Cobb Chatter - The word on the street: Cobb’s busy business front
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For the health of your company …

We do endorse attending the 2014 Health Care Summit on Aug. 18 at the Cobb Galleria. Sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, it is a prime opportunity to learn more about the changing laws in the health care industry and how it can affect your business, insurance and more.

As you read on page 7, David Bottoms of Marietta-based The Bottoms Group is part of the panel. In addition to working as a member of The Bottoms Group leadership team and serving as a regular contributor to Cobb Business Journal, David has been cited in numerous other regional and local media outlets for his knowledge of the Affordable Care Act — no small feat in our eyes.

15 years and going strong

The Avenue at East Cobb opened 15 years ago this month. Developed by Cousins Properties, the shopping development was one of the first of its kind — an open-air shopping mall. The Avenue brand has had success and other Avenue projects have followed. In the metro Atlanta area, the Avenue has locations in west Cobb and Peachtree City. Outside of Georgia, the brand finds a home in Florida and Tennessee.

The 225,000-square-foot mall was developed at a cost of $41 million. The site had formerly held a driving range and a small neighborhood.

Radisson Revealed

The Radisson held quite a party for the grand re-opening of its Atlanta Northwest hotel. The hotel has undergone a radical transformation including extensive renovations, and the addition of a full-service restaurant and outdoor pool. It should be in prime position to gain business not only now but with the Atlanta Braves making their debut in Cobb in 2017.

In addition to the grand opening, the ballroom was dedicated to our friend, the late Jay Whorton, longtime associate publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Cobb Business Journal.

In attendance were many Cobb residents, including the Whorton family, former KSU president Betty Siegel and her husband Joel, and Cobb Chamber COO Sharon Mason.

The 218-room Radisson hotel is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and is being managed by Dallas-based Frontera Hotel group and LLJ Ventures.



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