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  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber Presents "Show Me the Clients" Workshop on June 9th

    May 26, 2017

    On Friday, June 9th, Maria C. Hall of Ignite Business Coaching will lead a Show Me the Clients Workshop from 9:30-11am at 15 Perry Street, Newnan's Workspace, located at 15 Perry St. in Newnan.

  • Twenty-one Graduates Honored at Leadership Coweta Celebration on May 18th

    May 24, 2017

    Twenty-one Coweta professionals graduated from Leadership Coweta on May 18th during a celebration lunch at the Newnan Country Club.

  • Georgia's Ports Set New Industry Standard

    May 23, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority handled 333,006 twenty-foot equivalent container units in April, an increase of 11.7 percent, or 34,966 TEUs, compared to the same month a year ago. Across all ports, GPA's total tonnage increased by 13 percent, or 334,950 tons, to reach 2.94 million tons and the Authority's busiest April ever.

  • 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.

  • Best-selling Author Joshilyn Jackson to Speak at June 7th BWN Luncheon

    May 19, 2017

    Book lovers, take note: New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Joshilyn Jackson will be the featured speaker at our June 7th Women of Prosperity Luncheon at the Newnan Country Club.

  • Southwire Makes $200,000 Donation to WGTC Foundation

    May 18, 2017

    Representatives from Southwire presented a check for $200,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation last Friday to support student scholarships in Carroll County and the college’s Adult Education division.

  • 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.

  • Student Returns to UWG for Degree 60 Years Later

    May 09, 2017

    Bill Headley doesn't need a college degree. He just wants one. The retired construction contractor - who will graduate May 11 from the University of West Georgia with a degree in real estate - looks forward to completing a quest he started 60 years ago.

  • Leadership Coweta Graduation Set for May 18th

    May 08, 2017

    You've heard about some of the many accomplishments of this year's wonderful Leadership Coweta class, and on May 18, we'll pay tribute to the 2017 class with a Leadership Coweta Celebration at the Newnan Country Club!

  • 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.

  • German Technical College President Visits WGTC

    May 05, 2017

    Representatives from a technical school more than 4,700 miles away visited West Georgia Technical College last week to share ideas and tour industrial and educational resources in Georgia.

  • 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.

  • Newman Small Business of the Year Nominations Due May 8th

    May 01, 2017

    Would you like to nominate a business for our Sixth Annual Small Business of the Year Awards? Last year's winners included Overall Winner Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center; Entrepreneur Category Winner Crezent #Managed Marketing; Growth Category Winner Penco Restoration; and Employer Category Winner Infiniti of South Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • NYT Best Selling Author Joshilyn Jackson to Speak at Women of Prosperity Luncheon

    April 27, 2017

    Book lovers, take note: New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Joshilyn Jackson will be the featured speaker at the June 7th Women of Prosperity Luncheon at the Newnan Country Club.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    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.

  • Fayette County Launches New Brand and 3-Year Marketing Strategy to Attract Business and Talent

    April 26, 2017

    As part of the Fayette Visioning initiative, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fayette County Development Authority, announced its new brand and marketing blueprint for Fayette County. Developed by Development Counsellors International, the blueprint will direct the County’s cohesive strategy to compete for business investment and workforce recruitment. The three-year plan will enhance economic development, talent attraction and community cohesiveness.

  • WGTC Qualifies 24 For National Business Competition

    April 20, 2017

    West Georgia Technical College Phi Beta Lambda students excelled at the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Atlanta recently, demonstrating their knowledge, professionalism and leadership potential.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • 5 Ways Big Corporations Protect Their Data That Small Businesses Should Copy

    April 17, 2017

    Cyber attacks that steal sensitive data are an ongoing concern for every organization. Almost half (43 pecent) target smaller businesses. What’s worse, over half (60 percent) of the smaller enterprises that get attacked go out of business in six months. Having sensitive financial, personal and operational data stolen can ruin a small business. Stolen records and transaction histories can be used to steal from the small or medium sized business or its customers and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

  • 10 Tips to Build the Perfect Business Machine

    April 12, 2017

    Want to take your business to the next level? There are tons of different ways you can give your business a boost through unique strategies like gamification and using various online platforms to boost brand loyalty. From pitching your idea to growing that idea to unparalleled success, here are 10 tips to build the perfect business machine.

  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber to Host Pancakes & Politics Breakfast on April 12th

    April 11, 2017

    The Newnan-Coweta Chamber will host a Pancakes and Politics Breakfast on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North in Newnan.

  • Newnan-based CMP Gains New Investment Partner Tenex Capital Management

    April 07, 2017

    After three years with investment firm PNC Riverarch Capital and co-investors Florida Capital Partners, Custom Molded Products embarks on a new journey with Tenex Capital Management, a private equity firm that invests in established growing companies.

  • 10 Important Business Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

    April 06, 2017

    When running a small business, it can be easy to overlook some things. Little things like social media profiles, customer insights and even your own happiness can make a big difference, even though they might not always be your main focus. Gain some valuable tips and insights by following the advice below from members of our small business community.

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