2016 Press Releases

North DeKalb Mall store on Macy's hit list

January 8, 2016

EY and Kennesaw State University Uncover Four Key Practices Used By Leading Family Businesses For Successful Successions

January 4, 2016
EY and Kennesaw State University Uncover Four Key Practices Used By Leading Family Businesses For Successful Successions

Succession planning a top issue for family businesses in Canada

December 1, 2015
TORONTO , Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - With most family businesses not making it past the first generation, succession was a hot topic for Canadian family business leaders who attended a panel in Toronto in October.

Internet security expert skeptical of investigation into information leak

December 1, 2015

Austell based Yancey Bros Co receives Family Business of the Year Century Award

December 1, 2015
Austell-based Yancey Bros. Co., the nation's oldest Cat dealer, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Georgia Family Business of the Year Century Award, honoring a family-owned business that is at least 100 years old.

State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

November 20, 2015
ATLANTA -- Georgia Milestones test results to be released this week by local school districts are among the most visible evidence to parents of how a package of federally-funded initiatives have changed public education in the state.

Georgia manufacturing hits growth level for the first time since July

November 16, 2015
Georgia manufacturing's Purchasing Managers Index recovered 5.9 points following a three-point increase for September.

Should You Get Your MBA if You Work for a Family Business?

November 12, 2015
If you're a member of a family business, you may have grappled with the idea of going back to school for your MBA. It can be a particularly difficult decision when you are forced to weigh the costs and benefits. At the end of the day, before you make your decision you need to answer a simple question: will the MBA program that you're considering provide you with practical and useful advice that can be directly applied to the betterment of your family business?

Succession: Equity Financing Options For Family Businesses

November 12, 2015
Research indicates that as many as 86% of middle-market, privately owned businesses in the US are positioned to make a generational transfer. In anticipation, family business owners will be tasked to evaluate potential financing options to support the transition. Businesses uncomfortable with the risks of leverage will look to obtain an equity partner. Though equity financing can be a source of essential capital to any transitioning business, there are additional considerations when selecting the appropriate equity partner to aid in the continuation of a family business. In a generational transfer, preservation is at the helm of the handover.

Prep Your Business for a Data Breach

November 12, 2015
How vulnerable is your business to a computer data breach? Chances are you're not dealing with thousands of files containing Social Security numbers, protected health information or financial information belonging to other people. However, as the owner of a small- to medium-sized business, don't stop reading yet. You may not be safe from cybercrime.

Rarely enforced SEC rules may give green light to earnings manipulation

November 11, 2015
In 2013, after the "London Whale" trading disaster that cost J.P. Morgan Chase more than $6 billion, the bank halved Chief Executive James Dimon's 2012 compensation, eliminating his cash bonus and saying he bore "ultimate responsibility" for the losses and the internal problems that led to them.

Women in Higher Education Conference wraps up at Albany Technical College

November 6, 2015
ALBANY -- Albany Technical College, in partnership with the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network, on Wednesday wrapped up a two-day Women in Higher Education (WIHE) Leadership Conference held on the Albany Tech campus.

Grammy Museum names KSU university affiliate

November 6, 2015
Kennesaw State University's Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program was named an official university affiliate of the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE.

Engaging the community: KSU has $1.2B annual impact on area, Papp says

November 3, 2015
Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp, keynote speaker at the Cobb Chamber's Monday breakfast, said KSU's annual economic impact on the county and surrounding area is $1.2 billion.

Zombie 101: KSU instructor appears in 'The Walking Dead'

November 4, 2015
KENNESAW -- The real-life experience Beth Keener shares with her students includes days of trying to outrun the living dead.