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Region’s rail backers watching Clayton County’s MARTA vote

By Dave Williams and Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 24, 2014

The outcome of a Nov. 4 referendum calling for MARTA to expand into Clayton County will echo well beyond Atlanta’s southside.
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New group forming to master plan Chattahoochee River’s future

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 24, 2014

Atlanta real estate developer Jamestown is preserving 12 acres along the Chattahoochee River as part of its Riverview Landing development in Cobb County – planning to make the river the centerpiece of an 82-acre mixed-use project that it hopes will transform that stretch of the river.
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Hank Aaron reflects on past 50 years in Atlanta; Braves move to Cobb

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 24, 2014

Sitting in his expansive living room in southwest Atlanta, a subdued Henry “Hank” Aaron reflected about the day 50 years ago when he heard the news the Milwaukee Braves would be moving to Atlanta.
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Column: JA Business Hall of Fame to honor Bernhardt, Lockhart, Moddelmog

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 17, 2014

Three veteran Atlanta business leaders have been selected to enter Junior Achievement of Georgia’s Atlanta Business Hall of Fame.
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Helene Gayle will leave a stronger, more unified CARE

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 17, 2014

Helene Gayle could have spent the rest of her career as CEO of CARE, the international poverty-fighting organization, knowing she would always be contributing to the causes of social justice and global equity.
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Column: 700 of the world’s top women leaders are headed to Atlanta

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 10, 2014

As continued evidence of Atlanta’s role as a center for human rights, the 2014 International Women’s Forum will bring more than 700 of the world’s top women leaders to Atlanta from Oct. 29 to 31.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “Human Rights/Human Responsibility: Toward a Better Future,” and there will be multi-day discussions focused on the critical issues around global human rights.
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Column: 700 of the world’s top women leaders are headed to Atlanta

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 10, 2014

As continued evidence of Atlanta’s role as a center for human rights, the 2014 International Women’s Forum will bring more than 700 of the world’s top women leaders to Atlanta from Oct. 29 to 31.
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Perkins Eastman selected as master planner for Doraville GM site

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
Published on the Atlanta Business Chronicle website on Oct. 9, 2014

New York based architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman will be the master planner for the redevelopment of the former Doraville General Motors plant. A development team led by Atlanta-based The Integral Group selected the firm. Integral recently purchased the 162-acre site just north of Atlanta along the Perimeter.
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Column: Photo exhibit brings Georgia poverty into clearer focus

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 3, 2014

At first it may seem odd that the Metro Atlanta Chamber would display photos portraying poverty in our community on its walls.

Usually, chambers of commerce are much more eager to tout their economic development successes of shiny new buildings, airports and attractive skylines.
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City in talks for Underground deal

By Maria Saporta and Amy Wenk
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 3, 2014

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in the midst of negotiating a deal with a potential buyer who would transform Underground Atlanta into a high-density development above ground.

“I think we will make an announcement about Underground before Dec. 1,” Reed said after the Sept. 26 meeting of the Atlanta Committee for Progress. “And I think we will be talking about an investment in the $100 million to $250 million range.”
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