September 2021 Features

  • Greater Women’s Business Council Announces 2021 TOP Corporations Awards Honorees

    September 29, 2021

    The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) announced its 2021 TOP Corporations of the Year Awards honorees at a virtual ceremony yesterday. GWBC celebrates leading corporations that represent the “best in class” innovators in supplier diversity, inclusion and procurement in its annual GWBC TOP Corporations of the Year Awards.

  • Small Business Optimism Hits Record High, Gaining Momentum From Vaccines & Adapted Pandemic Operations, Survey Shows

    September 29, 2021

    Business owners are feeling optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses amid increasing vaccination rates, and those who report that more than three-quarters of their workforce has been vaccinated are the most positive about their business outlook.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces Class of 2022

    September 28, 2021

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees is proud to announce the 2022 Class of Leadership Georgia, while celebrating its 50th year in 2022.

  • Georgia State Senate Draft of Georgia Congressional Maps Releases

    September 28, 2021

    Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Senator John F. Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate Redistricting and Reapportionment Committee, released a proposed draft of the Georgia Congressional Districts. The proposed maps, thoughtfully drawn in accordance with longstanding principles of redistricting, are being provided to the public for further review and discussion.

  • Georgia Chamber President Chris Clark: Addressing Georgia's Rural Labor Crisis

    September 27, 2021

    It's been one year since the Georgia Chamber resumed safe, in-person events. After COVID riddled our very existence with uncertainty, we were forced to temporarily dispense with those gatherings to preserve the health and well-being of all Georgians.

  • Albany Area Chamber-led Delegation Advocates in DC

    September 24, 2021

    Big issues were on the table this week as business and community leaders led by the Albany Area Chamber met with federal partners as part of the Chamber’s Washington, DC, Fly In, an annual legislative event that advocates for policies, regulations and initiatives that advance the community and economic opportunities and that support Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

  • USG Institutions well Represented in Latest U.S. News Rankings

    September 24, 2021

    Georgia remains one of only three states with at least two institutions in the top 16 public institutions in the nation, with a number of University System of Georgia (USG) institutions appearing in significant categories for the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

  • No Hitting the Brakes on Success for Sangsin Technology America, Winner of Georgia GEAR Award

    September 23, 2021

    For an automotive company whose business is logistics, being in a logistics hub like Georgia is a distinct advantage. So says Yong Yu, CEO of Sangsin Technology America, a Tier 1 supplier and Georgia GEAR Award winner located in Henry County.

  • Georgia Recognizes Clean Energy Week

    September 22, 2021

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20th-24th, as Cliean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with the fifth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).

  • GMSDC to Release Groundbreaking State of Minority Business Studies

    September 21, 2021

    The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council will issue an update to its landmark study – The State of Minority Business – A National Discussion – during the Minority Business Opportunity Week (MBOW) celebration on September 20th – 24th.

  • 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.