After 50 years on Buford Highway in Doraville, Ga., Halpern Enterprises opened its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, Ga., with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new building.
Executive Vice President Carolyn Oppenheimer welcomed about 80 guests, including dignitaries Mayor Rusty Paul of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs City Councilman Andy Bauman, and representatives from the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber.
As to the timing and reason for the new headquarters, Oppenheimer credited her brother Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, for having “the foresight to realize that our company deserved a home and a space that was in keeping with the organization we’ve built for today and the future.”
“It’s great to see expansion and development of local businesses that employ locally, and I’m really proud to have you [here],” said Bauman in his public remarks.
Mayor Rusty Paul spoke of the value of having a longtime family business relocate to the city, citing family as “the true core of our community.” He went on to add, “Thank you for investing – coming home to Sandy Springs, investing in our community, and creating jobs here.”
Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, expressed gratitude “for the successful years we enjoyed on Buford Highway.” He recounted Oppenheimer and himself asking where Halpern should consider home “for the next 50 years.” He paused and said, “[Sandy Springs] seemed like a good answer.”
The relocation of Halpern Enterprises brought 32 full-time jobs to the city of Sandy Springs. Halpern expressed the great privilege the company has in being a corporate citizen in the city: “We hope that our company will prove to be an asset to the community for many years to come.”
At the conclusion of Halpern’s remarks, he and Oppenheimer were joined by Mayor Paul and Councilman Bauman for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Guests were treated to tours of the new building and a reception. The architects for the new headquarters were Larry Sweat, Grant Mosely, and John Knight of MSTSD; furnishings by Turner Boone; construction by Hodges & Hicks; and interior design by Susan B. Bozeman Designs.
Halpern Enterprises is located at 5200 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342.