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DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Initiatives................................6
DeKalb Government .................................................................7
About DeKalb ...........................................................................8
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Directory...............................32
Welcome to...
Decatur ..................................................................................10
Avondale Estates ...................................................................12
Chamblee ...............................................................................16
Clarkston ...............................................................................18
Dunwoody ..............................................................................22
Lithonia ..................................................................................24
Pine Lake ...............................................................................26
Tucker ....................................................................................28
Stone Mountain......................................................................30

Atlanta, GA

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DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
Two Decatur Town Center
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 235
Decatur, GA 30030

Carolyn Glenn ..............................................................................................Publisher
Dr. Earl Glenn................ ......................................................... Chief Financial Officer
John Hewitt ...........................................................................Chief Operating Officer
R. Scott Belzer ............. .............................................................. Contributing Writer
Carla Parker................................................................................. Contributing Writer
Horace Holloman......................................................................... Contributing Writer
Travis Hudgons...............................................................................Graphic Designer
Cover Photo: Celebration by Gary Price - public art sculpture, Decatur Square.
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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
more than 79 years, DeKalb Chamber works to
help businesses succeed by working with local
government to create a pro-business environment;
tapping into potential customers for businesses;
and providing access and information to support,
promote and sustain business development in the
A strong business community plays an important
role in the economic prosperity of the community. At
DeKalb Chamber, we make businesses stronger by
focusing on four critical areas: education, workforce
and economic development, public policy, and
business member services.
What makes DeKalb Chamber different from other
chambers of commerce?

Direct Communication

DeKalb Chamber values membership satisfaction. In
order to stay aligned with the business community,
it’s important for us to hear our members’ needs
and concerns. Our Chamber team works hard to
communicate with members and to make sure their
needs are heard.

Welcome to DeKalb County!

Engagement Opportunities

On behalf of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the communities
we serve, welcome to DeKalb County! We’re glad you’ve chosen to make
DeKalb your home.
DeKalb County has a rich history. The diversity of our communities – growing
families, young professionals, business leaders and those retiring from life
careers – make this one of the best places to call home.
We are committed to bringing innovative businesses to our county. DeKalb
is home to world-class bioscience and research institutions, including the
Centers for Disease Control. We are home to premiere health care and
higher learning institutions, including Emory University, Georgia Piedmont
College and the DeKalb Medical Center. We are home to the largest dinosaur
exhibit and IMAX screens at our Fernbank Museum of Natural History and
we are home to the largest farmer’s market in the southeastern region of the
Whether you enjoy an antiques market, a brew pub, late night jazz, farm to
table food, looking for stellar educational opportunities, or wanting to start a
business, DeKalb County has something for you.
This guide will help you get to know DeKalb. We encourage you to visit all
our great cities. Whether you are seeking leisure activities, cultural events,
entertainment, information on schools or business support, DeKalb has it all.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is here to help you become an active
and engaged member of our community. When you prosper, we all prosper.
Welcome home!

From Chamber Council meetings to event
programming, DeKalb Chamber makes sure
members have the opportunity to engage with
others in the business community and play a role in
helping to shape DeKalb County.


We provide members with information that makes
a difference in their businesses. DeKalb Chamber
works with local media to make sure members are
informed about vital issues in the county.


DeKalb Chamber provides access for members to
meet the right people and help their businesses
prosper. Members can make connections with
other businesses through the member directory
and through face-to-face introductions at Chamber
networking events.


DeKalb Chamber works with Decide DeKalb
Development Authority and other community
partners to provide leadership that promotes
economic development. DeKalb Chamber’s
Economic Development Committee was named
the Business Alliance Council for Decide DeKalb
Development Authority and reviews $75 million
economic development projects coming to the

Business Advocate

Katerina Taylor
President & CEO
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

In order for DeKalb County to remain pro-business,
the DeKalb Chamber supports pro-business
legislations. The Chamber’s Government Affairs
Committee works to introduce legislation for
consideration that will benefit DeKalb businesses.

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DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

1. Education

DeKalb Chamber works with education leaders to identify
ways the business community can play a role in addressing
education initiatives. Our work towards education includes:

Parents Pounding the Pavement Workshop and Job
Fair: DeKalb Chamber partners with the DeKalb
County School District (DCSD) and WorkSource
DeKalb to help parents prepare and find work
Seeing is Believing Bus Tour: DeKalb Chamber
partners with DCSD, DeKalb Board of Realtors, and
trusted partners to engage and inform community
and civic leaders about school performances
throughout the county
State of the District Address: DeKalb Chamber
partners with DCSD to inform the business
community about the school district’s key successes
and achievements

2. Public Policy
DeKalb Chamber meets with government leaders to promote
our legislative agenda on infrastructure and transportation,
and local pro-business policies that impact DeKalb, the region
and state. Our work towards policy includes:

Day at the Capitol: DeKalb business leaders meet
and observe DeKalb delegation to the Georgia
General Assembly at work to pass legislation
Legislative Preview Forum & Breakfast: DeKalb
delegation shares their legislative agenda for the
upcoming year
State of the County Address: DeKalb County’s CEO
gives an outlook for the year ahead; what DeKalb
citizens can expect; and what challenges are being

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throughout the county. The strategic plan is inclusive of
other Chambers, Community Improvement Districts, DCSD,
Advanced Education Institutions, WorkSource DeKalb, DeKalb
Department of Health, DeKalb Planning & Permitting, Discover
DeKalb, Small Business Development Centers, Entrepreneur
Incubators, and other critical partners.

4. Member Services
DeKalb Chamber works with its members to identify more
opportunities for industries to connect and help to create an
environment of business success in 2017. Our work towards
Members Services includes:

General Membership Meeting: A prominent business
leader discusses various topics and concerns to
members over lunch
Breakfast Club: A guest speaker spends one-onone networking time with members over continental
Business-After-Hours: An opportunity to engage and
connect members over appetizers and drinks
Member Lunch Reception and Orientation: A cohort
of new and current members is provided a guided
tour through their member benefits
Chamber Councils: Chamber Councils focus on
Education, Small Business, Economic Development,
Government Affairs, Women Executive Leaders of
DeKalb and Young Professionals
New 2017 Councils: Community Advisory and
President’s Peer Group (by-invitation only)
Leaders Going Digital Podcast: DeKalb Chamber
President interviews Industry Presidents and CEO
100 New Entrepreneurs: In 2017 DeKalb Chamber is
recommitted to small business and entrepreneurship.
Seasoned board members and trusted partners will
offer complimentary advisement to entrepreneurs in
DeKalb County.

3. Economic Development

5. Annual Events & Programs

DeKalb Chamber works with Decide DeKalb Development
Authority, as well as other local development authorities,
and Community Improvement Districts to bring economic
development to DeKalb County. The Chamber is a crucial
partner of Decide DeKalb’s Business Alliance Council, and is
responsible for reviewing $75 million economic development
projects coming to DeKalb.

Each year the Chamber hosts several signature events,
programs and service projects. We believe the key to unifying
DeKalb is by engaging, cultivating and connecting the
community. We will reprise the following events and choose
new partners in service to reach the community.

