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Atlanta, GA – Chemical transportation and logistics firm Cendian Corp. recently inked a $150 million, five-year contract with Louisiana chemical maker Albemarle Corp.

Albemarle has been a Cendian customer since early 2001, when the Louisiana corporation hired the Atlanta company to review its logistics and supply chain.

Atlanta, GA – Some Georgia chiropractors are keeping a careful watch over pending legislation that could, by some accounts, smudge the definition of chiropractic medicine.

Atlanta, GA – Junior Achievement of Georgia Inc. (JAG) has returned to its 22-year-old Sandy Springs headquarters following the completion of a $2.1 million renovation project. The nonprofit agency also has reconfigured its space to accommodate Junior Achievement International (JAI) and is looking for a tenant to lease 4,500 square feet previously occupied by a day-care center.

Atlanta, GA – When the legislative session resumes Jan. 28, Georgia Bankers Association lobbyists will be back at the table with two key issues, one GBA expects to support and the other it hopes to kill.

The first, Senate Bill 70, involves a predatory lending bill pending from the last session. The GBA supports the measure, assuming its language is similar to a bill passed in the last session.

Atlanta, GA – Longtime Atlanta car dealers have plans to open two upscale auto dealerships in the north metro area. Hennessy Automotive Group, which has three dealerships in Atlanta, is building a new Jaguar dealership on the corner of Old Norcross Road and Satellite Boulevard in Duluth. The new dealership will feature a 21,000-square-foot showroom and 4.5 acres of Jaguars, said Mark Hennessy, part owner of the Hennessy company.

Atlanta, GA – Arthur Andersen LLP has 10 of the top 25 public companies in Georgia for clients, more than any of the other Big Five accounting firms. Its dominance is the result of 61 years of operations here and the development of long-term relationships.

Those relationships are now being put to the test as Andersen is blamed for a role in the collapse of energy giant Enron Corp., the largest bankruptcy in the history of the United States.

Atlanta, GA – Damage to the hospitality and tourism industry following the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks has forced the closure of AndersonLucas Advertising Inc. in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – The revolving door atop Buckhead's Monarch Tower has new attendants. Alcoa Inc. - which got control of the building's top three floors when it purchased Atlanta-based rival Alumax in 1998 - has hired the team of Jeff Nickol, Steve Morgan and Deane Stokes to handle subleasing the space.

Atlanta, GA – The metro area's hotel business had its worst year since the 1950s in 2001 because of the double whammy of the recession and the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a leading hotel analyst. And the bad news is 2002 won't see much improvement.

Atlanta,GA – PBA will begin to offer the latest business news from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.