Based in Atlanta, Georgia, as chairman and founder of Primestone Properties, a commercial real estate and private equity investment firm. James (Jim) Shaw also stays active in his community as a sponsor of several humanitarian and arts organizations, such as the Atlanta Ballet.
A mainstay in the Georgia community since 1929, the Atlanta Ballet has developed into one of the leading dance companies in the nation. Between a regular schedule of performances and the Centre for Dance Education, the ballet group is kept busy providing entertainment and learning opportunities to the community year-round.
The Atlanta Ballet will present three productions on May 20-22, 2016, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. In its Atlanta premier, El Beso by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano will open the three-day event, followed by Classical Symphony by Yuri Possokhov. Guggenheim fellow Andrea Miller will close the weekend trio by presenting the world premiere of her latest creation. For ticket information and venue directions, visit www.atlantaballet.com.
James (Jim) Shaw is the co-founder and owner of JBREM, a patented althletic apparel company. Outside of his professional life, Jim Shaw is a supporter of the pediatric clinical care provider and nonprofit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Along with providing advanced medical care to children and teens, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta sponsors a campaign called Strong4Life. The movement is designed to conquer childhood obesity through programs that encourage everyday wellness in children and their families.
Families who become involved with the Strong4Life program gain access to resources and treatments to help facilitate the lifestyle changes necessary for better health. At the week-long Camp Strong4Life, children afflicted by weight problems find support among peers with similar struggles while participating in outdoor activities like ziplining, swimming, and healthy cooking competitions.
Children who struggle with weight issues that require medical intervention can find the tools they need to get healthy at the Strong4Life Clinic. Professionals at the clinic assist families in designing nutrition plans, assessing a child’s medical conditions, and providing mental health support.