Conducting business

Norcross-based Internet Provider O2 Secure Wireless Inc., has struck a marketing deal with Las Vegas-based Smith Micro Software Inc. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Honors and achievements

HomeBanc Mortgage Banker and Gwinnett County resident John Ragland Jr. ranked No. 36 on the Mortgage Originator Magazine's annual list of the "Top Rookie Originators" in the United States as ranked by the dollar volume of mortgage loans closed during 2005. He is based at HomeBanc's Gwinnett branch at 1305 Mall of Georgia Blvd. in Buford, Ga.

Marriott named Sivica Hospitality's Matt Crall as the top General Manager of the Year for 2005 for the SpringHill Suites brand. Crall earned the award for the second year in a row. He is general manager of Sivica Hospitality's SpringHill Suites-Mall of Georgia hotel.

Sivica Hospitality awarded the company's Sales Director of the Year Award to Suwanee resident Beth Hogberg for her top performance during 2005. Hogberg served as the director of sales for the SpringHill Suites-Alpharetta and the Fairfield Inn & Suites-Perimeter Center.