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2018 Newcomers Guide & DeKalb Chamber Membership Directory
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Welcome to DeKalb County!
On behalf of our citizens, welcome to DeKalb!
 
It is an honor to serve as DeKalb’s chief executive officer
as well as former Superintendent of the DeKalb County
School District.

With 700,000 residents and an emphasis on collaboration,


DeKalb boasts the perfect complement of diversity and
unity. It is home to immigrants from more than 100
countries, speaking more than 100 languages.
 
DeKalb is synonymous with success. The county is home
to artists, athletes, architects and entrepreneurs; owners
of construction companies and auto dealerships; high-
tech and engineering firms. Blessed with a lush tree
canopy and wide green spaces, DeKalb is also home to
some of metro Atlanta’s most prestigious residential
communities and you’ll find some of the nation’s most
prominent houses of worship and revered spiritual leaders
here as well.
 
DeKalb is home to more than a half dozen great
educational institutions, including Emory and Oglethorpe
Universities. Our School District is a leader in STEM
curricula, and students can receive tailored education with
program options such as theme, magnet, international
baccalaureate and Montessori.
 
DeKalb houses many of the region’s leading medical
facilities and hospitals, including DeKalb Medical Center,
the renowned Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and, of
course, the nation’s Centers for Disease Control.
 
And that’s not to mention thousands of acres of parks,
including Stone Mountain Park, Arabia Mountain and
many other natural assets.

It is with a collectively warm heart and open door that


we invite new residents and encourage citizens from
throughout the region, the nation and the world to make
DeKalb County home!
 
Photo by Travis Hudgons

Michael L. Thurmond
Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County
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Table of
CONTENTS
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Initiatives .....................6
About DeKalb .................................................................8
DeKalb Government .......................................................9

This Is...

Avondale Estates .........................................................10


Brookhaven..................................................................12
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
Two Decatur Town Center Chamblee.....................................................................14
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 235
Decatur, GA 30030 Clarkston .....................................................................16
www.DekalbChamber.org
Decatur ........................................................................18
Carolyn Glenn .......................................... Publisher
Dr. Earl Glenn ..................... Chief Financial Officer Doraville.......................................................................22
John Hewitt ....................... Chief Operating Officer
Carla Parker ..............................Contributing Writer Dunwoody....................................................................26
Horrace Holloman ............. ......Contributing Writer
R. Scott Belzer ................... ......Contributing Writer Lithonia .......................................................................28
Kemesha Wadley ........................ Graphic Designer
Pine Lake .....................................................................29

Supplement to The Champion Newspaper and Tucker ..........................................................................30


The DeKalb Free Press.
Stonecrest ...................................................................32
Cover photos provided by Travis Hudgons
Stone Mountain ..........................................................34
Published by ACE III Communications, Inc. and
The Champion Newspaper, P. O. Box 1347,
Decatur, GA 30030. (404) 373-7779.
www.TheChampionNewspaper.com DeKalb Chamber Membership Directory......................35

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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2018–2024
A BLUEPRINT FOR PROGRESS
dekalbcountyga.gov

Smoother Roadways

Strengthened Public Safety

Improved and Thriving Senior Centers and Libraries

Enhanced Parks
About The DeKalb
Chamber of Commerce
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a
membership organization for businesses located in
or have an interest in DeKalb County. For 80 years,
DeKalb Chamber has worked to help businesses
succeed by working with local government to create
a pro-business environment; tapping into potential
customers for businesses; and providing access

Welcome
and information to support, promote and sustain
business development in the county.

MISSION & VISION


to DeKalb County! The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst
that attracts, supports and advances business
On behalf of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the and economic development interests in DeKalb
communities we serve, welcome to DeKalb County! We’re glad County. The Chamber strives to be the convener of
you’ve chosen to make DeKalb your home.
partnerships and facilitator of solutions.
DeKalb County has a rich history. Our diverse communities –
growing families, young professionals, business leaders and FOUR CORE FOCUS
those retiring from life careers – make this county one of the
best places to call home. To support the DeKalb Chamber mission, our work
is reflected in our four core focus:
DeKalb is home to world-class bioscience and research
institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control. We are
• Education and Workforce Development
home to premiere healthcare and higher learning institutions, • Economic Development
including Emory University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College • Public Policy
and the DeKalb Medical Center. We are home to the largest
dinosaur exhibit and IMAX screens at our Fernbank Museum of • Member Services
Natural History and we are home to the largest farmer’s market
in the southeastern region of the country.
PRIORITY GOALS
This guide will show you what DeKalb has to offer, and we hope With the support of the DeKalb Chamber of
it will help kick start your journey. Whether you enjoy visiting Commerce Board of Directors and community
an antique market, a brew pub, late night jazz bar, or farm-to-
table restaurant; looking for stellar educational opportunities; or partners, we have defined our priority goals. These
wanting to start a business, DeKalb County has something for goals will help us make an impact to our members
you.
and the business community, and align our work to
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is here to help you become advance our mission.
an active and engaged member of our community. When you
prosper, we all prosper.
• Increase visibility of DeKalb Chamber’s work in the
Welcome home! community
• Define DeKalb Chamber as the resource portal for
business information and connection
• Advocate for a business-friendly environment in
DeKalb • County and the metro Atlanta
• Create an inviting environment that supports
Katerina Taylor business expansion and growth of new
President & CEO entrepreneurs
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

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This is
DEKALB “It’s a new day” for DeKalb County
residents. With a unique mix of
Stonecrest, DeKalb’s newest city,
has a population of an estimated
of DeKalb’s many walking trails and
dog parks. DeKalb is home to one of
culture and extracurricular activities, 50,000 residents and is the fourth Georgia’s most popular attractions,
DeKalb is home to many new city to incorporate in DeKalb in recent Stone Mountain Park, located in
amenities. years. Dunwoody formed in 2008, DeKalb County on 3,200 acres. The
Brookhaven in 2012 and Tucker in park features a variety of family
DeKalb was established from areas 2016. activities and offers history, shopping,
of Henry County, Fayette County hiking and a laser show at night.
and Gwinnett County. The county DeKalb County has an excellent
has plenty to offer its residents and transportation system with DeKalb County also has a diverse
visitors alike. From food, shopping, interstates 285, 85 and 675 and is school system. The county’s school
walking trails and museums there is home to DeKalb Peachtree Airport. system is one of the largest in the
plenty to do. The county is also served by the state. The DeKalb County School
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit District is Georgia’s third largest
The county, named after Baron Authority (MARTA) with rail and bus school system and serves nearly
Johann de Kalb who aided colonists services. 102,000 students, 137 schools and
in a fight for independence, is nearly centers and 15,500 employees.
270 square miles. DeKalb has plenty of unique retail DeKalb also features a variety of
shops and malls including Northlake higher education institutions such
Decatur, Avondale Estates, Mall, Perimeter Mall, Gallery at South as Oglethorpe University, Georgia
Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, DeKalb Mall, the Mall at Stonecrest Perimeter College, Mercer University-
Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine and North DeKalb Mall featuring Atlanta, Columbia Theological
Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain and stores such as Macy’s, Burlington Seminary, DeVry University, Georgia
Tucker all call DeKalb County home, Coat Factory, Old Navy and many Piedmont Technical College, Agnes
including portions of unincorporated others. Scott College, Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta. and Georgia Military College.
Dog owners may want to explore one

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DeKalb
GOVERNMENT
The DeKalb County Board of DEKALB COUNTY VOTER Elena Parent (D) Renitta Shannon (D)
Commissioners (BOC) serves as REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS 42nd Dist. 84th Dist.
the legislative branch of the DeKalb 774 Springdale Road, NE 2107 N. Decatur Rd., #717
County government. 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30306 Decatur, GA 30033
Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 490-3762 (404) 656-7859
The DeKalb County BOC consists
of seven part-time commissioners, all (404) 298-4020
Tonya P. Anderson (D) Karla Drenner (D)
elected to a four-year term. DeKalb 43 Dist. 85th Dist.
County is divided into five districts U.S. SENATORS
P.O. Box 1026 P.O. Box 348
with one commissioner serving Lithonia, GA 30058 Avondale Estates, GA 30002
David Perdue (R)
each district. There are two “super 191 Peachtree Street, #3250 (678) 428-9883 (404) 656-0202
districts,” one on the east side of the Atlanta, GA 30303
county and the other on the west (678) 248-6444 Gail Davenport (D) Michele Henson (D)
side. Each super district is served by 44th Dist. 86th Dist.
Johnny Isakson (R) P.O. Box 1074 4140 Creek Stone Court
one commissioner. Therefore, every
3625 Cumberland Boulevard, #970 Jonesboro, GA 30237 Stone Mountain, GA 30083
resident of DeKalb County is served (678) 215-9971 (404) 296-1442
by two commissioners, one with the Atlanta, GA 30339
district and the other with the super (770) 661-0999
Gloria Butler (D) Earnest “Coach” Williams (D)
district. 55th Dist. 87th Dist.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES
6241 Southland Trace P.O. Box 436
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (D) Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Avondale Estates, GA 30002
DEKALB COUNTY CEO & 4th Congressional Dist. (404) 656-0075 (770) 593-8467
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 5240 Snapfinger Park Dr., Suite 130
Decatur, GA 30035 STATE REPRESENTATIVES Billy Mitchell (D)
Manuel J. Maloof Center (770) 987-2291 88th Dist.
1300 Commerce Drive, 5th Floor Tom Taylor (R) P.O. Box 88
Decatur, GA 30030 John Lewis (D) 79th Dist. Stone Mountain, GA 30086
5th Congressional Dist. 4926 Four Oaks Court (404) 656-0126
Chief Executive Officer 100 Peachtree N.W., Suite 1920 Dunwoody, GA 30360
Michael L. Thurmond Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 656-6372 Pam Stephenson (D)
(404) 371-2881 (404) 659-0116 90th Dist.
mlthurmond@dekalbcountyga.gov Meagan Hanson (R) 5526-B Flat Shoals Parkway
Karen Handel (R) 80th Dist. Decatur, GA 30034
Dist. 1 Nancy Jester 6th Congressional Dist. 612-D Coverdell Legislative Office (404) 243-0200
(404) 371-2844 85-C Mill Street, Suite 300 Bldg.
njester@dekalbcountyga.gov Roswell, GA 30075 Atlanta, GA 30334 Vernon Jones (D)
(770) 998-0049 (404) 656-0325 91st Dist.
Dist. 2 Jeff Rader P. O. Box 723
(404) 371-5070 STATE SENATORS Scott Holcomb (D) Lithonia, GA 30038
jrader@dekalbcountyga.gov 81st Dist. (404) 656-0287
Emanuel Jones (D) 2306 Briarcliff Commons
Dist. 3 Larry Johnson 10th Dist. Atlanta, GA 30345 Doreen Carter (D)
(404) 371-2425 P.O. Box 370244 (404) 387-0373 92nd Dist.
larryjohnson@dekalbcounty.gov Decatur, GA 30037 P.O. Box 2186
(770) 964-8888 Mary Margaret Oliver (D) Lithonia, GA 30058
Dist. 4 Steve R. Bradshaw 82nd Dist. (404) 656-0220
404-371-4907 Fran Millar (R) 150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue,
srbradshaw@dekalbcountyga.gov 40th Dist. Suite 230 Dar’shun N. Kendrick (D)
P.O. Box 88096 Decatur, GA 30030 93rd Dist.
Dist. 5 Mereda Davis Jackson Atlanta, GA 30356 (404) 377-0485 P.O. Box 630
(404) 371-2410 (404) 656-7872 Lithonia, GA 30058
mdjohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov Howard Mosby (D) (404) 656-0109
Steve Henson (D) 83rd Dist.
Super Dist. 6 Kathie Gannon 41st Dist. 2101 Sugar Creek Falls Drive Karen Bennett (D)
(404) 371-4909 5404 Pheasent Run Atlanta, GA 30316 94th Dist.
kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov Stone Mountain, GA 30087 (404) 244-3972 6909 Springbank Way
(404) 243-5107 Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Super Dist. 7 Gregory Adams Sr. (404) 983-7900
(404) 371-2899
gregoryadams@dekalbcountyga.gov

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Photo by Travis Hudgons
This is
AVONDALE ESTATES
Avondale Estates is known for its historic single-family also have a Tudor style, leading the city to be featured in
homes and Tudor-Revival style business structures This Old House online magazine as one of the “Best Old
along its Main Street. House Neighborhoods 2012.”

