The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber recently held its Woman of Distinction Luncheon at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel in Sandy Springs. Catherine Jefferson, chief people officer of Dunwoody-based The Krystal Co., was the keynote speaker. Jefferson, who leads a group of human resources professionals serving more than 350 restaurants and 7,000 employees, talked about promoting a positive, fun corporate culture and career development. When someone asked how Krystal keeps up with its competition, she said, “Have you had a Krystal burger?” drawing laughter from the crowd and adding, “We’re grounded in (tradition). Don’t mess with that Krystal burger. You can fool with other stuff but not that Krystal burger.” Jefferson also talked about the company recently announcing plans to refranchise 100 to 150 corporate-owned restaurants. The chamber also handed out two awards at the event. First, LandMatters Studios received the Spotlight on Business Award, which highlights local businesses. Second, Jeannie DiLuzio was honored with the ninth annual Woman of Distinction Award for her service to the community. “I don’t feel like I deserve this since I am being honored for doing something I love,” DiLuzio said. “I encourage all of you out there to volunteer.”

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