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Thanks to our influential readers, supporters and community leaders for submitting their globally minded reviews for our...
01/03/2022

Thanks to our influential readers, supporters and community leaders for submitting their globally minded reviews for our annual best books list, an end-of-year tradition since 2010.

Deepen your insight and build your 2022 reading list here: https://lnkd.in/em4gu7KT #bookreviews

Thanks to our influential readers, supporters and community leaders for submitting their globally minded reviews for our annual best books list, an end-of-year tradition since 2010.

Deepen your insight and build your 2022 reading list here: https://lnkd.in/em4gu7KT #bookreviews

We're blessed beyond measure to have this crew of current and former Global Atlantans, including family, friends, staff ...
12/22/2021

We're blessed beyond measure to have this crew of current and former Global Atlantans, including family, friends, staff and supporters, helping us pull off another year of successfully showcasing Atlanta's links with the world through the power of global business #journalism. Great celebration lunch this afternoon at PATRIA COCINA followed by a tour of the GlobalAtlanta offices at Constellations.

After a pandemic hiatus in 2020, the Atlanta Christkindl Market is back this year, relaunching on Black Friday at its th...
11/25/2021
German Christmas Market Returns From Pandemic Hiatus With New Buckhead Location - Global Atlanta

After a pandemic hiatus in 2020, the Atlanta Christkindl Market is back this year, relaunching on Black Friday at its third location since the family-friendly tradition was brought to the city five years ago.

Find out more about the German Christmas market and the new Buckhead location here: https://www.globalatlanta.com/german-christmas-market-returns-from-pandemic-hiatus-with-new-buckhead-location/

After a pandemic hiatus in 2020, Atlanta’s German Christmas market is back this year, relaunching on Black Friday (Nov. 26) at the third location since the tradition was brought to the city five years ago. Though held completely outdoors, the Atlanta Christkindl Market was postponed last year, its...

Today Global Atlanta mourns and celebrates with the family of our founder and publisher emeritus, Phil Bolton.  We mourn...
11/05/2021

Today Global Atlanta mourns and celebrates with the family of our founder and publisher emeritus, Phil Bolton.

We mourn the loss of Vicki Bolton, Phil’s wife of 43 years and tireless companion, the news of whose passing we learned Sunday morning with some surprise and a heavy dose of grief.

It would be easy for us to craft the story of Global Atlanta as one man’s vision for connecting a city with the world through the news. But as I think about how we can continue Phil’s spirit of innovation, I’m chastened by the fact that we have not spent enough time celebrating Vicki’s unsung contributions.

Like most startups, Global Atlanta (or GlobalFax in the early days, as many will remember) was a family endeavor. Vicki was the clerical side of the publication and much more as it got off the ground in the early 1990s and indeed carried much of the weight still when I joined in 2007.

But more than that, she was a constant support for Phil during his days of local journalism in Macon and Milledgeville (where they met) as well as after their move to Avondale Estates and the subsequent international reporting stint in Paris that immediately preceded his decision to create a new kind of news source bridging the local and global. As Phil acknowledged to me just recently, Global Atlanta would not have happened without her.

More than that, those outside the publication should know that Vicki always made every member of the Global Atlanta family feel like part of the Bolton family. I recall fondly Christmas parties, jazz concerts, Braves games and dinners where she worked behind the scenes to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all.

Anyone who knows the Boltons knows that interactions with this family are never transactional: Whatever they do, they do with gusto, usually for others’ benefit, finding their joy in the nexus between their interests and the world’s good. That is what I hope to continue to bring to Global Atlanta.

While we mourn, we also find our sadness tempered by a sliver of light today. Nov. 5 is not only the day that the beloved Braves are being lauded for bringing home a World Championship for their devoted fan, Vicki, but also because we can celebrate the day of Phil’s birth.

I have been lucky enough to call Phil a boss, a colleague, a friend and an international travel companion (probably more often than he would have liked). I always like to say that I’m riding his coattails in everything I do. From now on, I will be sure to acknowledge that I’m hitched to Vicki’s too.

Please read more about her life and legacy here:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/atlanta/name/vicki-bolton-obituary?id=31239459

-Trevor Williams
Managing Editor, Global Atlanta

Today Global Atlanta mourns and celebrates with the family of our founder and publisher emeritus, Phil Bolton.

