Business Industry

FinTech Mecca

Most of us never think about the technology – called FinTech – that enables us to conduct everyday financial transactions. We insert a credit card at the grocery store and later check our cash-back balance, buy a prepaid gift card…

Down on Main Street

The national Main Street movement that started 39 years ago is responsible for helping transform and renew historic commercial districts of varying sizes and descriptions from sea to shining sea. Its goal, then and now, is to build communities through…

Meetings – and More

Jones Hooks says success in hosting conventions is a matter of working with what you have that is unique and making the most of it to create a “wow” moment or two. He should know. Hooks is the executive director…

Dealing with Disaster

For many Georgians, last October’s Hurricane Michael is a distant memory. But nine months later, farmers in the state’s southwest region are still grappling with the swath of destruction the storm left in its wake. It was the first major…

Local Address, Global Reach

Some international nonprofits that call Georgia home were founded here, like The Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity. Others came after being established elsewhere, such as CARE and Development in Gardening (DIG). But all seem to find Georgia a hospitable…

All Aboard

If it feels like MARTA is suddenly bursting out all over Atlanta, that feeling isn’t wrong. Gwinnett may have voted down the MARTA option in March, but expansions are underway in Clayton County. More MARTA in the city of Atlanta…

Strong Competition

In the mid-’90s, John McNair and his wife, Lisa, found themselves in a tough spot. They had just bought a business and had relocated from Delaware to Pennsylvania for the opportunity. Between their new business, their new house and their…

Boosting Business

Streetscapes, sidewalks and trails are the bread and butter of many community improvement districts (CIDs), and those in once-suburban Gwinnett are no exception. In fact, the tiny Braselton CID devoted its efforts to partnering with the city, county and state…