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  • Former Commander of NSA Georgia to Lead Georgia Cyber Center

    September 24, 2018

    Col. Eric Toler, former commander of NSA Georgia, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center. He will begin his new position on Oct. 1st. In his new role, Col. Toler will work with Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Technology Authority executive stakeholders to define and execute the overall strategy, vision, mission and goals for the center’s programs and partnerships.

  • Georgia Ports Plan 8 Million TEU Capacity by 2028

    September 21, 2018

    At the Savannah State of the Port event, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked Governor Deal for his leadership and detailed GPA's 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity of the nation's fastest growing and single largest container terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers to 8 million.

  • Georgia Named Top State for Business for Fifth Consecutive Year

    September 21, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication. Deal was joined by Area Development publisher and president Dennis J. Shea to make the announcement at the 2018 State of the Ports Address in Savannah.

  • The Neighborhood at Starland Village to Host ThriveCEO Wednesday, September 26th

    September 20, 2018

    The Neighborhood at Starland Village, a planned collection of coworking offices offering business resources in Starland District, is pleased to announce it will host ThriveCEO, a collaborative business and entrepreneurial event on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

  • Georgia's Graduation Rate Rises to All-Time High

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2018, rising to 81.6 percent from 80.6 percent in 2017. This is an all-time high for Georgia’s graduation rate since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Seventy-four Georgia school districts recorded 2018 graduation rates at or above 90 percent.

  • Georgia Labor Market Sets Records in August

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, said Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time in 11 years.

  • Savannah Chamber Announces Selectees for 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class

    September 19, 2018

    The Savannah Area Chamber Leadership Savannah selections committee has chosen 41 current and potential leaders in the community to make up its 2018-2019 class. These professionals are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations. Leadership Savannah strives to select candidates who reflect the diversity of Savannah’s economy.

  • John Schuerholz and Frank Blake Named 2019 Georgia Trustees

    September 19, 2018

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Frank Blake, retired Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, and John Schuerholz, Vice-chairman emeritus of the Atlanta Braves, will be inducted as the newest Georgia Trustees on February 16th, 2019, at the Trustees Gala in Savannah. It is the highest honor the State of Georgia can confer.

  • Georgia Ports Approves $92M Rail Expansion

    September 18, 2018

    The Georgia Ports Authority moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers in August, an 8 percent increase over August 2017. In addition, the GPA handled 86,200 intermodal TEUs, a 33 percent jump.

  • John McNair Named President & CEO of Community Bankers Association of Georgia

    September 18, 2018

    The Community Bankers Association of Georgia announced that John McNair, executive vice president of member relations at the Independent Community Bankers of America in Washington, D.C., was named CBA president and CEO.

  • Amazon Storefronts: Over a Million Products From Nearly 20,000 U.S. Small Businesses From All 50 States

    September 18, 2018

    Amazon opens “Amazon Storefronts,” a new store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon.

  • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Names Cecilia Russo Turner as Entrepreneur of the Year

    September 17, 2018

    Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing received the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual business awards banquet on September 13.

  • GeorgiaForward Forum Focuses on Engaging Georgia's Next Generation of Leaders

    September 17, 2018

    Are you ready for a different kind of leadership conference to help chart Georgia’s future? Make plans now to attend the 2018 GeorgiaForward Forum.

  • Governor Deal Announces New Supreme Court & Appeals Court Appointments

    September 17, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of the Honorable Charlie Bethel as a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Bethel will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice P. Harris Hines. Deal also announced the appointment of the Honorable Christian A. Coomer to the Court of Appeals of Georgia to fill the vacancy created by Bethel’s appointment.

  • Georgia Chamber Named State Chamber of the Year

    September 14, 2018

    The Council of State Chambers, named the Georgia Chamber of Commerce the 2018 State Chamber of Year at its annual award ceremony held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces the Launch of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition

    September 13, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, a statewide advocacy group focused on ensuring the long-term viability and success of Georgia’s screen entertainment industry.

  • Savannah Philharmonic Unveils Theme for 2018 Picnic in the Park

    September 12, 2018

    The Savannah Philharmonic, along with the City of Savannah and presenting sponsor Enmarket, will present the annual Picnic in the Park, a night of fantastic music and free family fun for the entire community. Set in historic Forsyth Park, the event is slated for 3 – 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

  • University System of Georgia Announces Creation of Georgia FinTech Academy

    September 12, 2018

    Chancellor Steve Wrigley and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced the formation of the Georgia FinTech Academy. The academy is a statewide initiative to create a talent pipeline for Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology (fintech) business sector.

  • Attorney General Pledges to Work Toward Health Care Options That Protect Georgians’ Interests

    September 12, 2018

    As Attorney General, I am committed to upholding the rule of law with each decision I make in order to protect the basic principles upon which our nation is founded. It is in keeping with this commitment that I have joined a multi-state coalition challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a terribly flawed law that has left Georgians with skyrocketing insurance premiums and dwindling access to health care.

  • Delta Flew a Record Number of Customers This Summer. Here's How.

    September 10, 2018

    Saying this summer was a busy one would be a significant understatement. No matter how you slice the data — number of customers carried, flights flown, destinations served, irregular operation days handled — there were records made and broken during the all-important period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • United Way of the Coastal Empire Sets the Bar at $8M+ 2018 Fundraising Effort

    September 07, 2018

    United Way of the Coastal Empire sets its community campaign goal for 2018 at $8,133,333. The organization announced the goal Thursday afternoon in a kick-off event at the Savannah Civic Center.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2018 Award Winners

    September 06, 2018

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees is pleased to announce recipients of three coveted awards to be presented at this year’s annual gala. Leadership Georgia’s Annual Gala and Awards Presentation has become a signature event for honoring and celebrating the outstanding accomplishments and contributions that have been made by alumni and others to Leadership Georgia, our communities and the state as a whole

  • Student Entrepreneurship Continues with the Georgia InVenture Prize

    September 05, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced the Georgia InVenture Prize, which is open to students attending public and private colleges across the state. The contest aims to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up creation.

  • Georgia Power Updates Ash Pond Closure Plans for Plants Branch & Bowen

    September 04, 2018

    Georgia Power announced updated, site-specific closure plans for ash ponds at Plants Branch and Bowen as part of its efforts to safely and permanently close 29 ash ponds at 11 current and former coal-fired power plants across the state.

  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Establish Partnership

    August 30, 2018

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of their strategic partnership as their newest initiative to promote inclusive economic growth and development.

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