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Friday, December 30, 2011

GNFCC Business After Hours at Hyatt Place


The North Fulton area has wonderful hotels, shopping, entertainment and more.   In December, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event was sponsored by Hyatt Place.   The Hyatt Place is located at 7500 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia 30022.   This beautiful facility is near the North Point Mall and the Wireless Verizon Amphitheater.  It was a wonderful event with great food and networking.   

Pictures from the event:   http://youtu.be/6Mi5ApjsaTg 
GNFCC Business After Hours at the Hyatt Place, Alpharetta, GA

Kendra Plotkin & Pam Santoro
GNFCC Business After Hours at Hyatt Place, Alpharetta, GA

If you are interested in joining the chamber, go to www.gnfcc.com.

Greater North Fulton Chamber Authors

GNFCC Authors:  Hal Coleman, Jeff Plucker,
Ken Guthrie, Cheryl Campbell, & Korey Jones
Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek, Georgia
Hal Coleman, author of “The Networking Ninja”; Jeffrey Plucker, author of “ The Sport of Selling”;  Ken Guthrie, author of “Surviving God”;  Cheryl L.  Campbell, author of “Darling, The Curly Tailed Reindoe”; & Korey Jones, author of “Zoe Bear”. Local Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Members (Authors) had a book signing at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia, at the GNFCC North Fulton Alliance - Johns Creek networking meeting on December 8th, 2011.  


Event pictures:   http://youtu.be/m35zyY6y7LQ




This GNFCC networking event is held every other Thursday at the Emory Johns Creek Hospital.   For more info:  www.gnfcc.com

ABWA Nov 2011 - Connie De Santo - Leadership


November’s ABWA speaker was Connie De Santo, principal of CED Associates.  Ms. De Santo has 20 years experience in assessing, selecting, developing and coaching key business executives and their teams. Connie gave us insights to servant leadership.    Servant leadership defined by Robert Greenleaf’s essay in 1970 puts serving others (employees, customers, and community) as the #1 priority.

Top Five Qualities of a Successful Business Executive are:

1.      Sensitivity to others
2.      Personal warmth and availability
3.      Integrity
4.      Loyalty
5.      Superior business performance

Five Simple Behaviors of Successful Servant Leaders are:

1.      Value employees (treat with respect)
2.      Transparency
3.      Remove roadblocks
4.      Develop trusting relationships
5.      Become an advocate

In this global economy, strive to become a business of choice, an employer of choice and an investment of choice.

Event pictures:  http://youtu.be/h4diEbgqIII
Featured Speaker:  Connie De Santo & Sherrin Thomas
November ABWA Meeting

Pam Santoro, Connie De Santo, Deb Huckeba, & Celia Dutcher
November ABWA Meeting

ABWA Crabapple Chapter meets at The Barn behind the Fickle Pickle in Roswell, Georgia on the third Tuesday of every month at 6PM.   For more info, email pam.santoro@harrynorman.com

GNFCC Business After Hours - Monfort's Fine Art Gallery


Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce November 2011 Business After Hours Event was held at Monfort’s Fine Art Gallery in Alpharetta, Georgia.   Business hosts were Arbor House Interiors & Monfort's Fine Art Gallery.   It was an enjoyable event viewing international and local artists.   If you are looking for a beautiful painting or piece, visit Monfort’s Fine Art Gallery .    Here are some pictures from the event:  http://youtu.be/6M--GMNKNZM 
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours- November 2011
Monfort's Fine Art Gallery

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours- November 2011
Monfort's Fine Art Gallery
For more GNFCC events, go to www.gnfcc.com.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Alpharetta's Artistic Holiday in the Village Nov. 19th


Looking for some holiday fun, check out the:

ARTISTIC HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 19, 2011
10:00 am til dark
The Alpha Arts Guild with
 Monfort’s Fine Art & Arbor House Interiors
 brings you a
festive OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MARKET.

Join us for a day of excitement and a memorable
shopping experience.

