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The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) Board of Governors has elected John David, “J.D.,” Crowe, president of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc., to serve as 2014-2015 President of the association.  The MBAG is a trade association comprised of mortgage lenders, brokers and affiliated industry associates dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the mortgage banking correspondent system. Crowe will serve a one-year term.

Atlanta Activewear (atlantaactivewear.com) in Virginia-Highland recently marked its fifth anniversary with an announcement by owner Danielle Burke that her sister, Donna, as partner in the growing retail business of fitness and lifestyle fashion,

Atlanta-based flotation device creators BumFloat (bumfloat.com) have launched their newest product line. The BumFloat enables you to float comfortably in an upright position in the water with your shoulders at the waterline. The new American-made BumFloats even have custom color and style options. “The products will be manufactured in North Georgia,” said co-owner Rob Broadfoot. “It took a lot of hard work, but we are excited to be able to do this right in our own backyard.”

Bavaria Yachts USA has opened its U.S. corporate headquarters the Gallery Uptown building on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Launched in America in 2011, the new HQ will serve as the corporate hub factory-direct sales and service locations across the country

Atlanta eye-care provider Thomas Eye Group (thomaseye.com) is celebrating 40 years in business. Founded by doctors W. Kevin Thomas and Stephen B. Levine, Thomas Eye Group has served the metro Atlanta community since 1974. The company began as a general ophthalmology practice in Sandy Springs with Thomas seeing adult patients and Levine treating pediatric patients. Over the years, the practice has steadily grown to eight locations around metro Atlanta.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.