Georgia Trend - December 2009

Reshaping Healthcare

Hospitals are scary and necessary motherships of healing where medical miracles happen daily, and where tens of thousands of people die unnecessarily every year. Patients, who don’t want to be there to begin with, have to confront their illnesses and…

Joining Education With Private Enterprise

It was a heart-stopping moment for Columbus’ Mike Gaymon back in 1996 when word leaked out that one of his community’s most valuable corporate citizens, the credit card processing giant TSYS, was thinking of relocating. “They were talking about 2,500…

Art Of The Meal: Home Sweet Home

Sushi House Hayakawa 5979 Buford Highway, Atlanta 770.986.0010 www.atlantasushibar.com Reservations: Recommended. (Lines form on busy evenings.) Parking: In shopping center lot. Dress code: Stylish casual. Atlanta’s sushi restaurants always seem too … something. Too flashy, too homey, too hip, too…

Organizations: Dorchester Academy

Mission-Driven: Officially chartered in 1875, the school that became Dor-chester Academy owes its existence to an organization known as the American Missionary Association (AMA). The group began as an abolitionist movement before the Civil War and opened schools for freedmen…

Power Players: Point Of Contact

On the surface, it appears incongruous: a correlation between sculpting and commercial real estate. But as sculptor and commercial realtor Frank Mann explains it, it makes good sense. “From sculpting, I know I’ve become a better listen-er,” says Mann, a…

GreenRoom: December 2009

Talk about calling out the cavalry: Gov. Sonny Perdue’s new Water Contingency Task Force, announced in October, consists of more than 80 heavy hitters throughout the state, chaired by John Brock (Coca-Cola Enterprises) and Tim Lowe (Lowe Engineers). Its focus…

Sports Legends: Going For The Green

There is no greater love than that which a father has for his son. How do you honor a father who has been a perfect role model ever since you can remember? How do you honor a father who literally…

Political Notes: December 2009

Howard award: This year’s winner of the Rock Howard Award from the state Board of Natural Resources will be Reid Harris, a retired attorney from St. Simons Island who sponsored one of the state’s most important environmental laws, the Coastal…

Politics: Not Paying Attention

Integrity Bank, Alpharetta ... Alpha Bank and Trust, Alpharetta ... Community Bank, Loganville. Those were the first three Georgia banks to be shut down by federal regulators in August 2008. Over the past 15 months at least 25 banks have…