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Empowering the Underdog

Mailchimp’s creation story begins with layoffs, as many entrepreneurial tales do. Co-founders Ben Chestnut, CEO, and Dan Kurzius, chief customer officer, lost their jobs in 2000 and started a web design company that has become a marketing platform for small…

100 Most Influential Georgians: Visionary Forces

“There are no secrets to success,” said former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. “It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” His description could apply to the individuals included in Georgia Trend’s 22nd annual listing…

Q&A with Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia’s 83rd governor, Republican Brian Kemp, took office in January, after defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams in a close 2018 race. A former secretary of state and Georgia legislator, Kemp campaigned in the primary on gun rights and tough immigration tactics…