July 2018 Features

  • Augusta Metro Chamber President Sue Parr Serving as Chair Elect on GACCE Board

    July 20, 2018

    The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recently announced its 2018-19 Executive Committee and Board of Directors at their 2018 Executive Leadership Conference held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, GA. Sue Parr, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President, is pleased to be serving as Chair Elect for the 2018-19 Executive Committee.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers More than $1.14B to Education

    July 19, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the Georgia Lottery Corp. transferred its fiscal year 2018 profits, a total of $1,143,514,000, to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. This is the largest annual transfer on record, bringing the total funding raised for education programs to more than $19.8 billion during the 25-year history of the Georgia Lottery.

  • Augusta Regional Airport Awarded Air Service Grant

    July 18, 2018

    Augusta Regional Airport is pleased to announce it has been selected as a grant recipient in the Federal Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program in the amount of $800,000. The SCASD grant is designed to assist small communities provide additional air service. Grant funds are typically used to encourage and market new service, to support-existing service, or to restore lost service.

  • How The Gig Economy Could Aid Planning for Older Adult and Disability Services in Georgia

    July 18, 2018

    It is well-known that the baby-boom generation is aging, with about 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day. This generation has the longest life expectancy to date and benefits from advances in health care and technology. However, this generation is also more disabled, dealing with more chronic health conditions and managing more prescription medications than previous generations.

  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Presented Three Awards at 17th Annual Small Business Forum & Expo

    July 17, 2018

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions was recently presented with three awards at the Department of Energy’s 17th Annual Small Business Forum & Expo. In FY17, SRNS allocated $36M to new small businesses, with $10M of that money going to local small businesses.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Albany on August 10th

    July 16, 2018

    Since the beginning of the year 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched Albany’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, visited recreation areas, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges. Their hard work will be revealed when they present their final recommendations to the community on Friday, August 10th at Albany State University.

  • Sitel Group Immediately Hiring 500 Full-Time Positions in Augusta Customer Experience Center

    July 12, 2018

    Sitel Group, a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced today that it will be immediately hiring 500 full-time associates to support one of Sitel Group's largest retail clients – a multi-billion dollar global wholesale leader – and assist its shoppers through the online ordering process.

  • First Building of $100 Million Georgia Cyber Center Opens in Augusta

    July 11, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday attended the opening of The Hull McKnight Building at The Georgia Cyber Center, a first-of-its-kind collaborative cybersecurity center located in Augusta. The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to-date, with the aim of strengthening the state of Georgia’s position as a national leader in cybersecurity.

  • Atlantic Broadband Announces Automatic Internet Speed Increases at No Cost for South Carolina Residential Customers

    July 11, 2018

    Atlantic Broadband, the nation's 9th largest cable operator, announced significant internet speed increases for residents in Aiken, South Carolina and surrounding areas it serves including Graniteville, Jackson, New Ellenton, and Warrenville

  • The Georgia Cyber Center's Hull McKnight Building Opens its Doors Today

    July 10, 2018

    The Georgia Cyber Center, a first of its kind collaborative cybersecurity center located in Augusta will open its doors on Today, with a grand opening ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. The $100 million Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date, strengthening the state of Georgia's position as a national leader in cybersecurity.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards Grant Funding to 132 Organizations

    July 10, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced the recipients of its Partner, Project and Arts Education grants for fiscal year 2019. One hundred and thirty-two organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding.

  • Manus Bio Inc. to Open Manufacturing Facility in Augusta

    July 05, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Manus Bio Inc., a supplier of natural ingredients, will create up to 50 jobs through the acquisition of a manufacturing facility in Richmond County. Newly created jobs include positions in product development, manufacturing and distribution.

  • In Era Of Government Scarcity, Public-Private Partnerships Bridge Community Needs

    July 05, 2018

    Solving problems like poverty, or inequities in housing, education or healthcare, is an expensive undertaking, and the gap between what’s required and what’s actually available, especially from public resource pools, is dramatic and widening.

  • Summer Travel Report: Trending International Destinations in Every State

    July 05, 2018

    A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the top trending international destinations for summer travelers state by state. The data shows twenty-three states favor trips to the United Kingdom, while other states prefer visiting Canada, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all 2018 travel insurance purchases for international trips with June, July or August departures.