FEATURING:
Artistic Gifts by local artists
Specialty Food Items
Bakery Items
Music
Much, Much More

37 Church Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-475-4371

41 Church Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-837-3004

Also, there are events through December 4th in Alpharetta including the Farmer's Market.   Check out the attached flyers:     Downtown Alpharetta Flyer  November 19th Artistic Holiday in the Village

Saturday, November 12, 2011

ABWA Crabapple- Nov. 15th Next Meeting


Our next ABWA Crabapple Chapter meeting will be on November 15th  at The Barn (770-650-9838) behind the Fickle Pickle, 1085 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075 www.ficklepicklecafe.com  Networking at 6PM with dinner at 6:30PM.     For more info, email me at pam.santoro@harrynorman.com or go to the website:   www.abwacrabapple.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 12, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Atlanta’s 30th annual Veterans Day parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 12th, in downtown Atlanta. Click HERE for details.   Parade starts at 11:11am and begins on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd.  

Many thanks to all of our Veterans!   If you'd like to learn about ways to support our veterans, check out these websites:

Help provide shelter to severely injured veterans. www.homesforourtroops.org
Offer a vet a ride to a VA medical facility. www.dav.org/volunteers
Provide foster care for a pet while a veteran is deployed. www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
Record a war story of a veteran for the Library of Congress. www.loc.gov/vets
Put old cell phones to use, each phone gives a vet one hour of talk time home. www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Donate used DVDs to be redistributed to veterans. www.dvds4vets.org
Send in your expired coupons, military families can use them for 6 additional months. www.coupsfortroops.com
Contribute clothing food and more to a holiday drive. www.operationgratitude.com/volunteer
Post a care package for hospitalized veterans and troops abroad. www.soldierpackages.org
Share your expertise by volunteering your time for veterans. www.milserve.org
Support Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org



Thursday, November 10, 2011

HARP - Home Affordable Refinance Program



Will H.A.R.P help you?   If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. The HARP loan is a new loan and will require a loan application and underwriting process. Loan refinance fees will apply  It is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage.  
To learn more about program eligibility and availability, check out this site:  .http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-rates/Pages/harp.aspx  
 Here's another great site to give you more info on The Obama Administration's Home Affordable Refinance Program:  http://www.harpprogram.org/about.php


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blueprint for a New American Home - WSJ

The lastest trends in home designs are discussed in this great article covering drop rooms, foyers, and more.   McMansion homes are being replaced with homes built for the way people use them.   Check out this great article from the Wall Street Journal:    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204644504576651152960249150.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews

 McMansion Video:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204644504576651152960249150.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews#articleTabs%3Dvideo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Call Me Artie Filming at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia


This morning our local Ocee Park became the set for a Billy Crystal film "Call Me Artie".   It's really impressive to see the city of tents and trucks that are transforming the park.   This major transformation happened in less than two hours.   By the way, as per the signs, Ocee Park is temporarily closed. 







Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dick Williams - Women's Council of Realtors Atlanta

Serena Henry, Dick Williams, Boh Bohorquez & Carol Clark
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

 Dick Williams, Serena Henry,  Boh Bohorquez ,
Carol Clark & J.J. Ortega
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

Dick Williams, Serena Henry,  Boh Bohorquez ,
Carol Clark & J.J. Ortega
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

 Serena Henry, Dick Williams, Carol Clark & J.J. Ortega
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

Laurie Bos & Pam Santoro
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

 Serena Henry & Carol Clark
WCR Atlanta October Business Luncheon
at the Atlanta Board of Realtors

2012 WCR Atlanta Board
Evangeline Carr, Christan Ross, Laurie Bos, Serena Henry, &  Beverly Fenello, Boh Bohorquez


President-Elect Boh Bohrquez introduced Dick Williams, from The Georgia Gang, as the keynote speaker at the WCR Atlanta October 20th business luncheon.   Mr. Williams talked about the future of Atlanta giving us a history of the transportation issues.   Transportation is why Atlanta exists with railways,  3 major highways, plus an international airport.   He noted that traffic is Atlanta's biggest problem.   We need to work on the issues like the Dallas/Fort Worth area did.  Dallas/Fort Worth is booming.   All of the new cities in the Atlanta area are doing well.  There's been a healthy trend toward small cities and municipalities.   Dick also noted that it was great that the Govenor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta worked well together.

