Author: Matt Hennie

Holding Their Own

From the windows of their airy and plush offices in Duluth, employees of Delta Community Credit Union can see the building that once housed Haven Trust Bank. The red and blue logo still adorns the top of the otherwise nondescript…

Catoosa County: Revving Up

You’ll forgive civic and business leaders in Catoosa County if they’re still smoothing out their pronunciation of farfegnugen. But the German marketing slogan for driving pleasure, made popular by Volkswagen, may soon become the catch phrase for the northwest Georgia…

Georgia's Chemistry Set

Drivers rounding the curve near exit 16 on Interstate 520 in Augusta top a bridge stretching across manmade lakes, filled after a local company excavated clay to make bricks. In the distance are a cluster of stacks from industrial plants…

North Fulton County: Balanced Growth

If only the “King and Queen” could talk. For nearly 25 years the iconic towers, located near Georgia 400 and Interstate 285, have served as a gateway to the bustling scene unfolding in North Fulton County, as three cities were…

Banking On Relationships

Looking ahead to new homes and new development planned nearby, Ron Francis made the decision earlier this year to set up temporary quarters just steps away from the Marietta Square. He took a historic building on Atlanta Street, vacant since…

Buckhead: Experience In Growth

Imagine dining in a cutting-edge restaurant or enjoying a drink in a stylish lounge before settling into a leather seat tucked inside a small theater, giving you the posh feeling of attending a private screening. It’s an upscale approach to…

Banks County: Making Preparations

A few minutes on Google Maps shows what officials in Banks County are grappling with. The differences between the satellite images of the county’s two exits on Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia couldn’t be more stark. Exit 149, the interstate’s…