Under the DeKalb Thrives Strategic Plan, the Chamber helps
oversee the implementation of the county strategic plan with
more than 100 tasks assigned to stakeholders and partners
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13th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Annual Apex Business Awards
79th Annual Chamber Meeting
Four new Community Service Projects


The DeKalb County Board
of Commissioners (BOC) serves
as the legislative branch of the
DeKalb County government.
The DeKalb County BOC
consists of seven part-time
commissioners, all elected to a
four-year term. DeKalb County is
divided into five districts with one
commissioner serving each district.
There are two “super districts,”
one on the east side of the county
and the other on the west side.
Each super district is served by
one commissioner. Therefore,
every resident of DeKalb County is
served by two commissioners, one
with the district and the other with
the super district.
Manuel J. Maloof Center
1300 Commerce Drive, 5th Floor
Decatur, GA 30030
Chief Executive Officer
Michael L. Thurman (D)
(404) 371-2881
Dist. 1 Nancy Jester (R)
(404) 371-2844
Dist. 2 Jeff Rader (D)
(404) 371-2863
Dist. 3 Larry Johnson (D)
(404) 371-2425
Dist. 4 Steve R. Bradshaw
Dist. 5 Mereda Davis Jackson (D)
(404) 371-2159
Super Dist. 6 Kathie Gannon (D)
(404) 371-4909
Super Dist. 7 Gregory Adams Sr. (D)

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4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032
(404) 298-4020

JaNice Van Ness (R)
43 Dist.
303-A Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg.
Atlanta, GA 30334
(770) 356-7301

Karla Drenner (D)
85th Dist.
P.O. Box 348
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 656-0202


Gail Davenport (D)
44th Dist.
P.O. Box 1074
Jonesboro, GA 30237
(678) 215-9971

Michele Henson (D)
86th Dist.
4140 Creek Stone Court
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(404) 296-1442

Johnny Isakson (R)
3625 Cumberland Boulevard, #970
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 661-0999

Gloria Butler (D)
55th Dist.
6241 Southland Trace
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(404) 656-0075

Earnest “Coach” Williams (D)
87th Dist.
P.O. Box 436
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(770) 593-8467



Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (D)
4th Congressional Dist.
5700 Hillandale Drive, Suite 120
Lithonia, GA 30058
(770) 987-2291

Tom Taylor (R)
79th Dist.
4926 Four Oaks Court
Dunwoody, GA 30360
(404) 376-7862

Billy Mitchell (D)
88th Dist.
P.O. Box 88
Stone Mountain, GA 30086

John Lewis (D)
5th Congressional Dist.
100 Peachtree N.W., Suite 1920
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-0116

Taylor J. Bennett (D)
80th Dist.
509-F Coverdell Legislative Office
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-0220

Saxby Chambliss (R)
100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1340
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 763-9090

6th Congressional Dist.
Emanuel Jones (D)
10th Dist.
P.O. Box 370244
Decatur, GA 30037
(770) 964-8888
Fran Millar (R)
40th Dist.
5249 Brooke Farm Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(404) 463-2260
Steve Henson (D)
41st Dist.
2643 Sterling Acres Drive
Tucker, GA 30084
(404) 656-0085
Elena Parent (D)
42nd Dist.
774 Springdale Road
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 463-1376

Scott Holcomb (D)
81st Dist.
2306 Briarcliff Commons
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 387-0373
Mary Margaret Oliver (D)
82nd Dist.
150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue,
Suite 230
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-0485
Howard Mosby (D)
83rd Dist.
2101 Sugar Creek Falls Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 244-3972
Rahn Mayo (D)
84th Dist.
4920 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Suite
Decatur, GA 30034
(770) 314-1207

Stacey Abrams (D)
89th Dist.
18 Capitol Square, Suite 609
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-5058
Pam Stephenson (D)
90th Dist.
5526-B Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 243-0200
Vernon Jones (D)
91st Dist.
P. O. Box 723
Lithonia, GA 30038
(404) 656-5020
Doreen Carter (D)
18 Capitol Square
509 CLOB
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-0220
Dar’shun N. Kendrick (D)
93rd Dist.
P.O. Box 630
Lithonia, GA 30058
(404) 656-0109
Karen Bennett (D)
94th Dist.
6909 Springbank Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(404) 656-0202

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Decatur, GA


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s diverse as it is scenic,
DeKalb County is the third
most populous county in the
state of Georgia.
The county, named after
Baron Johann de Kolb who aided
colonists in a fight for independence, is
nearly 270 square miles.
DeKalb was established from areas
of Henry County, Fayette County and
Gwinnett County. The county, which
contains roughly 10 percent of the
city of Atlanta, has plenty to offer
its residents. From food, shopping,
walking trails and museums there is
plenty to do.
Twelve different cities call DeKalb
County home, including Atlanta.
Soon, Stonecrest will become
the newest city in DeKalb with an
estimated 50,000 residents after voters
approved its creation in the general
election. Stonecrest is the fourth city to
incorporate in DeKalb in recent years.
Dunwoody formed in 2008, Brookhaven
in 2012 and Tucker in 2016.
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DeKalb County has an excellent transportation
system with interstates 285, 85 and 675 and is
home to DeKalb Peachtree Airport. The county
is also served by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
Transit Authority (MARTA).
DeKalb has plenty of unique retail shops and
malls including Northlake Mall, Perimeter
Mall, Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, the Mall at
Stonecrest and North DeKalb Mall.
Dog owners may want to explore one of
DeKalb’s many walking trails and dog parks.
The city of Decatur has three dog parks in its
four square miles.
One of Georgia’s most popular attractions,
Stone Mountain Park, is located in DeKalb
County on 3,200 acres. The park features a
variety of family activities and offers plenty of
hiking fun and even a laser show at night.
DeKalb County also has a diverse school
system. The county’s school system is one of
the largest in the state. The DeKalb County
School District is Georgia’s third largest school
system and serves nearly 102,000 students, 137
schools and centers and 15,500 employees.
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Clerk of Superior Court
DeKalb 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.

~ Debra DeBerry, Clerk of Superior Court
Real Estate Deed
& Land Records,
Civil & Criminal Records

Passports, Adoptions,
Appeals & Archives

Judicial/Real Estate Hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm
Passport Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm
556 N. McDonough Street, Ground Floor,
Decatur, GA 30030 Phone: 404-371-2836

Museum Exhibits
Educational Programs
Special Events Venue
Located in the Historic DeKalb County
Courthouse in downtown Decatur.
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Decatur, GA

Welcome to



any think Decatur is
a mix of culture, art
and a city feel with the
walkability of a small
town. Named after
Stephen Decatur, a 19th century
U.S. Naval hero, Decatur is the
county seat to DeKalb County and
home to nearly 20,000 residents.

“A big part is people want that
walkability and a city feel without
living in midtown Atlanta. Our focus
is much more on pedestrians
and the cyclist than it is on cars.
One of the things is building more
residential property downtown so
people can live and walk to run
errands,” Lee said.

Decatur was founded in 1822 at the
intersection of two Native American
trails, the Sandtown and the
Shallowford—the Shallowford is now
known as Clairmont Road.

Decatur was named a bronze-level
bike-friendly community by the
League of American Bicycles (LAC).

Getting to and from Decatur has
become much easier in recent years,
according to city officials. Just a few
miles east of downtown Atlanta, the
MARTA rail station is right under the
city’s downtown square.
Decatur has also focused on being
a walkable city and safe for bikers of
all ages commuting to work or just
enjoying a leisurely ride.
City of Decatur downtown development manager Catherine Lee said
the focus in recent years has been on
pedestrians within the city.

