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March 2018

New Location Announced for Annual Fundraising Gala

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Peachtree Corners, GA (March 8, 2018) – The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence (NHSFE) is excited to announce Atlanta Tech Park as the new venue for its 2018 Gala on Friday, May 4.

Located in Technology Park, Atlanta Tech Park is a state-of-the-art collaborative workspace that provides business executives and entrepreneurs access to connect and innovate. The building opened in 2017 and includes conference rooms, offices, testing lab, auditorium that seats up to 100, café, video podcast studio/digital darkroom, green screen room, as well as an indoor/outdoor special event venue for 500+.

“We work with a diverse membership and strive to create an ecosystem to promote innovation and help businesses grow, so we are pleased to partner with NHSFE and their fundraising Gala to support excellence in academics, arts, and athletics at Norcross High School,” said Nashlee Young, ATP Director of Business Operations.

“The Atlanta Tech Park is an ideal location for our event, it offers a unique industrial-chic environment, ample parking, plenty of room for guests to mingle and technical resources that allow our event come to life,” said Gala Chairperson, Sandy Greenstein. “We are thrilled to have them host this year’s Gala.”

In addition to the exciting new venue, the Gala will feature food provided by Nona Johnson, owner of the Sizzling Peach and winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 8. Beer and wine will be provided by Peachtree Growler.

The Gala will also honor NHS Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Elizabeth Frisbee, NHS Math Teacher and Department Chair
  • Gina Parrish, NHS Drama Instructor
  • Harris Patel, NHS alumnus and certified Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Wish Bricks. These are items requested by teachers to enhance their classroom and to provide unique learning opportunities that go beyond the traditional curriculum.  There will also be a live auction featuring a variety of items. Tickets are $100 per person and will be available in April for purchase online.


About the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence:

NHSFE is a 501c3 organization that partners with community businesses and parents to raise funds to bridge the gap between state funding and the resources required to provide a well-rounded, high-quality learning environment for our students. Since 2001, the Foundation has raised more than $1.8 million to fund a variety of projects and programs that support excellence in academics, arts and athletics at NHS. For more information:


J Cornelius Brings Personal Experiences to The Park

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The Importance of a Human-Centered Business

J Cornelius, Founder and President of NineLabs hit it out of The Park with a terrific lunch and learn for our members and guests to kick off this monthly event.  Focusing on the Human-Centered business, attendees we treated to a discussion on the 5 phases a company must go through to understand their customers and how to provide products and services that satisfy them.

From problem validation through product design and development, guests were challenged to consider why they should care about making business human-centered.

“I think the lunch went very well,” commented Brian Thomas of Cyberdot. “The speaker was extremely knowledgeable and kept my attention the whole presentation. The information on how to get the right customers and how he broke it down was simple and effective. In addition, I thought the food was very well done, healthy and tasty.”  He continued, “Having these types of events is such a fantastic perk, it provides a startup company like ours the ability to learn from our peers. ”

“Organizing these types of events for our members is one of the many things that separates The Park from other co-working spaces,” Robin Bienfait remarked. “We are creating something very special and unique in Peachtree Corners.”

Atlanta Tech Park, NineLabs, J Cornelius
Atlanta Tech Park, NineLabs, J Cornelius
Atlanta Tech Park, NineLabs, J Cornelius

“Having a vibrant shared workspace is extremely rewarding, we could not have chosen a better place for Cyber Dot.” – Brian T.