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Artistic Image /Artemis Creative
For sister companies, Artistic Image, and Artemis Creative, creativity is at the forefront of their business. Artistic Image specializes in animation and works with clients such as The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, Coca-Cola, AT&T, and Verizon. Artemis Creative is a design and branding studio with a portfolio that ranges from identity design, to packaging and point of sale design. Their clients include Coca-Cola, Hyatt, Children’s Hospital and TNT. www.artisticimage.com

Signature FD
Signature FD, LLC is redefining the role of financial advisement. At Signature FD, the process of financial design takes its cues from the client. Their lives are the central focus, with solutions tailored to fit a client’s specific needs. Considered more comprehensive than wealth management and financial advice, Signature FD prides themselves on designing customized wealth programs that are a unique as one’s signature. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Signature FD has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine, and Financial Advisor Magazine. www.signaturefd.com

The SuperGroup
An award-winning interactive marketing agency, The SuperGroup specializes in digital media development with services ranging from web design and development to viral marketing, social media, and SEO/SEM. With a client roster that includes Disney, AOL, Pepsi Co. and Johnson & Johnson, The SuperGroup is one of Atlanta’s top creative agencies. Much of their success is attributed to their off-beat culture and entertaining approach to their work.
In 2009, The SuperGroup was awarded two gold and two silver W3 awards. An annual competition, sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, W3 honors creative excellence on the web. That same year, The SuperGroup was featured in HOW Magazine. Widely recognized as masters of digital media, The SuperGroup partners are frequently called upon by leading publications, such as The New York Times, to provide expert commentary on current events in their field. www.thesupergroup.com

Tandus Flooring Showroom
For over 20 years, Tandus Flooring has been committed to providing excellence in the flooring industry, designing products that are sophisticated and on the cutting-edge of design. Their patented Powerbond® product line features modular, broadloom and woven flooring solutions, designed to be used in tandem to enrich everyday environments. An industry leader, Tandus is one of few global corporations to establish an unwavering commitment to sustainability. Since then, Tandus has set and reset benchmarks for innovation, corporate responsibility and environmental accountability. www.tandus.com

MODA, Museum of Design Atlanta
MODA was formerly known as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design. In 2003 the MODA Board of Directors, staff and community advisers made the decision to redefine the museum’s mission and direction and the Museum of Design Atlanta was born.

MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming. MODA regularly features exhibitions on architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. www.museumofdesign.org

Peachtree Lofts
The building that is now Peachtree Lofts was constructed in 1952 as a government office building. Designed by acclaimed architect, Cecil Alexander, the building is believed to be the last remaining Bauhaus structure in Atlanta. The property is currently a destination residence for Atlantans wishing to immerse themselves in the hot Midtown lifestyle. The private loft residences are designed to accentuate the Bauhaus structure, with exposed ceilings and concrete floors. Common areas such as the lobby and rooftop deck add dimension to the building’s bold personality with ambient lighting, warm floor-coverings, furniture groupings and large-scale graphics. www.peachtreelofts.com

Holiday Inn

One of the most widely recognized hotel brands in the world, Holiday Inn is known for its friendly service and value. With over 1,300 hotels worldwide and hundreds more in the pipeline, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts has embarked on a bold relaunch of its brand. The updated experience demonstrates the level of commitment Holiday Inn has for its guests.  A new identity, socially oriented lobbies, and innovative rooms are designed to accommodate the evolving needs of today’s hotel guests.

Recently voted the Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the world, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts is one of seven global hospitality brands owned by InterContinental Hotels Group. Others include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. www.ihotelsgroup.com

InterContinental Hotels Group

An international hotel company whose goals is to create Great Hotels Guests Love.  IHG owns 7 hotel brands in over 4,400 hotels in 100 countries and territories around the world. These brands include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites. IHG believes their people lie at the heart of their business, the ones who care, listen, learn and work to ensure customers receive outstanding service and memorable experiences. www.ichotelsgroup.com

Doubletree and Hilton Worldwide
Doubletree is an upscale, full-service hotel brand for the Hilton Worldwide Corporation.  It is an international brand with over 250 properties and 55,000 rooms in 17 countries.  The Doubletree brand “understands that doing the little things well can mean everything.” Amenities include the Sweet Dreams tailored guest sleep experience, Wake-up Doubletree Breakfast, and state-of-the-art meeting and workout facilities.  Benefiting from the world’s leading guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, Doubletree is well known for a straight-forward experience based on guest needs. www.doubletree.hilton.com/ 

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
Hotel Indigo is a chain of boutique hotels forming part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). It is known for fresh design, inspiring service and an endless ability to intrigue guests with its distinctively local personality.
The Atlanta Midtown location is the first Hotel Indigo, opening its doors in 2004.  This location offers patrons easy access to the illustrious Peachtree Street and the Fox Theatre.  Beginning in 2011, Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown will introduce Guests to the brand’s more upscale direction, with a  design renovation that incorporates their “Neighborhood Story” and recognizes their hotel as part of the local fabric. www.hotelindigo.com/Atlanta 