We mourn the loss of Vicki Bolton, Phil’s wife of 43 years and tireless companion, the news of whose passing we learned Sunday morning with some surprise and a heavy dose of grief.

It would be easy for us to craft the story of Global Atlanta as one man’s vision for connecting a city with the world through the news. But as I think about how we can continue Phil’s spirit of innovation, I’m chastened by the fact that we have not spent enough time celebrating Vicki’s unsung contributions.

Like most startups, Global Atlanta (or GlobalFax in the early days, as many will remember) was a family endeavor. Vicki was the clerical side of the publication and much more as it got off the ground in the early 1990s and indeed carried much of the weight still when I joined in 2007.

But more than that, she was a constant support for Phil during his days of local journalism in Macon and Milledgeville (where they met) as well as after their move to Avondale Estates and the subsequent international reporting stint in Paris that immediately preceded his decision to create a new kind of news source bridging the local and global. As Phil acknowledged to me just recently, Global Atlanta would not have happened without her.

More than that, those outside the publication should know that Vicki always made every member of the Global Atlanta family feel like part of the Bolton family. I recall fondly Christmas parties, jazz concerts, Braves games and dinners where she worked behind the scenes to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all.

Anyone who knows the Boltons knows that interactions with this family are never transactional: Whatever they do, they do with gusto, usually for others’ benefit, finding their joy in the nexus between their interests and the world’s good. That is what I hope to continue to bring to Global Atlanta.

While we mourn, we also find our sadness tempered by a sliver of light today. Nov. 5 is not only the day that the beloved Braves are being lauded for bringing home a World Championship for their devoted fan, Vicki, but also because we can celebrate the day of Phil’s birth.

I have been lucky enough to call Phil a boss, a colleague, a friend and an international travel companion (probably more often than he would have liked). I always like to say that I’m riding his coattails in everything I do. From now on, I will be sure to acknowledge that I’m hitched to Vicki’s too.

Please read more about her life and legacy here:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/atlanta/name/vicki-bolton-obituary?id=31239459

-Trevor Williams
Managing Editor, Global Atlanta

We took today's #ConsularConversation offsite, visiting Atlanta’s WIN - Taste of Bali to welcome Consul General Andre Om...
10/15/2021

We took today's #ConsularConversation offsite, visiting Atlanta’s WIN - Taste of Bali to welcome Consul General Andre Omer Siregar in from Houston to talk business, travel and investment opportunities between Georgia and #Indonesia.

Thanks to our sponsors at Miller & Martin, hosts Fify and Robert Manan, and all who left fulfilled by delicious Indonesian cuisine but hungry for a deeper understanding of a diverse country with the world's fourth largest population and a growing profile for tech and trade in the fast-growing Southeast Asia region.

Story and video to come..

A Georgia World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy landings and is thought to be the last living witness to...
09/21/2021
Georgia World War II Vet Who Witnessed German Surrender Honored by French Government - Global Atlanta

A Georgia World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy landings and is thought to be the last living witness to the German surrender at Reims, France, was awarded the French government’s highest honor Friday.

Here Consulate General of France in Atlanta's Vincent Hommeril discuss the importance of Legion of Honor ceremonies for U.S. World War II veterans in our upcoming #ConsularConversation [reg link in the story]:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/georgia-world-war-ii-vet-who-witnessed-german-surrender-honored-by-french-government/

A Georgia World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy landings and is thought to be the last living witness to the German surrender at Reims, France, was awarded the French government’s highest honor Friday. Luciano “Louis” Graziano, 98, was bestowed the Legion of Honor medal during ...

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, daughter of former Belgian King Albert II and sister of the current king, Philippe, ...
07/14/2021
Belgian Princess to Headline Massive October Trade Mission Starting in Atlanta - Global Atlanta

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, daughter of former Belgian King Albert II and sister of the current king, Philippe, will headline a weeklong economic mission to the United States in October that will kick off in Atlanta, bringing at least 169 companies and 369 delegates to the city.

More: https://www.globalatlanta.com/belgian-princess-to-headline-massive-october-trade-mission-starting-in-atlanta/

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, daughter of former Belgian King Albert II and sister of the current king, Philippe, will headline a weeklong economic mission to the United States in October that will kick off in Atlanta, bringing at least 169 companies and 369 delegates to the city. The mission....

