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COLUMNS Nothing says America like Turkey in November, shopping days that move the needle on Wall Street, guns, and burning cell phones. J. BRYANT STEELE says Canada should take notes, just not one of the Samsung variety. After this year’s election, HOLLY LYNCH suggest we take a page out of our childhood handbook and politely win or lose with grace. Gathering inspiration from friends, neighbors and a feathered nemesis, JIM ALRED will lace up his running shoes and set some goals.

FEATURES If being at the center of everything happening on one of the most beautiful main streets in Georgia is your thing, then HARDY REALTY has just the place for you to call home.

The time has come to celebrate food and beverage with this year’s TASTE AND TOAST AWARDS, and to find favorite foods the locals can’t live without.

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EDITORIAL MANAGER Oliver Robbins

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Publisher’s Note There are few things I enjoy cooking more than a Thanksgiving Day turkey. It’s a process full of TLC that – when executed properly – results in a mouth-watering main course that can be enjoyed on sandwiches for days to come. My process has evolved over the years, thanks to suggestions by other yard-bird enthusiasts, and while I won’t say I’ll never change it up again, last year’s effort has me believing I shouldn’t mess with a good thing. I still remember my first time cooking a turkey quite well. I was the definition of a bachelor at the time, living on Folly Beach in South Carolina, pursuing my musical dreams while working in a restaurant for steady pay. I always volunteered to work during the Thanksgiving holiday week as a tradeoff for Christmas, so I spent Turkey Day with my friends at work to sooth the blues of not spending it with family. For four straight years, my co-workers and I would rotate who hosted the meal, and the last year I spent in Charleston, it was my turn – meaning the turkey was my responsibility. I grew up in a house where both my parents prepared meals and I had worked in a few kitchens, so I had basic cooking skills, but a turkey was brave new territory. So, with the fear that my turkey would explode and deflate like Clark Griswold’s in “Christmas Vacation,” I partnered up with a buddy to help me nurse my bird through the night and into the morning. Other than having to go through a quick-thawing process (not thinking about the fact that the turkeys at the grocery store are sold frozen solid), things went smoothly and the finished product was beautiful and delicious. Thanksgiving forces us to appreciate the time and effort put into a home-cooked meal, which is something we should do more often. Babying that turkey, for me, is a labor of love and a dish I look forward to preparing every year so I can share it with the people I love most. Here’s to a Happy Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.

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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Tannika Wester

WRITERS J. Bryant Steele, Oliver Robbins, Erin deMesquita, Holly Lynch Corinna Underwood, Tripp Durden, Greg Howard, Lauren Jones-Hillman, Jim Alred

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

The Swagger Carmel-almond butter, organic bananas, shaved almonds and pork bacon on grilled sourdough bread. I love the Swagger juice on the sandwich. I really like the almond and caramel flavors, and the sugar. The sugar makes the sandwich taste really good. Oh, and the bacon! It’s good when it’s all mixed together. It is so delicious! I just want to lick all of that almond butter off! - Swade Warren I have the Swagger every time I’m here with my mom. It tastes really great when it is grilled. It makes the outside of the sandwich crunchy, kind of like the bacon. And it has bananas on it, too! My mom always made this sandwich for me at breakfast before she opened her restaurant, and I always said it was just like me and my brother. He’s a little nutty and I’m sweet, so that’s why she named it The Swagger. It’s a mix of both of our names. - Jagger Yancey

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Cents & Sensibility with J. Bryant Steele

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this month, when you’re already done with it, and it’s pointless to send a card. Further, why must you have your own rules for football? And why is your national anthem so peaceful, so … lame? A good national anthem is about rockets and bombs burstin’ in air. But mainly, Canada, you just don’t get Thanksgiving. I’ll grudgingly admit you es-

tablished the observance decades before us. But for you, it’s a three-day weekend. For us, it’s a five-day extravaganza. I wish you could learn to relax and take time to smell the gravy. Your busiest day in stores is Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, and your citizens are mostly returning boxes of gifts that didn’t fit or just plain suck. Our biggest shopping days are Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, followed by Cyber Monday three days later. The National Retail Federation reports that more than 151 million Americans shopped either in stores or online during last year’s extended Thanksgiving weekend. Average spending per person was $299, three-quarters of that going toward gifts. (I’m not sure how much my sisterin-law’s shopping binges skew that average.) Here’s an oddity: 25- to 34-year-olds spent $425 on average, but the percentage allotted for gifts was considerably lower, compared to the overall stats. That’s why they’re called The Young and The Selfish.


