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SB&D visits eight states in the Fall 2011 quarter

SB&D visits eight states in the Fall 2011 quarterSB&D had a busy fall quarter, visiting seven states in the South and one state outside the South. Those states were: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia. We would like to thank all of the three dozen or so organizations that we paid a visit to from September to December. Special thanks goes out to Michael J. Olivier, CEO of the Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development and Cox Communications. Olivier orchestrated several meetings in Louisiana for SB&D in November and he, Jacqui Vines and Fran Gladden were our hosts at the Cox Communications' sky box at the Saints-Giants Monday Night football game in November.

Pictured, photo 1, are (l to r) Linda Swann, Assistant Director, Alabama Development Office, Robert Ingram, President and CEO of the Baldwin County (Ala.) EDA and Mike Randle, owner of SB&D. Photo 2 shows Matthew Randle, an editor with and senior editor of SB&D's newest launch, (live in July of 2012) at the South Alabama Megasite in Baldwin County, Ala. In photo 3 are Neal Wade, formerly the Executive Director of the Alabama Development Office and Vice President of the St. Joe Co., now CEO of the Bay County (Fla.) EDA, Randle and Don Kirkman, President of Florida's Great Northwest. In photo 4 are Kurt Foreman (left), President of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and other leaders at Shreveport, La.'s Petroleum Club where Randle spoke.

Photo 5 shows Bob Leak Jr., President of Winston-Salem Business Inc., Rusty Davis, Operations Manager at the Caterpillar plant that officially opened in the fall quarter in Winston-Salem, and Randle. (6) Mike Randle, editor and publisher of SB&D speaking at Winston-Salem Business Inc.'s annual meeting at the historic Reynolda House. In photo 7 are Mark Heath, President and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County (Va.) EDC and Randle at the NASCAR race in Martinsville. Lastly, photo 8 shows what Mike Randle believes is the most interesting vehicle he has ever seen on any road in the South in well over 1 million road miles traveled and over 1,400 cities visited since 1992. The photo was taken by Matthew Randle while traveling to Grenada, Miss. for a speaking engagement.

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