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         Valentine’s Day                                            entrepreneurs and business Managers

       Sweetheart’s Dinner
                                                                                round Table
                                                                          Cocktails with Rob Ketterer
                                                                             Monday, January 8th
               Wednesday, February 14, 2007
                                                                        unenlightened self-interest:
                 beginning at 5:30 p.m.                                     The Wrong response
  Enjoy dining by candlelight in our elegant Lane Dining Room               to Market Capitalism
                                                                       “Leading with Integrity” Luncheon
                              Menu                                          with Daniel Yankelovich
                       Choice of Soup                                       Thursday, January 11th
                       Lobster Bisque
                                                                               What to expect in
               Commerce Club French Onion Soup                           the 2007 legislative session
                       Corn Chowder                                  “Hot Topic” Breakfast with Eric Johnson
                           Choice of Salad                                  Thursday, January 18th
        Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce with Choice of Dressing                       Growing strong
                   Commerce Club Caesar Salad                          Leadership Luncheon with Tom Bell
 Lola Rossa, Red Oak Lettuce, Baby Romaine, and Belgian Endive              Thursday, January 25th
          with Toasted Pecan Halves and Tarragon Vinaigrette
                                                                       new Century Forum discussion
                           Choice of Entrée                            with Dwight Andrews, in the Pub
          Rubbed Chicken with Rustic Vegetables, Au Jus                    Thursday, February 8th
Grilled Pork Loin with Bourbon Molasses Glaze, Sweet Potato Cake
                                                                           Corporate responsibility
               Grilled Filet Mignon, Port Wine Demi
                                                                            and Global Challenges
                  Roasted Leg of Lamb, Mint Jus                        “Leading with Integrity” Luncheon
         Potato Crusted Halibut with Lemon Buerre Blanc              with Helene Gayle and Julie Gerberding
                    Grilled Salmon with Polenta                               Friday, February 9th
                        Choice of Dessert                                       Pay it Forward
                       Chocolate Mousse                                  “Hot Topic” Luncheon in honor
                          Apple Crisp                                       of Black History Month
                    Commerce Club Ice Cream                                 Tuesday, February 20th
      Prix Fixe Dinner is $45.00 per person, plus service and tax   Piedmont Park: breaking new Ground
                    Cocktails charged by signature                      Luncheon with Debbie McCown
                            Business Attire                                 Thursday, March 15th
     Please call the Club for reservations at (404) 525-1661
     Seatings available on the half-hour, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
         The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect
  Board of
                                     Meet New Members of
                              The Commerce Club Board of Directors

         Jeffrey K. Haidet              Mark D. Ketchum                Stephen E. Macadam            John W. Somerhalder II
     Chairman of McKenna Long            President & CEO of          CEO of BlueLinx Corporation          President & CEO of
          & Aldridge, LLP                Newell Rubbermaid                                                AGL Resources, Inc.

                    The Commerce Club board of directors 2007
                         L. Phillip Humann, Chairman                   Ben F. Johnson, III, President
                       David M. Ratcliffe, Vice Chairman           Larry L. Gellerstedt, III, Vice President
                                                  Thomas I. Barkin, Treasurer

          F. Duane Ackerman             Michael L. Eskew                    Joe Leonard                Richard F. Smith
           Juanita P. Baranco           Martin Flanagan                 James R. Lientz, Jr.        John W. Somerhalder II
          Thomas D. Bell, Jr.          Thomas Gallagher                   Dennis M. Love               Timothy C. Tuff
            Arthur M. Blank           Eugene J. Godbold, Jr.           Stephen E. Macadam               John Wieland
          Charles M. Brewer             Jeffrey K. Haidet               James F. McDonald              James E. Young
             Guy Budinscak             G. Thomas Hough                   Charles H. McTier
                                                                                                      Honorary Directors
         William A. Clement, Jr.         E. Neville Isdell                John C. Mellott
                                                                                                      James S. Balloun
            Thomas H. Coley                 Phil Kent                      John G. Rice
                                                                                                      Bradley Currey, Jr.
               A. D. Correll            Mark D. Ketchum                 James A. Rubright
                                                                                                     W. Thomas Johnson
          Walter W. Driver, Jr.          Lowry F. Kline                  Michael B. Russell
                                                                                                     L. Neil Williams, Jr.

                                             2007 Operating Board
         Anne Elizabeth Barnes           Quinn Hudson                  Thomas M. Lowe, III             Peter A. Rooney
            Lisa M. Borders               Wab Kadaba                     Stephen P. Lutz               Andrew D. Steel
          William H. Brewster         Matthew L. Keown                  Charles H. McTier               Jeff T. Wansley
           Laura Lee Gentry                Mike Klein                  James L. Rhoden, III           Lynnette W. Young
           Jeffrey K. Haidet         Willard “Chuck” Lewis

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  Programs                                     The Commerce Club leadership Programs
                                                    Where headlines Are Made…

                                                             “Growing strong”
                                                      Thursday, January 25, 2007
                                                12:00 noon leadership luncheon with
                                                         Thomas d. bell, Jr.
                                                         President & CEO, Cousins Properties Inc.
                                                  $27.00 per person, plus service charge and sales tax
                                              The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect for each event.
                                               Reservations accepted by e-mail to

                                         unenlightened self-interest:
                                   The Wrong response to Market Capitalism
                                                          Thursday, January 11, 2007
                                                               11:30 a.m. registration
                                                             12:00 noon Program begins
                                     featuring author and researcher daniel Yankelovich,
                                         Chairman of Viewpoint Learning, of Public Agenda, and of DYG, Inc.