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According to the LAC, a bike
friendly community is one that
“welcomes bicyclists by providing
safe accommodations for bicycling
and encouraging people to bike for
transportation and recreation.”
Housing options in Decatur continue
to grow with many newly-built multihousing units. During a five-year
span from 2005 to 2010 there were
113 multi-housing units built in
Decatur. Since 2013, that number
has increased to 625.
The city also has some of the top
eateries in DeKalb County.

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Cakes & Ale Restaurant was
recognized twice by Bon Appetit
as one of the best new restaurants
in the United States. The Kimball
House was named best new
restaurant by Southern Living in
Decatur also has a diverse
brewery culture. Decatur is home
to award-winning pubs Brick Store
Pub, Twain’s Brewpub, 3 Taverns
Brewery and Blue Tarp Brewing
Co. The city’s Decatur Craft Beer
Festival was also named one of the
top ten beer festivals in the United
Decatur has its own independent
school system, City Schools
of Decatur, consisting of four
neighborhood elementary schools,
one middle school and one high
school serving approximately 2,400
Agnes Scott College is also located
in Decatur, which was recently
ranked as one of Georgia’s best
liberal arts college by U.S. News &
World Report.

Photos by Travis Hudgons

Welcome to Decatur where
you will find more than 200
local shops, restaurants, cafes,
galleries, salons, and services
in a city that is artsy, walkable,
welcoming, and filled with
a year-round calendar of
festivals and events.
We are 4.5 square miles
in size with a population
of 22,000 although our
daytime population swells to
28,000. We maintain our own
independent highly acclaimed
school system and our citizens
are engaged and involved in
community life. We are located

six miles east of Atlanta
and are easily accessible by
MARTA. We welcome you to
our community – come on out
and enjoy the fun!
Mayor Patti Garrett
City of Decatur

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Avondale Estates, GA

Welcome to

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riving through
Avondale Estates it
might seem as if one
is driving through a
small English town.

Founded in 1924 by George
Francis Willis, the city is
modeled and named after
Stratford-upon-Avon, United
Kingdom— the birthplace of
William Shakespeare.
The Tudor-Revival style
architecture of Avondale Estates

Visitors, we welcome you to Avondale
Estates. Founded in 1924 and inspired by
the Tudor architecture of England, our city
was the first planned community in the
Southeast. Today, our town of just over
3,000 residents still boasts the natural
beauty of Lake Avondale and Willis Park
with the convenience of Atlanta at our
doorstep. While Avondale City evolves
with shops and restaurants opening
regularly, we’ll always be known for
our varied architecture, community feel,
and legendary holiday traditions and
celebrations. Come check out our small
town that also happens to be intown!
city hall and other buildings
along the city’s main street is
like no other in DeKalb County.
Many houses in the city also
have a Tudor style as well,
leading the city to be featured in
This Old House online magazine
as one of the “Best Old House
Neighborhoods 2012.”
The Avondale Estates Historic
District is named on the
National Register of Historic

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Mayor Jonathan Elmore
City of Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates is also the home
of the first Waffle House restaurant,
which was founded in 1955 by
residents Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom
In 2004, Waffle House reacquired
the original restaurant building
located at 2719 East College Ave.
in Avondale Estates and opened
it as a museum. The museum
features the interior and décor
of the 1955 Waffle House. The
museum also features Waffle
House memorabilia from the past
54 years.
Avondale Estates is also a city that
goes all out for the holidays. Many
holidays feature big celebrations
in the city from parades to home
decoration contests. There are also
arts and music festivals.
On a regular day, the city has much
to offer, including its art district—
which features the newly created

ArtLot. The ArtLot is an idea formed
by the Avondale Arts Alliance,
residents and businesses to create
a temporary city park.
The ArtLot allows residents and
visitors to explore a creative
experience that includes sculptures
and visual art installations, green
walls and a performance space. It
is also used for other activities.
The city also has thriving small
businesses, thrift stores, parks
and a lake with a lake house where
activities are held with a pictureperfect view of the lake. The city
is home to Avondale Elementary
School, DeKalb Elementary School
of the Arts, DeKalb School of the
Arts and The Museum School of
Avondale Estates.
Avondale Estates may be small
and have a hometown-feel, but it
has a lot to offer visitors and future
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Jonathan Elmore-Mayor, Terry Giager-Mayor Pro Tem,
Randy Beebe-Commissioner, Brian Fisher-Commissioner,
Adela Yelton-Commissioner, Clai Brown-City Manager

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Brookhaven, GA

Welcome to


lthough Brookhaven
was incorporated in
2012, the community
has a lot of history
and the city has
worked to build a positive image
for itself in a short period of
The city was originally home to
Creek Indians. John L. Evins
began a large plantation in the
area now known as Brookhaven
in the early 1800s, according
to the Historic Brookhaven
Neighborhood Association.

Around 1900, Atlantans began
building summer cottages in
Brookhaven. In 1910, a group
of investors from the Mechanical
and Manufacturers Club
purchased the land making up
the Brookhaven Country Club
property and lots immediately
surrounding it for a development
called “Brookhaven Estates.”
The Brookhaven Country Club
was incorporated in October
of that year. In January 1912,
the Brookhaven Country Club
opened as Atlanta’s second golf
course after East Lake (1906).
Development continued when
lots along Club Drive and Stovall
were offered for sale by Samuel
Stovall, Salsom’s son. By 1928,
eight houses had been built
on these lots. Most homes in
Country Club Estates and on the

Carleton land were built during
the Depression and before 1942.
Brookhaven’s homes include
designs by a number of wellknown Atlanta architects of this
In March of 1984, Brookhaven
resident John R. Brannen
submitted a Historic District
Information Form on the
neighborhood to the Historic
Preservation Section of the
Georgia Department of Natural
Resources. Through Brannen’s
and his wife Bettie’s efforts, the
Historic Preservation Section
filed for listing Brookhaven in
the U.S. National Register of
Historic Places in December
1985. The National Park Service
named the Brookhaven Historic
District on January 14, 1986.
The city is filled with singlefamily homes, mixed-use
developments, restaurants,
shops, parks and the
Brookhaven Library.
The city also features a large
international community along
Buford Highway and Lynwood
Park, which was historically an
African-American neighborhood.
The city is home to Oglethorpe
University, a private liberal
arts college, Cross Keys High
School, the Marist School and
several elementary schools.

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On behalf of the city of Brookhaven, it is my
pleasure to welcome you as a member of
our friendly and diverse community of over
50,000 residents. Within its borders, the city
has 14 picturesque landscaped parks and
is home to the iconic Oglethorpe University.
With great restaurant and entertainment
venues, varied shopping centers, worldclass medical facilities, and convenient
mass transit systems, Brookhaven is the
place to live, work and play.
I encourage you to obtain valuable
City information/resources by visiting
www.brookhavenga.gov. Or download
the Brookhaven Connect app to your
smartphone to make to make a service
request or report a problem. The city of
Brookhaven prides itself on providing
high-quality services to its residents. I
am always interested in your input. If you
have any questions or issues, don’t hesitate
to pick up a phone and call my office at
(404) 637-0462 or email me at john.ernst@
brookhavenga.gov. Again, welcome and
hope you will enjoy living in Brookhaven!
Mayor John Ernst
City of Brookhaven


Future trail system expansion
Fourteen parks
MARTA line
Easy interstate/airport access
International corridor
Signature events
Shopping & dining destination
Distinctive neighborhoods




Chamblee, GA

Welcome to

hamblee is a fastgrowing city defined by
diversity, urbanity and
internationality. The
city’s proximity to the
Buford Highway corridor—diverse
international restaurants and retail
stores—continual commercial
development and proximity to
Atlanta, offers a small-town feel
with a city skyline.
From its humble origins,
Chamblee has emerged as a
unique urban suburb made up of
approximately 30,000 residents
spanning several neighborhoods.
Founded in 1908, Chamblee
was originally a small railroad
community known as Roswell
Junction. The town was made
up of dairy farmers, railways
leading to Atlanta and a military
operations site known as Camp
Gordon, which served 40,000
servicemen throughout World War
I and World War II.
The city soon transitioned into
mostly industrial property and
the aesthetic can still be seen in
Chamblee today. While the city’s
manufacturing and industrial jobs
eventually dwindled, refugees
and immigrants took advantage
of Chamblee’s affordable housing
and 14-mile proximity to Atlanta
and repopulated the city’s
The growth trend has yet to
stop. In 2010, the city annexed
more than 5,000 residents into

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its borders. In 2014, 12,000 more
were annexed.

