DYNAMIC DUOS

THE ATLANTANS PROVING THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

History has seen plenty of powerful pairs: Franklin and Eleanor, Laurel and Hardy, Simon and Garfunkel, Venus and Serena, Barbie and Ken. Each was notable in his or her own right but were even better and badder together. Here are six awesome local pairings keeping up the tradition.

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BOB AND BETTY EDGE

These arts enthusiasts are marking 50 years of marriage and philanthropy.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

This September, Bob and Betty Edge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and while the traditional gift for that milestone is something gold, the Buckhead couple has received something even more precious: The Forward Arts Foundation recently renamed its grants for emerging artists “The Edge Award” in their honor.

The distinction is a nod to […]

LAUREN AND EMILIE SCALISE

These enterprising teens, along with their older sister, tackled raising money for cancer rehabilitation in honor of their mother.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Stephanie Scalise was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news hit her daughters, Samantha, Lauren and Emilie, particularly hard. Ages 15, 13 and 11 at the time, the three Galloway School students were all too aware of the ferocity of the disease.

They knew life for their […]

ALLI AND JARON SOLOMON

This husband and wife team are breathing new life into the family jewelry business—and their careers.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Neither Jaron nor Alli Solomon planned on joining the family business. The married couple, who started dating 10 years ago during their freshman year at the University of Georgia, were following different paths. Alli was in public accounting at Deloitte; Jaron was going through the management program at E. […]

DR. AMY ALDERMAN AND DR. AIDA JOINER

The leading ladies of an all-female surgical team are equal parts business partners and “sister-friends.”

STORY: Karina Antenucci

“We became fast friends almost on day one,” says Amy Alderman of meeting Aida Joiner almost nine years ago at their previous plastic surgery practice. Last March, after eight years of teaming up on surgeries, the two doctors decided to go into practice together and launched North Atlanta Plastic Surgery […]

EDITH AND MICHAEL ROGERS

The vet and the CEO put their heart and soul into their businesses—and their family.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford

Edith and Michael Rogers were in the same eighth grade class at The Westminster Schools. They became friends and stayed in touch through college, but it wasn’t until 2003, during Edith’s last year of veterinary school at the University of Georgia, that they started dating. “I’d always had a […]

Fikret Kovac and Hicham Azhari

The business partners behind Little Alley Steak cook up winning restaurant concepts.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

“We didn’t like each other because there were always arguments on the field,” says Hicham Azhari from a second floor private room at Little Alley Steak in Buckhead. He’s chuckling about the years he and now business partner Fikret “Fix” Kovac faced off on the soccer field, each playing for opposing amateur […]