                                 Corporate responsibility and Global Challenges
                                                             Friday, February 9, 2007
                                                               11:30 a.m. registration
                                                             12:00 noon Program begins
         Helene Gayle         A facilitated discussion on the challenges facing leaders in response to global trends in
                              population, poverty and disease, featuring:
                                                     helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE
                                                            Julie Gerberding,
                                              Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                                  “Leading with Integrity” is a cooperative initiative with The Southern Institute for Business
                                    and Professional Ethics. This series is presented with support from BB&T Corporation.
                               “Leading with Integrity” luncheons are $30.00 per person, inclusive. Guests are welcome.
                                            The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect for each event.
        Julie Gerberding
                                              Reservations accepted by e-mail to

January/February/March 2007                                                                      Page 3
  Third                                       Speaker presentations relating to current events
  Thursday’s                    What to expect in the 2007 legislative session
  Hot Topic                                       January 18, 2007 • 7:30 a.m. breakfast
                                                                  with eric Johnson
                                                            Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore
                                On January 13, 2003, Senator Johnson was elected the State’s first Republican Senate Presi-
                                dent Pro Tem since reconstruction. Previously, Senator Johnson served as the minority leader
                                for two terms and was elected President Pro Tem of the Georgia Senate in 2003. This is the
                                highest position in the Senate and helps run the day-to-day operations of this legislative body.
                                In 1992, he was elected to the Georgia House seat vacated by Jack Kingston. Senator John-
                                son represents coastal Georgia’s 1st Senate District. He is a member of the Rules Committee.
                                He also serves as secretary of the Appropriations Committee. Other committee assignments
                                include Regulated Industries and Utilities, Finance, Natural Resources and the Environment,
                                and Ethics. Senator Eric Johnson is an architect and works at North Point Real Estate, a
         Senator Eric Johnson
                                residential and commercial development firm. He is married and has two children. His family
                                attends Savannah Christian Church. Johnson has been named one of the “100 Most Influen-
                                tial Georgians” by Georgia Trend and James magazines.

                                                       In honor of Black History Month…

                                           Pay it Forward—sowing the seeds
                                          of black entrepreneurship in Atlanta
                                        Tuesday, February 20, 2007 • 12:00 noon luncheon
              Vera Bone
                                    Featuring: vera bone, great, great, great granddaughter of James Tate,
                                                          the “father of Black business in Atlanta”

                                 harold A. dawson, sr., Chairman & CEO, Harold A. Dawson Company, Inc.
                                         Willard “Chuck” lewis, President & CEO, One Georgia Bank
                                The Reverend James Tate was born a slave and the property of a plantation owner in Elbert
                                County, Georgia, who also was his father and saw to James Tates’ secret education. This was
                                a serious offense since illiteracy was key to controlling slaves and preventing escape. James
                                Tate was 39 years of age when slavery was abolished. He arrived in Atlanta in the 1860’s,
                                opened two grocery stores and did a thriving business on Walton and Decatur Streets. When
                                his business flourished, he became one of Atlanta’s five wealthiest African Americans during
     Harold A. Dawson, Sr.      the 1870’s. He also served as a sort of bank by providing business loans to people who could
                                not secure commercial loans. He assisted in organizing the first school in Atlanta for African
                                Americans, a school that used old abandoned railroad boxcars as classrooms. James Tate was
                                one of the original founders of Friendship Baptist Church the birthplace of Spellman College.
                                It is no wonder that while some businessmen purchase hardened cynicism at the counters
                                of commerce, James Tate was known for the faith and capital he invested in others. Where
                                would Atlanta be now if it weren’t for the generosity of our forefathers? Please join us in a dis-
                                cussion about how Atlantan’s history of giving has made a difference and continues to build
                                community in our beloved City.

                                            Each event is $20.00 per person, plus service charge and sales tax
                                                    The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect.
                                                    Please make reservations by calling (404) 525-1661.

