Georgia Trend - June 2008

Liquid Gold

The path to enlightenment for Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney began with 10 cases of liquid gold. The two were students at the University of Colorado at the time, studying environmental conservation and accounting, and working part time at a…

June 2008: Trend Radar

The game’s afoot: It isn’t often that high school-age business developers flock to Atlanta for a conference designed to open the doors to entrepreneurship, but that’s just what happened last spring when the Game Development eXchange (GDX) opened its doors…

Columbus: Seismic Shift

From its vantage point on the Alabama border, Columbus sits on what some say is about to become one of the hottest spots in the state. It’s been a long time coming, but a flood of jobs, residents, and assorted…

Lessons Learned

The phrase “people power” routinely punctuates Tom Malone’s conversation. Malone, 69, is the retired president and chief operating officer of Milliken & Co., who in 1983 became the first non-family member to ever hold that job. He remains an enthusiastic…

Douglas County: Continued Success

Twenty minutes to downtown Atlanta, 15 minutes to the airport, second lowest property taxes in the metro area. The question isn’t why is Douglas County booming, the question is, why hasn’t it been booming for decades? No one seems to…

A League Of Their Own

If New York Yankees Manager Miller Huggins had chosen to keep Johnny Suggs instead of Herb Pennock in 1923, Mae Louise Suggs might have become a New York Yankee baseball fan instead of one of the world’s greatest women golfers.…

Milledgeville's 119 Chops

On a recent trek back to Atlanta from the Georgia Coast, my friend and I pondered what to do about the same old, same old route we always take. This time, we found the perfect antidote: a short overnight hop…

Nothing To Be Done

There always has been a zany, schizoid – dare we say, nutty? – quality about the Georgia General Assembly. Our duly elected lawmakers have a habit of making speeches and casting votes that seem to contradict what they were doing…