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Declutter, Organize and Style 
Your Closet

Closet Therapy Atlanta will assist you in decluttering, organizing and styling your closets/wardrobe in a thoughtful and nonjudgmental manner. Angie Barrington-Jeter enjoys helping her clients and has observed that purging and organizing your closet is a therapeutic process. It gives people serenity and a fresh start to your day. 

Angie looks forward to giving you the gift of organization and the peace of mind you deserve!

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The Collective a Salon Named a 
Salon of Distinction 

The Collective a salon, located in Vinings Jubilee, has been named Salon of Distinction in the interior design competition Salons of the Year by Salon Today magazine.

Salons competing in the annual competition are judged in six design categories and are all either newly constructed or remodeled salons.

The Collective was built in 2016 and brings a warm, urban vibe to historical Vinings Jubilee. The high open ceiling, dramatic lighting, stained woods, brick wall and stainless-steel HVAC system create an inviting, industrial feel.

The owner of The Collective, Brad Partridge, has been a salon owner for more than 26 years. He owned The Blowout Salon, three doors down from The Collective. 

“Our business at Blowout Salon had been expanding so rapidly that I needed to create a larger space for our clients and our growing stylist team,” he says. “I took this opportunity to rebrand and redesign our salon.”

The Collective is a diverse and experienced group of independent stylists who offer a full range of services in a relaxed, modern atmosphere. Services include color treatments, haircuts, styling and more. They invite new clients to schedule a free consultation to determine their very best look.

Salon Today is a leading business publication for the professional salon industry.

Cobb County Public Safety Appreciation

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce held its annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre recently to honor Cobb County’s finest. This event drew 480 attendees who were there to recognize and thank all the men and women who work tirelessly to keep Cobb County safe. 

Nominations were received from public safety agencies including police and fire departments, sheriff’s offices, campus police departments and emergency medical services through Cobb County. Congratulations to the 2017 Public Safety Award Winners:

2017 Public Safety Employee of the Year: Lt. Herman Trautwein from the Marietta Fire Department

Awards of Merit: Capt. Josh Taylor, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services and Detective Steve Hammond, Cobb County Police Department

Marietta PD Morning Watch Officers: Scott Davis, Michael Malcolm and Kenyon Jackson

Distinguished Achievement Award: Master Patrol Officer Louis Defense, Smyrna Police Department and Lt. Curtis Endicott, Acworth Police Department

Medal of Valor: Mark Biesener, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services and Scott Davis, Marietta Police Department

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