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  • Atlanta Tech Village Brings Thousands of Jobs to Atlanta

    January 18, 2017

    Atlanta Tech Village, the Southeast’s largest co-working and office environment for emerging technology companies and tech startups, looks toward the year ahead by celebrating its accomplishments and that of the villagers it supported in 2016. Four years in, the Village is a thriving hub for collaboration and innovation for startups across the Southeast, and one of the top four tech hubs in the U.S.

  • Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson: A New Way to ‘Engage’ Startups

    January 17, 2017

    A new mentorship-driven accelerator and venture fund targeting high-tech startups is coming to Atlanta. The national program, called Engage, launched through a joint announcement from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the CEOs of 10 leading global corporations.

  • MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to Keynote DeKalb Chamber 79th Annual Meeting February 23rd

    January 17, 2017

    With a Constitutional Amendment authorizing a destination casino resorts in sight for the 2017 legislative session, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has invited MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to serve as the keynote speaker of its 79th Annual Meeting.

  • Georgia State University President: Metro Atlanta’s Resource-Rich Innovation Environment

    January 12, 2017

    Now more than ever, innovation is recognized as a key catalyst driving regional prosperity and economic growth. A region’s innovation economy relies heavily on its ability to produce new ideas, technologies, products and processes. Understanding who and what compose the innovation ecosystem is crucial for making informed decisions about how to stimulate and sustain the growth of a region.

  • Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues: Government Leaders Optimistically Address Initiatives, State’s Future

    January 11, 2017

    Georgia’s top elected officials addressed their priorities and proposals to nearly 2,000 attendees at the Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast,” on Tuesday. The meeting coincided with the 2017 state legislative session opening this week.

  • Continuously Innovating, Isakson Living Imparts Independent Lifestyles, Full Continuum of Care for Seniors

    January 05, 2017

    Isakson Living continues its legacy of enhancing Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Atlanta that provide active, independent lifestyles, better health care, and more control for its Members. It’s all possible thanks to its strategy of ongoing innovation at Park Springs CCRC and throughout the company.

  • AT&T Mobility Names New President of Southeast Region

    January 04, 2017

    AT&T has named industry veteran Michael Wittrock as President of the Southeast Region. Wittrock will oversee the sales and operations for more than 8,900 employees, more than 600 AT&T-owned retail locations, and more than 3,700 national retail partners and authorized resellers across the Southeast region.

  • 2017 UGA Economic Outlook Model Predicts Sustained Growth Ahead for Atlanta, State, Nation

    December 16, 2016

    Earlier this week nearly 700 Atlanta area business leaders, government officials, and chamber delegates heard upbeat national and state business forecasts for next year during the University of Georgia Economic Outlook presentation for 2017. Keynote speaker, Dean Benjamin C. Ayers of UGA’s Terry College of Business, extrapolated the pertinent data prepared by the school’s Selig Center for Economic Growth.

  • Profile: Crystal Stevens of Creative Financial Group

    December 02, 2016

    For some people, landing a dream job right out of college and sticking with that career for a lifetime works out. But for others, we discover new career callings and evolve as we grow with a versatile company. The latter was the case for Crystal Stevens. With an early eye on business, Stevens, Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent/Tax Preparer at Creative Financial Group in Atlanta, quickly discovered she had a passion for financial planning. To find out more about personal and professional satisfaction as one of Atlanta’s dynamic financial planners, Georgia CEO discusses career goals, job satisfaction and financial futures with Creative Financial Group’s Crystal Stevens.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Unveils New Brand Identity, Strategic Pillars at 2016 Annual Meeting

    December 01, 2016

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber unveiled its new brand identity and honored both the outgoing and incoming executive committee at its 2016 Annual Meeting. Over 1,300 regional business leaders attended the event, which included guest speakers such as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Glenn Lurie, president and CEO at AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations; Russell Stokes, president and CEO at GE Energy Connections; and Carol Tomé, chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot.

  • How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

    December 01, 2016

    Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation. Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A 2014 study conducted by Travelers Insurance found that 28% of injuries happen within the first year of employment.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: Donald Trump, Political Heir to Georgia’s Sonny Perdue

    November 30, 2016

    As an outsider, they said he couldn’t win his party’s nomination against mainline, monied rivals. As a political renegade, they said he couldn’t create a winning general election coalition. Now, you would be forgiven for assuming I meant Donald Trump, whose stunning victory earlier this month defied political science and all electoral modeling. But it wasn’t Mr. Trump’s victory I meant to recall, rather the campaign for governor of Sonny Perdue.

  • Chick-fil-A Launches Latest Innovation for Sharing Good-News Stories & Creating Localized Customer Experiences

    November 18, 2016

    Chick-fil-A unveiled a complete relaunch of its flagship website, chick-fil-a.com. The new site will serve as the company's storytelling and information hub. Leading the quick service restaurant industry in designing an experience informed by consumer research, the site puts customer preferences and interests front and center by providing customized content and localized information to each, individual user.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers Tout Good-to-Great Experiences

    November 17, 2016

    As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School: A Blueprint for Disadvantaged Students’ College Prep

    November 11, 2016

    With hundreds of students, parents, teachers and administrators posing as rooftop superintendents and architects, a distinctive “CRISTO REY” sign in eight-foot high letters was recently unveiled high above their newly-acquired high school facility undergoing renovation in downtown Atlanta.

  • Board of Regents Approves Georgia State’s Purchase of Turner Field

    November 10, 2016

    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved Georgia State University’s purchase of Turner Field from the Georgia State Foundation.

  • Opportunity Atlanta: Cutting Edge Technology Improves Transit and Parking Experiences

    November 02, 2016

    Metro Atlanta is increasingly becoming a hub for innovative technology companies. This trend toward cutting edge technology is having an impact on local municipalities and public agencies.

  • New Anthem IT Hub in Midtown to Create 1,800 Jobs

    October 27, 2016

    Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal announced that Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, will create approximately 1,800 information technology-related jobs in establishing an IT services hub in Midtown Atlanta. Anthem will invest more than $20 million in the community throughout the next six years.

  • AT&T Contributes $1M to Centennial Olympic Park Visioning

    October 19, 2016

    Representatives from AT&T and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority were joined by key elected officials and community stakeholders to announce AT&T's $1 million contribution that will help fund renovations at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    October 18, 2016

    We all recognize that small businesses are an important part of our state’s economy, but did you know that almost 98 percent of the businesses in Georgia employ fewer than 100 employees? That’s why the Small Business ROCK STARS recognition is returning for its fourth year.

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