2019 Most Respected Business Leader: Steve Nygren

After a successful career as a restaurateur, Steve Nygren retired to the country and found a new purpose. Serenbe, the lush green community Steve Nygren and his wife, Marie, have created in the hill country of South Fulton County, has…

Features

Legal Bootlegging

You might say that the manufacture of distilled spirits has come full circle in the Peach State. Before the days of revenuers chasing moonshiners out of the hills of North Georgia, the production of liquor was a well-respected endeavour. During…

Mastering the Future

A decade or so ago, students pursuing a master of business administration degree would mostly be found attending lectures and taking tests in courses that prepared them for a specific discipline, like finance or accounting. Today, the educational approach has…

Remaining Relevant

Metro Atlanta resident Renata Dennis falls into the typical credit union demographic. She’s a baby boomer, a woman and a professional. She also followed in her parents’ footsteps: she’s a second-generation credit union member. Dennis joined 1st Choice Credit Union…

Our State

Perimeter Area: New Identity

When you think of the Central Perimeter area in Atlanta, you probably think of Perimeter Mall or maybe the “King and Queen” office towers in the Concourse office park. But do you think of walking or biking along Ashford-Dunwoody Road,…

Albany | Dougherty County: Forging Ahead

It’s beginning to sound like a looping newscast, but many parts of Albany and Dougherty County remain in recovery following yet another natural disaster. The area took a direct hit in October from Hurricane Michael, less than two years after…

Upfront

Organizations: Ninth District Opportunity

The goal at Ninth District Opportunity (NDO) is so basic – and yet essential and very difficult: “To provide opportunities for low-income families to work and live in decency and dignity.” “Our primary purpose is to work with low-income people…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

In February, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the only graduate degree in the state completely dedicated to sustainability. The new master’s degree in sustainable energy and environmental management (MSEEM) will be offered at Georgia…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Linder To ASEAN: Former Georgia Republican Congressman John Linder, Duluth, has been selected by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a 10-member intergovernmental organization based in Indonesia. Over his nine terms…

Trendsetters: Chinese Southern Belle

Smyrna native and entrepreneur Natalie Keng is the living, breathing epitome of fusion. Born, as she says, “closer to Canton, Ga., than Canton, China,” she is the daughter of Asian immigrants and grew up loving grits and fried chicken as…

Economic Development Around the State

Around the World: 2018 international trade numbers have set a new record, making Georgia the 11th largest exporting state in the country. Exports surpassed $40.5 billion, a 9 percent increase over 2017. Aerospace remains Georgia’s leading export industry. The state…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Foster Focus

May is National Foster Care month, a time to shine the light on the heroic efforts of all who work in this field to find the best growth environment for children. Nearly half a million children are in foster care…

Business Casual: An Empty Glass

If you are a glass-half-full person, you might be able to look back on the 2019 General Assembly session and focus on some good-faith efforts to make life better for a significant number of Georgians, especially relating to voting and…

Economy: Optimistic Outlook

The economic outlook for the Augusta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is favorable for the remainder of this year. Employment is expected to increase by 5,400 jobs. The 2.2 percent pace of job growth is the highest anticipated for any of…

At Issue: Uncivil Times

I can remember when Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and then-House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said nice things about each other. They worked together on some important legislation, across the party divide, for the benefit of Georgians. In Georgia, we…

Downtime

Georgia Fare: LLoyd’s Restaurant & Lounge

The folks behind Atlanta’s LLoyd’s, Victory Sandwich Bar and its neighbor, S.O.S. Tiki Bar (as well as its previous incarnation, the dear departed Paper Plane) all share distinctive characteristics: Fantastic cocktails; a hilarious point of view (especially toward midcentury attitudes…

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