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  • Sign Company Owner Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Augusta Chamber

    December 08, 2017

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017 Augusta’s Entrepreneur at the December Member Economic Luncheon. The award was presented to Lane Keen with Keen Signs & Graphics.

  • New Riverfront YMCA Opening December 26th - Insights from President and CEO Danny McConnell and the YMCA of Greater Augusta

    December 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO travels to downtown Augusta to sit down with Danny McConnell, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Augusta. During our one-on-one, McConnell highlights the exciting programs he is leading at the 10 area branches that serve the CSRA.

  • 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.

  • AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

    November 29, 2017

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in rural and under served locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows

  • Governor Announces $35M for Cybersecurity Center Expansion in Augusta

    November 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $35 million in funding for an expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta. The second facility will serve as an incubator hub for technology startups as well as a training space for the state’s cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs.

  • Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 15% in Third Quarter

    November 27, 2017

    Georgia’s 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, increasing by 10.3 percent over the same nine-month period in 2016.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • SunTrust Bank Shines Spotlight on Cybersecurity for Small to Mid-size Companies

    November 16, 2017

    October Was National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while the annual campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity on a national level, we are becoming more aware each day that the local level is just as susceptible to cyber threats.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • EDTS Receives Historic 2017 Preservation Award

    November 15, 2017

    EDTS is a recipient of one of six annual Historic Preservation awards this year. The award was given in recognition of the “careful rehabilitation” of Sibley Mill, Building 4, the new National Headquarters of EDTS and EDTS Cyber. (includes video)

  • SME CPAs to Present at November Third Thursday Business Builder November 16th

    November 14, 2017

    Running a small business requires strategic thinking on several levels, but at the top is cash flow management. Join the Augusta Metro Chamber and SME CPAs on November 16th for Third Thursday Business Builder focusing on “The In's and Out's of Cash Flow: Best practices to manage and improve your cash operations.”

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

  • Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast: Georgia’s 2018 Election Cycle November 7th Featuring Chris Clark

    November 01, 2017

    Join the Augusta Metro Chamber and our regional state delegation on Tuesday, November 7th for the annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast: Georgia's 2018 Election Cycle. The Chamber is pleased to announce guest speaker Chris Clark, President of the Georgia Chamber, ACCE 2017 Chamber of the Year.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia No. 1 for Business for Fifth Straight Year

    October 31, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for five consecutive years under the same governor.

  • Deadline Tomorrow to Nominate a Small Business for The 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    October 30, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Southern Company Subsidiary PowerSecure Signs Contract to Help Restore Puerto Rico Electric Grid

    October 23, 2017

    PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for additional support to repair the power grid in Puerto Rico.

  • Augusta Metro Chamber Releases Public Policy Agenda for Augusta-Richmond County

    October 20, 2017

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce held a press conference on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:00 pm at the Augusta Metro Chamber office. The purpose of the press conference was to release the Chamber’s Public Policy Agenda for Augusta-Richmond County.

  • Jobs Decrease Slightly in State, as Hurricane Irma Impacts Coastal Georgia

    October 19, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Hurricane Irma caused Georgia’s job numbers to fall and unemployment claims to rise in September.

  • Award-Winning Managed IT Services and Security Provider EDTS and EDTS Cyber Expands Operations to Savannah

    October 17, 2017

    EDTS, LLC, an 8-time Inc. 5000 Managed Services Provider, will expand operations to the Savannah, GA metropolitan area, along with its cyber security affiliate, EDTS Cyber, LLC. Each of the companies address major IT needs of today's organizations: operational efficiency and cyber security.

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