USAA Real Estate Company
USAA Real Estate Company is part of USAA, one of the only non-publically traded, fully-integrated financial services companies in America.  Started in 1922 by 25 Army officers, USAA now has over 8 million members.  Founded on the values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity, USAA helps its members to achieve financial security through a full range of products and services; in doing so, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.  USAA maintains superior ratings from three of the major rating agencies and are one of two US property and casualty companies with the highest ratings from A.M. Best, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s.  USAA currently ranks 67th, with $19.3 billion, in net worth among Fortune 500 companies, 145th in revenue and 59th in assets.  Above all, USAA prides itself on consistently high member satisfaction ratings including J.D. Power & Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion award. www.usrealco.com 

Winston Hospitality and Hotel Indigo Nashville Downtown
Based in North Carolina, Winston Hospitality is a creative company dedicated to the highest standard of service and quality in the hospitality industry.  Led by Robert (Bob) Winston, they offer many hospitality services such as management, development, rehabilitation, repositioning, and hotel ownership. Their portfolio includes Aloft, Courtyard, Hampton Inn & Suites, and WinStar. properties located in the southern states. Their collaboration with ai3 will produce WInston’s first Hotel Indigo property in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. www.winstonhospitality.com 

4th & Swift
Located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, 4th & Swift is the creation of veteran chef, Jay Swift. Its menu is a modern tribute to comfort food, featuring farm-to-table ingredients sourced regionally. Housed in the building that was once the engine room of Southern Dairies, the atmosphere at 4th & Swift is warm and inviting with exposed brick walls, warm woods and soft lighting. www.4thandswift.com

4th & Swift opened its doors in 2008 and has received a steady stream of accolades ever since. Most recently, the restaurant won Wine Enthusiast’s “Award of Distinction 2009.” Atlanta Magazine voted 4th & Swift one of “The Fab 14 | Best New Restaurants 2009.” That same year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recognized 4th & Swift in “The Best Restaurants in Atlanta 2009: Songs of the South.” The Sunday Paper rated 4th & Swift one of its “50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta 2009.” The restaurant has also been featured in The Atlantan, Atlanta’s Finest Dining, and Atlanta Peach.

Formerly known as CNT Financial and founded in 2011, Acru is a subsidiary of First Cherokee State Bank that makes wealth strategy available to anyone for the stewardship of money and life. Economic uncertainty and market volatility produced a need for clear, sound advice from a wealth strategiest. With expertise in banking, investments, insurance and tax planning, Acru provides a holistic perspective, personalizing a strategy to address their clients specific needs. Acru harkens back to a simpler time when relationships meant something and wisdom was shared between friends to help others live a better life. www.acruwealth.com

Located in the heart of Atlanta’s West Midtown, Bocado is a tribute to simplicity. The menu emphasizes fresh, organic ingredients, which are crafted into small plates, sandwiches and salads. Bocado’s commitment to simplicity carries over from the menu to its setting, which features reclaimed and natural materials. Bocado’s bar and patio area are popular destinations for Atlanta’s Westside crowd. Critics are quick to share the enthusiasm for Bocado. The restaurant has been featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, Access Atlanta, and was included in The Sunday Paper’s “50 Best Restaurants 2009.” www.bocadoatlanta.com

Flip Burger Boutique and HD1
The brainchild of Owner Barry Mills and Chef Richard Blais, Flip Burger Boutique has become one of the hottest trends in dining. Cleverly subtitled, “fine dining between two buns,” Flip has reinvented the classic American staple, serving burgers that are 100% grass-fed beef along with ossobucco, tuna tartare and veggie burgers. Menu pairings reflect chef Blais’ experimental style. Only at Flip can diners enjoy a burger with fried egg or kimchee ketchup, and only at Flip can one taste Blais’ celebrated foie gras milkshake. www.flipburgerboutique.com   www.hd1restaurant.com

With two locations in Atlanta and one in Birmingham, Alabama, Flip Burger Boutique has won acclaim for its one-of-a-kind menu and unique design. In 2010, Bon Appétit Magazine rated Flip one of its “Top 10 Best New Burger Spots.” Flip was recognized in “The Editor’s Dozen” by Cooking Light Magazine and was voted “Best Burger in Atlanta 2009” by Access Atlanta. Flip was featured on the cover of Atlanta Magazine’s Best New Restaurants Edition and was Creative Loafing’s “Best New Restaurant 2009.” Other publications, including 944, National Geographic Traveler, Jezebel, and BusinessWeek, have followed suit, praising Flip Burger Boutique for its contribution to the culinary world.

