December 2017 Features

  • Westmoreland Named New Coweta County Development Authority President

    December 22, 2017

    Coweta County Development Authority announced that Trae Westmoreland has been named President of the Development Authority. Westmoreland will work to market Coweta County for new business and industrial development.

  • Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Continued Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle Project

    December 22, 2017

    The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the continued construction of Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle Construction project but with conditions that will reduce the Company’s revenue requirement by $1.7 billion over the construction and operation of the plant.

  • After 75 Years, UGA Returns to the Rose Bowl

    December 22, 2017

    When UGA’s football team played in the Rose Bowl in 1943, halfback Frank Sinkwich commanded the field. Now 75 years later, fullback Frank Sinkwich IV, great-grandson of Frank Sinkwich, will join his teammates in Pasadena when the Bulldogs play Oklahoma in the 104th Rose Bowl game.

  • Records Set for Jobs and Workforce in Georgia

    December 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s jobs, employment and labor force numbers continued to grow in November and unemployment insurance claims fell.

  • UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

    December 20, 2017

    UPS, which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

  • Frank Facts and Figures for Future Franchisees

    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.

  • UGA Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

    December 15, 2017

    Georgia’s economy will match its performance last year, propelled by economic development projects, solid population growth and a housing recovery, according to the economic forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Winners on the Web: Three UWG Professors Win Annual Award for WebMBA Faculty

    December 11, 2017

    Dr. Faye McIntyre, dean of the Richards College of Business and Sewell chair of private enterprise at the University of West Georgia, needed only four words to tell why three of her faculty members received an annual award given by students from across Georgia.

  • Hundreds of Fifth Grade Students Learned STEM Skills at SAE International/Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Event

    December 08, 2017

    Creating the most efficient and smooth-running balloon-powered vehicle was the task for 500 fifth grade students on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Atlanta during the SAE International A World In Motion JetToy Competition, hosted by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.

  • WGTC Announces 2018 GOAL and RPA Winners

    December 07, 2017

    West Georgia Technical College named Lauren Birriel, an Associate Degree Nursing student from Sharpsburg, as its 2018 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner and Murphy Campus Clinical Laboratory Technology instructor Dr. Phyllis Ingham as its 2018 Rick Perkins Award winner November 16 at a banquet honoring finalists for both awards.

  • Apply These 5 Techniques to Help Employees Return to Work After a Medical Absence

    December 07, 2017

    When a worker gets hurt or sick and misses a substantial amount of time, it can be hard for you as a business owner to know what to do. The situation can become even more challenging when it’s time for the employee to return to work after a medical absence. If you don’t have a plan for dealing with people’s return as well as their absence, this could become a major distraction.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: These Georgia Businesses Are Changing How We View Social Responsibility

    December 06, 2017

    The spirit of consumption that envelops our nation each year in the days that follow Thanksgiving was punctuated this year by something remarkable, something pointedly not about self-indulgence or flashy gadgets: a “global day of giving” that encouraged and celebrated altruism. The occasion, dubbed “Giving Tuesday” in the mode of our year-end shopping calendar, was said to have raised in excess of $200 million, a significant increase from years prior.

  • Blue Fern Merchant Launches Interactive eShop

    December 05, 2017

    Blue Fern Merchant announced today the launch of its new interactive website. The site offers home design fans unique branded merchandise and easy appointment booking for interior design and home styling consultations with Lori Duncan, Newnan’s most indemand interior designer.

  • Coweta Schools Steve Barker Named 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year

    December 04, 2017

    Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker was named as the 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association on Friday. The honor was announced at the GSSA Awards Luncheon at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. Dr. Barker will now be entered into consideration for National Superintendent of the Year.