A #ConsularConversation interview with Spain's trade commissioner in Miami, Francisco J. Garzon, served as our first hyb...
06/30/2021

A #ConsularConversation interview with Spain's trade commissioner in Miami, Francisco J. Garzon, served as our first hybrid event last week.

During his first visit to Atlanta, we spoke with the trade commissioner about partnerships in fintech, smart cities, energy and beyond, and how infrastructure investment plans in both countries set the stage for further collaboration.

Thanks to Metro Atlanta Chamber for hosting and Miller & Martin for sponsoring.

Read/watch more: https://www.globalatlanta.com/matching-priorities-spains-trade-commissioner-eyes-infrastructure-tech-partnerships-with-atlanta/

The newly launched Atlanta Fire minor-league cricket team has major aspirations to drive the popularity of the sport in ...
06/25/2021
Atlanta’s New Cricket Franchise to Drive Development With Diversity - Global Atlanta

The newly launched Atlanta Fire minor-league cricket team has major aspirations to drive the popularity of the sport in Georgia.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/atlantas-new-cricket-franchise-to-drive-development-with-diversity/

A new Atlanta cricket franchise will host its first match July 31, a milestone boosters of the globally popular sport believe will cement its local fanbase and tap into its growing national momentum. The roster of the Atlanta Fire includes players from Bangladesh, South Africa and Sri Lanka, a coach...

Today we organized a consular breakfast focused on sharing best practices for international child protection in Georgia....
06/09/2021

Today we organized a consular breakfast focused on sharing best practices for international child protection in Georgia.

Our partners at the The Manely Firm, P.C. hosted at their beautiful new office and lent us founding attorney Michael Manely as an expert panelist. He was joined by Georgia Dfcs Commissioner Tom Rawlings and Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general at the Consulado General de México en Atlanta, as well as Christina Iturralde Thomas of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

It was energizing to more than 30 diplomats or their designated representatives gathered to discuss such an impactful topic. Story to come...

"This is a realistic time to make an assessment on how you really strengthen the health system, because I think the faul...
05/14/2021
CARE India Seeks Further Support as COVID Surge Moves Into Rural Areas - Global Atlanta

"This is a realistic time to make an assessment on how you really strengthen the health system, because I think the fault lines are very visible at this point in time.” CARE India CEO Manoj Gopalakrishna spoke with us and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta during a joint briefing/fundraiser about the organization's ongoing needs during the COVID surge in India.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/care-india-seeks-further-support-as-covid-surge-moves-into-rural-areas/

CARE India has made a dent in combating the country’s current COVID-19 spike, opening oxygen-equipped makeshift hospitals to triage patients with less severe cases and reducing the load on main government facilities. But even if positive trends hold, with case numbers in megacities like Mumbai and...

"We do not aim for quantity in terms of revenue or number of people that come in now -- just quality. And quality for us...
04/29/2021
Tourism Minister in Atlanta: Greece Ready to Welcome Vaccinated Americans May 14 - Global Atlanta

"We do not aim for quantity in terms of revenue or number of people that come in now -- just quality. And quality for us means to have the ability to travel if you want to, and to be safe throughout the journey, door to door, and go back to your loved ones and relatives, safe and sound."

That's from our interview with Harry Theoharis, Greece's tourism minister, who visited Atlanta to talk about the country's reopening May 14 to vaccinated and COVID-free Americans, particularly from the Southeast U.S.

Delta starts flights from Atlanta to Athens July 2:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/tourism-minister-in-atlanta-greece-ready-to-welcome-vaccinated-americans-may-14/

Greece is opening to vaccinated American travelers in mid-May, offering what the country’s tourism minister said could be a summertime respite from the stresses of the pandemic while also observing safety precautions learned throughout the last year. Harry Theoharis, the top tourism official for t...

Fresh off her role as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations and with five months until her next assignment, former C...
04/28/2021
Fresh Off UN Ambassadorship, Canada’s Louise Blais Returns to Her Old Job as Consul General in Atlanta - Global Atlanta

Fresh off her role as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations and with five months until her next assignment, former Consul General Louise Blais asked for a chance to come back and lead the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta.

