The Fayette Citizen-Business Page
Wednesday, August 19, 1998
Business Briefs

Herman Talmadge III is the new manager of Griffin Financial Services branch office in Jackson.

Talmadge graduated from the University of Georgia with a major in finance and has been in the mortgage loan business for five years.

Griffin Financial Services has its operations and underwriting departments and a mortgage loan office in Fayetteville.

Future Staff recently moved into expanded facilities in Peachtree City. President Lee Whetsone said the move was due to increased business in Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Newnan.

The company specializes in staffing local companies with technical, administrative and light industrial workers on a temporary and permanent basis. The new office is located in Governors Square near Publix on Ga. Highway 54. It will be open on Saturdays with extended hours during the week for those wanting to look for work after work.

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty awarded 23 Certificates of Merit to sales agents who produced between $500,000 and $1 million in sales last year.

Recipients included Penny Brady, Myra Burn, Alan Collum, Elaine Fox, Kathy Godwin, Forrest Hale, George Hall, Keith Jackson, Theresa Kearney, Anne Lindsey, L.J. Mackey, Sherry Mattox, Jim McGarity, Barbara Pair, Marge Peterson, Judy Powell, Paul Puckett, Joyce Sauls, Peggy Scott, Brenda Smith, Elsie Staples, Jennifer Strauthers and Larry Yager.

Griffin-based Padgett Business Services, an international provider of financial reporting services to independent business owners, has joined forces with The Expert Marketplace, an Internet-based resource, to the technical and consulting service industry.

"This new alliance will provide independent consulting firms with the financial reporting and tax consulting services that meet their unique needs," said Timothy Houston, local Padgett owner. "It also provides our clients direct access to the technical and consulting services of the quality checked Premier ExpertNet Affiliates."

The Georgia Farm Bureau Hay Advisory Committee will publish the GFB State Hay Directory and is looking for local hay farmers.

Hay production plays an important role in Georgia agriculture. Almost 700,000 acres of forage and grasses are grown in Georgia for hay production.

"Farmers are always at the mercy of Mother Nature," said Farm Bureau president Wayne Dollar. "We are proud of our Farm Bureau Hay Directory because it plays a vital role in providing information for buyers and sellers of quality hay. That's critical when we experience seasons like we've had this year."

Producers may list their hay in the 1998-99 directory by completing an application form at their county farm bureau office and mailing the form along with a check made payable to the Georgia Farm Bureau Marketing Association in the amount of $10 for each listing.

Rep. Mac Collins (R-Third Congressional District) will speak this Friday at the Fayette County Chamber Quarterly Breakfast. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and Collins will provide a Congressional update. For more information, call Sari Greenberg at 202-225-5901.

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