New Model Adds Greater Value to Celebrated South Georgia Winery

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 2, 2016
“The Cowarts were already successfully producing a value-added product in the winery. You could see the potential for adding another business,” says Finney. “We put together all the pieces that showed how the distillery would work and how they would use more of their wine in the product.”
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Market Research Eases Expansion for Midtown Atlanta Industrial Firm

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 26, 2016
Dhiren Patel is a seasoned business owner. An electrical engineer who started his career in the innovative AT&T Bell Labs, his first solo venture was AmTech Electronics India Limited, which he launched in India in 1991. When he decided to expand into the U.S. market, he and his family moved to Atlanta and opened an […]
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Sound Business Practices Move Georgia Peach Retailer from Stands to Stores

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 21, 2015
Travelers driving north and south on Interstate 95 will pass 24 billboards inviting them to stop and purchase mouth-watering products like “Fresh Georgia Peaches — Exit 58” and “Georgia Peach Ice Cream” at Georgia Peach World and the Eulonia Country Store in Townsend. The young entrepreneur behind the bold, simple marketing campaign, Jason Reott, is […]
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Dreaming Cow

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 5, 2015
Expansion Financing Essential for Rapidly Growing Thomasville Producer Kyle and Janelle Wehner started Dreaming Cow in 2009 to test whether their yogurt concept could be built into a national brand. Using an all-natural recipe derived from the South Island of Janelle’s native New Zealand, they make Dreaming Cow yogurt on Kyle’s parents’ Thomasville farm. Kyle […]
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The Grass is Always Greener

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 2, 2015
Atlas Turf International owner John Holmes figuratively fell into his job selling turf grasses in foreign countries. He worked at Highland Country Club in LaGrange when he was 15, deciding he wanted to be a golf course superintendent. John graduated from Lake City Community College with a degree in turf grass management and began work in […]
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Market and Banking Advice Aid Dairy Expansion into Agri-Tourism Destination

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
It is rare to see a young family in Georgia make a business out of a small dairy farm. The around-the-clock work and competition from big corporate dairies has stopped many who desire such a lifestyle dead in their tracks. Not so for fourth-generation dairy farmer Scott Glover and his wife, Jennifer, who have built […]
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Diligent Feasibility Research and Expansion Bring Major Operations Back to Georgia

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
Like caviar, truffles and other exotic delicacies, salty hot boiled peanuts are an acquired taste. Perhaps that’s why Hawkinsville’s Hardy Farms Peanuts, which has cornered Georgia’s market on hot boiled peanuts, calls its product “The Country Caviar.” However, the market for oil roasted peanuts is global. So cousins Brad Hardy and Ken Hardy, Jr., sons […]
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