FROM THE EDITOR – JULY 2017
Atlanta might be widely known for some of the major organizations that maintain a presence here—from professional sports teams and internationally renowned educational institutions to major media companies and car manufacturers— but what impresses me most about this dynamic, energetic city is the number of creative individuals who make their home here too.
That’s why I’ve especially enjoyed putting together this, our second annual Trendsetters and Tastemakers issue; it gives us a chance to give some of those folks the time in the spotlight they so deserve.
In this issue, you’ll meet a Grammy-nominated musician, the savvy executive of a meal-kit delivery service, the founder of one of our area’s most popular artisan marketplaces, a restaurateur, an entrepreneur whose business is built on sharing locally made goods, and a couple of guys who are, literally, taking soccer to the streets of Atlanta. (I’m talking about Phil Hill and Sanjay Patel of Soccer in the Streets and Station Soccer, who you’ve already seen on our cover.) Each in his or her own way, the forward-looking people who make up this group have found a way to channel their creativity or knack for business (and in some cases both) in a way that makes our community a more creative and colorful place. So, here’s to our local creators and innovators, in the pages of this issue and beyond.
Lindsay Lambert Day