October 2018 Features

  • Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Named No. 1 Project by Roads & Bridges

    October 16, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Transportation’s Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Project has been recognized as the No. 1 project on the 2018 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Roads list.

  • MMM’s John Yates Chairs Woodruff Arts Center’s Corporate Campaign

    October 16, 2018

    The Woodruff Arts Center, one of the largest arts centers in the world, has invited Morris, Manning & Martin partner John Yates to chair its Annual Corporate Campaign. The $13 million fundraising effort, which reaches out to Metro Atlanta companies and their leaders, supports critical operating expenses as well as program funding and educational outreaches.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

  • Governor Deal Honors Contributors in Arts and Humanities

    October 16, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

  • Autonomy, Workforce Development Drive "Forward Momentum” Theme at Southern Automotive Conference

    October 15, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle technology and industry workforce development drove the “Forward Momentum” theme that spotlighted the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference last week at the Cobb Galleria Center.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 900th School Visit

    October 15, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal visited Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain, marking her 900th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • FICO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

    October 15, 2018

    Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO released the first national cybersecurity assessment at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The U.S. Chamber's Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, powered by the FICO Cyber Risk Score, measures the cybersecurity risk of the entire business community and risk across key sectors.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints the City of Atlanta’s First-Ever Chief Content Officer

    October 11, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces the appointment of Keith Whitney as the City of Atlanta’s first-ever Chief Content Officer – a senior-level position that will focus on curating and sharing new content across a wide range of platforms. The newly created role is part of a new effort to improve communications with Atlanta residents and highlight the City’s efforts to achieve the Mayor’s One Atlanta vision.

  • FOCUS Brands Celebrates the Opening of its 1,500th International Store with Auntie Anne's in United Kingdom

    October 11, 2018

    FOCUS Brands, Inc., franchisor and operator of over 6,000 bakeries, restaurants, cafés, and ice cream shops, announced a milestone in the company's international growth with the opening of its 1,500th international store last month, an Auntie Anne's in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

  • Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency to include 108 Counties

    October 11, 2018

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to an additional 16 counties. The state of emergency now includes 108 counties in Georgia.

  • Georgia Shatters All-Time Voter Registration Record

    October 11, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has shattered the all-time voter registration record with over 6,915,000 active and inactive voters on the rolls. Kemp expects the total number to break 7,000,000 voters at any moment as counties continue to process forms received by yesterday's deadline.

  • Condoleezza Rice to Give Keynote at Georgia Tech Fall Commencement Ceremony

    October 10, 2018

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver the keynote speech at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 15th at McCamish Pavilion on the Tech campus.

  • Women in Technology Announces the 2018 Women of the Year Award Finalists

    October 10, 2018

    The Women of the Year Awards gathers top Georgia companies at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math industries to recognize and announce the Woman of the Year – women who demonstrate leadership and vision in business, and are remarkable women who make a difference in our community.

  • Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties.

  • AG Chris Carr Puts Scammers and Price Gougers on Notice in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast.

  • Mailchimp and Clayton State University Partner to Create Launchpad Academy

    October 09, 2018

    Mailchimp, a leading marketing platform for small business, has partnered with Clayton State University to train the next technology leaders. The company has invested $300,000 — over the course of three years — to establish Launchpad Academy, a leadership academy designed to prepare students and faculty to adapt to a rapidly growing digital economy.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Promotes Deisha Barnett to Chief Brand and Communications Officer

    October 09, 2018

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber is promoting Deisha Barnett to Chief Brand and Communications Officer, effective immediately. In this expanded role, Deisha will align MAC’s marketing and communications efforts under a strategic “house of brands” approach designed to strengthen metro Atlanta’s reputation.

  • Chick-fil-A Foundation, AMB Group Announce 2019 Beloved Benefit in Atlanta

    October 08, 2018

    The Chick-fil-A Foundation and AMB Group, LLC announced plans for the inaugural Beloved Benefit, a fundraiser to raise visibility for and celebrate outstanding work underway to revitalize the historic Westside of Atlanta.

  • Kilpatrick Townsend Welcomes First Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    October 08, 2018

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced that Yendelela Neely Holston has joined the firm as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and as Partner on the firm’s nationally recognized Labor & Employment Team.

  • Atlanta-based Renewvia Energy Brings Solar Power to Remote Island Communities in Kenya

    October 08, 2018

    Renewvia Energy's first two microgrid facilities, outfitted with the company's innovative new mobile payment platform, are successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya's Lake Victoria region. These microgrids are the first safe source of energy available to the nearly 10,000 residents and businesses, whose only sources of power before were burning kerosene or petrol or the use of disposable batteries.

  • Intercontinental Exchange Completes Acquisition of MERS

    October 05, 2018

    Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced it has acquired the remaining equity of MERSCORP Holding, Inc., owner of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc.

  • Floor & Decor to Create 500 Jobs in Cobb County

    October 05, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Floor & Decor, a multichannel specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories, will create 500 jobs over five years in the expansion and relocation of its headquarters in Atlanta. New jobs will include administrative and customer service positions.

  • Stone Mountain CID Becomes Tucker Summit CID

    October 04, 2018

    Stone Mountain Community Improvement District, a conglomerate of civic-minded business owners committed to the improvement and beautification of the area located along Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Highway 78 and East Ponce de Leon, has become Tucker Summit Community Improvement District and updated its brand.

  • SRTA Provides Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Performance Data for Opening Week

    October 04, 2018

    The State Road and Tollway Authority has released data on the first week of operations for the new Northwest Corridor Express Lanes. Approximately 11,500 trips were made in the Express Lanes during opening weekend (Sept. 8 and 9) with the first full week of operation seeing a total of 108,850 trips.

  • Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in Atlanta to Headline P20 Conference

    October 03, 2018

    P20, the transatlantic payments initiative, will host its second annual conference in Atlanta on October 9th and 10th. This year’s conference will bring together the world’s most influential leaders in payments technology, top U.S., U.K. and Canadian government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron will be the featured speaker.