Georgia Trend Daily – May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020 USA Today

Delta, citing health concerns, drops service to 10 US airports. See which are on the list.

Chris Woodyard reports that travelers aboard Delta Air Lines are about to have fewer options when it comes to airports in major metro areas. Delta announced Friday that it is cutting service at 10 U.S. airports serving cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule.


May 11, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2020 Top Doctors

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Georgia Trend is excited to offer a new feature this month: the inaugural list of the state’s top physicians. These outstanding practitioners represent 56 specialties – from addiction medicine to vascular surgery – and can be found throughout Georgia, from Gainesville to Dublin, Metro Atlanta to Macon and Thomasville to Brunswick.


May 11, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia college graduates encounter difficult job market

Eric Stirgus and Michael E. Kanell report that Charlie Burstiner is graduating this semester from the University of Georgia with a near perfect grade-point average and has diligently looked for work in Atlanta’s commercial real estate industry for months, but like many of this year’s college graduates, his job search has thus far been unsuccessful. Students, recruiters and career advisers say the coronavirus pandemic has upended the job prospects for the class of 2020.


May 11, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Mailchimp undertaking significant expansion at former headquarters

Chris Fuhrmeister reports that email marketing giant Mailchimp looks set for a significant expansion at its old stomping ground. The Atlanta-based unicorn has acquired new space at Carriage Works, the adaptive reuse loft office that served as Mailchimp’s headquarters before it relocated to Ponce City Market in 2015.


May 11, 2020 Georgia Southern University

Pivoting during a pandemic

Staff reports that the past two months haven’t exactly been business as usual for Georgia Southern University alumnus and small business owner Garrett Clark.  As the owner of Rolling Monkey Ice Cream in Statesboro, Georgia, Clark has had to make several shifts in his business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused restaurants and eateries to discontinue dine-in services for an extended time.


May 11, 2020

A-1 Roof Trusses Plans $17 Million Investment, 130 Jobs in Decatur County

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Friday that A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, plans to invest $17 million and create 130 jobs in a new manufacturing facility in Bainbridge. The Decatur County location will mark the company’s first facility outside of its headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida.


May 11, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Legacy Leaders

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that this is the last week for our readers to nominate unsung heroes to our inaugural class of Legacy Leaders. As Georgia Trend turns 35 later this year, one of the ways we plan to celebrate is by publishing a special section that recognizes Legacy Leaders from around the state. Our readers have the opportunity to help determine the outstanding leaders we spotlight.


May 11, 2020 Saporta Report

WarnerMedia, AT&T create $250,000 COVID-19 fund for Atlanta arts groups

Maria Saporta reports, responding to a critical need of Atlanta-based arts and cultural institutions, WarnerMedia and AT&T are establishing a COVID-19 relief fund of $250,000. The relief fund is focusing on making donations to  small- and medium-sized arts and cultural groups in metro Atlanta.


May 11, 2020

Focus Brands Taps Former Starbucks Exec as New Head of International

Trevor Williams reports that Atlanta-based franchising firm Focus Brands has tapped a new head for its international business unit. The franchisor of concepts like Auntie Anne’s, Carvel Ice Cream, Moe’s Southwest Grill and other brands has promoted Beto Guajardo, who joined the company to serve as president of Scholtzsky’s Deli in 2019, to step into the role.


May 11, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Savannah’s small business, tourism community reopening, adapting to social distancing guidelines

Katie Nussbaum reports, from private shopping appointments to extensive sanitizings and cleanings and social distancing as you take a trolley tour through downtown, Savannah’s small business and tourism industries are finding new ways to welcome customers as they slowly resume operations following the expiration of Georgia’s statewide shelter-in-place order last week.


May 11, 2020 Dalton Daily Citizen-News

Federal government denies disaster aid to Murray County

Charles Oliver reports: A kick to the stomach. That’s how Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan describes the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny aid to the county to help it recover from the tornado that killed eight people that struck on Easter Sunday.


May 11, 2020 Albany Herald

AB&T continues growth trend in first quarter of 2020

Staff reports that AB&T continued the trend of growing net income and earnings per share through the first quarter of 2020. Net income for the quarter, and year-to-date, climbed 4.0% to $392,000 and resulted in fully diluted quarterly earnings per share of $0.31.


May 11, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Can lessons from the Great Recession help states avoid budget disasters?

Jacob Fischler reports that as they face massive budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states are looking for federal money to help stave off the kind of drastic cuts they enacted during the last economic downturn. State budget officers and economists generally agree that cuts to state spending worsened the Great Recession in the years following 2008.


May 11, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Sen. David Perdue says his advisers won’t trade individual stocks

Tia Mitchell reports that U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month.


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