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  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    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.

  • 3 Ways Sales Is Changing With Artificial Intelligence

    March 24, 2017

    There is one specific department where A.I. is operating to its futuristic potential by accomplishing one simple goal: leveling the playing field. That department is sales and the products that are available leverage A.I. to become prescriptive sales tools.

  • Roundtable Brings UWG Business Students New Insights

    March 21, 2017

    Business students at the University of West Georgia recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to meet with faculty and community leaders to discuss major societal topics of the day as well as hear an inspirational message from UWG alumna Missy Dugan, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • WGTC Advisers Honored at State Conference

    March 14, 2017

    West Georgia Technical College swept the Advisor of the Year awards at the Georgia Student Government Association and National Technical Honor Society Winter Conference February 10-12 at Callaway Gardens. Two WGTC students and the WGTC NTHS chapter also were awarded.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Coweta County Schools Choose 2017 Teachers of the Year

    March 09, 2017

    Teachers of the Year for each of Coweta County’s 31 public schools have been chosen by their fellow teachers. Teachers of the Year are selected by certified teachers at each school in recognition of exemplary teaching, and serve as ambassadors of their profession. This year’s honorees represent grade levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and a range of educational disciplines including elementary grade instruction, math, physical education, sciences, band, special education, language arts and media specialists.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • What Motivates Employees? UWG Faculty Research Yields Real-World Business Insights

    March 03, 2017

    Very few people would ever think that one day they may discover a research opportunity in their home country while teaching in another, but that’s exactly the situation that University of West Georgia’s Dr. Minna Rollins found herself in.

  • CCF to Host Sporting Clays and Southern Supper April 29th

    February 27, 2017

    The Coweta Community Foundation will host its Second Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper on Saturday, April 29 at Blalock Lakes Sporting Club from 2 to 10 p.m., with the sporting clays portion of the day beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Atlanta Dream's Theresa Wenzel to Speak at Women of Prosperity Luncheon March 1st

    February 24, 2017

    The next Coweta's Women of Prosperity Lunch will be Wednesday, March 1st at the Newnan Country Club, with Theresa Wenzel, Team President of WNBA Atlanta Dream, as the featured speaker.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • Updated Fly Delta App Helps Customers Find Their Way, Access Trip Info – Even Offline

    February 16, 2017

    Delta on Wednesday released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available.

  • "Six Figure Success Club Meet Up" Begins March 3rd

    February 15, 2017

    The Newnan-Coweta Chamber is pleased to announce they are partnering with Ignite Business Coaching to launch the "Six Figure Success Club Meet Up" beginning March 3rd.

  • Leading by Serving Others: BB&T Lecture Series Features Chick-fil-A's David Daniels

    February 14, 2017

    The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business recently featured David Daniels, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Carrollton, who lectured on his secrets to success as the most recent installment of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise. The series is a vital part of the Richards College of Business learning experience.

  • 10 Tips from UWG's Penny Pinching Ph.D.s Seminar

    February 10, 2017

    College students came for the free pizza, but stayed for the helpful tips shared by Dr. Heather Bono and Dr. William “Joey” Smith at the Penny Pinching Ph.D.s seminar recently held at University of West Georgia's Rowe Hall and hosted by economics professor Kim Holder and Kendall McCamy of the department of Financial Aid. Bono and Smith shared their insight on money management and saving money wisely.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Newnan-based Bonnell Aluminum to Acquire Futura Industries

    February 02, 2017

    The William L Bonnell Company Inc., announced that its parent company, Tredegar Corporation, has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of Futura Industries. Upon the closing of the transaction, which is expected by mid-February, Futura will become an operating division of Bonnell Aluminum.

  • West Georgia Tech Hosts Korean Chamber Annual Dinner

    January 31, 2017

    West Georgia Technical College hosted the annual dinner of the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce at the college’s Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange Thursday night.

  • UWG Economic Chair: 4 Things You Need to Know About the Local Economy

    January 23, 2017

    The West Georgia Regional Update, released recently by the University of West Georgia’s Center for Business and Economic Research, had good news for the six counties that make up the region: west Georgia’s economy is recovering and growing.

  • Fayette Chamber Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    January 19, 2017

    The Fayette Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, January 14 by hosting 400 Fayette business and community leaders at a gala reception and dinner. The formal event brought together many past Chamber board chairs, members, elected officials and community leaders who played a large role in Chamber accomplishments since 1967.

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