Berry College Student Enterprises welcome aspiring entrepreneurs to the annual SPARK Entrepreneurial Conference on Feb. 5-6. Deadline for registry is Friday, Jan. 22. To purchase tickets, go to www.berry.edu/studententerprises/spark/registration/. Keynote speaker Karen Houghton, the director of Atlanta Tech Village, will speak at the dinner Feb. 5 in the Ford Dining Hall. Mac Lackey, founder and CEO of KYCK.com, will speak at the Feb. 6 session in Krannert ballroom. The Saturday breakout sessions will include Citizens National Bank President Jack Allen, Woody Anderson Ford owner Cathy Anderson, Berry Associate Professor of Foreign Language David Slade, Berry Trustee Buster Wright, who is a retired Wells Fargo Advisors regional president; former Peace Corps community economic developer Nai Oo andUniversity of Georgia Innovation Gateway director Derek Eberhart. The event is designed for high school and college students, but guests of any age are invited to network, learn, and enjoy the company and speakers from across the business world speaking on strategic entrepreneurship social innovation and how to turn ideas into action. For more information please contact the Student Enterprises at 706-236-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athens-Clarke County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Assistant Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams as the county’s acting manager upon the Feb. 6 retirement of current Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish, reports Online Athens. Williams joined the county in 2012 after briefly serving as Floyd County manager. Expanded story
Today: Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber and the Bartow Business and Contractors Connection sponsor Business After Hours from 4-7 p.m. at Primo’s, 148 W. Main St., Suite 100. Host: Our Local Dealer.
Northwest Georgia Credit Union’s Annual Meeting is Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. Giveaways, cash prizes and more.