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  • AT&T Names Venessa Harrison President-Georgia

    November 16, 2018

    Venessa Harrison has been named new state president for AT&T in Georgia. With over three decades of experience with AT&T and its predecessor companies, Harrison comes to Georgia after serving as AT&T-North Carolina’s state president since 2013. She succeeds Bill Leahy, who recently announced his retirement after a nearly-four decade career with AT&T.

  • Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

    November 14, 2018

    Amazon announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington.

  • Corporate Travel Pros Rank Delta No. 1 in Business Travel News Airline Survey for 8th Straight Year

    November 13, 2018

    For a record eighth consecutive year, the corporate travel community has ranked Delta No. 1 among U.S. airlines in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey.

  • Sen. Isakson: Significant Victories for Veterans

    November 12, 2018

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered remarks on the Senate floor on October 11th highlighting the Senate’s significant bipartisan victories on behalf of our nation’s veterans and to honor our veterans ahead of Veterans Day.

  • Small Business Optimism Reaches Post-Recession High Amid Continued Growth and Strong Economic Conditions

    November 12, 2018

    Continued growth and a strong economy have small business optimism reaching post-recession highs, particularly among male business owners, according to Capital One's latest Small Business Growth Index, a biannual survey of 500 small business owners gauging sentiment related to the economy, business conditions and plans for growth.

  • Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Recognized as Top Zone in U.S. for Second Consecutive Year

    November 11, 2018

    Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone announced that it was awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” by Site Selection magazine for the second consecutive year. GFTZ, which is consistently increasing its client base, was chosen for this recognition following a confidential global survey of more than 1,000 supply chain executives and site selection consultants.

  • Critical Care Intensivist Named Phoebe Physician of the Year

    November 08, 2018

    Enrique Lopez, MD, was honored Tuesday night as the 2018 Phoebe Physician of the year. Dr. Lopez came to Phoebe in August 2016 as a Critical Care Intensivist to help implement a new best practice model of care in Phoebe’s Critical Care Units.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to All-Time High

    November 08, 2018

    Fall 2018 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 26 colleges and universities totaled 328,712 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,509 more students) over the previous year. This fall’s enrollment continues a five-year trend of modest increases in student enrollment in the USG.

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces List of State's 10 'Places in Peril'

    November 08, 2018

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2019 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

  • Georgia’s Top Food Product Contest Ready for another Year of Delicious Food and Friendly Competition

    November 07, 2018

    From pimiento cheese to prosciutto, Georgians take their food seriously. And they make some seriously good food. Each year the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest highlights the state's burgeoning Georgia-made food industry and helps separate the great products from the good ones.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia’s Business Climate No. 1 for Sixth Straight Year

    November 06, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.

  • SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week November 5th-9th

    November 05, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Georgia Chamber SMART Plan

    November 02, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, launched the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan, a new comprehensive health program that offers rate stability and potential savings for groups with 2 to 50 eligible employees.

  • Will Bentley Named President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council

    October 31, 2018

    GAC is pleased to announce that Will Bentley has agreed to become the President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council effective November 1st.

  • Corporate Giving Increased for a Third Consecutive Year, Up 15% Since 2015

    October 31, 2018

    In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social investment, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2018 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world.

  • South Georgia Chapter PRSA: Creating a Strategic Plan That Brings Success Ocotber 30th

    October 25, 2018

    While most companies and organizations have a written strategic plan, often those plans are sitting on a shelf gathering dust. SMART Strategic Planning + Strategies for a Successful Outcome is the topic of the Oct. 30th meeting of the South Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

  • Phoebe Improves Patient Safety, Expands Quality Website

    October 23, 2018

    Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s commitment to patient safety and continuous quality improvement paid off with substantial across-the-board advancements in the hospital’s Patient Safety Index during Fiscal Year 2018. The overall index improved by 23.75%, with marked improvement in each of the six safety metrics.

  • Governor Deal to Call for Special Legislative Session Due to Hurricane Michael

    October 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, November 13th.

  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

  • Georgia Department of Insurance to Host Catastrophe Claims Village in Albany

    October 17, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Insurance will host a Catastrophe Claims Village in Albany, Georgia Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19. The purpose of the event will be to assist area residents with their insurance questions and claims resulting from Hurricane Michael.

  • Plant Scherer Transforms into NASA for First Man, featuring Ryan Gosling

    October 17, 2018

    Hollywood and Georgia Power collide for the creation of an Oscar-contending film from Universal Pictures. The film, First Man, based on the book by James Hansen, is a biopic of Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Aflac: Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

    October 17, 2018

    After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have health care financial concerns.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

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