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Georgia Trend celebrates its 25th with gift

09_10_annivGeorgia Trend magazine is commemorating its 25th anniversary with a special gift.

The statewide publication, headquartered in Norcross, is donating its papers to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Publisher Neely Young and wife Kathy, along with their son, associate publisher Ben Young and wife Temple, welcomed a group of Georgia Trend staff members and friends, along with representatives from the library, at a luncheon last week at the Commerce Club downtown.

“The history of business in Georgia really is the history of Georgia,” said university librarian William Potter. “For us, Georgia Trend is the perfect blend of business, politics and journalism.”

Celebrating with the Youngs were business consultant and political commentator Bill Crane; longtime journalist and pundit Bill Shipp; Dink NeSmith, president of Community Newspapers Inc. and a past president of the UGA Alumni Association; developer Tom Cousins; attorney Charles Campbell; Georgia Public Policy Foundation chairman Rogers Wade; and former U.S. Rep Buddy Darden and his wife, former Wesley Woods Foundation president Lillian Darden.

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