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Dunwoody, GA Gets A Makeover - Connect Meetings (February 4, 2020):

“Everything Will Be Ok,” is a powerful statement on display at the old smoke house at Spruill Gallery in Dunwoody, Georgia.  The black and white mural, visible from the street, is a real eye-grabber.  Just like the sign leaving a strong impact on passersby, Dunwoody is leaving a lasting impression on planners and attendees with several of its hotels getting multimillion-dollar renovations. | Read the full article here.

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A Simple Phrase Brings Big Inspiration During the Coronavirus Pandemic -FOX5 Atlanta (March 19,2020):

Our lives have changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it can feel a little overwhelming at times. But now, a local community has found a way to bring hope, through one simple phrase. "Everything Will Be OK." | Read the full article here


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Georgia Town Will Deliver "Everything Will Be OK" Yard Signs - CNN (March 23, 2020):

Locals in Dunwoody, Georgia want you to know that everything will be OK despite the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing cities across the US.The public art nonprofit Create Dunwoody has teamed up with sign company Custom Signs Today to create and deliver yard signs that say "Everything will be OK." The idea was born when Spruill Center for the Arts CEO Alan Mothner and Custom Signs Today owner Heyward Wescott bumped into each other while running. They started talking about how to lift up the community. | Read the full article here.


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"'Everything Will Be OK' Signs Pop Up to Spread Cheer Around Georgia Town" - Good Morning America (March 23,2020):

As concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic intensify, residents of one small city in Georgia are spreading a simple message to support their local artists: “Everything Will Be OK.” Yard signs with the positive message have popped up on lawns and windows all over the city of Dunwoody, hoping to show the community’s solidarity in wake of so much uncertainty. | Read the full article here

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Tell Me Something Good: 11 Awesome Things - Good Grit Magazine (March 23, 2020):

Ever since Jason Kofke painted the Everything Will Be OK mural on the side of Dunwoody's Spruill Gallery, the town has taken the phrase as its unofficial motto. During this period of uncertainty, replicas have been popping up all over the city, reminding everyone that we will get through this together. | Read the full article here. | Read the full article here.

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Everything Will Be OK! Iconic Georgia Mural Takes On New Meaning Amid Coronavirus Crisis - Parade.com (March 24, 2020):

Pair a supportive phrase with a public art installation and the goodwill can ripple through a community for many, many years. That’s what’s happening in Dunwoody, Georgia, where a temporary mural first installed more than a decade ago is providing an encouraging message during the coronavirus crisis. | Read the full article here.


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Good News Stories From Around the U.S. to Brighten Your Week - USA Today  (March 24, 2020):

It's hard to deny that 2020 has gotten off to a rocky start, but tough times have brought out the best in some communities, inspiring towns, individuals and small businesses to get creative for the greater good. Here are three of these stories from the past week. Residents of Dunwoody, Georgia (a small town just north of Atlanta) woke up Tuesday morning (March 17) to yard signs scattered around town with these four words. | Read the full article here.


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Everything Will Be Okay Signs Go Up in Dunwoody to Support Artists - 11Alive News (March 27, 2020) | YouTube Video


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Georgia Town Helps Support Artists Affected By The Pandemic - The Kelly Clarkson Show (April 15, 2020) | Read the full article here.


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Post-pandemic, Dunwoody Sets Sights on Becoming Tourist Destination - Atlanta Journal-Constitution (May 5, 2020):

Dunwoody’s economy was booming. Since it became a city over a decade ago, the northern metro community had etched a new kind of skyline over the Perimeter area, building a reputation as a metro business hub. | Read the full article here


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Dunwoody Market Trail Takes Visitors Around The World - Fox 5 Atlanta (May 29, 2020):

 It would usually take more than one day to enjoy authentic Greek pastries, Italian sandwiches, and Israeli delicacies — and it would certainly require a passport.  But thanks to a new concept in Dunwoody, visitors can easily take a culinary tour of the world, without ever leaving the city’s limits. | Read the full article here.


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12 Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change How We Travel, According to Industry Experts - MarthaStewart.com
(June 1, 2020):

"For example, Dunwoody, Georgia, is located just above Atlanta and offers the best of both worlds. Visitors have the option of traveling like a local and discovering the community's hidden gems or hopping on the MARTA train towards the heart of Atlanta and its major tourist attractions." | Read the full article here.

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The South's Most 'Tasteful' Small Towns - Forbes.com (June 23, 2020):

Dunwoody is an up-and-coming hub for dining, shopping, business and culture located just ten miles north of Atlanta. From wine bars to patio dining, Dunwoody blends an intimate community feel with big city amenities. | Read the full article here.


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5 Things to Do in Dunwoody on a Family Staycation - 365AtlantaTraveler.com (July 9, 2020):

Dunwoody is a great place for a family staycation – one that is safe and still FUN for everyone. If you’re ready to head to Dunwoody for a fun weekend getaway, we recommend calling the Marriott Perimeter Center home base for your holiday. | Read the full article here. 


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Dunwoody's Brook Run Park Opens Big New Additions - Fox5Atlanta.com (July 22, 2020):

People are searching for outdoor spaces right now — places to safely enjoy the sunshine and summer heat while remaining socially distant. And thanks to a $7.5 million dollar improvement project, the region’s largest park has, even more, to offer local families during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. | Read the full article here.


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Hotel Check: Marriott Perimeter Center - BusinessTravelerUSA.com (August 7, 2020):

Close to Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, which is in north Atlanta, this hotel is a business traveler hub. Traditionally, the hotel draws road warriors visiting nearby office towers and shoppers looking for a good deal. This summer, it is seeing strong interest in road trips and family staycations, which demonstrates the ways in which many business hotels can adapt quickly with creative promotions. | Read the full article here.


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Have You Seen Dunwoody's Colorful New Picnic Tables? - Fox5Atlanta.com (September 10, 2020):

In a world that, frankly, feels pretty drab these days, the city of Dunwoody is adding color in the most unexpected of places. To help beef up business at local restaurants, city leaders created The Picnic Table Project.  The goal is to expand outdoor dining options — and to do it in a stylish way. | Read the full article here


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Destination Marketing: How DMOs Can Support Hotels and Continue to Attract Guests - HotelExecutive.com (November 22, 2020):

A thriving urban-burb located just above Atlanta, Dunwoody identified with what many other destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and individual hotels were facing -- a lack of travelers and uncertainty about how to appeal to them until they felt comfortable exploring the world again. Over the past few months, hotels in Dunwoody have worked with the DMO, Discover Dunwoody, to raise occupancy levels and provide a safe, comfortable experience for everyone that visits. | Read the full article here


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The Perfect Getaway for Your Holiday Cheer - Thomasville Magazine (December 3, 2020)

For many, there's no place like home when it comes to enjoying the holidays, but realistically, many of us will end up doing some traveling during the holidays, though maybe not as much as usual. If you find yourself headed to the Atlanta area to visit family or do a little extra shopping, consider discovering Dunwoody. | Read the full article here.


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Dunwoody Business Owner Honored With Unique New Wine - Fox5Atlanta.com (December 15, 2020)

Michael and Lelia Bryan opened Vino Venue in 2012, creating a kind of gathering plane for other wine-lovers; it’s a wine retailer, full-service restaurant, and wine club, along with hosting wine and cooking classes.  But the excitement of a new business was tempered by a shattering medical diagnosis. | Read the full article here. (Page 62)