     Willard “Chuck” Lewis

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  Thursday’s                              Piedmont Park: breaking new Ground
                                                   March 15, 2007 • 12:00 noon luncheon
  Hot Topic                                               with debbie McCown
                                               President & Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Park Conservancy
                                  Debbie McCown has almost 30 years experience in nonprofit and public service. Prior to join-
                                  ing Piedmont Park Conservancy, she administered a number of nonprofit and human service
                                  organizations incuding Camp Fire, the YMCA, and Communities In Schools of Georgia. Ms.
                                  McCown assumed leadership of Piedmont Park Conservancy in 1998, and since then, has
                                  overseen nearly $23 million in restorations to the historic 183-acre park, including restoring
                                  Oak Hill, the Meadow, Lake Clara Meer and the Active Oval. Several historic buildings in the
                                  park were also renovated to create revenue-producing facilities that generate funds to help
                                  support park maintenance. The Conservancy is now focused on implementing an expanded
                                  master plan that will reclaim 53 acres of neglected parkland, restore creeks, woodlands and
                                  wetlands, and add bicycle and walking trails, gardens, athletic fields and playgrounds. Ms.
                                  McCown currently serves on the boards of Midtown Alliance, in Atlanta, and City Parks Alli-
                                  ance, a national organization.
                                                     $20.00 per person, plus service charge and sales tax
                                                       The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect.
                                                       Please make reservations by calling (404) 525-1661.

                        In keeping with The Commerce Club tradition of bringing
                          leaders together, we invite you to attend our quarterly
               entrepreneur & business Manager’s round Table
                                           Formerly called the “CEO Round Table”
                              Monday, January 8, 2007 • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Purpose: To provide facilitated discussions amongst Club members and guests who are business entrepre-
    neurs, CEO’s, or who run their own companies or organizations.
                                         Guest speaker: rob Ketterer,
                                              President of Visionworks Consulting
    For over 20 years, Mr. Ketterer has worked as a strategist in various roles as a management consultant and brand manager.
    Since 1996, as the president of Visionworks Consulting, he has served as a management consultant to a variety of indus-
    tries and clients. His expertise is in working with owner-entrepreneurs to manage the challenges of change in growing
    businesses. His consulting work has had a transformational impact on multiple organizations that have met and exceeded
    the vision he helped them establish and pursue. From 1988 -1995, Mr. Ketterer worked to establish and implement the
    marketing strategy for Coca-Cola brands in the US and around the world. He earned an MBA in marketing from Duke
    University in 1988, and prior to that, a BA in economics and international Relations from Colgate University, where he was
    a four-year member of the Colgate Golf Team. He lives in Atlanta and is a marathon runner.
    We encourage you to invite other young business leaders to join us. This quarterly meeting provides the opportunity to
    exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of running a company or organization.
                         Light hors d’oeuvre @ $7.50 per person, plus service charge and sales tax
                                               Beverages charged by signature.
                                      The Two-Business Day Cancellation Policy is in effect.
                                      Please make reservations by calling (404) 525-1661.

January/February/March 2007                                                                 Page 5
 New Century                                                      The Commerce
 Forum                                                            Society
  Established in 2001 to provide unique programs                  Members of The Commerce Club under the age of 35
  designed to facilitate communication about political,
  community, and social issues                                             “After hours” with
          discussion in the Pub                                          The Commerce society
          with new Century Forum and                                              6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
         the rev. dr. dwight Andrews                                            Thursday, January 25th
                First Congregational Church
                                                                                 Thursday, March 29th
              Thursday, February 8th                                  The perfect opportunity to meet and network
          5:30 p.m. - Beverage service in the Pub                   with other Members of the Club, in a relaxed and
         6:00 p.m. – Spirited discussion regarding                   informal setting. Light hors d’oeuvre provided.
          the racial divide in worship in Atlanta                             Beverages charged by signature.
                                                                               Business or corporate casual attire
                                                                      For further information, please call (404) 525-1661
           Cocktails in the Pub
                Thursday, March 8th
               5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
                                                                      2007 bingo
  Beverages by Signature • Light hors d’oeuvre provided               And brews
   Please make reservations by calling (404) 525-1661.
                All Members Welcome!
                                                                       February 22nd
  Please join members of New Century Forum, a cultur-             A selection of imported and
  ally diverse, yet established, group of young Atlanta              domestic beers will be
  leaders who embrace opportunities when the expres-                featured, along with a good clean game of Bingo.
  sion and sharing of ideas can be discussed openly and
  respectfully. In doing so, they have built relationships,            Games begin at 6:30 pm sharp. Non-cash prizes.
  learned from one another, and made common progress                      All members encouraged to attend
  on issues such as race, religious freedom, civil liberties,                      and to bring guests!
  and politics. Guests are welcome.                                            Beverages charged by signature.
                                                                                 Light hors d’oeuvre provided.
                                                                      Please make reservations by calling (404) 525-1661.
                                                                              Business or corporate casual attire
                 dining Alone?
                 Join the Lane Table
              in the Main Dining Room
    Are you a new member of The Commerce Club
    and have not yet had the chance to meet other
    members? Are you a member who prefers not to
    dine alone? On those days when you are without
    a lunch partner, ask your hostess to seat you at
    the Lane Table. This table provides on opportunity
    for members to join one another for lunch, con-
    versation, and camaraderie. Everyone is welcome
    at the Lane Table, and you may arrive and depart
    any time between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Mon-
     day through Friday. No reservation required.                    Participants in the first “Bingo & Brews Night,” held in September,
                                                                                            display their winnings.

