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Clients in the news
Recent high school graduates receive Georgia-Pacific scholarships
JBR secures dozens of placements of stories about GP scholarship recipients
(July 11, 2015) Gwinnett Daily Post
The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees' Children awards 50 scholarships to children of employees across the country.
DC Area restaurants go high-tech to take stock of their business
Washington Post profiles Siftit (now Orderly) and its groundbreaking restaurant technology platform
(December 5, 2014) The Washington Post
Instead of having to place individual orders with different vendors, Siftit's software allows restaurateurs to place one order that is distributed to appropriate companies.
Tech veterans cook up new way for restaurants to buy food
JBR client receives notice amid new round of venture capital
(May 30, 2014) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Siftit's software suite helps independent restaurants manage the ordering and receiving process.
Bike Station Concept Includes Air, Repair, and Showers
First-of-its-kind station opens in Atlanta in advance of Bike to Work Day
(May 16, 2013) Wall Street Journal - MarketWatch
Cyclers now have access to a 20 by 40-foot station in the building's security-protected parking garage, with six bike racks and a self-serve fix-it station. Tenants also have access to two loaner bikes and a shower-only membership at the on-site fitness center, the Phoenix Athletic Club. An optional feature of the BikeSpot is a 4'x7' steel reinforced locker for cyclers who desire an added measure of security.
ChargePoint Brings Networked Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Atlanta
(February 11, 2013) Wall Street Journal - MarketWatch
hargePoint, the world's largest electric vehicle charging network, today announced its entry into the Atlanta market with the installation of networked EV charging stations. Lanier Parking Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, facilitated the placement of six ChargePoint EV charging stations at locations in Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead, with the location of a seventh charger to be determined.
Event marks completion of Peachtree Blvd. Phase II
(December 12, 2012) Buckhead View
The Buckhead Community Improvement District Tuesday marked the "completion" of Phase II of the Peachtree Road transformation into "Peachtree Boulevard" with a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and brought civic and business leaders out in a sunny winter chill.
Lanier Expands into New Territory, Lands Detroit Skyscraper
(October 15, 2012)
Lanier PM Receives Community Service Award in South Florida
(September 10, 2012)
Deciding Atlanta's streetcar future
Lines along Peachtree, 10th Street and MLK belong high on the list
(April 15, 2012) SaportaReport
Maria Saporta pushes for return of Peachtree Streetcar to transportation planning.
Atlanta Streetcar design-build phase begins
East-west route grew out of Atlanta Streetcar, Inc. effort started in 2003
(March 30, 2012) Atlanta Business Chronicle READ ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE STORY
Lanier Parking Solutions Presents Central Atlanta Progress' 71st Annual Meeting
CAP Salutes Downtown Atlanta on March 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center's Sidney Marcus Auditorium
(March 26, 2012) Atlanta Daybook
Lanier Parking Solutions is the Presenting sponsor for this year's meeting. "It is a tremendous honor for Lanier Parking Solutions to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 CAP Annual Meeting," said Michael Robison, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Lanier. "Although we are now in more than 50 cities across North America, our company's origin and roots remain in Downtown, so it's a natural fit for Lanier to be involved in this capacity. We are extremely pleased with all of the positive changes that have taken place in recent years to make Downtown Atlanta the thriving city center that it has become."
The Buckhead CID Would Like Peachtree Road To Be Pedestrian-Friendly
"Complete Streets" project would span Peachtree Road from Maple Drive to Pharr Road, conveniently encompassing Buckhead Atlanta's Peachtree frontage
(March 21, 2012) Atlanta Curbed
Under the leadership of Executive Director Jim Durrett and a Board rife with real estate heavies like David Allman of Regent Partners, Scott Selig of Selig Enterprises and Charles Ackerman of Ackerman & Co. (to name just a few), the Buckhead CID is taking major steps to create a more livable, pedestrian-friendly environment amid the automotive chaos that is Buckhead currently.
