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A look at what made Atlantans grateful in 2017

From the bonds of community to generosity to support in times of illness and grief, Atlantans found much to be grateful for in 2017.

Brennen Dicker manages multiple film, TV projects

Brennen Dicker started his career in the film industry grabbing coffee for his bosses. Now general manager at Sim International Atlanta, Brennen heads up an office of more than a dozen employees, who stay busy thanks to Georgia's thriving film industry.

40 under 40 Awards: Equifax's Jason Esteves

A former middle school history teacher, Jason Esteves understands the importance of education, but a desire to make a bigger impact prompted him to pursue a law degree.

The Movie Biz: Bad Guys Good Actor

Google British actor Gary Oldman and some disquieting sub-categories come up. Like: Gary Oldman wife beater and Gary Oldman racist.

Atlanta City Council passes electric vehicle charging ordinance

The Atlanta City Council took a major step Nov. 20 to support the electric vehicles revolution.

Media playing oddsmaker in guessing what Amazon will do

Atlanta's strong odds on paper to land Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters does not appear to be translating into real-world odds.

The impact of Atlanta's tech sector on growing office rents

Atlanta's office market is achieving some of North America's most impressive rent growth.

New Marietta Square-area food hall signs up first restaurants

A new food hall planned near the historic Marietta Square has landed its first tenants.

Ben Franklin Academy raises almost $2 million for expansion

The Ben Franklin Academy, an independent, small college-prep high school near Emory University, has raised nearly $2 million to complete an expansion of its campus.

Buckhead Ritz to get new name, $20M renovation

The city's eighth-largest hotel — a property that helped define luxury lodging in Atlanta — is getting a new brand and a major renovation.

Revenue spikes, but small business sale prices stay flat

The median revenue of small businesses sold in metro Atlanta spiked 50 percent in the third quarter, versus a year ago, according to new data from online business-for-sale marketplace BizBuySell.com.

Atlanta scouting CEOs discuss impact of historic change

A move by the Boy Scouts of America to start admitting girls has triggered a national backlash by the Girl Scouts of America.

Atlanta's No. 3 architecture firm being acquired

Atlanta's third-largest architectural firm, Wakefield Beasley & Associates Inc., is being acquired by the rapidly expanding global firm Nelson.

Morehouse School of Medicine plans $50 million expansion

Morehouse School of Medicine is planning a more than $50 million expansion adjacent to its southwest Atlanta campus.

40 under 40 Awards: University System of Georgia's John Fuchko III

Fuchko III was raised in a household where emphasis was put on public service.

Home of the Day: Beautiful Brookhaven Home!

By SheilaMaddox.com REALTOR®, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's ...

Report: National class action lawsuit filed in Atlanta against Equifax

A national class action lawsuit filed against Equifax Inc. claims that criminals have started using the information gleaned from July's massive consumer data breach. The Washington Post reports that a lawsuit, Allen et al v. Equifax, filed in Atlanta pulls together dozens of individual complaints ...

Bank of America Head of Consumer Banking, Merrill Edge Aron Levine takes cue from Winston Churchill

Meet Aron Levine, Head of Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge for Bank of America.

Report: Atlanta among worst metros for retirees

Life in the Big Peach isn't so peachy according to a recent study.  Bankrate.com reported Atlanta is the No. 6 worst metro area to retire. Although residents of Atlanta benefit from a strong cultural vitality , the area scored low for healthcare quality and affordability , lacks good public ...

40 under 40 Awards: Century 21 Connect Realty's Quinn Green

Real estate agents help people put down roots and find viable investments, and that's why Quinn Green loves the industry.

Televangelist launches new streaming TV network at Tyler Perry's former mansion

Televangelist David Turner is launching a new television network out of Tyler Perry's former Atlanta mansion.' Turner bought the mansion in May 2016 for $17.5 million, the most expensive residential home sale in Atlanta's history. At the time, Turner reportedly said God told him to buy the ...

LGBT Institute aims to ensure diverse voices across Southern states get heard

"A key goal for the Institute is to amplify the voices of those most vulnerable and serve as a nexus for LGBTQ research in the South."

Viewpoint: Promote respect, reduce risk through workplace civility training

Workplace civility training focuses on establishing expectations of courtesy and respect.

40 under 40 Awards: Jones Day's Jamila Hall

As a partner in the investigations and white-collar defense group at Jones Day, Jamila Hall takes on some high-profile cases.

40 under 40 Awards: Georgia Tech's Joy Harris

Harris uses the engineering profession to help and serve others.

Health department probes illness outbreak affecting hundreds after company Thanksgiving

The Georgia Department of Public Health is investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak affecting hundreds in Bartow County following a company Thanksgiving party, according to news reports. As many as 1,800 people may have been affected, according to a state health department spokesman who ...

AAA: Worst Thanksgiving road delays in Atlanta from 3 - 5:15 p.m. Wednesday

If you are driving to your Thanksgiving destination, better get started before 3 p.m. Wednesday. That's according to AAA, which said the worst holiday road trip time for the metro Atlanta area will be from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 22. Trip time will multiple by a factor of two during that window, it ...

Atlanta company snaps up 98,000-sf Virginia shopping center

Branch Properties acquired Mercury Plaza in Hampton, Va., from Olshan Properties Nov. 13.