However, the Westgate entrance of the city soon will The Avondale Estates Historic District is included in the
have a different look. A mixed-use development is being National Register of Historic Places.
constructed at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue.
The development, which will be built on 3.17 acres, Avondale Estates is also the home of the first Waffle
will feature approximately 8,000 square feet of retail/ House restaurant, which was founded in 1955 by
restaurant space on the ground floor, approximately 197 residents Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner. In 2004,
residential units in four stories above, a gateway park— Waffle House reacquired the original restaurant building
which will preserve the mature trees, a rear parking deck, located at 2719 East College Ave. in Avondale Estates
additional on-street parking and sidewalks and street and opened it as a museum. The museum features
trees to enhance the pedestrian experience. the interior and décor of the 1955 Waffle House and
showcases Waffle House memorabilia.
The project is a part of the city’s efforts to redevelop its
central business district and the city. Although there will Avondale Estates’ art district features the newly created
be a new structure in the city, Avondale Estates will have ArtLot. The ArtLot is an idea formed by the Avondale Arts
its small town, historic look and feel. Alliance, residents and businesses to create a temporary
city park to showcase the talent of local artists.
Founded in 1924 by George Francis Willis, the city is
modeled and named after Stratford-upon-Avon, United The city also has thriving small businesses, thrift
Kingdom–the birthplace of William Shakespeare. stores, parks and a lake with a lake house where several
activities are held with a picture-perfect view of the lake.
The Tudor-Revival style architecture of Avondale Estates The city is home to Avondale Elementary School, DeKalb
city hall and other buildings along the city’s main street Elementary School of the Arts, DeKalb School of the Arts
is like no other in DeKalb County. Many houses in the city and The Museum School of Avondale Estates.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you and diverse culture is evidenced by
to Avondale Estates! As Mayor, it is our distinctive neighborhoods with
with great pride that I tell you about diverse architecture and beauty. I
our city – a city of both culture and invite you to walk down our tree-lined
community. streets, visit our businesses, and
enjoy the history and attractiveness
The city of Avondale Estates was of this city.
founded by George Francis Willis
in 1924. His plans for the city were Our most valuable asset is our
inspired by the trip he and his wife, people. Visitors often state the
Lottie, had taken to Stratford-upon- friendliness of our residents and
Avon, England. He aspired to recreate businesses as a top reason for a
the majestic Tudor-Revival style return visit to Avondale Estates.
architecture found at the birthplace We look forward to seeing you here
of William Shakespeare.  With the soon!
guidance of internationally known
city planners, Willis proceeded to
develop what would later be known
as the only documented example of
a planned city in the Southeast.

I encourage you to experience all the


Photo by Travis Hudgons

things that make Avondale Estates a


unique, growing, business-friendly,
and resident-centered community.
The hometown ambience Avondale
Estates is bolstered by fine
shopping, restaurants, arts, culture, Jonathan Elmore
parks, and recreation. Our vibrant Mayor, City of Avondale Estates

PROGRESSIVE & TRADITIONAL

AVONDALEESTATES.ORG 404.294.5400
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On behalf of the city of Brookhaven, it is
my pleasure to welcome you as a member
This is
BROOKHAVEN
of our friendly and diverse community
of over 50,000 residents. Within its
borders, the city has 14 picturesque 2017 was the “Year of Progress” in East Lake (1906).
landscaped parks and is home to the Brookhaven.
iconic Oglethorpe University. With great Development continued when lots along
restaurant and entertainment venues, The city spent the year improving city parks Club Drive and Stovall were offered for sale
varied shopping centers, world-class with new or upgraded playgrounds and open by Samuel Stovall. By 1928, eight houses
medical facilities, and convenient mass fields. The city also purchased 33 acres of had been built on these lots. Most homes
transit systems, Brookhaven is the place greenspace near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. in Country Club Estates and on the Carleton
to live, work and play. The property, located west of Clairmont Road land were built during the Depression and
at the intersection with Tobey Road, contains before 1942.
I encourage you to obtain valuable mature trees, a stream, wildlife and native
city information/resources by visiting plants. Brookhaven’s older homes include designs
www.brookhavenga.gov. Or download by a number of well-known Atlanta architects
the Brookhaven Connect app to your The city is also home to the future Children’s of this period.
smartphone to make to make a service Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Advanced
request or report a problem. The city of Pediatrics facility and the Hawks/Emory In March of 1984, Brookhaven resident John
Brookhaven prides itself on providing Sports Medicine Complex. R. Brannen submitted a Historic District
high-quality services to its residents. I Information Form on the neighborhood to the
am always interested in your input. If Brookhaven has grown consistently with new Historic Preservation Section of the Georgia
you have any questions or issues, don’t developments since incorporating in 2012. Department of Natural Resources. Through
hesitate to pick up a phone and call Brannen’s and his wife Bettie’s efforts, the
my office at (404) 637-0462 or email The city was previously home to Creek Historic Preservation Section filed for listing
me at john.ernst@brookhavenga.gov. Indians. John L. Evins began a large Brookhaven in the U.S. National Register
Again, welcome and hope you will enjoy plantation in the area now known as of Historic Places in December 1985. The
living in Brookhaven! Brookhaven in the early 1800s, according National Park Service named the Brookhaven
to the Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Historic District on Jan. 14, 1986.
Association.
The city features single-family homes,
Around 1900, Atlantans began building mixed-use developments, restaurants, shops,
summer cottages in Brookhaven. In 1910, parks and the Brookhaven Library.
a group of investors from the Mechanical
and Manufacturers Club purchased the land The city also has a large international
making up the Brookhaven Country Club community along Buford Highway and
property and lots immediately surrounding Lynwood Park, which was historically an
it for a development called “Brookhaven African-American neighborhood.
Estates.”
Brookhaven is home to Oglethorpe University,
The Brookhaven Country Club was a private liberal arts college, Cross Keys
John Ernst incorporated in October of that year. In High School, the Marist School, and several
Mayor, City of Brookhaven January 1912, the Brookhaven Country Club elementary schools.
opened as Atlanta’s second golf course after

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Be your best in
Brookhaven.

Distinctive neighborhoods Fourteen beautiful parks


Prestigious schools Upscale shopping
Annual festivals Interstate access
Fine dining MARTA transit
Buford Highway International Corridor

Convention & Visitors Bureau


www.brookhavenga.gov
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This is
CHAMBLEE
Chamblee is a fast-growing city defined by
diversity, urbanity and internationality. Despite
the city’s proximity to the Buford Highway
a wide array of local events, including a
downtown concert series, food festival and
holiday celebrations. In 2017, Chamblee
corridor—made up of diverse international purchased 25.4 acres of greenspace along
restaurants and retail—continual commercial North Shallowford Road and Buford Highway,
development and closeness to Atlanta, representing a 33 percent increase in park
Chamblee offers a small-town feel with a city space within city limits.
skyline.
The city also has began developing public
From its humble origins, Chamblee has murals along its major intersections,
emerged as a unique urban suburb of indicating Chamblee supports public art
approximately 30,000 residents spanning projects.
several neighborhoods.
The city’s Antique Row district offers prime
Founded in 1908, Chamblee was originally a pickings for book lovers, collectors, furniture
small railroad community known as Roswell enthusiasts and jewelers.
Junction. The town was originally made up
of dairy farmers, railways leading to Atlanta Chamblee is home to DeKalb-Peachtree
and a military operations site known as Camp Airport, a county-owned public airport that
Gordon, which served 40,000 servicemen was established as an accompaniment
throughout World War I and World War II. of Camp Gordon. Each fall, the city hosts
“Warbird Weekend,” an annual airshow
The city soon transitioned into mostly featuring modern and antique wartime
industrial property, an aesthetic that still can airplanes.
be seen in Chamblee today. While the city’s
manufacturing and industrial jobs eventually Six DeKalb County School District elementary
dwindled, refugees and immigrants took schools, two middle schools and two high
advantage of Chamblee’s affordable housing schools serve Chamblee neighborhoods. St.
and proximity to Atlanta and repopulated the Pius X, a private Catholic high school, is also
city’s neighborhoods. located in Chamblee, as well as The Elaine
Clark Center. Two libraries—DeKalb County’s
The trend of growth has yet to stop. In 2010, Chamblee branch and Embry Hills Library—
the city annexed more than 5,000 residents accommodate the city’s bookish residents.
into its borders. In 2014, the city annexed
12,000 more. Chamblee is home to Atlanta Chinatown, a
strip mall made up of Asian-American owned
Chamblee’s seven parks—Dresden, businesses offering bakeries, restaurants,
Shallowford, Clairmont, Village, Keswick, cosmetics, bookstores, the World Journal’s
Huntley Hills and City Hall—play host to Atlanta office and more.

Welcome to the annual issue of the Newcomers Guide to DeKalb County! the streets, the amazing recreational activities in our eight parks and the
It is with great pleasure that the City of Chamblee takes part in this rapid redevelopment efforts downtown and “between the Peachtrees.” It
comprehensive guidebook on all that DeKalb has to offer. I hope you will is a feeling of pride in our city—we hope you can feel that too. Come to
join with me in celebrating this showcase of our wonderful city and beyond. Chamblee and feel it for yourself!

The City of Chamblee is a dynamic community. We are a mobility hub in


metro Atlanta with two of the most traveled arteries: I-285 and I-85. The
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) is also located in Chamblee and is the
second busiest airport in Georgia averaging about 228,000 take-offs and
landings each year. The City is home to the Chamblee MARTA station as well
as a Norfolk Southern office.

In addition:
• The median household income is $46,300.
• More than 30% of the population make more than $75,000 per year.
• More than 36% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or better.

We hope the above statistics provide you a glimpse of what Chamblee R. Eric Clarkson
has to offer. What you don’t see is the warmth of the smiles you get on Mayor, City of Chamblee

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chamblee AtlantasDeKalb.com

Community feel, Global appeal

chambleega.gov
Connectivity Diversity Opportunity
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This is
CLARKSTON
Once referred to as the “Ellis Island of the
South,” Clarkston is also often referred to
grew to be one of Atlanta’s first
suburban communities, with residents
and for this reason, considers itself to
be a walking and biking community.
as America’s most diverse square mile: often commuting to the big city for The city is home to Communicycle, a
it’s been welcoming to refugees and employment. community-founded program offering
immigrants from more than 50 countries bicycle education, repair and access on a
for the past 35 years. Clarkston originally bore the nicknames donation basis.
of “Goatsville” and “Angora Heights”
In the late 1990s, the United States’ because of the large concentration of In addition to Communicycle, Clarkston’s
Asylum program for refugees identified goat farmers in the area. Angoras, goats Community Center also offers youth,
Clarkston as an ideal place for refugee considered to be of high quality, were senior, technology and healthy living
resettlement. The city was identified prevalent in Clarkston and allowed to programs. It’s common for Clarkston
for its trend of relocating homegrown roam freely. residents to engage in martial arts
residents, inexpensive housing options on Monday, tai chi on Tuesday, uhuru
and access to public transportation. Clarkston’s sole high school, Clarkston dancing on Wednesday and contra
Before long, new residents from more High, has incorporated this history by dancing on Thursday.
than 40 countries began calling Clarkston making the Angora its official mascot.
home. Clarkston also offers Milam Park, which
In addition to Clarkston High School, features playground equipment, a walking
Today, Clarkston is a hub of immigrant- two DeKalb County School District trail, a swimming complex, tennis courts,
owned businesses and city-dwellers elementary schools and one middle nature preserve and a lake for fishing.
branching out of Atlanta. It’s not unusual school are located in Clarkston. The
to pass a group of Clarkston High School city is also home to Georgia Piedmont Clarkston’s Friendship Forest Park offers
students hailing from Ethiopia, Somalia, Technical College, Georgia State 15.7 acres worth of wildlife sanctuary and
Eritrea, Viet Nam, Nepal, North Carolina or University’s Clarkston Campus and walking paths for residents and visitors.
a nearby DeKalb County suburb. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Forty Oaks Nature Preserve—near Milam
Park—offers the same amenities as well
Clarkston was founded in 1882 as Clarkston is along the Stone Mountain as a community garden.
a railway stop between Athens and bike path linking Atlanta’s Centennial
the eastern seaboard. It eventually Olympic Park to Stone Mountain park,

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Welcome to the City of during the holiday season.
Clarkston, known as the most We welcome you to our city, I
ethnically diverse square mile hope to see you around town,
in America, home to people at a City Council meeting or at
from 40 different nationalities, one of our many community
speaking 60 languages. We’re events throughout the year.
a neighborly city and we know Please keep in touch on
that in order to create the best Facebook: www.facebook.com/
community we can, we need to mayortedterry
work together. Clarkston has
a growing city streetscapes
and park project list, that will
cause some traffic delays over
the next 17 months -- but this
will transform our community
into a more walkable and
bikeable community. We have a
number of annual events, from
the Clarkston Culture Fest and
Refuge Coffee Truck 5K run in
According to Clarkston officials, 75 percent of the city is under the April, to our Movies at Milam
age of 40, spends approximately $2,000 more per pupil than the Park Series over the summer,
United States average, speaks more than 50 languages and about to our Fall Food Truck Festival, Ted Terry
40 percent are foreign born. Approximately 85 percent of Clarkston and Fireworks and Santa Claus Mayor, city of Clarkston
businesses are immigrant-owned.

