ATLANTA — Entrepreneur, author, rapper and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks Jesse Itzler will provide the keynote address during the Buckhead Business Association’s Annual Luncheon in January.
During the event, the BBA will bestow awards to difference makers in the Buckhead community, including Business of the Year, Entrepreneurs of the Year and Buckhead Business Beautification awards. The group will also present the Sam Massell Bullish on Buckhead award; the BBA last year renamed the award in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell.
Itzler founded Marquis Jet in 2001 and is married Sara Blakely, the founder of Buckhead-based Spanx. He will address the organization at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center.
“My occupation or what I do for a living is building a life résumé,” the Atlanta Jewish Times quoted Itzler as saying in August. “I don’t dwell on victories. I look for the next challenge. The harder, the more alive I feel. I am not one to quit. I push past discomfort. Yes, my occupation is to squeeze every ounce out of life.”
Reporter Newspapers, publisher of The Buckhead Reporter and other community-centric newspapers, is the presenting sponsor.