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  Welcome                                                                                             W. bruce Gallman
                                                                                                      Gallman developers, llC

  New Members                                                                                         Sponsored by Larry L. Gellerstedt, III
                                                                                                      Bruce Gallman is a founding partner in Gallman Development Group, LLC
                                                                                                      and Miller Gallman Developers, LLC. He began his real estate career in
  ron Clark                                                                                           Atlanta, in 1964. In 1983, he developed the first mixed-use loft project
  ron Clark Academy                                                                                   in downtown Atlanta and is actively involved in the revitalization of in town neighborhoods.
  Sponsored by Peter A. Rooney                                                                        Mr. Gallman has served on numerous panels, given talks before trade groups and critiqued
                                                                                                      graduated school classes on the subjects of in-town development and adaptive reuse of
  Ron Clark has been called “America’s Educator.” His work with disadvan-                             buildings. He has won awards from the Atlanta Urban Commission, Athens Clarke Heritage
  taged students in rural North Carolina and in inner-city Harlem garnered                            Foundation and the State of Georgia Historic Preservation Office for adaptive reuse of historic
  worldwide attention, and he was invited to the White House on three                                 buildings. Mr. Gallman holds the CCIM designation and is a Realtor Emeritus in the Atlanta
  separate occasions to be honored by the President and Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Clark’s tireless work       Commercial Board of Realtors. Mr. Gallman serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation
  and dedication to making a difference in the lives of children led him to be named Disney’s         for Newton County and the Newton County Path Foundation. Mr. Gallman and his wife, Lisa,
  American Teacher of the Year in 2000. Since receiving that distinction, he has been interviewed     have two children and one grandchild.
  by Katie Couric on the “Today Show,” and he has appeared twice on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
  Ms. Winfrey even featured him in her magazine and named him her first “Phenomenal Man.”
  In addition, his experiences as a teacher are the subject of the critically acclaimed movie, “The
                                                                                                      hunter W. Groton
  Ron Clark Story,” that stars Matthew Perry in the lead role. Mr. Clark has authored two books       Mellon Private Wealth
  that have become extremely popular in the education profession. His first book, The Essential       Management
  55, is a New York Times Best Seller and is currently published in over 25 countries and in          Sponsored by Ralph Morrison
  its 11th printing of over one million copies. Most recently, Mr. Clark is devoting the majority
  of his time to opening a school in Atlanta for students from low-wealth areas. The Ron Clark        Hunter Groton is a senior director of business development for Mellon’s
  Academy will truly be unique as it applies a curriculum that is based on travel around the world.   Private Wealth Management group. He joined Mellon in 2005 when Mellon acquired City
  Each year the students will journey on international adventures, and by the time they are in        Capital, Inc. Before joining City Capital in 1989, Mr. Groton was a financial consultant with
  8th grade each child will have visited every continent. As he arranges funding for his school,      Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. He previously worked in resort and hotel manage-
  he has traveled across the country, visiting 49 of the 50 states. He has become a leader in         ment with The Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from
  education and a voice for teachers. His message is one of hope, dedication, and the will to         Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Ansley Park with their
  never let anything stand in the way of your hopes and dreams.                                       son and they are expecting their second child in January 2007.

  erroll b. davis                                                                                     Andrew T. heller
  university system of Georgia                                                                        Turner broadcasting system, inc.
  Sponsored by C. Michael Cassidy                                                                     Sponsored by Philip I. Kent
  Erroll Davis Jr. took office as chancellor of the University System of Georgia                      Andrew Heller is president of domestic distribution for Turner Broad-
  early in 2006. He is responsible for the state’s 35 public colleges and                             casting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), overseeing affiliate sales, marketing
  universities, more than 260,000 students, 35,000 faculty and staff, and an annual budget of         promotion, interactive television and new technology content development for the largest
  $5 billion. Previously, he had served as chairman of the board of Alliant Energy Corporation        and most diversified portfolio of networks in the United States, the news and entertainment
  – an energy holding company with $8.3 billion in total assets and annual operating revenues         networks of Turner Broadcasting. He is also responsible for Turner Private Networks, which
  of $3 billion – since 2000. Davis joined Alliant in 1998 as president and chief executive of-       includes the CNN Airport Network and Turner In-Flight Services, and GameTap, a first-of-its-
  ficer. Prior to the creation of Alliant Energy, he served as president and CEO of Wisconsin Power   kind broadband entertainment and video game network. He is based in Atlanta and reports to
  and Light Holdings, from 1990 to 1998. His higher-education experience includes serving as          Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of TBS, Inc. Mr. Heller joined TBS, Inc. in 1998, most recently
  a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents from 1987 to 1994, and              serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of TNS. Previously, he was
  as the former chairman of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, of which he is       assistant general counsel for Time Warner Cable and was actively involved in programming,
  a life member. Mr. Davis also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University         acquisitions, trades and a variety of cable, contractual, litigation and regulatory issues for
  of Chicago. In 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board, and he chairs the          the leading MSO. Earlier, he served as associate counsel and senior counsel, litigation, for
  USOC’s Audit Committee. He and his wife, Elaine, established the Davis Family Foundation,           HBO. Mr. Heller earned a law degree from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree
  which makes annual grants to numerous students in need. He was recognized as one of the             in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. He currently serves as chair of
  “100 Most Important Blacks in Technology” in 2006 by U.S. Black Engineer & Information              the CTAM Educational Foundation Board and serves on the Board of CTAM. He represents
  Technology magazine, one of the “75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America” in 2005              Time Warner, Inc. on the Board of Directors for Glu Mobile, a leading developer and global
  by Black Enterprise magazine, and one of the “Top 50 Blacks in Technology” at the Black             publisher of mobile entertainment.
  Engineer of the Year 2005 Awards Conference. He also received the Carnegie-Mellon Alumni
  Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Black
  Executives in America” by Fortune magazine in 2002.
                                                                                                                                 In Memoriam
                                                                                                                                    Mrs. J. Paul Austin
                                                                                                                                   Died November 4, 2006
                                                                                                                                     Member since 1987
                                                                                                                              Mr. stanley h. McCalla, sr.
                                                                                                                               Died November 23, 2006
                                                                                                                              Charter Member since 1960