Georgia Public Broadcasting called Clarkston the “face of a new


America,” and a great example of the American dream. Following
the 2017 November elections, Clarkston became the first city
council and mayor to be majority millennial.

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This is
DECATUR
Named after Stephen Decatur, a school serving approximately 2,400
19th century U.S. Naval hero, DeKalb students.
County’s county seat was founded in
1822 at the intersection of two Native Agnes Scott College is also located in
American trails, the Sandtown and Decatur, which was recently ranked
the Shallowford—the Shallowford is as one of Georgia’s best liberal arts
now known as Clairmont Road. college by U.S. News & World Report.

This small yet eclectic city features a Decatur is often described as a close-
college, an abundance of eateries and knit community with an emphasis
parks. on walkability for residents. With
streetscape overhauls, infrastructure
As the designated county seat, repair. safety enhancements and
Decatur is considered the county’s development projects, downtown
administrative center, which includes Decatur is changing for the years to
the Decatur city clerk’s office, DeKalb come.
County courthouse and the superior
court/civil court offices. DeKalb Decatur is named a bronze-level bike-
County Board of Commissioner friendly community by the League of
meetings are also held in Downtown American Bicycles (LAC).
Photo by Travis Hudgons

Decatur at the Maloof building.


According to the LAC, a bike
Decatur has its own independent friendly community is one that
school system, City Schools “welcomes bicyclists by providing
of Decatur, consisting of four safe accommodations for bicycling
neighborhood elementary schools, and encouraging people to bike for
one middle school and one high transportation and recreation.”
See Decatur on Page 20

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WHY YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE
SHOULD BE LIVING AT THE MANSIONS!

1 More activities than you can count. New


friends. Places to go. Things to do. It’s not what
4
It’s like living on a cruise ship minus the water. Chef-prepared meals, 3 times a day, at
no additional cost. Yes, each apartment has a
spacious kitchen with granite countertops and
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- it’s the freedom to do what you want! try our chef’s delicious meals, cooking is often a
thing of the past!

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except for your cell phone and car. That is,
if you want to keep the car, which brings us to 3 ... 5 Our luxurious apartments are amazing.
We have the largest floorplans in our area –
roomy storage space – walk-in showers – patios

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and balconies.

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DECATUR Welcome to Decatur where you will find more than 200
local shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, salons, and
The art scene in Decatur is also a As far as eating options go, Decatur services in a city that is artsy, walkable, welcoming,
popular fixture for the city. Decatur has has a variety of restaurants and fine- and filled with a year-round calendar of festivals and
an extensive collection of art works on dining to choose from. If you’ve got a events.
display around the city, ranging from sweet tooth, there’s at least 10 baked
the familiar sculptures installed around goods and dessert dining options to We are 4.5 square miles in size with a population of
the square to pieces purchased at the keep you satisfied, including nationally 22,000 although our daytime population swells to
Decatur Arts Festival over the years. As recognized bakery Café at Cakes & 28,000. We maintain our own independent highly
you’re driving through the city, you may Ale. Looking for something with a bit acclaimed school system and our citizens are engaged
notice some unique and decorative more pizazz? Fine-dining options like and involved in community life. We are located six
traffic signal boxes. The Decatur Arts The Iberian Pig, Leon’s Full Service and miles east of Atlanta and are easily accessible by
Alliance worked with Decatur resident/ Café Lily are just some of the popular MARTA. We welcome you to our community – come
artist Larry Holland to create the options available to Decatur residents. on out and enjoy the fun!
Decatur Box Project. A variety of artists Housing options in Decatur continue
were commissioned to paint traffic to grow with many newly-built multi-
signal boxes, transforming them into housing units. During a five-year span
colorful, imaginative works of art. from 2005 to 2010 there were 113
multi-housing units built in Decatur.
Decatur also has a vibrant brewery Since 2013, that number has increased
culture with award-winning pubs such to more than 600.
as Brick Store Pub, Twain’s Brewpub,
3 Taverns Brewery and Blue Tarp Decatur commissioners have
Brewing Co. The city’s Decatur Craft expressed interest in adding affordable
Beer Festival was also named one of housing options for the city’s older and
the top ten beer festivals in the United younger, working-class residents.
States.
Patti Garrett
Mayor, City of Decatur

DEBRA DEBERRY
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Kalb County, Georgia

Welcome to DeKalb County!


As an officer of the court of justice, my staff and I manage all Superior Court and land
records for DeKalb County. In addition to accessing your court and property records, you
can now register your DeKalb property with our Property Fraud Registry, file your civil
cases through our website, apply for your U.S. Passport in our office, as well as obtain your
Notary. I invite you to visit our interactive website to learn more about our office.
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This is
DORAVILLE
Historic neighborhoods, city parks, it an easily connectable neighborhood to Flowers Park offers a pool for residents
international businesses, independent Atlanta, Lenox Mall, Perimeter Mall and the May 28 through Labor Day.
businesses—these are just a few of the rest of DeKalb County.
many amenities offered by the city of Doraville residents also enjoy access to
Doraville. Doraville is now in the cusp of many Fleming Arena, offering basketball, tai
developments, including redevelopment chi, qi gong, hip-hop dance classes and
Incorporated in 1871, Doraville has grown of a former 165-acre General Motors aerobics. Other city programs include
from a small district of farmers, laborers, assembly plant. The site, now known as football and cheerleading, soccer, boxing
blacksmiths and teachers into one of the Assembly, is expected to house mixed-use and water aerobics.
largest international districts in the metro housing, retail and office space, renewed
Atlanta area. infrastructure, access to the city’s MARTA Doraville boasts a large stock of
station and more. According to developers, mid-century modern houses as part
Considered a Buford Highway Corridor the Assembly project is expected to bring of its Northwoods and Northcrest
community, Doraville boasts more than 6,000 to 8,000 jobs to the Atlanta area. neighborhoods, both of which have been
100 independently owned international added to the National Register for Historic
restaurants. In the span of one day, Doraville is also cashing in on Atlanta’s Places. The neighborhoods were planned
patrons can experience the cuisines recent film boom with Assembly’s first by Georgia Tech graduate Ernest Mastin
of Vietnam, Korea, Mexico, Colombia, tenant, Third Rail Studios. The studio as a planned, suburban neighborhood for
Cambodia, the Deep South, China, Japan boasts 140,000 square-feet and three post-World War II industrial workers and
and more. sound stages. still remain in use.

Doraville’s demographics follow an Nexus, a 13-acre redevelopment project Doraville is served by DeKalb County
international trend: 43 percent Hispanic, along Buford Highway, is also expected School District’s Henderson Mill,
28 percent White, 14 percent Black, 11 to bring a hotel, townhomes, retail space, Evansdale, Pleasantdale, Oakcliff,
percent Asian, 2 percent Native American multi-family and senior housing to Hightower and Cary Reynolds elementary
and 20 percent “other.” City officials Doraville. schools as well as Sequoyah Middle
estimate 56 percent of residents speak School, Chamblee Charter High School and
a language other than English as a first Doraville offers residents and visitors Cross Keys High School.
language. serveral parks, including Autumn Park,
Brooks Park, Chicopee Park, English Oak Tapestry Charter Middle School, Atlanta
Doraville is convenient for travel on Park, Bernard Halpern Park and Flowers Jewish Academy, Sophia Academy and
I-85, I-285, Buford Highway, Peachtree Park, all offering such amenities as open Northwoods Montessori School are also
Industrial and Shallowford Roads, making play areas, picnic areas, and playgrounds. located in Doraville.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to Doraville! history with a distinctive future. One such just might find yourself thinking of Doraville as
development is an adaptive reuse community a place to stay for a lifetime!
Located just 10 miles northeast of Atlanta, forming where a General Motors plant once
our 4.4 square-mile city boasts a population operated. Called the Assembly, this is a
of 10,000+, a thriving international culture, mixed-use place to live, work and play. First
bustling businesses and cozy forested to occupy the site are a new film studio, Third
historic neighborhoods. As a community Rail Studios; mattress giant Serta Simmons
that embraces progress and encourages which has begun construction of their new
prosperity, Doraville is considered the “city headquarters; and a new residential section
that connects,” known for embracing diversity, called the Eviva Lofts. Just north of I-285 and
its excellent cuisine (over 100 internationally- Buford Highway, Nexus is set to break ground,
known ethnic restaurants!), and superior offering an exhilarating variety of townhomes,
multi-modal transportation system. These restaurants a hotel and retail. We are also
qualities are transforming Doraville into a excited about Carver Hills, a new gated
vibrant cultural, commercial and residential community ready soon for residents, at I-285
hub. and Peachtree Industrial.
Donna Pittman
Several major areas of the city are As Doraville’s mayor, I am extremely proud to Mayor, City of Doraville
redeveloping as we incorporate our rich invite you to come be a part of our city. You

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Eating here isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience
Whatever you crave, you are guaranteed to find a dish you won’t forget, and
one that won’t be duplicated anywhere else. Exceptional dining can found on
Buford Highway’s International Corridor and every day throughout DeKalb.
Visit us at OffTheEatinPath.com or DiscoverDeKalb.com

Avondale Estates | Brookhaven | Chamblee | Clarkston | Doraville

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| Lithonia | Pine Lake | Stonecrest | Stone Mountain | Tucker

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This is
DUNWOODY
When you are in Dunwoody, you
Commerce. Infrastructure. Crossroads. Growth.
The city is home to Ebenezer Primitive Baptist
are part of a family. Residents of These are all accurate attributes when it comes Church, founded in 1829, one of the oldest and
Dunwoody pride ourselves on being to one of DeKalb County’s most populous most historic buildings in the metro Atlanta
close-knit, engaged and hospitable cities—Dunwoody. area. The church, located at Roberts Drive and
to all. Whether you are visiting, Spalding Drive, is still active.
coming in for work, looking for Following unprecedented growth spurred by
that perfect neighborhood home neighboring areas of Atlanta and a three-year, Dunwoody is also home to Donaldson-
or just out to enjoy what our city citizen-led movement, Dunwoody became an Bannister Farm, a house built in the 1870s
has to offer, we know you’ll find official incorporated DeKalb County city in following the end of the Civil War. The house
Dunwoody the perfect connection December 2008. is used for public and private events such as
for all your needs. weddings and family reunions.
Today, Dunwoody is an engaged community
Our city offers convenient access to and an active hospitality center situated at the Dunwoody is known for its schools, parks
transportation and transit options top end of DeKalb County. Bordering Fulton and and retail options. Dunwoody is home to the
to get you where you need to go. Gwinnett counties, the city stands as Atlanta’s Dunwoody Nature Center, the Stage Door
With a multitude of entertainment, northern crossroads due to its proximity to Players Theater Company, Perimeter Mall,
retail, trails and greenspace I-285 and GA-400. the Marcus Jewish Community Center, Spruill
offerings I’m confident you’ll find Center for the Arts, and Dunwoody Preservation
Dunwoody to be an ideal spot for Residents of Dunwoody appreciate the city’s Trust, all of which provide amenities, events,
live, work or play. vast number of parks, extent of community shows and classes.
involvement, access to Atlanta, urban amenities
I invite you to visit Dunwoody, in a suburban setting and career opportunities. Education and workforce development are an
or take a look through the city’s Dunwoody is dedicated to the improvement integral part of the city’s lifeblood. The city
website at www.dunwoodyga.gov. of transportation and transit initiatives to help boasts top educational opportunities form
You can also follow us on Facebook, ensure the area’s employees, residents and five DeKalb County School District elementary
Twitter, or Instagram, or send us a visitors can access a number of convenient schools, one middle school and one high
question or inquiry by emailing us options for moving to and through the city. school as well asGeorgia State University’s
at info@dunwoodyga.gov. Greenspace, multi-use trails, playgrounds and Dunwoody campus, Troy University’s Atlanta
park facilities are essential and highly utilized campus and American Intercontinental
Stop by, be a part of the family and community assets providing for the improved University’s Dunwoody campus.
enjoy your time in Dunwoody! lifestyle and health benefits of all.
Dunwoody is a member of the Perimeter
The city is rapidly growing into one of metro Business Alliance, the Perimeter Community
Atlanta’s leaders in the realms of commerce Improvement Districts and the Atlanta Regional
and transportation. Dunwoody is recognized as Commission—organizations dedicated to the
one of Atlanta’s business districts, with such betterment of the region.
companies as Cox Media Group, State Farm,
Macy’s, T-Mobile and Six Continents Hotels From restaurants, to local parks and
calling the city their headquarters. community events, Dunwoody helps connect
residents and visitors to an exceptional quality
Dunwoody is known for a rich history dating of life that’s respected and admired throughout
back to the early 1800s. The city is named the region.
after Major Charles Dunwody, a businessman-
Denis Shortal turned-Confederate Army official. It is believed
Mayor, City of Dunwoody the extra “o” was added due to the region’s
dense forestry.

