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October 09, 2010 12:00 AM | 1370 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lockheed Martin hired communications director

MARIETTA - Erica Crosling recently joined Lockheed Martin as director of communications and community relations for the corporation's aeronautics facility in Marietta.

"We are very excited Erica has joined the Lockheed Martin team. Our communications with internal and external stakeholders and our partnerships with community organizations are integral parts of our business strategy," said Lee Rhyant, executive vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Marietta site.

Crosling has more than 17 years of corporate communications experience, with a focus on strategic internal and external communications planning. Before joining Lockheed Martin, Crosling was director of public relations and community affairs for HD Supply, a multi-billion dollar wholesale distribution company headquartered in Atlanta. Crosling also was vice president of communications for Citigroup on the Home Depot Credit Services portfolio.

She is active in several community organizations and is a leader in her church, Zion Baptist Church in Marietta.

Hospitals to provide flu shots

MARIETTA - Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will kick off its fall influenza campaign today by offering flu shots at no charge to its members in metro Atlanta.

The flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TownPark Medical Center in Kennesaw, West Cobb Medical Office in Austell and West Marietta Medical Office. Nonmembers who are caregivers to Kaiser Permanente members can also receive a flu shot for $25. However, the member must be present at the time the nonmember requests the vaccine.

The 2010-11 seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season, including the 2009 H1N1 virus. Members will not need a separate vaccination for H1N1.

On Flu Shot Saturday, walk-in Pap screenings will also be available to Kaiser Permanente members between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at TownPark Medical Center. Co-pays may apply. For more information, visit

Rally to honor area teachers

MARIETTA - A pep rally honoring all Cobb, Marietta City and post-secondary Teachers of the Year will be held at the Roswell Street Baptist Church on Oct. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. The pep rally is open to the public and it kicks off the Give Our Schools a Hand week.

The 22nd annual Cobb Chamber of Commerce's Give Our Schools a Hand brings educators, students, parents, businesses and the community together to honor education.

Ed Voyles Automotive Group will cap off the celebration by presenting the teacher of the year for Marietta City Schools and Cobb County School System's elementary, middle and high schools a free one-year car lease.

For more information, visit www.cobb or contact Hannah Orr at (770) 859-2360 or
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