• AH Capital Closes $21.7M Sale of 36-Acre, 500-Unit Multifamily Property in Downtown Athens

    March 28, 2017

    AH Capital, a leading investor in residential and multifamily property, announced that is has closed the $21.7 million sale of University Oaks, a 500-unit multifamily asset within walking distance of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • 3 Ways Sales Is Changing With Artificial Intelligence

    March 24, 2017

    There is one specific department where A.I. is operating to its futuristic potential by accomplishing one simple goal: leveling the playing field. That department is sales and the products that are available leverage A.I. to become prescriptive sales tools.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Amy Kissane: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Celebrating 50 Years

    March 17, 2017

    As we begin our 50th anniversary year, I can’t help but stop and reflect on the legacy of this organization. It was started in 1967 by a band of brothers and sisters determined to save the c. 1820 Church-Waddel-Brumby House from demolition brought on by urban renewal in downtown Athens.

  • Small Business Week in Georgia Celebrates UGA’s Economic Vitality Efforts

    March 15, 2017

    After four decades of teaching, Marta Collier is making a business out of her passion for children’s books by black authors, with help from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

  • L.E.A.D. Athens Project Brings the Little Free Pantry to Athens March 16th

    March 14, 2017

    The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce program, L.E.A.D. Athens, opens its very first Little Free Pantry on Thursday, March 16, allowing people in Athens to share surplus food and personal care items to individuals in need. This project is part of the year-long leadership program and organized by Rosa Arroyo Driggers, Denise Plemmons, Melvin Robinson, and April Williams.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Athens CVB Wins Big at the GACVB Winter Meeting

    March 13, 2017

    The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau was selected as a winner in the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus' Best Ideas Competition at the 2017 Winter Meeting in Carrollton. The Athens CVB received the award for the Collateral Materials $500,000-$999,999 budget category.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Athens-based FormFree Named to HousingWire’s TECH100 List of Most Innovative Tech Companies

    March 06, 2017

    FormFree announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s HW TECH100 list of the most innovative technology companies in mortgage finance and real estate for the fourth year in a row. FormFree has been featured in the TECH100 list since 2014, when the company also won a special category prize for most unique solution.

  • Georgia Ports Mark Busiest Month Ever

    February 27, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved outstanding January results, with double-digit growth across all business sectors and a 26 percent increase in total tonnage.

  • Business Leaders share Advice, Experiences at Inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum

    February 24, 2017

    Three dynamic female business leaders shared their advice and experiences with more than 100 students at the University of Georgia's inaugural Women's Leadership Forum on Wednesday.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • Athens-Clarke County to Host First Citizens Government Academy

    February 21, 2017

    Registration is under way for the first Citizens Government Academy, an Athens-Clarke County government initiative to introduce citizens to their local government’s structure, operations and services, and to provide information on becoming more engaged and involved with the county government.

  • University of Georgia's Jennifer Frum Named Interim President of Armstrong State University

    February 20, 2017

    University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Dr. Jennifer Frum interim president of Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Frum currently serves as the vice president for public service and outreach at the University of Georgia in Athens.

  • Athens Area Community Foundation Selects Sarah H. McKinney as President/CEO

    February 13, 2017

    The Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) Board of Directors has selected Sarah H. McKinney as the new president and chief executive officer of the philanthropic community organization. AACF partnered with The Chason Group, Inc. to conduct the search.

  • UGA Recognized as an Innovator in Business Education

    February 10, 2017

    A women’s initiative for students in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business was commended as an “innovation that inspires” by AACSB International, the largest business education network and accrediting organization in the world.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Matthew Auer Named Dean of UGA School of Public and International Affairs

    February 02, 2017

    Matthew Auer, a veteran administrator and policy scholar, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.

  • Your Pie Rockets Into 2017 After Signing 26 New Locations in 2016

    January 30, 2017

    After celebrating the close of its strongest year of growth ever, Your Pie, the originator of the down the line, customized brick oven pizza concept, has its sights set on an even stronger start to the New Year. With the most robust pipeline in its eight-year history, the brand is perfectly positioned to use its innovative approach to down-the-line service to continue to lead the rapidly expanding QSR pizza segment.