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Town Center Community Alliance Announces New Board Member

June 22, 2018

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The Town Center Community Alliance (the Alliance) has announced that Ryan Maltby has been appointed to its board of trustees. Currently, he serves as the Director Revenue Cycle for Fresenius Medical Care North America. There, he manages annual revenues of $2.5B and receivables of $500M, and he has been instrumental in driving consolidations and restructuring within revenue cycle.

“Since he is a lifelong Cobb County resident,” says Jennifer Cain, the Alliance Director, “I know Ryan will be dedicated to creating the ‘heart and soul’ of our community. He has a great knowledge of the area and how it has progressed, as well as an excellent background in business and finance.”

Maltby’s position with Fresenius brought him to Kennesaw, Georgia several years ago, where he was a key player in the company’s growth. In a six-year time span, Maltby grew an office of four people to over 400. He holds a significant stake in the enhancement of the area and will serve as a tremendous asset to the Alliance board of trustees.

Additionally, the Alliance has announced the creation of an advisory board with initial members including:

  • Tullan Avard, Bells Ferry Civic Association
  • Mayor Derek Easterling, City of Kennesaw
  • Congressman Barry Loudermilk, District 11
  • Sharon Mason, Cobb Chamber of Commerce
  • Erin Mulgrew, Keep Cobb Beautiful
  • James Touchton, Council for Quality Growth
  • Holly Quinlan, Cobb Travel and Tourism
  • Pam Younker, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

About the Town Center Community Alliance
The Town Center Community Alliance (the Alliance) was created in 2015 by the Town Center Community Improvement District (CID) and is committed to improving the environment and enhancing the quality of life in the Town Center Area. Their mission is to develop these areas through public greenspace and trail projects, community education, programming and district beautification. If you would like to learn more about current and planned projects or you would like to donate, visit http://towncentercommunityalliance.org/.

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InPrime Legal

June 22, 2018

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InPrime Legal contributes 100 percent of its success to its innovative business model. Unlike traditional law firms, InPrime offers a flat monthly fee for its legal services—the firm is incentivized to fix a client’s legal issues quickly and thoroughly. With this model, the firm has enjoyed double digit sales growth for the past three years running. Jonathan Page, the firm’s managing attorney, says, “We maintained aggressive and sustained growth over the last three years because of our differentiating activities and strategies for providing proactive legal services to small-to-mid-sized businesses.”

InPrime Legal is a large supporter of non-profit organizations. Every November, InPrime Legal donates a business day for all employees to provide community service. Last year InPrime Legal employees participates in the Center for Family Resources’ “Thanks for Giving” and packs and distributes boxes of groceries to families in need and without a Thanksgiving meal. InPrime Legal also supports the Cobb Community Foundation, among other charitable organizations. Page is a class member of Leadership Cobb, serves on the WellStar Foundation Board and actively assists with the Foundation’s important fundraising efforts. Page has also helped to introduce a project for the MDE School. The MDE School is a school in East Cobb that serves children with delayed communication and language skills. In just four years, InPrime Legal has found a way to help people and truly make a lasting impact on the Cobb community.

Learn More About InPrime Legal

 Owner: Jonathan Page

 Year Established: 2013

Location: Marietta

Number of Employees: 10 (full-time); 2 (part-time)

Percentages of Sales Growth in 2017: 33%

Did you know: InPrime Legal plans to grow their membership to 1,000 members and be 20% of the way there in the next five years.

Website: www.inprimelegal.com

IAG Forensics and Valuation

June 21, 2018

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IAG Forensics and Valuation is a certified public accounting firm that specializes in forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and business valuation. IAG’s clients are primarily litigation attorneys representing clients in matters involving white collar crime, business disputes, fraud, estate and trust accounting, accounting malpractice, bankruptcy, insurance claims, and divorce. IAG’s professionals have significant experience in forensic and valuation services, often providing expert witness testimony in state and federal courts. IAG’s professional team is primarily composed of CPAs who also hold additional specialty designations, such as Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiners and various business valuation certifications.

IAG’s goal is to add value to every case. This requires IAG to apply their “traditional” accounting skills in unique and creative ways that result in customized solutions for each specific set of facts. IAG must complete the requirements efficiently and cost effectively to be able to present the results of the complex financial analysis in ways that can be understood by lay people, including judges and juries. IAG’s role is one of an independent investigator and interpreter, not an advocate for a client’s case or position.

Much of IAG’s work comes from repeat businesses from previous attorney clients but IAG also gets a significant amount of work from counsel who have previously been opposing. IAG’s growth has been consistent and sustained for many years. Each year the growth of the business fluctuates and is somewhat based on the number and type of litigation cases they are called to work on. IAG’s low cost structure provides world class client service at competitive rates. IAG’s strategic relationships with other professionals allows them to tackle large and complex assignments at much lower costs than other forensic accountants. IAG wants to make a positive impact and provide value to every client in every case. IAG Forensics and Valuation believes they must do their best work in every case because their clients demand perfection.

