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  • The Human Performance of Your Business

    July 05, 2017

    Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.

  • UGA Foundation Elects New Leadership and Trustees

    June 28, 2017

    The University of Georgia Foundation approved changes in leadership and board positions during its recent annual meeting. The board voted unanimously to elect William W. “Bill” Douglas as chairman effective July 1st for a term running through June 30, 2019. He succeeds Kenneth G. “Ken” Jackson, whose term concludes June 30th.

  • St. Mary's, Internal Medicine Residency Program Welcome Class of 2020

    June 27, 2017

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System, welcomed its third group of Internal Medicine residents – filling all openings in Northeast Georgia's first graduate medical education program.

  • Deloitte CFO Signals Survey: CFOs Remain Optimistic; Business Focus on Offense Over Defense

    June 23, 2017

    Deloitte's CFO Signals survey for the second quarter reveals chief financial officers representing many of North America's largest and most influential companies continue to be optimistic about the current and future states of major economic regions as well as their own-company prospects.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • Landmark Properties President and CEO Wes Rogers Named EY Entrepreneur of The Year in Southeast U.S.

    June 19, 2017

    EY announced that J. Wesley Rogers, President and CEO of Landmark Properties, has received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the real estate and construction category in the Southeast. Rogers co-founded the fully integrated real estate firm in 2004.

  • Local CPA Rodney Chandler Elected Chair of GSCPA Board of Directors

    June 15, 2017

    Rodney L. Chandler, CPA, partner at Smith, Adcock and Company LLP of Athens, has been elected chair of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants' Board of Directors for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • 3 Business Benefits of Connected Devices

    June 13, 2017

    As you’re well aware, the Internet of Things is growing and we’re seeing incredible expansion in terms of business applications. But what are the specific benefits of connected devices in business organizations?

  • Firefly Trail Exceeds Model Miles Fundraising Goal

    June 09, 2017

    Thanks to the generosity of more than 300 donors, Firefly Trail Inc., exceeded its Model Miles Project fundraising goal, receiving nearly $62,200 in donations to augment trail segments to be built in Maxeys, Union Point and Athens-Clarke County.

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Athensmade and Athens Area Community Foundation Collaborate to Host Networking Event June 13th

    June 07, 2017

    Athensmade and the Athens Area Community Foundation are teaming up to offer a Creative Networking Coffee on Tuesday, June 13th from 7:30-9 a.m. in the second floor conference room at Athens First Bank & Trust (downtown location: 150 W. Hancock Ave).

  • New Athens Branch of Mark Spain Real Estate Achieves 100-Closing Milestone in Its First Nine Months

    June 01, 2017

    In 2016, Mark Spain Real Estate, founded by its namesake and University of Georgia Terry School of Business graduate Mark Spain, wanted to venture beyond its metro Atlanta reach. This reach, while not insignificant, with more than $3 billion in career residential real estate sales over approximately 20 years and sales in 2016 averaging 5.2 homes per day, Spain’s Athens ties made the city the clear first choice for expansion.

  • Metro Athens’ Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.5% in April

    May 26, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Athens’ unemployment rate in April was 4.5 percent, unchanged from March. In April 2016, the rate was 4.7 percent.

  • REIT Buys Athens Medical Office Buildings

    May 25, 2017

    American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company, LLC, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc., announced that the REIT has acquired the two-building Athens Medical Office Building Portfolio in Athens.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Your Pie Launches National Catering Program

    May 19, 2017

    In today’s fast-paced world, fresh and convenient are not often paired together. To fill this void, Your Pie, the originator of the down-the-line pizza concept, is excited to announce the launch of a new catering program. Beginning this spring, the brand will cater its fresh, delicious menu items directly to its customers’ doors for the first time.

  • Four Athens & Athens Tech Partner for Web Ed

    May 18, 2017

    Athens Technical College’s Economic Development Services Division and Four Athens, a community nonprofit dedicated to expanding entrepreneurship and IT education in the area, announced today a partnership that will bring unique adult coding and web software development classes to the Athens area.

  • How to Strengthen Customer Relationships When Time is at a Premium

    May 12, 2017

    As a small business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of your business. And while the things that go on behind the scenes certainly matter, you can’t focus on them at the expense of your relationships with customers.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Carl Vinson Institute Expands New Charter School Governance Training Program

    May 02, 2017

    Online governance courses that the Institute of Government developed for Clarke County schools are being adapted to enhance training offered to dozens of charter school systems throughout Georgia.

  • Office Pro’s Opens Fourth Location in Athens

    May 01, 2017

    Office Pro’s, a leader in the Georgia office furniture business, has opened its fourth location at 4215 Atlanta Highway in Athens, Georgia. With other locations in Gainesville and Cornelia, the furniture supplier now boasts over 125,000 square feet of office furniture and supplies.

  • 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.

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