Georgia Sports

Southeast Investment Firm BIP Capital Merges with Accelerant Venture Capital

2017-04-12

ATLANTA, April 12, 2017 — BIP Capital, one of the premier investment firms in the Southeastern United States, announced today it has merged with Accelerant Venture Capital. Paul Iaffaldano, founder and managing partner of Accelerant, will join BIP Capital as managing director and will help lead the growth of the firm’s venture technology companies. Mark Buffington, who previously held the managing director title, has been promoted to CEO. BIP Capital has raised four funds and invested nearly $200 million since its founding a decade ago, with almost 80 percent of its current investments based in Georgia and the metro Atlanta area. Its portfolio spans more than 25 early-stage and growth companies, including such local names as AchieveIt, Ingenious Med, PlayOn! Sports, QA Symphony and Vendormate. With over 30 years of experience building the value of market-leading companies,...

Rightway Automotive Customers Get 3-Month SiriusXM Subscription on Vehicles with Factory-Equipped Satellite Radios

2017-04-11

NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 — SiriusXM and Rightway Automotive, which operates more than two dozen dealerships in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Georgia, announced today that Rightway has joined the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program.  Rightway Automotive customers will receive a three-month subscription to the SiriusXM “All Access” package, plus any available SiriusXM Infotainment services, when purchasing any pre-owned vehicle with a factory-equipped satellite radio. “Rightway is a welcome addition as we continue to grow the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program, which now features the participation of more than 25,000 auto dealers across the country,” said Gail Berger, Vice President, Auto Remarketing, SiriusXM.  “The SiriusXM All Access package is our most comprehensive programming offering.  It adds value to Rightway’s large satellite radio equipped pre-owned vehicle inventory, and allows us to reach many potential new subscribers by giving them access to our world class content...

Olympians Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Iconic Team In Training Program

2017-04-11

Olympians @WeAreEaton team up w/ @TeamInTraining to help raise awareness & critical funding for cancer cures Tweet The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s flagship campaign “Team In Training” was formed in 1988 by Bruce Cleland, whose 2-year-old daughter Georgia had been diagnosed with leukemia in 1986. The original team of 38 runners ran the 1988 New York City Marathon to raise money for research to fight blood cancers and they were the first charity team to participate in this type of event. From there TNT has gone on to set the standard for endurance sports fundraising programs world-wide and has raised more than $1.5 billion for LLS. As it approaches its 30th year, Team In Training is once again leading the pack with new offerings to excite a changing sports endurance community.  No longer just marathons, Team In Training’s portfolio includes high-caliber domestic...

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Expands With Opening of West Coast Distribution Center

2017-04-11

NORCROSS, Ga., April 11, 2017 — Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (“Hi-Tech”), a leading global provider of Sports Nutrition products, Contract Manufacturing, and Over-The-Counter Pharmaceuticals announced today the grand opening for a new distribution center located on the West Coast. Operations are slated to begin as early as May of this year to support the ongoing expansion and growth of Hi-Tech. Hi-Tech has distribution and manufacturing sites in Georgia and Pennsylvania already, and this will be Hi-Tech’s third national distribution center. The distribution center will be using cutting-edge technology and will significantly improve logistics as well as meet the demand of our growing customer base. Dave Nelson, Vice President of West Coast Operations, is “Very excited to announce the launch of a new distribution center on the West Coast. This new facility will enhance our logistic capabilities and better facilitate our customers evolving needs. With the West Coast operation...

Can The Atlanta Show Captures The National Title Two Years In A Row?
Can The Atlanta Show Captures The National Title Two Years In A Row?

2017-04-11

The team will be giving back to the city/communities of Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia April 12, 2017 — The Atlanta Show are ready to tipoff their 2nd season with the league, and the team is looking for fan support as they attempt another perfect season. The home opener will be at LIFE University Arena, 1269 Barclay Circle, at 4pm on April 15th. Come on out and support the area’s local minor league professional team as they take on the Music City Kings from Nashville, TN. Tickets are $8 at the gate. The Atlanta Show – a 501C Non-profit basketball sports team formed in 2016 as a new venue for semi-pro basketball opportunities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As a member of the NABL, the team is composed of metro Atlanta talent who were former...