Learn More About IAG Forensics and Valuation

Owners: Laurie Dyke; Karen Fortune; Dan Branch; Marty Varon

 Year Established: 2003

Location: Marietta

Number of Employees: 20 (full-time); 4 (part-time)

Percentages of Sales Growth in 2017: 10%

Did you know: The primary organizations IAG Forensics and Valuation supported in 2017 were Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Legal Aid, and Turning Point Beast Cancer Rehabilitation. Many of IAG’s staff are highly involved and apart of these organizations.

Website: iagforensics.com

Painting Honoring Earl and Rachel Smith Unveiled at Strand Theatre

June 21, 2018

A portrait of Earl and Rachel Smith will be revealed to close friends and relatives of the Smith family at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on Saturday, June 23 at 6:45 p.m.

The oil painting was commissioned bt The Strand to honor the couple and was created by artist Audrey Menefee with direction from the family. General Manager of the Strand, Andy Gaines, will give remarks at the unveiling along with daughter of Earl and Rachel Strand, Debbie Abernathy. The commission of the painting was donated by RobertKent Galleries of Marietta, run by husband and wife team Robert and Holly Tuchman.

“We were honored to be part of a piece of history at The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre,” said Holly Tuchman. “Having known the beautiful soul and gift to our community Rachel was, we believe Audrey captured her beauty and her heart along with Earl’s smile and presence.”

Earl and Rachel Smith were the champions of the Save The Strand effort of the early 2000s, leading the charge in the Friends of The Strand renovation. The Smiths were and are instrumental in making the dream of The Strand as it is known today a reality. The theatre is named in their honor.

On October 17, 2017, Earl Smith announced their donation of $500,000 towards the Capital Campaign. In this announcement, he challenged the community to step up and help retire the construction loan from 2008.

The Strand commissioned artist Audrey Menefee for a portrait of Earl and Rachel Smith to honor their steadfast and invaluable commitment to The Strand and to the arts in Marietta and Cobb County. The portrait will be displayed in the mezzanine overlooking the lobby of the historic theatre.

About the Artist
Audrey Menefee is a local artist who specializes in oil painting and commissioned works. Her work can be found at www.audreymenefee.com.

About RobertKent Galleries
Robert Tuchman started RobertKent Galleries in 2010 and began traveling the southeast providing a one of a kind experience for top interior designers and their clients. He has worked with several hundred designers bringing the art into homes and businesses, working with them to find the perfect experience and artwork for their clients. He and his wife, Holly, opened a fine arts gallery and custom frame shop on the Historic Square in Marietta at 85 Church Street in June 2017. With their array of artists, there are works of art for every taste from contemporary to traditional as well as jewelry, pottery, wood pieces, sculptures and glass.

About The Strand
The historic Earl and Rachel Smith Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.earlsmithstrand.org or the box office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. Box office hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. The box office opens two hours before showtime.

New Exhibition Opens at Smith-Gilbert Gardens – “TreeMendous Play House”

June 20, 2018

Banner with June 30 dateSmith-Gilbert Gardens is pleased to open a new exhibition for Summer 2018. “TreeMendous Play Houses: Let your imagination climb” features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the exhibition runs from Saturday, June 30, through the end of September, and is included in the price of garden admission.

TreeMendous Play Houses began in January 2018, as a design/build competition. Students and professionals were invited to submit fun outdoor play structure designs showcasing creative design and innovations in sustainability, while establishing an interactive connection with nature.

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The structures in the exhibition represent the fruits of these design efforts and many hours volunteered for construction. “We are excited to offer Smith-Gilbert Gardens as a new stage for creativity and thinking green,” said Ann Parsons, Executive Director. “This exhibit will capture the imagination of visitors of all ages!”

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a 16-acre public botanical garden owned by the City of Kennesaw. Our mission is to serve as a resource for conservation, education and the enjoyment of horticulture, fine arts and historic preservation. Through the TreeMendous Play Houses exhibition, we hope to begin a community conversation about sustainability in a fun, engaging and creative way.

About Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, houses more than 3,000 species of plants on 16 acres in Kennesaw, GA. United by woodland paths, the gardens consist of separate groupings with individual elements of fascination. These include the Bonsai Exhibit, Paladino Camellia Garden, largest crevice garden in Georgia, Dale Gillett Rose Garden, and American Conifer Society Reference Garden. The gardens are open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 AM to 4 PM. For more information, please go to www.smithgilbertgardens.com.

