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Connected to the past

Near the core of the Georgia State campus sits a Victorian structure that seems a bit out of place. Amid the multi-story buildings that line the street, it stands out in its uniqueness. With a gabled roof and turreted facade, what is today the home of the University’s Baptist Student Union resembles none of the other buildings in the neighborhood.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Credit: Kelly Jordan

Coca-Cola releases Andy Warhol-inspired Super Bowl commercial aimed at togetherness, announces $1 million gift for Atlanta attraction

While it’s not the official cola sponsor of the NFL, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola wants to be sure people attending and watching the Super Bowl will feel its presence.

Right before the kick-off of the “Big Game,” the company will air a new animated ad – inspired by a 1975 quote by pop artist Andy Warhol – that celebrates inclusion, diversity and togetherness.

Russ Hardin, James Quincey Mayor Bottoms

Atlanta Police Foundation gets $2 million Coca-Cola pledge to fight crime

At the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Crime is Toast breakfast Tuesday morning, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced that the company was making a $2 million gift to the foundation’s upcoming Vision Safe Atlanta campaign.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also announced both she and Quincey had agreed to co-chair the Atlanta Police Foundation’s $35 million capital campaign, which will build at least one new @Promise Youth Center on the Southside along Metropolitan Avenue.

The value of a penny

Joe Jacobs is a name familiar to most aficionados of the City of Atlanta. He is known because he was the owner of the pharmacy that sold the very first glass of Coca-Cola, ever…anywhere. His store was located at 5-Points. There is a plaque commemorating Jacobs’ role in the history of our hometown beverage, a […]

Star gazing at the Fox Theatre

To be honest, it seemed like an urban myth when we first heard about it but, after a little bit of research, the myth proved to be fact. A whimsical tale on its own, the reality that it is true makes it one of the Stories of Atlanta worth a second look. Here’s what we […]

Look! Up in the sky…

“Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.” You might ask, what in the world does a 19th century English lullaby have to do with a picture of a Coca-Cola sign stuck in the middle of nowhere? Good question, if you’re a first time viewer. But if you’ve been here before, you know […]

Former Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell launches 'Epic Ireland'

By Maria Saporta
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on May 13, 2016

Former Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell has embarked on a major venture in Ireland, the country of his birth.

Isdell, who left The Coca-Cola Co. in 2008, has bought an historic warehouse building near the Port of Dublin and turned it into a multi-faceted project – a business incubator, stores and the project’s centerpiece, a major tourist attraction called Epic Ireland. So far, he has invested $27 million of his own money into the development.

Muhtar Kent WOC annual meeting

Coca-Cola welcomes shareholders into its Atlanta home

For the first year ever, the Coca-Cola Co. invited its shareowners to its own turf for its 2016 annual meeting – the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place across from Centennial Olympic Park.

The new location had a strange impact on shareowners. Even the company’s harshest critics seemed subdued in the environment. It didn’t hurt that the company was opening up the attraction for a special first-ever Coca-Cola Shareowner Day so the owners of the company could get their fill of the house that soda built.