Video Integration Center Named for Loudermilk Family
16 security cameras the Buckhead CID funded will be integrated into the system
(March 19, 2012) BuckheadPatch
A $1 million gift from the Loudermilk Family will play a major role in making the city's police video integration center the best in the country, officials said Moday.
Map, timeline for Ga. 400 trail released
Livable Buckhead will manage it in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District and the PATH Foundation
(March 8, 2012) Reporter Newspapers
Livable Buckhead on Feb. 27 released a preliminary map and an updated timeline for the construction of the Ga. 400 trail, a proposed 5-mile path for pedestrians, cyclists and skaters that is intended to connect Buckheads businesses, parks and schools to the Atlanta BeltLine.
Groundbreaking Today for Ga. 400 Pedestrian Bridge
Groundbreaking for pedestrian bridge spanning Ga. 400 from Stratford Road to Tower Place Drive
(March 7, 2012) BuckheadPatch
As well as reconnecting Buckhead over the highway, the project will offer a new, more convenient entrance to the Buckhead MARTA station.
Lanier to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting
Highlights to include launch of the Atlanta Streetcar project
(February 29, 2012) CityBizList
The Annual Meeting of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District will be held Wednesday, March 28, 8 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). "It is a tremendous honor for Lanier Parking Solutions to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 CAP Annual Meeting," said Michael Robison, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Lanier. "Although we are now in more than 50 cities across North America, our company's origin and roots remain in Downtown, so it's a natural fit for Lanier to be involved in this capacity. We are extremely pleased with all of the positive changes that have taken place in recent years to make Downtown Atlanta the thriving city center that it has become."
Buckhead Trail in GA 400 Right-of-Way Begins Final Planning Phase This Week
Buckhead CID contributed $750,000 to the project
(February 27, 2012) SaportaReport
The trail would be established in the Ga. 400 corridor, in the right-of-way beneath the highway and outside the walls that reduce the highway noise heard in neighborhoods. Currently, the much of the land is unkempt and urban campers have taken up residence in some areas.
City Council expands Buckhead CID territory to facilitate development of new trail along Ga. 400
(February 23, 2012) Buckhead View
The Atlanta City Council Monday approved expanding the boundaries of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) to facilitate development of the new bicycle and walking trail along the side of Ga. 400 from Loridans Drive on the north to I-85 on the south.
DOT Secretary touts Atlanta streetcar project as boon for tourism
(February 1, 2012) Washington Post
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off the construction of the citys $94 million streetcar project, which they say will be a catalyst for jobs and economic development and a boon for the downtown tourism district.
MARTA to Begin Construction on Pedestrian Bridge at Buckhead Station
Preliminary work on project gets under way Tuesday
(January 16, 2012) BuckheadPatch
New bridge will allow pedestrians to cross between Stratford Road to Tower Place Drive over Ga. 400. MARTA is building the bridge along with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, Georgia Department of Transportation, State Road and Toll Authority, Federal Transit Administration and the City of Atlanta.
Incentives have cops moving to Buckhead
Three officers have accepted cash offer to live in community
(December 29, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
The Buckhead Coalition, in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, in September announced it kicked in an additional $2,000 to the $1,000 being offered by the Atlanta Police Foundation to encourage more officers to live in the city.
More officers to direct Buckhead traffic
(December 14, 2011) Neighbor Newspapers
The Buckhead Community Improvement District Tuesday approved plans to put more traffic officers as well as decorative plants on Peachtree Road.
Myrtle Beach parking revenue up because of more spaces and visitors, report shows
(December 14, 2011) The Sun News
Lanier Parking Solutions which manages the citys parking, including meters, pay stations, pay-by-phone system and garages told the Downtown Redevelopment Corp. at its Wednesday board meeting that parking income for 2011 exceeded $1.1 million as of the end of October, an increase of 12.13 percent over last years $1 million.
Development Modeling Software Could Benefit Buckhead, CID Board Told
CID's staff to determine how company's software work could help road projects
(December 14, 2011) BuckheadPatch
The Buckhead Community Improvement District's board, in a jovial last meeting of the year Tuesday afternoon, finished up business for 2011 and looked ahead to the future.
