• UGA Establishes Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy

    April 28, 2017

    The University of Georgia will advance research with implications for economic vitality and national security through its newly created Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Metro Athens’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.5% in March

    April 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Athens’ unemployment rate in March was 4.5 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was also 4.8 percent.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • Foundation for Excellence Announces Clarke School Award Nominees

    April 20, 2017

    The Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County announced its 2017 award nominees. The nominees, all employees of the Clarke County School District, were honored with a tea sponsored by Athens First Bank &Trust, Michael Ripps of Jittery Joe’s, and Ron Schwartz of Trumps.

  • Envision Athens Community Summit Set for Thursday

    April 19, 2017

    You’re invited to help shape the vision for the future of Athens-Clarke County. We need your input and feedback which will provide a foundation for recommendations to guide community and economic development for the next 20 years. It will be April 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Doc Eldridge: Chamber of Commerce is Relevant to Athens Area

    April 17, 2017

    On March 23rd, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce held its 114th Annual Meeting at the Classic Center. In addition to being a fundraiser for the Chamber it is also an opportunity for 400 business and community leaders to gather for an evening of networking, dinner, and reflection on where we are as a community organization and to recognize some award-winning members for all that they do.

  • Startup Week Returns to Classic City During Acropolis Innovation Festival

    April 07, 2017

    The local entrepreneurial community will come together in April for the second annual Athens GA Startup Week to highlight the innovative leadership of local startups and small business. Business leaders, founders, and funders will participate in a week-long series of programming to take place across Classic City in recognition and support of the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Athens-based businesses April 10th through 14th.

  • Annual Athens Game Jam Ushers in 2017 Athens, GA Startup Week

    April 06, 2017

    The 2017 Athens Game Jam returns the weekend of Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, bringing teams of “jammers” together at the Design Studios at 225 West Broad Street for a 48-hour marathon of game design and development.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • CCSD Board of Education Announces Dr. Demond Means as Final Candidate for Superintendent Position

    April 04, 2017

    The Clarke County Board of Education has announced Dr. Demond Means as the final candidate for superintendent of the Clarke County School District. Dr. Means is currently the superintendent of the Mequon-Thiensville School District in southeast Wisconsin.

  • Idea Accelerator Pitch Competition Highlights New Athens Startups

    March 31, 2017

    On Thursday, April 13th, the Spring 2017 cohort of the UGA Idea Accelerator will complete an 8-week program with a pitch competition in front of a panel of local judges at 5:30pm at the UGA Thinc Studio in downtown Athens.

  • Metro Athens’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% in February

    March 30, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Athens’ unemployment rate in February was 4.8 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.2 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was 5 percent.

  • 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.