Chamblee’s seven parks—
Dresden, Shallowford, Clairmont,
Village, Keswick, Huntley Hills
and City Hall—play host to a wide
array of local events, including a
downtown concert series, food
festival, and holiday celebrations.
The city’s Antique Row district
offers prime pickings for book
lovers, collectors, furniture
enthusiasts and jewelers.

Chamblee is home to DeKalbPeachtree Airport, a countyowned, public airport that was
established as an accompaniment
to Camp Gordon. Each fall, the
city hosts “Warbird Weekend,”
an airshow featuring modern and
antique wartime airplanes.
Five DeKalb County School
District elementary schools, one
middle school and one high
school are within Chamblee’s
city limits. St. Pius X, a private
Catholic high school, is also
located in Chamblee. Two
libraries—DeKalb County’s
Chamblee branch and Embry Hills
Library—accommodate the city’s
bookish residents.
Chamblee is home to Atlanta
Chinatown, a strip mall of AsianAmerican owned businesses
offering bakeries, restaurants,
cosmetics outlets, bookstores, the
World Journal’s Atlanta office and

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For more than 100 years the Chamblee
community has enjoyed an outstanding
quality of life that the city has helped to
promote and support. The history of Chamblee
is a wonderful story of an evolving landscape.
From an agricultural beginning, to Southern
rail town, to the first home of Camp Gordon
and the industrial development of the 1950s,
Chamblee has represented this past century’s
greatest eras of progress.
Chamblee now has the opportunity to
redevelop even further into a modern village
while maintaining the small town charm that
has lured so many here in the past and will
continue to draw others in the future. The city
is working hard to further create this sense
of place, complete with bike and pedestrian
trails, landscaped streets, and architectural
designs that invite people to stroll down wide
sidewalks and gather at festivals.
Located adjacent to the DeKalb Peachtree
Airport, with a MARTA rail station in the
center of the city, and adjoining two interstate
highways, Chamblee is both easy to find
and convenient to reach from anywhere in
the world. With two separate annexations
since 2010, the size of the city has increased
substantially. This growth has provided new
opportunities to further unite our community.
It is with great honor and pride that I serve
as mayor. Please let me, the council, and
your city staff know of the issues that are
important to you. Through these efforts to
communicate we will all benefit and continue
to ensure that Chamblee remains the center
of the universe!
Welcome to Chamblee, where it is not hard
to see why our motto is ‘’A City on the Right
Mayor R. Eric Clarkson
City of Chamblee


Community feel, Global appeal



Diversity Opportunity

Photo by Travis Hudgons

Clarkston, GA

Welcome to


nce referred to as the
“Ellis Island of the
South,” Clarkston is
also often referred to as
America’s most diverse
square mile: it’s been welcoming
refugees and immigrants from more
than 50 countries for the past 35

In the late 1990s, the United States’
Asylum program for refugees
identified Clarkston as an ideal
place for refugee resettlement. The
city was identified for its trend of
relocating homegrown residents,
inexpensive housing options and
access to public transportation.
Before long, new residents from
more than 50 countries began
calling Clarkston home.
Today, Clarkston is a hub of
immigrant-owned businesses. It’s
not at all unusual to encounter
Clarkston High School students
hailing from Ethiopia, Somalia,
Eritrea, Vietnam, Nepal and North
Clarkston was founded in 1882 as
a railway stop between Athens and
the eastern seaboard. It eventually
grew to be one of Atlanta’s first
suburban communities, with
residents often commuting to the

big city for employment.

Clarkston originally bore the
nicknames of “Goatsville” and
“Angora Heights” because of
the large concentration of goat
farmers in the area. Angoras, goats
considered to be of high quality,
were prevalent in Clarkston and
allowed to roam free-range.
Clarkston’s sole high school,
Clarkston High, has incorporated
this history by making the Angora its
official mascot.
In addition to Clarkston High School,
two DeKalb County School District
elementary schools and one middle
school are located in Clarkston.
The city is also home to Georgia
Piedmont Technical College,
Georgia State University’s Clarkston
campus and Atlanta Area School for
the Deaf.
Clarkston is along the Stone
Mountain bike path linking Atlanta’s
Centennial Olympic Park to Stone
Mountain Park, and for this reason,
considers itself to be a walking and
biking community. The city is home
to Communicycle, a communityfounded program offering bicycle
education, repair and access on a
donation basis.

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In addition to Communicycle,
Clarkston’s Community Center also
offers youth, senior, technology and
healthy living programs. It’s common
for Clarkston residents to engage in
tabala martial arts on Monday, tai
chi on Tuesday, uhuru dancing on
Wednesday and contra dancing on
Clarkston also offers Milam
Park, featuring new playground
equipment, a walking trail, a
swimming complex, tennis courts,
nature preserve and a lake for
Clarkston’s Friendship Park offers
15.7 acres of wildlife sanctuary and
walking paths for residents and
According to Clarkston officials,
75 percent of the city’s population
is under the age of 40, speak
more than 50 languages and
about 40 percent are foreign
born. Approximately 85 percent of
Clarkston businesses are immigrantowned.
Georgia Public Broadcasting
called Clarkston the “face of a new
America” and a great example of the
American dream.

Photos by Travis Hudgons

Doraville, GA

Welcome to


istoric neighborhoods,
city parks, international
businesses, independent
businesses—these are
just a few of the many
amenities offered by the city of

Incorporated in 1871, Doraville has
grown from a small district of farmers,
laborers, blacksmiths and teachers
into one of the largest international
districts in metro Atlanta.
Considered a Buford Highway
Corridor community, Doraville boasts
more than 100 independently owned
international restaurants. In the span
of one day, patrons can experience
the cuisines of Vietnam, Korea,
Mexico, Colombia, Cambodia, the
South, China, Japan and more.
Doraville’s demographics follow an
international trend: being 43 percent
Hispanic, 28 percent White, 14
percent Black, 11 percent Asian,
2 percent Native American and 20
percent “other.” City officials estimate
56 percent of residents speak a
language other than English as a first
Doraville is convenient to I-85, I-285,
Buford Highway, Peachtree Industrial
and Shallowford Roads, making it an

easily connectable to Atlanta, Lenox
Mall, Perimeter Mall and the rest of
DeKalb County.

areas, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Flowers Park has a pool open to
residents May 28 through Labor Day.

