Georgia Trend - May 2010

The Duck Stops Here

Dan Amos doesn’t wear a tie to the office as a general rule, but he keeps one in the car just in case. And when he does put on the occasional ornamental fashion noose, chances are good it has a…

Habersham County: Poised For Growth

When Habersham County’s homegrown jail cell business, SteelCell of North America, needed to expand, CEO Mike Smith looked at neighboring counties in Georgia, nearby states, even some out west. “I didn’t want to move, but we were going to have…

Georgia's Biotech Future

It was the kind of blockbuster news that gave hope to the dying, a bullish revelation that sent stock prices soaring. After decades of theorizing and testing and coming up with mostly nothing, medical scientists found a way of stimulating…

Mode Shift

Although Georgia leaders requested more than a billion dollars in federal American Recovery and Rein-vestment Act “TIGER” funds, when the awards announcement was made earlier this year, the state came away with nothing. The reason? Too much emphasis on road…

Organizations: Newnan Junior Service League

Poundcakes are helping put Wimberley Larkey through college. “Buying books and art supplies, which can be very expensive, would have been difficult without help,” says the Kennesaw State freshman, who earned a scholarship from the Newnan Junior Service League’s cookbook…