JULY 2022
Economic Overview
Food Trucks Unlimited moves to Peachtree Corners
Founder of SpendHQ, Tom Beaty, is pictured with CEO Scott Macfee and Pierre Laprée, founder of Per Angusta. SpendHQ, North America’s largest procurement spend analytics platform, has joined forces with France-based Per Angusta, the world’s first procurement performance management platform. 
Local firm joins forces with French company

SpendHQ, located at 5555 Triangle Parkway in Peachtree Corners, has joined forces with France-based Per Angusta, the world’s first procurement performance management platform. SpendHQ is North America’s largest procurement spend analytics platform.

Per Angusta’s employees will join SpendHQ resulting in a combined organization with team members in 11 countries across three continents. The resulting procurement powerhouse will serve over 400 customers globally including many of the largest companies and private equity firms in the world. As part of the transaction, Per Angusta CEO Pierre Laprée will join SpendHQ as a significant shareholder, board member, and Chief Product Officer. He will join the SpendHQ leadership team led by CEO Scott Macfee.

SpendHQ partnered with Charlotte-based Pamlico Capital to support the acquisition. Pamlico provided $65 million in funding for the transaction and to accelerate growth. Pamlico will be a minority investor in SpendHQ and board member.

From the Mayor's Desk . . .
Trails: a strong community asset

Peachtree Corners is fortunate to have amazing outdoor amenities we can all enjoy, such as the Chattahoochee River, parks, streams, and a wonderful Town Center. Everyone who enjoys being outside takes advantage of these areas of our community. Additionally, according to the National Association of Realtors, recent studies have confirmed living near trails and greenways will likely raise your property value an average of 3-5% and sometimes even as high as 15%. 

Approximately seven years ago, the City began work on a way to connect our City through the creation of our multi-use trail system, the Corners Connector. Through various state funding sources, several locations and feasibility studies have been completed that serve as the foundation of planning for the ultimate build-out of this trail. It began in 2015 with the completion of the Peachtree Corners Livable Centers Initiative, which was funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). This was one of the first projects that identified the base location for the final trail system.  READ MORE
Food truck outfitter moves to Peachtree Corners

The Peans recently moved their Food Truck outfitting businesses from Lawrenceville to Peachtree Corners. Left to right, Lentz Pean, Malana Jayde and Larissa Pean, in a completed food truck kitchen.

A lot of people have good ideas and think, “I should start a business.” But Lentz Pean acts on it. He and his wife, Larissa, recently moved their business, Food Trucks Unlimited, from Lawrenceville to 6611 Bay Circle in Peachtree Corners. Pean is a serial entrepreneur who seems to grab opportunities when they arise. Food Trucks Unlimited, a food truck fabrication company, is one of several small businesses that Pean has launched, and the most recent. With the help of team member Malana Jayde, the Peans outfit step vans and trailers with stainless steel commercial coolers, burners, broilers, sinks and other cooking equipment. They make them easy to clean and compliant with the fire marshal and other regulatory departments.

“We know what the health department is looking for,” Mr. Pean said.

He would. Before starting Food Trucks Unlimited, he launched Grubbin’ Out, a gourmet sliders business, which he operates out of a food truck and trailer. From that he noticed that there was a need for kitchen space for the food truck operators to prepare food. In 2016, he opened My Kitchen LLC at 7050 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Peachtree Corners. He leases space to other food truck companies and ghost kitchens. Chefs and other people who are good at crafting restaurant fare can rent space for catering jobs or other culinary endeavors.

For Pean it was a case of one thing leading to another. Although he has spent time in various professions, such as policing and teaching, he seems to be an entrepreneur at his core. Mrs. Pean also previously worked in public service. She was an RN before the couple started outfitting vehicles and creating food trucks. She is a craftswoman, highly skilled in carpentry and other trades. In fact, she built a home with her father who is an architect.

Food Trucks Unlimited is working on 30 projects now. They specialize in every aspect of building a food truck. Mr. Pean is a board member of the Street Food Coalition through which he assists entrepreneurs in building their businesses and reaching goals. Grubbin’ Out is also a member of the Food Truck Association of Georgia.
Earn & redeem PTC Points with Choose PTC
Earn points at more than 240 local Peachtree Corners Businesses that can be redeemed at Anderby Brewing, Beautifullea Salon, Beard Papa’s, Evans Urban Market, My Secret Garden, Gong Cha Tea, ZhumeisterLabs, Glass Tiger Hand Car Wash, JR’s Log House, and READ MORE
Economic overview on tap
An overview of the local economy in Peachtree Corners is available for the first and second quarters of 2022. The Community Profile includes population and demographic information, educational levels and consumer spending information.

In the second section, there is an economic overview that includes workforce characteristics, anticipated growth and trends projection. For the Peachtree Corners community profile CLICK HERE.
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.
North American Properties partner to present at Chamber breakfast
Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties-Atlanta will speak at the upcoming Southwest Gwinnett Chamber meeting on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Crowne Plaza at 6050 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. The event begins with networking and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. For more information, READ MORE
Business networking lunch open to new businesses

Join the PCBA Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Marlow's Tavern at the Town Center. The Lunch Club is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a great meal while networking. For more information, go to: PCBA
PTC Business Briefs
  • Idolize Spa will be moving into space at The Forum in suite 1125.
  • McDonald's at 7070 Jimmy Carter Blvd. is demolishing the existing drive-through lane to construct a new, double drive-through lane.
  • Renovation is underway for the Atlanta Signature Grill, which will open at 4015 Holcomb Bridge Road, a $125,000 project.
  • Renovation is underway at 3200 Holcomb Bridge Road for an America's Best store, a $300,000 project.
Curious about traveling in the most energy-efficient way?
Learn more about sustainable travel at an upcoming, free Sustainable Travel Workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Curiosity Lab, 147 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners. Lunch will be provided and there is a chance to win a $100 gift card.