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Schecky’s: Unique Luxury Handbags with Mel Boteri
Mel Boteri [Goizueta Alum]is a start-up by Melanie Mueller in Atlanta that takes luxury handbags to a whole new level. Mel Boteri started in 2008 as a product of an entrepreneurship focus in Melanie’s MBA program at Goizueta Business School.”

American Banker: An Old Problem Is Back, and Reform May Have Missed It
“Concern about stock and bottom-line performance seems on the rise again, with CEOs preoccupied with the idea of returning capital to shareholders and replacing fee income…” [This article is by subscription only and features Dr. Shiva Rajgopal]

Goizueta Newsroom: Wells Discusses Culture, Strategy
“Jim Wells, Chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks Inc. spoke at Goizueta March 31, detailing key aspects of his career ascension, the state of the banking industry and opportunities for the future. The CEO was joined by Vice Dean for Programs Rob Kazanjian, who led a discussion on current issues and strategy.”

Goizueta Newsroom: Goizueta Collects Donations for Disaster Relief
“Japanese students at Goizueta hosted a fundraiser for earthquake relief March 31.  A donation page has also been set up with a stated goal of $10,000.”

Emory Report: James Freeman — Goizueta’s go-to person for smooth operations
“For more than 17 years, [James] Freeman has worked behind the scenes to keep the business school moving. He places schedules outside each conference room listing the days’ events, sets up rooms for speakers or professors and takes requests on facilities from anyone who may stop him in the halls.”

WABE: Jobless Rate Down, Manufacturing Index Up
“The nationwide jobless rate fell to 8.8 percent in March, according to data released Friday by the federal government. Meanwhile, in Georgia, a gauge of the state’s manufacturing sector, also out Friday, shows continued strength. But if you ask Emory University finance professor Tom Smith if that means Georgia is close to an economic recovery, the answer is “Not yet.”

Appen Newspapers: Chambers named senior project manager at advertising firm
“Kilgannon announced that it has promoted Karla-Gaye Chambers [Goizueta alum], daughter of Johns Creek residents Karl and Marcia Chambers, to senior project manager. In her new role, Chambers will oversee the agency workflow process to ensure client campaigns are completed as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.”

Gwinnett Daily Post: Georgia Power names new region manager
“Louise Scott [Goizueta alum] has been named manager of Georgia Power’s Metro North region, which encompasses Gwinnett, Forsyth and North Fulton counties. Scott replaces David Seago, who retired Dec. 31. Scott most recently served as director of Georgia Power’s Customer Care Center, where she was responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of customer service, billing and operations for the 500 employees at the center.”

BusinessWeek: Making the Most of Rankings
“Experts agree rankings can be used to narrow down schools but [Patrick] Noonan notes that, first, prospective students should understand what the ranking in question measures.” [Drs. Doug Bowman and Ryan Hamilton were also featured in this article]

Find MBA: One-Year or Two-Year MBA Program?
“Students should consider their motivations for getting an MBA when deciding on the duration of the program. In the case of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, incoming students have the choice between two-year or a one-year MBA.