Buckhead CID implements efforts to reduce holiday traffic congestion around major retail areas
(December 9, 2011) Buckhead View
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) announced Thursday that the traffic officer program and Peachtree Boulevard construction efforts it has implemented are helping shoppers and retailers avoid traffic congestion and stay safe this holiday season.
Atlanta City Council supports Buckhead CIDs plans for pedestrian, biking trail along Ga. 400
(December 5, 2011) Buckhead View
The Atlanta City Council on Monday agreed to spend up to $200,000 for design work on the Ga. 400 trail pedestrian and biking trail in Buckhead at the same time that Buckhead;s Dist. 7 City Councilman Howard Shook reportedly was submitting legislation to expand the Buckhead Community Improvement District along the proposed length of the trail.
Buckhead CID Board Approves Plan to Boost Buc Shuttle Ridership
Plan would simplify routes, cut Saturday service and increase service frequency
(November 30, 2011) BuckheadPatch
The Buckhead Community Improvement District Board Tuesday approved a plan to increase ridership and speed up service on the Buc shuttle.
Buckhead CID Receives $1.5 Million Livable Centers Grant
ARC awards funds for Peachtree Boulevard Phase III from Maple Drive to Shadowlawn Avenue
(November 15, 2011) BuckheadPatch
The Buckhead Community Improvement District will receive a $1.5 million grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission's Livable Centers Initiative, ARC announced.
Lanier Adds Fifth South Florida Class A Office Tower to Its Portfolio
Transwestern chooses Lanier again to manage parking class A parking facility
(November 10, 2011)
This is Lanier's fourth account with Transwestern, and its fifth new Class A deal in South Florida in the past two years.
Maria Saporta Likes Streetcar but Wants it to Go Farther and Come By More Often
Walking tour gives interested citizens an inside look of how the new rail transit system could transform downtown.
(November 7, 2011) SaportaReport
Walking along the streets of downtown Atlanta, painted multi-colored lines are the first sign that the Atlanta Streetcar is on its way.
Those are the markings of all the utilities that lay underneath the surface of downtown streets telephone, cable, fiber, water, sewer, gas and electrical lines. There are even abandoned streetcar tracks and the vestiges of pipes that were once a downtown steam heating system that served downtown buildings.
MARTA submits plans to begin north entrance to Buckhead station
Construction slated to begin this fall and be complete by mid 2013
(October 31, 2011) Atlanta Business Chronicle
MARTA has submitted plans to the city of Atlanta to begin construction on an $18 million addition to its Buckhead Station, including a new pedestrian bridge over Georgia 400.
Police installing surveillance cameras across city
(October 31, 2011) WSB-TV
BCID is working with Iron Sky and the Atlanta Police Department to make Buckhead safer.
Buckhead gains cameras for surveilance system
Cameras to improve security in public spaces
(October 27, 2011) Neighbor Newspapers
The Buckhead Community Improvement District, a self-taxing collection of area businesses, Tuesday approved the purchase of 16 new cameras to be installed within the groups borders.
Buckhead CID Board Approves Security Cameras
17-unit system to tie into city's downtown video center
(October 27, 2011) BuckheadPatch
More security cameras will soon be keeping watch in Buckhead. "Cameras will be focused on the public realm, sidewalks and streets, to deter crime and allow the police to solve crimes," said Buckhead Community Improvement District Executive Director Jim Durrett in an email.
Buckhead CID approves installation of surveillance cameras
Network to tie into the city of Atlanta's new Video Integration Center
(October 25, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
The Buckhead Community Improvement District on Oct. 25 approved a proposal from the Texas-based firm Iron Sky, which is the company behind the surveillance cameras in Sandy Springs, to install 16 cameras around Buckhead. The program, known as Operation Shield, will include 14 pan and zoom cameras and two fixed position cameras for the foot bridge pathway of a planned pedestrian bridge.
