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Ribbon cutting for Wall Street scheduled

Wall Street Conyers Office Condominiums, located at the intersection of Salem Road and Wall Street in Conyers, is holding its ribbon cutting and luncheon for members of the Rockdale and Newton County business communities on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m. The event will take place at 2375 Wall Street Conyers, Suite 140, in the conference center.

Scot Ward business gives $1M to community

Scot Ward opened his own funeral service company eight years ago, and he had an unusual business plan. For every funeral he handled, he wanted to donate a percentage of the cost to a church of the family’s choice or to a nonprofit, in memory of the deceased person.

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TONY WILSON: Individuals, families could be penalized under health care reform

I’ve often joked that one day I’m going to write a book about youth sports titled “Put Me In, Coach, or My Mom Will Sue” because often the worst thing about youth sports is the adults.

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TONY WILSON: Fed to unveil Ga. medical plan options in October

This fall, if you hear from one of your friends that he went platinum, it won’t necessarily mean he sold 1 million records. Instead, what it may mean is he elected a specific medical plan option available on the Health Insurance Exchange the federal government is setting up for Georgia as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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T.J. Maxx changes location in Conyers

T.J.Maxx, formerly located at 1680 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, has relocated to 1590 Dogwood Drive in Conyers Crossroads.

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TONY WILSON: Tax credits, subsidies help offset cost of mandatory health coverage

Despite your repeated pleas of “no mas,” we will continue our discussion of Health Care Reform this week, specifically focusing on the tax credits and subsidies associated with the individual coverage mandate.

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TONY WILSON: Employers must notify workers of new insurance options

While the employer coverage mandate of the health care reform law has been delayed until 2015, there is one employer requirement that remains in place for 2013: Exchange Notices.

Rockdale Medical unveils mobile monitoring for pregnant women, cardiac patients

Rockdale Medical Center is the first healthcare facility in the metro Atlanta area to acquire a mobile patient monitoring solution that allows obstetricians to keep a closer eye on their labor and delivery patients, and gives cardiologists immediate access to electrocardiograph (ECG) data, RMC officials announced in a release.

Kroger offers rewards program for charities

Kroger Plus Card customers throughout the Atlanta Division — which includes Georgia, South Carolina, Northern Alabama and Eastern Tennessee — can now contribute to charitable organizations of their choice with each in-store transaction.

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Advance Retirement Planning hires new financial planner

Advanced Retirement Planning (ARP), a financial services firm with offices in Covington and around the metro Atlanta area, recently added Janine Cobb as an advisor. Formerly with Financial Independence Group, Inc., Cobb brings 18 years of experience working with financial case design organizations and consultants to ARP.

Joint Commission renews Newton Medical Center Lab facility accreditation

After a recent two-day visit from The Joint Commission, staff at the Newton Medical Center Lab learned that the lab will maintain its accreditation for two more years.

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TONY WILSON: Health Care Reform is costly to small businesses

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the specifics of the employer coverage mandate of Health Care Reform. This week I want to share with you some revealing information on the impact the mandate is having on businesses in 2013 even though the mandate doesn’t come into play until 2015.

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Help A Child Smile adds mini-mobile unit to fleet

Dr. Mark Shurett, of Shurett Dental Group in Conyers, recently announced the addition of a 17th unit to the Help A Child Smile fleet of mobile dental offices.

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TONY WILSON: Pay attention to detail when navigating the maze of Health Care Reform

While many employers are still celebrating the one-year delay of the employer coverage mandate of Health Care Reform and hoping for more changes as a result of next year’s mid-term elections, it is important to understand the mandate requirements as outlined under the law.

Free lunchtime computer classes offered at DWJ

DWJ, Inc. a local computer service and repair center, is offering lunch-and-learn classes in the operation of Windows 8. Topics covered in the classes include email, Internet safety and browsing, media and setting up a Microsoft Account.