March 2019 Features

  • Leadership Augusta Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Class

    March 29, 2019

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Leadership Augusta Adult Class. Each year, Leadership Augusta presents a challenging program that exposes the class to various issues within the city with a goal to groom the community’s next great leaders.

  • Mayor’s Masters Reception to Honor Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young

    March 28, 2019

    Former Mayor Bob Young is this year’s honoree at the annual Mayors Masters Reception; twenty years after he created the original committee to bring this community-centered event to the residents of Augusta and golf patrons from across the world.

  • Healthcare Plan Headed to Governor’s Desk for Signature

    March 28, 2019

    State Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans) stood in the well Monday afternoon and urged House members to support SB 106, the Governor’s “Patients First Act.” “This is a big-picture debate. Health care is complicated,” said Lott, one of Governor Brian Kemp’s floor leaders in the House. “It’s complex. But voting for SB 106 is the start of moving the ball forward in Georgia. This is the first part. It’s the first piece of the pie. If this bill fails it won’t change the fact that healthcare is one of the Governor’s top priorities.”

  • Tax Prep Software and FinTech Company TaxSlayer Opens New Innovation and Technology Campus

    March 27, 2019

    TaxSlayer, a leading online and professional tax and financial company, is embracing technology and innovation by opening a new, state-of-the-art campus in downtown Augusta, Georgia. The company purchased a 100-year old building in the city's historic Broad Street district and, after months of intense renovations, successfully transformed the interior into a modern workspace inspired by Silicon Valley.

  • Georgia Power, DOE Finalize $1.67B Loan Guarantee for New Vogtle Units

    March 25, 2019

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers and hundreds of workers and special guests at the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, to announce the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for the new Vogtle units.

  • March Third Thursday Business Builder, SRS Projects & Contracting March 21st

    March 20, 2019

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) has over 310 square-miles of facility and $200 million spent annually in local procurements. With multiple services and functions needed, SRS offers numerous opportunities to maintain and fulfill the mission of the site. Join the Augusta Metro Chamber and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for Third Thursday Business Builder on March 21 at Sizemore Inc. State of the Art Training Room (2003 Gordon Highway).

  • Georgia’s 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS Named

    March 19, 2019

    Governor Brian. P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to recognize Georgia’s 2019 “Small Business ROCK STARS” at an annual luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium today. Four Georgia-based companies were recognized for being outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses.

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • Dean Sam Pardue: Making Georgia and CAES No. 1 in Agriculture

    March 15, 2019

    As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.

  • goBeyondProfit: Practical Tips for Starting Your Company's Community Outreach

    March 14, 2019

    Frequently, business leaders reach out to the goBeyondProfit team asking for practical advice about how to begin or get better at this giving back journey we are all attempting. Georgia business leaders understand that charitable outreach offers vital benefits to the community and their business, but what are the basics to getting it right?

  • Georgia Sets New Trade Record

    March 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that Georgia’s 2018 international trade numbers set a new record with exports surpassing $40.5 billion - a 9% increase over 2017. Total trade between Georgia and the world spanned 223 countries and territories, reaching a new high at $139.3 billion.

  • “Swiping Right on Augusta's Investment Attraction and Development” at Augusta Metro Chamber Member Economic Luncheon March 14th

    March 12, 2019

    With 17 newcomers moving into the region each day, it’s clear a lot is happening in the Augusta Region. With growth comes more growth, and our area is continuing to develop the vital areas of interest to attract quality investment and development to match and promote progress. The Augusta Metro Chamber is pleased to host guests from Augusta Housing & Community Development and Columbia Ventures at the March Member Economic Luncheon

  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to Host Inaugural Career & College Expo on Tuesday

    March 11, 2019

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Columbia County School District, will host the inaugural Columbia County Career and College Expo on Tuesday, March 12th at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown.

  • Georgia Road Maps Designed though Vinson Institute Partnership with GDOT

    March 08, 2019

    Motorists exploring Georgia’s travel treasures can unfold a colorful copy of the Official Highway and Transportation Map to find the easiest way to reach their exciting destinations.

  • Hootie & The Blowfish to Headline at SRP Park During Masters Week

    March 07, 2019

    Turner Sports and Endeavor are partnering to present Augusta at Night presented by Capital One®, a new music, food and golf experience taking place Friday, April 12th at SRP Park in North Augusta, South Carolina, celebrating the first golf major of the season.

  • Economist Finds Property Values Rise In Georgia’s Historic Districts

    March 07, 2019

    Values for single-family residential properties in the National Register and local historic districts in Georgia rose 13-14 percent and 7 percent before they were designated historic properties, according to research by Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces The New Georgia Economy Series

    March 07, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the beginning of its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series. In partnership with local Chambers, the Georgia Chamber will offer half-day workshops to provide unique insights on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • Rep. Tanner Unveils 2019 House Transit Proposal

    March 06, 2019

    The 2019 House Transit plan released late last week is designed to “allow the state to remain economically competitive and prosperous for Georgians, regardless of where they live,” according to State Representative Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville).

  • AG Chris Carr Kicks Off the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

    March 05, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state.

  • North Augusta Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Meeting

    March 04, 2019

    The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce presented their 68th Annual Meeting & Banquet: Mission Possible on March 1st at the Crowne Plaza North Augusta. The Chamber’s premier event saw a sold-out crowd of more than 320 attendees.

  • New Upscale Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in North Augusta

    March 01, 2019

    NorthPointe Hospitality Management announces the opening of the new Crowne Plaza North Augusta, located in the $200-million Riverside Village development, along the banks of the Savannah River.