Author: Karen Kennedy

100 Most Influential Georgians

Georgia Trend’s 2015 list of 100 Most Influential Georgians includes, as always, some new names and some old ones, as leadership changes and recent achievements combine with resignations, retirements, course corrections and shifts in power to shake the list up.…

Engaged Innovation

Valdosta State University President Dr. William McKinney cited Engaged Innovation as his inaugural theme when he was named president in 2012. It’s a theme that resonates to this day with a new strategic plan that includes engagement as one of…

Digging In

Back in February 2012, the unemployment rate was 7 percent in Clarke County and 5.9 percent in Oconee County. While both of these Northeast Georgia counties could boast of lower unemployment than the state as a whole, neither did much…

Not Your Ma’s Bell

Communications behemoth AT&T unshackled telephones from the wall years ago. Now the company is working to integrate connections of all kinds back into the home – and into our cars – at two state-of-the-art technology studios in Atlanta. The AT&T…