July 2018 Features

  • CEO Activism in 2018: Half of Americans Say CEO Activism Influences Government

    July 31, 2018

    Significantly more Americans in 2018 believe that CEOs who speak out on hotly debated current issues influence the decisions and actions of government (48 percent vs. 38 percent in 2017). This is according to CEO Activism in 2018: The Purposeful CEO, a survey of 1,006 adult Americans.

  • Landmark Properties Kicks Off Construction on 11 Student Housing Developments Totaling Over 7,700 New Beds

    July 26, 2018

    Athens, Georgia-based student housing developer Landmark Properties recently started construction on 11 new student housing communities across the country. A mix of urban infill and cottage-style projects, the 2018 construction starts represent over 7,700 new beds.

  • Georgia’s Disability Employment Initiative Receives National Recognition for Demonstrating Best Practice

    July 26, 2018

    Georgia’s Disability Employment Initiative received national recognition this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy for demonstrating best practices and delivering superior service.

  • UGA Students Design Proposals for Landscape Revitalization at Church in Athens

    July 20, 2018

    The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a face-lift with assistance from University of Georgia students.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers More than $1.14B to Education

    July 19, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the Georgia Lottery Corp. transferred its fiscal year 2018 profits, a total of $1,143,514,000, to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. This is the largest annual transfer on record, bringing the total funding raised for education programs to more than $19.8 billion during the 25-year history of the Georgia Lottery.

  • UGA Donors Set 5 Records in 5 Years

    July 18, 2018

    For the fifth consecutive year, UGA donors have set a record in fundraising, contributing a total of $242 million in new gifts and pledges to the Commit to Georgia Campaign. This is the second consecutive year that the total has surpassed $200 million.

  • How The Gig Economy Could Aid Planning for Older Adult and Disability Services in Georgia

    July 18, 2018

    It is well-known that the baby-boom generation is aging, with about 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day. This generation has the longest life expectancy to date and benefits from advances in health care and technology. However, this generation is also more disabled, dealing with more chronic health conditions and managing more prescription medications than previous generations.

  • Lenn Chandler Joins Oconee State Bank Community Advisory Committee

    July 17, 2018

    Oconee State Bank announced the addition of local business leader Lenn Chandler to its Oconee/Athens Community Advisory Committee. Chandler is currently serving as Interim President and CEO of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Albany on August 10th

    July 16, 2018

    Since the beginning of the year 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched Albany’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, visited recreation areas, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges. Their hard work will be revealed when they present their final recommendations to the community on Friday, August 10th at Albany State University.

  • Inside Creative Financial Group with the Laws: 2-Part Series on AT&T/DirectTV & Time Warner Executive Perks

    July 12, 2018

    Georgia CEO presents this special two-part series profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd, home based in Atlanta, Georgia. In part two of this series, we hear from Rob W. Law, CFP who leads the second generation of certified financial planners maintaining white-glove service in financial, estate, investment, retirement, and tax planning matters, in order to maximize returns and minimize risks for busy executives and their families.

  • Inside Creative Financial Group with the Laws: 2-Part Series on AT&T/DirectTV & Time Warner Executive Perks

    July 11, 2018

    Georgia CEO presents this special two-part series profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd, headquartered out of the Synovus Signature building in Overton Park in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert W. “Buzz” Law CFP who serves as President, and Rob W. Law, CFP, who heads up the second-generation of certified financial planners in place to maintain service continuity for clients.

  • First Building of $100 Million Georgia Cyber Center Opens in Augusta

    July 11, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday attended the opening of The Hull McKnight Building at The Georgia Cyber Center, a first-of-its-kind collaborative cybersecurity center located in Augusta. The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to-date, with the aim of strengthening the state of Georgia’s position as a national leader in cybersecurity.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards Grant Funding to 132 Organizations

    July 10, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced the recipients of its Partner, Project and Arts Education grants for fiscal year 2019. One hundred and thirty-two organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding.

  • University of Georgia Unveils 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

    July 05, 2018

    The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13th at the Georgia Aquarium.

  • In Era Of Government Scarcity, Public-Private Partnerships Bridge Community Needs

    July 05, 2018

    Solving problems like poverty, or inequities in housing, education or healthcare, is an expensive undertaking, and the gap between what’s required and what’s actually available, especially from public resource pools, is dramatic and widening.

  • Summer Travel Report: Trending International Destinations in Every State

    July 05, 2018

    A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the top trending international destinations for summer travelers state by state. The data shows twenty-three states favor trips to the United Kingdom, while other states prefer visiting Canada, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all 2018 travel insurance purchases for international trips with June, July or August departures.