Business Chronicle Names Halpern Most Admired CEO
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Business Chronicle Names Halpern Most Admired CEO

The CEO and founder of Farmers & Fishermen was recognized at The Atlanta Business Chronicle Awards Ceremony in the Family-Owned Business category.

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(From left) Ben Halpern, Carlin Barnes, Lori Halpern, Kirk Halpern, Erica Halpern Chaliff
(From left) Ben Halpern, Carlin Barnes, Lori Halpern, Kirk Halpern, Erica Halpern Chaliff

Congratulations to Farmers & Fishermen’s CEO and founder, Kirk Halpern, who has been named a 2023 Most Admired CEO in the Family-Owned Business category. This prestigious award was given by The Atlanta Business Chronicle and is an extremely proud accomplishment for the entire company.

The Most Admired CEO awards, now in their 10th year, recognize Atlanta-based chief executives with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality and diversity in the workplace and contributions to the metro community. Halpern was recognized at an in-person awards program on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Delta Flight Museum.

In 2019, Kirk Halpern and his son, Ben Halpern, who now serves as executive vice president, created Farmers & Fishermen, and quickly became one of Atlanta’s fastest growing private companies. Well-known for their attentive food service and devoted home delivery service, they provide customers with the highest quality of meat, seafood and other food products by small family-owned farmers and fishermen. Kirk attributes his success, including being named the Most Admired CEO for 2023, by consistently “doing the right thing and investing in people.”

Halpern adds, “At Farmers & Fishermen our employees are valued as employee partners, the foundation of our company and we value each and every one of them. That’s one of the reasons we hire our employee’s family members and, as a father-and-son business, we believe family is everything. Farmers & Fishermen is feeding a need in the community and our goal is creating a meaningful workplace for our team to grow along with happy, well-fed customers. During the pandemic, we didn’t furlough any employees and Farmers and Fishermen is devoted to keeping people purposefully employed and thriving at work.”

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