2018 Next Generation Award by Cobb Young Professionals
Congratulations to A.J Brooks of WellStar Medical Group and Emily McMillian of Nothing Bundt Cakes for being named the winners of the 2018 Next Generation Award by Cobb Young Professionals, a Cobb Chamber networking group for professionals in their 20s and 30s.
A.J. Brooks, assistant vice president of operations, WellStar Medical Group
As assistant vice president of operations for WellStar Medical Group, A.J. has been recognized as one of the top performers in the company each year in the overall satisfaction of team members. A.J. is currently serving as an active member of the Steering Committee for Cobb Young Professionals. He also serves as vice chairman for the young professional committee of the Center of Family Resources.
Emily McMillan, general manager and operations partner, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Emily is the youngest general manager and operations partner in the history of the national franchise Nothing Bundt Cakes. Emily serves as an ambassador for the Cobb Chamber and is an active member of Cobb Young Professionals.
Cobb County Pumpkin Patch Farms
Still Family Farms, Powder Springs
Now until Oct. 28, the Still Family Farm will showcase a portion of the family’s 149 acres filled with tons of activities, such as a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, a kiddie climb, hayrides, duck races and more!
Cost: $15 per person; children 4 and under free; $2 military discount with ID. Price includes all activities all day long! Concessions, pumpkins, fall decor, honey, sand art and face painting are additional.
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until dusk. Last ticket taken approximately 45 minutes prior to sunset.
Sleepy Hollow, Powder Springs
This fall festival runs through Nov. 4 and will feature tractor rides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, a country store, pony rides, face painting and more!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 2-6 p.m. Last ticket taken approximately 1 hour prior to closing.
Cost: $12 per person; 2 and under free. Pumpkins sold separately.
New Conference Center Is Open
Cobb County’s newest state-of-the-art facility, the Jim R. Miller Park event center, opened in September 2018. This is the largest structure funded by the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax at 41,000 square feet. The rentable exhibit space is 25,000 square feet and can be equally divided into three sections to cater to any event needs. A meeting room and kitchen facilities are also available. The event space can be combined with outdoor spaces for large events such as festivals and expos.
Company Bringing More Jobs to Cobb County
ThyssenKrupp, a German multinational conglomerate, is bringing part of its elevator business and more than 800 new jobs to the Cumberland area. New offices and a 420-foot-tall quality control facility will be built near The Battery Atlanta.
ThyssenKrupp already has offices in Marietta, Kennesaw and Acworth, but these facilities will represent a much larger investment in Cobb. They will bring an estimated 863 jobs to the county, with an average wage of $100,000. That’s an estimated capital investment of $264 million. The final completion date is scheduled for winter 2020.