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Turner Construction employees volunteer at Piedmont Park, Action Ministries

Turner Construction employees volunteer at Piedmont Park, Action Ministries

ATLANTA -- On May 6, Turner Construction employees in Atlanta joined forces with partners around the world in a day of community service. More than 60 Atlanta Turner volunteers worked at Piedmont Park and at Action Ministries in honor of the company’s 113th anniversary and its long history of community engagement.

Turner employees worldwide organized volunteer and community partnership efforts under the umbrella of the company’s “Paint the Town Blue” initiative.

In Buckhead, Turner volunteers made and bagged 1,000 lunches and snack packs for children at Action Ministries, an organization that focuses on helping Georgians with hunger relief, housing and education.

New Turner Construction offices promote efficiency, collaboration, growth

New Turner Construction offices promote efficiency, collaboration, growth

ATLANTA -- Turner Construction, one of Atlanta’s top construction companies, has moved to a new 10,000-square-foot office at 3495 Piedmont Road, Suite 700, in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead business district. The new space offers collaborative advantages that are allowing the company to respond quickly to client needs as business growth accelerates.

The company’s new offices occupy the seventh floor at Eleven Piedmont Center, a PC Management Company facility. Jones Lang LaSalle worked with Turner to secure the deal. Across Turner’s system of 46 offices nationally, the company has been examining its space requirements to create more efficient environments for their employees.

“Turner has been growing steadily as the construction market continues to turn around post-recession,” says Mark Dent, Vice President & General Manager of Turner Atlanta. “This new space is fueling our growth, with a smaller, less expensive footprint.”

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Michael Merlin, a managing director and financial advisor in its wealth management office in Atlanta has been named to the firm’s prestigious Chairman’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors.

The appointment recognizes Michael’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1998, is an Atlanta native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Michael currently lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Caren, and sons, Jonathan and Ryan.  

For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Pike Nurseries Becomes an Employee-owned Company

Pike Nurseries management is pleased to announce the company has combined with Armstrong Garden Centers, its sister corporation in California, to operate under an established Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The plan transfers ownership to Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers employees through a defined contribution benefit program. 

 

“The ESOP program allows us to reward our employees for their hard work and longevity with the company,” said Mike Kunce, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers. “This structure not only enables management continuity, but also ensures the employees who have built and sustained Pike Nurseries and Armstrong Garden Centers play an integral part in the future success of the business.”

 

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

ATLANTA -- Turnaround professional Paul Share has been promoted to a Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie Inc. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, he specializes in interim management and financial turnaround roles for private equity portfolio companies among a number of other industries.  This announcement was made by Van E. Conway, CEO and president of Conway MacKenzie Inc.

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced today that Jim Hansberger, a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Atlanta office was named to REP. Magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors.”

The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are ranked exclusively on assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.

“We are extremely proud that Jim Hansberger is representing Morgan Stanley on this list,” said Michael Outlaw, Complex Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office.  “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”