JUNE 2022
City recognizes police officers
Hotel business coming back
KGM Technologies of Peachtree Corners was recently honored as a 2022 “Georgia Fast 40” by The Atlanta National Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Pictured are Richard Cope, CEO, and Kyle Grob, founder and CTO.
Growing successful teams is his business

Many people know Richard Cope by the company he started in Peachtree Corners, NanoLumens, a company that designs and manufactures large-format digital LED displays with various sizes and curvatures. There is a large LED display at the Town Green created by NanoLumens.

Cope, and his wife, Karen, have created and managed several companies in Peachtree Corners, including Enrev Corp., a battery software technology company, and Prime Point Media, a nationwide outdoor advertising company which was sold to a Canadian public company in 2006.

Cope is known for creating high performing teams and caring for his employees. His latest endeavor is serving as Chief Executive Officer of KGM Technologies, which designs and manufactures systems and technologies used by front-line military and law enforcement.
From the Mayor's Desk . . .
Hotels recovering from pandemic

We have some good news to report from the tourism front. The hotel business is stabilizing nicely. The weekends are busy and weekday business travel is coming back as well, according to Rayya Robinson, general manager of the Hyatt Place Atlanta. Things are looking up at the Hilton too. We spoke with Carolyn Woolridge, senior sales manager at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast and she said that things are finally getting back to normal. There are athletic groups renting rooms, film crews, and of course, weddings. Hotel occupancy in the county is more than 70 percent. READ MORE
Apothym Technologies expanding in PTC

Apothym Technologies Group (ATG) is adding more office space to its location at 275 Scientific Drive, where the company maintains its research and development center. The company is a spin-off of Envistacom, headquartered in Duluth.
 
ATG delivers capabilities in the field of transport virtualization and antenna technologies in satellite communications. Michael Geist, senior vice president of strategy and technology at Envistacom, is now serving as president of ATG.

The company has six patents and numerous others pending in the areas of transport virtualization and advanced antenna technologies. Envistacom President Alan Carson said the change will enable the two companies to concentrate on their respective markets while allowing ATG to continue developing new technologies to meet the requirements of warfighters and commercial clients.

Envistacom is a female-owned business providing communications, intelligence, cyber platforms and services to customers in defense, intelligence and aerospace sectors.
ATG is currently seeking hardware and antenna engineering interns, antenna and communications systems engineers. Visit indeed for further information.
City recognizes
GPD officers

On March 18, 2022, two suspects that had committed multiple armed robberies around Gwinnett County and neighboring jurisdictions were apprehended by these West Precinct officers. The officers responded to a FLOCK camera notification and apprehended the two men in a business park after a brief foot chase.
Sgt. Bing first saw the suspect vehicle and was joined by MPO Frantz Augustin. They approached the vehicle giving verbal commands. The suspects rammed another patrol vehicle head-on driven by PO Senior Osorio Giraldo, who got out of the vehicle, drew his weapon and gave commands. Determined to get away, the suspects tried driving over a curb and their vehicle got lodged in some bushes. The passenger got out and was taken into custody by Ofc. Worth and Sgt. Bing.
The driver jumped out and began to run. Officer Augustin, MPO Anderson, and MPO Merkley pursued. The three officers were able to catch the driver.
The two suspects were each charged with 9 counts of Armed Robbery, while one of the suspects was charged with an additional 9 counts of Aggravated Assault.
Without the level of effort and professionalism shown by all involved, these individuals would have continued their victimization of Gwinnett County businesses and citizens.

Recognized at the May City Council meeting were:
Sergeant J. L. Bing Jr. #1103
Master Police Officer K. A. Anderson #2042
Master Police Officer Frantz E. Augustin #2044
Master Police Officer W. N. Merkley # 2115
Police Officer Senior D. E. Osorio Giraldo #211
Police Officer Senior T. D. Worth II #2037
Back-office solutions firm relocates in Tech Park
Previously located 22 Tech Park, "Sourced." has made its permanent home at 270 Scientific Drive, Suite 11. Providing customized back-office services to small to medium-sized businesses, the small business has won several awards, both nationally and locally, including Best of Peachtree Corners three years in a row and Best of Gwinnett for six consecutive years. For more information, visit: www.GetSourced.com.
New Businesses opening doors in Peachtree Corners
business open sign
Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See READ MORE most recent new businesses and license.
CEO of successful attractions company
to share insights, and principles
Andrew Wexler, CEO of Herschend Enterprises, will speak at Coffee Connections at the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber on Friday, June 24, at Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners. It is free to attend. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.

After-hours event slated for Kettlerock Brewing

Join the PCBA on Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kettlerock Brewing at 6025 Peachtree Parkway for networking and food by Evan's Urban Market. READ MORE
PTC Business Briefs
  • Pond is excited to announce that it has recently been awarded a multi-year contract with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for architectural and engineering consulting services to support the design of new and existing facilities.

  • Come out and enjoy some top notch barbecue from Keebler's Kitchen BBQ at Anderbys Brewing on Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. For more events at Anderby, READ MORE

Curiosity Lab welcomes French and Japanese organizations
In early June, the Curiosity Lab was visited by a group of French delegates, including French university presidents, deans, professors and more. This group also included members of the Emory Center for Ethics, Michelin, and the French Embassy. At the lab the group discussed collaboration perspectives and partnership opportunities, and received an overview and tour of the lab and Beep autonomous and electric shuttles.

In addition, JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organization, visited the lab. This group included representatives from Japanese EV companies. Similar to the French delegates, the group discussed collaboration perspectives and partnership opportunities, and received an overview and tour of the lab and City Hall.