Canadian friends, I researched what sort of economic impact Thanksgiving brings to your country. Frankly, I got bored. There was something about gasoline prices spiking, and that was about it. Here, trading on the New York Stock Exchange is generally unaffected leading up to Thanksgiving because of waiting for Black Friday. Now, that’s news. So, Canada, you just don’t get Thanksgiving. I can’t think of a nicer way to put it. This is as good a time as any to dispel the rumor that I took up arms against Canada. What actually happened was, I was a visitor in rural Maine and a friend took me to Jack’s Chainsaw & Gun Shop (a real business). After getting to know and trust me, Jack (if that was his real name) told us we could grab a couple of rifles, walk out his back door, and shoot to our hearts’ content. He even gave us the bullets at no charge. So, while Jack watched, my friend and I started firing rifles into devoid pastoral hills. After a while, I asked, “What exactly are we shooting at?” Jack answered, “Oh, that’s just Canada.” It’s true that once I knew, I kept shooting anyway. I must emphasize that no animals or Canadians were harmed in this vacuous, loud and curative activity. So give thanks.

In the category of I-told-you-so, North Carolina is losing economic adrenaline after it went ahead with its so-called “bathroom bill,” which requires transgender people to use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. First, because it’s local news, the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Tennis championship will be played at the new Rome Tennis Center at Berry College instead of in Cary, N.C., as previously scheduled. Rome is hoping to host the event in future years as well. The ACC is also moving its football championship game from Charlotte to Orlando. My personal take on bathrooms is, when you have to go, you have to go, and you sort of don’t think about other people’s sexual identity. I wouldn’t want to have to produce my birth certificate (if I could even find it) whenever I needed to go. A couple of years ago at the Rome library, a friend and I used a break in a meeting “to go,” only to find to find the men’s room locked for maintenance. So, we took turns guarding the door to the ladies’ room, making sure we wouldn’t upset anyone.

I remember, as well, when I regularly attended Chastain Park concerts back in Atlanta. It was a given that the ladies’ facilities were inadequate and that the ladies would “share” the men’s facilities. I never peeked at them, and they never peeked at me. I also remember a protest at the Savannah River nuclear plant, back when I was a cub reporter, when the protestors, before they were peacefully arrested, were given a “bathroom break,” except there was no bathroom, just the woods. Let’s just say that urinating outdoors is easier for men than women and leave it at that. So, it seems to me that if we’re rational, we can urinate peacefully. But North Carolina has made tee-teeing an issue, and it’s come at a cost. J. Bryant Steele has won awards for business reporting, feature writing and opinion columns, and is based in Rome. *The views expressed in this column are those of the writer, and do not represent the opinions of V3 Magazine.

Biz Bits I remember a time when phones didn’t catch on fire, even if you were determined and used kerosene and a blowtorch (Ma Bell, where did you go?) Nowadays, your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might catch on fire all by itself. Samsung offered replacement phones (not quickly enough, critics say), but the replacement phones are having similar problems with spontaneous combustion. Memo to Samsung: Your PR problem is already bad enough, but the shopping season is nearly upon us. So, your timing stinks as well. A man accused of setting fire to one of the oak trees on Auburn University’s famed Toomer’s Corner will face a grand jury. It seems the once-tranquil spot at the corner of the school’s original campus could use more surveillance these days. A couple of years ago, a University of Alabama fan was convicted of poisoning the original oak trees, which students “roll” with toilet paper after Auburn football victories. The original trees were replaced last year, and the tradition resumed only this fall. Toilet paper, of course, is highly flammable. The suspect better have a good lawyer because he’s not going to get any sympathy.

