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2016 MAC Annual Meeting

Today I attended the 157th Metro Atlanta Chamber Annual Meeting.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) has an incredible way of bringing together the region's best and brightest for the purpose of promoting and strengthening progress and opportunity in metro Atlanta.

I am honored to be a part of the MAC story, which began as intern in 2012 and now as an economic development partner.

What makes this annual meeting different is:

- It's the last one for MAC residing at its current headquarters in Centennial Olympic Park. MAC will be moving into its new location on Peachtree to start the new year.

- MAC revealed its new logo today. A brand new Phoenix that also represents all 29 counties that MAC serves.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gave a moving keynote speech. He spoke of Ambassador Andrew Young and Billy Payne's ability to unify and secure the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Atlanta is one of only six U.S. cities to ever host the Olympics. Mayor Reed highlighted the cooperation and hospitality of the Atlanta business community as being a critical element of what ultimately made the city the winning host city of the 1996 Games and, as result, launched Atlanta's place on the world stage as an international city.

Georgia consistently ranks among the top states to do business and MAC is a renown economic development organization. That is no coincidence. I can attest that our local, regional, and state leaders work together for the better of the area and I am glad to share to that endeavor.

The video below was shown as part of the new brand reveal. Atlanta is...


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