THE PERKS OF WORK

HOW LOCAL COMPANIES ARE PLYING EMPLOYEES WITH EVERYTHING FROM CONCIERGES TO CORNHOLE

Tribe, Inc. employees enjoy a yearly wine tasting with cash prizes for guessing the mystery wines.

Years ago, company perks might have included a polo shirt with the office logo or a monthly birthday cake for the staff. These days, more and more businesses are offering elaborate benefits, such as an on-site chef […]

WHAT’S ON THEIR DESKS?

A PEEK AT THE WORK SPACES OF FOUR LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

NAZY GAVAHI

They say a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. Whether you believe that or not, the state of your office does tell a lot about you. We examined the desks of four Buckhead-area working stiffs to see what their spaces say about what they do and how they do it.

NAZY […]

WHO’S THE BOSS? YOU ARE!

The rise of the self-employed

Becky Nickerson

Being self-employed means you work for the toughest boss imaginable.

“You will never work harder for anyone than yourself,” says Becky Nickerson, the founder of Infinity Yoga, which has locations in Brookhaven and Buckhead. Despite the challenges, though, the number of self employed and independent workers continues to increase. Some do it as a way to supplement income, while […]

THE WORK PLACE

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS IN BUCKHEAD

Work: It’s something we all do at one point or another, whether it’s busing tables at the local diner or running a multi million dollar company. But look around, and you’ll see that the workplace is changing. For one, the number of co-working spaces is on the rise as more and more people opt for self-employment and the number of companies […]

BUCKHEAD’S BEST BOSSES

THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE AREA BIZ LEADERS THE CREAM OF THE CROP

Cricket Wireless’ George Cleveland

George Cleveland has dressed as Lenny Kravitz for a rock themed First Friday event at Cricket Wireless. Roadie’s Marc Gorlin believes he works for his employees, not the other way around. Lauren Fernandez, owner of Chicken Salad Chick in Buckhead, regularly takes her managers out for fun, off-site activities […]

WORK IS A ZOO

HOW SOME LOCAL OFFICES ARE GOING TO THE DOGS AND CATS

Engraver John Franciscus and his cat, Joey, are nearly inseparable. Joey joins him at his Sandy Springs studio almost every day.

ZuZu has such a bright and happy spirit,” says Rhonda Hazen, the owner of the luxury home goods shop House of Hazen in Buckhead. “She’s as much a part of the House of […]

IN AN OFFICE FAR, FAR AWAY

More and more companies are relying on a remote workforce

Sherpa Global’s David Felfoldi

At a typical office, you get used to seeing your co-workers every day in meetings, at the copier or in the break room. But going for days without seeing your colleagues is becoming more and more commonplace. David Felfoldi, for one, rarely sees his employees: They are all remote workers.

Felfoldi, a […]

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAMILY

AN EMOTIONAL NORMANDY EXCURSION BRINGS HISTORY ALIVE

The rows of white crosses at the American Cemetery in Normandy face west, toward the U.S.

The rows of white crosses at the American Cemetery in Normandy face west, toward the U.S.

As a devout History Channel junkie and native of Philadelphia, where history gushes from almost every street and square, I tailor most of my travels to include […]

THE JOYS OF TRAVELING SOLO

GOING IT ALONE CAN BRING OUT THE BEST IN BOTH YOU AND THE DESTINATION

“You’re going where by yourself?” I still recall my godmother, who has traveled everywhere from Antarctica to Vietnam, asking when I told her I was going on a solo trip to Colombia.

I’d been itching to visit South America and figured my 35th birthday was the perfect occasion. And thanks to available vacation days, […]

GOTTA-HAVE GEAR FOR WHEN YOU’RE ON THE GO

THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

Traveling wise is a fine balance of carrying just the right amount of stuff of decent quality and practical use. Savvy road warriors will love these travel essentials that are just the ticket, whether you’re headed out on a weekend getaway, cross-country voyage or international expedition.

1. Stackers Makeup & Jewelry Travel Case ($40)

This handy, two-in-one leather […]