October 2016 Features

  • New Anthem IT Hub in Midtown to Create 1,800 Jobs

    October 27, 2016

    Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal announced that Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, will create approximately 1,800 information technology-related jobs in establishing an IT services hub in Midtown Atlanta. Anthem will invest more than $20 million in the community throughout the next six years.

  • AT&T Contributes $1M to Centennial Olympic Park Visioning

    October 19, 2016

    Representatives from AT&T and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority were joined by key elected officials and community stakeholders to announce AT&T's $1 million contribution that will help fund renovations at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

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

    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

    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.

  • Symposium Panelists to Parkinson's Disease Patients: Exercise Various Options to Fight Back

    October 13, 2016

    At a recent symposium in Atlanta, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and PD Gladiators presented a variety of exercise programs, ranging from Tai Chi to dancing to non-contact boxing, as proven means to combat progression of the degenerative illness. A panel of nationally recognized medical, therapy and research experts spoke before an audience of nearly two hundred patients, spouses, and care givers, and interactive demonstrations of each option followed. Over 13,000 people in metro Atlanta are Parkinson’s patients.

  • Innovation Thrives in Tech Square

    October 05, 2016

    When Georgia Tech opened Technology Square in 2003, one of the guiding principles was to foster a better connection with the business community. Fast forward and evidence of those successful connections can be found in the more than one dozen corporate innovation centers clustered in the area.

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

    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.