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  • Take time for ‘Reflection & Direction’ at Augusta Chamber’s Third Thursday Business Builder November 21st

    November 15, 2019

    As 2019 comes to a close, and we see 2020 ahead, take time to put benchmarks in place for assessing your current progress and setting a course for the future. Make this the year to establish, or re-establish, your business goals. What does it take to have a strategic plan?

  • Greater Women’s Business Council Recognizes 10 Companies Committed to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses at 2019 LACE Awards

    November 15, 2019

    The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 8 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Power Ranked #1 in Segment by J.D. Power for Business Customer Satisfaction

    November 14, 2019

    For the second year in a row, Georgia Power has been ranked number one for business customer satisfaction among Large Utilities in the South by J.D. Power in its 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study.

  • Ted Williams, Warren Buffett & a Secret to Your Company’s Community Impact

    November 13, 2019

    One of goBeyondProfit's founding members was asked to serve on a panel of CEOs discussing best practices in Community Impact. Panelist Keith Reynolds Jennings kindly agreed to share his insights here for Georgia readers.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to Record High

    November 13, 2019

    The headcount enrollment for the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia in Fall 2019 was 333,507, representing an increase of 1.5 percent (4,795 students) over the Fall 2018 enrollment of 328,712, according to USG’s Fall 2019 Semester Enrollment Report.

  • President Jimmy Carter Honored as 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at 26th Annual ecoBenefête

    November 11, 2019

    The Georgia Conservancy honored Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as its 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at the Atlanta History Center on November 7th. The Distinguished Conservationist Award, bestowed at that Conservancy’s annual gala, ecoBenefête, recognizes President Carter’s profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.

  • 10 Reasons to Shop Small this November, Augusta Metro Chamber Campaign

    November 07, 2019

    The Augusta Metro Chamber is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a Shop Small social media campaign - encouraging the Augusta region to get up, get out and #shopsmall!

  • Georgia Receives Top Business Ranking for Record-Breaking Seventh Straight Year

    November 07, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development, for the seventh year in a row. Georgia is the only state that has received the distinction seven consecutive times in the history of Site Selection’s rankings.

  • Bill Would Eliminate Taxes from Military Retirements

    November 07, 2019

    A group of Georgia state representatives are hoping to remove income tax from military retirements. One of the co-signers of HB-7 is newcomer Rep. Philip Singleton (R-Sharpsburg) who was sworn in as the newest state representative for Newnan’s District 71 less than a month ago. At his swearing in ceremony he announced his plans to form the House Veteran Caucus.

  • For S&P 500 CEOs, Stock Awards Now Comprise More Than 50% of Total Compensation

    November 06, 2019

    A new report reveals that stock awards, which include restricted stock and performance-based shares, represented a record portion of CEO compensation in 2018. For S&P 500 CEOs, stock awards alone exceeded 50 percent for the first time. Moreover, they climbed to a record of nearly 40 percent for those in the Russell 3000.

  • Delta Increases Service between Atlanta, Key Regional Airports throughout Georgia

    November 05, 2019

    Delta is deepening its investment in communities throughout its hometown state of Georgia with more flying from Albany, Brunswick, Columbus and Valdosta to the airline's Atlanta hub. Each market will see one additional daily frequency to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning next spring, increasing seat capacity to and from these Georgia communities by 35 percent in 2020.

  • Sen. Isakson Highlights Georgia Projects in Senate-Passed Federal Funding Measure

    November 04, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the Senate passage of H.R.3055, which includes important funding for agriculture, transportation and other Georgia priorities, while urging colleagues to end obstruction tactics to advance funding for other measures including for veterans, health care, water projects and national security.

  • Governor Kemp Announces "Georgia Access" Health Waiver

    November 01, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp joined members of the General Assembly and business leaders to unveil Georgia Access - a Section 1332 state relief and empowerment waiver to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Small Business Wage Growth Gains Momentum, Job Growth Holds Steady in October

    October 31, 2019

    The tight labor market positively impacted wage growth in October, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Hourly earnings are on the rise, reaching 3.00 percent ($0.80) growth in October.

  • Census 2020 - Every.One.Counts., Augusta Metro Chamber Legislative Breakfast November 12th

    October 30, 2019

    The Augusta Metro Chamber will host their annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 – 9:00 am, at the Augusta Marriott. Guest speakers Lori Geary and Tharon Johnson, consultants to the Georgia Complete Count census campaign, will discuss the importance of the 2020 census, the challenges presented, and the potential impact at the state and regional level for funding and representation.

  • Howell Named CEO of Augusta University Medical Associates

    October 29, 2019

    Dr. Charles G. Howell has been named CEO of Augusta University Medical Associates, effective immediately. Howell, who retired in 2018 as surgeon-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, has served as Medical Associates’ interim CEO since June.

  • Columbia County Chamber To Host Annual Pre-Legislative Breakfast November 1st

    October 24, 2019

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Pre-Legislative Breakfast, presented by AT&T, on Friday, Nov. 1 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

  • Deloitte: Retailers Can Expect Jolly Holiday Shopping Season

    October 24, 2019

    For the 34th year, Deloitte commissioned a national survey of 4,410 consumers to better understand spending for the upcoming holiday season. Conducted online, Sept. 6-13, by an independent research company, the survey provides key insights into consumer behavior and what retailers can expect from shoppers as they tackle their holiday shopping.

  • Zell Miller Foundation Announces Leadership Institute Class Of 2020

    October 23, 2019

    The Zell Miller Foundation has announced the members of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute Class of 2020. The Leadership Institute is a year-long leadership development program designed to explore the life, legacy, and core values Zell Miller believed were essential to becoming a more effective leader.

  • Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Casinos and Gambling

    October 21, 2019

    For the past two days, members of the House Special Committee on Economic Growth have listened to a long trail of speakers that included casino executives, sports betting operators and other key stakeholders — some speaking in favor of legalizing gambling in Georgia and others against the idea. The committee is charged with looking at the economic benefits of allowing gambling in the state.

  • Facing Some Economic Uncertainty, US Executives Focus on Building Resiliency

    October 21, 2019

    US executives are taking action to futureproof their organizations amid economic, geopolitical and regulatory uncertainty. Supported by stable pipelines and deal-closing intentions, 83% of US executives say they expect the domestic M&A market to improve, though only 46% plan to actively pursue M&A in the next year, according to the EY 21st Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

  • Parsons Corporation to Expand Operations at Georgia Cyber Center

    October 18, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Parsons Corporation, a leading cybersecurity technology provider, is expanding their operations at the Georgia Cyber Center by adding more than 80 new jobs.

  • Georgia Sets Jobs Record in September

    October 18, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia set a record again in September for total employed residents. The record came as Georgia continued to show improvement in other key measures like initial unemployment claims, labor force and the unemployment rate, according to preliminary numbers.

  • DOE Honors SRS for Drones Performing Rooftop Building Maintenance, Saving $170,000 a Year

    October 17, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized a Savannah River Site (SRS) team for its innovative approach to sustainability involving the use of aerial drones to control the growth of vegetation atop two closed reactor buildings, saving more than $170,000 a year.

  • Georgia Lottery Celebrates Record First Quarter Transfer; $291.6M Raised for HOPE and Pre-K

    October 17, 2019

    The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced record profits for education for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account will amount to $291.61 million, surpassing last year’s record first quarter transfer by $6.32 million.

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