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WELCOME Greetings and Welcome, The North Fulton story is one of growth and opportunity, and I’m proud to say that the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) has been part of the development of this community and a catalyst for its growth since 1973. This year we celebrate 40 years of dedication to promoting the interests of business, encouraging commerce, and creating opportunities within our six-city footprint. The Latin dictum, Mercatura Gubernatio Civitas, expresses, in a classical way, the GNFCC’s vital concerns: Business Government Community. Besides its role as a catalyst for economic development and business growth, the chamber has emerged as a respected voice in the community with ties to local and state politics that advocates for better schools, a high standard of living, and a top-notch business environment. From economic development to quality of life, the GNFCC actively promotes positive growth and a sense of community pride. Staying connected is all-important these days, and I am proud to present this year’s community guide, which we believe will provide an updated level of connectivity for area newcomers and our members. Although it is a departure from the more traditional directory, we hope this informational guide with its technological “bells and whistles” will transform our ability to promote local businesses and disseminate information utilizing the Internet and phone applications. This change reflects the chamber’s commitment to making relevant and meaningful contributions to the community. In the last decade, the chamber’s impact on the area has grown more than we ever imagined. We appreciate the trust our members have placed in us; and as a new member of the community, you will find this guide and the chamber staff valuable resources. Please feel free to call us to answer questions or direct you to one of our 1,900+member business who are ready to help make your transition a smooth one. The chamber and North Fulton are on the cusp of several years of amazing growth, and we are proud to lead the way. We are honored to help make North Fulton your new home. Sincerely,

Brandon L. Beach President & CEO 11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 100 Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 Toll Free 866-840-5770 Phone 770-993-8806 Fax 770-594-1059 e-mail: info@gnfcc.com www.gnfcc.com


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City Guide 4 Alpharetta 6 Johns Creek 7 Milton 8 Mountain Park 9 Roswell 10 Sandy Springs

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s one of the fastest-growing communities in the South, Alpharetta has an ideal environment for raising families and living a quality lifestyle. The 57,551 residents agree that the vibrant sensibility of this city is the embodiment of what it claims itself to be: “Awesome!” Located in metropolitan Atlanta, with the city just 25 miles away, Alpharetta was recently ranked on the list of America’s 25 Best Places to move by Forbes magazine. The 21,859 households with an estimated average household income of $116,780 aren’t shy to celebrate the city’s great achievements. This richly diverse city offers award-winning parks, excellent schools, a multitude of familyfriendly festivals and events, unique shopping destinations, and a thriving culinary scene. Visit www.alpharetta.ga.us for more information. City of Alpharetta 2 South Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-297-6000 www.alpharetta.ga.us Mayor, David Belle Isle ................dbelleisle@alpharetta.ga.us City Administrator, Bob Regus........bregus@alpharetta.ga.us

Alpharetta City Council Donald Mitchell ............................dmitchell@alpharetta.ga.us Jim Gilvin ...........................................jgilvin@alpharetta.ga.us Michael Cross..................................mcross@alpharetta.ga.us Mike Kennedy .............................mkennedy@alpharetta.ga.us Chris Owens....................................cowens@alpharetta.ga.us D.C. Aiken.......................................dcaiken@alpharetta.ga.us

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ocated in the heart of the growing Atlanta area and metro convenient to GA 400, the Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/Windward hotel offers travelers access to many popular destinations, including High Museum and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The Alpharetta hotel also is conveniently located adjacent to many of the areas outdoor attractions such as Wills Park and Forsyth Country Sports Park and Recreation.

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Amenities • Complimentary Wi-Fi and highspeed DSL Internet access • 42" flat-panel HDTV featuring HD channels, sports packages & on-demand movies & music • Oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper • Coffee maker/tea maker • Computer data port • AM/FM alarm clock radio with MP3 connectivity • Hyatt Plug Panel™ • Large desk area • Two telephones (one cordless) with voicemail • Mini-refrigerator • Complimentary Hot Skillet Breakfast Buffet

5595 Windward Parkway • Alpharetta, GA 30004 770 343 9566 • Fax: 770 343 9452 Visit alpharettawindwardparkway.place.hyatt.com

Dining Options Guests at Hyatt Place can order freshly prepared entrees and appetizers from our Guest Kitchen or select from ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and bakery items from the Grab ‘N Go case; both are available 24 hours a day. We also feature Starbucks® specialty coffees, wine and premium beers and a full-service bar featuring specialty cocktails in our Bakery Café.


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ncorporated in 2006, Johns Creek is a suburban community in a 32-square-mile area, just 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. Known for its vibrant neighborhoods, the 76,728 residents have seen the active development of their neighborhoods since the 1980s. For many years, Johns Creek was a rural farming community. Today, remnants of the original crossroads communities that dotted the landscape more than 100 years ago can still be seen. Historically the early crossroads served as centers of social and business activities, giving residents a sense of community that is still evident. The early communities built the foundation upon which the city’s nearly 300 subdivision neighborhoods stand. Today, 26,041 households are in Johns Creek, providing an inclusive approach to making the city a quality community of safe and healthy neighborhoods. Visit www.johnscreekga.gov for more information. City of Johns Creek 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400 Johns Creek, GA 30097 678-512-3200 www.johnscreekga.gov Mayor, Mike Bodker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mike.bodker@johnscreekga.gov

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Johns Creek City Council Randall Johnson, Post 1 . . . . . . . . .randall.johnson@johnscreekga.gov Brad Raffensperger, Post 2 . . . . .brad.raffensperger@johnscreekga.gov Karen Richardson, Post 3 . . . . . . .karen.richardson@johnscreekga.gov Ivan Figueroa, Post 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .ivan.figueroa@johnscreekga.gov Kelly Stewart, Post 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kelly.stewart@johnscreekga.gov Bev Miller, Post 6, Mayor Pro Tem . . . . . .bev.miller@johnscreekga.gov


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ncorporated on December 1, 2006, and covering 23,000 acres, the city of Milton has been recognized for having the highest quality of life in the state of Georgia and 9th highest in the southern United States by The Business Journals’ “On Numbers” survey. It is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city’s rural character. With a population of 32,661, the city of Milton will provide opportunity and value in a responsive and responsible environment through active partnership with the community and its stakeholders. There are 11,584 households in Milton with an estimated average household income of $154,443. Visit www.cityofmiltonga.us for more information.

