Goizueta in the News: March 31, 2011

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Yahoo! Finance: Making the Most of Business School Rankings
“… rankings are of the most service to applicants near the start of their business school search, says Patrick Noonan, associate professor of decision and information analysis at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Applicants, say experts, should use the rankings to narrow down the list of schools to which they’ll apply. But first they must understand what each ranking measures, says Noonan.”

Atlanta Journal Constitution: New Disney concept store debuts at Perimeter
“Where can your child build a car or have the starring role as a princess in a video clip? Follow the trail of pixie dust — and greenbacks — to the new Disney Store in Perimeter Mall. The store, which opens Wednesday, is the first in Georgia to feature a new concept launched last year at 19 stores in the U.S. and Europe. They sell essentially the same merchandise as all Disney stores, but add interactive concepts aimed at boosting traffic and increasing the amount of time and money visitors spend inside.”

Goizueta Newsroom: Emory Receives LEED-Showcase Award
Emory University was recently awarded the first-ever ‘LEED-Showcase Award for Innovation in Business’ from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This award honors LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects, certified in 2010, that set the bar for innovation and best practices.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Franchising could be job growth fuel
“In real estate, the key factors are ‘location, location, location.’ In discussions about the national, state and local economy, the focus now is ‘jobs, jobs, jobs.’As we look for ways to shift the recovery into higher gear, lawmakers, regulators and business leaders could take a closer look at an American business model that shows job-creation promise: franchising.”

The Dunwoody Crier: Community activist to helm of Nature Center
“The Dunwoody Nature Center has announced the appointment of [Goizueta alumna] Susan Mitchell as its executive director, replacing recently retired Claire Waggenspack Hayes. In her new position, Mitchell will lead the center’s daily operations and long-term strategic plan implementation.”

Goizueta Newsroom: So Good You Can Taste It
“Worthwhile Wine Company’s wines, High Road Craft’s ice cream, El Carrizal’s homemade jams, Tamale Queen’s authentic Mexican street food, Sugar-Coated Radical’s artisan chocolates, and one-of-a-kind handmade baskets by the Bhutanese Basket Cooperative, were all on display — as was an entrepreneurial spirit. To be specific, social entrepreneurism: the idea business owners can operate with a purpose and be profitable.”

Goizueta Newsroom: SunTrust CEO Wells to Speak at Goizueta
“On March 31, Jim Wells, Chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. will join Goizueta’s Rob Kazanjian for a look at ‘How Strategy and Culture Drive Performance in Banking.’ Wells was named to his current position in 2008, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., since January 2007.”

American Executive: AchooAlergy.com — Born of Necessity
They say necessity is the mother of invention. That age-old saying has never been truer than in the case of AchooAllergy.com. [Goizueta alumn] Cade McDonald, founder, president, and CEO, is a lifelong allergy sufferer who created the company after a series of events led him to conclude he could create a business that would help people live healthier lives.

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