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The perfect place to
Live Work Play
We chose

Dunwoody
because it has all the modern
conveniences of intown living,
great restaurants, shopping
and easy access to the
highways, yet there is a small-
town feel and great schools
and activities for our children.
The Parker Family
City of Dunwoody Residents

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Welcome to Lithonia, the small
heartbeat of DeKalb!

Lithonia, known as the “City of Stone”


because of the unique granite in the
area, offers many wonderful things
to see and do. As one of DeKalb’s
older cities, there are many historical
buildings such as churches and homes
as well as areas to visit and explore.
Being listed on the National Register of
Historic Places is a source of pride that
we invite you to learn more about.

Our Main Street Downtown area offers

This is
a variety of businesses to meet the
needs of all members of the family.
We have restaurants that include old-
fashioned BBQ, delectable seafood,

LITHONIA
and nutritious
wraps, smoothies and vegan options.
There are also consignment shops, a
bookstore, and video gaming.

There is also the Lithonia Park and the


Bruce Street Park where you can relax,
have a picnic and enjoy the weather.
Lithonia is a city filled with rich history. according to the Historic Preservation For those wanting to move about a bit
Division. Lithonia gneiss, a rock which
more, we have the PATH walking and
The city of granite has maintained its the city is named for, played a role in
history through its historic buildings in construction throughout the United States biking trail
the Lithonia Historic District, which was since 1879. Lithonia gneiss is featured in that leads from Downtown Lithonia
listed on the National Register of Historic much of the city’s architecture. to over 33 miles of trail in the Arabia
Places in October 2016. However, the city Mountain National Heritage Area.
is searching for a new look but one with the Lithonia’s historic downtown is a mix of
same historic feel. commercial and residential development There is lots to do in DeKalb! Visit our
representing common late-19th- to mid- website at http://www.citvoflithoniaga.
In comes a new development in the center 20th-century housing types and styles. org to see what’s happening and sign
of the city—Granite Crossing. Main Street runs vertical to the Georgia/ up for the monthly newsletter. We
CSX Railroad corridor.
hope you enjoy your visit and decide
Granite Crossing, a $14.7 million
development, is a 75-unit complex that Commercial buildings made of brick and to return
includes 24 one-bedroom units, 45 two- gneiss are in a two-block area along soon!
bedroom units and six three-bedroom Main Street from its intersection with the
apartments for residents with annual railroad. Community landmark buildings
incomes of up to $40,000. in the district include the Masonic Lodge
(1916), the Lithonia Woman’s Club (1928),
The development includes a pool, gazebo, the Lithonia First United Methodist
computer room, community room and other Church—originally Lithonia M.E. Church
amenities. City officials said they hope the (1910), Antioch Baptist Church (1911), The
new development attracts new residents to Union Missionary Church (1911), the Bruce
the city. Street Elementary and High School (1955),
and “The Seminary” (1895), which was
Before Lithonia became a city, it was individually listed in the National Register
originally a crossroads settlement that in 1978.
served the trading needs of a community of
rural farmers. Lithonia then grew with the Lithonia is home of the Collard Green
development of the Georgia Railroad—now Cultural Festival, which is held every Deborah A. Jackson
CSX. September at the Lithonia City Park and Mayor, City of Lithonia
Amphitheater. The city also established its
The rail line, which runs through the city, own farmer’s market in 2016.
connected Lithonia with Atlanta and
Augusta in 1845. In the late 19th century, The city also features Lithonia Middle
the line allowed Lithonia to prosper as School and Lithonia Davidson Library.
a center of the regional granite industry,

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Photo by Travis Hudgons
This is
PINE LAKE
Welcome to Pine Lake!

As the smallest city in Dekalb,


Pine Lake is “micropolitan.”
It’s a place where a voice, an
effort, an idea, and individual
includes live music, a sand involvement quickly become
As a city sporting a lake, certification course in which
located within a forest and they researched, explored and sculpture contest, a citywide part of the natural flow of civic
having a population of fewer offered solutions to several dance, a sidewalk chalk art life.
than 800, it’s easy to see why of the city’s environmental contest and Floatzilla, a
people migrate to and stay in concerns. lake parade made entirely of Pine Lake is the water and the
the city of Pine Lake. floating floats. trees and the small houses that
In 2017, Pine Lake began don’t interfere too much with
Once considered a weekend examining nearby properties The city is also home to the natural environment. It’s
retreat for Atlanta city- for annexation—a process several 6-foot by 10-foot the beach and the park and the
dwellers, Pine Lake was that began as early as 2015. plots for community gardens, wetlands that expand our living
established by the Pine Woods City officials have held each owned by Pine Lake but
space and become our real
Corporation in 1937. Lots in several meetings discussing available for rent for $20.
Pine Lake originally sold for as annexation but none have yet living rooms. It’s the swimming
low as $69. come to fruition. The Pine Lake Lounge, also and the singing and the dancing
known as the Pine Lake that happens in the street, on
Weekenders eventually The city is well known for Lakehouse, becomes home the sand, in the grass.
began calling Pine Lake their its laidback atmosphere, to jazz, blues, songwriters,
permanent home and began consideration of the solo acts and poetry readings Pine Lake is where the stranger
convincing their friends to environment, community the second Saturday of every becomes a neighbor and the
move there as well. Today, involvement and volunteerism. month. neighbor becomes a friend.
approximately 700 people The city is self-described
call Pine Lake their primary as a safe space for the Pine Lake is located between
Welcome home.
residence. It was officially LGBTQ community and other Clarkston and Stone Mountain
incorporated as a DeKalb “straight-but-not-narrow” along Rockbridge Road to
County city in 2012. people. the south and Ridge Drive to
the north. It is made up of 0.2
Pine Lake is named after its Pine Lake is home to many square miles, making it the
central feature, a lake made artists who show their artwork smallest city in DeKalb County.
from a widened portion of publicly via yard art, quirky
Snapfinger Creek, which runs fence decoration and in-home The schools used by Pine
through the city. The city was studios. The city’s lake house Lake include DeKalb County
originally part of a DeKalb classroom offers classes on School District’s Rockbridge
County farm and the valley subjects such as environment, Elementary School, Stone
where the city sits was where sculpture and creative Mountain Middle School and
corn was grown. dramatics during the summer. Stone Mountain High School.
Today, the lake is known as Many families also choose to
the city’s meeting place and Pine Lake’s LakeFest is known use International Community Melanie Hammet
center of activities. In 2014, the for its showcase of local School, a public charter school Mayor, City of Pine Lake
lake served as a “living lab” for talent, outdoor concerts and local to the area.
students taking a permaculture local cuisine. The festival also

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This is
TUCKER
Tucker, a well-established community for nearly
125 years, incorporated in 2016 and is continuously
growing.

The city has annexed several residential communities


and businesses within a year, and welcomed nearly
250 new businesses to the city. Some of the new
businesses are located in Tucker Meridian shopping
plaza, located at the intersection of LaVista Road and
Northlake Parkway near I-285.

The plaza features Sprouts Farmers Market, Dick’s


Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, DSW and Ross Dress for
Less.

The city also opened a city hall annex and meeting


space on First Avenue. The city renovated the old
building to turn it into a space for city council meetings
and other city meetings. Henderson Park tennis courts
were also renovated.

The Tucker community was established in 1892.


Georgia, Carolina and Northern built a railroad through
the center of what is now called Tucker in 1892. The
Tucker area had been known as Browning’s District
until 1907 when the Seaboard Line Railway acquired
the railroad and surveyed the unincorporated town and
named the town after an officer of the company, Capt.
Tucker.

Tucker, with a strong community support, grew into


a desirable location and mix of residential, office,
commercial and industrial properties, along with parks
and green space.

Today, the city’s mayor and council are using an


advanced public-private partnership to deliver services
to Tucker’s 35,000 residents and business owners.

Main Street is always busy with activities due in part


to the work of Tucker’s Main Street Alliance. There are
annual events, such as Tucker Day, Christmas on Main
Street, the Tucker Chili Cook-off and more.

Main Street also hosts the city’s weekly farmers market.


Photos by Travis Hudgons

Tucker is home to Tucker High, Tucker Middle School


and several elementary schools. There is also the
Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library.

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Greetings from the City of Tucker, Of course, once you come for a
Photo by Travis Hudgons

visit, we expect you’ll want to stay.


If you’re looking for the ideal place Tucker is a diverse community
to come and spend a weekend, with families living in quaint mid-
maybe entertain some out-of-town century brick ranches, brand new
guests, this is your place! luxury townhomes and spacious
golf course lots. Our Tucker cluster
Tucker is rich in history, having of schools has made tremendous
been founded 125 years ago. You strides over the past few years and
can tour Browning Courthouse, a is now a regional leader in STEM
building that dates back to before and IB education at the elementary,
the Civil War and was crucial to middle and high school levels.
our City’s founding. Historic Johns So, come spend some time with
Homestead – one of the oldest us and get to know our friendly,
buildings in the Metro Atlanta area – welcoming community where you
sits just a short hike from beautiful can live, work, play and pray…for a
Twin Brothers Lake. History meets day or a lifetime!
recreation, with plenty of space for
a picnic!

Speaking of food, Tucker is quickly


establishing itself as a regional
destination for foodies. You’ve
likely heard about our famous
Matthews Cafeteria – or maybe
you’ve seen it profiled on the Food
Network. Either way, it anchors a
walkable Main Street that boasts
everything from Southern comfort
food to Mexican, Peruvian and Frank Auman
Indian cuisine. Mayor, City of Tucker

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Welcome to Stonecrest

The greatest city to live, work, play,


worship, shop, and educate.
The citizens of southeast DeKalb have
ushered in the greatest new city in the
world, Stonecrest, Georgia. Stonecrest
is the newest and largest city in
DeKalb County, boasting over 53,000
residences within 29 square miles. 
Our city is filled with incredibly
beautiful homes, a multi-million square
foot Mall of Stonecrest, the fantastic
walking and bike trails of Arabia

Photo by Travis Hudgons


Mountain, bountiful employment
opportunities with a focus on small
business development and corporate

This is
relocation. 

We can boast of some of the top


performing schools in DeKalb County

STONECREST
with Bouie Elementary School and
Arabia Mountain High School.
Stonecrest has an abundance of
worship locations with varied religious
denominations. 

The engine of the City of Stonecrest


Stonecrest, the newest and largest city per The project is expected to bring 1,937 is economic development. Led by
capita in DeKalb County, has made a name jobs to the area along with 300 new Mayor Jason Lary, our branding and
for themselves in a short time. construction jobs to Stonecrest. Developer marketing focus is to recruit and retain
Vaughn Irons said at least 25 percent of the best quality businesses in the
The city officially formed Nov. 8 of those jobs will go to Stonecrest residents. world. Stonecrest has an abundance
2016 when DeKalb voters approved to of open and available raw land in the
incorporate Stonecrest. Stonecrest serves Developers working on the project said
industrial parks (Stonecrest and Panola
roughly 50,000 residents. Atlanta Sports City could support 3 million
annual visitors and bring in $105 million to Industrial), and our commercial area
Called by some as the “founding father” DeKalb County. surrounding the Mall of Stonecrest.
of Stonecrest, Mayor Jason Lary said he Our easy access to I-20 and I-285
had a vision of Stonecrest being a place Stonecrest also features the Davidson- makes Stonecrest a highly desirable
residents can “live, work, play, worship, Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. transit throughway to downtown and
shop and pursue education.” The preserve also includes other large Hartsfield International Airport. 
formations of exposed granite, wetlands, Simply put, Stonecrest, Georgia is a
With Stonecrest being home to a 1.2 pine and oak forests, multiple streams and world class city. Come join us. We’d
million-square-foot-mall, nature preserves two lakes. love to have you.
and a potential $200 million sports
complex, there’s plenty of activities for Arabia Mountain High School is also one
residents to indulge in. of the top schools in the area and provides
students with an environmental, energy
The mall at Stonecrest is a two-level and engineering magnet program for
shopping center located in the heart of city. grades 9-12.
The mall is surrounded by a community
which features residential homes, a movie “I’m continuing the people’s vision. I didn’t
theater, hotels and restaurants. do this alone. We spent years finding out
what would be successful for us and I’m
Coming soon to the center, located across going to continue the vision of the people,”
from the AMC Theater, will be a $200 Lary said.
million sports complex called Atlanta
Sports City. Jason Lary
Mayor, City of Stonecrest

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WELCOME
to DeKalb’s newest and largest city!

Vibrant,
Affordable housing,
Great restaurants,
Convenient,
Small-town atmosphere,
Unlimited shopping

Need we say more?


www.Stonecrestga.gov
This is
STONE MOUNTAIN
Stone Mountain sees thousands of tourists come through the
city to visit Stone Mountain Park.

Before tourists visit the park, they can soon visit the Stone
Mountain Depot Welcome Center and Village Museum. The
center is located on Main Street in the old Train Depot. The
city is in the process of transforming the depot into the city’s
new visitors’ center as part of a renovation project. The depot
will also be used as a senior activity center, event venue and
museum featuring local exhibits.

