Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 8
COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT
* Best places to work. Columbusbased insurance provider Aflac and
the Southern Co., an energy company
based in Atlanta, both landed on Computerworld 's 2017 Best Places to Work
in IT list, ranking No. 41 and No. 48,
respectively, out of 51 in the largeorganization category. The Arlington,
Va.-based National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association (NRECA)
was ranked No. 8 of 29 in the smallbusiness category. NRECA is the
service association of the nation's
900-plus member-owned, not-for-profit
electric cooperatives. For the full list
of rankings, visit computerworld.com/
* New wildlife area. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently opened its Alligator Creek Wildlife
Management Area near Lumber City in
Wheeler County. The 3,086-acre tract
is open to the public and offers a great
site for bird-watchers and other nature
enthusiasts; it also will be available for
hunting during all statewide hunting
* Call for artists. Quinlan Arts Center
in Gainesville is seeking fine artisans
to be part of its Handcrafted for the
Holidays event Dec. 2-3. Apply by Nov.
10 at bit.ly/QACholiday.
October is National Cooperative Month
Electric co-ops are committed
to all things big and small
eorgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) believe in
neighbors helping neighbors. This
commitment to their communities is
central to everything they do.
Providing affordable, reliable
electric service is your local EMC's
primary mission, but when you look
around your neighborhood, there's a
good chance the folks at your electric
co-op have played a role in making
Whether it's filling food pantries, collecting school supplies and
holiday gifts or supporting temporary
housing for families in crisis, your local electric cooperative is involved.
This is why an EMC is not just
some company. Since the beginning,
the people behind the co-op have
looked for ways to meet needs in
Listening to members helps coops to see and learn about opportunities to serve. These days, that's done
Everyone connected to the co-op
is committed to being a part of
his or her community and staying
involved each and every day.
through social media or through conversations that member services representatives have with members on
the telephone or at service centers.
Staffers also listen to members' concerns at places of worship, restaurants and local ballfields.
At the neighborhood level, the
little things really make a difference.
That's always been the co-op way.
Everyone connected to the co-op is
committed to being a part of his or
her community and staying involved
each and every day.
10 Artists, 10 Bottles
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Kyle Brooks, left, and Ross Pederson admire the 4-foot sculpted Coke bottles on display in
10 Artists, 10 Bottles.
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nside the World of Coca-Cola, a new
Pop Culture Gallery exhibit titled 10
Artists, 10 Bottles commemorates the
10th anniversary of the World of CocaCola at Pemberton Place in downtown
Atlanta. To add local flavor, the World
of Coca-Cola invited 10 Atlanta artists-
including Kyle Brooks, Kathleen Plate,
Dirk Hays and Lee Laney-to express
their personalities and visions on 4-foot
sculpted Coke bottles. The collection of
larger-than-life bottle art incorporates
a range of styles and media, including
contemporary painting and recycledglass bottles. The exhibit was unveiled
to guests May 19 and will be on display
until May 2018. For more information,