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  • Congressman Tom Graves Introduces Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

    June 20, 2019

    Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) is concerned about criminal hackers in cyberspace. The Republican Congressman from Ranger, GA teamed with Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-05), to introduce a bipartisan bill that gives American businesses and consumers more tools to defend themselves online.

  • GMA Convention Guest Speakers Share Unique Roads to Success

    June 18, 2019

    The GMA 2019 Annual Convention themed: “Cities United: Lead to Succeed.” will take place this week at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

  • Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment

    June 18, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.

  • Georgia Small Business Leaders Profit from Speakers' Expertise/Experience at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event

    June 17, 2019

    This past Wednesday nearly two hundred small business leaders from across Georgia had the opportunity to benefit from attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Series” held in Atlanta: a notable list of fifteen, experienced peers and experts in the small business market segment shared practical advice, anecdotal narratives, and statistical information to help inspire owners, who might want to incorporate them in their business models and plans.

  • Governor Kemp Makes Historic Appointment for Insurance Commissioner

    June 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp made history by appointing Doraville Police Chief and Brigadier General John King to serve as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner and Safety Fire Commissioner. King is the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

  • Freight and Logistics Commission will Look at All Options

    June 12, 2019

    Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Georgia agree that logistics and moving freight across the state will be a key issue when they meet under the Gold Dome again in January 2020. To prepare for those discussions, a Joint Commission of the state House and Senate has been appointed to study and consider different options.

  • Keep Augusta Beautiful Meets With Neighborhoods to Share Mission and Discuss Recycling Right

    June 07, 2019

    Keep Augusta Beautiful wants to get to know you! Over the last several months, the organization tasked with improving Augusta’s awareness around litter prevention and recycling, and beautification has been meeting with local organizations to share their mission and learn about Augusta’s neighborhoods.

  • Augusta Metro Chamber Member Town Hall Presents ‘Weighing in on Change’ June 10th

    June 07, 2019

    The Augusta region landscape is changing and you know what they say: either change manages you or you manage change. Join the Augusta Metro Chamber for a Member Town Hall on Monday, June 10th and explore the trends that are shaping our future.

  • Matt Arthur: Improve Horizons for Millions of Georgians Outside Metro Atlanta

    June 07, 2019

    Metro Atlanta continues to be the hub of economic activity in Georgia and the Southeast, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta has had a 43% growth in jobs since 1991, more than 20 percentage points higher than the national average. It has the fourth fastest population growth in the nation—nearly six million people live in the metro region.

  • Columbia County Chamber Names 2019 Business Woman of the Year

    June 06, 2019

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce named Amanda Clements Drake the 2019 Business Woman of the Year at its June 5 Executive Luncheon, presented by Augusta University. Awarded for the ninth time, the Business Woman of the Year award is given annually to recognize a woman in the workplace for her hard work, dedication, and passion both professionally and personally.

  • Small Business Hiring and Wage Growth Hold Steady in May

    June 06, 2019

    The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for May shows job and wage growth were essentially unchanged from the previous month. The national jobs index stands at 98.76 and has been relatively stable throughout 2019. Hourly earnings have increased 2.53 percent ($0.67) over the past 12 months, remaining slightly ahead of the 2018 average growth rate (2.49 percent).

  • Georgia Chamber Partners With U.S. Chamber To Host Small Business Series June 12th

    June 05, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be partnering to host the Small Business Series on June 12, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Fine Art and Events in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Power Customers to See Credit on June Bills

    June 05, 2019

    The second of three credits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be applied directly to Georgia Power customers’ bills in June. These credits are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power’s federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%.

  • American Airlines Announces Daily Direct Service to Ronald Reagan International Airport from AGS

    June 04, 2019

    Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is thrilled to announce the resumption of daily direct, non-stop, service to the Ronald Regan International Airport (DCA) beginning January 7th, 2020. The community can begin booking these flights as early as today.

  • Congress Passes Disaster Relief Bill

    June 04, 2019

    Help is on the way. Nearly nine months after farmers in South Georgia were devastated by Hurricane Michael, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill Monday, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. The legislation was approved 354-58 by Congress.

  • 10 Most Expensive Places to Retire in the U.S.

    June 04, 2019

    Retirement might be a financial struggle for many retirees, but there is a segment for whom money is not a problem. To help those who like to dream big, Topretirements.com has developed a list of the 10 most luxurious places to retire. Communities where the hardest task is to choose whether it will be the beach club, marina, golf course, or take the plane out for a flight.

  • Augusta Metro Chamber Announces 2019 “Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch”

    June 03, 2019

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Augusta Magazine, is pleased to announce the 2019 “Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch.” After a competitive nomination process, these 10 rising business professionals have emerged as this year’s most promising young talent to watch over the next 10 years.

  • Conservative Writer Talks Free Speech at Georgia Public Policy Foundation

    June 03, 2019

    The Georgia Public Policy Foundation hosted longtime National Review writer and free speech expert David French last week. Besides being his writing duties, French is a veteran of the Iraq War and has spent much of his career as an attorney fighting for free speech rights.

  • Small Businesses Gain Big Wins from Community Involvement

    May 31, 2019

    Strapped and under-resourced small businesses might have the very most to gain from community involvement. Authentic outreach can be a powerful way to expand the company’s relationship network, raise business awareness and build loyalty among customers and employees. goBeyondProfit’s Corporate Generosity Research Report cites that 71 percent of Georgia’s employed adults prefer to buy products from companies who are generous to the community.

  • 2021 MLB All-Star Game Awarded to Atlanta & SunTrust Park

    May 31, 2019

    Major League Baseball announced Atlanta as host to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. The annual matchup between the American League and National League’s top athletes will be played at SunTrust Park. This marks the third time Atlanta welcomes the Midsummer Classic, the first since 2000.

  • Invesco to Expand Atlanta Global HQ with 500 Jobs and $70M Investment

    May 31, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that Invesco, one of the world’s leading investment managers, plans to significantly expand its global headquarters in Atlanta, adding 500 jobs and investing $70 million as part of a major expansion of its business.

  • Top 10 in 10 Awards and Georgians First Commission Keynote at Member Economic Luncheon June 20th

    May 30, 2019

    The Augusta Metro Chamber Member Economic Luncheon honoring the 2019 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch and featuring keynote Scott Hilton with the Georgians First Commission will be held on Thursday, June 20, 11:30 am at the Augusta Marriott.

  • Georgia Public Policy Foundation Releases Study on Healthcare Waivers for Georgia

    May 30, 2019

    The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has long advocated for market-oriented solutions to Georgia’s healthcare challenges. As one way of accomplishing this goal, the Foundation supports the use of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Georgia General Assembly has authorized Gov. Brian Kemp to use this tool to pursue more flexibility in how Georgia administers certain aspects of the ACA.

  • Reynolds Lake Oconee to Host Second Annual Reynolds Cup, October 1st-3rd

    May 30, 2019

    The second annual Reynolds Cup presented by National Car Rental, a golf tournament for leaders in business who thrive on the competition and camaraderie that are the spirit of the game, is set for Oct. 1-3 at Reynolds Lake Oconee, the award-winning golf community and destination resort between Atlanta and Augusta.

  • Proposed Legislation Designed to Help Americans Prepare for Retirement

    May 29, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut Tuesday and re-introduced bipartisan legislation that he says will help Americans ensure they do not outlive their retirement savings.

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