March 2017 Features

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces 2017 GIA Finalists

    March 31, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Commerce Council recently announced the finalists for the eighth annual Global Impact Awards. The annual Global Impact Awards honor international business excellence, innovation and leadership. They also shine a light on the region’s extensive international business ecosystem, including foreign direct investment and exports.

  • JetBlue Arrives in Atlanta

    March 31, 2017

    JetBlue announced the start service in Atlanta, the largest U.S. city not already served by the award-winning airline. The inaugural flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport arrived at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making Georgia’s capital city JetBlue’s 101st destination.

  • Atlanta-based Software Startup Makes Big Gains in Hospitality Business

    March 30, 2017

    There’s no doubt that Atlanta is becoming one of the top foodie destinations in the country. We’re familiar with uniquely Southern hot spots around Atlanta like Ford Fry, Empire State South, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin Gillespie’s restaurants and Buckhead Life group’s restaurants. And while they are all successful dining destinations featuring some of the country’s top chefs, they also have something else in common—they are all working one of the leading event management software companies in the nation, Atlanta’s own software startup, Gather.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Robinson College Faculty Among Most Productive Researchers in University of Texas at Dallas Survey

    March 24, 2017

    The faculty of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business are among most productive researchers in the world, according to new rankings from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Atlanta Braves to Host An Evening with Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park March 29th

    March 24, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 29th, the Atlanta Braves will host An Evening with Hank Aaron in SunTrust Park to celebrate the unveiling of his new statue. The exclusive fundraiser will benefit Aaron's Chasing the Dream Foundation, and the home run king will be on hand to commemorate the occasion. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. and a limited number of tickets are available to the public.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Names Board of Directors

    March 17, 2017

    The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces that John Reid is the 2017 Chair of its Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2015. In addition, four new members have been added to the board for five-year terms: Frank Bell, Barbara Bing Pliner, Bryan Rand and Dr. Gregory Vaughn.

  • The East Lake Foundation Honors Tom and Ann Cousins at Inaugural Party on the Green Event April 29th

    March 15, 2017

    The East Lake Foundation will host the inaugural Party on the Green event on April 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic East Lake Golf Club. This signature event will honor the legacy of the East Lake Foundation’s founders Tom and Ann Cousins.

  • Grady Gala Celebrates 125th Anniversary, Living Legends March 18th

    March 14, 2017

    As Grady Health System celebrates the 125th anniversary of its opening in 1892, the annual White Coat Grady Gala will offer attendees the opportunity to celebrate the physicians, patients and patrons who have contributed to the hospital’s storied history.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Exceeds $25M Capital Campaign Goal, Raises $30.2M

    March 13, 2017

    Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is pleased to announce completion of their Capital Campaign, Building Futures. Changing Lives. Due to the overwhelming support of foundations, corporations, individual donors and New Markets Tax Credits, Cristo Rey exceeded its original campaign goal by $5.1M and raised a total of $30.2M in just 14 months.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • James M. Cox Foundation Announces $730,000 Grant to Grady Health Foundation

    March 09, 2017

    The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $730,000 grant that will be used to pilot the Talk With Me Baby program at Grady Health System. Studies show that the fastest brain growth happens during the first three years of life, making it a critical time to introduce language development.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Comcast NBCUniversal Opening Atlanta Startup Accelerator, Entrepreneurs’ Resource Center in 2018​

    March 07, 2017

    Comcast NBCUniversal announced LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city program that will focus on assisting startups with new innovations in media, entertainment and connectivity. It will be comprised of a variety of programs offered online and in person, including a startup accelerator, entrepreneurs’ resource center, and programs on how to bring their innovations to market.

  • Trane & GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades to Reduce Energy Use

    March 06, 2017

    Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

  • DeKalb Approves 2017 Budget CEO Addresses Priorities of Water Billing, Blight and Employment

    March 03, 2017

    The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s 2017 operating budget of $1.3 billion, which funds DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond’s top priorities of water billing, residential and commercial blight and employment.

  • PulteGroup Introduces VR Headsets to Expand the Consumer Experience When Shopping for A New Home

    March 01, 2017

    Virtual reality is no longer just for computer games, as virtual reality headsets are the newest tool to help consumers select a new home from PulteGroup, one of the nation's largest homebuilders.