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Newsmakers in business, May 25
Tammy Sullivan is presented the award as Northeast Georgia Health System’s 2014 Employee of the Year from Sonja McLendon, vice president of Professional Services, and Anthony Williamson, vice president of Greater Braselton Development.

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Northeast Ga. Health System honors employee of year, 50-year veteran

Payroll specialist Tammy Sullivan was named 2014 Employee of the Year by Northeast Georgia Health System.
Sullivan joined NGHS in 1995. She has two adult children and two grandchildren.

“As specialist in our payroll department, Tammy shares the enormous task of making sure every payday goes smoothly for our more than 5,000 employees,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of the health system. “We’re proud of how she demonstrates our organization’s core values and supports our mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.”

NGHS honored 703 employees for their tenure with the system, including Betty Toney, outpatient registrar, as the first to be recognized for 50 years of service. She took a job as a ward secretary with Hall County Hospital in November 1963.

“Betty’s loyalty to our organization is truly inspirational,” Burrell said. “We couldn’t be more honored to call her our own.”

Cresswind at Lake Lanier cited as Ga.’s top-selling active-adult community

Cresswind at Lake Lanier, an active-adult community in Gainesville, has been chosen as Georgia’s most awarded and top-selling active-adult community.

Cresswind has claimed several 2013 and 2012 OBIE Awards in building design, interior merchandising, community, and marketing given by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for achievement in the new home construction industry.

Cresswind also recently claimed the title for 50-and-older Housing Community of the Year at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards, in addition to being awarded Best Senior Community Clubhouse of the Year by 50-plus Builder Magazine.

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is located off McEver Road near Lake Lanier; website,

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