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s June arrives, we realize we’ve nearly made it through half the year—and wonder how that could be possible!
This summer is bound to be one of the most unforgettable summers ever. The opening of SunTrust Park has created a buzz that everyone is excited about. The Braves are at home on Father’s Day, so make it a great day at the park! This issue is chock-full of influential men in the community. They Photo: Donna Permell, are fathers, brothers, sons and businessmen that have made PrimePhocus.com great impressions in other peoples' lives. Don’t be surprised if you see one of your neighbors splashed across this issue.
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Personally, this is my favorite time of the year. I LOVE driving with the wind in my hair on a warm summer night, catching lightning bugs in the front yard and kicking my feet up at a good ol’ Braves game with a hot dog, a cold Coke and a box of Cracker Jacks. Now that’s living! As you flip through this issue of Vinings Lifestyle, get to know some of our own influential men around town. We know how hard you work and how important you are to the community, so kick back and relax—this one’s for you. Have a great June, guys. We’ll see you around.
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LOCAL INFLUENTIAL MEN Two Area Men Are Positively Impacting the Community ARTICLE JORDANA KLEIN
PHOTOGRAPHY MONICA NWAIGWE
DR. DON N. PARKERSON JR.
r. Don Parkerson’s impact on the Vinings and Smyrna community can be seen not only through his work as a chiropractic doctor at HP Spine Center but also through his community involvement with his children’s local sports leagues and his passion for enhancing this city as the president of the Rotary Club of Smyrna. As a child, he was raised in Eastman, Georgia, and worked as a chiropractic intern under his father. Parkerson now balances his family life with his professional responsibilities in Smyrna and utilizes his incredible outreach through all of his commitments. What began as the Humber Clinic on Cobb Parkway developed into the HP Spine Center after Parkerson acquired the practice and transitioned with Dr. Wayne Neal and Dr. Drew Southerland into their current office in Smyrna. Through their unique practice of orthospinology that utilizes a special procedure that varies tremendously from the common “twisting and turning” of basic chiropractic services, Parkerson works with patients from across the country on their individual needs. The specialty service utilizes balancing techniques and adjustments that target each patient individually and will not add any unnecessary exercises or procedures. Parkerson entered the industry due to his
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goal of assisting patients in resuming their health without drugs or surgery. Seeing patients return to their normal routines through a natural process motivates Parkerson each day. As a family man, Parkerson focuses on enjoying family movie nights, complete with plentiful popcorn. Parkerson’s two children, Micah and Sadie, stay busy through their sports leagues and practices. Sadie’s efforts in volleyball and basketball along with Micah’s participation in football, basketball and Tonchu martial arts keep the Parkerson family on the move. Parkerson coaches the Upward Smyrna Leagues his children compete in as well. With season tickets to support the Atlanta Braves, the Parkersons can be seen chopping at the new SunTrust Stadium just a short drive from their home. As members of Mount Paran Church, the Parkersons also enjoy giving back through their faith. Parkerson met his wife, Julie, through this church, so they have a special connection there. Parkerson is the president of the Rotary Club of Smyrna, which works toward the goal of improving the city in every way possible through outreach. He is also involved with the International Chiropractic Association, the Georgia Chiropractic Association and the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology. Parkerson also is involved with Operation Christmas Child every year and supports several missionaries around the world that provide dental and eye care in Africa. He believes it’s important to stay involved with this wonderful community he’s working in. CONTINUED >
Julie, Micah, Sadie and Don Parkerson
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INFLUENTIAL MEN (CON TI N U ED)
Kevin, Mackenzie, Don, Cathy and Brian