AT&T-Time Warner suit highlights Uncle Sam's merger clout. Here are some of his greatest hits

The Trump administration's lawsuit to block AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner has sent shock waves throughout Wall Street and the nation's mergers-and-acquisition sector, despite years of aggressive antitrust enforcement by former President Barack Obama.  According to industry experts, it's been ...

Major League Baseball hits Braves with penalties

Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, delivering a series of harsh penalties to the team for violating Major League rules. The league declared 13 Braves players free agents and imposed limits on the club signing international players for two additional years. The ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based ...

Photobombing Marta bus is taking over Twitter

Monday's Georgia Dome implosion was a sight to be seen. Unless, of course, you worked for The Weather Channel. An interrupting Marta bus became the unwitting star of the day, after the above video from Atlanta-based The Weather Channel and ensuing GIFs went viral on social media. How viral? Well, ...

Georgia Tech researcher heads to University of Oregon to lead new campus

The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Atlanta-based Georgia Tech, as executive director of its new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September 2018 leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating ...

CSX responds to dispatchers' relocation complaints

CSX Corp. says it is working with dispatchers who are adversely affected by a miscommunication around the consolidation of all dispatching offices to Jacksonville.

Georgia banks see strong 3rd quarter

Georgia's 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions had a good third quarter. According to the Georgia Bankers Association, the banks earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative ...

Ex-Deal aide Brian Robinson joins GWCC board

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday named former aide Brian Robinson to the board of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Robinson served as deputy chief of staff for communications during Deal's first term as governor and the early portion of his second term. He now owns his own communications ...

40 under 40 Awards: Cox Media Group/WSB-TV's Craig Lucie

Lucie, anchor and reporter with Cox Media Group and WSB-TV, started out in journalism when he was a teenager.

Viewpoint: How and why trust matters to success in business

Would you agree with the following, Mark?' Doug Conant asked me.

Cynthia Rowley, Bella Cucina joining The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

New York designer Cynthia Rowley and Italian-inspired gourmet food brand Bella Cucina are opening new stores at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, an upscale project that already includes luxury names such as Dior and Tom Ford. Cynthia Rowley has opened a 933-square-foot shop, the designer's first in ...

Atlanta airport plans to start providing passengers with wait times at security checkpoints

As the number of passengers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport continues to increase, the airport is planning a new way to provide passengers and airport stakeholders with accurate and timely security checkpoint wait-time information. The airport plans to hire a firm to ...

Trump Administration taps brakes on AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner

The proposed AT&T acquisition of Time Warner has hit regulatory rapids that threaten to sink the deal. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to block an $84.5 billion deal between Dallas-based AT&T and Time Warner  arguing the acquisition would mean higher prices for consumers. If the Trump ...

CNBC pegs Atlanta at No. 2 in Amazon HQ2 derby

CNBC is bullish on the emerging tigers in the South when it comes to landing Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters. The business news channel rated North Carolina's Charlotte/Raleigh-Durham/Greensboro-High Point as having the best odds of landing HQ2's 50,000 proposed jobs. CNBC gave the ...

Atlanta City Council passes EV charging ordinance

The Atlanta City Council took a major step Monday to support the electrical vehicles revolution.

Executive Gift Guide: Gifts for the C-suite

Are you in search of that perfect gift for a certain C-suite executive on your holiday shopping list this year? Or, perhaps you're looking to do some shopping for yourself from your corner office. Either way, we've got you covered. Welcome to The Business Journals' Executive Gift Guide. Throughout ...

Kennesaw State football wins Big South Conference championship, advances to FCS Playoffs

Kennesaw State has plenty to hoot about in just their third year playing football. Over the weekend, the Owls won the 2017 Big South Conference championship and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs. The No. 18-ranked Owls and No. 14 Samford will play for the opportunity to ...

Flooring giant Mohawk Industries expands in Australia

Calhoun, Ga.-based flooring giant Mohawk Industries Inc. on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Godfrey Hirst Group, the leading flooring company in Australia and New Zealand, further extending Mohawk's global position. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Mohawk said Godfrey Hirst's sales ...

High-end, 47-townhome project proposed in Johns Creek

Homes would be priced from the high $300,000s to low $400,000s.

NBA icon Dominique Wilkins partners with 3Ci to aid minority-owned businesses

One basketball's most prolific legends recruited one of Atlanta's oldest consulting firms to assist minority-owned businesses. Dominique "The Human Highlight Film" Wilkins partnered with Atlanta-based 3Ci CEO Don Barden to launch 3Ci International, an arm of 3Ci that will focus on minority-owned ...

Georgia's top CIOs of the year named

The Georgia CIO Leadership Association on Nov. 15 hosted its Orbie Awards event at the Cobb Galleria, honoring the Georgia CIOs of the year. David Barnes, senior vice president and chief information officer of United Parcel Service Inc. , received the lifetime award. Vish Narendra, vice president ...

Viewpoint: Transportation is key to our economic future

Sometime soon, executives from Amazon will begin visiting the locations they are considering as the home for their second headquarters. Fortunately, we have every reason to expect that metro Atlanta will be one of them. Amazon has made their priorities clear. They want access to a qualified and ...