City of Milton 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107 Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500 www.cityofmiltonga.us Mayor, Joe Lockwood.....................joe.lockwood@cityofmiltonga.us City Manager, Chris Lagerbloom ......................chris.lagerbloom@cityofmiltonga.us

Milton City Council Karen Thurman, District 1 ....karen.thurman@cityofmiltonga.us Matt Kunz, District 2....................matt.kunz@cityofmiltonga.us William C. Lusk, District 3 ...............bill.lusk@cityofmiltonga.us Burt Hewitt, District 4................burt.hewitt@cityofmiltonga.us Joe Longoria, District 5 ............joe.longoria@cityofmiltonga.us Lance Large, District 6 ...............lance.large@cityofmiltonga.us

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he city of Mountain Park boasts 188 homes, divided by eclectic street names on the north and south sides of the city. Most of the streets on the south side, the older part of the city, are named after trees, like cedar, maple and spruce. Most streets on the north side are named after birds, like robin, thrush and cardinal. The 547 residents of Mountain Park also enjoy the foothold in Cherokee County, which is represented by Cardinal Cove and Blue Heron Drive. The natureinspired street names are spotted all over town. Mountain Park is an officially designated wildlife refuge, protecting birds, animals and reptiles. The city has also been given the distinction Tree City USA, through the Arbor Day Foundation. Visit www.mountainpark-ga.gov for more information. City of Mountain Park 118 Lakeshore Drive Mountain Park, GA 30075 770-993-4231 www.mountainpark-ga.gov Mayor, Jim Still ......jim.still@mountainpark-ga.gov City Clerk, Karen Segars.......city.clerk@mountainpark-ga.gov Mountain Park City Council

Don Carlson...............7don.carlson@mountainpark-ga.gov Gladney Cooper ....gladney.cooper@mountainpark-ga.gov Scott Mills.....................scott.mills@mountainpark-ga.gov Ocoee Penick ............ocoee.penick@mountainpark-ga.gov Scott Read ....................scott.read@mountainpark-ga.gov

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ature lovers, history buffs, art aficionados, and foodies can follow their passion to historic Roswell and indulge in all their favorite pastimes. This savvy suburb just 20 minutes north of Atlanta has the perfect ingredients for a wonderful getaway. Here, a 640+ acres historic district with antebellum home tours, is linked with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Against this vintage backdrop is a lively shopping, dining, and arts scene. Antique markets provide hours of discovery, as does a unique retail lineup that blends perfectly with dozens of art galleries, a professional theater, and a vibrant cultural scene. Roswell’s historic district and its numerous restaurants serve up something for every taste: barbecue and bistro, tapas and Thai, downhome Southern cooking, and continental cuisine. Canton Street, at the center of downtown activity and the setting for great shopping and dining, was awarded the “2011 Great Places in Georgia - Great Street” by the Georgia Planning Association. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay awhile; Roswell’s lodging facilities are friendly, affordable, and waiting to welcome you. For assistance in planning your trip visit www.visitroswellga.com. City of Roswell 38 Hill Street Roswell, GA 30075 770-641-3727 www.roswellgov.com Mayor, Jere Wood .....mayorwood@roswellgov.com Roswell City Council

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Rich Dippolito, Post 1.............rdippolito@roswellgov.com Becky Wynn, Post 2 ....................bwynn@roswellgov.com Betty Price, Post 3.......................bprice@roswellgov.com Kent Igleheart, Post 4............kigleheart@roswellgov.com Jerry Orlans, Post 5....................jorlans@roswellgov.com Nancy Diamond, Post 6 .........ndiamond@roswellgov.com

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andy Springs is a demographically-diverse community covering a 38-square-mile area in North Fulton. It is the second-largest city in the metropolitan area and the sixthlargest city in Georgia with a population of 93,853. A drive through the city’s many established neighborhoods reveals a traditional Southern charm. High-ranking schools, more than 20 miles of shoreline along the Chattahoochee River, and 11 parks also attract residents to the city. Sandy Springs is a hub for business with Interstate 285, GA 400, and three MARTA train stations aiding daily commutes. Sandy Springs is home to a number of the state’s top 50 public companies including UPS, Newell Rubbermaid, and First Data, and includes 40 percent of the metro area’s hospital beds through Northside Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For more information visit www.sandyspringsga.org. City of Sandy Springs 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500 Sandy Springs, GA 30350 770-730-5600 www.sandyspringsga.org Mayor, Eva Galambos...........egalambos@sandyspringsga.gov City Manager, John F. McDonough............jmcdonough@sandyspringsga.gov

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Sandy Springs City Council John Paulson, District 1.........................jpaulson@sandyspringsga.gov Dianne Fries, District 2 ..............................dfries@sandyspringsga.gov Chip Collins, District 3 ............................ccollins@sandyspringsga.gov Gabriel Sterling, District 4 ...................gsterling@sandyspringsga.gov Tiberio DeJulio, District 5 .......................tdejulio@sandyspringsga.gov Karen Meinzen McEnerny, District 6...kmcenerny@sandyspringsga.gov


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GOVERNMENT U.S. Representatives John Lewis(D), District 5 343 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3801 District Office: The Equitable Building 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1920 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-659-0116 johnlewis.house.gov Tom Price(R), District 6 403 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-4501 District Office: 3730 Roswell Road, Suite 50 Marietta, GA 30062 770-565-7570 tomprice.house.gov Rob Woodall(R), District 7 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046 770-232-3005 (phone) 770-232-2909 (fax) www.woodall.house.gov

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ulton County was formed from DeKalb County in 1853. It consolidated with Milton and Campbell counties in 1932, resulting in the county’s elongated shape. North Fulton consists of the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, and Sandy Springs. Each city has its own government led by an elected mayor and council. Use this information to contact local legislators:

Governor, Nathan Deal 203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-1776 http://gov.georgia.gov

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss(R) 416 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-3521 Atlanta Office: 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1340 Atlanta, GA 30339 770-763-9090 www.chambliss.senate.gov Johnny Isakson(R) 131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-3643 Georgia Office: 1 Overton Park 3625 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 970 Atlanta, GA 30361 770-661-0999 www.isakson.senate.gov