Northside Hospital CEO Robert Quattrocchi named Top CEO

June 20, 2018

Bob QNorthside Hospital health system CEO Robert Quattrocchi has been named a winner of the sixth annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, ranking no. 32 on the list of 100 top CEOs in the United States.

Mr. Quattrocchi was one of only three Georgia-based CEOs named in the rankings, which are calculated from Glassdoor’s employee reviews of more than 700,000 companies around the world.

He also was among more than a dozen health care CEOs named in the top 100, which included the leaders of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  (See the complete list of all Top CEOs in 2018: glassdoor.com/Award/Top-CEOs-LST_KQ0,8.htm)

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report today. Among chief executives recognized by employees in the United States, Mr. Quattrocchi received an impressive 95 percent approval rating, which is based on anonymous and voluntary reviews shared by Northside Hospital employees on Glassdoor in the past 12 months.

“This recognition is possible only because of the people of Northside Hospital,” said Mr. Quattrocchi, who has been with the Atlanta-based health care system for more than 30 years. “The strength and dedication of Northside’s physicians and employees is unsurpassed – I haven’t seen anything like it in my career.”

“What they do for patients and families is remarkable. Their work has built a culture of excellence that nurtures great patient care teams,” Mr. Quattrocchi added. “Northside’s people make a huge difference every day, and it makes me very proud to be their colleague.”

As president and CEO of the Northside Hospital health system since 2004, Mr. Quattrocchi has led Northside to become one of the most respected health care organizations in the Southeast, serving 3 million patient encounters annually. In 2017, the Atlanta Business Chronicle named Mr. Quattrocchi to its list of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs.

Mr. Quattrocchi has been a part of the senior management team at Northside Hospital since 1987. Prior to taking the helm, he served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of finance and administration, chief financial officer and director of fiscal services.

“Winning a Glassdoor Top CEO award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional leadership, as it reflects the opinions of the employees who work with a chief executive every day. I congratulate all of this year’s winners on this significant achievement,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “It can be a real recruiting advantage to have a top-rated CEO at the helm of a company who has strong support from his or her employees. The best CEOs are inspiring, trustworthy, and innovative and can be great motivators for people to bring their best selves to work.”

About Northside Hospital (northside.com)
The Northside Hospital health care system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers with more than 150 locations across the state, including three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee County and Forsyth County. Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care and surgical services. Northside has more than 2,800 physicians and 15,000 employees who serve 3 million patient visits annually across a full range of medical services.

Henry’s Louisiana Grill

June 20, 2018

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Henry’s Louisiana Grill specializes in being a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Many members of the community see Henry’s as a fun gathering place to come together with staff who show genuine interest in learning who you are while serving amazing food. Henry’s Louisiana Grill is owned by the charismatic Chef Henry Chandler, who many describe as the heart and soul of the establishment. Chef Henry’s Louisiana upbringing and professional culinary training culminates in his famous Louisiana, Cajun and Southern menu favorites, as well as his unique daily specials. Henry’s menu items, such as Louisiana Ooh La La, Sea Scallops, and Po’Boys, Hush Puppies, Atchafalaya Catfish and Bread Pudding have been featured on a variety of media including The AJC, ABC Nightline, CNN and Food Network.

Henry’s Louisiana Grill naturally exhibits qualities of a nurturer brand with passion for coming alongside its team, guests and community in long-standing relationships and through its friendly ‘at home’ environment and culture. But Henry’s also reflects an outlaw brand, bringing an edge through a unique Louisiana Fusion cooking style. With Henry’s fun/party atmosphere and loud personality that breaks through its walls, guests and staff respond to the authenticity of the restaurant. Henry’s motto is, “Try each day to serve God first, success, however defined, follows.”

Henry’s is an active community partner. Last year Henry’s raised $45K for the Georgia Transplant Foundation their annual fundraiser, ’Liverversary’. Henry’s dedication to this annual fundraiser is to honor Chef Henry’s life-saving liver transplant in 2008 and in an effort to pay their blessing forward.  In addition, Henry’s Louisiana Grill donates over $5K [confirm amount] in goods and services to nearly 100 various non-profit organizations including local schools, churches, police, firefighters, youth sports, museums, wounded warriors, child advocacy groups and many others. Through Henry’s program called “Henry’s Helps our Community” which invites groups to submit requests for fundraiser events through Henry’s, the restaurant gave back over $4K to the community.

Learn More About Henry’s Louisiana Grill 

Owners: William H. Chandler III and Claudia Chandler

 Year Established: 2000

Location: Acworth

Number of Employees: 10 (full-time); 141 (part-time)

Percentages of Sales Growth in 2017: 0%

Did you know: Henry’s Louisiana Grill is housed in a 1906 historic building located in Acworth.

Website: chefhenrys.com