President Serena Henry introduced the 2012 WCR Atlanta Board as follows:   Evangeline Carr, Christan Ross, Laurie Bos, Beverly Fenello and Boh Bohorquez.

Monday, October 24, 2011

GNFCC at North Fulton Hospital for Business After Hours

Deborah Keel & Brandon Beach
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital

Deborah Keel & Brandon Beach
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital


Deborah Keel
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital


GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital


GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital



GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital


GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital

William Caraway, Pam Santoro, &  Strom Mull
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital


Deborah Keel & Brandon Beach
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital

Deborah Keel & Brandon Beach
GNFCC Business After Hours at North Fulton Hospital
North Fulton Hospital hosted the Business After Hours event for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2011.   Located in the heart of Roswell, the North Fulton Hospital is a Level II Adult Trauma Center.   It was a great networking event in a wonderful facility. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

On October 1st, Harry Norman Realtors and their families enjoyed the amenities at Foxhall Resort and Sport Club in Douglasville, Georgia.  Foxhall Resort is 20 to 25 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield -Jackson International Airport.  


Foxhall's sporting club amenities include shooting grounds (sporting clays and archery), fishing in 3 large lakes, equestrian, hunting, adventure (biking trails, kayaking, canoeing, rafting on the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee River Walk,&  ATV riding trails), and lawn sports (soccer, football, baseball, & lacrosse fields), bocce ball, badminton, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, and croquet, golf driving range, 18 hole putting course, & pitch and put practice facilities.   Everything is first class.   Also, you can hold a special events such as: corporate retreats, fundraising events, birthday celebrations, family reunions, holiday gatherings,  weddings, corporate team building events, outdoor sporting events, and social gatherings. 


The Allure of Foxhall (Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Fall Home Tour) is scheduled from October 14th – 30th.   I'd recommend touring these homes.


Custom homes from cottages to estates are being built on 1,100 scenic acres.   If you are looking for a wonderful retreat that is close to Atlanta and easily accessible to the airport, check out Foxhall.    


Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Pam Santoro, Sheryl Richardson & Sue Ryan
Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club


Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club


Jenni Bonura at 
Foxhall Resort & Sport Club
Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club


Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club


Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

 Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club
Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club



Foxhall Resort & Sport Club


Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

Foxhall Resort & Sport Club
Harry Norman Realtors at Foxhall Resort & Sport Club

For more information on Foxhall Resort & Sport Club, contack me at pam.santoro@harrynorman.com





Friday, October 7, 2011

Congressman Price at GNFCC Breakfast


Congressman Tom Price was the featured speaker at the September 27th Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast held at the Country Club of Roswell.   His Washington update was that the government should not obstruct what business is trying to do.   He said that we are at a crossroad of opposing views on whether or not to expand the Federal Government.  The business of America is the opportunity for everyone to fulfill their dream. He reminded everyone to “Hold on fast to the Constitution of the United States for if it should fail there will be anarchy in the world.”   Congressman Price talked about the political process:  1) engage, 2) recruit others, and 3) believe in the process and our country.   The greatest notion ever is that we can do anything we set our minds to do.  Th challenges are great, but opportunity is right in front of us.

Nancy Davis, Georgia Power
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell

Nancy Davis, Georgia Power
& U.S. Congressman Tom Price
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell


Chris Bryant, Staples
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell

 U.S. Congressman Tom Price
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell

Chris Bryant, Staples,
U. S. Congressman Tom Price,
& Brandon Beach, Pres. & CEO GNFCC
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell

 U.S. Congressman Tom Price
GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise at Country Club of Roswell