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  • Top State Officials, Chamber Leaders Team Up to Champion Economic Priorities for All Georgians at “Eggs and Issues" Breakfast

    January 18, 2019

    Invoking references to the upcoming Super Bowl, the Atlanta United MLS Champions, the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry, and some inside baseball lingo, speakers at the 2019 Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” emphasized the need for teamwork and partnerships as the General Assembly convenes.

  • Fiserv to Buy Metro Atlanta’s First Data in $22B Deal

    January 17, 2019

    Fiserv and First Data Corporation announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Fiserv will acquire First Data in an all-stock transaction. The transaction unites two premier companies to create one of the world’s leading payments and financial technology providers, and an enhanced value proposition for its clients.

  • Georgia Posts Record-Setting Year in 2018

    January 17, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that 2018 was another banner year for Georgia with increases in jobs, work force and employed residents. The unemployment rate, Butler noted, fell nearly a full point over the year. Month to month, communities all across the state routinely set records.

  • SunTrust Foundation Awards $19.5M in Grants in 2018

    January 16, 2019

    The SunTrust Foundation announced that it awarded $19.5 million in grants in 2018 to more than 1,300 nonprofits and educational institutions to ignite financial confidence throughout the country.

  • Opioid Epidemic & Fighting Addiction Stigma to be Topics of Medical Association of Atlanta’s Town Hall Symposium: New Hope for the Opioid Epidemic

    January 16, 2019

    Leaders of the Medical Association of Atlanta have announced that the nation’s opioid epidemic, its impact on the people of Georgia, fighting addiction stigma and offering hope to both patients and physicians will be the subject of a town hall meeting in February.

  • Fulton County Unveils First New Branding in 30 Years

    January 15, 2019

    Fulton County begins 2019 by unveiling a new logo. This is the first branding update undertaken by Georgia’s largest county since 1989.

  • Jeffrey Parker Urges $100B Investment in Mobility/Technology at State of MARTA

    January 14, 2019

    General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker shared a bold vision for transit at the 6th Annual State of MARTA Breakfast before a sold-out crowd of community, business, and civic leaders.

  • Georgia Oyster Industry Shucks Wild-Grown Strategy; Discovers Pearl of Great Price in Aquaculture

    January 14, 2019

    In a few years, Georgia oysters may earn a spot next to Georgia peaches, peanuts, Vidalia onions, and shrimp as one of the state’s official foods and crops.The science of aquaculture for cultivating and harvesting oysters adds another aspect to the term “farm-to-table,” as the state oyster farming industry foresees a significant revivification of what was once a thriving business during the early decades of the previous century.

  • Delta Reveals Enhanced Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Rallies Employees with Terry Crews and Ed Bastian ahead of Big Game

    January 14, 2019

    In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11th, Delta Air Lines is hosting ‘Silence Breaker’ Terry Crews, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Polaris CEO Bradley Myles and trafficking survivor Megan Lundstrom for the airline’s third annual employee rally in the fight against trafficking, hosted by Delta CEO Ed Bastian.

  • BioIQ to Locate Headquarters in Cobb County

    January 11, 2019

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that BioIQ, a health IT company, will create 500 jobs and invest more than $5 million in Cobb County through the location of its new headquarters. New jobs will include positions in technology, sales and operations.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Turns Blue to Shine a Light on the Darkness of Human Trafficking

    January 11, 2019

    At midnight, 1800 LED lights on Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's North Canopy turned blue and burn brightly to commemorate National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The blue lights will symbolize ATL's commitment to stamping out sexual exploitation and other forms of Human Trafficking.

  • Community Foundation’s GoATL Fund Invests $1M for Diverse Solutions

    January 11, 2019

    GoATL Fund (GoATL), an impact investment fund launched by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, recently closed a new $1 million investment to Reinvestment Fund to support a diverse portfolio of impactful investments throughout metro Atlanta focused primarily on low-income neighborhoods with historically deprived levels of investment.

  • Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program Makes $500,000 in Grants to 34 Nonprofit Organizations throughout Georgia

    January 10, 2019

    Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, has made more than $500,000 in awards during Fiscal Year 2019.

  • Cobb Chamber Approves Plan to Sell Land and Building

    January 09, 2019

    The Cobb Chamber’s Board of Directors has approved a plan to put the organization’s building and land up for sale to determine the viability of moving to another location in the Cumberland Community Improvement District.

  • Saving for a Major Financial Purchase

    January 09, 2019

    You work hard to earn a living. You saved diligently for a down payment and bought a house. You're saving consistently for retirement, but that seems to be a long way off. Now, it's time to save for something fun.

  • Georgia Tech President Peterson Announces Plans to Retire as President

    January 08, 2019

    Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced he will retire as president in the summer of 2019, a position he’s served in since 2009.

  • Alpharetta Business Association Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Local Businesses

    January 08, 2019

    Back in 1994, a group of downtown Alpharetta merchants banded together to promote their shops and restaurants in an effort to draw customers to the area. Now, 25 years later, that determination has paid off. That small group of business owners has transformed into the Alpharetta Business Association and Alpharetta has become one of the best cities to live, work and play in Metro Atlanta.

  • Young Gamechangers Start New Year with Project in Monroe on January 31st

    January 08, 2019

    Instead of starting a diet or taking up a new hobby, 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals will celebrate the beginning of 2019 by kicking off an ambitious new project in Monroe, GA. As part of the Young Gamechangers program they will research the area’s industries, explore natural resources, gather historical data, and meet with business and community leaders.

  • Porsche Sets U.S. Retail Sales Record in 2018

    January 07, 2019

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan model lines, announced December retail sales of 4,086. With that, 2018 sales reached a U.S. record of 57,202, an increase of 3.2 percent from the previous record in 2017. It was the ninth consecutive year of growth for PCNA and the seventh record year in a row.

  • 83rd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival Dates Announced: April 12th-14th

    December 21, 2018

    When the Atlanta Dogwood Festival opens for its 83rd year next spring, the city’s residents and visitors will once again have the opportunity to enjoy three days of fine art and live entertainment while delighting in the delicate blooms of the dogwood tree.

  • Atlanta’s Sports Scene Heats Up December

    December 21, 2018

    As many cities prepare for hibernation before the start of the new year, Atlanta warms up its red carpet for visitors with marquee sporting events.

  • Gallup: The Most Generous Countries in the World

    December 21, 2018

    The United States is often considered the most generous country in the world. Why? Because Americans donate a lot of money. Its people, its foundations and its companies donated roughly $410 billion in 2017 -- or about 2.1% of its own GDP. In fact, the amount Americans donated was more than the entire GDP of all but about 40 countries in the world.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Prepares for Busy Holiday Travel Period

    December 20, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials are working closely with Airport stakeholders to host more than 3.7 million passengers during the holiday period that runs from Sunday, Dec.16th to Wednesday, Jan. 2nd. Airport officials project these 18 days will be among the busiest during the holiday season.

  • AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in Atlanta on Friday

    December 20, 2018

    On Dec. 21, AT&T will be the first and only company in the U.S. to offer a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network.

  • Georgia Sets Jobs Record in November

    December 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a new record in November for total jobs as the state’s unemployment rate continued to fall. Georgia, Butler noted, has added nearly 100,000 jobs over the past year. Its unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest rate since January 2001. Labor force and employed residents are also up over the past 12 months.

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