Bernie Marcus

April 17, 2009, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — One of Atlanta’s most powerful business leaders is turning his attention — and formidable resources — to cash-strapped Grady Memorial Hospital.

The Georgia Aquarium opened in November 2005. But already the organization is running where other institutions like it are just learning to walk. It’s able to accommodate multiple, large-scale special events at one time, has partnered with area schools and universities to develop one-of-a-kind educational programs, solely relies on e-communications to keep in touch with constituents, and has an advanced Web-based ticketing system.

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