PATH celebrates 20 years of happy trails
Upcoming projects include partnership with Buckhead CID
(October 24, 2011) AJC
The foundation just formed a partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District to build a trail parallel to Georgia 400 to connect neighborhoods north of Buckhead to Lenox Mall, the Lindbergh MARTA and, eventually, the Atlanta Beltline.
Buckhead Atlanta project moving forward
Buckhead CID's Brian McHugh says new developer shares same goals as CID
(October 6, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
Construction of an upscale, mixed-use shopping center in Buckhead Village could begin as early as April and it could open in 2013, its developers say.
On Sept. 29, San Diego, California-based OliverMcMillan held a series of small meetings with members of the local media at the Capital Grille to elaborate on its vision for the Buckhead Atlanta project that will be located at Peachtree and East Paces Ferry Road.
Planning for Buckhead Village Underway
Buckhead CID assembles residents to brainstorm ways to improve intersection of Roswell and Peachtree Roads
(September 22, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
Plans for revamping Buckhead Village area are taking shape, as community members try to imagine a future that combines a high-profile development with an overhaul of the intersection of Roswell and Peachtree roads.
Buckhead CID considering launch of Iron Sky cameras
Video cameras potentially to be absorbed into city-wide system that links private security cameras and law enforcement
(September 22, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
16 cameras may be installed in Buckhead and tied into an Atlantas new Video Integration Center, which links up video feeds between law enforcement and private security. Texas-based Iron Sky has already installed 200 cameras in the Atlanta area.
Buckhead CID given proposal for video surveillance system to tie into APD to monitor criminal activity
(September 10, 2011) Buckhead View
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) has been presented with a proposal for placing 14 video surveillance cameras within the CID area that would be hooked into a central Atlanta Police Department monitoring station to allow Zone 2 police a clear picture of any criminal activity in that area.
Group seeks traffic solutions to Buckhead Village growth
Buckhead CID-commissioned study gets underway to find ways to improve mobility around Peachtree Road and Roswell Road intersection
(September 8, 2011) Neighbor Newspapers
How should Buckhead Village grow?
The question was posed by analysts from Kimley-Horn, a Midtown-based firm hired to study the area, during a public meeting Wednesday at the Atlanta International School in Buckhead.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District commissioned the study to find short-, mid- and long-term traffic solutions for the area, which is slated for several upcoming developments.
Citizens give input into improving traffic flow, walkability for Buckhead Village transportation study
(September 8, 2011) Buckhead View
A small, but extremely interested group of residents, civic leaders and business ownerseach with their individuals opinions of how to improve traffic flow in the Buckhead Village areasat at tables Wednesday night (Sept. 7) routing and re-routing traffic concepts for the area around Charlie Loudermilk Park where Peachtree and Roswell roads converge.
Atlanta police officers to get $3,000 to move to Buckhead
Adding police as residents meant to reduce crime
(September 2, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
The Buckhead CID is partnering with the Buckhead Coalition and the Atlanta Police Foundation to pay police officers $3,000 each to make Buckhead their home. The idea is that having police officers as residents would deter crime.
Lanier Helps to Introduce Electric Car Charging Stations to Atlanta
Company consults with Atlantic Station to install first solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles
(September 1, 2011) AJC
Lanier is going "Beyond Parking" once again as we help to introduce self-powered electric car charging stations to Atlanta. VP of Alternative Transportation Glenn Kurtz joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Atlantic Station to roll out the city's first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles. The event drew significant coverage in the AJC.
PGA Championship Draws Thousands of Fans, Cars
Atlanta-based Lanier Parking Solutions managing auto onslaught
(August 8, 2011)
Buckhead CID gives updates on road projects
CID seeks funding for improvements on Piedmont in addition to transformation of Peachtree already underway
(July 29, 2011) Neighbor Newspapers
If the funding comes, traffic relief on Piedmont Road in Buckhead could arrive as early as 2013. Brian McHugh, the districts capital projects manager, gave updates on the current Peachtree Boulevard project and the future Piedmont Area Transportation Study, estimated at 20 years and $200 million.
