July 2022 Features

  • Georgia Lottery Reaches Milestone $25B Generated for Education in Georgia

    July 29, 2022

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is excited to announce the Georgia Lottery Corp. has raised $25 billion for education in the State of Georgia since its inception in 1993. These funds have allowed thousands of Georgians to receive essential early learning and provided the opportunity for higher education through the HOPE Scholarship.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Integrating Purpose into Every Day Business

    July 29, 2022

    Why would any company revisit a purpose statement in the middle of a tumultuous time? That’s exactly what UPS executives decided to do when they refreshed a decades’ old purpose statement and operationalized it globally to come out stronger than ever. At a goBeyondProfit CEO Forum we learned from UPS’ Kevin Warren the how, why and day-to-day benefits any company could realize from a purpose refresh.

  • Alex Shalishali to Succeed Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee

    July 27, 2022

    During yesterday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners officially welcomed new County Attorney, Alex Shalishali, to the team. The new attorney succeeds long-time Dougherty County Attorney, Spencer Lee, who recently retired after nearly 45 years of service to Dougherty County.

  • Port of Savannah Stays on Pace at Nearly 5.8M TEUs in FY2022

    July 27, 2022

    Fiscal Year 2022 was another record-breaker for the Georgia Ports Authority, with container volumes growing 8 percent for a total of 5.76 million twenty-foot equivalent container units.

  • Congressman Bishop Announces Over $3 Million in Funding for Three Local Technical Colleges

    July 22, 2022

    Congressman Sanford Bishop is pleased to announce the selection of three district institutions to receive grant funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund totaling $3,048,137. These funds have been allocated to the South Georgia Technical College, Albany Technical College, and Columbus Technical College, and will go toward specialized training and education, supporting enrollment efforts, and student financial aid.

  • Georgia Power's Transformational Plan for State's Energy Future Approved

    July 22, 2022

    The Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power's 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which sets forth a proactive, innovative and transformational roadmap for how Georgia Power will continue to meet the energy needs of customers, local communities and the State of Georgia for future generations.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Scaling Compassion in a Franchise Model

    July 22, 2022

    At a goBeyondProfit CEO Forum Inspire CEO, Paul Brown, spoke candidly about the balance of leading a massive franchise organize with central clarity, while remaining caring and nimble in the face of marketplace uncertainty.

  • Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dips Below 3% & Job Numbers Reach a New High

    July 21, 2022

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia’s June unemployment rate hit an all-time low of 2.9 percent while Georgia's number of jobs continued to climb to an all-time high of 4,801,800.

  • HCI Equity Partners Announces Sale of SouthernAg Carriers

    July 20, 2022

    HCI Equity Partners, a leading lower middle-market private equity firm, today announced the sale of SouthernAg Carriers, Inc. on July 8th.

  • Georgia Emerges as Hub for Sustainability

    July 20, 2022

    Companies looking to lower emissions and reduce carbon footprint for themselves and their customers have invested over $11.5 billion in Georgia since 2018. The state’s competitive advantages, combined with its responsiveness to rapidly evolving business needs, have attracted a range of manufacturers, recyclers, and innovators who are leading the way to a greener, cleaner, more sustainable future.

  • Boards are Electing Independent Board Chairs, Experimenting with Committee Structures, & Holding More Meetings

    July 20, 2022

    A new report from The Conference Board reveals that boards are increasingly electing independent board chairs. These changes are not being driven by an overriding wave of shareholder sentiment, but rather by internal governance and business reasons, including an increase in the level and scope of responsibilities of US corporate boards.

  • Georgia Rural Economic Development Strategy Yields Major Success

    July 19, 2022

    Governor Brian P. Kemp's rural economic development strategy is yielding major results for hardworking Georgians in communities all across the Peach State.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Reimagining Talent that May Already Lie Within Your Organization

    July 15, 2022

    In order to help business leaders navigate this tight labor market, goBeyondProfit sat down with Valarie Mackey, the CEO of WrightNow Solutions to explore a generosity-mindset or a reimagination if you will, that might help executives discover the talent they need in unexpected places.

  • Small Business Hiring & Wage Growth Strength Continues; Growth Rates Moderate Slightly

    July 15, 2022

    Small businesses continued to add jobs in June and worker wages continued to grow at a strong rate, but the pace of growth moderated slightly from previous month. These insights are according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.

  • CTSI Moves into a New Era in IT Support Services

    July 13, 2022

    ComNet Technical Solution, Inc. is excited to announce the sale of our Small Business Managed Services Division. The new ownership, operating under the name of CTSI Outsourcing, will guide business needs for managed technology services and solutions into the future for Small Businesses and Municipalities .

  • Solid Job Growth Continues Amid a Slowing Economy

    July 13, 2022

    The labor market continues to be strong, with 372,000 jobs added in June 2022, after a downwardly revised increase of 384,000 jobs in May. Despite gathering economic headwinds, there is still no clear indication that the labor market is cooling.

  • Unified Georgia Presence Stands Out at IPW 2022

    July 12, 2022

    Earlier this month, Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and three state tourism partners co-exhibited at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2022 in Orlando.

  • Phoebe & Albany Technical College Announce Plans for New Living & Learning Community

    July 11, 2022

    Phoebe and Albany Technical College are planning a transformative project that will breathe new life into the former Albany High School building on North Jefferson St. and dramatically expand the pipeline of new nurse graduates in the region.

  • High-Tech Industry Flourishes in Georgia’s High-Talent Environment

    July 11, 2022

    The “Tech Capital of the South,” Georgia taps its diverse resources and strategic investments to bolster the wide-ranging tech industry statewide. Companies at home and abroad have taken notice of the state’s support for companies and startups through its embrace of talent development and an innovative partnership approach to doing business.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Specific Generosity-based Approaches for the “Great Resignation”

    July 08, 2022

    In order to help business leaders navigate this tight labor market, goBeyondProfit sat down with Valarie Mackey, the CEO of WrightNow Solutions to explore a generosity-mindset or a reimagination if you will, that might help executives discover the talent they need in unexpected places.

  • 300-Person Belgian Trade Visit Strengthens Collaboration, Highlights Business Opportunities in Georgia

    July 07, 2022

    Georgia leaders recognize that personal relationships are key to developing strong global partnerships. In-person connections like those made during international trade visits are invaluable for creating strong ties that lead to further collaboration and investment in the state.

  • Rural Development Institute Focused on Enhancing Rural Prosperity in Georgia

    July 06, 2022

    Valdosta State University’s Center for South Georgia Regional Impact recently kicked off its inaugural Rural Development Institute with a three-day Summit designed to help communities across Georgia develop an action plan for rural prosperity.

  • Georgia’s Extensive Logistics Network Speeds Goods to Market

    July 06, 2022

    In today’s fast-paced business environment, company success depends on delivering goods quickly, efficiently, and affordably. In Georgia, an unparalleled infrastructure seamlessly connecting air, ports, rail and roads is the catalyst for advanced manufacturers and others competing in the global marketplace.

  • Less than Half of CEOs Are Back to the Office Full-Time; CEO Economic Outlook Plummets

    July 06, 2022

    Less than half of mid-market CEOs have returned to the office full-time and about a quarter plan to work a hybrid schedule indefinitely, according to the latest CEO survey from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

  • AT&T Invests Nearly $5 Billion in Georgia

    July 05, 2022

    In Georgia, AT&T has invested nearly $5.0 billion in wireless and wireline networks from 2019-2021. Cities and communities throughout Georgia are impacted by this investment as they are committed to keeping you connected.