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2013

Happy Holidays

12/25/13

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to You and Yours

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Movie Filming in Georgia

12/12/13

Movie Filming in Georgia

It's Lights! Camera! Action! in Camden County at the old St. Mary's jail at City Hall recently when a crew was in Georgia to film "The Prisoner" in the "filming mecca," Camden County. For more about what is happening in Camden County, see our feature in December's Georgia Trend Issue. Iranian film director Mahmoud Shoulizadeh instructs actor Scott J. Smith playing a prison guard. Photo credits: www.stmarysmagazine.com

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Art of the Meal: 5&10 by Krista Reese

12/09/13

Art of the Meal: 5&10 by Krista Reese

"If you’ve been around Athens long enough to remember when the original 5&10 opened 13 years ago, you might recall the almost magical singularity of the place. In those days, young chef Hugh Acheson’s fluffy unibrow looked a little like a unicorn’s horn. In a small town, in a small house, the Canadian Acheson (with a band of young acolytes) reclaimed the Southern food narrative and pitched it forward." Continue reading Art of the Meal: 5&10 in our December issue of Georgia Trend by Krista Reese Photo Credit: Koko Warner/www.modportfolio.com

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The 2013 Gulfstream Navigator Award is awarded to...

12/05/13

The 2013 Gulfstream Navigator Award is awarded to...

At the 2013 Ocean Exchange in Savannah, this year's $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award was given to WITT Energy Harvesting Transmission Collecting Power from All Sea Motion by WITT Limited. The device takes natural energy, which is produced by the movement of water, wind, humans, animals or vehicles, and converts it into usable energy. The technology has the potential to conserve energy in a wide range of applications, large and small – maintenance free, and with no negative environmental impact. WITT literally stands for “Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer”. It can harness any form of chaotic energy, and has been successfully tested in the Wave Tank and the Plymouth Sound at Plymouth University in the UK. Another $100,000 winner,  ECOsubsea, was the...

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2013 Family Business Awards

12/02/13

2013 Family Business Awards

The Voyles siblings - Chair and CEO Valery Voyles, with VPs Bill and Ben Voyles - receiving their award for the Voyles Automative Group of Marietta, winner of the Large Business category of the 2013 Family Business Awards, at the gala thrown this month at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

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Happy Thanksgiving

11/28/13

Happy Thanksgiving

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Kennesaw State Turns 50

11/25/13

Kennesaw State Turns 50

Innovative academic programs revolutionized the KSU profile and continue to do so. The President’s Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) offers myriad educational and cultural opportunities to high-achieving students like Katherine Street, a junior from Woodstock and president of the Student Government Association. In addition to study abroad experiences in Brazil and Costa Rica, Street, a nursing major and commuter student, participated in the Fulbright Commission’s Wales Summer Institute, a cultural and academic program. “It was six weeks of experiential learning in Wales,” she says, “I was with eight students from all over United States learning what it means to be Welsh and what it means to be American.”  Read our feature story by Patty...

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A Visit to Southern Company's Plant Vogtle

11/21/13

A Visit to Southern Company's Plant Vogtle

Georgia Trend writers Ben Young and Jerry Grillo toured Southern Company's Plant Vogtle recently near Waynesboro to see the progress of construction of two new nuclear reactors. The photos show the magnitude of what surrounds the actual reactor, shown in the photo behind Ben and Jerry. Georgia Trend is planning an article on nuclear power in July of 2014. Join us as we explore Georgia and its growth in energy and sustainability. Check out our recent feature on Sustainable Georgia in the November 2013 magazine.

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Collaborative Leadership Summit on Education

11/18/13

Collaborative Leadership Summit on Education

Some illuminating observations on education emerged at (co)lab, a Leadership Atlanta/Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce/City of Atlanta/Atlanta Regional Commission “Collaborative Leadership Summit” held at Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta Sept. 22-23, 2013. Dr. Bud Peterson, president of Georgia Institute of Technology, said 43 percent of Tech students study abroad in 30 countries, and 426,390 students participate in open enrollment, free online courses in subjects such as robotics. “Technology is changing the way we think about education,” says Peterson. “In terms of timing, the August May year based on harvest time is no longer valid. In our online robotics courses, only 10 percent of the 40,000 who enrolled finished the course, but that's okay....

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Atlanta Bontanical Garden Concludes Exhibit

11/15/13

Atlanta Bontanical Garden Concludes Exhibit

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens International Mosaiculture of Montreal exhibit, which concluded in October, was enjoyed by many. We hope you had a chance to see it as well. 

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Georgia Solar Energy Association Solar Summit

11/12/13

Georgia Solar Energy Association Solar Summit

Water and power – not just hydropower but how power generation uses water – was discussed recently at the Georgia Solar Energy Association Solar Summit at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta. “The drought has reduced our amount of hydroelectric power being collected at dams on the Chattahoochee River,” according to panelist Jesse Roach of Sandia National Laboratories of Albequerque, NM. Georgia also uses a lot of water without “consuming it” for coal fired power plants, much more than cooling towers for nuclear reactors, which also withdraw less. “It is possible to retrofit plants using solar to switch from fresh water use to dry cooling using municipal waste water and brackish ground water, representing a 10 percent increase in...

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High Museum of Art Collaboration

11/08/13

High Museum of Art Collaboration

Atlanta's High Museum of Art swelled with visitors recently and eager to glimpse the Vermeer's “Girl With The Pearl Earring” as well as the final weekend of “Drawing Inside The Perimeter,” a knockout showcase of Georgia artists including Kojo Griffin, Alex “Hense” Brewer and the late great Charles Nelson. Several artists included in the exhibit, including Jiha Moon and 2013 Georgia Trend Most Influential Georgian Alejandro Aguilera, also participated in a Monster Drawing Rally to raise money for the ITP collection. More than 70 artists worked side by side to produce instantaneous works in three one hour shifts for sale for $75. The pace was heroic and the quality was astonishing, prompting mad rushes for purchases to the soulful background...

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10/30/13

40 under 40

For the 17th year, Georgia Trend presents a group of 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40. The honorees were thrown a gala event at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed spoke at the event, which was sponsored by Kennesaw State University and featured Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates, as the Keynote Speaker. Cramer and Reed delivered a one two knockout punch, and the balance of the night went to the honorees, nearly all of whom attended along with their friends and families.  The 40 were chosen from nominations made by readers throughout the state. Final selections were made by the Georgia Trend editorial staff. We’re proud of our selections and glad we can share the stories of these Georgians and their...

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