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Doug Collins, District 9 513 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-9893 (phone) 202-226-1224 (fax) www.dougcollins.house.gov Phil Gingrey, District 11 Marietta District Office 219 Roswell Street Marietta, Georgia 30060 770-429-1776 (phone) 770-795-9551 (fax) www.gingrey.house.gov Tom Graves, District 14 432 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5211 (phone) 770-535-2765 (fax) www.tomgraves.house.gov


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Mayor Jim Still, Mountain Park; Mayor Mike Bodker, Johns Creek; Mayor Eva Galambos, Sandy Springs; Senator Brandon Beach, Chamber CEO; Mayor David Belle Isle, Alpharetta; Mayor Joe Lockwood, Milton; Mayor Jere Wood, Roswell

State Senators Brandon Beach(R), District 21 03-B Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 404 463-1378 404 463-1386 District Address: 3100 Brierfield Road Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone:(678) 640-1811 www.senate.ga.gov brandon@beachforgeorgia.com Judson H. Hill(R), District 32 21-D State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0150 District Address: 3102 Raines Court Marietta GA 30062 770-565-0024 www.senate.ga.gov judson@judsonhill.com David Shafer(R), District 48 321-F State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0048 District Address: P.O. Box 880 Duluth, GA 30096 www.senate.ga.gov david.shafer@senate.ga.gov John Albers(R), District 56 301-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-463-8055 District Address: 885 Woodstock Rd. #215, Ste. 430 Roswell, GA 30075 678-667-3656 www.senate.ga.gov john.albers@senate.ga.gov

State Representatives Jan Jones(R), District 46 340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5072 District Address: 12850 Highway 9, Suite 600-356 Milton, GA 30004 jan.jones@house.ga.gov

Lynne Riley(R), District 50 504 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0188 District Address: 10605 Wren Ridge Road Johns Creek, Georgia 30022 770-664-0436 lynne.riley@house.ga.gov

Chuck Martin(R), District 47 417 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5064 District Address: 11770 Haynes Bridge Road Suite 205-544 Alpharetta, GA 30009 chuck@martinforgeorgia.com

Tom Rice(R), District 51 220 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5912 District Address: 4151 Blue Iris Hollow Norcross, GA 30092 770-447-9646 tom.rice@house.ga.gov

Harry Geisinger(R), District 48 601 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0254 District Address: 224 River View Trail Roswell, GA 30075 770-993-4264 harry.geisinger@house.ga.gov

Joe Wilkinson(R), District 52 415 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-463-8143 District Address: 850 Old Creek Trail Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-705-8309 joe.wilkinson@house.ga.gov

Wendell Willard(R), District 49 132 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5125 District Address: 755 River Gate Drive Sandy Springs, GA 30350 770-481-7100 wendell.willard@house.ga.gov

Fulton County Government 141 Pryor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303 404-612-4000 www.fultoncountyga.gov

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Fulton County Board of Commissioners Fulton County is governed by a sevenmember Board of Commissioners. Five commissioners are elected by geographic district and two are elected countywide, including the chair. Members are part-time and serve concurrent four-year terms.

Tom Lowe, District 4 tom.lowe@fultoncountyga.gov

John H. Eaves, Ph.D. District Chair (At Large) john.eaves@fultoncountyga.gov

Joan P. Garner, District 6 joan.garner@fultoncountyga.gov

Robb Pitts District 2 (At Large) robb.pitts@fultoncountyga.gov

Liz Hausmann, District 3 liz.hausmann@fultoncountyga.gov

Emma I. Darnell, District 5 emma.darnell@fultoncountyga.gov

William “Bill� Edwards District 7, Vice Chair commissioner.edwards@fultoncountyga.gov

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North Fulton Atlanta is home to one of America’s best pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been the deserving recipient of numerous awards and is known for its kind and compassionate care of children nationwide.

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The region’s newest hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, opened in North Fulton Atlanta in 2007. Along with the latest in innovative diagnostics, this North Fulton gem has the area’s only Level III neonatal nursery. North Fulton Hospital has one of the state’s only Level II trauma centers. This acute-care hospital also provides clinical and community education, health screening, seminars and health fairs. Voted “most preferred hospital for overall healthcare services,” Northside Hospital offers a full range of services, including robotic surgery, imaging, cancer care, maternity, bariatrics, and more. Known nationwide for its cardiac specialties, Saint Joseph’s Hospital also is a ground-breaking leader in respiratory, orthopedic, and cancer care. Healthcare Initiative The GNFCC has formed a diverse group of experts to support the delivery of quality healthcare in North Fulton. The objective is to enhance the quality of life in North Fulton by providing focused support for healthcare providers and area businesses that work in the healthcare arena. The committee meets monthly to discuss health-related topics and committee outreach.


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OLDER ADULTS IN

TRANSITION Elders and Families The following resources connect older persons, caregivers, and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs: i Find Local Programs—The Eldercare-Locator Website links you to state and local agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers: eldercare.gov. i Check for Benefits—Website helps consumers find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. The Website includes information from more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia: benefitscheckup.org. i Explore National Resources—A part of the Eldercare Locator Website, here you will find useful topic-specific resources for older adults, caregivers and aging professionals: eldercare.gov/resources. Aging Statistics The older population—persons 65 years or older— numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.9 percent of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4 percent of the population in the year 2000, but are expected to grow to be 19 percent of the population by 2030. Source AoA.gov

i Medicare Information—U.S. Government Website for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools: medicare.gov. i Long-Term Care Planning—Long-term care includes a variety of services and supports to meet health or personal-care needs over an extended period of time. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Website provides information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care: longtermcare.gov. Allowing seniors to live well and age well where they live is vitally important to their stability, security, and peace of mind. As you select a senior living environment for your loved one, look for a facility that keeps up with the latest research in senior care, provides nutritious meals, offers a variety of opportunities for social interaction, and organizes healthy activities that include some form of exercise. Plan to visit several senior living communities to experience and evaluate their services and make an informed choice; a positive and energetic staff, welldesigned living space, and meaningful programming can help residents live life to the fullest.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FINANCIAL &

INSURANCE M

etro Atlanta—the ninth-largest U.S. population center—is a financial and insurance hub. As the capital of Georgia, the city and surrounding suburbs provide an optimal environment for commerce and superior quality of life. Since the population of North Fulton has grown and businesses have expanded, banking and insurance companies have burgeoned and broadened to meet the financial needs of the area. The Atlanta area boasts superior statistics when it comes to enticing new or expanding businesses.

