Amy Arno

Meet Amy who is the Director of Sales Development for the Reporter Newspapers group of publications including the local Sandy Springs Reporter, Atlanta Intown, and Atlanta Senior Life, as well as the other local Reporter editions in Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody.

What inspired you or led to your current career?
I have always been involved in marketing, sales, and the media, from the Macy’s Management training program to Corporate Sales Manager at Rupert’s Nightclub in Buckhead, to Marketing Director at B98.5 FM radio during the Olympics and World Series.  All lead me to be a part of the launch of Reporter Newspapers thirteen years ago.

How long have you lived in Sandy Springs?
I have lived in Sandy Springs for 24 years. My children went to the local public schools; High Point Elementary, Ridgeview and Riverwood. Sandy Springs has been a great place to call home.

What is your favorite restaurant here?
I have two; both have such a neighborhood feel and funny enough are neighbors themselves! Breadwinner and Brooklyn Café.

Choosing anyone alive who would you like to have lunch with?
Michelle Obama, as I just read her book. I admire how she does everything with intention, authenticity, and purpose.

What is something unique about you?
I tutor first graders at Lake Forest Elementary School. I find it so rewarding to watch their little minds at work.  I can feel the difference I help make in their lives.

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
Israel with my children and Tuscany to take an art class and enjoy wine tasting

What current or former business makes you nostalgic?
The Varsity. It makes me think of my dad. My dad went to Georgia Tech and loved the Varsity. I grew up in Columbus, GA and when we came to Atlanta as a family for GA Tech games, we always went to The Varsity.

What is on your bucket list?
I would like to learn to play guitar and I also want to go on a hiking or biking adventure.

What advice would you give to people?
Always treat people the way you want to be treated and show gratitude with a hand-written thank you note. It’s becoming a lost art and makes such an impression.

What is your favorite thing?
It’s a toss-up between Peanut M&M’s and Dark Chocolate Almonds.


What words come to mind when you think of the word home?
My home reflects my personality.  A place that’s warm, cozy and grounding.

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