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40 Under 40: Recognizing Georgia's Best & Brightest

10/24/14

40 Under 40: Recognizing Georgia's Best & Brightest

 Honoree Milton “Mjay” Hall, right, with some of his family   On Oct. 21, bestselling author Becky Blalock challenged some of Georgia's best and brightest to get out of their comfort zones, take more risks and dare to do more at Georgia Trend's annual 40 Under 40 banquet. Held in the beautiful Egyptian Ballroom at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, the event recognized this year's honorees, who were named to the list because of their impact on Georgia through their work and community service efforts. The ballroom was full of friends, family and co-workers, who came out to support and congratulate these 40 men and women for their efforts. WellStar Health System and Kennesaw State University sponsored the event. Becky Blalock, managing...

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Making Cities Successful

10/21/14

Making Cities Successful

Do you have an idea to make the cities of Columbus, Macon or Milledgeville more successful? If you do, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation might just pay you to put your idea in play. In the first-ever national Knight Cities Challenge, the foundation is looking for ideas that will make the 26 cities – including three here in Georgia – where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Applications for a piece of the $5 million pie are being accepted through Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. ET at KnightCities.org. “Our hope is to inspire people – even those who have not previously thought of themselves as civic innovators – to get involved in shaping the future of their cities,” says Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation vice president for...

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Ocean Exchange 2014 Award Winners Poised to Transform the World

10/17/14

Ocean Exchange 2014 Award Winners Poised to Transform the World

Some of the brightest minds in the world gather in Savannah each year to compete for two $100,000 prizes at the Ocean Exchange. The Orcelle Award, funded by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, challenges applicants to develop technologies to improve the efficiency of logistics operations on a global scale. The Navigator Award, funded by Gulfstream, is presented to companies working to improve sustainability. Last week, 22 experts from around the world selected 10 finalists, including two grand prize winners, for this year's awards, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. This year's Orcelle Award went to Deep Green from Minesto AB of Sweden. Deep Green produces electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents using a sort of underwater kite comprised of a...

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Andrews Moonshine Festival

10/15/14

Andrews Moonshine Festival

First it was wine, then it was beer, now moonshine is having its day in the sun. This Saturday, Oct. 18, is the first Andrews Moonshine Festival in the Andrews Entertainment District in Atlanta. Visitors – over age 21, of course – can purchase general admission or VIP tickets and taste more than 60 varieties of moonshine, enjoy live music, and learn more about the art and taste of moonshine and whiskey at seminars all afternoon. To learn more about the ins and outs of Georgia’s craft-alcohol business, see Georgia Trend’s July cover story, “Popping the Cap on Georgia’s Craft Brew Industry.” – Karen Kirkpatrick

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A Legacy Lives On

10/10/14

A Legacy Lives On

Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface, the Atlanta-based modular carpet manufacturer, left behind a legacy far greater than his company. Anderson set Interface on its Mission Zero path, a company-wide promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020. Today Interface is recognized around the world for its commitment to build environmental considerations into its business decisions. To further that environmental commitment, the company announced at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting last month that it is expanding Net-Works, its program with the Zoological Society of Londonto recycle discarded nylon fishing nets from some of the poorest communities in the world into nylon yarn that Interface uses in its carpet...

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