Low Cost of Doing Business—Ranked Among the best in the nation International Airport—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is No. 1 in the world for passenger volume

THE NEW STANDARD IN BANKING

Product Distribution—Among the top three distribution cities in the U.S.—40 percent of North American manufacturing and distribution locations within 500 miles of the city.

Educational Opportunities—57 colleges and Alpharetta 770-407-6700 Duluth 770-407-6730 Doraville 770-407-6740

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Customized Business Services • Commercial Lending/ SBA Lending (PLP) • No Fee Online Banking with Bill Pay • Remote Deposit • Merchant Card Services • Cash Management Services

Personalized Banking Services

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• No Fee Online Banking with Bill Pay • Gold Checking • IRA Rollovers • Silver Checking - for individuals 55 and over • On The Mark Platinum Package

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universities which enroll more than 250,000 students annually, and seven technical colleges which enroll more than 60,000 students each year. Nationally recognized public schools and world-class private schools

Healthcare and Physicians—Hospital complexes offer a wide variety of medical specialties and firstclass medical attention. North Fulton County offers an extraordinary combination of a thriving economy, wisely planned development, and superb amenities along with historic charm, security, and gentle living.


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Ralph T. Hudgens, State of Georgia Commissioner of Insurance at Farmers Insurance Grand Opening

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Scan this now to see what others have to say about GNFCC

MEMBERSHIP Membership with a Purpose The GNFCC recognizes the critical position it holds as North Fulton’s catalyst organization. Setting goals and developing effective strategies to support and strengthen our members is our number one priority. We are committed to providing the best in leadership, advocacy, programs, and resources, all designed with a purpose—to stimulate growth and sustainability for our members and the communities we serve. Leadership The GNFCC is on the front line for your business. Too much is at stake to simply respond to change; the GNFCC must lead change. We believe in a collaborative leadership approach where intelligent discussions are fostered, innovative ideas exchanged, and bold steps taken to bring real transformation to North Fulton. The education and development of emerging leaders is a priority for the GNFCC as the best minds and talent promise a competitive edge and vibrant future for our region. Advocacy The GNFCC keeps members informed. Understanding our role and influence in public policy offers chamber members a tremendous advantage. The GNFCC speaks your language and will be a relentless advocate regarding policies and practices that impact your bottom line. Whether hosting events allowing members to interact with public officials or bringing one loud, collective voice to the table, the GNFCC is there to help navigate the process.

Programs/Events The GNFCC provides relevant and meaningful programming. People are what make the GNFCC powerful, and we work hard to create an environment that serves our members well. Connecting professionals is our forte. The GNFCC facilitates multiple events monthly providing networking opportunities that are second to none. Members who are pro-active and engaged bring greater visibility and measurable growth to their business. The first place to start is Chamber 101 where new members learn the power of connecting, best networking practices, and how to launch into all the opportunities that await them. Resources The GNFCC is a powerful business resource. Within the walls of the GNFCC you will find incredible tools for your business. From a dedicated Resource Room providing members a place to display their business cards, to FREE business counseling for small businesses, the chamber communicates its desire to help you succeed. With recent enhancements to conference rooms and large meeting space, members have access to state-ofthe-art projection, Wi-Fi, and other multi-media options for hosting training meetings, workshops, and business presentations. Members will find a host of benefits associated with membership in the GNFCC.

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“Joining the Chamber can open the door to many opportunities. They offer a variety of networking events, as well as informational forums and seminars each month, so you can choose which ones fit into your schedule. Attending these events allows you to mix and mingle with other business owners and community leaders. It also allows you to promote your business. The membership directory is a great source of information for business development. North Fulton County is a great place to do business. This area has a good mixture of small business owners as well as large corporations. It is a beautiful area to live and/or work in. With the revitalization of downtown Alpharetta and the new Avalon development on Old Milton Parkway, this area will continue to grow. There are exciting things on the horizon for this market.” ~ Connie J. Woltz, State Bank & Trust

“My sales last year increased a whopping 82%. Chamber-related business totaled 62% of that increase. I am living proof that the chamber works if you attend networking events regularly. The benefits that I get from my membership include updates about the local business community, information about great opportunities to meet likeminded business professionals, and the assurance that the GNFCC is my advocate when it comes to important local government decisions.” ~ Rena Blain, Southern Tranquility Massage


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PROGRESS & PLANNING

NORTH FULTON

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

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hroughout its nine-year life, the Community Improvement District(CID) has made numerous improvements along the Georgia 400 corridor and continues to locate and instigate projects in North Fulton County. The revenue generated from the CID is invested to leverage local, state, and federal funds. This allows the CID to advance infrastructure projects faster than traditional governmental bodies.

Kristin Rome-Project Assistant, Ann Hanlon-COO

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The CID has approximately 300 commercial property owners who make up its total membership. These members voluntarily assess themselves an additional tax of 3 mills to fund the CID. The CID boundaries follow Georgia 400 from Mansell Road to McGinnis Ferry Road, and include three cities: Alpharetta, Milton, and Roswell. The CID’s decision-making body is its 10-member Board of Directors. Recently, the CID assisted with the completion of Westside Parkway, an alternate route from Georgia 400 for local travelers. The CID invested $789,000 in the completion of that northern stretch of roadway. The completed road opened in April 2012. The CID has also been the catalyst for an extension of Northwinds Parkway. In October 2012, the CID Board of Directors approved a $500,000 expenditure for the design and engineering of that project. The extended roadway is adjacent to the site of the new Gwinnett Tech campus in North Fulton and will open new land for future development. The North Fulton CID is also in the planning stages to re-build the Encore Parkway Bridge, a $10 million construction project, running over Georgia 400 from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre to North Point Mall. The project is scheduled to begin construction in 2014.


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PROGRESS

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rom an economic perspective, North Fulton Atlanta is a powerhouse. Known as the state’s “Golden Corridor” because of the broad spectrum of industries and corporations that call the Georgia 400 corridor home, North Fulton Atlanta consistently ranks as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. This strong business community is the fiber-optic backbone of the East Coast. Our healthcare access surpasses many other large cities, with five major hospitals and specialists in neonatology, neurology, cardiology, and other areas.