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  Welcome                                                                                      suzanne rogers
                                                                                               The henry W. Grady health

  New Members                                                                                  system Foundation
                                                                                               Sponsored by Inman Allen
  Tracy hoover                                                                                 Suzanne Rogers was appointed executive director of the Henry W. Grady
                                                                                               Health System Foundation in February 2006. The foundation’s mission is to secure donor dollars
  hands on Atlanta                                                                             and other resources needed to support Grady Health System and its vital safety net role for the
  Sponsored by Willard “Chuck” Lewis                                                           community. Rogers answered her calling to health care in 1978 when she began her career in a
                                                                                               long-term care facility. Through the years she has served as a care provider, educator, advocate,
  Tracy Hoover is the executive director of Hands On Atlanta, an                               consultant and fund-raiser with one goal in mind- to assist others in unlocking their full potential.
  organization that connects individuals, families and groups with                             Ms. Rogers is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, National Council on
  “hands on” volunteer opportunities. Over 400 nonprofit and public schools rely daily         Family Relations, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and Atlanta Regional Council of Churches.
  on Hands On Atlanta volunteers to meet the critical needs of the Atlanta community.          She holds board positions with Community Health Charities Georgia and the International Parent-
  Over the past ten years, Ms. Hoover has fostered tremendous programmatic growth and          ing Coalition. Currently enrolled in the Coles College of Business Executive MBA program, she also
  expansion. Today, Hands On Atlanta volunteers deliver more than 400,000 hours of direct      holds degrees in occupational therapy and pastoral ministry, non-profit business administration
  service to the Atlanta community, each year. Under her leadership, Hands On Atlanta’s        and divinity from The College of St. Catherine, management assistant programs for non-profits
  AmeriCorps program has emerged as a national model for leveraging large-scale citizen        and Universal Ministries School of Theology. Ms. Rogers, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and
  involvement in public school reform. She leads a staff of 50 employees, a 28-member          her husband John Everett Rogers III, a native of Atlanta, reside in Marietta with their four-year
  board of directors and a corps of 170 AmeriCorps members. To her work at Hands On            old grand daughter, Jaiden.
  Atlanta, Ms. Hoover brings significant experience in the nonprofit sector. Before joining
  Hands On Atlanta, she led the business and financial operations for Episcopal Children’s     W. J. usery
  Services in Jacksonville, Florida, a prominent child’s services and advocacy organization.   Georgia state university
  She has served in a variety of community leadership roles over her career, and currently
  serves on the Board of Directors of Hands On Network; advisory boards of The Metro           Sponsored by Carl V. Patton
  Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Atlanta, The Georgia Foundation Center,        Bill Usery, former Secretary of Labor, is president of Bill Usery Associates, Inc.,
  and the National Black Arts Festival Full House Commission. She received her bachelor’s      a Washington, D.C. area firm dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the
  degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and was awarded           American worker in the global marketplace through cooperative labor relations and innovative
  the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta’s non-profit scholarship to attend Harvard       human resource strategies. Throughout a lifetime of labor-management relations activity, he has
  Business School’s non-profit management summer program.                                      participated in hundreds of collective bargaining disputes in a wide variety of private industries,
                                                                                               as well as in the private sector. He is widely recognized as the nation’s top mediator. Mr. Usery
  Chuck reece                                                                                  holds honorary doctorate degrees from Georgia State Unversity, the University of Louisville, North
                                                                                               Alabama State University, and Southeastern University. Mr. Usery also is the founder of the
  Corporate Communications                                                                     W. J. Usery, Jr. Center for the Workplace, at Georgia State University, and the Bill Usery Labor
  Consulting                                                                                   Management Relations Foundation. He has held five Presidential appointments. Under President
  Sponsored by Quinn Hudson                                                                    Ford, he was Secretary of Labor; under Ford & Nixon, he was special assistant to the President for
                                                                                               labor management negotiations; under President Nixon, he was appointed assistant secretary of
  Chuck Reece is president of Chuck Reece Communications (CRC), an                             labor for labor-management services; from 1973 to 1976, he was National Director of the Federal
  Atlanta corporate-communications consulting firm that provides strategic counsel and         Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS); and under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, he was
  writing services to major corporations and non-profits in the United States, Europe and      the industrial union representative on the President’s missile sites labor committee at the Kennedy
  Canada. Before opening CRC, Mr. Reece was senior vice president of GCI Boxenbaum             Space Center. Under President Clinton, Mr. Usery served from 1993 to 1995 as a member of the
  Grates, in New York, a strategy-oriented public relations counseling firm. Mr. Reece         Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations. During this time, he was appointed
  joined GCIBG after serving as manager of employee communications and manager of              Special Mediator for the dispute between the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major
  marketing communications at The Coca-Cola Company. Previously, he had served as              League Baseball.
  vice president of communications at the Georgia Lottery Corporation and as director of
  communications and press secretary for former Governor Zell Miller. Mr. Reece entered        J. Peter brinker uys
  politics after a decade of work as a journalist in Atlanta and New York, including stints    J. P. brinker uys & Co., llC
  with Adweek, Channels and Georgia Trend magazines. He holds a bachelor’s degree
  in journalism from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Allyson Bowers, live in
                                                                                               Sponsored by Stephen P. Lutz
  Atlanta’s historic Inman Park neighborhood with their dog, Chester.                          Peter Uys is a securities analyst and portfolio manager. He is the managing