Doraville is now in the cusp of
many developments, including
redevelopment of a former 165-acre
General Motors assembly plant.
The site, now known as Assembly,
is expected to house mixed-use
housing, retail and office space,
renewed infrastructure, access to the
city’s MARTA station and more.

Doraville residents also enjoy access
to Fleming Arena, where basketball,
tai chi, qi gong, hip-hop dance
classes and aerobics are offered.
Other city programs include football
and cheerleading, soccer, boxing and
water aerobics.

According to developers, Assembly is
expected to bring 6,000 to 8,000 jobs
to the Atlanta area.
Doraville is also cashing in on
Atlanta’s recent film boom with the
site’s first tenant, Third Rail Studios.
The studio boasts 140,000 square
feet and three sound stages.
Nexus, a 13-acre redevelopment
project along Buford Highway, is
also expected to bring a hotel,
townhomes, retail space, multi-family
and senior housing to Doraville.
Doraville provides residents and
visitors several parks, including
Autumn Park, Brooks Park, Chicopee
Park, English Oak Park, Bernard
Halpern Park and Flowers Park, all
offering such amenities as open play

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Doraville boasts a large stock of
mid-century modern houses as part
of its Northwoods and Northcrest
neighborhoods, both of which
have been added to the National
Register for Historic Places. The
neighborhoods were designed
by Georgia Tech graduate Ernest
Mastin as a planned, suburban
neighborhood for post-World War II
industrial workers and still remain in
Doraville is home to DeKalb County
School District’s Henderson Mill,
Oakcliff, Hightower and Cary
Reynolds elementary schools as well
as Sequoyah Middle School.
Tapestry Charter Middle School,
Atlanta Jewish Academy, Sophia
Academy and Northwoods
Montessory School are also located
in Doraville.

In addition to small businesses
and a unique concentration of local
restaurants featuring international
cuisine, two current investment projects
will reshape our city landscape:
Assembly Doraville and Nexus.
Assembly Doraville is the gamechanging redevelopment of the General
Motors assembly plant site. Flanked by
MARTA’s Doraville Station, I-285 and
the Peachtree Corridor, the 165-acre
site is the largest developable property
inside metro Atlanta’s “perimeter” and
is anticipated to become one of the
Southeast’s premiere sites. Nexus, a
13-acre redevelopment project, calls
for a hotel, a dozen townhomes, 60,000
square feet of retail and more than 500
multi-family and senior living units.
As an inner ring suburb, areas of
Doraville are ripe for reinvestment
and redevelopment. We are part of
DeKalb County, which serves an
important role in providing schools,
road improvements, and emergency fire
services within the city. Doraville abuts
the cities of Chamblee, Dunwoody, and
Peachtree Corners as well as portions
of unincorporated Gwinnett and DeKalb
As Doraville’s mayor, I am extremely
proud to invite you to come take
advantage of the city’s unique
environment. See what our vibrant
community has to offer, dine at one of
our 700 international restaurants or
simply explore the area. It won’t take
long to discover why we are known as
“a great place to live!”
Mayor Donna Pittman
City of Doraville

Dunwoody, GA

Welcome to


ommerce. Infrastructure.
Nexus. Crossroads.

public and private events such as
weddings and family reunions.

These are all features
of one of DeKalb County’s most
populous cities—Dunwoody.
Following unprecedented growth
rates spurred by neighboring areas
of Atlanta and a three-year, citizenled movement, Dunwoody became
an incorporated DeKalb County city
in December 2008.
Residents of Dunwoody appreciate
the city’s vast number of parks,
community involvement, access
to Atlanta, urban amenities in
a suburban setting and career
The city is rapidly growing into one
of metropolitan Atlanta’s leaders
in commerce and transportation.
Dunwoody is also a growing
business district, with such
companies as Cox Media Group,
State Farm, Macy’s, T-Mobile, and
Six Continents Hotels calling the
city their headquarters.
Dunwoody is DeKalb County’s
northernmost city. Bordering
Fulton and Gwinnett counties, the

city stands as Atlanta’s northern
crossroads due to its proximity to
I-285 and GA-400.
Dunwoody is known for a rich
history dating back to the early
1800s. The city is named after
Major Charles Dunwody, a
Army official. It is believed the
second “o” was added due to the
region’s dense forestry.
The city is home to Ebenezer
Primitive Baptist Church, founded
in 1829, one of the oldest and most
historic buildings in metro Atlanta.
The church, located at Roberts
Drive and Spalding Drive, is still
Dunwoody is also home to
Donaldson-Bannister Farm, a
house built in the 1870s following
the Civil War. The house is used for

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Today, the city is known for its
schools, parks and retail options.
Dunwoody is home to the
Dunwoody Nature Center, Stage
Door Players Theater Company,
Perimeter Mall and the Marcus
Jewish Community Center.
Four DeKalb County School
District elementary schools,
one middle school and one high
school are located in Dunwoody,
in addition to Georgia State
University’s Dunwoody campus,
Troy University’s Atlanta campus
and American Intercontinental
University’s Dunwoody campus.
Dunwoody is a member of the
Perimeter Business Alliance, the
Perimeter Community Improvement
Districts and the Atlanta Regional
dedicated to the betterment of the
The Dunwoody Homeowners
Association is considered by many
to be responsible for the city’s
founding and remains an active
participant in city government.

Lithonia, GA

Welcome to


ithonia is another small
city with a rich history
and is making strides to
redevelop the community.

United States since 1879. Lithonia
gneisses featured in much of the
city’s architecture.

Lithonia was originally a
crossroads settlement that served
the trading needs of a community
of rural farmers. Lithonia then
grew with the development of the
Georgia Railroad—now CSX.

Lithonia’s historic downtown is a
mix of commercial and residential
development representing
common late-19th- to mid-20thcentury housing types and styles.
Main Street runs parallel to the
Georgia/CSX Railroad corridor.

The rail line, which runs through
the city, connected Lithonia with
Atlanta and Augusta in 1845.
In the late 19th century, the line
allowed Lithonia to prosper as
a center of the regional granite
industry, according to the Historic
Preservation Division. Lithonia
gneiss, a rock which the city
is named for, played a role in
construction throughout the

Commercial buildings made of
brick and gneiss are in a twoblock area along Main Street from
its intersection with the railroad.
Community landmark buildings in
the district include the Masonic
Lodge (1916), the Lithonia
Woman’s Club (1928), the Lithonia
First United Methodist Church—
originally Lithonia M.E. Church
(1910), Antioch Baptist Church

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Photo by Travis Hudgons

(1911), The Union Missionary
Church (1911), the Bruce Street
Elementary and High School
(1955), and “The Seminary” (1895),
which was individually listed in the
National Register in 1978.
Lithonia is home of the Collard
Green Cultural Festival, which
is held every September at
the Lithonia City Park and
Amphitheater. The city also
established its own farmer’s
market in 2016.
The city also features Lithonia
Middle School and Lithonia
Davidson Library.
The Lithonia Historic District was
listed on the National Register of
Historic Places in October 2016.

