Features

  • Georgia Tourism Announces New List of “Georgia’s 100 Plates”

    July 19, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division announced the release of the 2019-2020 Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. The fifth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular nomination-based “Georgia’s 100 Plates” list; a feature on five noteworthy female chefs; a guide to the best places to sample peaches, barbecue, craft beer, international cuisine and Southern dishes; as well as an exceptional selection of the state’s best food and drink festivals.

  • Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Bill to Help Fill Critical Vacancies at Georgia Military Depots

    July 19, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., introduced legislation on Monday to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees.

  • Hurricane Season Is Here: Insights into What Georgia Companies Do Best to Help Those in Need

    July 18, 2019

    Luckily Hurricane Barry’s flooding wasn’t as catastrophic as it might have been, but hurricane season and tropical disturbances are already keeping meteorologists busy as weather forecasters try to prepare us for potential impact, storm damage and flooding.

  • Co-working Office Buildings on the Rise

    July 18, 2019

    Demand for co-working spaces is expected to show continued strong growth over the next few years, as more younger workers favor flexible office space over traditional office settings, according to BBG, a leading commercial real estate due diligence firm.

  • Georgia Chamber to Host Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum

    July 17, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first-ever Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on July 23rd at the University of North Georgia Convocation Center. Following the widely successful annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton, the newly introduced North Georgia Forum focuses on the unique aspects of rural communities in North Georgia and seeks to bring solutions that cultivates prosperity for these portions of our state.

  • Governor Kemp Appoints First State-wide Business Court Judge

    July 16, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Walter W. Davis to serve as the first state-wide business court judge. The Georgia State-wide Business Court was approved by Georgia voters in the November 2018 election and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session.

  • Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

    July 15, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits - a total of $1,207,369,000 - to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for education amounts to more than $21 billion.

  • Swiss Manufacturer to Open Facility, Create 100 Jobs in Bryan Co.

    July 11, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Preci-Dip, a Swiss manufacturer of electronic connector pins, will open its first U.S. production facility in Bryan County. The company will invest a total of $13.6 million in this project, creating 100 new jobs.

  • Masters Rental Tax Bills Stirring Opposition

    July 11, 2019

    Two bills that will be carried over to the 2020 General Assembly have various renters across the state up in arms, but resistance is especially strong at the home of the famed Masters golf tournament: Augusta.

  • Leadership Savannah Class of 2018-2019 Graduates 40

    July 10, 2019

    Recently, Leadership Savannah hosted a graduation ceremony at the Savannah Yacht Club for its 40 members of the 2018-2019 class.

  • Peter Carter: Airline Joint Ventures are Putting Atlanta Front and Center on the Global Stage

    July 10, 2019

    For Georgians, it has never been easier to travel internationally. Take for example, Delta’s non-stop flight between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Seoul, Korea. This flight was made possible by Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which gives travelers convenient access and a seamless experience across the Pacific, with easy connections beyond Seoul to more than 80 additional destinations across Asia.

  • Georgia Southern University Foundations Merge to Enhance Student Success

    July 09, 2019

    The Armstrong Foundation of Georgia Southern University, Inc. has merged with, and into, the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc., effective July 1st. This strategic consolidation of foundation resources will streamline fundraising systems while honoring the integrity of donor requests.

  • Leadership Southeast Georgia Calls For Nominations for 2020 Leadership Training Program

    July 09, 2019

    Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county coastal region, is calling for nominations for the class of 2020.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Monroe/Walton County on August 9th

    July 09, 2019

    Since the beginning of the year 45 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have been working on a project in Monroe/Walton County. They met with community leaders, toured businesses and schools, visited neighborhoods and parks, researched history, and re-imagined the area’s connectivity in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges.

  • Inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala to Recognize Film and Television Professionals September 28th

    July 08, 2019

    Savannah’s calendar of social events gets a glamorous new entry this year with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street.

  • Gulfstream G600 Receives Type Certificate From Federal Aviation Administration

    July 02, 2019

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G600 earned both its type and production certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certifications clear the way for the first G600 deliveries to customers as scheduled this year.

  • Senator David Perdue Addresses Camden Partnership at Kings Bay

    July 02, 2019

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services’ Seapower Subcommittee, joined The Camden Partnership at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base to discuss passage of the U.S. Senate’s annual defense bill, President Trump’s National Defense Strategy, and priorities of the Navy and Marine Corps, including on-time completion of the Columbia-class submarine at Kings Bay.

  • Georgia Chamber Completes A Successful Regional Small Business Series

    July 02, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a six-stop statewide tour throughout the early summer months. The Regional Small Business Series, also known as New Georgia Economy, offered half-day workshops to provide unique insight on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

    July 02, 2019

    U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into law on June 6, 2019.

  • Georgia Power Investing Billions in Georgia’s Energy Future; Requests Funding for Grid Improvements, Storm Restoration, Environmental Programs

    July 01, 2019

    Georgia Power filed a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission to increase customer rates by approximately 7% in 2020 to enable the company to continue making investments in Georgia’s energy future.

  • Shan Cooper and Frank Blake Elected to Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators

    June 28, 2019

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Shan Cooper and Frank Blake have been elected to serve as the newest members of the GHS Board of Curators.

  • Current Signs of the Times in Corporate Responsibility: A Conversation with Coxe Curry's Ann W. Cramer

    June 26, 2019

    The goBeyondProfit team had the privilege to sit with Ann and hear her perspective on trends in Corporate Responsibility. Ann has identified several signs of the time based on the Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019, that are published annually by her friend and colleague Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation.

  • Georgia Southern’s Q1 2019 Economic Monitor Shows Growth Sustained by Tourism, Manufacturing

    June 25, 2019

    Georgia Southern University’s latest Economic Monitor, which analyzes Q1 2019 data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that Savannah's metro economy opened 2019 with notably slower growth compared to previous quarters. Tourism activity lifted the index while electricity sales and port activity slowed during the quarter, which in turn, constrained economic expansion in the region.

  • Allen, Hice Help Secure Ft. Gordon Cyber Instructional Facility Funding

    June 25, 2019

    The budget process has been out of regular order for several years now. Under normal rules, Congress would pass 12 appropriations measures that form the annual budget. These 12 separate spending bills offer a lot of chances for disagreement and possible partisan wrangling. It is much easier to pass much, much larger bills that combine spending into a package – thus, the “omnibus budget.”

  • The Outlook for the U.S. Housing Market Hits its Highest Point in Three Years

    June 25, 2019

    Last year's sales slowdown, combined with the decidedly mixed data through the first half of 2019, certainly suggested that housing had passed its peak in this cycle. But the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics sees more positive, sustainable trends for the housing sector for at least the next year.

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