Money almost in place for Ga. 400 recreational trail
Buckhead CID optimistic about funding of 4.5-mile trail
(July 27, 2011) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Jim Durrett, Executive Director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, says he has identified additional funding beyond what has already been committed, and he is optimistic about raising all of the money to build a jogging and cycling trail along Ga. 400 -- about $8 million. The 4.5-mile trail is expected to start near the Georgia 400 toll plaza, off Loridans Drive, and extend south to the core of Buckhead, and then connect into the Beltline south of the Lindberg MARTA station.
Buckhead CID Supports Transit Education Effort
The Buckhead Community Improvement District has joined other business organizations in stepping up support for the 2012 transportation tax referendum.
(July 2, 2011) Buckhead Patch CLICK HERE to read the entire story.
Group offers incentives for officers to move to Buckhead
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) voted Tuesday to spend $60,000 in an effort to increase community police presence.
(July 1, 2011) Neighbor Newspapers CLICK HERE to read the entire story.
Ga. 400 Trail Through Buckhead Is a Go
A trail along the Ga. 400 corridor from North Buckhead to the Atlanta Beltline will move from the drawing board to reality, Buckhead Community Improvement District CEO Jim Durrett announced Tuesday night.
(May 25, 2011) Buckhead Patch READ ENTIRE STORY
Bike trails proposed along Ga. 400
The PATH Foundation is considering a plan to develop walking and biking trails along Ga. 400, a project that would connect Buckhead neighborhoods to the city's BeltLine project.
(May 6, 2011) Buckhead Reporter CLICK HERE to read the entire story.
Zipcar IPO Lauded by Partner Who Brought Concept South
Lanier partnership brought carsharing to Atlanta market
(April 14, 2011)
MARTA Restores Braves Shuttle
The MARTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to restore the popular Braves shuttle service that was cut during the transit system's recent budget crisis. MARTA Chairman Jim Durrett discusses the board's decision to reinstate the Braves shuttle.
(March 29, 2011) READ THE ENTIRE STORY AND WATCH 11 ALIVE'S VIDEO COVERAGE
New rail lines among proposed MARTA projects
After a brutal year of getting smaller, MARTA is starting to think big. New rail lines, bus lanes on highways, and new train and bus stations are among the things MARTA's board want from a 2012 transportation referendum.
(March 29, 2011) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Walking to MARTA
Bridge to ease access to Buckhead station
(March 11, 2011) Reporter Newspapers
Community and transportation officials took part in a ceremony March 7 to break ground for a pedestrian bridge over Ga. 400, connecting Stratford Road and Tower Place Drive.
Georgia DOT to Devote Lane to GA 400 at I-85 merge
(March 9, 2011)
Beginning this Sunday, March 13, the Georgia Department of Transportation will restripe I-85 South at GA 400 to ease congestion for morning commuters. The Buckhead CID has worked closely with the Georgia DOT on this issue, because when GA 400 backs up to the Buckhead Loop, many drivers bail out into Buckhead, clogging our streets.
Lanier Takes Over Management of Parking in the City of Rochester, Minnesota
(March 8, 2011) The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
Lanier's new deal to manage the City of Rochester, Minnesota's parking is garnering local headlines. Lanier takes over five parking garages and five surface lots on April 1. The deal covers a total of 3,800 spaces.
Greenspace plan presented to Buckhead Council of Neighbors
(February 13, 2011) Northside Neighbor
The 200-member Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods heard a presentation about a $167-million, 50-year, seven-objective plan for 100 acres in Buckhead to become public land for trails and central gathering spaces.
Durrett's contacts may help MARTA
(December 31, 2010)
Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett says Atlanta is at a tipping point when it comes to transportation.
Durrett named MARTA chairman
(December 28, 2010) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett has been elected chairman of the MARTA board of directors.
For Pete's Sake Joins Forces with Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation
(November 23, 2010)
For Pete's Sake Foundation unites its emphasis on direct support to families with Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation's support for doctors and research.
Peachtree Boulevard road work takes a holiday break
(November 11, 2010) Buckhead Reporter
Peachtree Boulevard transformation will progress during the holidays but only off-road, clearing the way for shoppers.
