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Alpharetta has 5th business awards recognition breakfast

Mayor Belle Isle honors businesses for achievements in field

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle tells the business community they are partners in building a great community.

Each year, the City of Alpharetta generates a list of awardees conduction an extensive search. The search includes combing the internet, the annual published lists of Forbes, Fortune, Inc 5000, Appen’s “Best of the Best,” The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Book of Lists,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and other sources. These lists are highly regarded, respected and are a record of achievement of excellence.

• Alpharetta CVB
• Edge Solutions LLC
• Schweitzer-Mauduit
• International, Inc
• Brixmor Property Group
• Colonial Pipeline Company
• Dodge Communications Inc.
• Lancope, Inc
• McKesson
• National Christian Foundation
• Neenah Paper Inc.
• RE/MAX of Georgia Inc.
• Siemens
• ZCorum

• Hop Alley
• The Rainmaker Group
• Village Tavern
• Iroff & Son Jewelers
• Medicus Solutions
• Novogradac & Co. LLP
• Profisee Group
• Xcentric

• Alpine Bakery
• Addington Place of Alpharetta
• Burns & McDonnell Engineering
• Da Vinci's Donuts
• Drake Closet
• ENT Institute
• FiberLight
• Georgetown Pediatrics
• Jackson Healthcare
• Keller Williams Realty – CH Realty Investments LLC
• Kid to Kid
• King’s Ridge Christian School
• LeasePlan USA
• Media Brokers International Inc.
• Paramount Software Solutions
• Pieper O'Brien Herr Architects
• Priority Payment Systems
• Pyramid Consulting
• Queen of Hearts
• Robertson/Loia/Roof P.C.
• Safe Systems
• Santi & Associates
• The Original Honey Baked Ham
• Company of Georgia
• Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
• Wellcentive
• Willis Chiropractic

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta took the time March 30 to honor the city’s businesses that have been singled out for achievements in their fields by their peers in those fields.

It was the fifth annual Business Awards Recognition Breakfast with more than 200 in attendance. This year more businesses were recognized than ever before.

Alpharetta Economic Development Director Peter Tokar said the Achievement Awards Breakfast was begun to honor these companies that have won awards or special distinctions in their respective fields given the “Businesses of Excellence” distinction.

Alpharetta City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Owens greeted the guests saying the 220 businesses being honored that morning need to know the city appreciates what they do for the community.

“These businesses should be celebrated in the Alpharetta community. You are our community builders. You give Alpharetta its vibrancy,” Owens said.

Tokar rose to add that the city wanted to recognize the contributions made by the city’s businesses and say thank you.

“It is you that make Alpharetta the great business community that it is. Each one at the tables here have played a role in that achievement,” Tokar said.

Each of the 220 businesses present had been recognized during 2016 as having stood out among their peers.

Mayor David Belle Isle was the keynote speaker, and he made it clear the city appreciates its business community.

“And love must be shown to be known,” Belle Isle told the guests. “Every groundbreaking is a tremendous day for Alpharetta,” he said.

The city has been transformed by the businesses – large and not so large – that continue to attract more companies to the city.

Belle Isle could not resist mentioning the City Council broke ground last week on the start of the City Center’s $85 million commercial development which will include 12 to 15 restaurants, 25 to 30 new shops and the technology company DataScan, which will bring 500 jobs downtown to occupy the four-story office component.

“It was our goal to create a downtown Alpharetta that would be commensurate with the stature of our city,” he said.

He noted Avalon will cut the ribbon on its second phase and Alpharetta is creating its Alpha Loop trail to connect the downtown, Avalon and the Haynes Bridge Road office community.

“It will be our own Beltline,” Belle Isle said.

The city is partnering in business conference center in Avalon and building a parkway – a linear park, the mayor called it – that will link downtown and Avalon as well.

The mayor noted four of the 10 largest technology companies reside in Alpharetta. And while Mercedes added 800 jobs and a $100 million development in Sandy Springs, it should be noted Jackson Healthcare in Alpharetta is adding 1,400 new jobs and a $120 million expansion.

The city wanted to show the business community its appreciation for the investment and quality of life they bring to the city.

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