A wise person once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
At Dental Assisting 101, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to enjoy a career doing what they love. Unfortunately, many men and women in Georgia settle for soulless, thankless jobs with no upward mobility. If you are stuck in a job just to pay the bills, your opportunity to make a change and build a better life is here.
Unlike traditional colleges, we offer our students an expedited pathway to success through a hands-on educational approach where students learn by doing. One of the best ways to secure your future and set yourself up for success is to learn from the best. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you enroll in our dental assisting school in Atlanta, GA. We pride ourselves on having one of the most effective dental assisting courses in the state, where most students find a position within 60 days of graduation.
When it comes to decisions, choosing a new career path is one of the most important of your life. It’s not an easy choice, and it can be even harder to juggle your current responsibilities while you study and attend class. That is why we offer both in-person and online course structures, focusing on teaching practical skills that you will use every day as a dental assistant. When you choose Assisting 101, you can rest easy knowing you won’t spend valuable time trying to discern complicated lectures or irrelevant tasks. Instead, you will learn crucial skills that will set you apart from your peers and help you begin a new life-changing career in the dental industry.
When you enroll in our dental assisting school, you will reap the benefits of:
At Assisting 101, students have their choice of two unique dental assisting programs in Atlanta. Both programs consist of 78 hours of lecture and 48 hours of in-depth, hands-on training at one of the best dental offices in metro Atlanta. Both programs allow students to build a career in dentistry with the help of real dentists and dental assistants.
Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to “rush” to complete the course.Learn More
Our online program is ideal for those students that like to complete training at their own pace. If you are an eager student willing to study every day and want to complete this program in as little as one month, you can do so. However, if you would like to take more time to manage other life responsibilities, you have the choice of completing this course in less than six months.
Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to “rush” to complete the course.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 11% over the next 10 years – faster than the average job growth of many other industries. New and ongoing evidence suggests an important link between a person’s overall health and their oral health. Because of this, demand for dental-related services is expected to stay strong for years to come. Dental offices in Georgia and other states must meet this projected demand. As such, the need for trained dental assistants will continue to grow.
As Baby Boomers grow older and as more men and women practice good oral hygiene, the need to treat and maintain one’s teeth will lead to an increased need for quality dental care. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that nearly 24,000 new dental assisting jobs will be created. That means the future is bright for any student who has been educated through our dental assisting courses in Atlanta.
As a professional dental assistant, you will be tasked with managing a wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities at a dental office. Dental assistants play a crucial role in the day-to-day workflow involved in a dental practice. They work alongside hygienists and dentists to provide patients with the highest quality oral care in the state of Georgia.
They say the best way to predict the future is to create it, and that is exactly what you will be doing when you enroll at Assisting 101. We believe in getting our students ready for a lifelong career, not just a job that pays the bills. When you attend our award-winning dental assisting school, you are investing in a future rich with opportunity.
Unlike other workers who choose not to attend school for legitimate training, our students enjoy a quick start in a vibrant job market where financial and personal growth are common. When you become a dental assistant after graduation, you will have confidence knowing you are well-prepared for a life-changing career.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that job growth for dental assistants is growing at a faster rate than most other industries. This bodes well for our students, who will have job security as they navigate the workforce. In a time where many jobs are being replaced by robotics and other technological advances, the skills that you learn at Assisting 101 can help you for the rest of your life.
The work/life balance in the U.S is a problem. Spending every waking hour at the office instead of home with family can be draining at best and depressing at worst. Unlike other professionals, dental assistants typically enjoy normal working hours during the business week. That means they have more free time to dedicate to their children and families.
When you are a dental assistant, you plan a crucial role in your dental office. But as an ambassador of the profession, you also help educate patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Given the ties between heart health and oral health, you are making more of a difference than you might realize.
When students graduate from Assisting 101 and accept a job as a dental assistant, many choose to make it their lifelong career. For others, the role of dental assistant is just the beginning – a steppingstone to a role with more responsibility. After only a few years as a dental assistant in Atlanta, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!
