February 16-20 is Georgia Small Business Week

Ga Small Biz WeekGovernor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the third week in February 2015 (February 16-20, 2015) as Georgia Small Business Week.

Kicking off the week was the Small Business ROCK STARS awards luncheon jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA).

Many other small business support activities will take place throughout the state and will be posted here.

GUCU invites State employees to help local food banks

GUCU can driveGeorgia United Credit Union invites you to participate in our annual “CAN HUNGER” food drive benefitting local food banks in our communities, February 2 through March 31. Help us stock the shelves of your local food pantry and feed neighbors in need.

Please drop off donations at the Georgia United Branch nearest you or make a $1 donation and we’ll purchase a food item for you. All members who donate will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 VISA gift card.

The most requested/needed items are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna & chicken
  • Canned fruit & vegetables
  • Canned soups, stews and pasta
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Boxed pasta and rice

For the last three years, we encouraged all Georgia United Branches to collect canned goods for local food banks during February and March. Since that time, GUCU has raised 92,437 cans or 46 tons of food! (Using these Metrics:  One 16 oz. can or box = 1 lb.; $1.00 donation= 1 lb.; 1 ton = 2,000 pounds). It’s time to assist our local food banks and we need your help!

Branch Drop Off Locations & Local Food Bank Partners

Branch Address Food Pantry Partner
1. Atlanta-Twin Towers 2 MLK Jr Drive, Suite 466, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
2 Atlanta – Whitehall 400 Whitehall Street, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
3. Atlanta – GDOT 600 W. Peachtree St, Ste. 401, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
4. North Atlanta 4448 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta Community Action Center
5. Athens – East 190 Gaines School Road, Athens ARK Ministries
6.  Athens -UGA 1710 South Lumpkin St, Athens ARK Ministries
7. Corporate 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank
8. Cumming 312 Canton Highway, Cumming The Place at Forsyth
9. Conyers 1381 Milstead Avenue, Conyers Rockdale Emergency Relief
10. Clarkston 500 North Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston Clarkston Methodist
11. Gwinnett 2270 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank
12. Northlake 3840 LaVista Road, Tucker NETworks, Tucker
13. Panola 5173 Panola Ind Blvd, Decatur Atlanta Community Food Bank
14. Stockbridge 105 North Park Trail, Stockbridge In His Name Ministries
15. Dalton 605 Calhoun Street, Dalton Dalton Greater Works
16. Dublin 2006 Veterans Blvd, Dublin Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

Georgia United provides financial services to employees and family members of all Georgia state agencies, county governments, Board of Regents colleges and universities, numerous public and private school systems, and more than 500 select employee groups.  To learn more about Georgia United, please visit www.georgiaunitedcu.org.

Learn more about your retirement options with Retirewise Workshop series

Studies show that retirement and financial education lead to increased savings and positive retirement outcomes. The Retirewise Workshop series, presented by MetLife in cooperation with the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia, provides state employees with the information needed to take action on their retirement future. The Retirewise workshops include four sessions:

1) Building the Foundation
2) Creating and Managing Wealth
3) Establishing your Retirement Income Stream and
4) Making the Most of What you Have

The workshops are offered complimentary and each session lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Interested in hearing more about this retirement education opportunity? Contact Carlton Lenoir at the Employees’ Retirement System at Carlton.Lenoir@ers.ga.gov to schedule a workshop for your employees!