February 2015 Features

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark on Transportation Funding: We Can’t Afford to Wait

    February 27, 2015

    There are few things more important to any community than transportation, and the same goes for any business. No matter what size or location our communities need safe, efficient connectivity for both residents and businesses. This is why improving Georgia’s transportation infrastructure has long been a focus of the Georgia Chamber and why it is our highest priority for the 2015 legislative session.

  • Small Business Lending is Up Again, Depending Upon the Lender

    February 25, 2015

    Small business lending set another record in January 2015. But that record is being set mostly by big banks and certain other kinds of lenders. In January, lending approval rates for small businesses at big banks hit a post-recession high.

  • Chris Klaus Invests in Atlanta Drug-Screening Startup Intellimedix

    February 24, 2015

    Intellimedix, a big data molecular profiling company, announced today that renowned Atlanta entrepreneur Chris Klaus, founder and former CTO of Internet Security Systems, has made a significant investment in the company.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber and Indra Company to Host Georgia Bankers Breakfast Summit

    February 23, 2015

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber and Indra announced Thursday that the two organizations will jointly host the Georgia Bankers Breakfast Summit on February 26, 2015 in downtown Atlanta.

  • The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $250,000 Grant to Georgia Organics

    February 19, 2015

    The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to Georgia Organics in support of the organization's Farm to School (F2S) program. F2S is a nationwide movement that connects schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition and promote farm or gardening educational opportunities.

  • Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience is Coming to Atlanta May 2nd

    February 18, 2015

    Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience has announced details for their 2nd annual luxury lifestyle event. The event will be presented by the duPont REGISTRY and jointly hosted by Jet Linx Aviation and Ferrari Maserati Atlanta at Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 2 from 7p.m. to 12 a.m.

  • Transportation Survey Finds Georgians Solidly Support Funding Reform

    February 17, 2015

    The Georgia Transportation Alliance today released a survey of statewide voters on the topic of transportation funding. Results indicate that likely voters are willing to pay more at the pump to maintain and enhance critical transportation infrastructure.

  • 9 Things to Remember Before Relocating Your Business

    February 13, 2015

    Moving from one city to another is inevitably stressful. Picking up and relocating your business brings up different issues altogether. That’s why we asked nine members from the Young Entrepreneur Council the following question: “What is one thing entrepreneurs should not forget to do before relocating their business to a new city?”

  • Georgia Leaders Weigh in on This Week's 27th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt

    February 12, 2015

    While business expansion and recruitment for Georgia is the overall goal of the 27th annual Georgia Quail Hunt this week, the wooing is taking place among the wiregrass and pines of Southwest Georgia plantations.The event welcomed 18 business and industry recruitment and expansion prospects from around the world to Southwest Georgia.

  • Protecting Small Business Intellectual Property

    February 11, 2015

    Despite the argument made by some small business advocates that intellectual property (IP) “is the backbone of America’s innovative small businesses,” small companies are less likely than large ones to believe that legal forms of intellectual property (IP) protection are important to their operations, a National Science Foundation (NSF) survey of U.S. companies reveals.

  • Governor Deal Pushes Georgia to Improve Education and Infrastructure in 2015

    February 10, 2015

    Georgia ranks number one in the nation in terms of its business climate. In an interview with Georgia CEO, Governor Nathan Deal shares how he believes attention to industry and infrastructure in 2015 will move Georgia forward and preserve its status as the best state to do business.

  • Delta Air Lines Foundation Contributes $1 Million to Zoo Atlanta

    February 09, 2015

    The new year is less than a month old, but there’s already cause for celebration at Zoo Atlanta. Delta Air Lines through the Delta Air Lines Foundation has made a commitment of $1 million toward the “A Grand New View for Zoo Atlanta: Elephants, Events and Expansion” capital campaign. The gift to the Cyclorama revitalization campaign is Delta’s largest contribution ever to the Zoo.

  • 10 Board Trends for 2015

    February 06, 2015

    "As corporate boards kick off the year in a generally positive global economic climate, directors can think more strategically about growth," says Susan Stautberg, CEO of WomenCorporateDirectors. "2015 will deliver more opportunities for established industries and fast-growing sectors alike, and boards will need to ensure their companies are continuing to evolve."

  • South Metro Development Outlook Conference Scheduled for Feb. 18th in College Park

    February 05, 2015

    “It’s All About the South,” is the theme for this year’s South Metro Development Outlook Conference to be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) in College Park, Georgia.

  • AT&T Georgia: Connectivity and the Internet of Things

    February 04, 2015

    Under the guidance of Beth Shiroishi, President, AT&T Georgia, the company participates in and supports the eco-system created by the crossover of the technology and communications industries. The company focuses on improving high speed access to networks and the productive, innovative use of those networks to change the way people interact with their world.

  • Atlanta Entrepreneur and Philanthropist’s Pay It Forward Project Yields Big Dividends

    February 03, 2015

    The 450 elementary school students at Atlanta’s Globe Academy were surprised by a special presentation at their assembly on December 19. Amy Wilson, Executive Director of the Rhame Family Foundation, had a challenge for the students: take this $20 bill and do good deeds for others.

  • Georgia Tech Renames Sustainable Business Center After Ray Anderson

    February 02, 2015

    The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business has received a $5 million commitment from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to rename the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability. To honor this commitment and Ray Anderson’s legacy, the Center will now be known as the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.