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Trends & Traditions with Holly Lynch

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ne of my favorite moments from the television series “Friends” is the scene where Chandler is saying goodbye to the foosball table and he touches each player and says, “Good game,” to each of them. I chuckle during that scene every time I watch it because I’m reminded of the “good game” lineup we participated in as children. As a child, I played softball and congratulating the opposition on a game well fought was a ritual part of all contests. On some heartbreaking losses, it was all some of us could do to go back out on the field and politely greet the opposing team. My parents were our coaches, so there was no getting out of the routine. No matter what, win or lose, we had to give high fives to each team member and thank them for a good game. When we were really creative, we would U-turn and continue the practice with our own teammates on the way back to the dugout. That memory comes to mind as the election draws so near (in fact, by the time you’re reading this, the presidential election will be over, we hope). Can we, no matter what team we’re on, be willing to line up when it’s all over and give each other high fives and claim “good game?” Do we still have the ability to be good sports? Sportsmanship is defined as playing by the rules, with ethical and appropriate behavior,

and with graciousness no matter the outcome of the game. A gracious winner does not gloat or boast. A gracious loser congratulates the winner. In watching my husband’s grandson play baseball on a travel league, I get to see 11-yearold boys play ball on the weekends. Each weekend, the team gives it their all, grumbles over bad umpire calls, and cheers for great plays. And at the end of every game, they line up to face the other team. Win or lose. I’ve never known a body of Americans to be so divided, yet at the same time so disheartened. Perhaps that disappointment in the candidates, our electoral system, and the state of our union can be harnessed into a new-found American spirit and we can find a path to a rebirth. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, I never imagined that we would be at such odds only 15 years later. I suppose an argument could be made for our president to be selected through a series of best out of seven games, or even a sudden death playoff. Maybe we should put the presidential candidates on a golf course, since that’s supposed to be a dignified sport. First person to throw their clubs or move the ball loses. Instead of a trophy, we give you a country complete with tired, huddled masses who are yearning for a better future. Maybe a sports field is the last, best place for sportsmanship. But, I’m hopeful it can exist in workplaces, homes, schools and communities as we try to navigate a future directed by a President many people in our country will

not like. I do believe that immense change is coming, and I hope that change is in a direction I can understand and support. I do believe that if a group of reasonable adults can get together in a room, much of our differences could be worked out without heated argument and name calling. If families can find a way to get along at Thanksgiving when the members sit on opposing sides of national and local issues, then each layer of government – from local cities to the national powers – could follow the same example. We practice good sportsmanship at our workplace, competing when necessary but congratulating each other on a job well done. One of my precious employees is often heard saying, “Everyone did awesome,” after a particularly stressful weekend of events. She and I don’t see eye-to-eye politically, but we respect each other. We find ways to work together every day to create solutions that are in the best interests of both the company and the client. She’s a team player and the best example of good sportsmanship. After this election is over, I can see us lining up on opposing sides of the field, and giving each other a high five and saying, “Good game.” Most importantly, I see us taking up our sides of the field the next day, continuing to play the game. Holly Lynch is the owner of The Season Events, a full service catering, event planning and design company located at 300 Glenn Milner Blvd. in Rome. *The views expressed in this column are those of the writer, and do not represent the opinions of V3 Magazine.

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n all honesty, I think the preceding quote remains one of the most overused when people begin talking about reaching a goal. However, as I ponder the desire enveloping me at the moment, it comes to mind. Hang with me here. Thanksgiving evokes tons of great memories, including family get-togethers, great food and fellowship. It also brings back memories of a certain four-mile road race in Florida. Every other year, we visit relatives in Florida for Thanksgiving and most of the time end up competing in the Run for the Pies. It’s a fourmile race where the first 1,000 to 1,200 finishers get an apple pie. I’ve always been fleet of foot enough to get an apple pie, but my real goal each race is to not let the turkey beat me. The turkey I speak of isn’t the bird we eat later in the day, but a tall, slender runner who dons a full-body turkey suit to run the four miles. The suit draws attention and all the runners and walkers love it. I’ve given the guy a high five several times. With race temperatures usually hovering around 80 degrees and the suit looking about as breathable as a trash bag, there is no doubt the man suffers while running. That being said, he always runs fast enough to get a pie. He also invariably ends up ahead of me in the last mile of the race. With a couple


of thousand runners participating, it’s not easy to see everyone, but it’s hard not to see the turkey man. I know no greater motivation than realizing the turkey man has a lead on me. Each race, I’ve somehow summoned an extra gear and managed to outkick him to the finish line. What does the turkey have to do with a 1,000 mile journey? Call it motivation. I turned 44 in October and a thought hit me. I’ve been running for more than 30 years but have yet to run a marathon. In fact, I decided a few years ago I wouldn’t ever run one. Then I got to thinking, “Would I regret my decision later in life?” I realized I probably would, so the journey to a 26.2-mile race has begun. Seeing Rome radio personality and allaround good guy Matt Davis finish a half marathon helps spur me on. The inspiring story of Keith Long, a fellow East Rome High graduate, and how he lost a lot of weight and qualified to run the Boston Marathon didn’t hurt either. So I texted my next-door neighbor, and we’ve begun the plan. I have no grand illusions of running a great time. I know the level of training required, and that’s not happening. Instead, I’m