“They agreed because they knew I could hit the ground running already knowing the territory so well,” she told Global Atlanta.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/fresh-off-un-ambassadorship-canadias-louise-blais-returns-to-her-old-job-as-consul-general-in-atlanta/

Louise Blais left Atlanta in 2017 after an active and visible stint as Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, only to take up an even more high-profile post as ambassador to the United Nations. But even as she finished out her time in New York as a pandemic swept the world, she kept an eye on […]

Missed today's wide-ranging #ConsularConversation with Ambassador Berit Basse, Denmark's consul general in New York? Fin...
04/12/2021
Denmark Balances Climate, Commerce on Road to Global Recovery - Global Atlanta

Missed today's wide-ranging #ConsularConversation with Ambassador Berit Basse, Denmark's consul general in New York?

Find a summary article and video recording of our conversation on Denmark's climate law, trade and investment climate, COVID response, and more here: https://bit.ly/3dZcAvo

Even a pandemic has not dampened the spirit of openness that has characterized Denmark’s approach to the global economy, its diplomat covering Georgia told Global Atlanta in an interview. As the world looks to recover from a year of isolation and retrenchment, the Scandinavian country of about 6 m...

04/01/2021
Consular Conversations: Caribbean Women

Global Atlanta closes out #WomensHistoryMonth with a discussion with four dynamic female diplomats covering COVID-19 response, disaster recovery, investment and trade, tourism, racial solidarity with Black Americans and other topics.

Speakers:

-Astra Armbrister-Rolle, Consul General of the Bahamas
-Roudelyne Nogar Jean, Consul General of Haiti
-Elaine Bryan, Honorary Consul of Jamaica
-Marva Jacobs, Honorary Consul of Guyana

Happy to close out Women's History Month today with our #ConsularConversation with these four dynamic female diplomats f...
03/31/2021

Happy to close out Women's History Month today with our #ConsularConversation with these four dynamic female diplomats from the Caribbean region.

Thanks to the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta, Bahamas Consulate Atlanta, Jamaican Consulate Atlanta and honorary consulate of #Guyana for the insightful discussion. Video link coming soon for those who could not join us.

Happy to close out Women's History Month today with our #ConsularConversation with these four dynamic female diplomats from the Caribbean region.

Thanks to the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta, Bahamas Consulate Atlanta, Jamaican Consulate Atlanta and honorary consulate of #Guyana for the insightful discussion. Video link coming soon for those who could not join us.

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Movie binge anyone? Whether you prefer the Grinch, Christmas Vacation, Die Hard or any other holiday flick, check out this week's Weekly Read as we celebrate National Christmas Movie Marathon Day! Also, be sure to reflect upon your ghosts of Christmas past, present and future for insight and perspective on your own happiness this holiday season. Happy Holidays to all! #allfamilylaw #divorce #divorcelawyer #divorceattorney #familylaw #familylawattorney #coparenting #internationalfamilylawyer #abogado #custodyattorney #custodybattle #estateplanning #estateplanningattorney #estateplan #will #powerofattorney #custody #AdvanceHealthCareDirective #parentingplan #modification #fathersrights #mothersrights #family #Holidays #holidayseason #Grinch #polarexpress #nightmarebeforechristmas #homealonemovie #achristmascarol #scrooge #diehard #christmasvacation GlobalAtlanta https://conta.cc/3J8fJrr
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Enjoy our December Newsletter as we close out 2021 highlighting the community involvement of our team members. Learn more about the amazing work of Cobb’s Center for Family Resources as Business Manager Shelia Manely reflects on her year as Board Chair. Also, meet Accounts Receivable Specialist Arnissa Galloway and gain insight into the various ways the holiday season can effect families and their mental health. Cheers to a bright holiday season for all! #allfamilylaw #divorce #divorcelawyer #divorceattorney #familylaw #familylawattorney #coparenting #internationalfamilylawyer #abogado #custodyattorney #custodybattle #estateplanning #estateplanningattorney #estateplan #will #powerofattorney #custody #AdvanceHealthCareDirective #parentingplan #modification #fathersrights #mothersrights #family #CFR #reading #holidays #eggnog #ChildAbduction #mentalhealth #communityservice GlobalAtlanta https://online.flippingbook.com/view/758985922/
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