Arthur Blank, a premier business and philanthropic leader, was the invited guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Atlanta’s Father-Son Day along with his three sons – Kenny Blank, Joshua Blank and Max Blank. Stephanie Blank, his second ex-wife, moderated the program.
Leadership changes are afoot within the Arthur M. Blank Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) organization as a way to ensure a growing executive team.
Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, has agreed to extend his tenure until the end of 2024.
By Maria Saporta After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 Beloved Benefit filled the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium with more than 2,000 attendees representing all sides of Atlanta. The July 7 dinner, hosted and presented by Atlanta philanthropists Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, and Dan Cathy, chairman of Chick-fil-A, has raised a total of […]
The Beloved Benefit is back. On July 7, the second Beloved Benefit will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event is one of the most ambitious fund-raisers in Atlanta, and it will feature two headliner performers – Usher and Maroon 5 – as well as other entertainment.
A firearms ban at the Home Depot Backyard park at Mercedes-Benz Stadium may be removed after the latest agitation by a guns rights advocate.
Atlanta and Georgia leaders are full of excitement at the prospect of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Yesterday, July 28, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms implemented a city-wide mask mandate for people in public places and private businesses. The decision was made based on recent CDC recommendations that folks, vaccinated or not, wear a mask in areas of substantial or high transmission. CDC data shows that Fulton and DeKalb County are designated […]
By Maria Saporta The sun broke through the clouds Tuesday afternoon when the Georgia World Congress Center Authority held an official ground-breaking ceremony for 975-room hotel that is being developed on the convention’s property next to the Mercedez-Benz Stadium along Northside Drive. The ceremonial event crystalized the sentiment among the attendees – business leaders, state […]
The first step in the massive redevelopment of Atlanta’s railroad gulch began Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Lofts at Centennial Yards.
Fulton County voters can cast early ballots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium starting next month for the Jan. 5 runoff election.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Rotary Club of Atlanta to help provide 500,000 meals to families over the summer.
Testing, testing, testing.
One of the keys to fighting the coronavirus pandemic is to expand testing so people can know whether they need to be quarantined and so public health officials can keep track of the spread of the disease.
The Northside Drive Pedestrian Bridge, built near Mercedes Benz Stadium, did not cost $10.4 million more than budgeted and the report of the cost overrun stems from an error in the city’s “Open Checkbook,” an independent audit has determined.
by King Williams Despite the foul weather last Tuesday, I joined maybe three dozen others on the vacant campus of Morris Brown College. We were all there standing in front of the historic Fountain Hall on the campus waiting for the unveiling of a new piece of public art for the university. The piece would […]
By King Williams Late last week, a Facebook post shocked many with the news that the bars and restaurants at 249-259 Peters St. would all be closed by Dec. 31. The post sent people into a frenzy as they shared concerns about the fate of those establishments. That row of businesses includes: Spin; 255; Off […]
The Super Bowl is over…finally.
Most of the remnants of the ‘Big Game’ are gone from downtown but many of the problems that were here before kickoff still remain.
Funny how the world works.
For decades, Atlanta has been viewed as an auto-centric, sprawling city with few accolades for being pedestrian-friendly or transit-accessible.
But listening to the folks from the National Football League and the Super Bowl Host Committee, Atlanta is being portrayed as a totally different city.
The last time Atlanta hosted the Super Bowl, it was pre-9/11. It was a much more innocent time.
The layers and layers of security at Super Bowl LIII underscore the difference 19 years can make – all perfectly understandable.