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January 8, 2019

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners acquires Firebirds International

Client News

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (January 8, 2019) – J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority interest in Firebirds International, LLC (“Firebirds Wood Fired Grill” or the “Company”) from Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (“Angelo Gordon”). California-based NorthPoint Advisors served as financial advisor to Firebirds. Kirkland & Ellis LLP […]

January 4, 2019

Six New Year’s Resolutions to Get You Started in 2019


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager Happy New Year to all! And welcome to the month known for setting, and hopefully keeping, New Year’s resolutions. While you may have a set of personal goals, consider these professional goals, as well, to start off 2019 on the right foot. 1. Be transparent Given the continued abundance […]

December 20, 2018

Slow down and enjoy the holidays


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager It’s that time of year again…when we are inundated with TV, radio and internet advertisements for all those “must-have” items that you and your loved ones surely cannot live without…the neatest, smallest-ever Bluetooth speaker, essential oils to sooth the body and mind, a flies-so-easy drone that does it all, […]

December 5, 2018

After the brainstorming…What’s next: Five steps for the post-brainstorming process


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager The following is a follow-up to Nov. 12 post about brainstorming In our Nov. 12 post, we shared some tips on conducting a productive brainstorming session. Today, we talk post-brainstorming…how to move forward after the session. I’m guessing you have on at least on occasion left a really good […]

November 21, 2018

Let Thanksgiving last more than one day


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager Thanksgiving is a time to cherish with family and friends. It’s a day when we come together to show our appreciation for what we have, share of our bounty with others and celebrate the gift of friendship and love for those who are special to us. It’s a meal, […]

November 12, 2018

Let’s brainstorm! Six tips for a productive brainstorming session


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager I’ve often said when sitting down for a project, “OK, time to get creative…starting now!” But how do you simply flip on the “creative switch” to let the good ideas flow? How do you fill that blank page with breathtaking ideas on cue?…especially when you’re just not in that […]

November 8, 2018

Luxury senior-focused development coming to Woodstock

Client News

North Fulton-based Holbrook Communities is planning a 20-acre active senior living community in Woodstock, with completion expected in October, 2020, the company said in a statement. A “ground blessing” ceremony has been set for 10 a.m. Friday at the future site of Holbrook Woodstock, 13682 Ga. Highway 92. City and pro-ject officials are scheduled to […]

September 24, 2018

Earn your client’s trust by actions, not words


By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager So often we talk about how our job as PR practitioners is to gain the consumer’s trust in our client. And yes, that’s absolutely a key responsibility. But as we work with our clients, and particularly as we seek to gain new clients, our responsibility, first and foremost, is […]

September 10, 2018

Pay Governance Responds to Senator’s Proposed Dramatic Departure from Shareholder Primacy

Client News

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recently proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, which would hold large U.S. corporations accountable not only to their shareholders but to allcorporate stakeholders, is not the optimal path for corporate America, contends executive compensation consulting firm Pay Governance ( According to Pay Governance, the proposed legislation would abolish shareholder primacy, which asserts that shareholders have the priority […]