SunTrust-BB&T pick Truist as name for combined $66B bank

And the new name is …Truist.

The top executives of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced Wednesday that the name of their new merged bank will be Truist – a name picked to reflect the heritage of both financial institutions.

Once the “merger of equals” is completed, Truist will become the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the United States – mostly in the Sunbelt and…


Atlanta Business Journal
SunTrust-BB&T pick Truist as name for combined B bank

Georgia-Pacific closing multiple manufacturing plants

Georgia-Pacific is planning to close multiple manufacturing plants in the Southeast.

The Atlanta-based company is set to close particleboard facilities in both Monroeville, Alabama and Hope, Arkansas, as well as the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at its Crossett, Arkansas facility. More than 500 total jobs will be impacted.

Other nearby Alabama plants will support operations of the ones that have closed, including the Naheola and Brewton facilities. The Naheola…


Atlanta Business Journal
Georgia-Pacific closing multiple manufacturing plants

Episode 187 – Neill Wilson – Growing A Small Business

Episode 187 – Neill Wilson – Growing A Small Business

Episode 187 – Neill Wilson – Growing A Small Business
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Neill Wilson / Preserve Roofing

Born in Greensboro, NC and having lived in 8 states and 12 cities in his lifetime, he is no stranger to embracing change or seizing new opportunities. Growing up, he captained a Tier 1 AAA National Hockey Team, as well as setting records in track & field, baseball, and football. Midway through high school he shifted his focus from sports to the arts, where he made the US National Choir, starred as Danny Zuko in Grease, and was later accepted to Berklee College of Music. (more…)

Pace Academy grad shoots an astonishing 57 at Druid Hills

Alex Ross, a Pace Academy graduate — and now an upcoming junior at Davidson College — did something June 6 that no other golfer has ever done, college or professional. He shot a 57 on an 18-hole course.

Ross, who shot 13 birdies and one eagle, joked about tying the 60-shot course record before the round and made it reality on the par-72 Druid Hills Golf Club course. He birdied seven of his final 10 holes.

“[The starter] told me 60,” Ross, 20, said to the Golf Channel. “I said, ‘OK,…


Atlanta Business Journal
Pace Academy grad shoots an astonishing 57 at Druid Hills

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