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Chambers, local officials welcome new businesses

New businesses, from caregiver services to children’s dentistry, are starting up in the Perimeter, one of the largest commercial areas in metro Atlanta. Here’s a sampling of recent ribbon cuttings formally marking the opening of new businesses in the area. Photos were provided by the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.        ...

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Sandy Springs Police Blotter – during a period ending Dec. 17

These are some, but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs Police Department during a period ending Dec. 17. Robbery 5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 — A woman reported that she was in the T-Mobile Store and was in the process of switching her phone service Dec. 10. She laid her phone on the counter. She said a male then grabbed the phone and ran out of the store. 6125 Roswell Road 30328 A man walked into the Smoke 911 Store on Dec. 11 and gave the clerk $3 for rolling papers. The man then walked around to the cashier’s area (just as the clerk opened the drawer) and grabbed a small amount of cash and fled.   Burglary   1700 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 — Someone kicked in the front door on Dec. 10 and took a PS3 video game system and about 7 video games. 500 block of Carriage Drive 30328 — Someone entered the victim’s home on Dec. 11, from the back it appears, and took two televisions. 5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 Someone pried the deadbolts from the rear door to the victim’s home on Dec. 11. They took TV’s and video game items. 2200 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 Someone forced the front door to the victim’s apartment on Dec. 11. Missing are credit cards, jewelry, and electronic items...

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Business Briefs

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne ranked among 60 largest accounting firms Sandy Springs-based Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP has been named one of the 60 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today in the magazine’s 2008 Top 100 Firms ranking. The magazine elevated the Atlanta firm from 80 in 2007 to 58 in 2008. HA&W was also ranked as the eighth largest regional firm in the Southeast and had the fourth largest percentage of growth for firms under $100 million. The higher ranking was partially attributed to the acquisition by HA&W last November of Miller Ray Houser & Stewart LLP. “The growth we experienced in ‘07 stems from our business model that combined a focus on clients, deep expertise and high professional standards for more than 55 years,” said Dan Simms of HA&W. Sandy Springs resident Vistage ‘Rookie of the Year’ Sandy Springs resident Beth Miller has been named Rookie of the Year by Vistage, the international CEO consulting organization for which she serves as a group chair in metro-Atlanta. Vistage provides team-based and individual coaching services for CEOs and key corporate executives in the areas of finance, marketing, human resources, legal, logistical and operational issues. Miller, an executive and leadership development coach, was one of only 12 Vistage Chairs selected from among a nationwide group for the Rookie of the Year honor. Miller was the only honoree...

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BBA luncheon to feature new AT&T S.E. president Harry MK. Lightsey, III, the new president of AT&T’s Southeast region, will be making his first metro Atlanta address at the quarterly luncheon meeting of the Buckhead Business Association on Thursday, April 17. Among the items he will be addressing is that Atlanta has earned the title “most wired city” in the U.S. because of the technologies that are available to connect everyone here. Lightsey is the former senior vice president for southern region legislative and regulatory affairs. He began his telecommunications career in 1982 when he joined the Southwestern Bell legal department in St. Louis, Missouri. Four years later, he transferred to BellSouth Corporation. Lightsey’s career at BellSouth has included assignments in Atlanta and Miami, as well as in South Carolina as the state president. He assumed his new post on March 1. He is married to Mercy (Weatherbee) Lightsey and they have two children, Ellen and Ree. The luncheon meeting will be at 103 West restaurant, 103 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by April 15. The cost for BBA members is $50 and for non-members $70. Corporate tables for eight cost $400 for BBA members and $560 for non-members. Buckhead Community Bank names Kinard CFO Dawn Kinard...

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A ‘Fairy Godmother’ grants magic wishes daily: Sandy Springs-based Children’s Wish Foundation puts smiles on faces of dying children

By Meredith Pruden Pictures of smiling children line the walls one on top of the next—hundreds, maybe thousands, of them. One with actor Jim Carey, another with ex-President Bill Clinton. One in a very expensive looking dress posed as if in a fashion magazine. More than a few with Disney characters line the walls in every direction. Peering back from behind the frames and glass, there are a seemingly incalculable number of children’s smiling faces. This is the office of Children’s Wish Foundation International, located in a modest building along the Roswell Road corridor in north Sandy Springs. Linda Dozoretz whose business card title reads ‘Fairy Godmother’, founded CWFI more than 20 years ago in Phoenix, AZ following her own daughter’s fatal battle with childhood cancer. She now makes her home in a Buckhead high-rise. At only 12 years old, Dozoretz’s daughter Susan came home claiming someone had kicked her in the ribs at school. Ultimately, what the young girl had felt was not someone kicking her but her own cancer-ridden rib breaking under the strain of the disease. Doctors removed the affected rib and even scraped the ribs on either side in an effort to stop the cancer’s spread, but the procedure only bought her time. Not quite three years later, Susan succumbed to her illness leaving Dozoretz to pick up the pieces. According to Dozoretz, she was...

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Sandy Springs-based Children’s Wish Foundation puts smiles on faces of dying children

By Meredith Pruden Pictures of smiling children line the walls one on top of the next—hundreds, maybe thousands, of them. One with actor Jim Carey, another with ex-President Bill Clinton. One in a very expensive looking dress posed as if in a fashion magazine. More than a few with Disney characters line the walls in every direction. Peering back from behind the frames and glass, there are a seemingly incalculable number of children’s smiling faces. This is the office of Children’s Wish Foundation International, located in a modest building along the Roswell Road corridor in north Sandy Springs. Linda Dozoretz whose business card title reads ‘Fairy Godmother’, founded CWFI more than 20 years ago in Phoenix, AZ following her own daughter’s fatal battle with childhood cancer. She now makes her home in a Buckhead high-rise. At only 12 years old, Dozoretz’s daughter Susan came home claiming someone had kicked her in the ribs at school. Ultimately, what the young girl had felt was not someone kicking her but her own cancer-ridden rib breaking under the strain of the disease. Doctors removed the affected rib and even scraped the ribs on either side in an effort to stop the cancer’s spread, but the procedure only bought her time. Not quite three years later, Susan succumbed to her illness leaving Dozoretz to pick up the pieces. According to Dozoretz, she was...

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