Wednesday, April 17, 2013
At a recent meeting, the Lilburn Business Association elected new officers.
Wednesday, April 17
The Lilburn Business Association recently elected new officers. There now is a new president, treasurer and secretary. President -- Adam Walker, Managing Partner of Sideways8 Interactive In 2009, Adam Walker began Sideways8 Interactive with a friend, Aaron Reimann. He is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Tech. After college, Walker went into vocational ministry. He worked as a youth minister and a community minister. In fact, he met his business partner through an internship at a metro Atlanta church. Besides his faith, Walker always was interested in website development. In the 1990s, he created his first website using GeoCities. Eventually, he created his own websites from scratch. When Walker isn't working, he likes to spend time with his …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Until recently, BB&T's Andrew Bell was president of the Lilburn Business Association. During his time here, he said the Lilburn community "helped shape my heart and my life."
Andrew Bell may live in Sugar Hill, but for a number of years he also called Lilburn home. As the manager of the Lilburn BB&T, he jumped right in to the community, including being the president of the Lilburn Business Association. However, a recent promotion forced him to step down from his position with the Lilburn Business Association. Officially, he finishes his term this month. He has already started his new job, and is managing 11 BB&T branches in Forsyth and (north) Fulton counties. Before a new board takes over, we asked Bell a few questions about his time in Lilburn. Patch: You were keenly involved in Lilburn and the LBA when you worked here. Was it hard stepping down from your position? Bell: It was a bittersweet decision to step…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The board of director's election takes place in March.
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Wednesday, January 23
Are you interested in helping steer the business future of Lilburn? If so, the Lilburn Business Association (LBA) will be having its board of directors election in March. All positions are voluntary. All executive board members must be a member of LBA attend all board meetings. Nominations are currently being taken. Brief descriptions of positions follow. Full descriptions can be found on the Lilburn Business Association website. President: LBA president will serve as the voice of the organization and to help the business community thrive. The president works with city leaders, the Lilburn Community Improvement District, Gwinnett County Chamber, and other business groups to highlight the Lilburn Business Association and attract business …
Friday, November 30, 2012
As part of the Lilburn Christmas festivities, the Lilburn Business Association collected cans -- more than 2,000 -- from parade participants before the big day.
The Lilburn Christmas parade may be Saturday, but many are already in the spirit of the season. As part of the activities for the parade, the Lilburn Business Association (LBA) -- which is leading parade efforts -- collected cans from participants on Friday, Nov. 29. The cans are being donated to the Lilburn Co-op. From 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., LBA president Andrew Bell of BB&T, secretary Lisa French of Action Fitness and Porter Deal of Lilburn Realty were at Lilburn City Hall accepting cans from Cub Scout troops, local hospitals, businesses, law enforcement, and more. By the end of the drop-off period, some 2,713 cans were collected; that's nine times as many that LBA gathered last year. Those nonprofits, or other groups, with the most cans will …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Lilburn. -- TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in Lilburn and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. -- "I believe it's important to shop locally because it creates a stronger business community and economy," said …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Networking, “New Things”, and Mayor Johnny Crist
Lilburn’s Business Association meets each month at Killian Hill as part of their Meet, Eat and Learn series. This month, President Andrew Bell asked each of the attendees to stand up, introduce themselves and their companies and tell what one thing they are doing different to make their business stand-out and be successful. Mayor Johnny Crist was the speaker this month addressing “Leading in Turbulent Times.” He addressed the issue of learning to be a leader in business without losing your soul. After an experience in a flight simulator with his daughter, in which Crist explained that he virtually crashed his plane into a virtual San Diego during a simulated thunderstorm, his perspective changed. He recognized the gauges on the dash …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Each week, Patch sits down with a Lilburn luminary -- one person in Lilburn who's making things happen in Greater Lilburn.
Andrew Bell is the president of the Lilburn Business Association and the manager of Lilburn's BB&T. This week, he took some time to sit down with Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch to talk about some of the things that are nearest and dearest to his heart: Lilburn, its businesses and the city's prospects. Patch: When you talk to other Lilburn Business Association members, do you get a sense that we're seeing an economic recovery? What's the mood among the business community in Lilburn? Bell: The really cool thing is, I think people are positive about the future. We always try to focus on our positives, our best practices, our success stories. We always have tried to keep business and growing our businesses as the priority at the LBA. I think …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Participants from the city of Lilburn or unincorporated Gwinnett County could earn a 5 percent credit on their stormwater utility fees.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Want to learn how you can help improve water quality and limit erosion? The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources’ Stormwater Management Division, in partnership with the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service, will host a free rain garden workshop on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Attendees who live in the City of Lilburn or in unincorporated Gwinnett may qualify for a 5 percent reduction in stormwater utility charges for participating in the workshop. To register for the free workshop, send an email with your name, address and phone number to email@example.com or call 678-376-7193 and press 5. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks earlier this year advocated the …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Guaranteed to tell you something you didn't know yesterday.
Welcome to Friday, the last work day for some of us before a long holiday weekend. Here are some things to know as you head into the day. The weather: Well, the thermometer may creep a little higher today, up to 93 degrees, but otherwise there's not much change from previous days. There's a code orange smog alert in affect. The low tonight will be about 69 degrees. What's new and what's part II: You know summer is coming to an end when new titles at the box office turn serious and heavy. There are two movies with Nazi themes -- "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" and "The Debt" (Check Patch later today for a video review of this one). But there's also some that still have a summer-movie tinge: "Shark Night 3D," for example.Click here for a list …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Panthers begin preparations for the 2011 season.
Lilburn Patch spent a morning practice this week with the Parkview High School football team as the Panthers went through their first official week of workouts in preparation for the 2011 season. Cecil Flowe's Panthers went through "two-a-day" practices, filled with conditioning and position-specific drills. The season opens three weeks from today. Here are some of the images we captured.