Welcome to the City of Lithonia,
Our town of over 2,000 residents
has a rich multicultural and
historic heritage with a bright
economic future. Founded in
1856, we are excited that the
city was recently included on
the National Register of Historic
Places. Located a mere 18 miles
from the city of Atlanta, all of
these features combine to make
this city a great place to visit,
live, work and play.
Our downtown has retained
its Main Street charm and has
a number of restaurants to
suit different palates ranging
from old-fashioned BBQ to
nutritious wraps and smoothies.
For shoppers, we have a stylish
women’s boutique and a
consignment shop that caters
to men as well as women.
For the children, our local
video gaming store will keep
them entertained. The city’s
PATH walking and biking trail
connects to over 33 miles of
trail in the Arabia Mountain
National Heritage Area.
Please visit our website at
to find out about our upcoming
programs and volunteer
opportunities. Enjoy your visit
to DeKalb County and stop by to
see us!
Mayor Deborah A. Jackson
City of Lithonia

Photo by Travis Hudgons

Pine Lake, GA

Welcome to


s a city sporting a lake,
located within a forest
and having a population
of fewer than 800, it’s
easy to see why people
migrate to and stay within the city
of Pine Lake.
Once considered a weekend
retreat for Atlanta city-dwellers,
Pine Lake was established by the
Pine Woods Corporation in 1937.
Lots in Pine Lake originally sold
for as low as $69. It was officially
incorporated as a DeKalb County
city in 2012.
Weekenders eventually began
calling Pine Lake their permanent
home and began convincing
their friends to move there as
well. Today, approximately 700
people call Pine Lake their primary

Pine Lake is named after its
central feature, a lake made from
a widened portion of Snapfinger
Creek, which runs through the city.
The city was originally part of a
DeKalb County farm and the valley
where the city sits was where corn
was grown.

Today, the lake is known as the
city’s meeting place and center of
activities. In 2014, the lake served
as a ‘”living lab” for students
taking a permaculture certification
course in which they researched,
explored and envisioned
solutions to several of the city’s
environmental concerns.

sand sculpture contest, sidewalk
chalk art contest and Floatzilla, a
lake parade of floating floats.

The city is well known for its laid
back atmosphere, consideration
of the environment, community
involvement and volunteerism. The
city is described by local officials
as a safe space for lesbians, the
gay community, transgendered
people, “straight-but-not-narrow”
people and everything in-between.

The Pine Lake Lounge, also known
as the Pine Lake Lakehouse,
becomes home to jazz, blues,
songwriters, solo acts and poetry
readings the second Saturday of
every month.

Pine Lake is home to many
artists who show their artwork
publicly via yard art, fence
decorations and in-home studios.
The city’s lake house features a
classroom offering classes such
as environment, sculpture and
creative dramatics during the
Pine Lake’s LakeFest is known
by many for its showcase of local
talent, outdoor concerts and local
cuisine. The festival includes a

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The city is also home to several
6 foot by 10 foot plots for
community gardens, each owned
by Pine Lake but available for rent
for $20.

Pine Lake is located between
Clarkston and Stone Mountain
along Rockbridge Road to the
south and Ridge Drive to the
north. At 0.2 square miles, Pine
Lake is the smallest city in DeKalb
The schools used by Pine Lake
include DeKalb County School
District’s Rockbridge Elementary
School, Stone Mountain Middle
School and Stone Mountain High
School. Many families also choose
to use International Community
School, a public charter school
local to the area.

Photos by Travis Hudgons

As the smallest city in DeKalb, Pine
Lake is “micropolitan.” It’s a place
where a voice, an effort, an idea and
individual involvement quickly become
part of the natural flow of civic life.
Pine Lake is the water and the trees
and the small houses that don’t
interfere too much with the natural
environment. It’s the beach and the
park and the wetlands that expand our
living space and become our real living
rooms. It’s the swimming and the
singing and the dancing that happens
in the street, on the sand, in the grass.
Pine Lake is where the stranger
becomes a neighbor and the neighbor
becomes a friend.
Welcome Home.
Mayor Melanie Hammet
City of Pine Lake

Tucker, GA

Welcome to


Photo by Travis Hudgons


ucker, a well-established
community for nearly 125
years, was incorporated as
DeKalb County’s newest
city in early 2016.

The 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.
The community grew into an area
in DeKalb that established a strong
community support, 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 33,000
residents and business owners.

Photo by Travis Hudgons

Main Street is always busy with fun
activities due in part to the work of
Tucker’s Main Street Alliance. There
are annual event, including Tucker
Day, Christmas on Main Street, the
Tucker Chili Cook-off and more.

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Main Street also hosts the city’s
weekly farmers market.
Tucker is Home to Tucker High,
Tucker Middle School and several
elementary schools. There is also
the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library.

On behalf of myself and the
newly elected city council,
I would like to welcome
you to Tucker. We were just
incorporated as a city in 2016,
but our history dates back
nearly 200 years. From the
old Browning Courthouse to
Johns Homestead, Tucker
features some of Georgia’s most
interesting and accessible preCivil War landmarks.

around the world; and that’s
just on our iconic Main Street.
Come spend a day in a new city
with deep roots and one of the
friendliest communities you’ll
ever visit. We are Tucker—and
we would love to welcome you
Mayor Frank Auman
City of Tucker

Tucker is a very connected
community with activities and
amenities for all ages. On top
of great places to live, work,
play and pray, Tucker is also
becoming one of the premier
“foodie” destinations in metro
Atlanta. We boast upscale
Southern dining, great burger
places and cuisines from all
Photos by Travis Hudgons


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Stone Mountain, GA

Welcome to

he city of Stone Mountain
has become a well-known
tourist attraction in DeKalb
County due in part to
Stone Mountain Park.

Although the park is its own tourist
attraction, the city has something
to offer to tourists as well in Stone
Mountain Village.

Stone Mountain Village 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 established
under the name New Gibraltar.
The name was officially changed
to Stone Mountain by the Georgia
Legislature in 1847.
During the Civil War, Stone

Photo by Travis Hudgons

Mountain Village was destroyed
by men under the command
of General James Birdseye
McPherson on July 19, 1864. On
Nov. 16, 1864, General William
Sherman’s union troops destroyed
the railroad track to the north of the
mountain during the March to the

The railroad track is the oldest
structure that was burned by
Sherman during the Civil War that is
still in use today.
These days the village celebrates
the city’s history and preserves the
long lasting impact of a community
that was built for workers and
artisans. The old Trolley Car
Barn and Power Station in Stone
Mountain Village were both
preserved for artisans.
In 1986, DeKalb County wanted to
add an art center on the east side
of the county.
The old Trolley Car Barn and Power

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Station were was purchased by
ARTStation in 1987 and a $3.5
million campaign was completed
to renovate the space into a
contemporary arts center housing
a small theater, five art galleries, a
gift shop, rehearsal space, dance
and music studios, ceramics
studio, box-office, production and
administrative space.
The ART in the ART Station name
comes from a 1913 photograph of
a trolley car in front of the building
with the wording of “Atlanta Rapid
Transit” written on the side of the
car. ART Station has programs
serving more than 50,000 patrons
and students each year.

