Georgia Trend - September 2011

Georgia's Banking Landscape

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” It originates with 16th century Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus. But it’s also a lyric from the Tom Waits song, Singapore, and a line from the Steven Spielberg film, Minority…

Georgia's Top 100 Public Companies

By the numbers, Georgia’s largest public companies showed a definite im-provement in the most recent fiscal year, but there was little cheering among corporate chief executives and stockholders.   Georgia Trend’s listing of the state’s top 100 public companies, by…

Art Of The Meal: Food Truck Thursdays

Oh, these darn kids of today. Always starting something! If it’s not vegan barbecue, it’s a gourmet popsicle. Hearing about the latest trend – food trucks – my initial reaction was to shake my cane and shout, “Get your dang…

Organizations: Achieve Kids Tri Camp

Bryce Lawson’s legs ache, but he keeps swimming, stroke after stroke, four laps around the 10-lane pool.   “It’s a good kind of tired I feel right now,” he says, after toweling off young limbs that are growing increasingly toned.…

GreenRoom: September 2011

It’s no secret that colleges were among the first entities to adopt sustainability practices, which puts them ahead of the curve. As we present our Higher Education Directory of colleges and universities (see page 39), it’s worth noting the incredible…

Economy: Town And Gown In Tandem

Georgia’s Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) sponsors an annual study that estimates the economic impact of college- or university-related spending. The statewide economic impact of the University System of Georgia’s 35 institutions in fiscal year 2010 was $12.6 billion in…

Political Notes: September 2011

New Kids On The Block: Ma-con’s James Beverly defeated fellow Democrat Anissa Jones in a special election to fill Georgia’s House Seat 139, which was vacated by longtime representative David Lucas, who resigned to run for the state senate.  …