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  • Eggs and Economics: UWG to Host 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

    October 26, 2018

    The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Richards College of Business will host the 22nd annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom in Carrollton. The event will include discussions on the economic forecast for the nation, state and region.

  • Governor Deal to Call for Special Legislative Session Due to Hurricane Michael

    October 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, November 13th.

  • Coweta Schools Receives $15,000 Donation from Piedmont-Newnan Hospital

    October 22, 2018

    The Coweta County School Board recognized Piedmont Newnan Hospital for a donation of $15,000 to the Coweta County School System, at their regular monthly meeting on October 9th.

  • WGTC's Black Tie & Boots Raises over $60,000

    October 19, 2018

    West Georgia Technical College students have something to celebrate after this year’s Black Tie & Boots event. The WGTC Foundation raised a record $60,000 for scholarships and general student support at the 17th annual event this fall.

  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Colin Martin to Lead Fayette County Chamber of Commerce as President and Chief Executive Officer

    October 18, 2018

    Fayette County Chamber of Commerce leaders have chosen Colin T. Martin to lead the business organization as president and chief executive officer. The announcement was made this week following a unanimous vote by the organization’s executive committee.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

  • Plant Scherer Transforms into NASA for First Man, featuring Ryan Gosling

    October 17, 2018

    Hollywood and Georgia Power collide for the creation of an Oscar-contending film from Universal Pictures. The film, First Man, based on the book by James Hansen, is a biopic of Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Aflac: Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

    October 17, 2018

    After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have health care financial concerns.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

  • Governor Deal Honors Contributors in Arts and Humanities

    October 16, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

  • Autonomy, Workforce Development Drive "Forward Momentum” Theme at Southern Automotive Conference

    October 15, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle technology and industry workforce development drove the “Forward Momentum” theme that spotlighted the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference last week at the Cobb Galleria Center.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 900th School Visit

    October 15, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal visited Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain, marking her 900th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • FICO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

    October 15, 2018

    Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO released the first national cybersecurity assessment at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The U.S. Chamber's Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, powered by the FICO Cyber Risk Score, measures the cybersecurity risk of the entire business community and risk across key sectors.

  • Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency to include 108 Counties

    October 11, 2018

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to an additional 16 counties. The state of emergency now includes 108 counties in Georgia.

  • Georgia Shatters All-Time Voter Registration Record

    October 11, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has shattered the all-time voter registration record with over 6,915,000 active and inactive voters on the rolls. Kemp expects the total number to break 7,000,000 voters at any moment as counties continue to process forms received by yesterday's deadline.

  • Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties.

  • AG Chris Carr Puts Scammers and Price Gougers on Notice in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast.

  • The Praedium Group Acquires Trees of Newnan

    October 09, 2018

    The Praedium Group, a New York City based national real estate investment firm, announced the acquisition of Trees of Newnan Apartments in Newnan, GA. Peter Calatozzo, Managing Director of The Praedium Group, made the announcement of the investment firm's most recent acquisition.

  • Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in Atlanta to Headline P20 Conference

    October 03, 2018

    P20, the transatlantic payments initiative, will host its second annual conference in Atlanta on October 9th and 10th. This year’s conference will bring together the world’s most influential leaders in payments technology, top U.S., U.K. and Canadian government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron will be the featured speaker.

  • Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees

    October 03, 2018

    Amazon announced it is increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary - including those hired by agencies, and seasonal employees across the U.S.—effective November 1st. The new Amazon $15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this holiday.

  • Vintech Industries to Create Approximately 30 Jobs in Coweta County

    October 02, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Vintech Industries, a leading Tier Two Supplier to the Global Automotive Industry, will make a significant investment in Newnan following the purchase of a facility in the South Newnan Industrial Park. Slated to begin production in the first quarter of 2019, the project will initially create approximately 30 jobs.

  • AG Chris Carr Encourages Georgians to Participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October 02, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is urging Georgia consumers, businesses, non- profits, government institutions and religious institutions to learn more about cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.

  • Paul Bowers Discussing Why Georgia Power Believes in Corporate Generosity

    October 01, 2018

    Georgia Power’s Paul Bowers shares why he helped launch goBeyondProfit. Imagine the difference we can make when we all come together? Business leaders pledging to empower the generous spirit of employees and meet the needs of customers in our communities.

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