In addition to Stone Mountain Park
and the ART Station, the city has
many unique small businesses,
biking trails and local parks for
residents and visitors to enjoy. The
city is also home to Stone Mountain
Elementary School, Champion
Middle School and Georgia Military

Welcome to Stone Mountain Village!
It is a pleasure to welcome you to
DeKalb County. We are pleased you
chose this fantastic place to call
Stone Mountain Village is a quaint
city located on the western side
of Stone Mountain Park. Our
downtown is going through a
renaissance and new shops and
restaurants are opening all the
time. Our National Historic District
is full of a variety of beautiful
homes and graceful commercial
buildings from the turn of the 19th
Stone Mountain Village is an lively
community with a weekly farmers
market, a Friday night concert
series, and a bi-monthly Art Stroll.
Our restaurants range from farmto-table at Sweet Potato Café
to authentic German fare at The
Village Corner German Restaurant.
Grab a smoothie after a walk
up the mountain at Cool Breeze
Smoothie or treat the kids at New
Orleans Sno-Ball Café. Grab some
refreshments at Café JAYA. The
performing arts have a home at the
world class ART Station, located in
a renovated trolley barn.
So join us in Stone Mountain
Village! We’ve got something for
Mayor Patricia Wheeler
City of Stone Mountain

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce



ACC Business Services
2575 Snapfinger Road
Suite I
Decatur, GA 30034
(470) 268-5955

www.CATMEDIA.com, 3776 LaVista Road
Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084
(404) 315-9700

AcctPier Business Solutions LLC
1775 Parker Road
Building C, Suite 200
Conyers, GA 30094
(678) 952-8747
Cyril & Associates
5425 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
(678) 906-4156
Mauldin & Jenkins LLC
200 Galleria Parkway SE
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 955-8600
MH Miles Company, CPA, PC
1945 Mason Mill Road
Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 633-4555
Nichols, Cauley & Associates
2800 Century Parkway
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 214-1301
Robins, Eskew, Smith & Jordan, CPAs
2302 Parklake Drive
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
(770) 908-0029

CWC Business Solutions
4343 Northeast Expressway
Atanta, GA 30340
(770) 458-2085
Jackson Spalding
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309
KDA Communications, Inc
www.kda-communications.com, 3300
Highlands Parkway
Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30082
(678) 905-4842
Kim McNair Productions
P.O. Box 665
Lovejoy, GA 30250
(678) 583-6709
Quality Media Consultant Group LLC
1270 Caroline Street
Suite D120-307
Atlanta,GA 30307
(404) 432-0444
Razor Sharp Records South, Inc.
www.razorsharprecordssouth.com, 3772
Pleasantdale Road
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 496-0015
RMS Mobile Consulting
235 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
W 3 Group, LLC

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2090 Dunwoody Club Drive
Suite 106-142
Atlanta, GA 30350
(404) 669-6682

Decatur ArtHouse
619 E College Avenue
Suite E
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 228-9341
Arts & Entertainment
Georgia Aquarium
255 Baker Street

Photo by Travis Hudgons

Flexible Metal, Inc.
2467 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 493-1100
Georgia Transmission Corporation
2100 E. Exchange Place
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 270-7528
LE Transportation Service
1832 Crimson Court
Lithonia GA, 30058
(678) 361-6872

Atlanta GA, 30313
(404) 581-4138

Malcolm Cunningham Auto Gallery
4355 Stone Mountain Highway
Lilburn GA, 30047
(770) 987-7000

Kidz @ PLAY
8000 Rockbridge Road
Lithonia GA, 30058
(770) 837-2823

2424 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta GA, 30324
(404) 848-5397

Automotive Appearance/Detail Specialist Inc
5675 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta GA, 30341
(770) 403-4356
Campers Inn of Atlanta - Stone Mountain
1825 Tucker Industrial Road
Tucker GA, 30084
(678) 578-6675
Enterprise Holdings
5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 500
Atlanta GA, 30328
(770) 821-0060
Epps Aviation
1 Aviation Way
Chamblee GA, 30341
(770) 458-9851

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
2799 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta GA, 30305
(404) 846-3500
952 Old Peachtree Road
Lawrenceville GA, 30043
(770) 368-1616
Red Clay Detailing
2107 N Decatur Road
Unit 182
Decatur GA, 30033
(404) 419-6882

Intown Doula, LLC
575 Boulevard SE
Atlanta GA, 30312
(678) 888-2181

AECOM Technical Services
One Midtown Plaza
1360 Peachtree Street, Suite 500
Atlanta GA, 30309
(404) 965-9600
APD Solutions
271 17th Street
Suite 2250
Atlanta GA, 30363
(404) 921-3131
2410 Paces Ferry Road
Suite 400
Atlanta GA, 30339
(770) 431-8666
BenchMark Management, LLC
1335 Church Street
Decatur GA, 30030
(404) 581-9656
Black & Veatch Corporation
50 Hurt Plaza
Suite 1150
Atlanta GA, 30303
(404) 721-6537
CD Moody Construction Co., Inc.
6017 Redan Road
Lithonia GA, 30058
(770) 482-7778
Dixie Industrial Finishing Company, Inc.
4925 S. Royal Atlanta Drive
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 934-7100
DTC Partners
125 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 535
Decatur GA, 30030
(404) 378-6546
E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc.
1785 Oak Road
Snellville GA, 30078
(770) 985-0600
G.D. Swing, Inc.
5835 Mill Crest Way
Lithonia GA, 30038
(404) 925-1985

GS Construction, Inc.
526 Lyle Circle
Lawrenceville GA, 30046
(678) 377-8028

Southern Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
4880 Hammermill Road
Tucker GA, 30084
(678) 382-0600

H.E.H. Paving
3384 Almand Road
Atlanta GA, 30316
(770) 964-4955

Southland Electric, Inc.
2239 Dillard Street
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 493-7068

J.S.G. Doors & More
4494 Otha Way
Lilburn GA, 30047
(404) 955-4975
10 10th Street
Suite 1400
Atlanta GA, 30309
(678) 333-0183
Masscom Install Tech
2400 Park Central Boulevar
Decatur GA, 30035
(770) 593-3455
Pierre Construction Group Inc.
1677 Lewis Way
Stone Mountain GA, 30083
(404) 966-3086

Tileman Extraordinaire, Inc.
www.tilemason.com, 3809 Sarahs Lane
Tucker GA, 30084
(404) 402-3477
United Maintenance, Inc.
www.unitedmaintenance.com, 3687
McElroy Road
Atlanta GA, 30340
(770) 455-1656
Viking Works, Inc
2025 Hessian Court
Smokerise GA, 30087
(770) 912-8658
4864 Outlook Road
Ellenwood GA, 30294
(404) 461-3004

Plumb Works, Inc.
496 Glen Iris Drive
Atlanta GA, 30308
(404) 524-1825

Bison PEO Services
5425 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners GA, 30094
(770) 568-2240

R L Brown & Associates, Inc.
250 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Eighth Floor
Decatu GA, 30030
(404) 377-2460

Changing Your Life Coaching - Favored Enterprises
520 W Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur GA, 30031
(404) 289-2026

Reeves Young
4000 Smithtown Road
Suite 200
Suwanee GA, 30024
(770) 271-1159

CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning of DECATUR
5775 Enchantress Lane
Buford GA, 30518
(678) 817-2244

River to Tap (R2T) Inc
580 West Crossville Road
Roswell GA, 30075
(770) 569-7038
Silverman Construction Program Management
1075 Zonolite Road
Suite 5
Atlanta GA, 30306
(404) 892-7274
Southeastern Hydraulics, Inc.
4496 Elmdale Drive
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 939-2272

ClemTech Pest Control & Termite Inc
925 Main Street
Suite 208
Stone Mountain GA, 30087
(770) 905-3171
Commercial Cleaning America
P.O. Box 311
Quitman GA, 31643
(770) 800-6524
Consolidated Copier Services, Inc.
124 Westridge Industrial Boulevard
McDonough GA, 30253
(678) 289-5100
Covenant Pest Management LLC
454 Fond Du Lac Drive
Stone Mountain GA, 30088
(770) 549-3679

