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 […]
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 […]
On this weekend in 1960, the Atlanta Motor Speedway opened its doors for the first time. About 25,000 visitors attended the opening race, and after 62 years, the 1.5-mile track is one of the most popular raceways in the country. Legendary racer Dale Earnhardt holds the track record with nine victories under his belt. Former […]
As the next president of Spelman College, Helene Gayle is boomeranging back to Atlanta – her on-again, off-again home for decades.
“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 that […]
By Maria Saporta Metro Atlanta maintained its position as a hub for Fortune 500 headquarters with 16 companies, according to the latest 2021 ranking from Fortune Magazine. HD Supply, which has been reacquired by the Home Depot, dropped off the list. But Global Payments, which merged with Columbus-based TSYS in 2019, made the list. Two […]
If you were channel surfing and missed the first few seconds of the new ad slamming Coca-Cola and its CEO, James Quincey, you might think it came from some lefty consumer organization — “poisoning America’s youth and worsening the obesity epidemic” — or maybe a group of activist investors — “years of dismal sales… terrible 2020 results.”
The consumer reach of Coca-Cola’s largest bottler will nearly double through the European bottler’s acquisition of an Australian bottler that sells alcoholic beverages and has access to growth markets in Asia and India, a bond rating company reported Monday.
Last fall, Gov. Brian Kemp boasted about Georgia’s consecutive No. 1 rankings as the top state for business. And yet in the past couple of weeks, that same governor is lambasting two of Georgia’s highest profile companies – Delta Air Lines and the Coca-Cola Co. – for openly criticizing the state’s new voting legislation.
The co-founder of Black Voters Matter has something to say about voter suppression and how you can make your voices heard. By Allison Joyner Political activist, LaTosha Brown, has been a force when it comes to registering people to vote. Last year, her organization, Black Voters Matter, registered thousands of new voters just in time […]
For corporate America, 2020 was the year of virtual annual meetings.
In the past three months – annual meeting season – nearly all of Atlanta’s major companies decided to go virtual rather than convene their shareholders in person.
My favorite Anne Cox Chambers story dates back to the presidential campaign of 2008.
Her close friend, Veronica Biggins, told me how Chambers and a small group of Atlantans had gone knocking door to door for then-candidate Barack Obama in Ohio, South Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
After its annual meeting in April, Coca-Cola will for the first time ever have nobody from Atlanta on its board of directors.
The Coca-Cola sign at downtown’s Five Points will shine brightly for years to come.
Back in October of 2018, my second post for Saporta Report was published. In “Let’s build Atlanta as a city, not a suburb” I mentioned a few places I saw around the city and had concerns about.
That article mentioned the Turner Hill-Summerhill development, spearheaded by the developer Carter. After a conversation with Carter, I was invited to tour one of their current projects – The MET.
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.
This one really hurts.
Losing the corporate headquarters of SunTrust hit Atlanta below the belt – just as the city was basking in the light of hosting the successful Super Bowl LIII.
After all, one goal in Atlanta’s hosting of the Super Bowl was to promote the city’s brand as a great place for business.
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Jan. 18, 2019
In the weeks leading to the Super Bowl, Atlanta will be painted Pepsi-Cola blue instead of Coca-Cola red.
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.
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.