aiming to finish the race in one piece. There is a simple checklist I keep for goals like this and now I’ve just got to follow it: FIND SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU A SWIFT KICK IN THE REAR. Don’t ask me why, but the thought of a man in a turkey costume has done it, along with the idea that when I’m in my 60s, I may regret not having run a marathon. FIND ACCOUNTABILITY. My neighbor is running the race with me. My wife will probably do the half marathon at the same race, and I’m sure we can recruit a few others, maybe even Matt Davis himself. That way, when the going gets tough and the training seems daunting, I have to do it to keep from letting everyone else down. REGISTER. Marathons aren’t cheap and there aren’t any in Rome. So, I’m in the process of paying a hefty registration fee and planning a stay in a city with a good race. We’re currently aiming for Nashville, but others could fill in the spot. The key here is if I don’t register, it’s easier to back out of the training.

CARPE DIEM! Sandra Jackson, one of the greatest teachers I ever had, spent a lot of time talking about the Latin phrase Carpe Diem, or seize the day. Nike used a spin on this for their “Just Do It” campaign several years ago. So now, it’s time to follow that advice and get training. I’ve got motivation. I’ve got accountability. I’ve got an event. So, I’ve done all the easy parts. Now it’s time for those first steps. I don’t plan on running 1,000 miles to prep for this race, but I know I will spend a lot of time, effort and energy on the endeavor. I’ll probably also tell myself on some of the long runs that once I finish, I’ll quit. But I know I won’t because when I finish each run, I can imagine the turkey man in full suit sprinting out in front of me. And well, as I said before, I’m not going to let any turkey beat me. *The views expressed in this column are those of the writer, and do not represent the opinions of V3 Magazine.

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Moving On Up It is not hard to see why lofts in Downtown Rome are not on the market long. That’s why the professionals at Hardy Realty are helping to make space for this growing trend. text OLIVER ROBBINS photos CAMERON FLASICH

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nyone who has visited the downtown area of Rome can easily see the growth in activity. New store fronts are stocking their wares and the aroma of fine cuisine floats the sidewalks, both drawing curious would-be customers in to investigate. Everything at eye level is gorgeous, and as the blocks fill with new things to explore, Roman residents remain hopeful of what the future holds. Now attention is being turned to the upper floors of the historic buildings housing some of our favorite shops, cafĂŠs and nightspots. As more and more people are trading in

the lawnmower for a golf cart and some walking shoes, Hardy Realty offers several opportunities to reside in the heart of the vibrant culture spreading between the rivers. Here, you will see four different properties Hardy manages on Broad Street, all with a style that is unique to the building. Renovations to the interior of the buildings have been completed with careful consideration to the past, while offering 21st century touches associated with modern living conveniences. Aside from fantastic views of the center of town, tenants are steps away from some of the best food and entertainment Rome has to offer.


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The Forrest Apartments 436 Broad Street

The Forrest Building is another one of Downtown Rome’s jewels and home to several tenants who wish to live the smalltown-city life. And just as the building has been preserved on the outside, the inside has been given the same attention to historical detail. The apartment that Suzanne and Phil Jones have tastefully designed is augmented with beautifully crafted crown moldings and warm hardwood floors. All bedrooms are carpeted and cozy, as large windows allow for an abundance of natural light. A library, with custom bookshelves, is ideal for bookworms or a professional who needs a work space at home.

The Masonic Building 336 Broad Street

The Masonic Lodge has long served as one of Broad Street’s most treasured buildings. The top floor apartment has been renovated for living space with high ceilings, an open floor plan and direct views of the clocktower. In a separate, larger apartment you will find the tremendous former Lodge meeting room with 16-foot stamped metal ceilings, arched windows, original hardwoods and an adjacent kitchen with a large center island.


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The Griffin Apartments 215 Broad Street

The Griffin luxury apartments consist of two interconnected historic buildings located at 215 and 217 Broad Street, which were originally constructed in the 1880’s. The Griffin has been historically preserved following the National Park Service guidelines for historic preservation and when construction is completed, will have 15 luxury apartments for rent. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments available. All original hardwood flooring and brick walls have been preserved. All of the windows are energy efficient, the closets are custom built to maximize storage space and the original floors have been given a fresh finish. There are also two separate rooftop decks available for tenants to enjoy. One deck overlooks Broad Street, while the other has quiet views of The Oostanaula River.