Holeman & Finch Public House
Holeman & Finch Public House is a community gathering place, designed to encourage conversation and companionship. Founded in part by celebrated Chef Linton Hopkins, Holeman & Finch features a small-plate menu that blends historic pub fare with bistro and Southern staples, all of which acknowledge the best of in-season local ingredients. Cocktails are an equally sophisticated blend at Holeman & Finch, where Mixologist Greg Best has crafted a menu that features expert pairings and hand-made ingredients.

Praise for Holeman & Finch has been steady since its opening in 2008. In one of Holeman & Finch’s early reviews, Creative Loafing referred to the public house as “greasy, nonsensical, and totally awesome.” Later, GQ Magazine ranked Holeman & Finch tenth in the nation for places to find great cocktails. In 2009, Travel and Leisure Magazine recognized Holeman & Finch as one of its “50 Best New Restaurants.” www.holeman-finch.com

Levy Restaurants: Googie Burger, 2View- Georgia Dome
Over 30 years ago, Levy began as two brothers, a mother, and a deli.  As a family of passionate restauranteurs, Levy delivers dining experiences in  restaurants, stadiums, racetracks, hotels, convention centers and for amazing sepcial events. “The Levy Difference” creates a great guest experience wherever innovation takes them.
Part of Atlanta’s downtown business and tourism district, Googie Burger sits alongside the Fountain of Rings in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Greeting visitors with its iconic structure and classic menu, Googie Burger is a walk-up eatery styled after burger joints of the 50s. Its futuristic appearance and bold angles complement the park’s features, while the food and café-style seating are assets to its visitors. www.levyrestaurants.com  www.googieburger.com

Miller Union
A true celebration of farm-to-table cuisine, Miller Union is among Atlanta’s brightest culinary stars. The joint venture of veteran restaurateur, Neal McCarthy, and acclaimed chef, Steven Satterfield, Miller Union offers a sophisticated Southern experience. Its menu reflects a partnership between chef and farmer, featuring weekly harvests. Located in Atlanta’s trendy West Midtown neighborhood and in the space that once housed the Miller Union stockyards, the restaurant blends local ingredients with a chic farmhouse atmosphere.

Since its opening in September 2009, Miller Union’s has remained at the top of critics' pick lists, both locally and nationally. Voted 2010 “Restaurant of the Year” by Atlanta Magazine, Miller Union has also been featured in “Best of” lists by Creative Loafing and Bon Appétit. The restaurant has been featured in Where Magazine, Jezebel, The Sunday Paper, Knife and Fork, The Atlantan, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, and Wine & Spirits. www.millerunion.com

Seed Kitchen & Bar
A notable enthusiasm for bold experiences in food and life characterizes Chef /Owner Doug Turbush. Having worked with the many talents of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group for over 10 years, Chef embarked on his own venture, Seed Kitchn & Bar in late 2011.  Taking on modern American cuisine in a neighborhood setting, this recognized “Chef to Watch” is creating a place where families, including his own in Marietta, will meet to enjoy modern comfort food in an unpretentious setting.  www.eatatseed.com 

Geiger International began in 1964, when master cabinet-maker John Geiger founded Interiors International. Based in Toronto, Geiger joined with four other craftsmen to craft architecturally-designed office furnishings. The company grew quickly, receiving numerous awards and honors along the way. In 1986, under the private ownership of John Geiger, the company changed its name to Geiger International.

Known for their impassioned approach to sustainability, Geiger launched their commitment in the 80s by reducing VOC emissions and switching to eco-sensitive materials. Their pledge continues fervently today. Veneers are sourced from suppliers who practice sustainable forestry. Geiger has also set ambitious benchmarks for reducing landfill waste. www.geigerintl.com 

Over the years, Geiger featured designs by celebrated artists such as Ward Bennett, Manfred Petri, Anthony Garrett, Brian Graham and David Allan Pesso. In 2000, Geiger became part of Herman Miller and continued to design quality-conscious products for office environments. Geiger is best known for its CaseGoods and CaseSystem products, which offer versatile, high-quality office solutions. www.geigerintl.com

Founded in 1966 by Hank Loewenstein, the company has always strived to be an organization that cares about the customer, the employees, and the environment. Loewenstein’s philosophy and long term success has been built on bringing world class international furniture designs to the North American contract market. Loewenstein consistently delivers on its commitement to quality, service, and dependability. Loewenstein brand is owned by OFS Brands.  www.loewensteininc.com 

Pallas Textiles
For over 20 years, Pallas Textiles has produced a portfolio of award-winning textile collections. Partnering with recognized textile designers, Pallas’ product line is among the most diverse and stylish offerings available. Pallas prides itself on its smart products, balancing sophistication with high-performance and eco-friendly characteristics. Their numerous awards and accolades have made Pallas textiles one of the top textile manufacturers in the U.S. Most recently, Pallas’ Entwined collection was named NeoCon’s 2010 Gold Award Winner. In 2007, Pallas’ Common Ground collection, designed by ai3’s Lucy Aiken-Johnson, won Interior Design’s Best of Year award 2007, an award that represents the endorsement of 22,000 designers. www.pallastextiles.com

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