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Column: Food Bank’s Bolling, First Step’s Block honored for their work

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on December 12, 2014

Central Atlanta Progress will shine the spotlight on two community leaders – Bill Bolling and Greg Block – at its annual breakfast meeting on March 31. Continue reading

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Column: Chamber leaders ready again to oppose intolerant legislation

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on December 5, 2014

Once again, business leaders stand ready to oppose any legislation that will send a message that Georgia would discriminate against anyone — including gays and lesbians.
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Woodruff Arts Center gets ‘phenomenal’ $38 million gift

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on December 5, 2014

As an ultimate endorsement of its recent changes in governance and leadership, the Woodruff Arts Center is receiving the largest gift in its 46-year history–$38 million – from its top benefactor, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. Continue reading

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Column: Atlanta will host ‘pre-summit’ on health, quality of life in May

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 28, 2014

As part of the build up to the 2015 Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Atlanta next November, an influential “pre-summit” on Health-Technology-Education will be held in the spring.
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Craig Richard, Invest ATL’s new CEO, hopes to take city ‘to another level’

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 28, 2014

When you ask Craig Richard what he does for a living, he’ll tell you right off the bat that he’s an economic developer.
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Column: Communities in Schools leaders honored for their work

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

Few couples have had as much impact on education as Neil Shorthouse and Patty Pflum – the husband and wife team who, until this summer, headed Communities in Schools of Georgia and Communities in Schools of Atlanta respectively.
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History launching major new expansion

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

In a major new expansion, Fernbank Museum of Natural History will be opening up its doors to embrace the 75 acres of woods in its backyard for visitors to enjoy a unique outdoor experience.
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GSU awaits a Turner Field of dreams

By Doug Sams and Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

Georgia State University President Mark Becker believes a barren stretch of Atlanta’s Capitol Avenue can flourish, becoming a stronger link between school’s growing downtown campus and its proposed redevelopment of Turner Field.
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Georgia State gets ‘transformational’ $22.8 million Woodruff Foundation gift

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

Georgia State University, receiving its largest gift ever, will enliven a “dead” space overlooking Woodruff Park to create a new interdisciplinary creative media institute to bolster Georgia’s growing movie and communications industry.
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Column: Five Georgia nonprofits rank among nation’s top 25

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 14, 2014

Georgia’s status as a nexus for nonprofits has slipped slightly since last year, but it still is an undisputed hub for charitable organizations in the country, according to the latest Philanthropy 400 ranking.

Instead of having five nonprofits in the top 20 nationally, Georgia now has five in the top 25. Continue reading

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