Georgia Trend - November 2009

Help For The Helpers

Behind the familiar Salvation Army bands and the colorful red collection kettles that appear during the holiday season, evoking Norman Rockwell-like images of humility, good will and charity, is one of America’s most powerful organizations. The “Christian Army,” which came…

Raising The Level Of The Game

You hear it every time another corporate scandal makes headlines, whenever an Enron, an Arthur Andersen or Bernie Madoff rears its misguided, greedy head: “Whatever happened to business ethics?” And on the heels of that, the jokes, beginning with the…

Organizations: Leadership Georgia

Going Global: Leadership Georgia made its first international excursion this summer, taking almost every member of the class of 2009 to Costa Rica. It wasn’t for fun in the sun, either, says the organization’s president, Horace Johnson, Jr. “Costa Rica…

GreenRoom: November 2009

A number of impressive environmental efforts were spotlighted recently by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ first Conserve Georgia Natural Leaders awards, which promote the Conserve Georgia program and successful examples of its different elements: Atlanta’s Clean Air Cam-paign won…

2009 Silver Spoon Awards

The first to suffer, the last to recover – restaurants are leading economic indicators for both the worst of our current fiscal crisis, and, many hope, the way out of it. As businesses around the state begin to regain their…

Political Notes: November 2009

Policy group formed: Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has formed a new Senate Policy Group, which he will chair, to develop conservative proposals for the 2010 legislative session. The group’s members include Mitch Seabaugh (R-New-nan), Chip Pearson (R-Daw-sonville), Bill…

Neely Young: Florida Points To Georgia

This past year can be characterized as the worst in Georgia’s economic history, except for the Great Depression. Yet our state has had a surprisingly good run in terms of attracting new companies and new projects for economic development. The…

Rome/Floyd County: Marking Milestones

When you live in a city named after one of the most famous places on earth, thinking big just comes naturally. So when Georgia’s Rome celebrated its 175th birthday earlier this year, it did so in style, cutting the ribbon…