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Newsmakers in business, Sept. 14
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Syfan Logistics chosen top 100 by industry magazine

Syfan Logistics of Gainesville has been named one of the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics providers for 2014 by Inbound Logistics magazine, a national trade publication covering the transportation industry.

It is the first time that Syfan Logistics, founded in 2011, has earned a place in the Top 100.

Each year, Inbound Logistics’ editors research and evaluate information about logistics companies from around the country to pick the Top 100. The honor is awarded based on criteria such as operational excellence, innovation, network of customer relationships and quality of services.

“As a young company it is very rewarding to be named to the Top 100 list because it shows we are providing the service our customers need and expect,” said Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan. “It’s a testament to our people, our culture, and our ability to deliver results for our customers. This serves as reaffirmation of our customer-first philosophy and recognition of our growth.”

Inbound Logistics ( is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers.

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Murrayville’s Henderson chosen top chiropractor

Dr. Drew Henderson of Murrayville has been selected 2014 Chiropractor of the Year by The Georgia Council of Chiropractic.

Fellow members of the board nominated Henderson in July. The award was presented by the 2013 recipient, Dr. Bobby Braile of Powder Springs, during the annual awards ceremony held at the group’s annual convention Aug. 24 in Cartersville.

Henderson was also inducted into the Georgia Council of Chiropractic Hall of Fame.

Henderson is a VIP Member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, hosts a biweekly Band of Brothers Chiropractic Philosophy group and also serves on the organizing team for Dynamic Essentials Chiropractic seminars.

He is a 2006 Doctor of Chiropractic graduate of Life University in Marietta. He owns and runs Murrayville Family Chiropractic.

Henderson is a 2000 graduate of North Georgia College and State University.

“I am excited to see Dr. Drew Henderson awarded this honor,” GCC Executive Director Katrine Frazier said. “Dr. Drew is a truly humble loving, and giving servant of his patients, his community and the Chiropractic profession.”

Braselton ‘downtown mystery’ solved

Citizens, shoppers and adventure seekers solved the first annual “Mystery on Main Street” and Nancy Little won the winning entry drawing.

Nineteen downtown businesses and the library hosted clue locations and entrants retrieved letters at each venue that helped solve the familiar phrase, “Let’s go Downtown Braselton!” Completed entry forms were entered into the drawing.

Little won a gift basket that included a $50 gift certificate to use downtown along with items donated by participating businesses.

“A friend is a business owner, and she encouraged me. It was an interesting challenge and an opportunity to visit all the businesses,” she said. “I made a day of it and look forward to next year’s mystery.”

The Downtown Development office also awarded 10 mystery mugs.

Authority director Amy Pinnell cited the Edward Jones Investment Company, office of Ralph Brooks, for special support of the promotion and winner of the online Mug Shot contest.

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