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The Gas Light Lofts Last on the list are the seven renovated apartments in the Gas Light building in the 500 block. Visible wood beams and high ceilings provide contrast to the clean edges of the architecture. Exposed brick walls meet with dark hardwoods adding drama to the room. And the kitchen-living room space is only separated by a center island, allowing the joining of food, fun, family and friends. High-end appliances welcome at-home chefs to try their luck at a new recipe as exterior windows permit views of the Desoto Theater, one of Rome’s most notable landmarks. Heather Seckman has really enjoyed the maintenance-free living associated with renting her charming apartment. And with her busy schedule as the director of economic development for the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, she can use her free time to enjoy all of the things our city has to offer. “One of my favorite things about living here is I don’t have a yard to maintain,” she laughs, “and if something breaks I can have it fixed with a phone call. The repair doesn’t cost me a dime. It is also very nice to be on Broad Street with so many restaurant choices. I am really only home when I am getting ready for bed because there is so much to do downtown. I am always working in the community so living downtown is a perfect fit for me.” She goes on to talk about the proximity of her apartment to her office and the amount of time and money she saves by living so close to work. However, there are times when she is reminded of how lucky she is to have found a place where there are no bad views. “Sometimes, when I’m standing at my refrigerator, I can look out of my window and there is a perfect view of our Clocktower. It is gorgeous and it looks like someone just painted this picture on my wall. Also, I really love when there are events at the Desoto, because the lights from the marquee are really pretty. I can see all of this from just standing in my living room. It is really great living in Downtown Rome.”

In addition to offering these several properties for rent, Hardy Realty is also taking reservations for luxury condominiums that will be built at Broad and Third. There will be twenty-six 1BR and 2BR condos for sale ranging from $199K to $380K, and they will come with parking, storage, balconies, and rooftop access. With all of the exciting things Rome has to offer, there is no better time to be at the center of it all. Hardy Realty would love to help you find the downtown home of your dreams. For additional information, please contact Hardy Realty at 706-291-4321.


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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

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Marinated in olive oil, rosemary and garlic, smoked for one minute on each side & served with a balsamic reduction. I have had this dish in restaurants in Atlanta before, but no one cooks it to perfection like the chef at La Scala. It is always so very tender, and the balsamic reduction accentuates the flavor of the New Zealand lamb. The wine selection is wonderful here and the service can’t be beat. Everything I’ve eaten at La Scala is tasty, but the lamb has to be at the top of the list for me. - Susan Morris

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he streets of Northwest Georgia are alive with culture, creativity, community and cuisine. Now, the time has come for the team at V3 Magazine to highlight allthings-food inspired, and help top restaurants chosen by their patrons to raise the trophy in this year’s Taste and Toast 2016 competition. Under a canopy of towering Georgia pines and the warm glow of the turning leaves of hardwoods, resturantures have set the table with dishes drawing flavors from all corners of the globe. Recipes gathered from the isle of Capri to the Low country of Louisiana broaden the range of choices on the menu, as the masterminds in the kitchen find ways to make even the most classic plate unique. Southern faves, those dinners that are tried-andtrue, need not to be tampered with. Countless local eateries know this fact all too well, and they are hesitant to veer from grandma’s eyeball measuring methods. Family dinners that stick to the ribs don’t need to be reinvented, they only need to be just right. Sharing a meal transcends borders and barriers, because we can all appreciate leaving our napkins on the table with a full and satisfied feeling. Food and drink breaks down walls and helps us all to become closer after taking part in a tradition embraced by all mankind. So, there is little in this world that we celebrate without the most honest gesture of love, food. Whether its artisan pies and wings from your favorite local pizzeria on game day, or a wild and wacky twist to the mundane world of the sack-lunch sandwich, we are willing to bet that our local restaurants can go toe-to-toe with the best of them. And as the new kids on the block set up shop, we can’t wait to see the competition mount between them and kitchens who have already won our stomachs and our hearts. For the folks who are foodies in this corner of the state, it is undoubtedly a win either way. We invite you, the people who cook, serve and smile, to raise a glass in honor of all the hard work you put into making our food culture diverse and delectable. Without the dedication of everyone, from the dishwashers to the bartenders, our time at your tables would not be as memorable as they have been and will be in the future. Here’s to great food, and our friends and family of the food service industry. We are lucky to have such a wonderful culinary scene and even more lucky to have people like you make it possible.

