Conducting Business

At least 140 development industry professionals and government officials gathered at Duluth-based Development Consultants Group's third annual Spring Fling. The civil engineering, land surveying, and land planning consulting firm has been in business in Gwinnett County since 1985. Pictured left to right are Emory Morsberger, president, The Morsberger Group; Dennis Billew, principal, Development Consultants Group; Malcolm Kilpatrick, CFO, CRT Trust Advisors Inc. and David Searles, principal, CRT Trust Advisors Inc.

Honors and Achievements

Ali Chunara, owner of several Checkers restaurants throughout Georgia and Alabama, with its franchise group headquarters in Snellville, was awarded the 2005 Highest Percentage Increase for an Individual Restaurant given by Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. at the company's National Convention held April 27-28, 2006 in Tampa, Fla.

Duluth resident Ruth King is a 2006 Independent Publishers Awards finalist for her new book, "The Ugly Truth about Small Business" King is founder and CEO of, Business Ventures Corp., and ProNetworkTV, Inc.

MDI, a nationally known, high growth professional consulting and staffing firm, has been named one of the Top Companies for Atlanta Women in 2006 by Atlanta Woman Magazine. Only 10 companies in the Atlanta region were selected for the honor.