Lanier Lands First Deal in Kansas
(October 18, 2010)
Atlanta Streetcar to be funded
(October 15, 2010) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sixty-one years after the last streetcars rolled in Atlanta, they're coming back.
In a coup for the city, the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to grant Atlanta$47 million for its proposed $72 million downtown east-west streetcar project, acco
Live-work-play coming to Buckhead
(October 6, 2010) Atlanta Business Chronicle
New development standards just approved by Atlanta City Council encourage street-level retail and better streetscaping. It's a meeting of the minds among groups who historically were at odds.
Houston Mixed-Use Development Chooses Lanier to Manage Parking
(October 1, 2010)
Lanier takes over management of prestigious Citrus Center in Orlando
(October 1, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced today it has begun managing parking at the Citrus Center in Orlando, Florida. The contract, which began on October 1, substantially increases Lanier's presence in Orlando.
Orlando Venues Entertainment Complex Renews Lanier Deal
(September 20, 2010)
Lanier on Par to Manage Parking at PGA Championship
(September 15, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions has been chosen to manage parking operations for the 93rd PGA Championship next August at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
New zoning may change Buckhead
(September 10, 2010) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Buckhead is on the verge of getting new zoning rules that could help transform its traffic-choked streets, office towers and aging strip malls into Atlanta's next pocket of New Urbanism.
Florida Complex Abandons Self-Management, Chooses Lanier
Colonial Properties Trust turns over parking management of Broward Financial Center parking
(May 14, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced today it has been selected to manage the Broward Financial Center in Ft. Lauderdale. After managing the property itself for 10 years, Colonial Properties Trust selected Lanier to take over management on June 1.
Lanier's VP Kurtz Named to Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011
Glenn Kurtz leads Lanier's alternative transportation initiatives
(April 23, 2010)
New Pay-by-Phone Service Draws Attention of Major Media
AJC story highlights Lanier's introduction of Parkmobile service at Atlantic Station
(March 8, 2010) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With Parkmobile, people park and then call a phone number to register. They give their license plate number and credit card information, then "activate" parking by using Atlantic Station's parking code.
Lanier Shining Bright in Sunshine State
Company announces new deals in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale.
(March 1, 2010)
Lanier Chosen to Deliver Valet Services to Nationally Ranked Hospital
Deal calls for 24-hour valet parking services at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston
(January 27, 2010)
Hines Selects Lanier to Manage Major Florida Operation
Coral Gables deal begins January 1
(January 1, 2010)
Real estate management company Hines has awarded Lanier Parking Solutions the management contract for a major property in Coral Gables, Florida.
Buckhead CID selects new executive director
Jim Durrett leading promoter of smart growth development
(August 14, 2009)
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) announced today the selection of Jim Durrett as its next executive director. Durrett will succeed Scotty Greene, who announced his retirement last month following 10 years in the position. Durrett takes ov
FPSF family featured in Golf Channel video
Dick Vitale raises money and awareness in memory of Payton Wright
(June 9, 2009) The Golf Channel
Golf Channel video features story of Payton Wright, who lost her battle with brain cancer in 2007. The For Pete's Sake Foundation helped friends of the Wrights raise $15,000 to defray out-of-pocket expenses as Payton received treatment.
Cousins and Selig executives join Buckhead Community Improvement District board
(June 6, 2009)
The Buckhead Community Improvement District announced today that two veteran real estate developers have been elected to its board of directors. Tom Bell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties, Inc. Scott Selig is Selig Enterprises
Atlanta Business Chronicle names Lanier among "Pacesetters"
(December 5, 2008) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Lanier is the 27th fastest growing private company in Georgia according to a formula derived by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In its annual "Pacesetters" list, the newspaper cited Lanier's 109% growth in revenue between 2005 and 2007.
Lanier applauded for helping to make car-sharing work in Atlanta
(December 5, 2008) Atlanta Business Chronicle
In her weekly column in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Maria Saporta highlights the success of Zipcar, the dominant provider of car-sharing, which Lanier brought to Atlanta in 2005.
