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  • UWG’s BB&T Lecture to Feature King, CEO of Truist

    February 20, 2020

    The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business will host a speaker next month whose vast experience in the financial industry will offer unique insight and wisdom to those in attendance.

  • Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program Provides Grants to 44 Nonprofits, Totaling More Than $500,000

    February 19, 2020

    Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities the organization serves, has made more than $500,000 in community benefit awards.

  • OPB Director Walks Lawmakers Through Proposal

    February 13, 2020

    State legislators took an unexpected recess this week to dig deep into the state’s budget — and Tuesday Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget director spent time walking lawmakers through the proposed plans for the Amended FY 20 and FY 21 budgets.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    February 12, 2020

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has unveiled the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia winners. TAG’S Top 40 Awards, sponsored by Cherry Bekaert, recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

  • Creature Comforts Honored With the goBeyondProfit Champion Award

    February 11, 2020

    Today Creature Comforts Brewing Co. CEO Chris Herron and staff were presented with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. They earned this rare honor for their strategic efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.

  • 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

    February 11, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has set another record, this time in exports and global trade, as the state’s diverse industry base and global connectivity continue to drive competitiveness. In 2019, the State of Georgia tallied $41.2 billion in exports and $143.3 billion in overall international trade.

  • CTCA Announces Addition of Medical Oncologists and Commission on Cancer Re-accreditation

    February 07, 2020

    Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Atlanta has achieved three-year re-accreditation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Senators Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

    February 07, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.

  • Georgia Chamber Welcomes Business Prospects for 32nd Annual ‘Georgia Quail Hunt’ in Albany

    February 06, 2020

    This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 32nd annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany as31 business leaders representing state recruitment and expansion prospects joined local, state and economic development officials to learn about the benefits of doing business in Georgia.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute Announces Speakers and Format for The Forum 2020, August 24-25

    February 05, 2020

    For the 15th year, The Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. The two-day event, held at the Columbus Iron Works and Convention Center, begins at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 25. This year’s event theme is “Leadership in Hindsight.”

  • Corporate Generosity Research Open to Georgia Business Leaders

    February 04, 2020

    One year ago, the 2019 Corporate Generosity Research Report conducted by goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO provided invaluable insights about business leader, employee and customer expectations. Georgia CEOs, Owners and Senior Business Executives are invited to participate in the 2020 survey.

  • Gov. Kemp Kicks off Georgia Foreign Trade Conference

    February 04, 2020

    Gov. Brian Kemp kicked off the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, highlighting the state and nation's continued strength in global trade.

  • AG Chris Carr Visits White House for National Human Trafficking Summit

    February 03, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr participated in the President’s Human Trafficking Summit at The White House. The summit focused on the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the landmark anti-human trafficking law. During the event, President Trump signed an executive order to further combat human trafficking and online child exploitation.

  • New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What's Your Plan Z?

    January 30, 2020

    Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical.

  • Fayette Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Awards Celebration

    January 29, 2020

    More than 275 Fayette Business and Community leaders gathered together for The Fayette Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Celebration on Thursday, January 23rd, at The Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center. As one of the Chamber’s most anticipated events, this year’s Annual Awards Celebration brought together past recipients, members, elected officials, and community leaders to recognize distinguished businesses and community leaders in Fayette County.

  • Hearings Get Underway After Kemp Introduces Proposed Budget

    January 23, 2020

    It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records

    January 22, 2020

    Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development, joined Governor Kemp and industry professionals from across the state to recognize a record-breaking year in tourism at the annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The annual event highlights the importance of the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in the state.

  • Governor, First Lady Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

    January 22, 2020

    Yesterday Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education Commission members, legislators, and special guests as they announced three important legislative measures to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

  • Amazon to Launch New Fulfillment Center, Create 500 Jobs in Coweta County

    January 21, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Amazon will expand its Georgia presence by launching a new fulfillment center in Newnan. Starting on day one, the e-commerce retail company will create 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits at the new facility.

  • Deloitte M&A Trends Report 2020: US Dealmaker Optimism Holds Strong as Economic Slowdown Talk Continues

    January 21, 2020

    The market is entering a new decade on the outer edges of the longest run in M&A history, but even so, dealmakers are largely anticipating stable or increasing levels of activity in the year ahead, according to Deloitte's "The State of the Deal: M&A Trends 2020" survey of 1,000 U.S. corporate dealmakers and private equity firm professionals.

  • Lt. Gov. Lists Priorities – Gambling a Question Mark

    January 17, 2020

    Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and some members of the Senate Majority Caucus kicked off the 2020 Georgia General Assembly on Monday by outlining priorities for the session. Duncan met with media in his office Monday and announced plans to focus on three main issues – healthcare, foster care and technology innovation.

  • Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Announces Georgia Innovates Taskforce

    January 16, 2020

    Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan today announced the formation of the Georgia Innovates Taskforce, a panel of more than a dozen Georgia leaders who will help accelerate his vision of making Georgia the Technology Capital of the East Coast.

  • Mentoring as Powerful Corporate Philanthropy? You bet!

    January 14, 2020

    Hundreds of thousands of food insecure families are less hungry because a few Georgia business leaders chose to mentor one young man with a big idea. How’s that for impact? Many small businesses struggle with how to make real impact in the community.

  • U.S. News & World Report Reveals the 2020 Best Jobs

    January 14, 2020

    U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, unveiled the 2020 Best Jobs. The rankings offer a look at the best jobs across 17 lists – from best-paying jobs and best jobs without a college degree to sectors such as business and technology – to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals.

  • Ninth Circuit Sides with Ag Chris Carr in Fight to Uphold Congressional Review Act

    January 10, 2020

    A federal appeals court has backed Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and other state attorneys general in a fight to uphold the Congressional Review Act.

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