Business Briefs: Newnan Spanish School opensFrom Staff Reports
Cowetans Diego Requena-Lopez and Kelly Comfort have opened the Newnan Spanish School in their home.
The school offers Spanish classes for children and adults, as well as medical Spanish classes for health care professionals.
The school is also offering four weeks of intensive Spanish immersion summer camp for kids.
Requena-Lopez is a native Spaniard with a degree in bilingual elementary education from the University of Granada. Comfort, his wife, is an assistant professor of Spanish at Georgia Tech.
For more information, call 770-252-5570 or visit www.newnanspanish.blogspot.com .
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The Healthy Habit moves to downtown Newnan
The Healthy Habit health food store has moved to a new location44 Jefferson Street in Newnan.
In business for 30 years, The Healthy Habit offers vitamins, herbs, teas, sports supplements, and foods. The store also offers massage therapy as well as health-related classes, and exercise and cooking demonstrations.
The store will offer support of local community health initiatives and staff can offer advice on personal health goals for individuals, said Carla Crider, store manager.
“We feel strongly about shopping local and spending with small business in our community rather than outsourcing our dollars to corporate giants,” Crider said. “We appreciate each and every person that comes through our door and look forward to seeing you at the new location.”
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Champion Construction Systems wins award
Champion Construction Systems Inc. of Sharpsburg was presented with a 2011 Claims Award at the annual Disaster Kleenup International awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.
Disaster Kleenup International is North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization. The Claims Award is presented to DKI member companies that exhibit exceptional service on claims submitted during the previous year. Selection for the Claims Award is based on four factors, including client feedback, customer feedback, DKI employee feedback and an analysis demonstrating how well the company responds to claims against specific performance standards.
“We are pleased with our achievement, and proud that we continue to uphold DKI’s high standards for service excellence,” said Champion Construction Systems Founder Joel Reets. “Providing quality service to our customers is our number one priority.”
Champion has been providing insurance restoration services in the Atlanta area since 1970 and has been a DKI member since 2007.
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Three Trees Ranch in Pathfinder Report
Three Trees Ranch of Sharpsburg has four registered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report.
The Pathfinder program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits economically important to efficient beef production.
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Drake, Lee, Georgia Rising Stars
Attorneys Taylor B. Drake and Nathan T. Lee, of the law firm of Glover and Davis in Newnan, have been selected as 2012 Georgia Rising Stars.
Drake also received this honor in 2006, 2009, and 2011.
The honor of Georgia Rising Star is presented to only 2.5 percent of all Georgia lawyers each year. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state. Lawyers chosen for the honor must be 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The selection process includes peer nominations and independent research on candidates.
Drake is a 2000 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He joined Glover and Davis in 2000 and became partner in 2004. He specializes in the fields of family law, construction law, and personal injury/wrongful death.
Drake lives in Newnan with his wife, Lori, and their children Ella Catherine, Taylor, and Henry.
Lee is a 2001 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He joined Glover and Davis in 2004 after practicing in Atlanta. He became a partner in 2007. Lee specializes in general civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction law, commercial disputes, and personal injury/wrongful death. Lee also devotes a substantial amount of his practice to the representation of counties, cities, and school boards.
Lee lives in Newnan with his wife, Courtenay, and their children, Sarah Park and Darden.
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Boscoe’s Pools wins visionary Award
Boscoe’s Pools of Sharpsburg won the Sliver Award in the category of “natural settings” at the Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards, held in Las Vegas. Boscoe’s Pools is owned by Jeff Holloway and Shane Carr.
The GAVA Awards are an integrated world-wide competition open to design professionals.
“We at Boscoe’s Pools like to enter our best work into competitions to make sure we are giving our communities the best of design,” said Carr. “Winning this award proves to Jeff and I that we are doing just that.”
The winning pool, located in Newnan, is known as Mountain Stream Swimming Hole. The pool has a flat stone floor, sculptured stone sidewalls, and a cast-stone bench. It also has a special hand-picked rock lounge chair that sits in a wading pool.
In the surrounding landscape are a cascading waterfall that fills the pool, stone sidewalks, and a specially-designed heavy-duty rock table.
The award is “an honor for our company and our Georgia/Alabama region customers who know they have a world renowned pool builder in their backyard,” said Carr and Holloway in a statement.
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