Lanier ranked 13th fastest growing in Georgia
(December 1, 2008)
Georgia Trend Magazine has named Lanier Parking Solutions the 13th fastest growing mid-sized company in 2008, both public and private, in the entire state of Georgia.
Orlando Venues selects Lanier to manage parking
Services to include self-park, attendant parking, and shuttles
(November 11, 2008)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced it has been awarded the parking operations contract for Orlando Venues, the entertainment complex in downtown Orlando formerly known as Orlando Centroplex.
Woodruff Arts Center chooses Lanier
Services to include parking, valet and alternative transportation
(June 18, 2008)
Lanier Parking Solutions is the new parking services provider for the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. In its announcement, the Woodruff Arts Center noted Lanier's commitment to alternative transportation.
Zipcar and Flexcar merge under "Zipcar" brand
Atlanta fleet of cars to be rebranded as local members gain access to more cities
(February 1, 2008)
Flexcar, the hourly rental car service that Lanier Parking Solutions brought to Atlanta in 2006, has merged with Zipcar, expanding Flexcar's service to new cities including New York, Boston, Toronto and London.
Streetcar named Peachtree may not begin when desired
(March 30, 2007) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sixteen months ago, the leaders of a task force charged by Mayor Shirley Franklin with planning a streetcar along Peachtree Street said it could be up and running by the end of 2009. But the scope and cost of the project have exploded since then.
Streetcars planned for Peachtree
(March 26, 2007) WXIA-TV
Peachtree Corridor May Get Billion Dollar Facelift
(March 26, 2007) WGNX-TV Watch video
Streetcar plan for Peachtree Street rolls to next phase
Concept included in vision to invigorate Atlanta's signature street
(March 26, 2007) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on Thursday announced the creation of the "Peachtree Corridor Partnership" to work toward turning a big-budget vision for Peachtree into a reality.
Public meeting yields recommendations for the Peachtree Corridor Task Force
(November 22, 2006)
Flexcar offers commuters an alternative
(November 17, 2006) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Two months after Lanier rolled out carsharing in Atlanta, unlikely alliances are helping to reduce traffic congestion.
Peachtree Corridor - Creating a Vision for the Future
(November 15, 2006) Click to watch multi-media
Mayor Franklin joins Lanier to launch Flexcar in Atlanta
40 new Flexcars available by the hour in Downtown and Midtown
(September 22, 2006)
All local TV stations give event broad coverage.
Flexcar rentals expand to 25 more locationsWoodruff Arts Center chooses Lanier
(September 8, 2006) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you live or work in downtown or Midtown Atlanta, you'll soon be able to jump in a Flexcar, an hourly rental car service that will be available at dozens of locations across the city.
Plenty of space for new ideas
(September 2, 2006) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lanier founder champions alternative transportation to "grow the pie."
Wheels by the hour program rolls into Atlanta
(June 30, 2006) Atlanta Business Chronicle
One of the nation's largest vehicle-sharing programs is coming to town. Seattle-based Flexcar will offer short-term car rentals to Atlantans who walk, bike or ride MARTA between home and work but occasionally need to drive to meetings or to run errands.
Turning Peachtree into Peachtree Boulevard
(April 13, 2006) The Story in Buckhead
Buckhead CID transforms Peachtree Road into a world-class Peachtree Boulevard
Young Wiskott-Aldrich patient dies
5-year-old Elisha Henderson survived four years following bone marrow transplant
(February 7, 2006)
From Elisha's Web page by Aaron Mayfield, cousin of Elisha's mother, Mary: "Today was a very hard day. Today, just before 1:00pm, the doctors placed our sweet little Elisha Cole into his mothers loving arms so that she could hold him one last time..."
Georgians Make China Contacts during Global CEO Summit
(November 29, 2005) Global Atlanta
GCA trip creates “excellent opportunity to foster business relationships in China.”
Georgia China Alliance student outreach at the University of Georgia
GCA looks to establish student chapter
(November 9, 2005)
Georgia China Alliance had its first student outreach event at the University of Georgia.