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THE BERRY

Business Model TEXT Greg Howard

PHOTOS Caleb Timmerman

Berry College faculty and a dedicated group of young learners apply modern business trends and a strong work ethic to the entrepreneurial spirit.

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n an early Saturday morning in September, just before daybreak, student workers from Berry College’s Student Enterprise Program hurriedly set up tables and tents for their businesses, alongside many additional community vendors, in hopes that their annual fall farmer’s market will be a success. This market is one of two such events hosted annually on Berry’s campus, which never fail to bring the community out in droves to take part of a not-so-ordinary farmer’s market. At this market, you will certainly find an array of fresh vegetables, local art, and great food; however, you will also witness connections being made between young and experienced entrepreneurs, all of whom hope to engage the community with what they have to offer. It’s rare and quite inspiring to observe a group of young college students in such a setting. Though millennials have often been labeled as the most entrepreneurial generation, one may be hard pressed to find a better example of how they are developing these skills early in their careers. Really, it would be hard to find any group of millennials with smiles on their faces at 6 a.m., eager for a day of sales ahead

of them. However, these students are different – they are entrepreneurs. For years, Berry College has grown young entrepreneurs through an enterprise program that not only teaches the valuable business skills necessary for starting and growing a business, but one that literally allows them to run their own student-operated enterprise during their time on campus. Rumored to have started with an idea scribbled on a napkin by Berry College President Stephen Briggs and Dean of Student Work Rufus Massey, the Student Enterprise Program has grown to include 16 student-operated enterprises, ranging from agriculturally based businesses to academic tutoring and farm touring ventures. The mission of the program is simple, “To invest in students’ futures by inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit, furthering a practical business education, and teaching the discipline of hard work and good communication.” While some of these enterprises were formed out of already existing departments of the college, others were created from the ground up by students who make it through an extensive business planning process.


dents of Berry, it’s ultimately about providing the community with a service they can rely on. Our overall mission is to provide quality and affordable math tutoring services to any middle or high school students in the Rome/ Floyd County area who are seeking assistance or growth in their learning of mathematics.” A development of a great work ethic contin-

“You learn teamwork, how to take initiative, problem solving, how to work with and in some cases manage your peers, and how to effectively communicate and network, which are all skills students of any major will need in their future careers.” Robin Holt, coordinator of the Student Enterprise Program, takes pride in the remarkable influence the program continues to have in the students’ academic careers. “The program teaches students to take initiative and really own their jobs here on campus,” she explains. “Students have the opportunity to run a business day to day without some of the risks entrepreneurs face in today’s world. It’s really the best of experiential learning.” Holt works daily to inspire students to put in the hard work it takes to operate a small business or take an innovative concept from planning to fruition. “I believe our startup process has been very well developed, teaching students how to start a business by building an initial business plan and pro forma,” she says. “The steps are virtually the same as those an entrepreneur would face starting a business in the real world, which I believe is a great achievement.”

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Courtney Williams, a senior mathematics major and student general manager of Viking Math Tutoring, knows the devotion and sweat equity it takes to develop an enterprise from the ground up. “It’s a huge learning experience,” she says. “I came into the program with little to no business experience and a passion for math, and it has already been very rewarding.” Williams teamed up with former Berry student Rachel Aiken to found the program’s first academic tutoring enterprise, leading the concept through an extensive business planning and development phase to the viable business it is today. “At times, it was a stressful process, one certainly of trial and error, but that just makes it all worth the while once you see all of your hard work pay off,” adds Williams. “As true to all of the enterprises run through the stu-


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ues to be one of the central values Berry strives to inspire in students. From the school’s humble beginnings in 1902, Martha Berry instilled in her school the values of working the head, heart and hands of students. It is easy to see this mission being carried out today in the devotion students have for their jobs and their overall love of the work program. Andie Spearman, a junior marketing major and student director of the Student Enterprise Program, has learned the science of balancing academics alongside working in a high-level position. “I say that having a job along with taking classes really makes me a better student overall,” she explains. “I stay busy, working 20 hours a week along with taking about 16 hours of classes every semester.” And it’s true; internal studies at the college have shown that students who participate in Berry’s student work program have statistically achieved higher success in their academics.