The Train Depot has an extensive history in Stone Mountain.


The south side of the train depot was built in 1857 after the
Georgia Railroad Company completed the line from Madison
to Atlanta. The north side was built in 1914 as a passenger
office and waiting room. In the early 1960s, the train depot
served as the city hall and city jail. It remained in use until 2012
when the new municipal building was completed.

The Train Depot has been a landmark in Stone Mountain


Village, which was established in the early 1980s. The area that
now makes up the city of Stone Mountain was incorporated
into the newly formed DeKalb County in 1822. A post
office was created in 1834, a hotel was built in 1836 and an
observation tower was built at the summit of the mountain.

By 1839, a general store was added, and the village was Greetings, offer and share their sense of pride in
established under the name New Gibraltar. The name our community. A positive attitude is
was officially changed to Stone Mountain by the Georgia It is with honor and great pleasure contagious and we want both citizens
Legislature in 1847. that I welcome you to the City of and visitors to feel the optimism and
Stone Mountain. Our city is filled hospitality of one of the friendliest
During the Civil War, Stone Mountain Village was destroyed
with citizens who have a deep love cities in DeKalb County. My door is
by men under the command of General James Birdseye
McPherson on July 19, 1864. On Nov. 16, 1864, General for this community and I thank them always open, so please feel free to
William Sherman’s Union troops destroyed the railroad track whole heartedly for re-electing me as share your thoughts and concerns
to the north of the mountain during the March to the Sea. their Mayor. It is my mission to act with not only me but the staff in City
with integrity, compassion and a deep Hall.
The railroad track is the oldest structure that was burned by sense of pride in our community as I
Sherman during the Civil War that is still in use today. face the challenges ahead. By honoring past traditions and
forging new ones, we will show our
Along with the new renovations at the depot, the city also The City of Stone Mountain is a true potential to those around us.
welcomed a new senior-living development for those who small community with a future that The future is now, so join me as we
qualify based on income. The View Senior Residences, located
continues to burn brightly and I look move forward.
on 4th Street, offers affordable senior apartment rentals for
adults 62 years old and older, those with disabilities or hearing- forward to the accomplishments we
impaired adults. One- and two-bedroom rentals feature can make together. The City of Stone
spacious closets, walk-in showers, coat closet, fully equipped Mountain has the extremely good
kitchens with breakfast bar and plenty of cupboard space. fortune to be next door to one of the
most visited places in the United
Other attractions in the city include the ART Station, a States – that is Stone Mountain Park
contemporary arts center housing a small theater, five art with over one million visitors each
galleries, a gift shop, rehearsal space, dance and music studios, year. We are also only 16 miles from
ceramics studio, box-office, production and administrative downtown Atlanta. There is nowhere
space.
to go but up!
Stone Mountain is filled will small businesses, biking trails and
local parks for residents and visitors. The city is also home to It is my deepest hope our citizens will Patricia Wheeler
Stone Mountain Elementary School, Champion Middle School take advantage of what we have to Mayor, city of Stone Mountain
and Georgia Military College.

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DIRECTORY
ACCOUNTING FIRMS
ACC Business Services
Constant Contact
www.georgia.constantcontact.com
877-358-6917
Georgia Aquarium
www.georgiaaquarium.org
404-581-4138
www.accbusinessservices.com 2451 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 3478 255 Baker Street
470-268-5955 Atlanta, GA 30339 Atlanta, GA 30313
2575 Snapfinger Road, Suite I
Decatur, GA 30034 CWC Business Solutions Huview Productions LLC
www.8ballsolutions.com www.huview.com
AcctPier Business Solutions LLC 770-458-2085 404-691-3113
www.acctpier.com 4343 Northeast Expressway 4360 Commerce Circle, Suite C
678-952-8747 Atlanta, GA 30340 Atlanta, GA 30336
1226 Royal Drive, Suite I
Conyers, GA 30094 Image360 Tucker Movie Tavern
www.image360tucker.com www.movietavern.com
Cyril & Associates 770-939-0902 678-505-7902
www.cyrilassociates.com 2725 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Suite C 4043 Lavista Road
678-395-6487 Tucker, GA 30084 Tucker, GA 30084
5425 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 Suburban Custom Awards Stars and Strikes
www.suburbancustomawards.com www.starsandstrikes.com
Robins, Eskew, Smith & Jordan, CPAs 404-373-3544 678-965-5707
www.resjcpas.com 215 Laredo Drive 1741 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
770-908-0029 Decatur, GA 30030 Stone Mountain, GA 30084
2302 Parklake Drive, Suite 100 Welcome to Atlanta, LLC
Atlanta, GA 30345 www.welcome2atlanta.net AUTO & TRANSPORTATION
404-632-8126
Smart Financial & Tax Services, LLC P.O. Box 361093 AAA The Auto Club Group
www.smartfinancialbusinesses.com Decatur, GA 30034 www.aaa.com
(404) 292-0551 678-352-9173
2845 E. College Ave ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 2161 Lavista Road NE
Decatur, GA 30030 Atlanta, GA 30329
Eddie’s Attic LLC
ADVERTISING & MARKETING www.eddiesattic.com
404-377-4976
Epps Aviation
www.eppsaviation.com
CATMEDIA 515B N. McDonough Street 770-458-9851
www.catmedia.com Decatur, GA 30030 1 Aviation Way
404-315-9700 Chamblee, GA 30341
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084

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MARTA Arcadis River to Tap INC
www.itsmarta.com www.arcadis.com www.r2tinc.com
404-848-5397 770-431-8666 770-569-7038
2424 Piedmont Road NE 2410 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 400 580 West Crossville Road, #101
Atlanta, GA 30324 Atlanta, GA 30339 Roswell, GA 30075

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead BenchMark Management, LLC Silverman Construction Program Management
www.mercedesofbuckhead.com www.bmmllc.com www.silvermancpm.com
404-846-3500 404-581-9656 404-892-7274
2799 Piedmont Road NE 1335 Church Street, C-3 1075 Zonolite Road, Suite 5
Atlanta, GA 30305 Decatur, GA 30030 Atlanta, GA 30306

Murphy USA CD Moody Construction Co., Inc. Southeastern Hydraulics, Inc.


www.murphyusa.com www.cdmoodyconstruction.com www.southeasternhydraulics.com
678-237-1637 770-482-7778 770-939-2272
6076 Covington Highway 6017 Redan Road 4496 Elmdale Drive
Decatur, GA 30038 Lithonia, GA 30058 Tucker, GA 30084

QuikTrip Dixie Industrial Finishing Company, Inc. Southern Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
www.quiktrip.com www.dixie-industrial.com www.someco.com
770-368-1616 770-934-7100 678-382-0600
952 Old Peachtree Road 4925 S. Royal Atlanta Drive 4880 Hammermill Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Tucker, GA 30084 Tucker, GA 30084

Utility One Source Fred Martin Welding Company, Inc. Southland Electric, Inc.
www.u1source.com www.fredmartinwelding.webs.com 770-493-7068
470-415-8040 404-525-3106 2239 Dillard Street
4334 Snapfinger Woods Drive 536 Edgewood Avenue Tucker, GA 30084
Decatur, GA 30035 Atlanta, GA 30312
Tileman Extraordinaire, Inc
BEAUTY Lewis Contracting Services,LLC www.tilemason.com
www.lewiscontractingservices.com 404-402-3477
Eva Jane Beauty, LLC 404-522-1538 3809 Sarahs Lane
www.iamevajane.com 457 Flat Shoals Avenue, Suite 2 Tucker, GA 30084
770-EVA-JANE Atlanta, GA 30316
6967 Church Street United Maintenance, Inc.
Riverdale, GA 30274 MASSCOM Install Tech, Inc. www.unitedmaintenance.com
www.masscominstalltech.com 770-455-1656
MaryKay Independent Beauty Consultant 770-593-3455 3687 McElroy Road
www.marykay.com/mmagill 2400 Park Central Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30340
404-353-0950 Decatur, GA 30035
1112 Mcclelen Way Upscale Bath Solutions LLC
Decatur, GA 30033 McTier & Associates, LLC www.upscalebathsolution.com
www.mctierandassociates.com 404-334-0334
McBride Research Labs 678-618-9706 2030 Weatherstone Circle
www.designessentials.com 131 Harold Byrd Drive Conyers, GA 30094
770-593-7211 Decatur, GA 30030
2272 Park Central Boulevard Viking Works, Inc
Decatur, GA 30035 Pierre Construction Group Inc. www.vikingworksinc.com
www.pierreconstruction.com 770-912-8658
BIRTHING 404-966-3086 2025 Hessian Court
1677 Lewis Way Smokerise, GA 30087
Intown Doula, LLC Stone Mountain, GA 30083
www.intowndoula.com
678-888-2181 Plumb Works, Inc.
BUSINESS &
575 Boulevard SE, #4A www.plumbworksinc.com PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Atlanta, GA 30312 404-524-1825
496 Glen Iris Drive All N 1 Security Services, Inc.
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTING Atlanta, GA 30308 www.alln1security.com
404-691-4915
AECOM Technical Services R L Brown & Associates, Inc. 3915 Cascade Road, Suite 360
www.aecom.com www.rlbrown.com Atlanta, GA 30331
404-965-9600 404-377-2460
One Midtown Plaza, 250 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, 8th Floor ARC Consulting
1360 Peachtree Street, Suite 500 Decatur, GA 30030 www.arcconsulting.org
Atlanta, GA 30309 404-245-3584
Reeves Young 2211 Winding Way
APD Solutions www.reevesyoung.com Tucker, GA 30084
www.apdsolutions.com 770-271-1159
678-961-4273 4000 Smithtown Road, Suite 200 Asian American Chamber of Commerce
201 17th Street, Suite 3000 Suwanee, GA 30024 www.aacc-ga.com
Atlanta, GA 30363 770-365-6516
4059 Keswick Drive
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Battery System Services, Inc Government Contractors Association Solution Road, Inc.
www.batterysystemserveices.com www.govassociation.org www.solution-road.com
770-482-7339 404-955-8080 404-788-9650
2374 Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Suite B-13 3190 NE Expressway, Suite 110-120 2671 Hawaii Ct
Lithonia, GA 30058 Atlanta, GA 30341 Decatur, GA 30033

Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Ignite Within Transformative Coaching & Southern Barter Club, Inc.
Athens & Northeast Georgia Consulting www.southernbarterclub.com
www.atlanta.bbb.org www.ignitewithin.org 678-546-0900
404-766-0875 404-317-2055 2700 Braselton Highway, #10-157
503 Oak Place, Suite 590 3464 River Mill Lane Dacula, GA 30019
Atlanta, GA 30349 Ellenwood, GA 30294
Sterling Rose Consulting Corp
Bison PEO Services Insect-O-Cutor www.sterlingroseconsultingcorp.com
www.bisonpeoservices.com www.insect-o-cutor.com 470-202-8659
770-568-2240 770-939-2835 722 Collins Hill Road, Suite H-307
5425 Peachtree Parkway 1641 Lewis Way Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Peachtree Corners, GA 30094 Stone Mountain, GA 30083
T.O.P. Solutions Group, LLC
Boutique Moving and Tow Insperity www.topsolutionsgroup.com
www.boutiquemoversntow.com www.insperity.com 770-981-7980
404-963-7589 678-576-5464 P.O. Box 855
1965 Bouldergate Drive 300 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1630 Redan, GA 30074
Ellenwood, GA 30294 Atlanta, GA 30339
The Clark Technology Group, LLC
Brighton Rentals Janitors of Atlanta LLC http://www.theclarktechgroup.com
(470) 255-3259 www.janitorsofatlanta.com (404) 504-7008
562 O’hern Court 770-294-3564 3355 Lenox Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088 2385 Ryewood Court Atlanta, GA 30326
Duluth, GA 30096
Changing Your Life Coaching The University of Georgia SBDC
www.changingyourlifecoaching.com Katylady Building Maintenance Services, LLC www.georgiasbdc.org
404-289-2026 www.katylady.net 770-414-3110
520 W Ponce De Leon Avenue, #2945 404-863-6068 2296 Henderson Mill Road, Suite 404B
Decatur, GA 30031 2302 Parklake Drive Atlanta, GA 30345
Atlanta, GA 30345
Consolidated Copier Services, Inc. The Virtual Office Group
www.consolidatedcopiers.com/dekalb-county Kelley Grand Consultants www.thevirtualofficegroup.com
678-289-5100 www.kelleygrand.com 678-476-3700
124 Westridge Industrial Boulevard 404-403-9263 925 Main Street, Suite 100
McDonough, GA 30253 6384 Seths Way Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Lithonia, GA 30058
Creative Research Solutions, LLC Turknett Leadership Group
www.creativeresearchsolutions.com Lieneur www.turknett.com
678-994-9611 www.lieneur.com 770-270-1723
4426 Hugh Howell Road, Suite B 194 770-861-0105 2310 Parklake Drive,
Tucker, GA 30084 P.O. Box 131 Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30301 Atlanta, GA 30345
Dale Carnegie Training of Georgia
www.atlanta.dalecarnegie.com Mosquito Joe of Decatur Vistage
404-634-8100 www.decatur.mosquitojoe.com www.vistage.com
4151 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 404-909-9117 (404) 368-9894
Suite 140 2502 Overlook Way NE 617 Kimberly Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319 Atlanta, GA 30345 Atlanta, GA 30306