Don Whitney proudly balances his work as founder, president and CEO of Corporate Sports Unlimited Inc., Corporate Health Unlimited and Corporate Events Unlimited, The WE Event Series and the World Children’s Center with his Atlanta-based family. In fact, Whitney does not completely separate his work matters with his personal life—his wife of 27 years, Cathy, and son, Brian, both contribute to the business and work alongside Whitney to ensure everything runs smoothly. When he’s not planning for the upcoming WE Event Series or focusing on the business, Whitney enjoys spending time on the golf course with his twin sons, Kevin and Brian. Kevin and his wife, Mackenzie—who are newlyweds—reside down the road in Buckhead, so the Whitneys can easily find time to enjoy a meal together or meet for a Sunday service at Mount Paran Church or Passion City Church. Whitney also has quite the background on the tennis court—he and his men’s team won the 55’s 8.0 National Men’s Doubles title last year. He enjoys his title of dad just as much as his other business titles, and it’s his commitment to all of his duties that allow him to have such a profound impact on our wonderful city. In 2010, Whitney was named citizen of the year for the city of Smyrna and was a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 for Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. Through Corporate Sports Unlimited Inc., Corporate Health Unlimited and Corporate Events Unlimited, Whitney can see his incredible efforts that began forming at just 25 years of age. What grew from a side business now sees over 300 employees working daily to 16
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provide over 2,000,000 people annually with unique team building and special events through their corporations. Whitney and his leadership teams have also consulted with over 45 national clients in the health and fitness center club and spa industry, and they manage close to 20 businesses located right in the heart of Atlanta, 11 of which are at World Headquartered companies. His work does not stop there, however. The World Children's Center has become one of his main focuses as of late, and he and his wife hope to be able to see its commencement in the next 24 months. Whitney is rebooting the U.S. 10K Classic as the WE Event Series in 2018 to benefit the continued work of children's charities to help banish hunger, malnutrition and child abuse and to assist in the work and additional resources for the center. The U.S. 10K Classic ran for 17 years in Cobb County and drove over $54 million in economic impact and contributed over $5 million to 30 local children’s charities. The center will be able to provide a modern and unique home for children from Georgia and around the world who are either homeless, orphaned and/or neglected. It’s through his work with The World’s Children’s Center that Whitney can truly see his current efforts coming to fruition. Visit WorldChildrensCenter.org for more information. With his twin boys so close to home and his wife right alongside all of his efforts, he is extremely thrilled to witness where all of his past efforts have gone. He trusts Kevin and Mackenzie will flourish in their careers and Brian will flourish while continuing to learn all aspects of the business. Hats off to Whitney's gracious and continued work in the Atlanta area and beyond.
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BEHIND THE SCENES SunTrust Park, The Braves and The Battery Atlanta
ARTICLE KATINA FERGUSON | PHOTOGRAPHY MONICA NWAIGWE
obb County is home to SunTrust Park, one of baseballâ€™s most sophisticated ballparks, as well as the newest work, live and play sanctum known as The Battery Atlanta.
Both developments came to fruition under the leadership of key executives from Braves Development Company and SunTrust Banks Inc. Recently, Vinings Lifestyle had the opportunity to speak with William "Bill" Rogers, Terry McGuirk and Jeremy Strife, all of whom helped guide experts and innovators throughout the process of making SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta a reality.
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BEHIND THE SCENES (CON TI N U ED)
WILLIAM “BILL” ROGERS JR. WILLIAM "BILL" ROGERS JR.
illiam Rogers became the chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks Inc. in
2011, but his dedication to the company goes back more than 30 years. Starting right out of college, Rogers worked in various divisions of SunTrust Bank while also pursuing his graduate degree and ascending to the status of CEO of the company. He is often described
as a purpose-driven man; a life-long learner gleaning valuable lessons from his experiences and putting them into practice. With purpose comes passion, and, for Rogers, that passion can be summed up by the company motto: Lighting the Way to Financial Well-being. “Each morning when I put on my SunTrust pin,” Rogers says, “I’m thinking about how we can put our purpose into action for clients and for our local community.” SunTrust launched the onUP Experience at The Battery Atlanta which is an interactive entertainment center designed to combine the fun of baseball with the concepts of financial planning. The goal is to take the stress and intimidation out of planning and have a good time with it. Beyond the role of CEO, Rogers serves on the board for many organizations, like The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Achieve Atlanta and Operation HOPE. Volunteering isn’t just present in Rogers’ personal life, but it
SunTrust logged 237,000 hours of volunteer time
ballpark entrance stands for more than
is part of the radiant culture at SunTrust as well.
in support of 3,200 nonprofit organizations.”
banking and brand visibility: it stands for
“We offer a Volunteer Day off for every
Under the leadership of William Rogers,
SunTrust teammate,” he says. “Last year,
the pristine SunTrust logo crowning the
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community-building, stability and a brighter future for all.
