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Newsletter Archive [April 2010] [04/05/10]
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This Month's Features


First in a series of Features about Lesser-Known tools ...

For the next few months - we will run a feature each month on a lesser-known and infrequently used portion of  This month - we will highlight our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

We at GEDA have tried to anticipate what questions the membership will have from time to time.  We have answered these questions on the FAQ page.  Examples include:

  • What is my user name and password?
  • How do I register for a Conference/Luncheon?
  • Am I eligible to win a scholarship?
  • How do I change my contact information?
  • How do I post a job in the Job Center?

There are currently eleven (11) questions on the FAQ page and we're always looking for more!  Do you have something that you just can't figure out?  Ask us and we may post the question and answer on the FAQ page!  Go check it out and let us know what you think.

Next month's topic ... the Discussion Forum.

April Legislative Update

Latest Updates from the Gold Dome

Click here to read the latest update from the state Capitol.  The General Assembly will be in recess all of this week, but will return on April 12th.  In the attached update many bills that we were tracking are no longer listed.  This is because they did not clear at least the House or Senate by Crossover Day. They are now dead for this session.  All legislation listed below is still under discussion for the 2009-2010 session.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!  GEDA's strength is in the ability of our members to voice their opinions on this legislation to their local Representatives and Senators.

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GEDA Welcomes Candice Crossfield

Our newest team member ...

 GEDA is pleased to announce the hiring of Candice Crossfield as the new Manager, Member Services!  Candice comes to us from Electric Cities of Georgia where she was instrumental in event coordination and member services while at ECG.  Prior to ECG, Candice worked in hospitality sales for the Ritz-Carlton, Monte Carlo Productions and Disney Regional Entertainment.  We know that Candice has a great deal of energy, professionalism and industry knowledge and will be a great addition to the GEDA Team.

Candice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgia State University.  She was previously on the Board of Directors of Georgia Meeting Professionals International (GaMPI).

A native of Georgia, Candice interests include traveling, music and reading.  She is married to her high school sweetheart, Kyle, and they have a wonderful little boy, Brantley.

Sad News From GEDA

George Leverett passed away April 2

George Cleveland Leverett III, 58, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers State Bank and a highly respected community leader died peacefully at his home with his family at his bedside on April 02, 2010 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

He was the son of Mrs. Geneva Morriss Leverett and the late George Cleveland Leverett, Jr. A native of Lincolnton, he graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1970. He was selected as Mr. Lincoln County High School his senior year. Mr. Leverett received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

He was a graduate of the Georgia School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University. Mr. Leverett had a very accomplished 36-year banking career. He began his career with Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust in Augusta, Georgia, before joining his father at Farmers State Bank in Lincolnton, Georgia, in 1977.

Mr. Leverett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers State Bank from 1984 until 2010. Under his leadership, the bank experienced substantial sound growth and expanded operations into Washington, Georgia, in 1997.

Click here to read the full article ...

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Upcoming Events

April 19, 2010

May 19-21, 2010

June 21, 2010

Non-GEDA Events

Calendar Items from Our Partners

ICSC Alliance Program - April 14

Manufacturer's Week Appreciation Luncheon - April 15

Georgia Logistics Summit - April 29

International Conference on Business Incubation - May 16-19, 2010

Welcome New Members

Leonard Burge
Georgia Tech (student)

Charlie Moseley
Georgia Tech (student)

Anthony Bryant
Atlanta Bread Co (student)

Michael Grella

Luke Morgan
Douglas-Coffee County EDA

Walter Orrel
McIntosh County IDA

Nell Ford
Atkinson County

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