Divas In Defense® Prime Business Advisors Wilson-Whitfield Consulting, LLC


www.divasindefense.com www.primebusinessadvisors.com www.wilson-whitfieldconsulting.com
404-946-9954 770-450-4560 770-376-0408
2800 Paces Ferry Road SE, #2325 10945 State Bridge Rd, Suite 401-341 4780 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 540-187
Atlanta, GA 30339 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Atlanta, GA 30338

E-Recycle USA PYP Consulting Services Workplace Learning Solutions LLC


www.erecycleusa.com 404-354-3249 www.workplace-learning-solutions.com
770-416-1628 803 Plumbridge Court 678-753-4957
4545 Granite Drive Lithonia, GA 30058 2897 N. Druid Hills Road, Suite 239
Tucker, GA 30084 Atlanta, GA 30329
Rachea Designs
Friendship Foundation, Inc. http://racheadesigns.com Workplace Partners, LLC
www.friendsthipfoundation.net (770) 256-2178 678-579-9663
404-286-7792 4307 Wesleyan Pointe 7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building 6,
3951 Snapfinger Parkway, Suite 435 Decatur, GA 30030 Suite 302
Decatur, GA 30035 Atlanta, GA 30328

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COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT DeKalb County Board of Health
www.dekalbhealth.net
Captivate Search Marketing Assembly CID 404-508-7847
www.captivateseo.com www.assemblycid.org 445 Winn Way, Suite 354
404-953-2406 678-535-3990 Decatur, GA 30031
150 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, #200 P.O. Box 56912
Decatur, GA 30030 Atlanta, GA 30343 DeKalb County CASA
www.dekalbcasa.org
Major Mindz Center for the Visually Impaired 404-378-0038
www.majormindzmedia.com www.cviga.org P.O.Box 768
404-205-0156 404-875-9011 Avondale Estates, GA 30002
34 Peachtree Street, 739 West Peachtree Street
Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30308 DeKalb County Public Library
Atlanta, GA 30303 www.dekalblibrary.org
CHRIS Kids 404-370-8450
Onyx Media Services www.chriskids.org 215 Sycamore Street
www.onyxmsgroup.com 404-564-3401 Decatur, GA 30030
404-420-0030 1017 Fayeteville Road
P.O. 565 Atlanta, GA 30316 DeKalb History Center
Porterdale, GA 30070 www.dekalbhistory.org
City of Brookhaven 404-373-1088
RMS Mobile Consulting www.brookhavenga.gov 101 E. Court Square
www.rmsmobileconsulting.com 404-637-0462 Decatur, GA 30030
404-740-1679 4362 Peachtree Road
235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 400 Brookhaven, GA 30319 DeKalb Worksource Georgia
Atlanta, GA 30303 www.worksourcedekalb.org
City of Chamblee 404-687-3400
Sagal Radio www.chambleega.com 774 Jordan Lane, Building 4
www.sagalradio.org 770-986-5010 Decatur, GA 30033
404-464-8570 5468 Peachtree Road
3700 Market Street, E-3 Chamblee, GA 30341 Department of Family Children Services -
Clarkston, GA 30021 Georgia Teenwork/DHS
City of Clarkston www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/teenwork
Sec360, LLC www.cityofclarkston.com 404-656-2348
www.sec360llc.com 404-296-6489 Two Peachtree Street NW
770-376-1180 1055 Rowland Street Atlanta, GA 30303
1944 Pleasant Walk Clarkston, GA 30021
Lithonia, GA 30058 Department Of Labor -
City of Stone Mountain North Metro Career Center
Tech One Audio Visual, Inc. www.stonemountaincity.org www.dol.state.ga.us
www.tech1av.com 770-498-8984 404-679-5200
404-284-0920 875 Main Street 774 Jordan Lane, Building 4
2107 N. Decatur Road, Suite 178 Stone Mountain,GA 30083 Decatur, GA 30033
Decatur, GA 30033
Community Center for Unity Restoration Discover DeKalb
www.discoverdekalb.com
COMMUNICATIONS & & Education
www.communitycures.org 770-492-5000
TECHNOLOGY 678-471-6246 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510
3986 River Road Tucker, GA 30084
Next Star Communications Ellenwood, GA 30294
www.nxtstr.com Frazer Center
770-733-5820 Decatur Family YMCA www.frazercenter.org
5152 Memorial Drive, Suite 102 www.ymcaatlanta.org 404-377-3836
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 404-377-9622 1815 S. Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE
1100 Clairemont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307
Sprint Connect Decatur, GA 30030
www.sprintconnect.com Housing Authority of DeKalb County
704-900-9550 Decide DeKalb www.dekalbhousing.org
1486 Scott Boulevard www.decidedekalb.com 404-270-2500
Decatur, GA 30030 404-687-2730 750 Commerce Drive, Suite 201
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 150 Decatur, GA 30030
Sukar & Sons (Cricket Wireless) Decatur, GA 30030
770-895-8302 Judge J. P. Boulee, DeKalb County Superior Court
4420 Hugh Howell Road, Suite C5 DeKalb County www.dekalbsuperiorcourt.com/judges/jean-paul-
Tucker, GA 30084 www.dekalbcountyga.gov boulee
404-371-2881 404-456-0009
Warren Global Conferencing 330 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, 5th Floor 556 N. McDonough Street, Suite 7230
www.warrenglobal.info Decatur, GA 30030 Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 404-5210
2243 Hightrail Court DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Partnership For Community Action, Inc.
Lithonia, GA 30038 www.dekalbcountyga.gov www.pcaction.org
404-371-2893 404-929-2500
1300 Commerce Drive 815 Park North Boulevard
Decatur, GA 30030 Clarkston, GA 30021

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Task Force for Global Health, The DeKalb County School District - Work Based Mercer University
www.taskforce.org Learning and Youth Apprenticeship www.mercer.edu
404-371-0466 http://DeKalb County Schools 678-547-6397
325 Swanton Way 770-652-8583 3001 Mercer University Drive
Decatur, GA 30030 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30341
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
The Smart Place Adult and Children Services, Inc. Primrose School of Druid Hills
www.thesmartplace.org DeKalb Preparatory Academy www.primosedruidhills.com
770-469-4418 www.dekalbprepacademy.org 678-557-5207
1916 Glenfair Road 404-822-4722 2910 North Druid Hills Road
Decatur, GA 30035 1270 Caroline Street NE, D120, Box 393 Atlanta, GA 30329
Atlanta, GA 30307
CONSTRUCTION SABIS® Educational Systems, INC.
Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence www.sabis.net
Centerless Grinding Service www.daaoe.org 952-918-1850
www.centerlessgrind.com 404-328-0898 6385 Beach Road
770-934-6381 3595 Linecrest Road Eden Prairie, GA 55344
1929 Sand Court Ellenwood, GA 30294
Tucker, GA 30084 Troy University Decatur
Emory University www.covington.troy.edu
Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas, Inc. www.emory.edu (770) 385-8315
www.clydebergemann.com 404-727-5312 1160 Monticello Street
770-557-3623 1599 Clifton Road NE, 5th Floor Covington, GA 30014
4015 Presidential Parkway Atlanta, GA 30322
Atlanta, GA 30340 Unity Learning Network, Inc.
Georgia Charter Schools Association www.unitylearningacademy.com
EDUCATION www.gacharters.org 678-753-5192
404-835-8902 2500 Park Central Boulevard,
Academe of the Oaks 211 Perimeter Center Parkway, Suite 1000 Suite B5
www.academeatlanta.org Atlanta, GA 30346 Decatur, GA 30035
404-405-2173
146 New Street Georgia Military College Waldorf School of Atlanta
Decatur, GA 30030 www.gmc.cc.ga.us www.waldorfatlanta.org
678-379-1387 404-377-1315
Belhaven University 5325 Manor Drive 827 Kirk Road
www.belhaven.edu Stone Mountain GA 30083 Decatur, GA 30030
404-425-5590
4151 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Suite 130 Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Atlanta, GA 30319 www.gptc.edu EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
404-297-9522
Brain Balance of Decatur 495 North Indian Creek Drive KLS Workforce Solutions
www.brainbalancecenters.com/locations/decatur Clarkston, GA 30021 www.klsworkforcesolutions.com
404-823-9393 404-817-6682
2629 N. Decatur Road Georgia State University 1718 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 597
Decatur, GA 30342 www.gsu.edu Atlanta, GA 30309
404-413-2030
Buie Counseling Services, LLC 100 Auburn Avenue Express Employment Professionals
www.buiecounseling.com Atlanta, GA 30302 www.expresspros.com
404-226-4067 678-515.3799
1867 Independence Square, Suite 105 Herzing University 910 Church St, Suite 203
Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.herzing.edu/atlanta Decatur, GA 30030
404-816-4533
Central Michigan University
www.cel.cmich.edu
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
ENGINEERING, CONSULTING
770-933-7675 & ARCHITECHURE
2120 Powers Ferry Road, SE Huntington Learning Center
Atlanta, GA 30339 www.huntingtonhelps.com/center/brookhaven- Atkins Global
north-druid-hills www.atkinsglobal.com
City Schools of Decatur 678-695-8001 770-933-0280
www.csdecatur.net 2484 Briarcliff Road, #31 1600 Riveredge Parkway NW, Suite 600
404-371-3601 Atlanta, GA 30329 Atlanta, GA 30328
125 Electric Ave
Decatur, GA 30030 John Maxwell Team Brown and Caldwell
www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/nicolerankine www.brownandcaldwell.com
Community Guilds Inc. 678-926-9892 770-673-3620
www.steamtruck.org 2630 Talley Street, Unit 124 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 400
4047836087 Decatur, GA 30030 Atlanta, GA 30328
501 Dancing Fox Rd
Decatur, GA 30032 Kids on the Move for Success CH2M Hill
www.kotmfs.org www.ch2m.com
DeKalb County School District 470-222-3410 678-530-4770
www.dekalbschoolsga.org P. O. Box 361573 400 Embassy Road, Suite 600
678-676-0010 Decatur, GA 30036 Atlanta, GA 30328
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
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Cofer Brothers, Inc. Casey Mosley Agency LLC US Mortgage Corporation
www.coferbrothers.com www.insuremeatlanta.com (678) 310-1656
770-688-2228 470-395-2528 1200 Ashwood Pkwy Suite 110
2300 Main Street 1448 A McLendon Drive Atlanta, GA 30338
Tucker, GA 30084 Decatur, GA 30033
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Corporate Environmental Risk Management LLC Commonwealth of Atlanta
www.cerm.com www.cwbfs.com BB&T
678-999-0173 678-842-3100 www.bbt.com
1990 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 300 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 404-260-1908
Tucker, GA 30084 Building D, Suite 990 6343 Roswell Road NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30328 Atlanta, GA 30328
EGM Services, Inc.
www.egmatlanta.com Community Housing Capital, Inc. CDC Federal Credit Union
404-288-9521 www.communityhousingcapital.org www.cdcfcu.com
4251 E. Side Drive 404-373-5662 404-325-3270
Decatur, GA 30034 402 East Howard Avenue 2301 Parklake Drive, NE
Decatur, GA 30030 Atlanta, GA 30345
Grice Consulting Group
www.thegricegroup.com Country Financial CIBC
404-577-6300 www.countryfinancial.com www.cibc.com
1201 West Peachtree Street 770-391-8600 404-926-2431
Atlanta, GA 30309 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 725 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 750
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Atlanta, GA 30326
Hughes Turner Phillips
www.hughesturnerphillips.com Country Financial - PC Alexander Citizens Trust Bank
404-364-3149 http://www.countryfievents.com www.ctbconnect.com
2970 Clairmont Road, NE, Suite 300 770-847-6595 678-406-4000
Atlanta, GA 30329 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, #725 230 Peachtree St NW, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30328 Atlanta, GA 30303
Integral
www.integral-online.com Edward Jones Investments Delta Community Credit Union
404-856-4400 www.edwardjones.com www.deltacommunitycu.com
191 Peachtree St, NE; Suite 4100 770-465-4722 404-715-4725
Atlanta, GA 30303 1505 Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road, Suite 120 245 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Decatur GA 30030
TY Lin International
www.tylin.com Farmers Insurance Group Fidelity Bank Decatur
678-235-3644 www.farmersatlanta.com www.lionbank.com
260 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 900 770-810-0312 404-553-2025
Atlanta, GA 30303 13010 Morris Road, Building 1 Floor 2 160 Clairemont Avenue
Alpharetta, GA 30004 Decatur, GA 30030
FAITH BASED
Lounique Financial Group, LLC Fifth Third Bank
Rehoboth Baptist www.lounique.com www.fifththird.com
www.rehoboth.org 770-695-3653 678-775-0765
770-939-3182 P.O. Box 426 3344 Peachtree Road, Suite 800
2997 Lawrenceville Highway Redan, GA 30074 Atlanta, GA 30326
Tucker, GA 30084
McMahan Mortgage First Intercontinental Bank
FINANCE & INSURANCE (404) 808-0945 www.firstIcbank.com
2237 Bonnevit Ct 770-407-1458
ABT Insurance Services Atlanta, GA 30345 5593 Buford Highway, NE
www.abtinsurance.com Doraville, GA 30340
770-441-0000 North American Life Plans/Health Markets Health
6695 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Insurance Agency Georgia United Credit Union
Atlanta, GA 30360 404-593-9663 www.georgiaunitedcu.org
4259 Tuckersham Lane 770-846-2799
Allstate Insurance- The Stewart Group Tucker, GA 30084 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway
www.agents.allstate.com/keiona-stewart-tucker- Duluth, GA 30097
ga.html NOWaccount Network Corporation
770-322-6682 www.nowaccount.com Noa Bank
2200 Northlake Parkway, Suite 234 678-268-4071 www.noabank.com
Tucker, GA 30084 2300 Peachtree Road, Suite C-102 678-385-0840
Atlanta, GA 30309 5938 Buford Highway, Suite 110
American Family - Thele Moore Agency Doraville, GA 30340
www.thelemooreinsurance.com Primerica The Sanford Agency
678-537-8430 678-888-2094 Peach State Federal Credit Union
1835 East Park Place 2184 Rawlins Street www.gwinnettfcu.org
Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Snellville, GA 30078 678-518-7500
5381 Panola Industrial Boulevard
Americas Benefit LLC Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc. Decatur, GA 30035
www.americasbenefitllc.com www.purchasingalliance.com
770-628-5914 770-579-1214
3242 Peachtree Road, Suite 1502 1265 Minhinette Drive, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30305 Roswell, GA 30075