Creative Research Solutions, LLC
4426 Hugh Howell Road
Suite B 194
Tucker GA, 30084
(678) 994-9611
DO Strategy Group
415 Armour Drive
Unit 1110
Atlanta GA, 30324
(404) 549-7761
Elite Executive Center
5616 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain GA, 30083
(470) 273-6380
E-Recycle USA
4545 Granite Drive
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 416-1628
6648 Manoleta Drive
Lithonia GA, 30038
(770) 484-7333
Give Smart
2839 Paces Ferry Road SE
Suite 1250
Atlanta GA, 30339
(855) 322-4483
Guiding Forces Consulting Firm, LLC
4780 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Suite 540-388
Atlanta GA, 30338
(404) 934-8192
Halcomb Plumbing
10800 Alpharetta Hwy
Suite 208-488
Roswell GA, 30076
(404) 551-2438
Haskell Termite & Pest Control
5725 Buford Highway
Suite 222
Doraville GA, 30340
(813) 781-8644
Inga Finch Photography
922 Mell Avenue
Clarkston GA, 30021
(404) 545-2813
2475 Northwinds Parkway
Suite 550
Alpharetta GA, 30009
(678) 457-6446
Jampson Consulting
2146 Roswell Road
Suite 108-507
Marietta GA, 30062
(678) 439-5259

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(770) 400-9513
Lithonia GA, 30038
(770) 180
Suite 1700
1050 Crown
(404) 297-2200
Atlanta GA, 30084
(404) LaVista
Atlanta GA, 30328
Suite 300 Bank
4 Concourse Parkway
MetLife GA,
2893 North Druid Hills
(404) 978-0080
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(770) 482-1669
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2716 Evans
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(770) 493-7213
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Decatur GA, 30033
2690 Lawrenceville
GA, 30030
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150 East Ponce de Le
(404) 593-9663
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4259 Tuckersham Lan
GA, 30345
4855 Briarcliff Road
(404) 881-2957
1155 Peachtree Stree
Suite 1800
(770) Peachtree
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Duluth GA, 30097
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United Credit
Decatur GA, 30035
(404) Panola
Tucker GA, 30084
Suite 640
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4500 Hugh Howell Ro
Georgia GA,
Suite 700
(770) Clairmont
407-1458 Road
Doraville GA, 30340
5593 Buford
First Intercontinental
Atlanta GA, 30309
(678) C-102
GA, 30319
2036 Johnson Ferry R
Fifth Third Bank
(678) 385-0840
(404) 553-2025
GA, 30340
110GA, 30030
160 Clairemont
Buford Highway
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North DeKalb Mall
2050 Lawrenceville Highway
Suite D54
Decatur GA, 30033
(404) 320-7960
Pete Garcia Company
5154 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta GA, 30341
(770) 458-8888
Publix Super Markets Incorporated
2600 Delk Road
Marietta GA, 30067
(770) 952-6601
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.
3225 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta GA, 30339
(404) 274-5935
Rosenfeld Jewelry Ltd.
4957 Lavista Road
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 414-1390
Sharian Incorporated
368 W Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur GA, 30030
(404) 373-2274
Swivelwear LTD., Co.
3712 Warriors Path
Decatur GA, 30034
(678) 900-0727
The Gallery at South DeKalb
2801 Candler Road
Suite 75
Decatur GA, 30034
(404) 241-2431
The PawStand, Inc.
6251 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Doraville GA, 30360
(470) 767-8441
Winsome Expressions
3783 Uppark Drive
Atlanta GA, 30349
(404) 349-9476

Atlanta United FC
3223 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta GA, 30327
(678) 420-6771
Stars and Strikes
1741 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain GA, 30084
(678) 965-5707

Stone Mountain Park
PO Box 778
Stone Mountain GA, 30086
(770) 413-5257
WBY, Inc.
4075 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta GA, 30345
(404) 248-9979

Smoke Rise Country Club
4900 Chedworth Drive
Stone Mountain GA, 30087
(770) 908-2582
America’s Best Inn & Suites
4095 Covington Highway
Decatur GA, 30032
(404) 286-2500
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive
Stone Mountain GA, 30083
(770) 879-9900
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE
Atlanta GA, 30345
(404) 325-0000
Baughn Voyage Travel, LLC
One West Court Square
Suite 750
Decatur GA, 30030
(844) 288-0812
City of Pine Lake Facilities Rentals
462 Club House Drive
Pine Lake GA, 30072
(404) 292-4250
Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur GA, 30030
(404) 371-0204
Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta GA, 30329
(404) 712-6001
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
7850 Stonecrest Square
Lithonia GA, 30038
(770) 484-9993
Hampton Inn - Northlake
3400 Northlake Parkway
Atlanta GA, 30345
(770) 493-1966

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Hampton Inn - Stone Mountain
1737 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain GA, 30083
(770) 934-0004
Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
6000 N. Terminal Parkway
Suite 4000
Atlanta GA, 30320
(404) 530-6600
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA, 30341
(770) 457-6363
Holiday Inn Northlake
2158 Ranchwood Drive
Atlanta GA, 30345
(770) 934-6000
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta GA, 30319
(678) 539-1234
Motel 6 Downtown Atlanta
311 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta GA, 30303
(404) 659-4545
Quality Inn & Suites Hotel
5300 Snapfinger Park Drive
Decatur GA, 30035
(678) 418-0004
Red Roof Inn - Decatur
1960 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta GA, 30329
(404) 321-1653
Red Roof Inn - Lithonia
5400 Fairington Road
Lithonia GA, 30038
(404) 441-5552
1579 Monroe Drive, NE, F-144
Atlanta GA, 30324
(912) 417-9616
Stablegold Hospitality, LLC
9995 Old Dogwood Road
Roswell GA, 30030
(404) 992-0806
Stone Ridge Event Center
1750 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite A
Stone Mountain GA, 30083
(770) 407-5190
Teplis Travel Service, LP
400 Perimeter Center Terrace NE
Suite 151
Atlanta GA, 30346
(404) 843-7460

1840 Corporate Boulevard
Atlanta GA, 30329
(404) 325-4446
Comfort Suites Atlanta Northlake
2060 Crescent Centre Boulevard
Tucker GA, 30084
(770) 496-1070

2180 Lake Boulevard NE, Suite 9B22
Atlanta GA, 30319
(404) 829-6880
Atlanta Gas Light Company
576 Northside Drive
Atlanta GA, 30318
(404) 230-6511
3155 Northwoods Parkway
Norcross GA, 30071
(770) 559-2409
4170 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 550
Atlanta GA, 30319
(678) 510-2900
Gas South, LLC
3625 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 1500
Atlanta GA, 30339
(866) 762-6427
Georgia Power
5215 Minola Drive, Bin 78410
Lithonia GA, 30038
(770) 322-5701
Oglethorpe Power Corporation
2100 East Exchange Place
Tucker GA, 30085
(770) 270-7600
SCANA Energy
3344 Peachtree Street, Suite 2150
Atlanta GA, 30326
(877) 467-2262
Snapping Shoals EMC
14750 Brown Bridge Road
Covington GA, 30015
(770) 786-3484
3200 Windy Hill Road, Suite 200 East
Atlanta GA, 30339
(678) 656-6111
Walton EMC
842 Highway 78 NW
Monroe GA, 30655
(770) 267-2505





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