Online used car dealer Vroom opens last-mile hub south of Atlanta

A New York-based online car-buying company is opening a new hub south of Atlanta.   Vroom (NASDAQ: VRM), a marketplace for buying and selling used cars, is creating a network of last-mile hubs to help with the final leg of delivery. The hub is located in Fairburn, about 20 miles south of Atlanta and will service a 25-mile radius, which includes more than 7 million people, according to Vroom. Vroom has sold to Atlanta customers since 2012 and saw a 135% increase in customer car buying…

UGA track star Matt Boling could attract strong demand on name, image and likeness market

The race to sign college athletes to endorsement deals begins next month, and a track star at the University of Georgia is positioned to outpace the competition. UGA sophomore sprinter Matt Boling has over 200,000 followers on Instagram and one apparel deal offer lined up —likely just the first of many for the track phenom from Houston, Texas. “Especially with how good he is,” said Drew Butler, a former UGA punter who now links brands and college athletes together. “He’s got that huge…

More Atlanta companies show commitment to racial equity, ‘courage’ to talk about it

One year after the murder of George Floyd and the summer of racial reckoning, more business executives are expected to speak up on social issues. They’re feeling increased expectations “from the general public, employees, customers and even their board of directors,” said Megan McCamey, president of goBeyondProfit. GoBeyondProfit surveyed Georgia businesses and found 91% of employees said they’re expecting senior executives to speak up. Senior leaders seem to agree — 89% surveyed said they…