April 2018 Around Town 1

Campbell High School Bands to Host Community Recycling Day

The Campbell High School Bands are hosting a community recycling day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 in the parking lot of Campbell Middle School. They will be accepting metals, electronics and paint. For more information about what can be recycled and the fees, please visit CHSDressTheBand.com/Recycling-Day.html. Thanks for supporting CHS Bands.

Get Fit and Sweat Pretty Trying in the New Just Jai Wear!

 Just Jai Wear, one of the latest designs in fitness gear, was founded in Atlanta by Jai-Leta Colvard in September 2017. The stylish, yet comfortable, activewear and accessories inspire women to “get fit and sweat pretty!”

Jai-Leta advocates healthy living through active movement and healthy eating. She empowers women everywhere to achieve their personal health goals by sharing life stories, celebrating achievements and encouraging them to embrace the skin they are in. 

For more information, visit JustJaiWear.com


The Cobb Chamber of Commerce held its 76th Annual Dinner celebration sponsored by WellStar on February 3 to celebrate its accomplishments in 2017. This black-tie dinner included more than 1,000 business and community leaders to honor individuals who have significantly contributed to the quality of life in Cobb County. 

The Mack Henderson Public Service Award was presented to Tim Brown of Marietta City Schools. This award recognizes an individual who embodies the philanthropic legacy of Mack Henderson through outstanding commitment and dedication to building a better quality of life for the citizens of Cobb County. Brown engineered the formation of a team and plan to secure funding for the Marietta College and Career Academy. 

The 2018 Chairman’s Award was presented to Jeff Fucito of Mauldin & Jenkins LLC. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, commitment, support and enthusiasm to the Cobb Chamber. Fucito has chaired the finance committee since 2015 and has continued to lead in many ways. Under his leadership, close attention to detail and countless volunteer hours, Fucito has secured the chamber’s financial stability.

The Len Gilbert Award was given to Cynthia Reichard of Arylessence and Greg Morgan of Mauldin & Jenkins LLC. This award is presented to an outstanding board member who—through his or her leadership, commitment and dedication—achieved new heights. Each sacrificed their time and talents to co-chairing the strategic planning project. This intensive project included a planning committee of more than 50 individuals, countless focus groups and more than 100 one-on-one interviews. Reichard and Morgan lead a complicated and thorough process to ensure the chamber’s future impact.

The Leadership Award was awarded to the Atlanta Braves. This award is given under special circumstances, honoring an individual or group whose extraordinary leadership, vision and trailblazing efforts have significantly impacted the Cobb community.  One of the most impactful economic development projects in the county’s recent history was the Braves’ decision to move to Cobb County. The Braves organization had a new vision for Braves Country and found opportunity in Cobb. Since the announcement, Braves executives have immersed themselves in the Cobb community, served on numerous boards, given back to youth sports leagues, schools and have shown up as true partners.

The Marietta Daily Journal presented its prestigious 2017 Cobb County Citizen of the Year Award to Jay Cunningham of Superior Plumbing. The Marietta Daily Journal has presented this award since 1963.

Cobb County receives Gold 
Certification as a Green Community

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities program is a voluntary certification program that helps local governments implement measures that will reduce their environmental impact. This nationally recognized program recognizes governments for their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.

All winners earned certification points for sustainable measures implemented in their communities. Some measures that earned Cobb certification points include setting up a wildlife and rain garden demonstration site that showcases methods for stream bank stabilization, residential and commercial rain gardens, as well as habitat creation; incorporating greenspace, community uses and historic preservation into the county’s Green Meadows Preserve, home to both the Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden and the Cherokee Garden; and offering 80 miles of trails, such as the Noonday Creek Trail and the Kennesaw Mountain to Chattahoochee River Trail.

The county also earned certification points for providing fueling stations for electric, biodiesel and propane-powered vehicles. Cobb is a leader among its peers when it comes to greening its fleet. Finally, it earned points for adopting new sustainability practice policies, under which three new county facilities have been LEED-certified. The Superior Court facility, the largest building in the county at 224,000 square feet, was certified as LEED Gold.

GNAC to Host Polo At the 
Palisades Fundraiser

Since its inception, the Greater North Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. has shown a commitment to promote leadership development and academic achievement in the lives of children and families in the Atlanta metro area. As a continuation of those efforts, the group is excited to host its upcoming chapter fundraiser,  “Polo At the Palisades: The Atlanta Polo Classic,” currently scheduled for May 20. It will include a polo match, live concert, retail village and silent auction. The event will be held at the Atlanta Regional Polo Center located in Vinings. More than 500 members of the professional community will join in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and health disparities that affect the lives of children and their families, particularly those of disadvantaged economic status where the financial impact from a health crisis is the greatest.