Scarborough Law Expands with New Location in Alpharetta, GA
Scarborough Law Expands with New Location in Alpharetta, GA

2017-04-11

The Alpharetta office will provide Scarborough Law clients with international and local business ties greater access to our team of professionals. Alpharetta, GA April 11, 2017 — Scarborough Law, L.L.C. recently expanded by opening a new office in Alpharetta, GA, at 4080 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 204. “Alpharetta and the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area consists of a robust business community which is slated for 40% future job growth. The Alpharetta office will provide Scarborough Law clients with international and local business ties greater access to our team of professionals,” said attorney Stephanie Scarborough, founder of Scarborough Law, L.L.C. In addition to immigration law, the Alpharetta office will offer legal services in wills, estate planning, trusts and business practice. Scarborough...

Porsche Announces New York Auto Show Line-up
Porsche Announces New York Auto Show Line-up

2017-04-10

ATLANTA, April 10, 2017 — The New York International Auto Show will serve as host to four North American debuts for Porsche this year. The Panamera Sport Turismo model features a unique design with seating for five as well as a larger tailgate and luggage compartment, combining the performance and luxury for which the Panamera already is known with a higher level of practicality.  In the new, motorsport-derived 911 GT3 model, the central focus is the newly developed, high-revving naturally aspirated flat-six engine making 500 hp that revs to 9,000 rpm. An available six-speed manual transmission returns, and it will be offered as a no-cost alternative to the seven-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid versions represent the most powerful Panamera models ever. The debut of the new 680-hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid marks the first time Porsche has positioned a plug-in hybrid as the highest performing variant of a standard model line. The new 911 GTS...

Tax Day Travel Promotions & Values at Luxury Benchmark Resorts…
Tax Day Travel Promotions & Values at Luxury Benchmark Resorts…

2017-04-10

The Woodlands (Houston) , Texas April 10, 2017 — The forms are filled out, the check is in the mail and every possible deduction from child care to mortgage payments has been captured and claimed. It’s time for the American taxpayer to take a break and BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, with its two leading brands of independent luxury properties, the Gemstone Collection and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, is providing Tax Day Relief Travel Packages & Promotions to take the stress out of tax season. Starting on Tax Day, April 18, guests of these unique luxury hotels and resorts can save up to 40 percent on hotel getaways, spa treatments, outdoor activities and more. Several programs are in effect through June, leaving plenty of time for travelers to receive their well-earned refunds. Participating hotels and resorts...

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations
Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

2017-04-07

KATY, Texas, April 7, 2017 — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, appointed Sam Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, effective April 24, 2017. Sam, 50, joins Academy after seven years with hhgregg, Inc. (“hhgregg”) where he most recently served as Chief Retail Officer. At hhgregg, Sam led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health from East Tennessee State University. “I’m thrilled to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team,” says Sam Johnson. “I believe in Academy’s everyday low price approach, community and customer focus. On behalf of the more than 20,000 store team members, we look forward to continuing to elevate our game on behalf of customers...

Village Podiatry Centers Announces the Acquisition of a New Podiatrist…
Village Podiatry Centers Announces the Acquisition of a New Podiatrist…

2017-04-05

Dalton, GA April 05, 2017 — Village Podiatry Centers announces the acquisition of a new podiatrist in Dalton, GA. Foot and ankle physician Spencer Misner, DPM, is the primary podiatric care provider at Dalton Foot and Ankle Surgery Center at 1432 Broadrick Drive, Dalton GA 30720. Dr. Maria Pacheco, who is also practicing in Dalton, will be joining Dr. Misner on Broadrick Drive. Both Dr. Pacheco and Dr. Misner are looking forward to collaborating in serving the Dalton community. Village Podiatry Centers offers all-inclusive treatment of a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including podiatric surgery, laser treatment, innovative heel pain therapy, and diabetic foot care. “Our practice is very fortunate to have Dr. Misner as part of our Village Podiatry Centers family. He is a well-established foot doctor with a thriving practice and is well loved by his many patients. The addition of Dr....

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