Former Mayor Shirley Franklin to be honored at Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is being honored at Atlanta Business Chronicle’s second annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards.

Franklin, who was Atlanta’s first female mayor, was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Diversity & Inclusion Awards judging panel, made up of former winners, community representatives and Chronicle editorial staff.

Franklin is the executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Purpose Built Communities, an assemblage of a wide variety of corporate,…


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Former Mayor Shirley Franklin to be honored at Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Q&A with Invest Atlanta’s Eloisa Klementich, 2019 Women Who Mean Business honoree

Atlanta Business Chronicle has named our 2019 Women Who Mean Business honorees. The women will be celebrated at an awards event Oct. 17 at the Atlanta History Center. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO, Invest Atlanta:

Q: You’ve been named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business 2019. How can other women leaders win similar accolades for their achievements?

A: Never do anything for the accolades. Rather, when you dedicate yourself…


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Q&A with Invest Atlanta’s Eloisa Klementich, 2019 Women Who Mean Business honoree

Atlanta medtech startup raises $15M for medical device launch

When surgeons and nurses are operating on a patient, they shouldn’t have to worry about being exposed to radiation from a fluoroscopic X-Ray.

And that’s where Atlanta medtech startup ControlRad comes in.

Last week, the company raised $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Questa Capital. The funding will be used for the company’s commercial launch of its Trace system, which focuses X-Ray imaging during surgery and prevents unnecessary exposure to physicians, nurses and even the…


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Atlanta medtech startup raises M for medical device launch

Watch: Peachtree street building implosion marks Midtown Union milestone (Video)

Work on the future home of Invesco’s headquarters started this weekend — with a bang.

A five-story building, originally developed more than 60 years ago at 1330 West Peachtree St., was imploded to make room for the new 26-story tower that Atlanta-based Invesco Ltd (NYSE: IVZ) will occupy.

The 606,000-square-foot office building will become the centerpiece of a new 8.5-acre development. Known as Midtown Union, it will also include a 12-story hotel and approximately 350 apartments. The site will…


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Watch: Peachtree street building implosion marks Midtown Union milestone (Video)

The Insider: Metro Chamber Atlanta annual meeting

Atlanta Business Chronicle Photographer Byron Small attends some of the city’s biggest parties and events, where the state’s most influential movers and shakers converge to mingle. 

The Metro Atlanta Chamber hosted the first part of its three-part 2019 annual meeting on Sept. 24 at the Alliance Theatre. See the above slideshow for some of the attendees.

Atlanta Business Chronicle hosted our 2019 Small Business Person of the Year awards on Sept. 19 at City Springs Performing Arts Center. See…


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The Insider: Metro Chamber Atlanta annual meeting

Kroger laying off hundreds of store managers

Kroger Co. is laying off hundreds of middle-management employees in an apparent move to cut costs.

The Cincinnati Business Courier confirmed the layoffs taking place across the country. Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, has 453,000 employees. It was unclear how many are in Greater Cincinnati.

“Store operating divisions are constantly evolving to ensure they build the teams and leaders who will deliver an amazing experience for customers and associates…


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Kroger laying off hundreds of store managers

Why the founder of Scarendipity won't be hosting his massive Halloween party in 2019

For the first time in years, André Golubić doesn’t know what he’ll do to celebrate Halloween.

That’s because, for just the second time in 15 years, Golubić won’t be opening his 1.5-acre property in the Kirkwood neighborhood for one of the Southeast’s largest private Halloween bashes: Scarendipity.

“I’m kind of looking forward to a quiet October as a change of pace,” Golubić told Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Golubić purchased the 5,200-square-foot mansion, known as the Howard House,…


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Why the founder of Scarendipity won't be hosting his massive Halloween party in 2019

UGA awarded $8M to develop new flu vaccine

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia have signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a new influenza vaccine.

According to UGA Today, the vaccine will be designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose.

UGA has the potential to continue this contract and receive up to $130M in funding over the course of seven years — which would make the project the largest award ever received by…


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UGA awarded M to develop new flu vaccine