It was a day to be recognized for many officials attending the Buckhead Business Association luncheon on Jan. 19, held at the Atlanta History Center. The keynote speaker was former Atlanta mayor Ambassador Andrew Young. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also attended.

Former Atlanta mayor and Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell received the inaugural “Sam Massell Leadership Award,” Dr. Michaela McKenzie with Dazzling Smiles took home the Buckhead Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse walked away with the big prize: The 2011 Buckhead Business of the Year Award.

Lolita Browning Jackson, the outgoing Buckhead Business Association President, praised her fellow BBA members.

“We’ve struggled in a poor economy, but we’ve triumphed in a poor economy by supporting each other’s businesses,” she said.  “It could not have been done without every member of our organization and without the Buckhead community.”

Ambassador Andrew Young gives his keynote address at the Buckhead Business Association Luncheon on Jan. 19.

 

Claude Guillaume, general manager of Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, accepts the 2011Buckhead Business of the Year Award from Buckhead Business Association President Catherine Cattles at the Jan. 19 BBA luncheon at the Atlanta History Center

 

Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell attended the Buckhead Business Association luncheon at the Atlanta History Center on Jan. 19

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