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Drinkard honored by AMAC

Assistant General Manager for Planning and Development Jim Drinkard received the 2012 Airport Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Award from the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) on June 12 during the Airport Business Diversity Conference in St. Louis.

The award is given to an individual, airport or firm that has met or exceeded disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals over two or more years in an architectural, engineering or construction project.

“We are honored that AMAC has recognized our dedication to the DBE program and Jim Drinkard’s work to include female and minority participation during the construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal,” said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. “We are committed to promoting full and equal business opportunities for minority and female business enterprises working with the Airport.”

Jim Drinkard accepted the award from the Airport Minority Advisory Council on June 12.

Jim Drinkard accepted the award from the Airport Minority Advisory Council on June 12.

Passenger traffic up in April, May

Passenger traffic increased at Hartsfield-Jackson in April and May, compared with the year-earlier figures.

Passenger traffic in April was 4.26 percent higher than a year earlier, increasing from 7,659,595 passengers in 2011 to 7,985,909 passengers in 2012. Passenger traffic in May was 1.51 percent higher than a year earlier, increasing from 8,335,507 passengers in 2011 to 8,461,608 passengers in 2012.

Year-to-date passenger numbers also increased (by 5.63 percent through April and by 4.69 percent through May), as did total aircraft operations (1.25 percent higher in April and 0.29 percent higher in May). To see the full traffic report, click here.

City of Atlanta named among best workplaces

The City of Atlanta was named to a list of 101 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in Atlanta and also won the elite award for the large company division. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Marriott Atlanta Century Center on June 21.

The National Association for Business Resources says the annual competition “identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.”

Atlanta is one of five markets in which the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For are awarded. The others are Detroit, Chicago, Houston and West Michigan.

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