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Healthy Aging Month Hike Amicalola Falls State Park

September has been named Healthy Aging Month, by the Healthy Aging Magazine, and there will be a 3-mile hike held on Saturday at the Amicalola Falls State Park.

The park is an 829 acre Georgia State Park whose name is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning “tumbling waters.”

Departure for the race is at 8 a.m. at the Target parking lot on 2400 North Druid Hills Road; Atlanta, Ga. 30329. They car pool, and each rider is asked to donate $8-$10 for gas and the parking lot fee of $5.

It is expected to take about 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the trail head.

For information, call Carolyn Hartfield at 678.231.4973.



National Black MBA Association presents a professional development symposium

The National Black MBA Association presents its 10th annual professional development symposium with keynote speaker Hill Harper on Saturday in Atlanta at the Delta Airlines Training Center from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Harper, an award-winning actor, currently stars at Dr. Marcus Andrews on ABC’s “The Good Doctor”. He also headlines HLN’s “How It Really Happened with Hill Harper”.

Harper has won seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting and is a four-time New York Times best-selling author.

Price depends on member, student member or non-member level. Bronze Registration (Range $25-$45) with breakfast, lunch, three career development workshops, learning roadmap and access to career fair. Gold Registration (Range $35-$60) includes all bronze registration access plus access to corporate recruiter tables, choice of either resume review, headshot or one on one career coaching. Platinum Registration includes all bronze and gold registration access plus a swag bag (includes NBMBAA chapter gift), professional profile headshot, executive roundtable with keynote speaker, priority line registration and seating at luncheon.


National Black MBA Association presents Connections & Cocktails

The National Black MBA Association will host a “Connections & Cocktails” event on Sept. 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

New member orientation is scheduled for 5:30-6 p.m. The networking reception is from 6-8 p.m.

A DJ has been added who will play some of songs from Detroit as they prepare for thh 2018 NBMBAA Conference in Detroit Sept. 25-29.

Discounted parking is available for $10 with a voucher from the hotel.

The event is sponsored by IHG.

Business Events

Atlanta Business Journal Planner

Save the date for these upcoming Atlanta business events.


Saturday, Sept. 8

National Black MBA Association professional development symposium with keynote speaker Hill Harper.

Healthy Aging Month Hike Amicalola Falls State Park

Thursday, Sept. 13

Monthly GAAMA luncheon hosted by Hyundai.

“Community on the Rise,” Moderated by Metrostudy Regional Director Eugene James, at the Morrow Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

The WorkSource DeKalb Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) weekly orientation at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Women on the Move summit panel

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Profiles in Positive Aging Inaugural Exhibit

Saturday, Oct. 6

Second Annual Chairman Turner’s International Ball at Georgia International Convention Center.

Over 50 Hike-athon & Health Literacy Month Hike Red Top Mountain – Sweetgum Loop Trail.

Thursday, Oct. 11

17th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) Downtown Atlanta, Duluth and Lawrenceville, October 11-16.

Friday, Oct. 19

Advocacy For Action Empowerment Summit

(To add an event to the Atlanta Business Journal calendar please email the information along with a contact person and contact phone number to abjdigitaleditor@gmail.com.)