This year's list of up and coming young Georgians draws from business, government, education, academia, medicine, the arts, the nonprofit sector and the judiciary. The Class of 2002, selected by the editors of Georgia Trend, and profiled by Paige Bowers, Jerry Grillo and Kenna Simmons, are entrepreneurs, innovators, healers, painters, lawyers and public servants. The roster includes six elected officials, four doctors, two chefs, a science teacher, a veterinarian and a quarterback.
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- Helping Georgia Main Streets thriveOver the last decade, downtowns across the nation and the state have seen an uptick in the return of shoppers, diners and folks looking for a fun evening out close to home as local shops, restaurants and entertainment venues have flourished. But, when disasters hit – sometimes two at once – like this year’s COVID-19 […]
- Columbus State creates virtual world for new studentsThis weekend, Aug. 1-3, Columbus State University (CSU) would normally hold its Camp P.R.O.W.L. (Pride, Relationships, Opportunities, Wisdom, Leadership) in-person event to prepare students to successfully navigate their first year on campus. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the four-day, three-night orientation will now take place virtually via Minecraft, a popular video game. At the […]
- Saving 1.4 million jobs in GeorgiaThe Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established earlier this year as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has provided more than $519 billion to small businesses across the country. Implemented by the Small Business Administration, the aim of the low-interest private loans, which can be forgiven in many cases, […]