Green PomegranateDesigner Karen Anne Briggs has opened the flagship store for Green Pomegranate, her line of unique and fanciful children’s clothing line made from recycled cotton and vintage linens in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. The store is located at 1002 Virginia Ave. NE (404) 885-9511 or

Marketing and business development gurus James Andrews, Danica Kombol and Tamara Knetchel have combined their knowledge of various aspects of marketing technology to form Everywhere, an Atlanta-based social media company designed to help companies and individuals make use of vastly evolving social media technology like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.  The company, launched in July, currently boasts popular clients lincluding actress Jane Fonda, Delta Air Lines, and Hip Hop producer Jermaine Dupri.

The Board of Directors at Lenbrook, Atlanta’s only fully accredited continuing care retirement community, has announced that Becky Webster will replace Debbie Taylor as the community’s Chief Executive Officer upon Taylor’s retirement this year. Webster will now manage the newly renovated facility’s $22 million budget and 200 employees.

Sunbrook Academy has just announced plans to expand its franchise brand throughout Georgia and, eventually, across the Southeast.  Spouses Neil and Jacki Gass have recruited Certified Franchise Executive R. Scott Sutton to pioneer their efforts to spread Sunbrook’s mission to develop the “whole child” and create a superior learning environment for children.  The Academy’s plans include five new locations by this year’s end, and expansion to other states in the Southeast by 2010.

The Southeast Regional Office of the US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will hold its annual Southeast Regional Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference Aug. 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Parker Smith Portraits photography studio has moved to a new location in the Floataway area at 1095 Zonolite Road, Suite B.  For information about the work of Kristin and Parker Smith, visit their web site at or view their blog at

Italian retailer SCIC (pronounced “Chic”) Atlanta has opened a new interior showroom at 855 Peachtree St., Suite 6.  The showroom will feature 1,212 square feet of retail space to display top quality design products.  For more information, visit

LearnShop Studios, Inc. offers pay-as-you-go unlimited workshops, fitness and museum programs at Gold’s Gym and Museum of Design Atlanta, respectively.  The LearnShop is located at 285 Peachtree Center Avenue in the Marquis Tower.  For more information, visit

American Intercontinental University has just announced its intention to combine its Buckhead and Dunwoody campuses into one AIU Atlanta at its newly renovated Dunwoody location.  All degree programs currently offered at the Buckhead and Dunwoody campuses will be offered to students at AIU Atlanta.  In addition, the University will offer free parking and free shuttle service between the campus and two nearby MARTA locations.

Cousins Properties Incorporated has announced the retirement of its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas D. Bell Jr., effective July 1.  Replacing him as CEO will be President and Chief Operating Officer Larry L. Gellerstedt III.  The Board of Directors has also elected S. Taylor Glover to serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Catherine’s Auto Repair has moved its Midtown West location from Northside Drive to the Chattahoochee Industrial District, 1341 Southland Circle. (404) 817-7640 or

Construction Resources, Inc. is now the exclusive Georgia provider of Cambria quartz countertops.

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.