January 2018 Features

  • UGA Idea Accelerator’s 8th Cohort Launches February 5th

    January 16, 2018

    On Monday, February 5th, the 8th cohort of the UGA Idea Accelerator will kick off with the next 8 week program focused on helping startups and small businesses develop their idea’s business viability.

  • Governor Deal: Budget Prioritizes Workforce Development, Education, Transportation Infrastructure

    January 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. Budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands, expanding and improving services for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, and continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure and economic development.

  • Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges

    January 11, 2018

    Over 2,000 state and local Chamber of Commerce members, public officials and other attendees at the 2018 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” heard Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston repeat the mantra that Georgia has the No. 1 business climate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive time. Yet, each cautioned that the 2018 General Assembly opening this week has its work cut out for them during what will eventually become an historic election year.

  • NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Atlanta

    January 09, 2018

    NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

  • Creature Comforts Announces 2018 Get Comfortable Campaign

    January 08, 2018

    Since opening its doors in 2014, Creature Comforts Brewing Company has aspired to leverage its brand and its people to add value to the Athens community. With a commitment to community being one of the company’s founding pillars, the brewery created the Get Comfortable campaign in order to work alongside local nonprofits who address the community’s most pressing needs. Creature Comforts will launch the fourth season of its Get Comfortable campaign this January.

  • Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017

    January 08, 2018

    Amazon announced its Best of Prime 2017 – revealing some of the Prime member favorites of the year. Built on a foundation of fast, free delivery, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime in 2017, including free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping.