About Kim Wade

Authored 18 articles.


  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    Features, September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    Features, July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    Features, May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Albany Native Ken Hodges Throws Hat in Ring for State Court of Appeals

    News, April 25, 2017

  • Atlanta-based Software Startup Makes Big Gains in Hospitality Business

    Features, March 30, 2017

    There’s no doubt that Atlanta is becoming one of the top foodie destinations in the country. We’re familiar with uniquely Southern hot spots around Atlanta like Ford Fry, Empire State South, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin Gillespie’s restaurants and Buckhead Life group’s restaurants. And while they are all successful dining destinations featuring some of the country’s top chefs, they also have something else in common—they are all working one of the leading event management software companies in the nation, Atlanta’s own software startup, Gather.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    Features, March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    Features, March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    Features, March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    Features, March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Profile: Crystal Stevens of Creative Financial Group

    Features, December 02, 2016

    For some people, landing a dream job right out of college and sticking with that career for a lifetime works out. But for others, we discover new career callings and evolve as we grow with a versatile company. The latter was the case for Crystal Stevens. With an early eye on business, Stevens, Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent/Tax Preparer at Creative Financial Group in Atlanta, quickly discovered she had a passion for financial planning. To find out more about personal and professional satisfaction as one of Atlanta’s dynamic financial planners, Georgia CEO discusses career goals, job satisfaction and financial futures with Creative Financial Group’s Crystal Stevens.

  • Deadline Today for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    News, October 31, 2016

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    News, October 25, 2016

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    Features, October 18, 2016

    We all recognize that small businesses are an important part of our state’s economy, but did you know that almost 98 percent of the businesses in Georgia employ fewer than 100 employees? That’s why the Small Business ROCK STARS recognition is returning for its fourth year.

  • Merrill Lynch’s James Wallace Notes Trend in Return of ESOPs

    Features, October 14, 2016

    According to some of the top financial advisors in the area, there is a reemergence of the ESOP and several companies are starting to look at ESOPs again as a way of transition and a great way to create longevity and ensure legacy in companies. James Wallace, Managing Director, Wealth Management, within the Global Corporate & Institutional Advisory Services group at Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, sat down with GeorgiaCEO to discuss this growing trend, the benefits of ESOPs and ways companies can structure a plan that benefits the unique overall strategy of their business.

  • Batson-Cook’s Randy Hall Almost Missed His Rewarding Career in Construction

    Features, October 04, 2016

    Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook Construction and the newly-installed president of Associated General Contractors of Georgia, might have missed the career in construction he enjoys so much today had it not been for Auburn University’s co-op program.

  • Georgia Oak Partners Focuses on Local Companies

    Features, July 27, 2016

    With a new website and growing enthusiasm, it may look like Georgia Oak Partners is launching a rebranding campaign, but Michael Lonergan, managing partner of Georgia Oak Partners, said that’s not the case. “In layman’s terms, we are refocusing on our investment pieces around Georgia. … What we have tried to do is critical to us, because we are really the only investment firm that focuses on our state.”

  • Q&A with Brent Reid, CEO of Winter Construction

    Features, June 20, 2016

    For more than 53 years, Winter Construction has tackled some of the industry’s most challenging projects with expertise. The company is ranked as one of the ENR Top 400 Contractors in the United States and provides a comprehensive range of commercial construction services to the hospitality, retail, government, education, student housing, aviation, religious, healthcare, industrial, multi-family, recreation and historic restoration market sectors throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions.

  • Choate Combines Love for Cars, Philanthropy to Help Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Features, March 31, 2016

    In 1989, Millard Choate began his construction company as a basement start-up out of his home in north Atlanta. He said that was about the same time he learned that Leann, his daughter Emily’s best friend, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The girls were in preschool together at the time, and Choate said when he learned of Leann’s diagnosis he didn’t know anything about Cystic Fibrosis.