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  • WGTC, Carroll County Partner To Break Cycle of Recidivism

    July 21, 2017

    Ten inmates at the Carroll County Prison are learning a skill while incarcerated they hope will lead to a career once they’re released.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Renowned Medical Oncologist and Researcher Alexandria Phan, MD Joins Growing Clinical Team at CTCA

    July 19, 2017

    Respected medical oncologist and researcher Alexandria Phan, MD, has joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she serves as the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Institute Leader with CTCA Medicine & Science and medical director of the Gastrointestinal Center at CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Atlanta Selected for Professional Cricket League and Mixed-Use Stadium Complex

    July 14, 2017

    Global Sports Ventures LLC, which last year announced its plans and commitment to establish a professional cricket league in the United States, has taken a major step forward by tapping JLL’s Sports and Entertainment Group as its overall real estate advisor to assist organizers in the development of multiple stadium and mixed use projects in eight US cities by 2020.

  • 20 Secrets to Saving Emergency Funds for Your Business

    July 12, 2017

    It makes shrewd business sense to build an emergency fund, cash put aside for a rainy day. Businesses that fail to have a ‘safety net’, a sum of money kept aside to pay for unexpected expenses, can find themselves in a whole host of trouble. Check out these 20 tips for building a business emergency fund.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Fayette Chamber to Hold Candidate Academy for Citizens Considering Run for Elected Office

    July 10, 2017

    The Fayette Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Academy on Friday, August 11th for individuals who are running or may be interested in running for Fayette County municipal seats in November. The goal of the program is provide information to candidates considering office as well as tips for incumbents.

  • WGTC Program One Of Five In Nation To Receive $2,500 Grant

    July 07, 2017

    The Clinical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy program at West Georgia Technical College is one of only five in the nation to receive a $2,500 grant from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, and program director Dr. Phyllis Ingham hopes to use the grant to recruit more students to the program.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • Best 6 Tips for Turning Customers Into Salespeople

    July 06, 2017

    Your customers are some of your greatest assets. Not only do they directly drive revenue in terms of repeat purchases, but they can also indirectly drive revenue in the form of selling your brand to other people. Do you know what it looks like to turn your customers into an extension of your sales team?

  • 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.

  • SILON to Invest $20M in Fayette County

    June 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility.

  • 4 Ways to Improve Customer Service Through Technology

    June 27, 2017

    In today’s competitive business world, it’s more vital than ever to keep customer service accommodating and fresh, staying up to date on the latest convenience services and the best new products. Without great customer service, customer acquisition and retention become difficult, nearly impossible. Through the implementation of technology, you can drastically improve your customer service overnight. Take a look at these 4 ways you can connect with customers on a deeper level and rise about the noise.

  • 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.

  • Newnan Dermatology Welcomes New Physician

    June 21, 2017

    Newnan Dermatology, offering best-in-class medical care for nearly three decades, proudly announces the addition of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Samit Patrawala to its roster of physicians.

  • 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.

  • YP Fayette to Hold Adult Big Wheel Races Tuesday, June 20th

    June 15, 2017

    YP Fayette is hosting an evening of networking and adult Big Wheel races on Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30pm on the Fayette County courthouse grounds. Races and obstacle courses will be run; big wheels and safety gear will be provided.

  • 10 Steps to Becoming the Best Entrepreneur You Can Be

    June 15, 2017

    Whether you run a local business or one that’s completely online, your success probably hinges less on the products or services you sell than about the entrepreneur you are. So how do you upgrade your skills, creativity and instincts — for the benefit of your business, of course. Members of our small business community have experience in many of those areas. Check out some of their top tips in the list below.

  • Newnan Chamber to Host State of Commerce/Retail: Art vs. Science Lunch at Ashley Park

    June 13, 2017

    The Newnan-Coweta Chamber will host a “State of Commerce/Retail” Lunch on Wednesday, June 21st. A panel discussion will be moderated by Assistant City Manager Hasco Craver of the City of Newnan, and the speakers will include Ashley Park General Manager Mark Curran, Senior Project Manager Retail-Commercial Guy (Mill) Graves with Electric Cities of Georgia, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman and Main Street Newnan Manager Courtney Harcourt.

  • StartUp Fayette Launches

    June 12, 2017

    The Economy Committee of the Fayette Visioning Initiative and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce announced a new program to foster startup businesses. Called StartUp Fayette, the program aims to bring together high-tech, creatives, makers and other innovative/non-traditional business on the southside region of Metro Atlanta.

  • CMIT Solutions of Fayette and Coweta Wins Prestigious National Awards

    June 09, 2017

    Doug Bates, president and of CMIT Solutions of Fayette and Coweta, won the “President’s Award” and the “Success Story” award at the company’s recent annual convention and awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. Bates has consistently earned top honors from the franchise company and local chambers of commerce since opening his business in April 2009.

  • 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.

  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Tools

    June 02, 2017

    There are so many tools you can use to run a successful business. But if you don’t take care to actually use those tools to their full potential, your business could suffer. To learn how to get the most out of your small business toolkit, take a look at these tips from members of our small business community.

  • John Michael Montgomery to Headline Black Tie & Boots

    June 01, 2017

    The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that John Michael Montgomery will headline its 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on Saturday, July 29th.

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