Sandy Springs nurtures trees and small businesses

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For the third consecutive year, the city of Sandy Springs has been recognized as a 2021 Tree City of the World by the Arbor Day Foundation and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. The designation recognizes the city’s commitment to maintaining its urban forest and sustainably managing it. According to an assessment by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Sandy Springs is 57% to 60% tree covered.

Along with its trees, the city is nurturing small businesses with the launch of the Know & Grow Small Business Education Series. In partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Sandy Springs is creating and delivering information for small business owners and those looking to start a new business. The first session will be a free webinar on May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Representatives will be on hand from the SBA, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives to counsel small-business owners. Registration for the webinar is required.

Upcoming workshops, conferences, seminars and other activities will discuss SBA financing, government contracting and other business topics of interest to the city’s more than 4,500 active registered businesses.

Learn more about Sandy Springs, its amenities and those of nearby cities Dunwoody and Brookhaven in this month’s feature, “Suburban Shift.”

Photo provided by the city of Sandy Springs

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