Beyond Profit Blog

A Conversation on ESG: Actions Beyond the Acronym

January 11, 2023
CEO INTERVIEW

Cousins Properties has played an active role in building healthy communities for decades. You can see the imprint of their long term investment in the bricks and stones that define the skylines and through their consistent care for the people who call their communities home.  Founded in 1958 by Tom Cousins, few realize how many thousands of people have benefited…

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The Road Map from Start-Up to Purposeful Profit

December 15, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Tyrannosaurus Tech’s whimsical brand displays their earnest intention to be a bridge into the mysterious world of technology development. When Richard Simms and Carlos Gonzalez founded Tyrannosaurus Tech they were laser-focused on survival, yet they quickly realized that they wanted to build a company that fulfilled a larger purpose. In our conversation with co-founder and CEO, Richard Simms, we learned…

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Changing the World through Supply Chain

November 2, 2022
CEO DEEP DIVE

Vector Global Logistics has a clear goal in mind — to change the world through supply chain. Everything from the phone in your hand to the pens you use has some element of logistics involved in it, that is why Vector believes they are uniquely situated to make a positive impact on others. In our interview with Co-founder and Managing Director, Enrique…

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Relentless Curiosity on the Journey to Generosity

October 20, 2022

Back in 2005, the founders of SignatureFD were sitting around a table deciding on the company values for their fledgling business. These defining values became the rubric for decisions and tied the team together around common goals and behaviors. Greatness, Growth, Gratitude, Grit, Grace and Generosity became the foundation for the company’s success. During our interview with CEO Heather Fortner,…

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Catering to the Needs of the Community

July 27, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

The most recent goBeyondProfit research report found that 76% of Georgians name small, local businesses as the most trusted institution to help solve problems. When asked how these smaller businesses should engage in the issues, Georgians named contributions of skills, expertise and service as the most effective ways for neighborhood businesses take part in the solutions. In a recent regional…

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On a Mission to be the World’s Most Caring Company

July 26, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Founded 76 years ago right here in Hapeville, GA, Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan T. Cathy, recently received the 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion Award. Recognition by fellow business leaders of their success in consistently delivering care through meaningful daily moments that permeate the Chick-fil-A culture and result in decades of generosity. During our goBeyondProfit interview with Dan Cathy, we explored the…

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Stakeholder Capitalism: A Way of Life for Local Business

July 18, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

During a recent conversation in Athens, Georgia, goBeyondProfit sat down with the founder and CEO of Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Bob Googe. Bob’s professional journey has traversed between management consulting, ministry and entrepreneurship. In a conversation with peers at our Athens CEO Forum, he offered unvarnished comments on life as a local business owner. Perhaps most compelling was Bob’s take on…

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Delivering Net Benefit for Business, Employees and Community

July 18, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Early this year, goBeyondProfit Champion and CEO of Better Communities Collaborative Jon Williams co-hosted a CEO Forum in Athens, Georgia. The conversation between the panelists and the attendees offered a glimpse into the mindset of the entrepreneur and small business owner today. We wrestled with the pressures business leaders face today and the role of small business in helping navigate…

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Colony Bank Dares to Lead Differently

July 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

As a community bank, Colony Bank depends on the success of the communities they operate within. Their business is tied to the ups and downs of the larger community. As a company, they understand that financial success is not the only measure of success and so the Colony Bank business model involves a broad understanding of service. Service as a…

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One Local Farm’s Experiments with Flexibility

July 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

At goBeyondProfit we are eager to hear from leaders of different industries around the state and understand the nuance of business generosity across sectors and sizes of companies. We had the opportunity to talk with Staci Willson of Sunnyland Farms in Albany, Georgia. Sunnyland is a family-owned, fourth generation pecan farm that has been in business since 1948. What started…

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