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However, the ultimate goal of the program is to prepare students for the world they will soon be entering post-graduation. “You learn teamwork, how to take initiative, problem solving, how to work with and in some cases manage your peers, and how to effectively communicate and network, which are all skills students of any major will need in their future careers,” says Spearman. But a strong work ethic and experiential learning are not the only values the Student Enterprise Program seeks to provide students. It strives to make a meaningful impact on the community at large, and its events – such as the annual summer and fall farmer’s markets – give students in the program one more opportunity to do so.

Ashley Boutwell, a senior marketing major and marketing specialist on the program’s business support team, realizes what meaningful partnerships with local businesses can mean for the program. “Recently, the team has put a lot of effort into creating partnerships with local businesses and increasing our exposure across the community,” she explains. “Businesses like Honeymoon Bakery and Doug’s Deli Downtown use our products daily, taking advantage of the fresh, high-quality ingredients we can provide to them.” Jodi Wildoner of Honeymoon Bakery says the natural eggs of the Berry’s Blue Hen Eggs Student Enterprise have been incorporated into the menu. “We primarily use the eggs for our breakfast we offer Monday through Saturday,”


she says. “It has been a great relationship so far. The students are always super nice when they come, and it's great to be able to support Berry.” Other supporters of the program include members of the local media such as John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines and Doug Walker of the Rome News-Tribune through their coverage of the program’s events and enterprise launches. “Without the local community’s support of our mission, it would impossible to have this unique opportunity,” Boutwell says. Some of the 16 student-operated enterprises practice traditions that have been a part of Berry for over a century. The Viking Creations enterprise, for example, offers handwoven scarves and other products made by students using inkle looms – just as the girls of the school did when Martha Berry was still alive. Other enterprises, such as AgriEducation, have capitalized on the benefits that come with being located on the world’s largest and arguably most beautiful campus in the world. Victoria Pierce, a junior personal relations and visual communications major who serves as the student general manager of AgriEducation, has developed partnerships with local elementary schools, encouraging them to send their students on the tours her enterprise offers. “Our mission is to influence the community by giving kids some hands-on experience in defining what agriculture is and some lessons about the world around them that can’t be learned through textbooks,” explains Pierce. “The community has been very supportive. Everyone is extremely interested to hear about the enterprise, and they find it just as exciting as we do!” Pierce hopes to someday start a business of her own using the entrepreneurial skills she continues to develop. As most student workers in the Berry Student Enterprise Program would agree, at the end of the day it’s all about people. Whether students are learning to build a community among their peers as they help run almost every facet of the college through the student work program, or developing relationships with local businesses and entrepreneurs in Greater Rome through programs such as Berry Student Enterprises, it's all about providing for the community. In today’s uncertain age, the world could use a generation of entrepreneurs – people who devote their lives to finding solutions to the needs of the world and developing relationships. Thanks to programs such as the Berry College Student Enterprises, young entrepreneurs are inspired every day.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

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Coke collector The

TEXT Greg Howard

PHOTOS Cameron Flaisch

The Morris family has restored a part of history to Cedartown, all with the help of a 7-year-old who loved to “pick.”

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pproaching 209 Main Street in Cedartown, Ga., one cannot help but notice, carefully carved into the stone archway entrance of an old brick building, the Spenserian-style script “Coca-Cola” logo. Entering what was once the Cedartown Bottling Plant, it is hard to imagine how it must have looked long ago, when heavy machinery roared and workers bustled about to bottle the secret recipe of Coca-Cola. Now,

visitors come here to catch a small glimpse of Coca-Cola’s history, marking the significance of one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Last June, the doors of the new Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia opened its doors, welcoming eager spectators to observe some of the rarest pieces of Coca-Cola memorabilia on public display. The building had been vacant since the bottling company closed in the 1970s; however, once the Morris

