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Newsmakers in business, Aug. 5
Christy Moore

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Moore joins Jackson EMC Foundation Board

Christy Moore, manager of community health improvement for the Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Northeast Georgia Health System Inc., has been appointed to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors.

Moore succeeds Anna Gines, who retired from the board in July.

The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization set up to represent the members of Jackson EMC and distribute funds collected from participating members through Operation Round Up. The 11-member volunteer foundation board of directors meets regularly to review and select grant applications.

Since Operation Round Up’s beginning nearly seven years ago, the Foundation has awarded nearly $6.8 million through 660 grants to organizations and 239 to individuals.

A Gainesville native, Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in business administration with concentration in health care management from Brenau University.

She is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of South Hall County, a sustainer in the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, and serves on the board of directors for Hall County Family Connection and WomenSource.

She is a graduate of Leadership GHA (Georgia Hospital Association) and Leadership Hall County.

Atlanta Highway Glass reopens at old site

Atlanta Highway Glass is once again living up to its name. The glass company, in business since 1996, has reopened its location at 1104 Atlanta Highway in Gainesville after having been temporarily relocated to Hilton Drive due to road construction involved in the expansion of Atlanta Highway.

Owners of the locally owned, family run business say they are grateful to have survived the economic downturn of the past few years and to be able to reopen in a larger facility.

The business specializes in plate glass, store fronts, custom mirrors, frameless shower doors, commercial and residential door replacements, and window glass.

You can find out more at the company website,

Keller Williams Realty Cook and Co. earns industry recognition

Keller Williams Realty Cook and Co. was ranked No. 204 out of thousands of real estate brokerage companies nationwide in the recently released 2012 REAL Trends 500.

REAL Trends 500 is an annual industry ranking published by REAL Trends Inc. and is considered a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry.

The Flowery Branch company also was recognized among the Top 50 Brokerages in the following categories: Movers by Transactions; Movers by Transactions Percentage; and Movers by Volume Percentage

“We are very fortunate to thrive in the real estate industry under the current economic climate, but these rankings are a true testament to the hard work that each of our associates do every day,” said Keith Cook, operating principle for Cook and Co.

Keller Williams Realty Cook and Company has offices in Northeast Georgia and South Alabama.

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