Business Briefs

Great expressions opens second location in Coweta

Great Expressions Dental Centers now has two affiliated locations in Coweta.

Great Expressions Bullsboro is the office of Drs. Douglas Kersey, Shervin Meshkin and Terry Ennis.

Great Expressions on Jefferson Parkway is the office of Dr. Brian Smith.

Great Expressions has 51 offices in the Atlanta and Savannah areas, including 16 new affiliated offices.

"We currently have a strong presence in Atlanta and this affiliation only increases that presence and scope,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “We look forward to working with these affiliated practices as we continue to focus on providing unmatched patient care to Atlanta area residents.”

Great Expressions offers patients without insurance a discount dental plan solution, the GEDC Smile Protection Plan.

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Shoney's opening Monday

Shoney's in Newnan is set to reopen Nov. 11, following a renovation.

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Plato's Closet now buying

Plato's Closet, a name-brand resale store, is opening in Newnan, on Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard, next to Atlanta Fitness. The store focuses on trendy teen and young adult styles in good condition.

The store is now buying items and hiring staff, on Saturdays and Sundays.

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J. Smith Lanier named one of the "Best Places to Work in Insurance"

J. Smith Lanier & Company was recently recognized by "Business Insurance" magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. J. Smith Lanier ranked seventh among medium sized agents/brokers.

"All of the employees at J. Smith Lanier & Co. are thrilled that we were selected to "Business Insurance's" Best Places to Work in Insurance list for the fourth year in a row," said D. Gaines Lanier, chairman and CEO of J. Smith Lanier & Co. “Our employees provide an unmatched commitment and responsiveness to everyone we serve and make J. Smith Lanier & Co. what it is today.”

Headquartered in West Point, J. Smith Lanier has more than 575 employees in eight divisions and 19 branch offices.

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Eggs and Issues Nov. 19

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce's annual "eggs and issues breakfast" with the Coweta Legislative Delegation will be Nov. 19 at the Central Educational Center.

Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program is from 7:30 to 8:30. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. An RSVP is required. RSVP by emailing or calling 770-253-2270.

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Regional Education and Workforce Summit Nov. 20.

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce are presenting the Regional Education and Workforce Summit: Strengthening the Workforce Pipeline, Nov. 20 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and the session is from 8:30 to 10.

Visit to register electronically.

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