                                                                                               member of J.P. Brinker Uys & Co., LLC, which is general partner of an invest-
  John F. robbins                                                                              ment fund that invests primarily in U.S. stocks. The fund was established in
                                                                                               1991 and has 45 investors including a foreign bank and a variety of affluent individuals. Mr. Uys
  hines                                                                                        graduated with a bachelor of science in economics degree from the Wharton School of the University
  Sponsored by Willard “Chuck” Lewis                                                           of Pennsylvania in 1974. Upon graduation, he joined Equibank N.A. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
                                                                                               as a securities analyst and portfolio manager. In 1976, he entered Columbia University in New
  John Robbins is project manager with Hines, a private real estate                            York City and graduated with a masters of business administration degree in December 1977. After
  development and investment firm. Over his ten-year career, Mr.                               graduation, Mr. Uys joined Amax Inc., a Fortune 500 mining company headquartered in Greenwich,
  Robbins has led the day-to-day operations (acquisition, development, asset management,       Connecticut, where he researched investments in the natural resource industries. In 1980, Mr. Uys
  financing, sales, leasing & marketing, government relations, etc.) for office and land       left Amax and joined Equitable Investment Management Corporation (EIMC), where he eventually
  developments throughout Atlanta and the Southeast United States. Most recently, he           became vice president with responsibility for EIMC’s investments in the electronics industry. In
  was responsible for the development of 1180 Peachtree, a 670,000 square-foot office          1985, he qualified as a chartered financial analyst. The following year, he joined Swiss American
  tower in Midtown, and serves as asset manager for One Atlantic Center, a 1.1 million         Securities, a New York-based affiliate of Credit Suisse. From 1987 through 1991, Mr. Uys was a
  square-foot office building. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he earned both a bachelor     securities analyst and advisor to foreign institutional investors on the U.S. investments. He also
  of arts and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He spent five years in real        managed a training program for securities analysts employed by Credit Suisse and was a Supervisory
  estate finance with Wachovia prior to obtaining his graduate degree.                         Analyst for the investment research department of Swiss American Securities.
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                                                                             Meet new Members
     A Message from Teresa Sims,
       Director of Membership
                                                                            of The Commerce Club
              and Sales                                        We had close to 65 new members join us in 2006. Help
                                                               me welcome our new members at a New Member Re-
  I would like to extend my apprecia-                          ception. Please feel free to invite prospective members.
  tion to all of you who referred a new
  member to The Commerce Club in 2006. It is obvious                          New Member Reception
  how proud The Commerce Club membership is of their                          Tuesday, February 6, 2007
  Club by the number of referrals that are brought to me.                          5:30- 7:00 p.m.
  Two members of The Commerce Club whom I need to              R.S.V.P by January 31, 2007 if possible by contacting the
  acknowledge are Mr. Chuck Lewis and Ms. Lynnette             Director of Membership, Teresa Sims. (404) 525-1661
  Young. Mr. Lewis had six new members join the Club           ext. 846 or Please let me
  this year. Ms.Young had five new members join us.            know if you will be bringing a prospective member.
  Thank you for your support.
  our goal for 2007 is 100 new members.
  With your help, we can do it.
  To show the Club’s appreciation for your support, you                     Other New Members
  will receive a $100.00 food and beverage credit for
  each of your referrals who join the Club within                      Mike burandt, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  the first quarter. A referral is someone you personally                     Sponsored by A. D. Correll
  introduce to me, or provide me with his or her contact          david burdette, Willamette Management Associates
  information. Information needs to include the pros-                      Sponsored by Matthew L. Keown
  pect’s name, email address, phone number and mailing                  richard K. Carlton, One Georgia Bank
  address.                                                                     Willard “Chuck” Lewis
  Please contact me with your member referral and I will                     Pat Carroll, Carroll Organization
  send them a certificate to be applied toward their initia-                 Sponsored by Matthew L. Keown
  tion fee. For details, call or email me at (404) 525-1661                       Andrew J. edonomou
  or                                             Edonomou Atkinson & Lambros, LLC
                                                                              Sponsored by Ben F. Johnson, III
              A Challenge for the
                                                                             John M. Fuller, AlixPartners, LLC
         ladies of The Commerce Club                                        Sponsored by Willard “Chuck” Lewis
  We have 150 female members of The Commerce Club. I                   F. sheffield hale, American Cancer Society
  have all the confidence that I can rely on each of you to                  Sponsored by William Brewster
  bring at least one new member each.                                  Charles hood, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  I will host a reception for ladies of The Commerce Club                      Sponsored by A. D. Correll
  on March 6th and hope you would join me in welcom-              barbara lynn howell, Coastal Communications, LLC
  ing women of the Atlanta community. There are a good                      Sponsored by Lindsey Thomas
  number of potential female members whom I believe                             Philip d. Mitchell, AMEC
  would be a beneficial addition to The Commerce Club.                          Sponsored by Chuck Reece
  Meet other women within the Club and meet prospec-
                                                                         harriet neely, University of Tennessee
  tive lady members. Feel free to invite any potential
                                                                             Sponsored by Charles S. Neely
  members to this event.
                                                                       John Greer Phillips, Rosser International
     Ladies of The Commerce Club Reception                                   Sponsored by Barry Phillips
                   Tuesday, March 6, 2007                         shane short, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
                      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.                                    Sponsored by Matthew L. Keown
  R.S.V.P by February 28, 2007 to Membership Director,                      James Thomas, One Georgia Bank
  Teresa Sims at (404) 525-1661 ext. 846 or                                 Sponsored by Willard “Chuck” Lewis Please let me know if you              ronald K. Weeks, Employee Benefit Advisory, Inc.
  will be bringing a prospective member.                                     Sponsored by Stephen P. Lutz

