Atlanta Business News

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Atlanta Business News

  • Zell Miller retires from public life
    Former Gov. Zell Miller has officially retired from public life and is undergoing treatment for Parkinson's disease, the Gwinnett Daily Post reports. To continue his legacy, The Miller Institute is launching a leadership program for young professionals in Georgia. "My grandfather devoted his entire life to serving the people of Georgia ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Fashion show in Atlanta raises money for breast cancer survivors (SLIDESHOW)
    The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Atlanta City Hall Sunday night. The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation was founded by OBGYN and TV personality Dr. Jackie Walters. The event saw more than 200 guests dressed ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • A peak inside the new Airbus A350, Delta’s strategy to go big and bold (Photos)
    It took 85 focus groups, two hours apiece, to get Delta’s new uniforms just right. “It’s the small stuff that we heard from the employees,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta's Director of new uniforms. It’s that kind of meticulous detail that the Atlanta-based airline said it took in its overall relaunch ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Where is the true South? Publication uses Chick-fil-A locations to find out
    Someone at a publication called The Tab has too much time on their hands. The Tab decided to define what states are in the true South by measuring the number of Chick-fil-A restaurants per 100,000 people in each state. Georgia, the birthplace and home of Chick-fil-A, is the clear winner ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Communities In Schools of Atlanta scores $1.3 million grant
    Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta, in partnership with Fulton County Schools, landed the $1.3 million FY2018 Georgia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. According to the nonprofit, the federal grant program is designed to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with enrichment opportunities that ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Super producer Drumma Boy opens clothing store in Atlanta
    The residual effects of Atlanta’s booming hip-hop industry are becoming more evident as evidenced by the opening of a new clothing store in the city by one of the biggest producers in the game. Drumma Boy, born Christopher Gholson, opened the boutique fashion store House of Fresh at 1170 Howell ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Viewpoint: Scooting around unconscious biases
    I have heard that to have an “executive presence” in business, one should stand tall, smile, and extend their arm for a firm handshake. Yet what if someone in business can no longer stand, nor smile, and is losing strength in their arms – should they give up the chance ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Georgia No. 5 most vulnerable state to identity theft, fraud
    In the wake of the Atlanta-based Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) hack, the state that houses the company didn’t score high marks when it comes to identity theft and fraud. Georgia is the No. 5 most vulnerable state to identity theft and fraud, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub. To determine ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Delta CEO Bastian: Amazon would be ‘well served’ coming to Atlanta
    If Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian has his way, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) will pick Atlanta for its second headquarters. “I am an Atlantan,” Bastian said on Wednesday morning, “I would love to see Amazon come here.” Bastian was at the Delta Flight Museum addressing a gathering of 70 ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Surprises from top to bottom on list of highest paid at Georgia universities, colleges
    While much of the money floating around Georgia's higher education system floats to the top, a holistic look at the numbers shows that's not always the case. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has compiled a list of the highest paid employees (see below) in the Peach State's colleges and universities, according ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Georgia Capitol complex expansion to begin this winter
    The state of Georgia issued a request for qualifications Wednesday for a planned $5.5 million extension of the state Capitol complex. ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Georgia State lands technology education grant
    Georgia State University has received a $300,000 grant aimed at encouraging students to pursue technology studies, particularly students underrepresented in the tech industry. Georgia State is one of the first grant recipients in an initiative launched by Cisco in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The three-year grant will ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Metro Atlanta medical supply giant sues competitor for false advertising
    The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleges that British-based Smith & Nephew is falsely advertising its Allevyn Life wound dressings and putting users at risk for pressure ulcers. ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • Hanes finds right fit in Metro Atlanta with $60 million acquisition
    Hanes is getting it's hands on a Metro Atlanta clothing company. North Carolina-based clothing giant HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) today announced it’s buying Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Norcross, for approximately $60 million. The acquisition came after Hanes announced its preliminary third-quarter 2017 net sales of approximately $1.8 billion. Alternative Apparel is expected to ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • UPS begins operations at Tampa International Airport
    UPS began its highly anticipated operations at Tampa International Airport on Monday. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) recently left its operations at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport for Tampa International because the area inside the TIA cargo building is about six times larger than the space at PIE, allowing UPS ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-10-18
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