Assisting 101 was founded on the concept of helping individuals through our unique and enhanced training programs to achieve a more rewarding career in a professional environment. If you’re fed up with being fed up and are ready to start fresh with a clean slate, contact us today at (678) 888-5198. We would be happy to tell you more about our school, our courses, and our class schedule. If you’re craving a happy career and happy life, the time for a change is now.Call Us (678) 888-5198
An electric vehicle manufacturing plant could be the latest feather in the cap for economic developers in the Covington area east of Atlanta.Rivian is in talks to develop a site near the point where Morgan, Newton and Walton counties converge along I-20, representing one of Georgia’s biggest development projects in years, according to people familiar with the matter.If the E...
An electric vehicle manufacturing plant could be the latest feather in the cap for economic developers in the Covington area east of Atlanta.
Rivian is in talks to develop a site near the point where Morgan, Newton and Walton counties converge along I-20, representing one of Georgia’s biggest development projects in years, according to people familiar with the matter.
If the EV plant happens, it would be heading to an area that’s already home to several large new developments, any one of which would be considered a major victory for a local community.
The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties and individual county development authorities have, in the past six years, lured Takeda, SK Group and Facebook from the pharmaceutical, semiconductor and technology sectors.
This year has been particularly busy. SK said last month it will build a $473 million plant in Covington to make glass parts for computer chips. Facebook plans to invest up to $3.4 billion in data centers at an industrial park near Social Circle, more than triple its initial plans, according to a JDA agreement earlier this year.
The four-county agency’s success is a product of having plenty of undeveloped land suitable for a large industrial development, plus a group of leaders from different jurisdictions who are willing to work together, said Alvin Nash, a board member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
In other similar multijurisdictional partnerships, leaders from rival counties often fight amongst each other, he said. That doesn’t appear to have happened here.
“It’s not just the land but the willingness of the communities to work together,” said Nash, a private consultant who’s not involved in the Rivian project.
The four counties had a combined estimated population in 2020 of about 244,300, according to the U.S. Census. Newton is the largest with about 113,300 residents.
Rivian did not respond to requests for comment. Last week, the Irvine, California-based company said in a statement that it’s “in discussions with multiple locations as part of a competitive process for siting a second manufacturing facility.”
Cox Enterprises, owner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, owns a 4.7% stake in Rivian and supplies services to Rivian. Sandy Schwartz, a Cox executive who oversees the AJC, is on Rivian’s board of directors and holds stock personally. He does not take part in the AJC’s coverage of Rivian.
Rivian is likely to have zeroed in on a site along the north side of I-20, between the cities of Covington and Madison, according to economic development experts. That corridor includes several separate parcels zoned for industrial development, according to a site selection database maintained by Georgia Power.
One parcel, a 1,978-acre lot marketed as the “East Atlanta Megasite,” is one of the largest available industrial sites in the state. The site could be expanded with adjacent sites, including some that are privately owned, to create an even-larger industrial property.
“There’s a ton of vacant land out there” that’s prime for industrial development, said David Kahn, a managing analyst at real estate data provider CoStar Group.
Most of the sites, about 45 miles east of Atlanta, are owned by local development authorities. That’s more appealing to companies than having to negotiate a purchase from a private owner, said Anthony Burnett, a senior vice president of site development at brokerage Colliers.
A local development “authority can offer the land for free or for a very low cost and there’s usually already an electric substation and water and sewer there,” said Burnett, who’s not involved in the project.
Andrea Gray, attorney for the JDA of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties, declined to comment. David Thompson, chairman of the Walton County Board of Commissioners, also declined to comment. The chairmen of the Morgan, Newton and Jasper County commissions did not respond to requests for comment.
One large site is owned by Alan Verner, the retired chairman of the JDA of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties. Verner previously operated his family’s farm on the acreage. He did not respond to calls seeking comment.
The industrially zoned sites have some logistical advantages. All have direct access to I-20 and are about 33 miles east of I-285 in metro Atlanta.
The sites also have important rail connections, including a link to Commerce, where SK Battery America is building a $2.6 billion plant. Rivian plans to purchase EV batteries from SK.
