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  • WGTC Foundation Raises More Than $45,000 At Black Tie & Boots

    August 08, 2017

    The West Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded its annual Spirit of Giving Award to the Hightower family at the 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29th. The Spirit of Giving Award recognizes outstanding commitment and generosity to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation and technical education.

  • Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

    August 04, 2017

    Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia’s rapidly growing film tourism sites across the state. The program will run through the end of the year.

  • Inside Georgia’s State Bar with 2016-2017 President Patrick T. O’Connor of Savannah’s Oliver Maner, LLP

    August 03, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Savannah’s 120-year-old Oliver Maner LLP, and 2016-2017 President of Georgia’s State Bar. During our one-on-one with O’Connor, we travel inside one of Savannah’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms, and learn about O’Connor’s work and service at the state level during his term as Immediate Past President for the Georgia State Bar.

  • GeorgiaForward Invites Attendees to Define Georgia’s Prosperity at 2017 Forum in Atlanta

    August 03, 2017

    What is true prosperity? How does it affect your life and community…from what you eat, to where you go to school, work or live? The 2017 GeorgiaForward Forum will focus on how Georgia can realize its full potential across all corners of our state from agricultural communities, to port cities, mountain resorts and metropolitan hubs.

  • Governor Deal Announces Launch of Georgia Defense Exchange

    August 01, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

  • Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Releases Time-lapse of Roof Closing

    July 28, 2017

    In the last 48 hours the roof has closed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and it looks incredible!

  • Aflac Highlights Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report through Inspirational Stories

    July 27, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the unveiling of the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The comprehensive report, which reflects the actions of Aflac, its employees and its independent sales agents, recounts the company's actions in conducting business with integrity and ethics, highlighting activities throughout 2016.

  • 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.

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