family purchased it at auction, it became clear to Cedartown locals that the landmark had not seen its final days. “It’s been a big project – two-and-a-half years’ worth to be exact,” says Jamie Morris, owner of the property. After a complete renovation, the building now fashions a modernized interior that highlights its more-than-century-old past. The museum seeks to share a comprehensive story of the very beginnings of the Coca-Cola Co. up until its late-1970s departure from Cedartown’s Main Street. This is done through the organization of displays, with guests taking a journey through the early to late eras of Coca-Cola advertisements, products and other memorabilia. But how does a ramshackled Coca-Cola bottling factory dating back to the 1920s become a newly renovated memorabilia Mecca among collectors and enthusiasts alike? Enter Daniel Morris, a 19-year-old entrepreneur, whose love of history and passion for collecting led his family to invest in what is now the Cedartown Coke Museum. Morris, a freshman at Washington and Lee University, has been collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia since he was 7. Daniel remembers how it all started. “History is, by far, my most favorite subject to learn academically, and the fact that there was plenty of material to learn was very appealing to me,” he says. “Besides that fact, I credit my grandmother for gaining my interest in collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia. She used to take me to an old diner in downtown Cedartown where they actually sold little Coca-Cola trinkets.” Daniel’s grandmother, Mildred Oxenreider, is still cheering him on today, though he is far past buying diner knock-offs. The young curator quickly learned that the money is in the history, which led his collector’s eye to search out much older pieces. The business of antiquing or “picking,” as it is commonly referred, is an industry not suited for the bystander. In fact, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia has led Daniel to drive countless miles across the United States in search of the next great buy. “You can’t make good purchases by sitting at home on eBay; you have to go out and find the stuff. I’ve been all around the country to buy, and I drive. I’ve driven as far west as Arizona and as far north as Indiana,” he explains. “Buying Coca-Cola memorabilia is just like buying anything else. Whereas at one point I was buying Coke bottles that would sell for $2, today we are buying Coke bottles that range between $2,000 and $3,000, and it’s a totally new realm of collecting.”

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Aside from hobby collectors and Coca-Cola brand enthusiasts, there lies a special community of antique enthusiasts that pick at a substantially higher level than the rest. These antiquers have made what is commonly considered a hobby into a lucrative trade, each specializing in different areas of picking. According to Daniel, “It’s all about who you know.” With only five years of experience as an expert collector under his belt, he has grown his network of seasoned pickers to span across the country. “There are people who buy and sell antique advertising, predominantly Coke, but really any type of soda advertising, full time. All they do is travel around the country and go to different shows,” explains Daniel. “A lot of my best contacts are those people that travel every day, every week of the year, because they are always the ones on the front lines that find the good buys.” The rarest Coca-Cola antique displayed at the museum, an early model soda vending machine sitting in one of the center aisles, was acquired thanks to Daniel’s network of collectors. This piece, he says, exemplifies what truly sets the Cedartown Coca-Cola Museum apart from places like the World of Coke. It is the earliest known, coin-operating vending machine in existence. Verified by representatives of the Coca-Cola Company Archives, this

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piece is as rare as it is coveted by Coca-Cola collectors worldwide. The museum features antique memorabilia dating as early as the 1870s and as late as the 1970s. Among the many unique pieces, the museum features two antique automobiles; a Coca-Cola advertisement painted along the side of a massive barn wall; and a replica of an old-fashioned store front, featuring original screen doors and Coca-Cola porcelain signage. “It is really unbelievable, finding some of the rare items we have,” says the elder Morris as he looks over at a series of bottles worth a small fortune. “What we have heard from collectors and from representatives from the

World of Coke that have visited here is that a lot of the stuff we have is not on display anywhere else.” One of the more interesting pieces found in the museum, which seeks to please all audiences, is the Coca-Cola Robot, which was used as a promotional tool for the 1996 Summer Olympic


Games in Atlanta. This remote-controlled robot, standing roughly 4 feet tall, closely resembles what one might get by crossing R2-D2 with a Coca-Cola can; this ultimately led to a lawsuit against the company.

“What we have heard from collectors and from representatives from the World of Coke that have visited is that a lot of the stuff we have is not on display anywhere else.”

After a full rotation through the articulately organized displays of memorabilia, the tour ends at an old-fashioned soda fountain bar. As the glow of the hanging lamps reflects off of the thin layer of glass resting on the bar’s finish, it is hard not to imagine a young boy or girl resting there after ordering an ice-cold Coca-Cola. Here at the Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, the Morris family proves that a bottle of Coke is more than a refreshing drink; it is a time capsule. The Coca-Cola Co. stands as a wonderful story of how one company, with a simple mission of “refreshing the world in mind, body and spirit,” has made a global impact – telling stories of every era it has been part of since its founding in the late 1800s. The Morris family is proud to have this opportunity to share the stories that exist within each unique piece of Coca-Cola history.

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