The economic landscape of North Fulton Atlanta consists of six distinct cities, 30+ mission-critical data centers, numerous Fortune 500 headquarters, and top-ranked schools. All of this combines to make North Fulton Atlanta one of the best places in the country to do business. Nowhere is the metro area's popularity more evident than in North Fulton Atlanta. Six core business sectors drive the area’s economy: technology, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, logistics, and business services. North Fulton Atlanta is headquarters to three Fortune 500 companies, two of which are in the top 10 for metro Atlanta: First Data Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, and UPS. Three Fortune 1000 companies call North Fulton Atlanta home: Exide Technologies, Global Payments, and

Spectrum Brands. North Fulton Atlanta has also attracted 16 regional offices of companies on the Fortune 500. With a business climate that is renowned for its available, affordable buildings and developable sites, well-educated workforce, and wide-ranging array of business services and benefits, North Fulton Atlanta has attracted businesses that range from international conglomerates, industry, high-tech research firms and financial ventures, to energetic local entrepreneurs. North Fulton possesses a strong and proven reputation for economic success. Cele brating 40 Years | 29


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Business-ready, meticulously-landscaped business parks that offer an impressive array of spaces at competitive leasing rates are plentiful in the area. Also, the availability of affordable land offers opportunities for new construction, with a wide variety of sites available for office, warehouse/distribution, and manufacturing facilities. The GNFCC and its new economic development initiative, Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta, can facilitate the identification of available land, buildings, and other resources to accommodate any need for new facility locations or the expansion of existing facilities. www.progresspartnersatlanta.com Business Person of the Year: Beth Cayce

North Fulton Top Employers .......# Employees Northside Hospital...................................................7,200 Verizon Business......................................................5,375 UPS/United Parcel Service Inc ...............................3,400 State Farm Insurance Co/Atl Operations................3,130 ADP Inc/National Account Services .......................2,770 St Joseph's Hospital ................................................2,400 AT&T, Inc. .................................................................2,200 McKesson Provider Technologies ............................2,200 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta..............................2,055 Macy's......................................................................1,800

North Fulton Daytime Population Analysis Total Population(1)

Number of Working coming into Area(2)

Number of Working Leaving Area(3)

Estimated Daytime Population(1)+(2)-(3)

Percent above/below Total Population

346,694

460,100

128,672

678,122

95.6

Source: ESRI; 2010 Census; Labor and Commute Sheds 2010; Georgia Power Community & Economic Development

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“We manage our clients office productivity, solutions and costs, SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO” Toshiba Copiers, FP Mailing Machines, Information Archiving, Document Management, HP/Lexmark Printers.

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PHONE NUMBERS W

e are so happy you’ve chosen to call Greater North Fulton County home! To help new folks settle in, we’ve compiled the following list of telephone numbers, addresses, and websites to help get started in the community. Check the membership listing for the Chamber to find reliable and experienced businesses in your community.

UTILITIES Television Directv .........................................800-280-4388 www.directv.com Dish Network...............................800-823-4929 www.dishnetwork.com Charter Communications ............888-438-2427 www.charter.com Comcast.......................................404-266-2278 www.comcast.com Satellite Radio ..............................866-635-2349 www.siriusxm.com Cellular Service There are many cellular telephone providers in the North Fulton area. The following companies are members of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce: AT&T Wireless..............................888-333-6651 www.wireless.att.com Verizon Wireless ..........................800-922-0204 www.verizonwireless.com T-Mobile .......................................800-937-8997 www.t-mobile.com Electricity Cobb EMC ...................................770-429-2100 www.cobbemc.com Georgia Power .............................888-660-5890 www.georgiapower.com Sawnee EMC ...............................770-887-2363 www.sawnee.com Garbage Pick-Up Alpharetta ....................................678-297-6060 www.alpharetta.ga.us Roswell.........................................770-641-3759 www.roswellgov.com Mountain Park .............................770-993-4231 www.mountainpark-ga.gov Garbage collection in Johns Creek, Milton and Sandy Springs is privatized. For a list of permitted waste haulers in these areas, please call the city or go to the following websites:

Johns Creek ................................678-512-3200 www.johnscreekga.gov Milton ...........................................678-242-2500 www.cityofmiltonga.us Sandy Springs .............................770-730-5600 www.sandyspringsga.org Natural Gas Consumers can compare costs and services among several approved natural gas marketers to choose the company that most suits their needs. Call the Georgia Public Service Commission, 800-282-5813, for a list of approved marketers or visit the PSC website: www.psc.state.ga.us. Atlanta Gas Light ........................770-994-1946 (Gas leaks and emergencies only) www.atlantagaslight.com Gas South ....................................877-472-4932 www.gas-south.com Telephone There are numerous local and long distance telephone service providers in the North Fulton area. AT&T Residential ....................................888-757-6500 Small Business .............................877-490-1971 www.att.com Cbeyond Communications Business .......................................866-424-5544 www.cbeyond.net Charter Business Business .......................................888-692-8635 www.charter-business.com Manage Mobility Business .......................................678-578-4040 www.managemobility.com Water Mountain Park .............................770-993-4231 Roswell ........................................770-641-3759 City of Atlanta (Sandy Springs)...404-658-6500 Fulton County (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton)....404-612-6830 Driver’s License Department of Driver Services ..678-413-8400 www.dds.ga.gov check website or call for hours Sandy Springs 8610 Roswell Rd. #710 ................678-413-8400 Sandy Springs 6500 Vernon Woods Dr. NE..........404-730-6100 Alpharetta 3155 Royal Dr. ..............................404-265-1552 Roswell 1212 Alpharetta St. ......................770-265-1552

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Vehicle Tags & Registration Georgia Department of Revenue www.etax.dor.ga.gov Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office 404-730-6100 Dorothy Benson Center *Serves citizens age 55 and older only www.bensoncenter.org 6500 Vernon Woods Dr. Sandy Springs ..............................404-705-4900 Emissions Inspection ...................800-449-2471 www.cleanairforce.com Voter Registration Fulton County Voter Registration Office ..........................................404-730-7072 www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/voting_ information.htm

HEALTHCARE NUMBERS Emergency....................................................911 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Alpharetta ....................................404-785-8540 Emory Clinic, Perimeter ..............404-778-6100 Emory Johns Creek .....................678-475-7000 North Fulton Hospital..................770-751-2500 Northside Hospital ......................404-851-8000 St. Joseph’s Hospital ..................404-851-7001 Urgent Care & Medical Centers Please check Chamber membership directory for listings in your area. www.gnfcc.com

