January 2022 Features

  • Georgia Lottery Raises $376.5M for HOPE, Pre-K in Second Quarter of FY22

    January 31, 2022

    The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced it generated $376,513,000 in profits for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account since inception to more than $24.6 billion.

  • UGA President Morehead Praises an ‘Unyielding Commitment to a Shared Mission’

    January 28, 2022

    University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead delivered the annual State of the University address Wednesday, expressing gratitude to the entire university community for their service during a challenging but successful year.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces Inaugural Members of Hub Chamber Council

    January 28, 2022

    Acknowledging Georgia’s larger cities and counties outside of the Metro Atlanta region have their own unique issues and concerns that demand a more coordinated and specific program of work, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce along with its chamber partners are proud to announce the creation of the Hub Chamber Council.

  • Pete’s Pest Patrol Gains Popularity Fast as the Go-To Pest Control Company in Athens

    January 27, 2022

    Pete’s Pest Patrol is a new pest control company serving the residents of Athens, and the neighboring areas. Despite being employees of a young pest control service company, its exterminators come highly recommended, with over one and a half decades in the business.

  • Delta is Driving Change for the Earth and the People on It

    January 27, 2022

    Delta is accelerating its efforts to build a more sustainable and people-first future for air travel. Starting this month, the airline will refresh its onboard product offerings with artisan-made amenity kits, recycled bedding, reusable and biodegradable service ware and premium canned wine.

  • United Way of Northeast Georgia Adds Five New Board Members

    January 26, 2022

    United Way of Northeast Georgia welcomes five new community members to its Board of Directors this year to serve for a three-year term.

  • Georgia Ports Authority Tops 5.5M TEUs, 650K Units in 2021

    January 26, 2022

    The Port of Savannah moved a record 5.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Calendar Year 2021, growing volumes by a million TEUs, or 20 percent, compared to 2020. In Brunswick, Colonel’s Island Terminal handled 649,550 units of cars, trucks and machinery, an increase of 10.6 percent.

  • CEOs Eye 2022 With Optimism and a Dash of Uncertainty

    January 25, 2022

    175 CEOs across 15 industries shared their perspectives, expectations, thoughts, and priorities for the next 12 months.

  • Robert Bunch Named President, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Georgia

    January 24, 2022

    Anthem announced that Robert Bunch has been named President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia.

  • Georgia Resources Fire Up Shooting Sports Industry

    January 21, 2022

    In a state that treasures individual freedoms, the right to bear arms is highly honored by an ever-increasing number of Georgia citizens. This avid consumer base, coupled with a pro-business environment and gun-friendly legislation, has attracted many advanced manufacturers in the defense, law enforcement, firearms, and shooting sports industries.

  • Georgia’s Economic Recovery Leads to One of the Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rates

    January 20, 2022

    Today, Commissioner Butler announced an all-time low unemployment rate for December 2021 of 2.6 percent, dropping two tenths of a point from November’s rate of 2.8 percent. The national December 2021 unemployment rate was down three-tenths to 3.9 percent.

  • CEO Optimism Hits 10-Year High: Three-Quarters Expect a Stronger Global Economy in 2022

    January 19, 2022

    CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the 'Great Resignation' in parts of the world. Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that we surveyed are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.

  • TAG President: Four Megatrends Shaping the Market for Tech Jobs in 2022

    January 18, 2022

    The technology ecosystem is moving into 2022 with momentum and a job market hungry for skilled talent. According to Microsoft, the U.S. is estimated to have 13 million new tech jobs by 2025. While this is good news for people with tech skills, it’s a risk for the innovation economy.

  • Six New Board Members Join Athens Tech Foundation

    January 14, 2022

    The Athens Tech Foundation board of directors has approved six new members to serve on the board for a three-year term beginning January 2022.

  • AG Chris Carr Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    January 12, 2022

    Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join in recognizing this January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Office of the Attorney General will share information and resources to help support victims and to ultimately raise awareness of the state’s ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

  • FEMA Grant to Create Economic Recovery Training Program for U.S. Businesses

    January 11, 2022

    As the nation’s communities have grown in complexity through innovation and technological advances, the potential for massive economic damage in the wake of disasters has increased.

  • Athens, Georgia: What's New in 2022

    January 07, 2022

    New restaurants, specialty shops, exhibits and more are coming to Athens in 2022! Local favorites, like Cafe Racer Coffee + Donuts and Condor Chocolates, are opening second locations, while all new and new-to-Athens businesses, like Slutty Vegan, Farm Burger and ZZ & Simone's are joining the Athens community.

  • Hourly Earnings Growth Ends the Year at a New High; Job Growth Also Continues at U.S. Small Businesses

    January 05, 2022

    Workers saw record hourly earnings growth and employment levels continued to rise as 2021 drew to a close.

  • Charlene Lake Shares AT&T’s Commitment to Closing the Digital Divide

    January 04, 2022

    At AT&T, we believe it’s our responsibility to create connections people need now and in the future and stand ready to work with leaders across the state to leverage our resources, financial capital, skilled workforce and expertise to maximize outcomes for Georgians.

  • New Biking Map of Athens Eases the Ride Around Town

    January 03, 2022

    Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it also shows that much work still remains to be done.

  • Gov. Kemp Proposes Program to Support Georgia Farmers and Food Banks

    January 03, 2022

    Governor Brian Kemp joined a number of statewide stakeholders to announce a proposal which will benefit Georgia farmers and food banks.