Progress: Business

April 4, 2012

Lauding our leaders

Junior Achievement to induct four into Hall of Fame


Mark Pace

Pace grew up in Florida and started in journalism when he was just a teenager. He moved to Brunswick during a stint in the military and when his commitment was over, he decided to return to the newspaper industry. He came across an advertisement in an Atlanta newspaper about a position with the Dalton newspaper. So Pace traveled to Dalton, interviewed and got the job.

He spent 37 years with the newspaper before retiring in 1982. But because tracking down stories is in his blood, Pace continues as editor emeritus of The Daily Citizen and as a columnist for the newspaper’s Lifestyles section.

He also went to work at the North Georgia Electric Membership Corp. In 1955, he was named Dalton’s “Man of the Year.”

Chang Bin Yim

In 1958, a young Chang Bin Yim immigrated to the United States from Seoul, South Korea.

After Yim graduated from high school in 1957, his father decided his son needed the challenge of attending college in the United States. Yim was accepted to Central Missouri State University and attended classes there on a student visa. At CMSU he earned degrees in chemistry and math. Yim married his wife, Alice, whom he met through a mutual friend in New York, in 1964. Yim moved to Dalton where he went to work for Textile Rubber and Chemical Co. as a chemist. He also pursued several side companies. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


Bob and Dixie Kinard

The Kinards moved to Dalton in the early 1970s and later founded the real estate company Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty.

Bob Kinard has been heavily involved with Dalton State College, serving on the Foundation Board and as a three-term past chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees. He is past chairman of the Carpet Capital Board of Realtors, the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. He was also a director of the Salvation Army for 10 years. His real estate involvement includes being a member of the Georgia Realtors Advisory Committee since 1998, Dalton Board of Realtors’ “Hall of Fame” Award in 1993, Dalton Board of Realtors’ “Realtor of the Year” in 1983 and 1988, and Coldwell Banker’s President’s “Award of Honor” in 1999.

Dixie Kinard is the 9th District board member for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Bright From The Start program, a trustee with the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, on the Dalton Advisory Board for the Girl Scouts, a member of the Archway Executive Committee and involved with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. She is past chair of many organizations, including the chamber (a member of the executive board for eight years), the Education Is Essential Foundation (member 1995 to 2006), Target Tomorrow (Community Vision Program for the Future), Business Education Partnerships and Whitfield Healthcare Corporate Symposium.

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