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Resurgens Bank
www.resurgensbank.com
HEALTH & FITNESS Eye Physicians & Surgeons PC and
EPS Surgical Center, LLC
404-297-2200 Planet Fitness - Wesley Chapel www.atlantaeye.com
3953 LaVista Road www.planetfitness.com 404-292-2500
Atlanta, GA 30084 617-418-8015 1457 Scott Boulevard
2460 Wesley Chapel Road Decatur, GA 30030
SunTrust Bank Decatur, GA 30035
www.suntrust.com Family Dentistry of Northlake
404-588-7610
1155 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 900
HEALTHCARE www.familydentistryofnorthlake.com
770-723-1111
Atlanta, GA 30309 A Smile 4U Decatur 3983 Lavista Road, Suite 104
www.asmile4u.com Tucker, GA 30084
Wells Fargo 770-407-8700
www.wellsfargo.com 2637 N Decatur Road GPA Treatment, Inc.
404-929-7747 Atlanta, GA 30033 www.gpatreatment.com
250 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, 770-493-1922
2nd Floor Angel Private Duty Home Care, LLC 4255 Chamblee Tucker Road
Decatur, GA 30030 www.angelprivaetdutyhomecare.com Doraville, GA 30340
678-954-5762
FOOD, DINING & CATERING 160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 200 ICare, Inc
Decatur, GA 30030 www.icareseniors.org
Collard’s Cuisine & Sweet 404-377-2273
www.chefcollard.com Atlanta’s Best Home Nursing Care 300 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Suite 313
404-819-8241 www.abhnc.com Decatur, GA 30030
6856 Search Light Trail 404-377-5600
Lithonia, GA 30038 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 219 Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 www.drbrettlangston.com
Culinary Kiss Catering 404-321-4588
www.culinarykiss.com Bella Dental Services, PC 1991 N Williamsburg Drive, Suite B
770-864-8353 www.belladentalservices.com Decatur, GA 30033
3300 Marjan Drive 404-294-8385
Atlanta, GA 30340 4122 E Ponce de Leon, Suite 5 Kaiser Permanente
Clarkston, GA 30021 www.kaiserpermanente.org
Flowers Foods Specialty Group 404-279-4638
www.flowersfoods.com Cassandra’s Private Home/ Personal Care Home, 3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
770-723-0173 LLC. Atlanta, GA 30305
5055 South Royal Atlanta Drive www.cassandrasprivatehomecare.weebly.com
Tucker, GA 30084 678-387-8076 KES, INC.
2860 Field Spring Drive www.kesinc.org
Kona Ice of North Decatur Lithonia, GA 30058 770-484-2112
www.kona-ice.com 6615 Tribble Street
678-799 -0255 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Lithonia, GA 30058
6977 Main Street www.choa.org
Lithonia, GA 30058 404-785-9545 Kids Doc on Wheels
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive www.kidsdoconwheels.org
Proof of the Pudding Atlanta, GA 30303 404-405-6863
www.proofpudding.com 4112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-892-2359 Connect Hearing Clarkston,GA 30021
2033 Monroe Drive www.connecthearing.com
Atanta, GA 30324 404-373-2411 LA Fitness
1524 Church Street, Suite B www.lafitness.com
Scrumptious Cakery Decatur, GA 30030 404-267-2723
www.scrumptiouscakery.com 1496 Church Street
404-996-2617 Decatur Smiles Decatur, GA 30030
4017 Riverside Parkway www.decatursmilesga.com
Decatur, GA 30034 404-328-7171 LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc.
144 S Columbia Drive www.lifesouth.org
FUNERAL HOMES & CEMETARY Decatur, GA 30030 404-329-1994
4891 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home DeKalb Medical Atlanta, GA 30338
www.levettfuneralhome.com www.dekalbmedical.org
404-294-5500 404-501-5209 Metro Community Healthcare
351 N. Clarendon Avenue 2701 North Decatur Road www.metrochc.com
Scottdale, GA 30079 Decatur, GA30033 678-580-5958
1462 Montreal Road W, Suite 418
Funeral Homes & Cemetary Diamond Vision Tucker, GA 30084
Kennedy Memorial, a Dignity Memorial Provider http://www.diamondvision.com
http://www.dignitymemorial.com/kennedy- (800) 984-2020 New Health Dentistry
memorial-gardens 100 Crescent Center Parkway www.newhealthdentistry.com
404-243-8900 Tucker, GA 30084 (678) 365-2506
2500 River Rd 4135 LaVista Rd, Suite 600
Ellenwood, GA 30294 Doc Wellbee Tucker,GA 30084
www.docwellbee.com
(770) 452-0066
3957 Pleasantdale Rd
Atlanta, GA 30340

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North Decatur Dentistry
www.northdecaturdentistry.com
Orleans of Decatur
www.orleanswmp.com
INSURANCE
678-203-3462 404-292-0224 Kimberly Parks State Farm
2570 Blackmon Drive, Suite 310 2676 Milscott Road www.insuredbykim.com
Decatur, GA 30033 Decatur, GA 30033 (404) 960-1353
4465 Hugh Howell Rd
Oakhurst Medical Centers, Inc. Park Springs Tucker, GA 30084
www.oakhurstmedical.org http://www.parksprings.com
404-298-8998 (678) 684-3300 State Farm Insurance Companies
5582 Memorial Drive 500 Springhouse Circle www.statefarm.com
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Stone Mountain, GA 30087 813-868-9035
236 Perimeter Center Parkway E
Oral Surgery Associates & Pleasant Acres Apartments LLC Dunwoody, GA 30346
Dental Implant Centers www.islandestategroupllc.com
www.georgia-oms.com 631-767-0350 Strategic Insurance and Services Alliance, LLC
770-981-9400 976 Forest Avenue 678-770-7624
5243 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Forest Park, GA 30297 3629 Columbia Parkway
Suite 106 Decatur, GA 30034
Decatur, GA 30035 Point on Scott
www.pointonscott.com Tara Burke Agency - Farmers Insurance
Radiology Associates of DeKalb, P.C. 704-526-4632 (770) 217-3459
www.radadpc.com 2532 N. Decatur Road 3900 Lavista Rd #112
404-564-5400 Decatur, GA 30033 Tucker, GA 30084
2675 N. Decatur Road, Suite 310
Decatur, GA 30033 Reserve Decatur Williams, Turner & Mathis Inc.
www.reservedecatur.com www.wtm-insurance.com
Rose Dental 770-415-5910 770-934-3248
www.rosedentalatl.com 2600 Milscott Drive 2009 Montreal Road
678-528-6747 Decatur, GA30033 Tucker, GA 30084
4459 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084 The Holbrook Decatur Ashford Embry Hills
www.holbrooklife.com www.ashfordembryhills.com
Sunrise Urgent Care Center 470-509-9046 770-934-4971
www.sunriseucc.com 1874 Clairmont Avenue 3207 Henderson Mill Road
770-696-2056 Decatur, GA 30033 Atlanta, GA 30341
4500 Hugh Howell Road, Suite 110
Tucker, GA 30084 INDUSTRY & DISTRIBUTION LEGAL
The Walk of Life Counseling Center Eagle Rock Distributing Company Barnes & Thornburg LLP
www.thewalkoflife.com www.eaglerocks.com http://www.btlaw.com
404-823-6254 770-498-5500 (404) 846-1693
3032 Briarcliff Rd. 1375 Beverage Drive 3475 Piedmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329 Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Atlanta, GA 30305
Thomas Eye Group Georgia-Pacific Butler Tobin
www.thomaseye.com www.gapac.com www.butlertobin.com
770-981-9010 404-652-4750 404-587-8423
6000 Hillandale Drive, Suite 130 133 Peachtree Street, NE 1932 North Druid Hills Road NE, Suite 250
Lithonia, GA 30058 Atlanta, GA 30303 Atlanta, GA 30319

HOUSING, COMMUNITY LIVING, McCullough & Associates


www.mccanda.com
Hicks & Hicks, PC
APARTMENTS, CONDOMINIUMS 404-325-1606
www.zoehicks.com
404-788-1719
1746 NE Expressway 1907 Mercedes Court
13 Ten Apartment Homes Atlanta, GA 30329
www.13tenliving.com Atlanta, GA 30345
770-498-4281 MetaFoods, LLC
1310 Wood Bend Drive Piedmont Law Group of Garcia & Van Duyne, LLC
www.metafoodsllc.net www.piedmontlaw.com
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 404-843-2400 404-460-4466
2970 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 510 3524 Habersham at Northlake
Benton House of Decatur Atlanta, GA 30329
www.bentonhouse.com/senior-living/ga/decatur Tucker, GA 30084
678-481-0661 TransWorld Food Service LLC
11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 500 Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
www.transworldfoodservice.com www.sgrlaw.com
Alpharetta, GA 30022 404-500-9051 404-815-3500
1694 Chantilly Drive NE Promenade II, 1230 Peachtree Street, Suite 3100
Flats at East Atlanta Atlanta,GA 30324
www.villagegreen.com Atlanta, GA 30309
404-400-7281
2522 Flat Shoals Road, Suite F
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING
Atlanta, GA 30032 Eclipse Networks, Inc. House of Cheatham
www.eclipse-networks.com www.houseofcheatham.com
Mansions Senior Living - Decatur 770-399-9099
www.mansionsseniorliving.com 770-414-7283
100 Ashford Center North, Suite 110 1550 Roadhaven Drive
770-766-1313 Atlanta, GA 30338 Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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International Paper Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Junior League of DeKalb County
www.internationalpaper.com www.gwinnettchamber.org www.jldekalb.org
770-938-4077 770-232-3000 404-378-4536
5099 N. Royal Atlanta Drive 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway P.O. Box 1106
Tucker,GA 30084 Duluth, GA 30097 Decatur, GA 30031

