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  • New Law will Ensure Fairness, Strengthen Competition in Government Purchasing

    April 26, 2019

    State Rep. Mark Newton (R-Augusta) said he was looking for “transparency and clarity” when he introduced House Bill 315. The bill, which requires consultants to disclose any potential conflicts of interest when hired by city or county governments to develop bid specifications, sailed through the House and Senate this session. And last week, Governor Brian Kemp signed the legislation into law.

  • Corporate Generosity - Just a Nice Thing to Do and Only for Fortune 500 Shops? Think Again.

    April 25, 2019

    Over 100 Georgia influencers, representing businesses small and large, gathered April 23rd to hear C-suite insights into the exponential benefits of giving back. The take-away? It’s not only the right thing to do. It makes great business sense - especially here in Georgia. So, however you can, just do it.

  • Governor Brian Kemp Joins Global Fintech Leaders for FinTech South

    April 25, 2019

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) hosted more than 1,400 fintech leaders for the return of the landmark FinTech South conference April 22-23 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.

  • Georgia Sets Job Records in March

    April 19, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia set another record in March for total jobs in the state.

  • Georgia Power Lights up the Atlanta Skyline to Celebrate Linemen

    April 17, 2019

    The Atlanta skyline will look a little different during the month of April as Georgia Power shows appreciation for thousands of lineworkers throughout the state.

  • Michael Burnett Named CEO of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, System’s East Clinical Hub

    April 12, 2019

    Piedmont Healthcare has named Michael Burnett, who is coming off a highly successful seven-year tenure as CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital, as CEO of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, the system’s East Clinical Hub. Burnett, who will begin his new role on May 1, replaces Charles Peck, M.D., who has accepted a position as a managing director with Navigant.

  • Corporate Generosity Research Shows Georgia Businesses are Seen - And Rewarded - As More Generous Than Other States

    April 12, 2019

    New research into corporate generosity shows Georgia businesses are seen by working adults in the state as doing well – 10 percentage points better than other states. But the stakes are consistently higher here, too. In every age group, on every metric, Georgia adults are more likely to factor generosity into employment and purchasing preferences than the U.S. average for their age group.

  • Senators Decry Lack of Action on Disaster Aid for Suffering States

    April 12, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., joined Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in expressing disappointment in Congress’ failure to deliver critical disaster aid to their states to assist in recovery efforts from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. It has been six months since Georgia and Florida took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosted a Successful Georgia Inventure Prize

    April 09, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a successful first annual Georgia InVenture Prize. Joined in partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Education, University System of Georgia and Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Georgia Chamber was able to host the two-day competition, and is looking forward to watching the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs expand their skills.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2019 Award Recipients

    April 08, 2019

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees today announced the recipients of the organization’s most prestigious awards, presented to Georgians who exemplify the principles of Leadership Georgia and whose impact through leadership and stewardship has helped shaped communities and the state.

  • CEO Confidence Increased Slightly in Q1

    April 05, 2019

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had decreased sharply in the fourth quarter of 2018, increased slightly in the first quarter of 2019. The Measure now reads 43, up from 42 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Bobby Jones Family Joins Forces with Disease-Fighting Foundation

    April 04, 2019

    Bobby Jones is the only golfer in history to win the Grand Slam – all four major championships in the same year, which now include The Masters, PGA Championship, U. S. Open, and Europe’s Open Championship. Remarkably, Jones earned his living as a lawyer and competed in golf as an amateur.

  • Fee Favor Closes on Successful Seed Round

    April 03, 2019

    Fee Favor is revolutionizing the way real estate industry professionals connect with public records examiners by helping them order documents directly through local courthouse researchers and title companies. After years of planning and development, Fee Favor announced today it successfully closed on its seed round.

  • American Express and Delta Renew Industry-leading Partnership, Lay Foundation to Continue Innovating Customer Benefits

    April 03, 2019

    American Express and Delta Air Lines have signed an 11-year renewal extending their exclusive Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards from American Express portfolio through the end of 2029.

  • Healthcare Plan Headed to Governor’s Desk for Signature

    March 28, 2019

    State Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans) stood in the well Monday afternoon and urged House members to support SB 106, the Governor’s “Patients First Act.” “This is a big-picture debate. Health care is complicated,” said Lott, one of Governor Brian Kemp’s floor leaders in the House. “It’s complex. But voting for SB 106 is the start of moving the ball forward in Georgia. This is the first part. It’s the first piece of the pie. If this bill fails it won’t change the fact that healthcare is one of the Governor’s top priorities.”

  • Georgia Power, DOE Finalize $1.67B Loan Guarantee for New Vogtle Units

    March 25, 2019

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers and hundreds of workers and special guests at the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, to announce the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for the new Vogtle units.

  • Creature Comforts Expands Wood Cellar Program, Gets Foeders and Bottling Line

    March 22, 2019

    Creature Comforts Brewing Co. is an Athens, Ga.-based brewery offering finely balanced artisanal beers since April 2014. In an effort to grow its wood cellar and specialty brand program, Creature Comforts expanded its barrel facility with additional equipment in January 2019. The brewery added three foeders as well as a state-of-the-art bottling line to its original location in downtown Athens.

  • Georgia’s 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS Named

    March 19, 2019

    Governor Brian. P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to recognize Georgia’s 2019 “Small Business ROCK STARS” at an annual luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium today. Four Georgia-based companies were recognized for being outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses.

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • Dean Sam Pardue: Making Georgia and CAES No. 1 in Agriculture

    March 15, 2019

    As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.

  • goBeyondProfit: Practical Tips for Starting Your Company's Community Outreach

    March 14, 2019

    Frequently, business leaders reach out to the goBeyondProfit team asking for practical advice about how to begin or get better at this giving back journey we are all attempting. Georgia business leaders understand that charitable outreach offers vital benefits to the community and their business, but what are the basics to getting it right?

  • Georgia Sets New Trade Record

    March 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that Georgia’s 2018 international trade numbers set a new record with exports surpassing $40.5 billion - a 9% increase over 2017. Total trade between Georgia and the world spanned 223 countries and territories, reaching a new high at $139.3 billion.

  • Envision Athens Completes Arts Impact Report

    March 12, 2019

    Envision Athens, a community-wide planning and action process for the economic and community development of Athens-Clarke County, recently released its six-month progress report, revealing movement in the number one priority action across its 14 different domains.

  • Georgia Road Maps Designed though Vinson Institute Partnership with GDOT

    March 08, 2019

    Motorists exploring Georgia’s travel treasures can unfold a colorful copy of the Official Highway and Transportation Map to find the easiest way to reach their exciting destinations.

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