The Mike Mansfield Awards were established in honor of former Ambassador Mansfield’s steadfast efforts in fostering goodwill between Japan and the United States. The awards are presented to outstanding Americans and Japanese who have continuously contributed their efforts toward promoting better understanding of cultural and economic issues between the peoples of the United States and Japan. Notable past recipients include President Jimmy Carter and former Georgia Govs. Joe Frank Harris and George Busbee.
Gregory began his career with YKK America Group in 1973 when he joined YKK Industries — now YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. He is the past recipient of the 2001 Yamabikokai Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. He was also the first-ever recipient of the Governor George Busbee Award in 2004. From 2008 through 2010, he served on YKK Corporation’s board of directors in Japan as YKK’s first non-Japanese director. In 2011, he was elected chairman of YCA’s board of directors.
Career expo is on June 13
COBB GALLERIA — The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Diversity Hiring with a career expo in Cobb County on June 13. The expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, at 2 Galleria Parkway.
The expo will feature employers, educational institutions and resource agencies that help job seekers. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for job openings. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment.
For more information about the expo, contact Michael O’Neal at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center at (770) 528-6100, or email Michael.email@example.com.
* Merchant’s Walk shopping center at Roswell and Johnson Ferry roads is having the 1st Thursday on the Walk tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will boast live top 40s covers performed by Ocean Street, and an activity area for kids with coloring, crafts and face-painting. In addition to complimentary entertainment, select Merchant’s Walk retailers will extend shopping hours until 9 p.m. and offer special savings.
* Glamour Girls Day Spa in Kennesaw has doubled its space from 1,250 square feet to 2,500 square feet. The spa can now accommodate 50 patrons and multiple parties. The spa also just announced new summer hours and summer day camps.
* Traton Homes will soon begin selling at The Preserve at Lost Mill Trace. Conveniently located in east Cobb County in the highly sought-after Walton High School district, the community will feature both two-story and master-on-the-main plans priced from the $700,000s.