Category: The Executive

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...

Investment in Customer Relationships Pays Off For Local Jewelry Store
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Investment in Customer Relationships Pays Off For Local Jewelry Store

Walking through the glass doors of Snellville’s A&J Jewelers jewelry store, the interior feels luxurious. The display cases sparkle under the reflections of the ornate chandelier, offering contents to delight customers and fit any budget. Now online shoppers can have a similar high-end experience.  For the first time in its 34-year history, customers can browse...

The Indomitable Entrepreneurial Spirit of Luis Varela
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The Indomitable Entrepreneurial Spirit of Luis Varela

Luis Varela co-owns not one, not two, but three businesses: MCCI Consulting, an international mining equipment and efficiency consulting company; J&M Parts, another international company that sells mining equipment and parts; and Filt-Air Cleaning, a domestic industrial filter cleaning service. All of these are not only owned but also run by 35-year-old Varela and his...

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