Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs Chairs and Co-Chairs pictured from left to right: Vance Burgess,
Co-Chair, Chick-fil-A; Natalie Tyler-Martin, Chair, Duke Realty;
Steve Berman, Chair, OA Development; and Frank Farrell, Co-Chair, Ackerman & Co.
The Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts have been selected for the 2016 Best of Atlanta Award in the Community Organizations category by the Atlanta Award Program.
Each year, the Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.
The Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) have prioritized public safety as
the primary focus of the CIDs initiatives. The CIDs deploy 24-hour private security patrols
throughout the district using the public safety professionals at Force, Inc. The Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs
Boardsare pictured with two of the private security vehicles. From left to right:
Joseph S. Folz, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.; Kali Beyah, Delta Airlines;
Vance Burgess, Chick-fil-A; Frank Farrell, Ackerman & Co.; Dr. Stuart Gulley, Woodward Academy;
Gita Berman, OA Development; Kevin Parrish, Wells Fargo; Grant Walker, Wings Financial;
Neel Shah, Hotel Evolution; Bill Oliver, Sheraton Hotel; Doug Dunn, Alliance Bus Group;
Natalie Tyler-Martin, Duke Realty;Austin McDonald, McDonald Development;
Steve Berman, OA Development; Delanie Dunivin, Howard Johnson; and Shannon James, SunTrust.
About Atlanta Award Program
The Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.