About John Tabellione
Authored 22 articles.
Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges
Features, 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.
Features, December 18, 2017
If interested in becoming a franchisee, the best next step may be to contact a franchise consultant, such as Leslie Kuban of FranNet. On top of several personal, intangible, key decisions and issues a potential franchise owner has to make, Kuban maintains a consultant can be an invaluable resource in conjunction with CPAs, attorneys, bankers and others who refer interested franchising parties to her.
Features, November 06, 2017
Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.
Features, April 27, 2017
Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.
Features, March 27, 2017
During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.
Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues: Government Leaders Optimistically Address Initiatives, State’s Future
Features, January 11, 2017
Georgia’s top elected officials addressed their priorities and proposals to nearly 2,000 attendees at the Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast,” on Tuesday. The meeting coincided with the 2017 state legislative session opening this week.
Features, December 16, 2016
Earlier this week nearly 700 Atlanta area business leaders, government officials, and chamber delegates heard upbeat national and state business forecasts for next year during the University of Georgia Economic Outlook presentation for 2017. Keynote speaker, Dean Benjamin C. Ayers of UGA’s Terry College of Business, extrapolated the pertinent data prepared by the school’s Selig Center for Economic Growth.
News, December 16, 2016
Features, November 17, 2016
As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.
Features, November 10, 2016
Forty-six Fayette County executives, and local elected officials, recently took a three-day trip to research best practices and planning strategies of a few highly ranked communities in the Greenville and York County areas of South Carolina. These destinations were specifically selected because they have comparable projects to those coming on line locally in Fayette County.
Fayette Chamber of Commerce Bolsters Image With Accolades, Awards and Best Practices Research on Eve of 50th Anniversary
Features, October 27, 2016
Fayette County has recently achieved several notable accolades and awards, according to Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Carlotta Ungaro, and the best may be yet to come.
News, September 28, 2016
Features, August 11, 2016
This summer marked the first time “Girls Who Code” became available for young women in the Atlanta metro area. Eighty students participated in the free, seven-week immersion course held locally at AT&T, Accenture, and General Electric. At the recent graduation ceremony, the students created tabletop displays that reflected the training and their applied achievements completed during the final week of the session.
Governor Deal Recognizes Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: Issues Third Annual “Buy from Georgia” Proclamation
Features, August 09, 2016
Governor Nathan Deal, surrounded on the state Capitol steps by dozens of members of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA), recently issued the third annual “Buy from Georgia” proclamation.
Features, May 16, 2016
A hundred years ago, the then-newly formed Georgia Chamber of Commerce wisely initiated a road map with the intention of planning the future of business in the Peach State. Today, one year into the second century of the Chamber, President and CEO, Chris Clark and the Chamber Board are instead utilizing modern GPS tracking and other digital tools to explore and research emerging commerce trends, needs and resources for Georgia’s future. This initiative is entitled “Georgia 2030.”
Features, April 20, 2016
A diverse panel of experts from solar, electric vehicle, natural gas and biomass industries, among others, participating in the 3rd annual roundtable meeting to discuss Georgia’s future energy needs, suggested a bright picture ahead in renewable resources for the state. Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols emceed the April 12th “Brunch and Learn” session, hosted by Attorney Greg Chafee, Partner for the Energy Group of the Thompson Hine law firm.
Features, March 22, 2016
At the recent 12th Annual Georgia Technology Summit held in Atlanta by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), three keynote speakers envisioned their respective spheres of influence where future technological innovation will flourish: within the growth of cities (such as Atlanta); in the air (The Weather Company); and, at sea (the U.S. Navy).
Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Draws Over 2,000 Business Leaders to World Congress Center
Features, January 14, 2016
An agenda featuring Georgia’s senior government officials—U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker Dennis Ralston—drew over 2,000 business and community leaders to the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Tuesday.
News, December 14, 2015
Features, December 04, 2015
Carvana, the first 360° online pre-owned car buying experience, is certifiably not your father’s used car dealer. According to co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Ryan Keeton, Carvana’s technology has allowed the two-and-a-half year old firm to make the secondary car market buying process totally transparent.
Features, November 20, 2015
Executives of the Blue Bird Bus Corporation and Kia Motors addressed over 300 attendees at the inaugural “Georgia Manufacturing Summit” held recently at the Cobb Galleria Centre, calling for collaborative thinking, as well as intra-state, inter-company commerce among local manufacturers.
Features, November 17, 2015
Over 700 Georgia engineering, transportation and public policy leaders gathered at the Georgia World Congress Center recently to lay out a blueprint for the state’s future strategic projects and their economic effect.