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Walking the Walk in Midtown Atlanta

02/18/15

Walking the Walk in Midtown Atlanta

Is Atlanta ready for new urbanism? Jeff Speck, author of the book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step At a Time, seems to think so. "I used to give Atlanta a hard time, but the fact is that you've come a long way in the last decade," he says. "People now move here with no intention of having a car." Now, take it further – "stop building lanes and re-stripe instead," he told the crowd of 800 gathered for the Midtown Alliance's annual meeting at Atlanta's Fox Theatre last week, recommending fewer lanes and more parallel parking on the street. "More parallel parking equals more street-level business," said Speck, showing how a row of parked cars between sidewalk tables and the road draws more customers by...

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Only Two Weeks Left: Best Places to Work Nominations

02/16/15

Only Two Weeks Left: Best Places to Work Nominations

Do you work at the best company in Georgia? Tell us about it before Monday, March 2! That's when nominations close for the Best Places to Work in Georgia. Between now and then, fill out the online nomination form with info about why your company is among the best in Georgia. We'll take a look at what you have to say and reveal the winners in our July 2015 issue. Learn more on our Nominate page, and may the best companies win! – Karen Kirkpatrick

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​Valentine’s Day Treats

02/13/15

​Valentine’s Day Treats

If you or your Valentine love chocolate, check out the Valentine’s Day specials at Cacao for locally made – and delicious – treats. Atlanta-based Cacao, the “bean-to-bar” chocolate makers, has earned praise in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and many others. They offer exquisite flavors and beautiful packages, and they ship far and wide. Valentine’s Day specials are expected to include champagne-ganache truffles decorated with a crystallized rose petal or gold leaf. Learn more about these yummy confections and find a restaurant for a special date or a night out from Georgia Trend’s restaurant critic in our monthly Art of the Mealcolumn. – Karen Kirkpatrick

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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

02/11/15

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

The environmental nonprofit Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful celebrated its 35th anniversary last month at the Gwinnett Center with an awards dinner to honor individuals, organizations and corporations in Gwinnett County for environmental stewardship. Nearly 400 people attended the event, where the following awards were among those presented: Founders Award: The Lawrenceville Women’s Club is the organization that convinced the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to establish Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 1980. Green Business Leader of the Decade: Marsha Anderson Bomar has more than 40 years of leadership in transportation and community development and served as the first female international president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Green Industry of...

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2015 Savannah Book Festival

02/09/15

2015 Savannah Book Festival

This year's Savannah Book Festival features an exciting lineup of authors including headliners best-selling mystery writer Janet Evanovich, humorist and satirist P.J. O’Rourke and the ‘Grand Dame of Gothic Fiction’ Anne Rice with her son, award-winning novelist Christopher Rice. In addition, a number of writers with connections to Georgia will be among the 35 authors at the festival, including at least one member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Mary Hood. Learn more about Mary Hood and the hall of fame in Georgia Trend's story, “Creative State.” The festival will be held Feb. 12-15 at various sites around town. Author presentations followed by book signings are free and open to the public. Individual tickets for headline appearances are $15...

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