AmericasEconomic Development

Services for the Honorary Consul to Jamaica on Friday, Aug. 1

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2014 A funeral service for Vin Martin, the former honorary consul of Jamaica to Atlanta from 1997-2013, is to be held at the Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug.1. More
AsiaEconomic Development

Japan Consul General Appoints Honorary Consul for Alabama

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2014 A teleconferencing executive and chair of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission in Alabama has been named the state’s new honorary consul of Japan. More
EuropeEconomic Development

Latvian Fiberglass Firm to Invest $20 Million in Dublin

by Trevor Williams | July 28, 2014 Valmiera Glass, a Latvian manufacturer specializing in fiberglass products, has announced plans to spend $20 million over five years on a new plant in Dublin, Ga.  More

YKK AP Expanding in Macon As Housing Market Recovers

by Chris Freiberg | July 28, 2014 YKK AP America Inc., a manufacturer of architectural products, is planning to expand its Macon window plant to serve the recovering housing market in the U.S. More

Turkish Bank First in Europe to Deploy NCR's Interactive Teller

by Chris Freiberg | July 28, 2014 Duluth-based NCR Corp., a global provider of ATMs and other technology enabling financial transactions, has launched new software using its longtime European platform at the Turkish Economy Bank. More

Atlanta's World Affairs Council Chooses New President

by Phil Bolton | July 18, 2014 Charles Shapiro, a career foreign service officer, an outspoken supporter of free trade agreements and the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela from 2002-04, has been appointed as the new president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. More

Miller & Martin Attorney to Head Atlanta's Arbitration Center

by Phil Bolton | July 17, 2014 Shelby Grubbs, a partner in the law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC, has been named the first executive director of the Atlanta Centre for International Arbitration and Mediation, which is to be housed in Georgia State University’s new law school being constructed in the central business district. More

MAP International Names Korean-Born CEO

by Trevor Williams | July 9, 2014 MAP International, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that distributes medicines all over the world, has named a South Korean-born president and chief executive.  More