Chez Jules: Over the Moon, Crazy about Macarons

Deborah painstakingly creates her macarons in her kitchen at home.

By Allison Meyer If you want to meet someone who is passionate about what she does, then seek out Deborah Johnson, owner and operator of Chez Jules, who has spent years in France learning and perfecting her skills in French cuisine. Now back in the United States, Deborah has channeled her talents into her home-based […]

Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette


Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion include: traits of successful entrepreneurs market research legal structures for your business estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections financing alternatives business failure factors business planning Since lack of planning […]

Fayette Job Fair Sept. 20

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  Hosted by New Hope Baptist Church In Partnership with the Newnan-Peachtree City Area Employer Committee and the Newnan Career Center Thursday, September 20th 4 pm to 7 pm New Hope Baptist Church 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214 Contact: Lesley Deyton Email: Phone: 770-461-4337

Speaking “Skill Set” Translates to Better Careers

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Most of us have heard the term “translating a skill set,” but many aren’t quite sure what it means, how it works, or why it’s important. As the economy continues to struggle and the world changes, jobs can become insecure or obsolete. New job titles emerge and each available position attracts multiple candidates. The ability […]

The Art of Following Your Dreams


Success is a slippery goal. It can be just out of reach one moment and a world away the next. You rarely see it clearly until it’s in your grasp. Often, close inspection brings disillusion and you realize you want something else entirely. Then what? Do you hold on to the product of your hard […]

Resume Workshop: “Objective Statement” versus “Summary”


by Linda Wells In resumes, Objective statements are generally very vague and worthless. Consider the following objectives I have seen on resumes: “Position with an honest company” (Does anyone really want to work for a dishonest company?); “To find a place where I can use my skills to improve the company’s bottom line” (What skills?); […]

AWBA Woman of the Year: Beth Brooks

Pictured, from left, are Ann Hill, Gwen Griffin, Judy Suiter, Beth Brooks and Jane Jett.

There are many successful business owners in Fayette County. However, when it comes providing both excellent service to clients and dedication to the wider community, there are few who have reached the level of Beth Brooks, who owns ServiceMaster Commercial Services in Peachtree City along with her husband Bruce. Beth was recently named “Woman of […]

18 Essential Job Skills

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The slowly recovering economy has taken a toll on all Americans. But for many recent college graduates, it has made that first step into the “real” world a real doozy. In fact, the Associated Press’s analysis of recent government data shows that 53 percent of recent college grads (those under 25) are either jobless or […]

Job Interview? Seven What-to-Wear Rules


Interview Attire 101: Seven Suggestions to Help You Make an Impression One of the most stressful rites of passage in an adult’s life is the dreaded job interview. There’s so much to worry about: how to make a good impression on your interviewer(s); how to present yourself as the absolute best candidate for the position; […]