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Restaurant brokers to speak in Atlanta

Restaurant brokers to speak in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two restaurant industry experts are scheduled to speak at two Atlanta coffee shops this month.

Eric and Robin Gagnon are the authors of Appetite for Acquisition, a guide to buying existing restaurants.

According to the Gagnons' publisher, Tate Publishing, six out of every 10 startup restaurants fail. Appetite for Acquisition claims to provide wannabe restaurateurs with the tools that lead to more profit and a better return on investment.

The Gagnons will be at Inman Perk on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., and at Octane Coffee's west Midtown location on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1  p.m. to 3 p.m.

Inman Perk is located at 240 North Highland Avenue, while Octane's address is 1009 Marietta Street NW.

David Sedaris to attend A Cappella Books block party

David Sedaris to attend A Cappella Books block party

ATLANTA -- Famed essayist and NPR contributor David Sedaris will celebrate the paperback release of his latest collection, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, at A Cappella Books later this month.

Sedaris will be the guest of honor at a block party hosted by the Inman Park bookstore. The fun will be Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Several local vendors will provide refreshments, including Pallookaville, Pull Coffee and King of Pops.

The reading is free, but attendees must purchase a copy of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls through A Cappella Books to enter the signing line and meet Sedaris. The book is $17.

Visit acappellabooks.com for more information. The bookstore is located at 208 Haralson Avenue; the book signing will take place in the venue's brand new event space.

7 Stages to host panel on bullying

7 Stages to host panel on bullying

ATLANTA -- 7 Stages is doing its part to battle bullying in Atlanta schools.

The northeast Atlanta theater will host Private to Public: The Art of Activism, a conversation about bullying. Panelists Melissa Carter, Theresa Davis, Topher Payne and Scott Turner Schofield will introduce 7 Stages' bullying prevention project on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the panel range in price from $10 to $15, with proceeds going toward the project's development. The event is recommended for people who are at least 12 years old.

7 Stages' proposed project will bring theater representatives into local schools, where they will use artistic expression to help students find their voices and overcome the insecurities that come with bullying.

Michael Merlin named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Michael Merlin named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA, GA March 11, 2014– Morgan Stanley announced today that Michael Merlin, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that  Michael Merlin is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Pulitzer Prize winner to read at Carter Center

Pulitzer Prize winner to read at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Writer Anna Quindlen will read from her seventh novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, at the Carter Center next month.

Quindlen is a former New York Times columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work. She left the paper in 1995 to become a novelist. One of her books, One True Thing, was made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Renée Zellweger.

She will read from Still Life with Bread Crumbs on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 7 p.m.

The novel "begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof," according to A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Quindlen's visit to Atlanta:

Chelsea Handler to hold book signing in Atlanta

Chelsea Handler to hold book signing in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Enormously popular comedienne and author Chelsea Handler will hold a book signing at Atlanta's A Cappella Books in March.

Handler will perform at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Mar. 15. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day, she will sign copies of her books at the Inman Park bookstore.

Her latest book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, is a hilarious collection of short stories about her world travels.

Because space is limited and large crowds are expected, anyone who wants to meet Handler must buy a ticket to access the signing line. Each ticket includes a copy of Uganda Be Kidding Me.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 20 at acappellabooks.com.

The bookstore is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE.

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commission Chairman, District 1, John H. Eaves received the Grady Champion Award during the 2nd Annual “Honoring Healthcare Champions Awards.”

Chairman Eaves was one of eight community leaders, medical professionals and non-profit executives honored by the Hospital Authority for their leadership in efforts to support Grady Hospital and build healthier communities.

The awards dinner followed the 2013 Health Summit, which brought governmental leaders and healthcare professionals together to discuss healthcare issues affecting Fulton and Dekalb counties.

The Healthcare Champions were honored for research, advocacy, donations and inspired leadership.  Standing with Chairman Eaves (center) were Pete Correll (left), Chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and Thomas Dortch, Chairman of the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.