GCA holds first Founding Members meeting
(August 26, 2005)
Georgia China Alliance held its first Founding Members meeting August 25 at Troutman Sanders LLP.
Georgia China Alliance welcomes new board members
(August 18, 2005)
GCA announces the appointment of five new directors to its board.
Georgia China Group Welcomes Chinese Delegations Here
(June 24, 2005) GlobalAtlanta.com
The Georgia China Alliance in Atlanta plans to host more seminars promoting education and investment in China like its June 13 symposium featuring representatives of western Chinese universities.
Today’s Baltimore Sun points out the overlooked story about booming U.S. exports to China.
(May 4, 2005) Read story
Legislature's China caucus to push trade
(March 9, 2005) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia business and political leaders will have the opportunity to show their support for, or at least their curiosity about, the People's Republic of China on Thursday with the introduction of the Joint House and Senate Caucus on China.
First ever China caucus forms in Georgia legislature
Chinese Community Day will be held at State Capitol to mark event
(March 9, 2005)
Georgia China Alliance is excited to announce the formation of the first ever China caucus in the state government of Georgia. This joint House and Senate caucus will focus on Georgia's important trade and commercial relations with China as well as meetin
Medical magazine champions For Pete's Sake cause
M.D. News Atlanta publisher make WAS focus of column
(March 1, 2005) M.D. News Atlanta
FPS board member's work with WAS featured in medical journal
Dr. Lisa Kobrynski diagnosed P.J. Lyle, namesake of foundation
(March 1, 2005) M.D. News Atlanta
Georgia-China Alliance: Working for the Future
(March 1, 2005) Georgia Asian Times
When it comes to international trade, most Americans think of Florida and California as the traditional leaders. But as trade routes between China and the United States heat up, a group of business leaders in Atlanta are working to make sure Savannah and
China Caucus Launched in State Legislature
(December 5, 2004) Global Atlanta
State officials launched the China caucus last week that will seek to further business, cultural and educational relations between Georgia and the People's Republic of China.
Top Chinese officials making Georgia a frequent destination
(November 11, 2004) WABE Public Radio
One of China's most powerful officials touts enormous growth potential for Georgia exports to China. Li Junru, visiting Atlanta this week, met with state and local offiicials, as well as Georgia China Alliance, a grassroots organization aimed at increasin
Alliance Being Formed to Bolster State Firms' China Trade
(November 5, 2004) GlobalAtlanta.com
Leaders of Georgia's Fortune 500 companies are banding together with civic and educational leaders to implement the recommendations of Georgia China Future, a public-private initiative launched in 2003 by State Sen. Sam Zamarripa, D-Atlanta, with support
High-level Chinese leaders to visit Atlanta companies
(November 5, 2004) Atlanta Business Chronicle - Mary Jane Credeur
The second-most powerful man in China's ruling political party is bringing a delegation of Chinese leaders to Atlanta on Nov. 10 to meet with companies like United Parcel Service Inc. and GE Energy to encourage stronger business ties and investment.
Georgia's top business leaders gear up to increase business with China
Georgia China Alliance created to benefit from China's growing economy
(November 4, 2004)
Georgia China Future has formed a professional association comprised of the state's business leaders to increase Georgia 's business activity between Georgia and China.
Foundation seeks to help family of two-year-old undergoing treatment for Wiskott-Aldrich in Los Angeles
(September 29, 2004) Link directly to Rand Johnson's "CarePage"
Golfers to help battle rare disease: For Pete`s Sake Foundation hosts tourney
(August 19, 2004) Alpharetta News & Revue
Father of For Pete's Sake Foundation namesake reflects on month of incredible highs and lows
(November 10, 2003) WXIA-TV View WXIA story
Mother of foundation namesake loses battle with breast cancer
(November 3, 2003) Atlanta Journal-Constitution full story
Amy Grant headlines concert to benefit the For Pete's Sake Foundation
(October 1, 2003) Atlanta Christian Weekly full story
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