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Brian Frank named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Brian Frank named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced today that Brian Frank, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that Brian Frank is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Graham Roberts, Executive Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that Graham Roberts is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

WellStar names new president

WellStar names new president

MARIETTA, Ga. -- WellStar Health System has chosen Candice Saunders as its new president and chief operating officer.

Saunders will take over her new role after current president and CEO Reynold Jennings' contract expires on Dec. 31, 2015.

"WellStar is critical and essential to the communities it serves. More than 1.4 million people rely on our services to live a healthy life," Saunders said in a release. "With my new responsibilities, I will provide leadership continuity to ensure that our system continues to play a major role in providing world-class healthcare to the people of metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia for years to come."

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Carmel Elementary School counselor recognized for service

Carmel Elementary School counselor recognized for service

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Carmel Elementary School's Liz Ray has been chosen as the Woodstock Innovation Zone’s Counselor of the Year nominee.

Liz will represent the Woodstock Innovation Zone (WIZ) in the Cherokee County School District Counselor of the Year process.

Dr. Keith Bryant, principal at Carmel, said, "Liz does a superior job and is well-deserving of this honor!"

FoxTale Book Shoppe to host multi-author event

FoxTale Book Shoppe to host multi-author event

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is hosting a multi-author event on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. featuring New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.

In celebrating the release of The Splendour Falls, Kearsley will be joined by author pals Karen White, Kimberly Brock and Ariel Lawhon for a night of books, fun and frivolity! The authors will be discussing their books, signing books purchased at FoxTale, taking photos and answering fans' questions.

Susannah Kearsley, Splendour Falls -- ”Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.” -Kirkus Review

Kearsley is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Firebird, The Rose Garden and The Winter Sea.

Leaning Ladder to welcome author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides

Leaning Ladder to welcome author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides will join FoxTale Book Shoppe at neighboring merchant Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars, where she will serve up a variety of samples from her cookbook, sure to enhance your Thanksgiving table.

For just $15, you’ll get a healthy sampling of dishes, a $5 coupon toward the purchase of the book and a $5 coupon that can be used at Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oil and Vinegar.

Take 87 ambrosial recipes designed for the needs and appetites of everyday cooks, leaven with delectable anecdotes about the Greek lifestyle, then pepper with revealing scientific insight, and the result is Greek Revival: Cooking for Life—an appetizing introduction to wonderful flavors and health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet.