KENNESAW — Kennesaw-based The Elf on the Shelf will appear in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Taking a break from his scouting for naughty and nice list duties, the Elf is set to take to the sky over Manhattan on Nov. 22.
“Our goal in sharing The Elf on the Shelf was to give families a tradition they could make their own, so to become a part of this timeless American tradition is beyond an honor,” said Christa Pitts, CEO of CCA and B. “From the very beginning, we dreamed of partnering with Macy’s for this spectacular event and knowing Santa’s scout elf, The Elf on the Shelf, will fly in the Parade is a dream come true.”
Elf on the Shelf was founded in 2005, by Marietta authors Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, along with Pitts, Bell’s twin sister. CCA and B is a private, family-owned publishing company based in Marietta.
Summer J.A.M. is July 18
MARIETTA — The Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host the second annual Summer Joint Association Meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. July 18 at the Cobb Civic Center.
Participating associations include Acworth Business Association, Austell Business Association, Cobb Chamber, East Cobb Business Association, Kennesaw Business Association, Marietta Business Association, Northeast Cobb Business Association, Powder Springs Business Association, Smyrna Cobb Business Association, South Cobb Business Association, Vinings Business Association and West Cobb Business Association.
“We have worked on many projects, but the J.A.M. has been the fruition of great ideas, shared goals, and with the support of the Chamber, a real exercise of synergy,” said Barbara Hickey, with the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations.
The event is free for members with online registration or $20 at the door. For general admission, tickets are $20 with online registration or $30 at the door. The deadline for online registration is by noon July 11. For more information, to register or for directions, visit www.cobbchamber.org/summerjam or contact Tya Dawson at (770) 859-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Cobb County Bar Association Inc. was honored with the “Law Day Award of Achievement” for voluntary bar associations of more than 500 members, presented during the annual meeting of the State Bar of Georgia.
Marietta attorney Robert Schnatmeier, partner with Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP and president of the Cobb County Bar Association, accepted the award from State Bar President Kenneth L. Shigley.
* MODA Floors & Interiors has hired Dave Wimbiscus of Marietta as a project consultant. Wimbiscus will focus on commercial flooring opportunities in the retail, office and health care industries.