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SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF

CARES Act clock running out, meaning some nonprofits receive more funds (Nonprofit Quarterly) Nationwide, communities have announced their efforts in supporting the nonprofit community. The CARE Act supplied federal money to organizations to help with things due to the pandemic. Funds must be used by December 31st, so many cities are allocating funds to local nonprofits.   

State Farm Arena is offering free COVID tests, flu shots, and early voting (Atlanta Intown) In partnership with The Atlanta Hawks, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), and the Fulton County Board of Health, the arena is offering free COVID-19 tests, flu shots, and early voting to Fulton County residents. 

Legal professional association donates $11,000 to trans organizations (Project Q) The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia granted funds to the Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Ubuntu Inc., And the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, all of which advocate for housing, healthcare, and education for Black transgender people.

MARTA and Uber to partner on Election Day (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Amid the pandemic, MARTA has suspended many active routes and has partnered with Uber to pay for rides to the Atlanta polls. Residents traveling to one of the 99 affected polling places will receive a $16 voucher for a trip to and from the polls on Election Day.

JEWISH COMMUNITY

Nationwide, Jewish groups have been working to protect voters in 2020 (Atlanta Jewish Times) Jewish organizations across the US have been working on educating voters, providing resources, and partnering with legal teams to fight voter suppression to gear up for the 2020 Presidential Election.

COVID Outbreak at Jewish nursing Home (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The William Breman Jewish Home in Buckhead had 57 residents test positive for COVID-19 in October. Until mid-October, the facility had only reported a dozen positive tests since March, but the outbreak quickly spread over the last two weeks.

HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE

Papa Johns global headquarters coming to Atlanta next year (Atlanta Intown) The pizza company will be opening a 200-employee global headquarters in metro Atlanta next year at an undetermined site. The move is pitched partly to help rebuild the company image after controversial words about politics and racism were said by the company's CEO.

Popeyes strikes again with quarter sales (CNBC) One chain in the Restaurant Brands International portfolio (Burger King, Tim Hortons, etc.) reported positive same-store sales growth last quarter. The chain, Popeyes, credits the release of their chicken sandwich, causing increased sales throughout the year.  

2020 Halloween food events throughout Atlanta (Eater) Virtual costume parties, zoom murder mystery dinners, socially distant parties on rooftops and patios, and Halloween themed food and cocktails are amongst the list of offerings from restaurants throughout the city. 

REAL ESTATE/BUSINESS

The complicated situation of opening a skyscraper during a pandemic (PR News Online) One Vanderbilt, a New York residential skyscraper, recently opened after 20 years of planning, building, and development. Despite the pandemic, The PR firm representing the building went ahead with the opening and emphasized digital content to safely bring people together. Their strategy is a global example of the future of events like this one.

A discussion on supply chain and logistics in 2020 (Vogue Business) In this fashion-focused podcast, a supply chain manager and creative director discuss the pandemic's enormous effects on supply chain and overall logistics in the fashion industry.

One of Coca-Cola's first bottling plants undergoing redevelopment (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Located on the Beltline is one of Coca-Cola's first bottling plants, which has been bought by the owners of Krog Street Market and Atlanta Stove Works. The building will be developed into modern office space and near the eastside trail.

ARTS

Atlanta street art map celebrates 1,000th mural (Atlanta Intown) Rudick’s Atlanta Street Art Map has been a popular site for finding colorful wall art around town. Local artist Ashley Dopson created an intricate Black Lives Matter mural in southwest Atlanta for Rudick’s 1,000th mural.

Unveiling of mural to thank health-care workers (Arts ATL) As a partnership with Atlanta Medical Center, the non-profit Living Walls unveiled their mural “Stronger Together” to show support for health care professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Reminiscing on the ‘96 Olympics at the Atlanta History Center (Arts ATL) An exhibition exploring the legacy of the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games is on display at the Atlanta History Center. The exhibit explores the games' meaning today and how a global event can change the places we live.


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