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                           New Heights Magazine

                            Taking our communities to “New Heights”

                      I am very excited about the inaugural edition of New Heights Magazine.

             orn during a brainstorming breakfast meeting, its      TAAC is a collaborative and supportive organization. We
             vision is to strengthen the Airport Region and Southern   partner with other chambers and alliances in metropolitan
        B Crescent communities by providing a platform for   Atlanta through the Regional Business Coalition to address
        regional leadership to help other Chamber leadership build   water, air quality, and transportation issues. Our collaborative
        relationships, educate, and create new business opportunities   efforts improve quality of life and economic vitality.
        and partnerships. New Heights is an annual publication      One of our communities is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
        highlighting corporate investors and members with a strategic   International Airport, the busiest and most efficient airport in
        development platform of industry knowledge.          the world. Many members directly conduct business within
                                                             the fence of the airport, such as concessionaires, retailers, and
                                                             building maintenance. Others conduct business in the airport
              Our mission is to spur economic                community, referenced as outside the fence. As a result, TAAC
                                                             maintains a unique partnership and support system with the
            growth and development to benefit
                                                             companies in that community and the surrounding area.
            our members, the regional business                  TAAC’s programs, such as the Elevate ATL: South Metro
                  community, and Georgia.                    Leadership Academy, Innovation Academy, and Young
                                                             Enterprising Scholars (Y.E.S.), develop community leaders,
                                                             assist in contract qualifications, and develop entrepreneurs
                                                             and youth through a diversity, equity, inclusion, and
           As with many of you, the ATL Airport Chamber, Inc.
                                                             belonging platform.
        (TAAC) is working within the parameters of the new normal
                                                                TAAC also has nonprofit organizations of all sizes as
        and working tirelessly to operate effectively under adverse
                                                             members, such as the United Way of Greater Atlanta and Pink
        economic conditions. The good news is that business in
                                                             STEM. Pink STEM is a veteran-owned business that helps
        Clayton and South Fulton counties, affectionately known as
                                                             girls break through systematic barriers in science, technology,
        the Southside, is soaring. Atlanta is making a statement as
                                                             engineering, and mathematics.
        the Next Silicon Valley. Georgia is on point to become the
                                                                “The Chamber is the nucleus in the middle that keeps us
        Technology Capital of the East Coast. As a result, businesses
                                                             all together,” said Mercedes Miller, executive director of the
        are touring the area for relocation possibilities and the
                                                             Georgia International Convention Center.
        economy is moving positively.
                                                                I couldn’t agree more. I hope the experiences our
           Our Chamber members represent 22 states and the
                                                             members share in this issue of New Heights serves to inspire
        territory of Puerto Rico. There are 1,200 member accounts.
                                                             you to grow your business here in the airport region and
        Our commitment is to represent all business sectors because
                                                             reveals to you the many resources available through TAAC
        we know strong businesses are foundational for strong
                                                             and through our members.
        communities. In addition, our board of directors work tirelessly
        to make the ATL airport region the number one area for
        business growth and prosperity in the U.S.
                           Carmenlita Scott, CISM, IOM, MBA
                           President & CEO, ATL Airport Chamber

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