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American Craft Coucil Show Returns to Atlanta

The American Craft Council (ACC) Show will be held March 11-13 at the Cobb Galleria. The show is the Southeast’s largest juried indoor fine craft show and is known as the nation’s premier marketplace for handcrafted home décor, fashion wearables, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry and more. The prestigious American Craft Council is a non-profit that counts Atlanta among its most successful four shows across the country.

Over 225 nationally-acclaimed craft artisans have been selected into the highly competitive juried show for their stunning one-of-a-kind creations. Visitors will enjoy shopping the three-day Atlanta show as well as the opportunity to meet a number of the amazing makers while browsing through their work.

In addition, The American Craft Council provides special programming such as scotch and brew tastings, fashion shows, and designer rooms full of crafts. New this year, the show will debut Style Slam, where some of Atlanta’s most savvy stylists will get about an hour to pull together an outfit with accessories and present their ensembles on the show floor. A favorite for families is “Let’s Make” where a variety of artisans provide interactive demonstrations at “Inspiration Stations”.

For more information visit The American Craft Council Show online at

Tim Turner Joins Whitefield Academy as Director of Strategic Communications

Whitefield Academy, a Christ-centered preparatory school in Smyrna that serves Pre-K4 – 12th grade students, welcomed Tim Turner as director of strategic communications on February 1, 2016. Turner has over 35 years of experience in marketing and communications, holding positions at Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Lanier Worldwide and Kimberly-Clark, where he served as a senior account executive and marketing communications manager. Turner also held several executive positions with Grizzard, an Omicron agency, including vice-president, director of creative services and vice-president of strategy and operations. Most recently, Turner has served as a marketing and communications consultant, advising clients such as Olan Mills, Bible Training Centre for Pastors, Walk Thru the Bible and Vonage Business.

Turner will oversee the marketing and communications strategy and execution for Whitefield including public relations, marketing communications, digital media, the Whitefield website and publications. Turner will also work very closely in support of the admissions and advancement teams.

“Tim’s years of experience will be a great asset to Whitefield, which continues to thrive,” said Dr. Kevin Bracher, headmaster. “Over the last five years our student body has grown significantly as have our academic, arts, and athletic programs. We are looking forward to a leader who will help us plan for the future and communicate the great stories of Whitefield.”

New Book Launches to Guide People Moving to Atlanta

Voyager Media, Inc., the Un-Tourist Guide® Company, announced its seventh moving guide, and the first one featuring a city in Georgia. “Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide” hit book shelves and major online booksellers on Feb. 10, 2016. Vinings Lifestyle Magazine publisher, Donald Hawkins, contributed to the Vinings neighborhood section of this book!

The guide offers practical advice on where to live, including how Atlanta’s cost of living compares with other major cities, Atlanta’s unique geography and seasons and how best to get around, as well as insights on the area’s top schools, healthcare systems and things to do.

There are also tips from locals on how to deal with Atlanta traffic and highlights of the major drivers making Atlanta a magnet for Fortune 500 companies, technology innovators and the film industry. For three years running, Georgia was named the best state in the nation for business and recently the number one state for growth in the film industry. It’s also the #2 city in the nation for millennials and the #4 city for dating.

“I am a storyteller by profession, and it was wonderful to connect with so many dynamic residents throughout the metro area and rediscover why Atlanta continues to be a magnet for young people, professionals and retirees. It’s definitely my chosen city,” said author Anne Wainscott-Sargent, who first visited Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games before relocating here in 1998. A history buff, Wainscott-Sargent covered Atlanta’s unique history as a transportation crossroads and the impact of the Olympic Games on the city’s growth, as well as how the Atlanta Beltline is transforming intown neighborhoods into a transit greenway.

To obtain a copy of “Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide,” visit