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Monthly News from the Duluth Merchants Association



October 6; 6pm Hosted by Atlanta Flooring & Design Contact: Donny Phillips 3665 Swiftwater Park Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 (678) 205-5698 Located in Duluth and Suwanee Georgia, Atlanta Flooring Design Centers is both a Commercial and Residential Flooring Contractor. Celebrating 23 years as a respected flooring dealer, 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 solutions needed for your project. Continued on Pg 4


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President Harold Stamey DMA President 2009

2009 OFFICERS Harold Stamey, President Glenn Sarver, 1st Vice-President Al Brown, 2nd Vice-President John Monk, Treasurer Cody Moran, Secretary Marion Maloof, Past President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Marion Maloof 770.923.1111 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 Dr. David Dudovitz 678.777.7883 Cody Moran 404.790.8175 Elizabeth Rudin 678.475.3512 Albert Marquez 770.932.8739 Richard Daluga 770.366.4561, Kaye Slayton 678.473.6743

The Gab-RRR is a monthly publication of the Duluth Merchants Association. Back issues are available at Database, Printing and Distribution: Norman Klugman Accent Mail Service 678.473.4643 Newsletter Design: Terry Palmer QuickCREATIVE Advertising 404.502.5531


What a great meeting we had last month at the Gwinnett Community Bank and that includes John Martin's presentation as the speaker of the night. Please extend our appreciation to this pillar of our community for hosting this meeting. Before the membership meeting, your board made a tough decision in selecting the recipient of next years Spring Benefit. Five presentations were made to the board but in the end the board took a bold step and selected two recipients, The Rainbow Village and the Duluth Cooperative Ministry. A lot of volunteers will be needed, so please join in the tradition of a successful occasion. Well its October, so the next meeting must be at the Atlanta Flooring and Design Center located on Buford Highway, just one block south of McGinnis Ferry. So for all your needs for this meeting, please go our super website at This includes directions and a great picture of the building to look for. Looking ahead to November, we will be the guests of the Duluth Historical Society. So for now, I will see you at Atlanta Flooring! Harold Stamey, CPA President



Welcome New Members! Plan Ahead Events Jan Stevens, President 770-294-6774 3870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., S-150 # 308 Duluth Event Management Services Plan Ahead Events is a full-service event management company. We provide creative solutions for meetings,conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel. We belong to a network of 40 event planners.

Flex HR, Inc. Jim Cichanski, Pres/CEO Cherie Pritchard, VP-Human Resources 770-814-4225 9210-A Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 201 Johns Creek H R Consulting and Outsourcing

Costco Wholesale Maria LaCayo, Marketing Manager 770-622-1330 3980 Venture Drive Duluth Wholesale and Retail Sales- Membership Club Warehouse Buying Facility




Continued from Cover 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 and Laminate Flooring. 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.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday October 6 6pm!

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.




“The decision of MBS to locate to Gwinnett Place is a strong indicator of how well our area supports a wide variety of employers,” said Joe Allen, executive director of the Gwinnett Place CID. “Efforts to attract quality businesses like MBS continue to yield results, and we welcome them to the county’s central business district.”

GPCID Welcomes Medical Business Service Inc. To Gwinnett Center MBS Inc. provides patient billing services for hospitalbased physicians

The MBS announcement comes on news of NCR’s plans to occupy the Satellite Place 700 building off Satellite Boulevard near Gwinnett Place Mall.

The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) welcomes the announced arrival of Medical Business Service Inc. (MBS) to offices in the Gwinnett Place area. Kaufman Realty Group (KRG) recently signed a lease with MBS to occupy 20,000 square feet at the Gwinnett Center complex – 3505 Koger Boulevard off Pleasant Hill Road. Florida-based MBS is a leading provider of patient billing services for hospital-based physicians. Establishing offices in Gwinnett Place is expected to produce more than 80 new jobs.

On a routine basis, the CID works in conjunction with the Partnership Gwinnett economic development initiative, real estate professionals, chambers of commerce and others to highlight available properties and resources in greater Gwinnett Place. Kaufman Realty Group is an active member of the CID, and the CID’s staff has worked closely with it to attract interest to its property and other Gwinnett Place locations.

The decision of MBS to locate to Gwinnett Place is a strong indicator of how well our area supports a wide variety of employers.





Southeastern Rail Museum


Duluth Historical Society

Location TBA



www.Duluthfallfestival .com





DMA 20 th Year Reunion



All Event Rentals


City of Duluth


Most Meetings begin at 6:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month (although this can vary). Locations vary monthly. Dates subject to change. For directions to locations visit

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Duluth Merchants Association P.O. Box 559 Duluth GA 30096