TERRY McGUIRK TERRY MCGUIRK
Terry McGuirk has been chairman and CEO of the Atlanta Braves since 2001. He is one of the many visionaries behind SunTrust Park, the state-of-the-art superstructure that combines some of the best features from ballparks across the country with world-class amenities. “The ballpark is all baseball,” says McGuirk when speaking about the construction of the stadium. “Everything about it is designed for a baseball team, a baseball game...there was no other agenda.” The park features Monument Garden, which highlights the history of the team and memorializes its most accomplished athletes, while other amenities include borrowing a Mizuno glove for the game. McGuirk was adamant in emphasizing that the fan experience was just as important as meeting the needs of the team. On April 14, the Braves kicked off their opening night at SunTrust Park with a four-game winning streak against the San Diego Padres. “There’s no doubt that getting home, getting to this beautiful place, having the fan support was just a chance for [the Braves] to get relaxed, to get into a good frame of mind and let the talent take over,” McGuirk says.
JEREMY STRIFE JEREMY STRIFE
Originally from Carthage, New York, Jeremy Strife was hired in 2015 as the vice president of Braves Development Company and general manager of The Battery Atlanta. He has lived all over the United States but says of Vinings, “the people are great, the hospitality is great, the food and the entertainment scene is well-developed.” The Battery Atlanta, which he manages with great pride, is a mixeduse development that houses award-winning restaurants; large companies like Comcast, Spaces Atlanta and Dickey Broadcasting; and a cozy residential sector made up of 550 apartment homes in three phases: Parkside, Residences and Flats. When speaking to Vinings Lifestyle, Strife said his passion is for “taking something that wasn’t serving the community to its highest potential and then creating something that’s going to be there [for] 50 or 100 years from now.” Not only is The Battery Atlanta shaping up to be a gem but it also fulfills another one of Strife's aspirations which is to create, “a great central location” for visitors from all walks of life to build long-lasting memories. June 2017 | Vinings Lifestyle
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and the goal here is to get him to actually wear it!
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JUNE 10-14 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER The 108th Rotary International Convention will bring the world to Atlanta, attracting 40,000 members from 160 countries and injecting $52.3 million into Atlanta's economy. Described as a "mini-United Nations," it will transform the World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change. Keynote speakers include Bill Gates. RIConvention.org
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SUMMER LEAGUES FOR ADULTS + Kids BE SPORTY THIS SUMMER ARTICLE MEEKA COOK Spring softball is always fun. The city of Smyrna offers adult softball leagues.
ummer sports leagues are a great way to meet new friends and get a dose of exercise. No longer just for school-age children, adult leagues are also available in the Smyrna/Vinings area.
SMYRNA SHARKS The Smyrna Sharks is a swim and dive team for ages 4-18 years. The seasonal league runs May-June, with the top qualifiers participating up until the GRPA state swim meet in July. The Sharks have won dozens of accolades, including first place finishes, top three finishes and have set state records. The team is in its 43rd year. “Eighteen years ago, I signed my daughter up when she was five," Chris Lash, Smyrna Sharks board president, says. "I have been involved with the growth of the team from 80 members to its current 450-plus members. The two swim teams are among the top teams in Cobb County.” SmyrnaSharks.org
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The city of Smyrna offers adult basketball, indoor and sand volleyball and adult softball leagues. These leagues are for ages 18 and up. They also offer a seniors’ softball league for 55 and up meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays. SmyrnaCity.com
ATLANTA SPORT AND SOCIAL CLUB The Atlanta Sport and Social Club includes softball, soccer, sand volleyball and kickball, to name a few. This summer the club will meet at the new Sports & Social Bar at the Battery at SunTrust Park. They have over 1,000 people participating in leagues in the Smyrna/Vinings area this summer. AtlantaSportAndSocialClub.com It's time to get out of the house and have fun with sports!
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