BUSINESS BRIEFS: Locally owned business moves into The Avenue Webb Gin

Locally owned business moves into The Avenue Webb Gin

SNELLVILLE -- A locally owned, whimsical children's clothier now calls The Avenue Webb Gin home.

The Purple Ladybug recently joined the outdoor lifestyle center's mix of almost 70 businesses, including local boutiques, national retailers and specialty restaurants.

"The Purple Ladybug was attracted to The Avenue's prime location and family-friendly setting," said Marketing Manager Megan Jurkovic. "Its opening addresses our shoppers' requests for additional community-based retailers."

In addition to the recent retailer openings, Kampai Sushi | Steak | Tapas will open its third metro Atlanta location at The Avenue Webb Gin this month and University of Phoenix will comprise 7,000 square feet of the outdoor lifestyle center's fully leased office space.

For more information about The Avenue, visit www.shoptheavenue.com.

Suwanee-based company American Tombow names CEO

SUWANEE -- Jeffery Hinn has been named president and CEO of American Tombow Inc., a subsidiary Tombow Pencil Co. of Tokyo, Japan.

American Tombow Inc., which is headquartered in Suwanee, distributes office products, fine art and craft supplies and fine writing instruments.

Hinn previously served as vice president of sales and marketing.

"I'm thrilled about the opportunities presented in leading American Tombow Inc.," Hinn said. "We continue to see strong opportunities for expanding the Tombow brand across all channels of distribution through product development, innovation, advanced marketing strategies and streamlined distribution. I fully anticipate Tombow's customer base to grow significantly in the coming years."