Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Queensborough Bank Invests In Augusta

    April 26, 2017

    Augusta will soon join the ranks of other major metropolitan cities with the opening of the free standing Queensborough Bank Wealth Management Center. “We are the only financial institution in this area that has the wide variety of local specialists under one roof,” comments Dagan Sharpe, Queensborough Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management.

  • Celebrating 50 Years: Cranston Engineering Shapes Augusta and Southeastern Communities

    April 25, 2017

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Cranston Engineering Group has left its marks on Augusta, and nearby regions extending from the mountains to the sea. Their civil and structural engineers, land planners and surveyors have enabled public and private sector clients build their visions for a wide variety of engineering projects that enhance or create the communities in which they are located.

  • AU Health Generates More Than $1.4B to Local, State Economy

    April 21, 2017

    AU Health is good medicine for Georgia’s economy. The health system associated with Augusta University injected a combined $1.4 billion in economic impact through the not-for-profit AU Medical Center, and Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospitals, which is operated by the medical center through a partnership with the state.

  • Augusta Financial Advisor Will Rogers Discusses Four Tips for Financial Conversations With Your Adult Children – Whether They Live in Augusta or Far, Far Away

    April 20, 2017

    There comes a time when parents nearing retirement should have a conversation with their adult children about their financial situation. In many cases the conversation can feel overwhelming and a bit uncomfortable. Consider these four tips to get the conversation started.

  • Workplace Safety Management is Topic of April Third Thursday Business Builder

    April 19, 2017

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, along with Doctors Hospital of Augusta, will host the April Third Thursday Business Builder. The topic of discussion will be Workplace Safety Management; emergency preparedness and other safety related issues affecting the 2017 workplace.

  • 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.

  • Taste of the Master Chefs Benefitting The Salvation Army of Augusta Welcomes Rivers Rutherford and Kelley Lovelace to its Masters Week Event

    April 07, 2017

    Experience the magic of April in Augusta at the First Annual Taste of the Master Chefs, an evening where America’s award-winning chefs, along with athletes and celebrities come together to enjoy an amazing evening of gourmet food topped off with performances by acclaimed musical artists Rivers Rutherford and Kelley Lovelace. All to help raise funds and awareness to benefit The Salvation Army’s hunger relief efforts.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • MAU Workforce Solutions Expands to Atlanta

    April 03, 2017

    MAU Workforce Solutions, a family-owned global staffing, recruiting, and outsourcing company founded in 1973, announced its intended acquisition of metro Atlanta-based FutureStaff.

  • Workforce Safety Management is Topic of April Third Thursday Business Builder

    April 03, 2017

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, along with Doctors Hospital of Augusta, will host the April Third Thursday Business Builder. The topic of discussion will be Workplace Safety Management; emergency preparedness and other safety related issues affecting the 2017 workplace.

  • University Hospital to Acquire Trinity Hospital

    March 31, 2017

    The Richmond County Hospital Authority has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Trinity Hospital of Augusta, according to a joint announcement by Trinity and University Health Care System.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Augusta Financial Advisor Will Rogers: How Will You Pay Yourself in Retirement?

    March 23, 2017

    With all the attention on saving for retirement, it’s easy to overlook another important activity: creating a plan to pay yourself in retirement. More than ever, pre-retirees—especially those who don’t have a pension—will have to rely on a combination of income sources to pay for their essential and lifestyle expenses in retirement. Whether you retire in the Augusta area, or elsewhere here are some tips to consider as you design your plan.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Downtown Augusta Businesses and Community Partners Name “ParTee on the Green” an Annual Augusta Golf Week Tradition

    March 15, 2017

    The City of Augusta’s Parks, Recreation, and Facilities, along with friends of Downtown Augusta will host “ParTee on the Green” on Wednesday, April 5th, at the Augusta Common. This is one of many exciting activities taking place downtown during Masters Week and Spring Break.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Mary Ellen McClanahan: Small Business is Big Business in Augusta

    March 13, 2017

    Small businesses are a critical component of – and a major contributor to – the strength of local economies. Augusta is definitely a top spot for small business to thrive in our state.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Textron Completes Arctic Cat Acquisition

    March 08, 2017

    Textron Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Arctic Cat Inc. by means of a short-form merger under Minnesota law. As a result, Arctic Cat has become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron.

  • UGA SBDC to Present at March Third Thursday Business Builder

    March 06, 2017

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, along with State Bank & Trust Company, will host the Third Thursday Business Builder at the Chamber office on Thursday, March 16th. The event begins at 11:30 am and lunch is provided.

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