A branch railroad line connects Commerce to two separate main freight rail lines, according to OpenRailwayMap. The branch line crosses I-85 about one mile southwest of the SK plant. The Social Circle industrial properties have a direct connection to a CSX rail line.
The rail lines have different owners but railroad companies frequently share trackage rights, said Tom Crosson, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern.
The metro Atlanta economy added 40,700 jobs last month, three times the typical pre-pandemic growth, the government reported Thursday.With the economy steadily regaining its pre-pandemic traction, holiday spending strong and travel rebounding, the hiring was energetic in a range of sectors during October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.Moreover, September’s data was revised to show even stronger growth in Atlanta than previously thought.The unemployment rate, which had already dropped to an all-time l...
The metro Atlanta economy added 40,700 jobs last month, three times the typical pre-pandemic growth, the government reported Thursday.
With the economy steadily regaining its pre-pandemic traction, holiday spending strong and travel rebounding, the hiring was energetic in a range of sectors during October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Moreover, September’s data was revised to show even stronger growth in Atlanta than previously thought.
The unemployment rate, which had already dropped to an all-time low of 2.5% in September, dipped in October to 2.4%.
And critically — since the headline unemployment rate only includes people looking for work — that rate decreased while the pool of jobseekers grew, said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state while also seeing job growth.”
Metro Atlanta’s labor force, which includes all those with jobs or looking for one, is 25,000 smaller than it was before the pandemic. But it increased in October by 15,425. And the number of unemployed — that is, those actively looking for work — fell to its lowest level since May 2001, Butler said.
Nationally, jobless claims last week fell to their lowest level in decades, according to the Employment and Training Administration. In Georgia, claims fell to 4,249 during the week — the lowest level statewide since late 2019, said the DOL.
Metro Atlanta’s most-common job openings have been in seasonally affected sectors like logistics where warehouse and material movers are needed, but there is also intense demand in health care, said Sue Arthur, chief executive of employment website CareerBuilder. “Registered nurses are one of the most in-demand jobs in the metro Atlanta area.”
Last month, health care added 8,300 jobs in the region.
The region’s recovery from the massive job losses in the early weeks of the pandemic is still not complete. Metro Atlanta’s economy has added back 353,500 jobs, but remains 28,000 jobs shy of its level in February 2020.
If history is a guide, the recovery will continue.
In Novembers past, the jobless rate has typically dropped and jobs have been added as retailers and logistics companies go full-tilt handling holiday orders and shipping. In the five years before the pandemic, November averaged growth of 20,120 jobs.
But there are often fewer jobseekers than openings. Among positions where employers are struggling to find enough candidates, “health care, food prep and education ... have some of the lowest job seeker-to-opening ratios,” said CareerBuilder’s Arthur.
Many workers have kept to the sidelines, deterred by virus fears, child care needs, a desire for free time or a thirst for higher wages, she said. “People have many different reasons for not working right now.”
Metro Atlanta, often seen as the engine of Georgia’s economy, in pre-pandemic years typically accounted for more than 70% of the state’s job growth. But COVID-19 badly damaged the hospitality and travel sectors, and metro Atlanta’s recovery — while robust — has been slower than the rest of Georgia’s.
During 2021, metro Atlanta has accounted for 63% of the 155,800 jobs added across the state.
Recent metro Atlanta job growth
Metro Atlanta job growth, October
Average, pre-pandemic: 13,400
Metro Atlanta unemployment rate
Lowest pre-pandemic: 2.6% (Dec. 2000)
Highest pre-pandemic: 11.1% (June 2009)
October, 2020: 5.8%
October, 2021: 2.4%
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia SouthernFriday, November 26, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET | Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish PavilionTelevision: Regional Sports Network (Bally Sports South in Georgia) | Where to Watch | Live StreamPlay-by-Play: ...
Friday, November 26, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET | Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion
THE FLATS – Playing the second of four straight games at home, Georgia Tech celebrates Black Friday with a noon basketball game against Georgia Southern at McCamish Pavilion.
