June 2015 Features

  • Cliff Oxford: How Entrepreneurs Can Trump Donald Trump

    June 30, 2015

    Cliff Oxford discusses former President of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Sam William's book "The CEO as Urban Statesman," and shares some real-world examples on how entrepreneurs can make a difference in cities after exiting their companies.

  • Atlanta’s Zep Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition by New Mountain Capital

    June 29, 2015

    Zep Inc. and an affiliate of New Mountain Capital, L.L.C. announced that they have closed their previously announced acquisition of Zep in a transaction valued at approximately $692 million.

  • Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta Impacting Long-Term Care in Georgia

    June 25, 2015

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. To meet the expanding needs of long-term residential care, Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta is developing partnerships with assisted living, skilled nursing, and behavioral health facilities.

  • Zaxby’s CEO McLeroy Drums Up Decades of Growth

    June 24, 2015

    As a youngster, Zaxby’s CEO, Zach McLeroy, dreamed of playing the drums as a rock star, or playing basketball as an all-star, but never could he have imagined becoming a superstar in the chicken business. In the relatively short span of a little over two decades, McLeroy and his grade school buddy and co-founder, Tony Townley, have taken their original Zaxby’s location in Statesboro, Georgia and replicated it more than 640 times—far exceeding their original long-term objective of 10 stores.

  • Georgia Credit Unions Affiliates Host Business Leaders from Dominican Republic

    June 22, 2015

    Georgia Credit Union Affiliates will host a group of business leaders from the Dominican Foundation for Social and Cooperative Development (FUNDESCOOP) in Atlanta June 22-24. The visitors represent financial and non-financial cooperatives in the Dominican Republic. Established in 2007, FUNDESCOOP is a non-profit group devoted to finding solutions to social and business needs in the Dominican Republic.

  • 5 Tips to Get Higher Email Open Rates on Mobile

    June 18, 2015

  • CEO 
Larry Flynn: Gulfstream Continues Growth in Georgia

    June 17, 2015

    Recently, Georgia CEO caught up with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation CEO, Larry Flynn, on the many current initiatives at Gulfstream and a look into his career with the company.

  • Cristo Rey High School Work-Study Curriculum Teaches Students of Limited Means to Prep for College and Beyond

    June 16, 2015

    At Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, it not only takes hard work by students to meet the challenges of a college prep curriculum. They also must work hard each day for their potential employers of tomorrow, such as Coca Cola, Delta, Invesco, Bank of America and Jones Day.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor to Speak at Terry Third Thursday on June 18th

    June 15, 2015

    Kevin Riley, editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be the featured presenter at the Terry Third Thursday breakfast speaker series on June 18 at 7 a.m. at the Terry Executive Education Center in Buckhead.

  • City of Atlanta Chosen to Host 2016 Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

    June 12, 2015

    Mayor Kasim Reed joined President Bill Clinton to announce that the Clinton Global Initiative will hold its sixth annual CGI America meeting in Atlanta in June 2016. The announcement was made at the 2015 CGI America meeting in Denver, Colorado.

  • Bank of North Georgia CEO Rob Garcia Discusses Building Communities Through Relationship Banking

    June 09, 2015

    Bank of North Georgia, headquartered in Alpharetta, has 40 branches in 16 counties and offers customers business and personal banking products and financial services. The bank employs 380 professionals in the Atlanta Metro area and, in 1998, became a division of Synovus Bank, one of the largest financial services companies in the Southeast.

  • Dan Cathy to Receive Four Pillar Award from The Council for Quality Growth

    June 05, 2015

    The Council for Quality Growth will honor Dan T. Cathy, President & CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc., with its 26th annual leadership award at the Four Pillar Tribute on October 1st at the Georgia World Congress Center. A who’s who of Metro Atlanta and Georgia – including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, The Coca-Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent, Georgia Power Company Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers, and Larry Gellerstedt, President and CEO of Cousins Properties – among others will co-chair and pay tribute to Mr. Cathy.

  • Metro Atlanta Leaders Launch Metropolitan Export Plan

    June 04, 2015

    Metro area leaders announced yesterday the launch of the Atlanta Metro Export Plan (MEP), an initiative to stimulate economic growth in the region and create quality jobs through exports. The plan is the result of metro Atlanta’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative (GCI), a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

  • Cliff Oxford: How Joe's BBQ Got Ranked the Best BBQ in the Country

    June 03, 2015

    TripAdvisor.com, based in Newton, MA announced last Wednesday that Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge, GA was the best BBQ restaurant in the country. That’s big news here in the South, but it went national fast. Major media like CNN, Huffington Post and Fox News poured fuel on the story by repeating it over and over.

  • Georgia Power Recognizes Porsche Cars North America for Commitment to Workplace Charging

    June 02, 2015

    On Thursday, leaders from Georgia Power joined executives from Porsche Cars North America and more than 100 local PCNA employees to recognize the automotive company for its commitment to electric vehicle (EV) workplace charging.

  • Atlanta Restaurants Continue Growth in Q1

    June 01, 2015

    Atlanta Q1 2015 restaurant sales volume increased 5.5% over Q1 2014. For the quarter ended March 2015 positive sales gains were reported at 71% of the 103 independent Atlanta restaurants surveyed.