January/February/March 2007                                                          Page 9
      did you know that The Commerce Club can                      Message from
        help with services outside of the Club?
    In an ongoing effort to add benefits for The Commerce
    Club membership, we continue to develop and maintain
                                                                   dues news
    relationships with businesses within our community. If
    you are looking for a specific service, please feel free to    A four percent increase in dues for all membership
    call Membership Director Teresa Sims at (404) 525-1661.        categories was approved by The Commerce Club’s
    She’d be happy to do everything she can to help.               Board of Directors. Club dues are billed in advance,
                                                                   therefore billing statements dated December 20,
    Additional services and benefits for our members
                                                                   2006 included either your first quarter or annual
    include, but are not limited to:
                                                                   2007 dues, depending on your current billing ar-
     • Group tickets, Premium seating/suites and Corporate         rangement.
       Ticket Programs at Philips Arena.
                                                                   The optional Georgia Alliance of Private Clubs
     • Limo or shuttle services for business or special events     (GAPC) fees did not increase.
       at The Commerce Club
     • Accommodations with local hotels and our *150 +             help assure your payment is pro-
       reciprocal clubs                                            cessed promptly…
    *Please remember that a letter of introduction is re-          Did you know that if you mail or deliver your pay-
    quired to visit reciprocal clubs. The member must be           ment to the Club’s 34 Broad Street address, credit
    in good standing with The Commerce Club. You may               to your account is delayed until we mail it to the
    contact Teresa Sims or Mary Gilbreath to have a letter         bank? Please use the reply envelope, included with
    sent on your behalf.                                           your monthly statement, to ensure your payment is
                                                                   processed without delay.

  Employee                                                         And for members who use bill payment services
                                                                   through a bank, please give the bank the payment

  Spotlight                                                        address on the reply envelope, included with your
                                                                   monthly statement, not the Club’s 34 Broad Street
                                                                   location. The payment will go directly to the Club’s
  Congratulations to “Michael” Chev-                               bank lockbox and will be applied the next business
  onne Powell, who officially became                               morning to your membership account.
  an American this past year by pass-                              Address for payments only:
  ing the U. S. Citizenship examina-                               The Commerce Club
  tions. Michael moved from Jamaica                                PO Box 116107
  to Atlanta in 1996 and began work-                               Atlanta, GA 30368-6107
  ing at The Commerce Club shortly
  before the Olympics. He has been a valuable and dedicated        Address for all other correspondence:
  employee for over ten years, and we are proud of his recent      The Commerce Club
  achievement.                                                     34 Broad Street, NW, 15th Floor
                                                                   Atlanta, GA 30303-2339