Coming off its first ACC championship season since 1993 and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011, the Yellow Jackets (4-1) have won four straight games, including an 85-70 win over Charleston Southern Monday night, since dropping a 72-69 decision to Miami of Ohio in their season opener on Nov. 9. In between, the Yellow Jackets downed Stetson (77-52), Lamar (75-66) and Georgia (88-78).
Reigning ACC Tournament MVP Michael Devoe (Orlando, Fla.), averaging a team-high 22.8 points and 5.3 assists per game, leads the Yellow Jackets along with senior forward Jordan Usher (Canton, Ga.), averagong 17.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Georgia Southern (4-1) won its first four games by sizable margins, including a 53-41 road win at South Florida, before dropping a 70-52 decision at Wofford Sunday. The Eagles, in their second season under head coach Brian Burg, went 13-13 overall and 7-9 in the Sun Belt Conference last season.
Friday’s game will be televised live on the ACC’s Regional Network, which included Bally Sports South in the Southeastern United States, and also streamed live on the ESPN app. Radio coverage will be on the Georgia Tech Sports Network by Legends Sports and flagship station WCNN (680/93.7 the Fan), as well as on satellite radio (XM channel 371, SiriusXM app 371).
SERIES VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern are meeting for the first time since the 1997-98 season, when the Yellow Jackets took a 77-45 victory at home.
Tech has won the last three meetings after losing the firt two in a series that dates back to 1953, when Georgia Southern was known as Georgia Teachers College.
Tech’s three home games in the series all were played at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, the Yellow Jackets’ former on-campus home.
Friday’s game is Tech’s first of two scheduled meetings against members of the Sun Belt Conference and second of three meetings against teams from the state of Georgia. The Yellow Jackets will host Georgia State on Dec. 21 and defeated Georgia on Nov. 19.
THE OPENING TIP
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL
Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship in 2021 after finishing fourth in the regular season. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, winning four ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993, 2021), playing in the NCAA Tournament 17 times and playing in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB) and Instagram. For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com.
Below is a list of the top and leading Event Management Companies in Atlanta, GA. To help you find the best Event Management Companies located near you in Atlanta, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Atlanta’s Best Event Management Companies:The top rated Event Management Companies in ...
Below is a list of the top and leading Event Management Companies in Atlanta, GA. To help you find the best Event Management Companies located near you in Atlanta, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Event Management Companies in Atlanta, GA are:
KIS(cubed)Events specializes in one-of-a-kind event experiences with serious wow factor for some of the top brands, celebrities, and personalities in the US and beyond. Nirjary Desai, the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of KIS (cubed) Events, is regarded as one of the best Southeast Asian event producers. Nirjary’s work has appeared in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar India, Grace Ormonde, Huffington Post, Mandala Weddings, and others. She has worked with a number of high-profile companies, including Amazon’s Audible, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, The Ritz-Carlton, and Delta Airlines.
Address: 616 Angier Ave NE Suite 3, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: (855) 547 2823 Website: kiscubedevents.com
“Not only is Nirjary a true professional, she is also a beautiful person inside and out; she does everything with style and grace. Nirjary and I worked together on a few projects and did an amazing job with on-point Branding, strategic Marketing and of course creative larger-than- life (Corporate) Events.” – Roland Lay
OneTouch Events LLC is an award-winning international event planning firm situated in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in beautiful and coherent event planning and production for clients who want to host an event without having to worry about every aspect. They construct a simplified approach to design and execute your event based on your high-level concepts and strategic goals. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a high-octane or a low-key event, they’ll provide it on time and on budget. Whether the event is large or little, domestic or international, OneTouch’s signature of quality can be found in every aspect.