GOVERNMENT NUMBERS Local Post Offices ..................800-275-8777 www.usps.com Alpharetta Main...........................770-442-3893 2400 Old Milton Parkway Roswell Main Post Office............770-641-0372 8920 Eves Rd. Sandy Springs Post Office..........404-256-1977 5400 Glenridge Dr. NE Webb Bridge Post Office ............770-664-8553 575 Webb Bridge Rd. Local Libraries afplweb.com Alpharetta ....................................770-740-2425 Central Library (Atlanta) ............404-730-1700 Ocee Library ................................770-360-8897 Northeast/Spruill Oaks ..............770-360-8820 Roswell Library ...........................770-640-3075 Sandy Springs .............................404-303-6130 Passport Information .............877-487-2778 www.travel.state.gov


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BUSINESS/COMMUNITY/ GOVERNMENT NUMBERS U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia Office ...........................................404-331-0100 www.sba.gov Secretary of State.......................404-656-2881 www.sos.state.ga.us Small Business Development Center ..........................................404-413-7830 www.gsu.edu/sbdc Georgia Department of Labor ....404-730-7944 Fulton County www.myfultoncountyga.com Atlanta Visitors’ Bureau..............404-521-6600 Animal Services...........................404-613-0358 Better Business Bureau ..............404-766-0875 www.atlanta.bbb.org Birth/Death (Vital) Records .......404-730-1261 Business License .........................404-612-7722 Development Authority of Fulton County ..............................404-612-8078 Environment and Community Development ...............................404-612-7800 Fulton County Public Schools .....404-768-3600 Fulton County Public Health Centers Alpharetta.....................................404-332-1958 Sandy Springs ..............................404-612-2273 City of Alpharetta ..................678-297-6000 www.alpharetta.ga.us Alpharetta Welcome Center .......678-297-0102 Business Licenses ......................678-297-6086 Community Development ...........678-297-6070 Building Inspections ...................678-297-6080 City of Roswell ........................770-641-3727 www.roswellgov.com Community Development ...........770-641-3780 Business License ........................770-594-6235 Economic Development ..............770-594-6170 Planning/Zoning .........................770-641-3774

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Georgia Department of Economic Development .........404-962-4000 www.georgia.org

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism .......................................866-511-7742 www.visitsandysprings.org

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce ............................770-993-8806 www.gnfcc.com

Atlanta Convention & Visitors’ Bureau .......................404-521-6600 www.atlanta.net

Leadership North Fulton........770-993-8806 www.leadershipnorthfulton.com

SENIOR CENTERS

Leadership Sandy Springs ....404-256-9091 www.leadershipsandysprings.org

Roswell.........................................770-640-1583 Alpharetta/Crabapple.................770-751-9397 Sandy Springs .............................404-705-4904

Quick Start................................404-253-2800 www.georgiaquickstart.org

HOT LINES

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) North Atlanta .....678-277-8437 www.scoreatlanta.org

TRANSPORTATION Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport...............404-530-7300 or 800-897-1910 www.atlanta-airport.com Fulton County AirportBrown Field ...............................404-699-4200 www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcabrown DeKalb

Peachtree Airport................770-936-5440 www.pdkairport.org Amtrak........................................800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com Greyhound Bus.........................800-231-2222 www.greyhound.com MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority......................404-848-5000 www.itsmarta.com

City of Johns Creek ...............678-512-3200 www.johnscreekga.gov

Megabus Express bus service U.S. & Canada ..............................877-462-6342 www.megabus.com

City of Milton ...........................678-242-2500 www.cityofmiltonga.us

VISITORS’/TOURIST INFORMATION

City of Mountain Park ...........770-993-4231 www.mountainpark-ga.gov

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors’ Bureau .......................678-297-2811 www.awesomealpharetta.com

City of Sandy Springs ...........770-730-5600 www.sandyspringsga.org

Historic Roswell Convention & Visitors’ Bureau .......................770-640-3253 www.visitroswellga.com

Emergency Mental Health, Georgia Crisis and Access Line...800-715-4225 Suicide Hotline ............................800-784-2433 National Domestic Violence Hotline..........................................800-799-7233 National Child Abuse Hotline .....800-422-4453 National Runaway Switchboard................................ 800-344-2785 Poison Control Center ................800-222-1222 Rape, Abuse, and Incest .............800-656-4673 Alcoholics Anonymous ................404-525-3178 American Cancer Society ...........800-227-2345

COMMUNITY NUMBERS Agewise Connection ...................404-463-3333 www.agewiseconnection.com American Heart Association, American Stroke Association .....678-224-2000 www.heart.org American Red Cross, Metro Atlanta .........................................404-876-3302 www.atlantaredcross.org Catholic Social Services .............404-885-7275 The Drake House, women and children ....................770-587-4712 www.thedrakehouse.org Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties.................770-246-2602 www.jlgnf.org Keep North Fulton Beautiful .......770-551-7766 www.keepnorthfultonbeautiful.org North Fulton Community Charities ......................................770-640-0399 www.nfcchelp.org Special Needs, Enable of Georgia........................770-664-4347 www.enablega.org United Way ..................................404-527-7200 www.unitedwayatlanta.org

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EDUCATION ALPHARETTA Private & Charter Schools Alpharetta First United Methodist Preschool (770) 410.9324 www.afumc.org

McGinnis Woods Country Day School (770) 664-7764 www.mcginniswoods.org/main

High Schools Alpharetta High (770) 521-7640

Mill Springs Academy (770) 360-1336 www.millsprings.org

Independence High (770) 521-7611

Alpharetta International Academy (770) 475-0558 www.aiamontessori.com

Mount Pisgah Christian School (770) 336-3300 www.experiencepisgah.org

Amana Academy (678) 624-0629 www.amanaacademy.org

Porter Academy (770) 594-1313 www.porteracademy.org

Bridgeway Christian Academy (770) 751-1972 www.bridgewayca.org

Primrose School of Alpharetta (770) 664-7508 www.primroseschools.com

Chandler Academy (770) 346-0509 www.chandleracademy.com

Primrose School of Christopher Robin (678) 339-0107 www.primroseschools.com

Chrysalis Experiential Academy (770) 649-7077 www.chrysalisexp.org

Public Schools Fulton County School District: (404) 768-3600, www.fultonschools.org*

Creme de la Creme - Alpharetta (770) 777-2960 www.cremedelacreme.com Eaton Academy (770) 645-2673 www.eatonacademy.org Hayden’s Way (770) 351-6304 www.haydensway.com

Local Colleges & Universities DeVry University (770) 619-3600, www.devry.edu Georgia Perimeter College (404) 413-7878, www.gpc.edu Georgia State University – Alpharetta Center (404) 413-2200, www.gsu.edu Keller Graduate School of Management (770) 521-0118, www.keller.edu Lanier Technical College (770) 781-6800, www.laniertech.edu NGCSU Mike Cottrell School of Business (678) 371-4458, www.northgeorgia.edu

*There is a link to the home page for each Fulton County school on the website.