                                                                             Club Policy Reminders:
      Thank You for Your Thoughtfulness
    The Commerce Club staff wishes to thank all those
                                                                     Cell Phones:        In order to maintain the
                                                                     business environment of the Club, please turn
    members who kindly contributed toward the 2006
                                                                     off your cell phone when dining in the Lane
    Employee Holiday Fund. We appreciate your generous
                                                                     Room or the Pub during lunchtime or special
    remembrance. It is a pleasure to serve you, and we wish
    you the very best in the New Year and always.
                                                                     dress Code:         The Commerce Club permits
                    Club ClosinG                                     corporate casual attire, which includes slacks,
                                                                     collared shirts, turtlenecks, and leather shoes.
     The Club will close Monday, January 15th, in                    not permitted: jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sneak-
        honor of Martin luther King, Jr. day.                        ers or flip-flops.

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  Atlanta                                                      Newsmaker Luncheons
  Press Club
  at The Commerce Club
                                                                 Wednesday, January 10, 2007
                                                           The honorable shirley Franklin
                                                                     Mayor of the City of Atlanta
                                                                   11:30 a.m. — registration
                                                                     12:00 noon — lunch
                                      Mayor Franklin, who is Atlanta’s first female mayor and the first African-Ameri-
                                      can woman to serve as mayor of a major Southern city, is perhaps one of the
                                      most popular political leaders in the city’s history. She has earned praise from
                                      the national media and the respect of Atlanta’s business leaders. She will dis-
                                      cuss the challenges for Atlanta in 2007 and beyond. The event is sponsored by
                                      The Gaffey Group, LLC.

                                                                 Thursday, February 15, 2007
                                                                          Arthur blank
                                                  Owner and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Force
     The Honorable Shirley Franklin                           11:30 a.m. — registration
                                                                 12:00 noon — lunch
                                      Arthur Blank is also chairman, president and CEO of AMB Group, LLC, and
                                      chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, a name which is synony-
                                      mous with philanthropy and personal involvement in many great causes. He is
                                      best known in the business community for his entrepreneurial success as co-
                                      founder of Home Depot. A native of Flushing, New York, Mr. Blank received a
                                      bachelor of science degree in business administration from Babson College.

                                                                   Thursday, March 29, 2007
                                                                           billy Packer
                                                           the legendary CSB Sportscaster who will cover
                                                             his 33rd consecutive Final Four in Atlanta
             Arthur Blank                                         11:30 a.m. — registration
                                                                     12:00 noon — lunch
                                      Billy Packer has been a lead analyst for CBS Sports College basketball for 26
                                      years. He won a Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in
                                      1993. Basketball has been an integral part of his life growing up in Pennsylvania
                                      as the son of a Lehigh University coach. He went on to attend Wake Forest, was
                                      an All-ACC guard and appeared in the Final Four in 1962. He graduated with an
                                      economics degree from Wake Forest in 1962. This event is sponsored by CBS 46.

                                      For all the above events, individual tickets are $35, and tables of ten with signage are $350.
                                      Tickets and tables may be purchased at or by calling 404-577-
                                      7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.
                                      Parking is not included in the ticket price.

              Billy Packer

January/February/March 2007                                                                   Page 11
Seen at
the Club
    His Excellency Ambassador John
   Bruton, Head of the Delegation of
    the European Commission to the
     United States, spoke to members
       of the Atlanta Press Club, The
      Commerce Club and the Metro
      Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
       during a breakfast meeting in                                       (2nd from left) His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador of China, met at
 September, sponsored by Flag Bank.                                       The Commerce Club with John Williams and Ronald S. Leventhal in November.

           (left to right) Mike Gerber moderated a discussion between               Dan Amos, chairman & CEO of AFLAC, presented media
         university presidents, including Drs. Broadnax, Patton, Wagner             clips at a Press Club Newsmaker luncheon in November,
                and Clough, at a Leadership Program in October.                          reflecting the success of their duck commercials.

The                                                                                                                           First Class Mail
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                                                                                                                                 Atlanta, GA
                                                                                                                               Permit No. 4034
  Published Quarterly For Members and Friends of
            The CoMMerCe Club
             Telephone (404) 525-1661
             L. Phillip Humann, Chairman
          David M. Ratcliffe, Vice Chairman
             Ben F. Johnson, III, President
          L. L. Gellerstedt, III, Vice President
              Thomas I. Barkin, Treasurer
            AdMinisTrATive sTAFF
          Tammy Beck, Event Coordinator
          Debra Garmon, CHAE, Controller
Mary Gilbreath, Programming & Communications Dir.
         Caroline Hubbard, General Manager
Teresa Sims, Director of Membership & Banquet Sales
        Herman I. Willoughby, Executive Chef

       34 Broad Street, N.W., 15th Floor
        Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2378

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