Southeastern and Israeli business leaders will gather at Atlantic Station in Midtown at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, for the annual Eagle Star Awards, hosted by Conexx: America Israel Business Connector.

Former CBS News anchor Jane Robelot is the emcee for the ceremony, at which Conexx will recognize a community partner (the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development), an Israeli company (T.I.B.A. Parking), a deal (Energiya Global) and a U.S. company (the Georgia Ports Authority).

The night also includes a raffle for a $4,500 Israeli travel experience ($50 a ticket, although they’re less as part of ticket packages).

Boasting a network of more than 600 members, Conexx serves as a liaison between Israel and six Southeastern states.

The awards recognize the building of business connections and revenue in global and local markets. While some of the deals resulted from trade missions to Israel, Conexx works to forge relationships outside those trips.

One Southern gem, Anita Zucker, is receiving the Tom Glaser Leadership Award for her role in binational economic development. Zucker exemplifies a long-term commitment to higher education, business, economic development and government.

In this four-page pullout section focusing on Zucker and the other award winners, you’ll read about solar energy, parking (a hot-button issue for Atlantans), Vanderbilt University’s commitment to Israeli startups and more.