July 2018 Features

  • Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions Acquires Atlanta-based 3Ci

    July 23, 2018

    MAU Workforce Solutions has acquired 3Ci -- extending its global reach by adding the Atlanta-based company’s expertise in the fast-growing technology sector.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Receives 2018 Civil Rights Advocate Award

    July 20, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was recently honored by the Federal Aviation Administration as winner of the 2018 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner ADA/Sec. 504 Award. The award lauded ATL’s efforts to enhance accessibility for passengers and guests with disabilities.

  • Genuine Parts Company Reports Record Sales And Earnings

    July 20, 2018

    Genuine Parts Company credited its acquisitions for fueling a record quarter.

  • Saladworks, the Nation's Leading Salad-Centric Franchise Brand, Opens First Atlanta Location

    July 19, 2018

    Saladworks, the nation's leading salad-centric franchise brand, has opened its first Atlanta-area location, with extensive plans to develop the market to build corporate locations alongside qualified franchise partners.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers More than $1.14B to Education

    July 19, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the Georgia Lottery Corp. transferred its fiscal year 2018 profits, a total of $1,143,514,000, to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. This is the largest annual transfer on record, bringing the total funding raised for education programs to more than $19.8 billion during the 25-year history of the Georgia Lottery.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Names Amol Naik as Chief Resilience Officer

    July 18, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that Amol Naik has been named Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta. In this role, he will be responsible for ensuring progress towards the Administration’s established goals of becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges we face as a city.

  • Simon Malko Elected to Lead Morris, Manning & Martin

    July 18, 2018

    The partners of Am Law 200 law firm Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, have unanimously chosen Simon Malko as the firm’s new managing partner. On January 1, 2019, Malko will succeed the firm’s current managing partner, Louise Wells. He will work closely with Wells until her planned retirement at the end of this year.

  • How The Gig Economy Could Aid Planning for Older Adult and Disability Services in Georgia

    July 18, 2018

    It is well-known that the baby-boom generation is aging, with about 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day. This generation has the longest life expectancy to date and benefits from advances in health care and technology. However, this generation is also more disabled, dealing with more chronic health conditions and managing more prescription medications than previous generations.

  • Lab1886 in Atlanta - New Location for Daimler AG's Innovation Hub

    July 17, 2018

    Daimler AG is expanding its global innovation network. Lab1886's new location in Atlanta officially opened. Guests at the event included Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, as well as Silicon Valley icon and investor Guy Kawasaki. By the end of 2018, there will be around 25 employees in Atlanta working on the development of new business ideas and innovative projects.

  • Techstars Atlanta Announces 2018 Class

    July 16, 2018

    Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, today announced the 10 companies that earned coveted spots in its startup accelerator program for 2018. Applications were received from 42 countries around the globe, and the chosen participants hail from six U.S. states and Israel.

  • ACVB's William Pate Named Board Chair of Global Organization

    July 16, 2018

    Destinations International announced the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees. William Pate, President and CEO of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, assumed the role of Chair of Destinations International and Jason Fulvi, CDME, Executive Vice President of VisitPITTSBURGH, assumed the role of Chair of the Destinations International Foundation.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Albany on August 10th

    July 16, 2018

    Since the beginning of the year 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched Albany’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, visited recreation areas, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges. Their hard work will be revealed when they present their final recommendations to the community on Friday, August 10th at Albany State University.

  • MARTA Reduces Debt Cost and Variable Rate Exposure

    July 13, 2018

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors voted to approve a refunding of $176.8 million of variable rate bonds replaced with fixed rate bonds and a new issue of $117.5 million of variable rate debt.

  • Inside Creative Financial Group with the Laws: 2-Part Series on AT&T/DirectTV & Time Warner Executive Perks

    July 12, 2018

    Georgia CEO presents this special two-part series profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd, home based in Atlanta, Georgia. In part two of this series, we hear from Rob W. Law, CFP who leads the second generation of certified financial planners maintaining white-glove service in financial, estate, investment, retirement, and tax planning matters, in order to maximize returns and minimize risks for busy executives and their families.

  • Inside Creative Financial Group with the Laws: 2-Part Series on AT&T/DirectTV & Time Warner Executive Perks

    July 11, 2018

    Georgia CEO presents this special two-part series profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd, headquartered out of the Synovus Signature building in Overton Park in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert W. “Buzz” Law CFP who serves as President, and Rob W. Law, CFP, who heads up the second-generation of certified financial planners in place to maintain service continuity for clients.

  • First Building of $100 Million Georgia Cyber Center Opens in Augusta

    July 11, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday attended the opening of The Hull McKnight Building at The Georgia Cyber Center, a first-of-its-kind collaborative cybersecurity center located in Augusta. The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to-date, with the aim of strengthening the state of Georgia’s position as a national leader in cybersecurity.

  • Twilio Expands Footprint With New Atlanta Office

    July 10, 2018

    Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform, announced it is expanding the company's U.S. presence with a new office in Atlanta, Ga. Twilio expects to grow the Atlanta office to more than 50 people over the next few years, hiring for roles across the organization including sales, human resources, and engineering.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards Grant Funding to 132 Organizations

    July 10, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced the recipients of its Partner, Project and Arts Education grants for fiscal year 2019. One hundred and thirty-two organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding.

  • DeKalb Chamber to Host State of Women in Business Luncheon July 19th

    July 10, 2018

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host the State of Women in Business Luncheon on Thursday, July 19th at the Mary Gay House. The event will feature a networking lunch and keynote presentation. Nearly 80 professional women and women business owners will attend to gain knowledge, make connections relevant to their business and share expertise.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints New City Attorney and Deputy Chief Operating Officer

    July 06, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced two key appointments to her Administration. Nina Hickson has been permanently named City Attorney and Joshua Williams will serve as the City’s newest Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

  • adidas Era Begins for Georgia Tech Athletics

    July 06, 2018

    Georgia Tech athletics began living the Three Stripe Life on Sunday as adidas became the official apparel partner of the Yellow Jackets.

  • Atlanta Home to New Dutch Consulate General

    July 05, 2018

    The Netherlands will open a consulate general in Atlanta to strengthen the economic ties between Georgia and the surrounding states, and the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the plans for the new diplomatic post during his official visit with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. The consulate will service Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia.

  • In Era Of Government Scarcity, Public-Private Partnerships Bridge Community Needs

    July 05, 2018

    Solving problems like poverty, or inequities in housing, education or healthcare, is an expensive undertaking, and the gap between what’s required and what’s actually available, especially from public resource pools, is dramatic and widening.

  • Summer Travel Report: Trending International Destinations in Every State

    July 05, 2018

    A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the top trending international destinations for summer travelers state by state. The data shows twenty-three states favor trips to the United Kingdom, while other states prefer visiting Canada, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all 2018 travel insurance purchases for international trips with June, July or August departures.