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Truist Bank names SunTrust's Kelly to lead North Georgia operations

Kelly gets the Georgia assignment. Heath Campbell, BB&T Regional President for Georgia, will move to Charlotte.



Source: Truist Bank names SunTrust's Kelly to lead North Georgia operations

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Capitol Vision: Bus-rapid transit mode of choice for Top End transit line; State looking to cut spending, increase revenue

Rundown of the week's top government stories in Georgia.



Source: Capitol Vision: Bus-rapid transit mode of choice for Top End transit line; State looking to cut spending, increase revenue

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Georgia / Q&A with Sid and Ann Mashburn, 2019 Most Admired CEOs
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:15:27 PM »
Q&A with Sid and Ann Mashburn, 2019 Most Admired CEOs

Atlanta Business Chronicle just named our list of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs of 2019. They are scheduled to be honored on Aug. 22 at an awards event at The Fairmont. Here’s a Q&A with two of the honorees, Ann and Sid Mashburn of clothing and accessories retailer Sid Mashburn.

Q: What can other CEOs can do to win such great admiration from their stakeholders?  

A: We don’t know – we’re still trying to figure out how we got on this list! All we can say is – if you champion…



Source: Q&A with Sid and Ann Mashburn, 2019 Most Admired CEOs

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Hospitality Notes: Star Metals complex may include pop-up hotel

An apartment building under construction in West Midtown is proposed to include a pop-up hotel while it leases up.

Developer The Allen Morris Co., which is behind the Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road, submitted an application in Atlanta to allow for temporary hotel use at its apartment project, which is being built around blues bar Northside Tavern. The 409-unit project is being called Star Metals Residences.



While it leases up, the plan is bring a Washington, D.C.-based concept to the…



Source: Hospitality Notes: Star Metals complex may include pop-up hotel

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American Cancer Society picks new chief medical and science officer

The American Cancer Society has picked Dr. William G. Cance as its chief medical and science officer, replacing Dr. Otis Brawley, who took a job at Johns Hopkins late last year.

Cance will be charged with helping unify the research and cancer control departments' intramural and extramural research.

Since 2016, Cance has served as deputy director and, more recently, interim director of the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also has an active surgical oncology practice, and is…



Source: American Cancer Society picks new chief medical and science officer

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Invest Atlanta OKs redevelopment of downtown United Way building

Atlanta's economic development agency approved the proposed redevelopment of a downtown office building Thursday, but not before airing concerns over tax incentives being offered the developer.



Source: Invest Atlanta OKs redevelopment of downtown United Way building

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Q&A with Public Broadcasting Atlanta's Wonya Lucas, 2019 Most Admired CEO

Atlanta Business Chronicle just named our list of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs of 2019. They are scheduled to be honored on Aug. 22 at an awards event at The Fairmont. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Wonya Lucas, President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

Q: What can other CEOs can do to win such great admiration from their stakeholders?

A: Years ago, I worked on leadership touchstones for an organization, and I still abide by them today.  Know yourself, connect to those…



Source: Q&A with Public Broadcasting Atlanta's Wonya Lucas, 2019 Most Admired CEO

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Georgia / Keller Williams to expand iBuyer program to Atlanta
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:37:57 PM »
Keller Williams to expand iBuyer program to Atlanta

Real estate giant Keller Williams is rolling out a new program in 10 states, including Georgia, aimed at giving consumers more options in selling their homes.

Keller Williams' iBuyer program that had been launched in May — known as Keller Offers — is teaming with Arizona-based Offerpad to quickly scale the instant home offer service, said Gayln Ziegler, director of operations for Keller Offers, in a statement.

The new iBuyer partnership will start in Phoenix and Dallas by Aug. 31, with plans…



Source: Keller Williams to expand iBuyer program to Atlanta

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Speaker Ralston launches work to cut state spending, grow revenue

The Georgia House of Representatives will begin work this fall on both the spending and revenue components of a budget that is starting to look less certain than during the economic boom of recent years.

House Speaker David Ralston has instructed House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England, R-Auburn, and his subcommittee chairmen to hold meetings this fall to jump-start preparations to take up the spending recommendations Gov. Brian Kemp will present to the General Assembly in January.

"Looking…



Source: Speaker Ralston launches work to cut state spending, grow revenue

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New Georgia insurance commissioner seeks resignations of all 12 GUA board members

Georgia's new insurance commissioner is calling for the resignations of all 12 board members of the Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA), once headed by his criminally indicted predecessor.

Former Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was charged in May with embezzling more than $2 million from the association between 2013 and 2018 while serving as its general manager of operations. The Republican was elected insurance commissioner last November but suspended by Gov. Brian Kemp following the federal…



Source: New Georgia insurance commissioner seeks resignations of all 12 GUA board members

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AT&T Georgia President Venessa Harrison: ‘Very committed to Atlanta’

Venessa Harrison started her career at AT&T as a telephone operator, the lowest-paying job in the company. But Harrison said she knew she wouldn't be in that role long.

“AT&T provides opportunities," Harrison said during an interview on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ television show. “This company allows you to be the best that you can be in whatever you want to be.”



Her early assumption proved correct. Harrison said supervisors and mentors, many of them men, helped her move up the…



Source: AT&T Georgia President Venessa Harrison: ‘Very committed to Atlanta’

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Georgia / Disney+ productions begin prep work in Georgia
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:36:21 PM »
Disney+ productions begin prep work in Georgia

Though the future of Disney's film presence in Georgia remains clouded, the media conglomerate has started work on two new productions designed for its forthcoming Disney+ streaming service.

Work on an untitled feature film, code-named "Blue Ridge" and "Safety," is in prep and expected to start shooting in September, according to according to Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. The film's team set up a a home-base office in Atlanta.

A Disney+ TV series, called Tag Team, is expected…



Source: Disney+ productions begin prep work in Georgia

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Q&A with Kilpatrick Townsend's Henry Walker, 2019 Most Admired CEO

Atlanta Business Chronicle just named our list of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs of 2019. They are scheduled to be honored on Aug. 22 at an awards event at The Fairmont. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Henry Walker, chair of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

Q: What can other CEOs do to win such great admiration from their stakeholders?

A: I would suggest the following things:

•Focus on helping people get in a better place as a result of their association with you.

•Listen…



Source: Q&A with Kilpatrick Townsend's Henry Walker, 2019 Most Admired CEO

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NTSB investigation lays blame for MARTA rail fatality on flagperson, train operator

A fatal crash last year involving a MARTA train resulted from a primary flagperson moving on-track equipment outside of a restricted area without authority and on-track protection, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported this week.

A worker with the Cleveland Electric Co., a MARTA contractor, operating the on-track equipment was struck and fatally injured the night of June 3, 2018, by a northbound MARTA train about 120 yards north of the Medical Center Station. The train had left…



Source: NTSB investigation lays blame for MARTA rail fatality on flagperson, train operator

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Executive Profile: How Tal Baum's culture shaped her vision as an Atlanta restauranteur

"Throughout the years, I have seen Atlanta become more and more of an international food destination," Baum said.



Source: Executive Profile: How Tal Baum's culture shaped her vision as an Atlanta restauranteur

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