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Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

ATLANTA -- Brian Frank, Managing Director, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 10th annual Barron’s Top Financial Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, September 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and family relationships to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

ATLANTA -- Christopher P. Kane has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a broker, specializing in the complex risk management solutions of private equity mergers and acquisitions, medical technology, manufacturing/distribution, and information technology companies.

Kane’s professional expertise also includes pharmaceuticals, value-added resellers, and defense contractors. He has completed The Hartford School of Insurance program and maintains his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Before joining Sterling Risk Advisors, Kane was a captive agent for Liberty Mutual Insurance and served as a sales representative for State Farm Insurance.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Kennesaw State University and lives in Buckhead. He is an active member of Birmingham United Methodist Church and volunteers often with Trinity Community Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless men.

Cobb development authority changes tax break policy to appease schools

Cobb development authority changes tax break policy to appease schools

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County’s development authority has changed the way it will award tax incentives to companies that build in Cobb in an effort to get along better with the county’s school board.

Changes include that the development authority will notify school officials when a developer applies for tax incentives and plans to build in either the Marietta or Cobb school districts, and that each developer applying for tax incentives must pay for a cost benefit analysis to show the authority how many jobs are expected, as well as the development’s economic return, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

The decision comes about five months after the development authority agreed to pay $17,000 in legal fees to the Cobb Board of Education’s law firm after the board challenged a tax break the authority granted a development in 2013, the MDJ adds.

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Next Generation Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to build relationships between current and future business leaders in the county. Mentors will provide professionals in their 20's and 30's with the skills they need to grow their careers and achieve their business goals.

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Sept. 2.

More information, including an application link and a list of participating mentors, can be found at cobbchamber.org.

Randall Redding named president of Associated General Contractors of Ga.

ATLANTA -- R. K. Redding Construction (RKR), a full service, multi-disciplinary construction management and general construction contracting firm, is excited to announce that its President & CEO Randall Redding has ascended to the presidency of AGC Georgia, the statewide chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. at its annual convention.

Outgoing President Dave Cyr officially passed the gavel to Redding, who will lead the Chapter from 2014-15, at a ceremony during the convention.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to work with my esteemed colleagues at ACG during the next year,” said Redding. “I look forward to working closely with the AGC Board to accomplishing great things.”

Atlanta attorney Jon Hedgepeth selected to Georgia 'Super Lawyers'

Atlanta attorney Jon Hedgepeth selected to Georgia 'Super Lawyers'

ATLANTA -- Buckhead resident Jon Hedgepeth, founding partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison in Atlanta, has been selected for Georgia’s Super Lawyers list for 2014 by Atlanta magazine and for Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list appeared in the March 2014 issue of Atlanta magazine.

In December 2013, he was named to Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite, which highlights top attorneys from around the state as selected by their peers.

Hedgepeth practices in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, and is also a certified practitioner of collaborative law. His honors, recognitions and community service include:

Attorney Wayne Morrison made President, Cobb County Bar Family Law

Attorney Wayne Morrison made President, Cobb County Bar Family Law

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Wayne A. Morrison, founding partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison in Atlanta, has been named President of the Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section. Organized to promote excellence and professionalism among Family Law practitioners in Cobb County, the section also fosters collegiality between judges and attorneys, which extends to courtrooms and mediation sessions.

Morrison practices in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, and is an experienced Guardian ad Litem, advising courts on matters concerning the interests of children. His honors, recognitions and community service include:

* President, The Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section
* Atlanta magazine “Super Lawyer”
* Member, Executive Committee, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
* Member, Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia
* Member, The Atlanta Bar
* Member, The Cobb County Bar Association