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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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