When I got the call that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer on the morning of Oct. 13, my first reflex was: “I don’t have time for this. Take it back.”
No one plans to have cancer. No one has time for it – the ongoing tests, doctors’ visits, surgery and treatment. Instead, it hits you upside the head and tells you to wake up and make time for yourself and your health.
Folk Art Park, Atlanta’s homage to Southern folk artists including Howard Finster and Lonnie Holley, is on track to be repaired and restored to its quirky beauty when the park was opened for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
By Guest Columnist BILL IDE, a partner with Dentons and a former president of the American Bar Association
“Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,” reads Emma Lazarus’ sonnet written for the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France and the most iconic and universally-recognized symbol of the United States.
Throughout our history, people forced to leave their country due to war, persecution or natural disaster as refugees have greatly enriched the American Dream.
This week, guest columnist THOMAS A. SCOTT, professor emeritus of history at Kennesaw State University, tells the story of James Carmichael, a business leader who paved the way for the significance of the Atlanta region’s business and industry sectors. It’s not fashionable today to praise the moderates of the World War II and postwar era.
An upset in the Louisiana governor’s race and the luck of the draw in Mississippi gave Democrats in the South a rare reason to celebrate last week. The biggest upshot: Louisiana is likely to be the next state to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.
In 1826 the State of Georgia ordered a transportation survey to be undertaken. Ostensibly, the purpose of the survey was to evaluate the feasibility of building a canal through North Georgia and up into the frontier of Tennessee. Such a conveyance, it was reasoned, would allow Georgia merchants to gain access to the northern part […]
It may have been the passing of the proverbial torch from one generation to another. Hattie Dorsey, a seasoned and savvy “firecracker” of a housing and public policy activist, recently hosted a meet and greet dinner conversation for another young firebrand, Maya Dillard Smith, the new executive director of the Georgia affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Sixth Annual Turkey Giveaway on Wednesday was a family affair for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Reed was joined by his wife - Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, and their daughter - Maria Kristan Reed, who is now 17 months old. But the real star of the day was rapper and actor - T.I., who has been participating in a City of Atlanta Turkey Giveaway for many years.
There’s one major reason Georgia State University is viewed as a front-runner in the effort to redevelop Turner Field – GSU has been implementing a vision to redevelop its neighborhood into a walkable community since the 1990s.
Olga Casteleiro de Goizueta – one of the grandest ladies in Atlanta – passed away Nov. 16. Fortunately for Atlanta, the legacy of Mrs. Goizueta and her late husband - former Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. Roberto Goizueta - will live on through their family foundation and their children. Mrs. Goizueta relished her privacy, but once in awhile she would open up with me – show her intelligence, grace and humor.
Following the success of building a new Ben Massell Dental Clinic, the Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta is preparing to complete its campus in Dunwoody as it continues to collaborate with other social service agencies.
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded $10 million towards the rejuvenation of Centennial Olympic Park. A $25 million fundraising campaign to improve the park will launch in January, 2016 ─ all in an effort to mark the 20th anniversary of Atlanta's hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 20, 2015
Brian McGowan, chief operating officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will be joining the Atlanta office of Dentons on Feb. 1.
In his new role, McGowan will help expand the global economic development initiatives of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, by engaging with business leaders, elected officials and private sector developers to address business and job growth challenges in cities around the world.
McGowan has a diverse economic development background, including serving in Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration as president and CEO of Invest Atlanta from May 2011 to May 2014.