North Fulton Center of Reinhardt University (770) 720-9191, www.reinhardt.edu

Elementary Schools Alpharetta Elementary (770) 740-7015

University of Phoenix - North Alpharetta Learning Center (678) 731-0555, www.phoenix.edu

Creek View Elementary (770) 667-2932

JOHNS CREEK

Lake Windward Elementary (770) 740-7050

Private & Charter Schools Clear Springs Christian Academy (770) 475-8963, www.csbcga.com

Kids R Kids #29 (770) 993-8684 www.eastroswellpreschool.com

New Prospect Elementary (770) 667-2800

Cresco Montessori (678) 381-0020 www.crescomontessori.com

King’s Ridge Christian School (770) 754-5738 www.kingsridgecs.org

Middle Schools Fulton Science Academy Middle (770) 753-4141

Holy Redeemer Catholic School (770) 410-4056, www.hrcatholicschool.org

Legacy Academy (678) 624-2234 www.legacyacademy.com

Haynes Bridge Middle (770) 740-7030

The Lionheart School (770) 772-4555 thelionheartschool.com

Holcomb Bridge Middle (770) 594-5280 Webb Bridge Middle (770) 667-2940

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Montessori School of Alpharetta (770) 667-1277, www.montessori.com Montessori Unlimited - Medlock Bridge Montessori School (770) 623-1965, www.montessori.com


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Crabapple Crossings Elementary (770) 740-7055 Manning Oaks Elementary (770) 667-2912 Summit Hill Elementary (770) 667-2830 Middle Schools Hopewell Middle (678) 297-3240 Northwestern Middle (770) 667-2870 High Schools Cambridge High School (770) 667-2883 Mount Pisgah Christian School (678) 336-3300 www.experiencepisgah.org

Middle Schools Autrey Mill Middle School (770) 521-7622

Nesbit Ferry Montessori School (770) 552-8454, www.montessori.com

River Trail Middle (770) 497-3860

Perimeter School (678) 405-2300 www.perimeterschool.com

Taylor Road Middle (770) 740-7090

Primrose School of Jones Bridge (770) 664-8911 www.primroseschools.com Woodward Academy-North Campus (404) 765-4490, www.woodward.edu Public Schools Fulton County School District: (404) 768-3600, www.fultonschools.org Elementary Schools Abbotts Hill Elementary (770) 667-2860 Barnwell Elementary (770) 552-4960 Dolvin Elementary (770) 740-7020 Findley Oaks Elementary (770) 497-3800 Medlock Bridge Elementary (770) 623-2980 Ocee Elementary (770) 667-2960 Shakerag Elementary (770) 497-3880 State Bridge Crossing Elementary (770) 497-3850 Wilson Creek Elementary (770) 497-3811

High Schools Chattahoochee High (770) 521-7600 Johns Creek High (770) 623-2138 Northview High (770) 497-3828 Local Colleges & Universities Georgia Gwinnett College (678) 407-5000, www.ggc.edu ITT Technical Institute (678) 957-8510, www.itt-tech.edu Georgia Perimeter College (678) 240-6000, www.gpc.edu Gwinnett Technical College (678) 226-6383, www.gwinnetttech.edu Lanier Technical College (770) 531-6300, www.laniertech.edu

Milton High (770) 740-7000

ROSWELL Private & Charter Schools The Atlanta Academy (678) 461-6102, www.atlantaacademy.com Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (678) 277-9083, www.btcatholic.org Chrysalis Experiential Academy (770) 649-7077, www.chrysalisexp.org Cottage School (770) 641-8688, www.cottageschool.org Eaton Academy (770) 645-2673, www.eatonacademy.org Fellowship Christian Academy (770) 992-4975 www.fellowshipschools.org Fellowship Christian High School (770) 993-1650 www.fellowshipschools.org Fulton Sunshine Academy Elementary (770) 410-1500, www.fultonschools.org High Meadows School (770) 993-2940, www.highmeadows.org

North Fulton Center of Reinhardt University (770) 720-9191, www.reinhardt.edu

King’s Ridge Christian School (770) 754-5738, www.kingsridgecs.org

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Mill Springs Academy (770) 360-1336, www.millsprings.org

Public Schools Fulton County School District: (404) 768-3600, www.fultonschools.org

Porter School (770) 594-1313, www.porterschool.com

Elementary Schools Birmingham Falls Elementary (770) 667-2820

Primary Preparatory Learning Center (770) 642-1777 www.primaryprepchildcare.com

Cogburn Woods Elementary (770) 667-2845

Queen of Angels Catholic School (770) 518-1804, ext. 104 www.qaschool.org

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St. David’s Episcopal Church (770) 993-6084, www.stdavidschurch.org Swift School (678) 205-4988, www.swiftschool.com Village Montessori School (770) 552-0834, www.vmschool.com Public Schools Fulton County School District: (404) 768-3600, www.fultonschools.org Elementary Schools Esther Jackson Elementary (770) 594-5290 Hembree Springs Elementary (770) 667-2902 Hillside Elementary (770) 552-6362

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Local Colleges & Universities Georgia Perimeter College (404) 413-7878, www.gpc.edu

Elementary Schools Heards Ferry Elementary (770) 933-6190

The Art Institute of Atlanta (770) 394-8300, www.artinstitute.edu

High Point Elementary (404) 843-7716

Strayer University (770) 650-3000, www.strayeru.com

Woodland Elementary (770) 551-5890

North Fulton Center of Reinhardt University (770) 720-9191, www.reinhardt.edu

Middle Schools Ridgeview Middle School (404) 843-7710

University of Phoenix - Atlanta Campus (678) 731-0555, www.phoenix.edu

Sandy Springs Middle School (770) 552-4970

Continuing Education Emory Continuing Education (404) 727-6000, www.ece.emory.edu

