• Governor Kemp & goBeyondProfit Celebrate First-Ever Business Generosity Week

    September 17, 2021

    Today, Governor Brian Kemp will proclaim the first-ever “Business Generosity Week” in Georgia for goBeyondProfit, its members, and other business leaders who have played a pivotal role in supporting the community through recent years. As the needs of Georgia communities increased, Georgia business stepped in to provide vital services, materials and funding, adapting business models to care for people, fellow businesses and communities.

  • Andrew Truett Cathy Named Third Chief Executive Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

    September 17, 2021

    Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced that Andrew Truett Cathy will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 1, 2021. Andrew, 43, will succeed his father Dan T. Cathy, 68, who has served as CEO since 2013. Following the CEO transition, Dan will remain Chairman of the Board.

  • Albany State University Contributes $181.9M to Southwest Georgia’s Economy

    September 16, 2021

    Albany State University (ASU) continues to be an important contributor to Southwest Georgia’s regional economy. An annual economic impact study shows that in fiscal year 2020 ASU contributed $181.9 million to the local economy, supported 2,328 jobs, and businesses in eight local counties where its students, faculty and staff live, work, and shop

  • Health Connect South Collaborative Agenda Addresses Contemporaneous and Future Health Advancement

    September 16, 2021

    The 8th Annual Health Connect South gathering, a virtual collaboration conference scheduled for September 23rd, features a day-long agenda of informative panels composed of several dozen experts and leaders, who serve the health community.

  • HOPE Scholarship Has Helped More Than 2 Million Georgians

    September 16, 2021

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program has helped more than 2 million Georgia students pursue postsecondary education in Georgia.

  • Georgia Power Names Audrey King Vice President of South Region

    September 15, 2021

    Georgia Power's Board of Directors has elected Audrey King as vice president for the company's South Region, effective immediately. In this role, she will lead external activities for customers in a 62-county area. In addition, she will provide leadership and support for power delivery, customer service, sales and community and economic development efforts in the region.

  • Often Divided Americans Unite Behind Small Business - Aflac Survey Finds

    September 15, 2021

    The Covid-19 pandemic and its impact, political debates and social unrest in 2020 threatened to divide our nation. But despite societal tensions and the burdens of sickness, a shaken economy and personnel shortage, people came together and agreed on one thing: their support and commitment to small businesses.

  • New Report Shows Georgia Small Businesses Recovering from Pandemic

    September 14, 2021

    A new report shows many Georgia small businesses are recovering from the economic impact of the pandemic, but many still see challenges, including declining demand and cash flow issues. These and other findings are part of Facebook’s latest “Global State of Small Business Report,” released during National Small Business Week this week.

  • Intuit to Acquire Georgia-Based Mailchimp

    September 14, 2021

    Intuit, the global technology platform that makes TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Mailchimp, a world-class, global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses.

  • Georgia Power Highlights Conservation Efforts for Environmental Awareness Month this September

    September 13, 2021

    In honor of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its conservation efforts around the state with special focus areas each week. Every September, environmental organizations come together in recognition of Environmental Awareness Month, with a goal to raise awareness about environmental issues such as conservation.

  • Georgia Advanced Technology Development Center Announces its Startup Graduating Class

    September 10, 2021

    The Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia’s technology incubator, announced today that 10 startups will graduate from the program’s top-tier Signature portfolio. The 2021 class marks four significant milestones for Georgia Tech’s ATDC. The 10 startups constitute the largest graduating class in ATDC’s 41-year history. They also bring the total number of graduating startups to more than 200 companies.

  • Georgia’s Banks Turn in Solid Second Quarter

    September 09, 2021

    The 156 FDIC-insured banks headquartered in Georgia through June 30th reported strong second quarter performance.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: Understanding Georgia's Labor Shortage Crisis

    September 07, 2021

    It's no secret. Our nation is facing a labor shortage crisis unlike anything we have ever seen. COVID-19 has shifted the way we approach our jobs and how we prioritize our lives. Just this week, Commissioner Mark Butler shared that despite a 300% increase in those who gained employment in July over June of this year, businesses are still struggling to find workers.

  • Georgia’s Recovery Outpaces U.S. But Is Not Immune to Global Supply Chain Disruptions

    September 07, 2021

    Georgia’s recovery from the 2020 pandemic shutdown remains ahead of the nation’s, but further disruptions of the global supply chain could be felt from the port of Savannah to the boardrooms of Atlanta, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • Georgia to be Among First States to Add Driver's Licenses, IDs to iPhones

    September 02, 2021

    Apple today announced that it is working with several states across the country, which will roll out the ability for their residents to seamlessly and securely add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch.

  • Phoebe to Host COVID Vaccine Mobile Clinic at Albany Civic Center

    September 01, 2021

    Both of Phoebe’s Mobile Wellness Clinics will be onsite at the Albany Civic Center this Friday to administer COVID-19 vaccines to state workers – and any others in the community -- who have not yet been vaccinated.

  • Gov. Kemp Suspends Restrictions on Hours of Service, Truck Weight

    September 01, 2021

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended enforcement of federal limits on hours of service for commercial vehicle operators in Georgia. He also loosened weight restrictions for trucks on Georgia highways.

  • Small Business Job Growth Continues to Accelerate in August

    September 01, 2021

    National job growth continued to rise significantly in August, according to aggregated payroll data of approximately 350,000 clients provided by Paychex. The data released in the latest report of the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows the Small Business Jobs Index gained 0.45 percent in August.

  • Phoebe Employees Offer Helping Hands to Assist with COVID-19 Response

    August 30, 2021

    The phone calls seemed ceaseless. On a recent Sunday in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Phoebe’s main hospital, Meredith Holland answered call after call, so the nurses wouldn’t have to. She calmed family members of critically ill COVID-19 patients, inquiring about their loved ones’ conditions.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Named Most Efficient Airport for 18th Consecutive Year

    August 30, 2021

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), for the 18th consecutive year, has been recognized as the most efficient airport in the world as determined by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS).

  • Albany Sees a Drop in Unemployment Rate & Increase in Employed in July

    August 27, 2021

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Albany saw a significant decrease in the unemployment rate over the month as the number of employed rose over 600 in July.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2020-21 Award Recipients

    August 27, 2021

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees today announced the recipients of the organization’s most prestigious awards, presented to Georgians who exemplify the principles of Leadership Georgia and whose impact through leadership and stewardship has helped shaped communities and the state.

  • Improving the Lives of Georgia’s Children and Youth: What’s Next

    August 27, 2021

    Over the past year, GMA has brought you stories of how cities, organizations and individuals are finding ways to support and engage young people in their communities. We’ve also spotlighted issues that affect children and youth – literacy, early childhood development, quality after school care and socio-economic and mental health issues – and how cities are tackling those challenges.

  • Nominations Open for the Albany Area Chamber Business Awards

    August 26, 2021

    The Albany Area Chamber Business Awards celebrates businesses and organizations in the region, recognizing those that have demonstrated a unique vision, innovation and best business practices.

  • Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Announces 2021 Cohort of the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

    August 26, 2021

    The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN) announced the four communities selected for its 2021 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (GA Smart), which allows localities across the state to apply for research assistance that empowers them to envision, explore, and plan for a “smart” future.