On Tuesday, August 23rd, two Council member companies – CERM and T. Dallas Smith & Co. – faced off in a friendly “Battle of the Bigs” basketball game at the GSU Sports Arena. This date marked 27 years in business for Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) and Dallas Smith’s 60th Birthday. They used the match-up as way to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of Metro Atlanta, an organization that fosters one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. CERM has been a big supporter of this form of mentorship and the benefits it can bring to a community. For the main event, the engineers and the realtors were well-matched throughout, but CERM was able to hold on to their status as the reigning AEC Basketball Champions and take home a win. The Council for Quality Growth was a very proud sponsor of this charitable event.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and our entire membership, the Council would like to recognize CERM and its Founder and CEO, Al Edwards, for this milestone of 27 years. With over 3,000 completed projects and more than 100 clients in the southeast, CERM has made huge strides in improving the communities it touches. CERM has prioritized economic and workforce development as well as sustainability projects to transform urban settings, meanwhile supporting a handful of local charities and organizations along the way. On top of leading his company, Al is also the 2022 Chairman of the Council. During his tenure, he has directed the Council’s efforts to strengthen the economy through workforce development initiatives and enriched the Council’s Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) by encouraging earlier industry exposure and ongoing education for our younger members.
Congratulations to CERM on 27 successful years and another basketball victory! The Council is grateful for your membership, your partnership, and your long-term commitment to quality growth in our region.