Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Exercise is the bread and butter of Meika Louis-Pierre, owner of Fit Neighborhood, but hard work and active training underscore her life motto of being a "doer" when it comes to business.
Being active in Meika Louis-Pierre's line of work is tantamount to success. As a personal trainer and owner of the Fit Neighborhood gym and exercise studio, on Cascade Road, getting clients activity rates up for them to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles is central to her business. But it also underscores a life motto that she has: "Everyone who is successful in life is a doer." It's a philosophy that led her to open the gym some three years ago, after working as a trainer in Midtown. She wanted to open the gym in Southwest Atlanta because there was a need. Some folks tried to disuade her, warning her that it wouldn't work, but undaunted, she went ahead. Her thinking at the time was that there is no "right time" to do something. "They…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Your weekly guide to employment opportunities for readers of Cascade Patch.
Leapfrog, a managed services information technology company, has several openings including a(n): Help Desk - Support Center IT Analyst IT Field Service Technician Systems Integrator Technical Solutions Architect Senior Network Engineer Tires Plus seeks an Automotive Lead Technician. Bin There Dump That is seeking someone who is interested in a franchising opportunity. Firestone Complete Auto Care seeks an Automotive Senior Technician. Randstad Engineering is looking for an Electronics Technician.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
City's Civil Rights history and music of salvation are inextricably linked.
If the Civil Rights Movement is the story of Atlanta, then gospel music may very well be its soundtrack. The movement charted and changed the course of American history and the music of that time, particularly gospel, served as the spiritual salve for a generation. That connection remains strong, even through today, says Teresa Hairston, founder of the Gospel Heritage Foundation. The foundation, which Hairston founded in 1996, held its 17th annual Praise & Worship Conference, this past weekend in Atlanta to celebrate the genre's legacy and importance as a vehicle for education. Despite music business turmoil as consumer behavior changed the way recordings are accessed and the greater ease for piracy via technology, gospel remains stable. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Atlanta City Council members Joyce Sheperd, Carla Smith and Cleta Winslow to host community meeting.
Several members of the Atlanta City Council are holding a meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 to give Cascade residents an update on the Atlanta BeltLine. The meeting is scheduled to go from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atlanta Metropolitan College's Dennard Center, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW. The BeltLine, a series of trails, greenspace and baths, will form a necklace of parkspace around the city and connect more than 45 Atlanta neighborhoods. Atlanta City Council members Joyce Sheperd, Carla Smith and Cleta Winslow will host the meeting which is designed to give residents an update on where the project currently stands. The public is being asked to provide its input on how the various remaining parts of the plan and to help prioritize the current …