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Category: The Executive

Making a Place for People to Grow
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Making a Place for People to Grow

New Pond & Company CEO Lorraine Green, “Take Care of Your Employees; They’ll Take Care of You” At 56 years old, Pond & Company, an architecture, engineering, and planning company, has only had a handful of leaders. First was founder Al Pond, then Tony Parker, then in July 2021, Lorraine Green was named CEO. In...

Gas South District Expansion Increases Positive Economic Impact for All
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Gas South District Expansion Increases Positive Economic Impact for All

The cranes, construction vehicles and orange barrels are visual reminders of the big things happening at the Gas South District, formerly Infinite Energy Center, in Duluth. The area, which currently includes a 13,000-seat arena, 708-seat theater and a convention center, is expanding to double the size of the convention center, update the site’s look and...

Desperately Seeking Staff? Ark Temporary Staffing Can Help
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Desperately Seeking Staff? Ark Temporary Staffing Can Help

Though Georgia’s unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels, Renae Keitt, President of ARK Temporary Staffing, said the number of staffing requests her company has received has tripled. “We’ve been experiencing an increase like we’ve never seen before,” she said. Not only have the requests for employees increased, but the number of employees per request...

Fostering Financial Growth
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Fostering Financial Growth

Community Sustainability Enterprise partners with financial institutions to provide tools, resources to create more economically stable communities To become a stable contributing member of the economy, community development practitioner and self-described “change agent” Deirdra Cox believes there are four areas that individuals must address: mental and physical wellness, educational attainment, workforce/career development and, only then,...

New Brokerage Diversifies Talent, Market and Client Pool
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New Brokerage Diversifies Talent, Market and Client Pool

With buildings all over the metro Atlanta area, WePartner Group is a successful property management and development company based in Gwinnett County. Now, with the addition of WePartner Realty, run by WePartner Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Broker, Hilda Abbott, the Group offers boutique commercial and residential real estate services as well. WePartner Realty...

Comcast Offers Grants and Expertise to Local Businesses in Need
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Comcast Offers Grants and Expertise to Local Businesses in Need

Michelle Pluskota, Vice President of Business Services for Comcast’s Big South Region, watched with dismay as the 2020 pandemic wreaked havoc on businesses across the country. Pluskota knew that at the Comcast corporate level, programs were in development to alleviate some of the pressure caused by COVID, but she could not shake the feeling that...

Gwinnett’s Only African American-Owned and -Operated Funeral Home Celebrates 40 years in Business
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Gwinnett’s Only African American-Owned and -Operated Funeral Home Celebrates 40 years in Business

Ministering to those who have lost loved ones is a family legacy for the Levetts. They own and run Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home, which has four Atlanta-area locations in Lawrenceville, South DeKalb, Scottdale and Conyers. Though the Gregory B. Levett and Sons business is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, the Levett family...

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