High Schools North Springs High School (770) 551-2490

SANDY SPRINGS

Local Colleges & Universities Argosy University (770) 671-1200, www.argosy.edu

Mimosa Elementary (770) 552-4540 Principal: Lynn Johnson

Private & Charter Schools Riverwood International Charter School (404) 847-1980, www.fultonschools.org

Mountain Park Elementary (770) 552-4530 Principal: Stacy Perlman

Spalding Drive Charter Elementary (770) 551-5880, www.fultonschools.org

Northwood Elementary (770) 552-6390 Principal: Ritu Ahuja

Public Schools Fulton County School District: (404) 768-3600, www.fultonschools.org

J. Mack Robinson College of Business (404) 463-4568, www.robinson.gsu.edu Troy University (770) 730-0033, www.troy.edu University of Phoenix (678) 896-7697, www.phoenix.edu

River Eves Elementary (770) 552-4550 Principal: Neil Pinnock Roswell North Elementary (770) 552-6320 Principal: Kindra Smith Sweet Apple Elementary (770) 643-3310 Principal: Natalie Richman Middle Schools Crabapple Middle (770) 552-4520 Principal: Nathan Buhl

ECE offers a wide range of certificate programs and open enrollment courses for both professional development and personal enrichment. Areas of study include: • Management • Information technology (IT) and web design • Paralegal • Communications • Foreign languages • English as a Second Language (ESL) • Test preparation • Financial planning

Elkins Pointe Middle (770) 667-2892 Principal: Melinda Springman High Schools Centennial High (770) 650-4230 Principal: Steven Miletto Roswell High (770) 552-4500 Principal: Jerome Huff Other Centers Crossroads Second Chance North Campus (770) 552-6333 Principal: Dr. Scott O’Prey

ECE Briarcliff

ECE Alpharetta

1256 Briarcliff Rd., Building B Atlanta, GA 30306

1725 Windward Concourse Alpharetta, GA 30005

404-727-6000

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onsumers hungry for the best goods know that North Fulton Atlanta’s extensive and thriving retail market will satisfy their need for high fashion, high tech, and other quality merchandise. The region’s population growth over the past two decades has made it a shopper’s paradise. Avalon, a $600 million resort-inspired, mixed-use development in Alpharetta is scheduled to open April 2014. “Avalon will deliver a purposefully designed experience in the art of living well,” said Mark Toro, managing partner for North American Properties. “Imagine stepping into a retail environment that feels and delivers like a five-star resort. Your every need is anticipated and every indulgence fulfilled.” In addition to a lineup of experiential retailers and restaurants, Avalon will feature a weekly, monthly and seasonal schedule of community events. Activities like outdoor concert series, yoga in the park, family camp-outs, and an outdoor holiday ice skating experience similar in scale to Rockefeller Center will take place at Avalon In addition to convenient shopping centers adjacent to most neighborhoods, North Point Mall in Alpharetta is one of the most successful in the Southeast, with a trade area that is growing at a rate of four times the national average. Anchored by such giants as Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, and Dillard’s, North Point guarantees that North Fulton Atlanta residents enjoy easy access to designer clothing and accessories, fine furnishings, elegant home decor, the latest electronics and media, and the comfort of a recently renovated food court and a carousel for children. Additionally, Von Maur, an upscale department store offering top name brands for men, women, and children, opened its first store in the Southeast at North Point Mall Perimeter Mall in Sandy Springs, another North Fulton Atlanta jewel, features national retailers Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Macy’s, 200 specialty shops and delicious dining at six signature restaurants.

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DIRECTORY CHAMBER STAFF Brandon Beach President & CEO bbeach@gnfcc.com 678-397-0564

Kendra Plotkin Director of Operations kplotkin@gnfcc.com 678-397-0554

Deborah Lanham Director of Membership Services dlanham@gnfcc.com 678-397-0567

Debbie Ryals Director of Communications & Events dryals@gnfcc.com 678-0556

Liz Hausmann Public Policy Coordinator lhausmann@gnfcc.com 678-397-0572

NORTH FULTON CID Barbara Pugh Executive Assistant bpugh@gnfcc.com 678-397-0550

Lisa Smith Membership Representative lsmith@gnfcc.com 678-397-0558

Ann Hanlon Chief Operating Officer ahanlon@gnfcc.com 678-397-0566

Kristin Rome Project Assistant krome@gnfcc.com 678-397-0570

Beth Ramsey Membership Representative bramsey@gnfcc.com 678-397-0567

PROGRESS PARTNERS King Stracke Membership Representative kstracke@gnfcc.com 678-397-0560

Lisa Ethridge Membership Representative lethridge@gnfcc.com 678-397-0571

An Economic Development of GNFCC

Al Nash Executive Director anash@gnfcc.com 678-397-0553

Bethany Usry Project Manager busry @gnfcc.com 678-397-0562

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INDEX OF

ADVERTISERS Achievement Strategies, Inc. - Laura B. Pagano.............................................................. 18 ADP.................................................................................................................................. 31 Awesome Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau ........................................................ 13 Better Office Systems ..................................................................................................... 31 Brady Ware & Company ................................................................................................... 23 City of Johns Creek ......................................................................................................... 13 City of Milton ................................................................................................................... 15 City of Roswell ........................................................................................ Inside Back Cover Delta Community Credit Union........................................................................................ 25 DeVry University/Keller Graduate School of Management ............................................ 35 Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community .................................................................. 21 Emory Continuing Education............................................................................................ 37 Frazier & Deeter, LLC....................................................................................................... 31 Georgia State University Alpharetta Center.................................................................... 35 Gwinnett Technical College .............................................................................................. 35 Hyatt Place Alpharetta/Windward ..................................................................................... 5 The Jewelry Refinery ....................................................................................................... 38 KeyWorth Bank .................................................................................................................. 1 Nationwide - Heather Gaston Agency................................................................................ 9 North Fulton Hospital ....................................................................................................... 19 Northside Hospital ........................................................................................................... 17 Parker Young Construction/FireStar.................................................................................. 3 Renasant Bank ................................................................................................................. 24 Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau ............................................................................. 15 Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism ................................................................. Back Cover Seven Seas Mediterranean Cafe ....................................................................................... 4 Touchmark National Bank................................................................................................. 22 VillageProfile.com, inc. ......................................................................................................11 Visiting Angels ................................................................................................................. 20

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