Address: 2275 Marietta Blvd NW Suite 270-210, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: (404) 913 0080 Website: onetoucheventsllc.com
“I have wanted to work with Jillian Smith and One Touch Events ever since I met her in 2018. My retirement celebration was the perfect opportunity! Jillian and her assistant Mataya Hill gave me the experience of a lifetime. I was truly a guest at my event and did not have to handle anything! They handled everything expertly and I was able to focus on my guests. Everyone commented on how wonderful everything was. Quoting one friend… “Your event planner was on point!! Everything was beautiful!!” Yes, it was, thank you for your wonderful service One Touch Events!” – Deborah Austin
Legendary Events takes pride in transforming event concepts into unforgettable events through jaw-dropping innovation and meticulous attention to detail. After a decade in the luxury hotel industry, Tony Conway founded Legendary Events in Atlanta, Georgia in 1997. Tony’s seasoned skill and excitement are reflected in the firm, which has since developed into an award-winning, full-service event company that handles more than 2,000 extraordinary events each year. In addition, they’re happy to operate in the business, social, and charity areas, and their reputation has allowed them to work with an amazing and diversified selection of clients.
Address: 1380 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: (404) 869 8858 Website: legendaryevents.com
“I recently had Legendary Events organize a very special event for me and all I can say is WOW!! They were tremendous! So well organized and they captured my vision perfectly. They were very precise and whenever I needed a question answered they were very quick and efficient. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any special event that you are planning. Fantastic business!” – Melissa McGowan
WM Events has rapidly built a reputation for excellence. Their combined strengths across numerous disciplines and logistics are obvious at every turn with the WM team of creatives at the helm. With offices in Atlanta and Denver, WM Events can provide you with endless resources as well as a broad network of industry experience and relationships. But don’t believe this group is limited to those cities; WM Events has events planned across the country and worldwide.
Address: 7400 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012 Phone: (678) 251 6363 Website: wmevents.com
“William and Leigh were absolutely AMAZING. They planned my wedding from beginning to end and I couldn’t have done it without them. They coordinated all vendors and were able to keep my budget in mind and accommodate my vision within my budget. They were professional, timely, and amazing to work with. They did everything and made the experience absolutely perfect for my husband and I. I would absolutely recommend hiring them to plan any event.” – Elizabeth Carter
Hip and Hitched specializes in weddings and parties and is a leading entertainment company in the Southeast. It is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based RareFormation, LLC, which was created in 2001. Hip and Hitched and Rare Form Creatives are Atlanta-based full-service entertainment companies. With over 20 years of experience in club and corporate event production. They at Hip and Hitched know how much time and money you’ve put into your wedding and events, as well as how important this day is to you, your family, and your guests. They have a 5-star reputation for providing delectable food and unique experiences that will leave your guests talking for years.
Address: 892 Jefferson St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: (404) 794 0952 Website: hipandhitched.com
“From our first conversation over the phone with Tim to the day at the wedding, I knew that we could trust Tim and his team to do an amazing job. Tim DJed for our wedding and coordinated the ceremony. He made sure all the details were taken care of so I didn’t have to stress over anything. He also valued my decisions artistically for our wedding video and it turned out amazing! I would recommend Tim and his team again and again for a unique and special event. Loved working with them.” – Anna Oneta
Want to get a jump on Black Friday shopping? These Georgia stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021.GEORGIA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Georgia.While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Frida...
GEORGIA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Georgia.
While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Friday shopping.
However, don't expect all of your favorite retailers to be open this year.
In June, retail giant Walmart announced it will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day this year, a move the company said is a "thank you" to store employees for their hard work through the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart's decision follows a similar one by competitor Target, which announced in January that stores would also close this Thanksgiving.
The two giant retailers Walmart and Target are among many companies that have faced criticism for remaining open on Thanksgiving and keeping workers from spending the holiday with their families. In response, a growing number of retailers, including Costco, Lowe's and Hobby Lobby, have started closing stores on the holiday.
Still, a number of stores remain open on Thanksgiving Day, according to lists compiled by Good Housekeeping, Country Living, NBC Chicago and more. Here are a few — and as always, it's a good idea to check your local store's hours.
Bass Pro Shops: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cabela's: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CVS: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Dollar: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Five Below: Stores will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
Michaels: Stores open at 6 p.m. to midnight.
Old Navy: Most stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.
Rite Aid: Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Sears: Most stores will be open by 6 p.m.
Victoria's Secret: Last year, most stores were open by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours. Pharmacy hours may vary by location.
Meanwhile, these stores will be closed on Thanksgiving: