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Newsmakers in business, Aug. 16
Matthew A. Hazzard

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Syfan honored by Inbound Logistics

For the second year in a row, Gainesville-based Syfan Logistics has been named one of the top 100 third-party logistics companies in America by Inbound Logistics magazine, a national trade publication covering the transportation industry.

Each year, Inbound Logistics’ editors research, conduct personal interviews and evaluate information about logistics companies from around the country to make the list. The honor is awarded based on criteria such as operational excellence, innovation, network of customer relationships and quality of services.

Founded in 2011, Syfan Logistics earned a place on Inbound Logistics’ top-100 list last year for the first time.

“It is truly an honor to make the Top 100 3PL for the second straight year,” said Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan. “Our team takes a lot of pride in the service we provide our customers. Recognition like this means a lot to us, and we thank our professional staff and loyal customers for making it happen.”

Syfan Logistics is a full-scale, asset-based transportation logistics management company that serves the most demanding shipping needs for temperature-controlled, dry or flatbed loads with on-time pickup and delivery throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada. For more information, call 855-287-8485 or visit

Neurosurgeon Hazzard joins Longstreet Clinic

Matthew A. Hazzard, M.D., has joined the The Longstreet Clinic’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Hazzard earned his medical degree from Indiana University after completing his bachelor’s degree at Spring Arbor University. He completed residency training in neurological surgery at Duke University, where he served as chief resident and completed an enfolded fellowship in surgical pain management.

Hazzard is board-eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

He joins the practice of Nabil Muhanna, M.D., Bruce Nixon, M.D., Karl Schultz Jr., M.D., and Betsy Grunch, M.D. They specialize in the latest, most advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat many diseases and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Hazzard is welcoming new patients at offices in Gainesville and Braselton. He also has medical staff privileges at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Gainesville and Braselton locations, as well as Gainesville Surgery Center.

Hazzard and his wife, Lindsey, live in Braselton with their 19-month-old daughter.

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