includes a steam engine, reminding us all of the importance the railroad had to the growth of our Duluth community. Meeting in the newly restored Depot building, Randy Pirkle, Administrator of the Museum, our host and fellow DMA Member, shared a brief history of the Museum and then an overview of events offered at the Museum. If you haven’t been to the train museum, it’s well worth a visit! From summer day camps to “Second Thursday” preschooler events, to "Train or Treat" at Halloween, to the Christmas time "Polar Express Experience", the Museum offers great train experiences year round for the whole family. And for a special treat, this October will highlight the 2012 Railroad Revival Tour. Willie Nelson, folk rockers Band of Horses, Grammy Award-nominated Jamey Johnson and actor-musician John C. Reilly and Friends will arrive at the Museum on antique railroad cars (Tickets for the Railroad Revival Tour

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Volunteers and Donations are important to the Southeastern Railway Museum. Sixty (60) plus volunteers log in 1200 to 1600 hours per month, and currently the Museum has been awarded a $50,000 “challenge grant” to be used for buildings to protect the trains. This “challenge grant” means that for every st cash dollar donated to the Museum by October 31 2012, the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation will match each donation up to the $50,000. And just as the railroad brought the original economic growth to Duluth in the 1800’s, DMA members, guests and City officials were gathered at the Southeastern Railway Museum, discussing and encouraging business growth in our community. Mayor Nancy Harris reminded us of several projects in the works, including the new Community Building at WP Jones, the new Bike Lane on Peachtree Industrial Blvd., and the future realignment of Highway 120. Chris McGahee, Economic Development Manager, encouraged us with news of many re-development efforts in the works around the city. So, what is that light at the end of the tunnel? It's the light coming from the bright future for Duluth Merchants Association Members and the City of Duluth, as they work together for the prosperity of the Duluth Community… “all the live long day.” Positively yours, Sheri and Bill

DMA Board of Directors James Johnson, President Al Brown, Vice President Bill Eppright, Secretary John Monk, Treasurer

JMS Management


Positive Public Image John Monk CPA

404-803-7171 770-495-8900

Rayann Larson Chris McGahee Sunny Ramsay Jenny Wesselmann

The Work Spot City of Duluth GMC-D

770-330-1001 770-476-3434 678-312-6857 678-682-3224

Sperry Van Ness

Last DMA Meeting for the year 2012 December 4th…6PM

The Work Spot Holiday Spirit and Attire

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The DMA Board is delighted to welcome the following New Member: MA GAB-RRR

Marlene R. Svoboda Personal Power Life Coaching



DMA‌.Our Purpose To promote the general welfare of our

The DMA was conceived with the idea that as business people we can best accomplish together what no members, by interacting fellow one could do alone. It is an association for members to participate in and improve with the Duluth Community.

members, their community, and city, county, and state governments. To advise our members on pending government actions of local significance.

To foster a spirit of cooperation and trust between our members and the community, and between our members and the city government. To promote the highest business standards among our members. To discover better business methods for our members through personal networking and outside guest speakers. To promote the economic interest of all members of the association.

October 2012 SUNDAY












5 National Golf Day!!


10 Emergency Nurses Day





6 Pet Vaccines


Old Farmers Day







Bosses Day 21


Low Cost 9-1 Planned PetHood!!



Columbus Day



20 Sweetest Day 27

World Pasta Day


Mother-in-Law Day


30 Mischief Night



November 13th Meeting 6PM

Glancy Campus of Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth GMC-D will introduce DMA to the New Center for Bariatric Surgery Glancy Campus is located 3215 McClure Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30096 678-312-6000


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