Pepsi Beverage Company Korean-American Chamber of Commerce Junior League of DeKalb County
www.pepsi.com 770-724-1922 http://www.jldekalb.org
770-510-7428 3367 Northcrest Road (404) 378-4536
1644 Rock Mountain Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30340 P.O. Box 1106
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Decatur, GA 30031
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia
MARKETING & MEDIA www.laccgeorgia.org Lighthouse Family Retreat
770-441-7581 www.lighthousefamilyretreat.com
COX Enterprises 4120 Presidential Parkway, 678-490-2955
www.coxinc.com Suite 100 4470 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Suite 200
(678) 645-0738 Atlanta, GA 30340 Atlanta, GA 30338
6205-A Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328 Leadership DeKalb PAGE Foundation (Professional Association of
www.leadershipdekalb.org Georgia Educators)
ePresence, LLC 404-373-2491 www.pagefoundation.org
www.epresence.me 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 550 770-216-8555
(404) 939-8094 Decatur, GA 30030 PO Box 942270
4325 First Ave, Suite 1308 Atlanta, GA 31141
Tucker, GA30085 National Council of Negro Women - Paint Love
DeKalb Section www.gopaintlove.org
Thryv www.ncnw.org 321-794-4273
http://thryv.com 404-903-6933 3172 East Ponce de Leon Ave,
(404) 345-9240 P O Box 371817 Suite G
Decatur, GA 30037 Scottdale,GA 30079
MEMBER ASSOCIATION
Perimeter Community Improvement District Senior Connections
Chamblee Chamber of Commerce www.perimetercid.org www.seniorconnectionsatl.org
www.chambleechamber.org 770-390-1780 770-455-7602
678-336-9314 1100 Abernathy Road NE, 500 Northpark, 5238 Peachtree Road
5389-F New Peachtree Road Lobby Suite 15 Chamblee, GA 30341
Chamblee, GA 30341 Atlanta, GA 30328
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater
Council for Quality Growth Tucker Business Association Atlanta
www.councilforqualitygrowth.org Tucker-Northlake CID www.salvationarmyatlanta.org/the-salvation-
770-813-3370 www.tuckernorthlakecid.com army-boys-girls-clubs-of-greater-atlanta/
5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 500 404-245-3585 404-486-2962
Atlanta, GA 30328 PO Box 3053 1000 Center Place
Tucker, GA 30085 Norcross, GA 30093
Decatur Business Association
www.decaturdba.com NON PROFIT United Way in DeKalb County
404-371-8386 www.unitedwayatlanta.org/county/dekalb-county
P.O. Box 2208 Decatur Career Center Goodwill of North Georgia 404-527-3561
Decatur, GA 30031 www.goodwillng.org 100 Edgewood Avenue, NE
404-728-8605 Atlanta, GA30303
DeKalb Municipal Association 1295 Columbia Drive
www.gmanet.com Decatur, GA 30032 PHOTOGRAPHY
678-686-6287
509 N. McDonough Street Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Too! Inc. Susan J Photography
Decatur, GA 30030 www.fodac.org www.susanjphotography.com
770-491-9014 404-933-6842
Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce 4900 Lewis Road 245 North Highland Avenue,
(678) 244-9701 Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Suite 230-531
41 Perimeter Center East Atlanta, GA 30307
Dunwoody, GA 30064 Goodwill of North Georgia
www. goodwillng.org The Ivy Arts Gallery
East Metro DeKalb Community Improvement 404-420-9900 www.theivyartsgallery.com
District 2201 Lawrenceville Highway, 404-453-3151
www.eastmetrocid.com Suite 300 3652 Mosswood Ln
678-525-2500 Decatur, GA 30033 Rex, GA 30273
P. O. Box 360909
Atlanta, GA 30336 Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb PRINTING & PUBLICATIONS
www.dekalbhabitat.org
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 770-270-6817 CrossRoadsNews
www.ghcc.org 2380 4th Street www.crossroadsnews.com
404-929-9998 Tucker,GA 30084 404-284-1888
99 West Paces Ferry, Suite 200 2346 Candler Road
Atlanta, GA 30305 Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. Decatur, GA 30032
www.home2heart.org
678-964-4328
3035 Stone Mountain Street, #2087
Lithonia, GA 30058

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Decatur Atlanta Printing
www.decaturatlantaprinting.com
RESTAURANTS, FOOD & Southbound
www.southboundatlanta.com
404-378-4231 BEVERAGES 404-550-7793
205 Swanton Way, Unit A&B 5394 Peachtree Road
Decatur, GA 30030 Chick-fil-A Wesley Chapel Chamblee, GA 30341
www.cfarestaurant.com/wesleychapelroad
DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper 770-987-4540 Tazikis Cafe
www.neighbornewspapers.com 2445 Wesley Chapel Road www.tazikiscafe.com
770-454-9388 Decatur, GA 30034 678-613-1735
P.O. Box 449 5620 Glenridge Drive
Marietta, GA 30061 City Barbeque, Inc. Sandy Springs, GA 30343
www.citybbq.com
On Common Ground News 404-410-2566 Zaxby’s (McDreams Enterprises, Inc.)
www.ocgnews.com 2511 Blackmon Drive www.zaxbys.com
678-526-1910 Decatur, GA 30033 770-323-7458
1240 Sigman Road NW, Suite 107 2316 Panola Road
Conyers, GA 30012 Fogo De Chao Dunwoody Lithonia, GA 30058
678-691-7268
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE RESTAURANTS/CLUBS
www.ajc.com Dunwoody, GA 30346
404-526-2619 Smoke Rise Country Club
223 Perimeter Center Parkway Hurt & Hurt Properties, LLC dba McDonald’s www.smokerisecc.com
Atlanta, GA 30346 www.accessmcd.com 770-908-2582
770-401-0504 4900 Chedworth Drive
The Champion Newspaper 2739 Wesley Chapel Road Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(aka - ACE III Communications, Inc.) Decatur, GA 30035
www.thechampionnewspaper.com RETAIL, HOBBIES & GIFTS
404-373-7779 Jackmont Hospitality
114-E New Street www.jackmont.com Cookie Cutters
Decatur, GA 30030 404-523-5744 www.haircutsarefun.com
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2200 404-414-0117
REAL ESTATE Atlanta, GA 30303 4316 Lawrenceville Highway,
Suite 110
DeKalb Association of Realtors Jamba Juice Decatur Tucker, GA 30084
www.dekalbrealtors.com www.jambajuice.com
770-493-6100 404-849-1649 Georgia Gifts & More
1414 Montreal Road 2052 North Decatur Road NE www.georgiagiftsandmore.com
Tucker, GA 30084 Decatur, GA 30306 404-241-1375
3781 Presidential Parkway, Suite 137
M & P Shopping Centers Jason’s Deli Atlanta, GA 30340
www.mpshoppingcenters.com www.jasonsdeli.com
770-698-0403 770-493-4020 Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Inc.
5025 M Winters Chapel Road 4073 Lavista Road www.hpb.com/125
Atlanta, GA 30360 Tucker, GA 30084 404-377-4593
2615 N. Decatur Road
T. Dallas Smith & Company Longhorn Steak House -Druid Hills Decatur, GA 30033
www.tdallassmith.com www.longhornsteakhouse.com
404-525-8212 404-982-9703 Hobby Lobby
101 Marietta St NW #2350 2892 North Druid Hills Road www.hobbylobby.com
Atlanta, GA 30303 Atlanta, GA 30329 678-406-9252
4310 LaVista Rd
The HomeTeam @Keller Knapp Realty Marlow’s Tavern Tucker, GA 30084
www.hometeamatl.com www.marlowstavern.com
404-218-6319 404-816-3068 Massage Heights - Decatur
1027 Monroe Drive 1520 Avenue Place, Building B, Suite 120 www.massageheights.com
Atlanta, GA 30306 Atlanta, GA 30328 404-410-0449
2570 Blackmon Drive, suite 340
TORO Properties Rehab McDonald’s Decatur, GA 30030
www.toroprop.com www.mcdonalds.com
404-449-3278 404-607-8822 Northlake Mall
2209 Spring Creek Road 590 Means Street NW, Suite 220 www.northlakemall.com
Decatur, GA 30033 Atlanta, GA 30318 770-938-3565
McDonald’s / JVT 4800 Briarcliff Road NE, Suite 1000
VLS Enterprises, LLC www.mcdonalds.com Atlanta, GA 30345
404-410-9668 404-299-2300
845 Drewry Street NE 3700 Market Street, Building D Pete Garcia Company
Atlanta, GA 30306 Clarkston, GA 30021 www.floramart.com
770-458-8888
X Factor Realty Group, Inc. Newk’s Eatery 5154 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
www.xfactorrealtygroup.com www.newks.com Atlanta, GA 30341
678-824-7029 404-254-0387
2330 Scenic Hwy, Ste 400 4280 Lavista Road, Suite C-109 Publix Super Markets Incorporated
Snellville, GA 30078 Tucker, GA 30084 www.publix.com
770-952-6601
2600 Delk Road
Marietta, GA 30067

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Rosenfeld Jewelry Ltd. Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Ultimate Air Shuttle
www.rosenfeldsjewelryLtd.com Downtown Emory www.ultimateairshuttle.com
770-414-1390 www.courtyarddecatur.com 800-437-3931
P.O. Box 246 404-371-0204 1 Corsair Drive
Tucker, GA 30085 130 Clairemont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30341
Decatur, GA 30030
Sharian Incorporated Wyndham
www.sharian.com Downtown Decatur Food Tours www.microtelinn.com
404-373-2274 www.downtowndecaturfoodtours.com 404-325-4446
368 W Ponce de Leon Avenue 678-591-8228 1840 Corporate Boulevard
Decatur, GA 30030 130 Clairemont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30329
Decatur, GA 30030
Sherwin Williams Decatur
(404) 371-9675 Emory Conference Center Hotel UTILITIES
345 West Ponce de Leon www.emoryconferencecenter.com
Decatur, GA 30030 404-712-6001 AT&T
1615 Clifton Road www.focus.att.com/atl
The Engraving House Atlanta, GA 30329 404-927-3199
www.engravinghouse.com 675 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Room 36-023
770-482-6546 Hampton Inn - Stone Mountain Atlanta, GA 30308
2123 Stone Mtn Lithonia Road 770-934-0004
Lithonia, GA 30058 1737 Mountain Industrial Boulevard Atlanta Gas Light
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 www.atlantagaslight.com
The PawStand, Inc. 404-584-3178
www.thepawstand.com Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport 10 Peachtree Place
470-767-8441 www.atlanta-airport.com Atlanta, GA 30309
6251 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 404-530-6600
Doraville, GA 30360 6000 N. Terminal Parkway, Comcast
Suite 4000 www.business.comcast.com
WBY, Inc. Atlanta, GA 30320 770-559-2409
www.atlantafollies.com 3155 Northwoods Parkway
404-248-9979 Holiday Inn Northlake Norcross, GA 30071
4075 Buford Highway NE www.holiday-inn.com
Atlanta, GA 30345 770-934-6000 Gas South
2158 Ranchwood Drive www.gas-south.com
TRANSPORTATION Atlanta, GA 30345 866-762-6427
3625 Cumberland Boulevard,
Delta Airlines Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina Suite 1500
www.delta.com www.atlantaperimeter.regency.hyatt.com Atlanta, GA 30339
800-221-1212 678-539-1234
1030 Delta Blvd 4000 Summit Boulevard Georgia Natural Gas
Atlanta, GA 30354 Atlanta, GA 30319 www.southstarenergy.com
404-685-4064
TRAVEL, LODGING, & MEETINGS Lanier Islands Resort 817 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 1000
www.lanierislands.com Atlanta, GA 30308
Americas Best Value Inn and Suites 770-945-8787
(Saldi One LLC) 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Georgia Power
770-472-9800 Buford, GA 30518 www.southernco.com
2185 Mt Zion Parkway 770-322-5701
Morrow, GA 30260 Linman Cruise & Travel, LLC dba Cruise Planners 5215 Minola Drive
www.peachtreecruiseplanners.com Lithonia, GA 30038
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort 404-475-2580
www.marriott.com 1912 Briarmill Road NE Oglethorpe Power Corporation
770-879-9900 Atlanta, GA 30329 www.opc.com
4021 Lakeview Drive 770-270-7600
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Stablegold Hospitality,LLC 2100 East Exchange Place
http://www.stablegoldhospitalityga.com Tucker, GA 30085
Atlanta Marriott Century Center (404) 992-0806
www.marriott.com/atlne 9995 Old Dogwood Rd SCANA Energy
404-325-0000 Roswell, GA 30030 www.scanaenergy.com
2000 Century Boulevard NE 1-877-467-2262
Atlanta, GA 30345 Stone Ridge Event Center 3344 Peachtree Street, Suite 2150
www.stoneridgevents.com Atlanta, GA 30326
City of Pine Lake Facilities Rentals 770-407-5190
www.pinelakega.com 1750 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite A Snapping Shoals EMC
404-292-4250 Stone Mountain, GA 30083 www.ssemc.com
462 Club House Drive 770-786-3484
Pine Lake, GA 30072 TELCorp Worldwide Travel 14750 Brown Bridge Road
www.telcorpworldwidetravel.com Covington, GA 30015
Comfort Suites Atlanta Northlake 877-346-8998
http://comfortsuites.com/ga369 5325 Kemper Place Walton EMC
(770) 496-1070 x 1002 Stone Mountain, GA 30088 www.waltonemc.com
2060 Crescent Centre Blvd 770-267-2505
Tucker, GA 30084 Teplis Travel Service, LP 842 Highway 78 NW
www.teplis.com Monroe, GA30655
404-843-7460
400 Perimeter Center Terrace NE, Suite 151
Atlanta, GA 30346

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