February 2019 Features

  • Fulton County Commissioners Award 82 Community Service Contracts

    February 22, 2019

    On February 20th, the Fulton County Commissioners approved $6 million in funding with 82 nonprofit agencies who will serve citizens in the areas of Children and Youth Services, Disabilities, Economic Stability/Poverty, Homelessness and Senior Services.

  • Alliance Residential Company Acquires Former Westrock Campus in Norcross

    February 22, 2019

    Alliance Residential, one of the largest multifamily developers in the nation, has closed on the purchase of the former WestRock campus in Norcross, Georgia and is moving forward with plans to redevelop the suburban office park into a luxury apartment community, Broadstone Norcross. Construction will begin in early 2019 and the project will open for residents in 2020.

  • Hancock Askew & CO on Cryptocurrency – Taxation Not So Cryptic

    February 21, 2019

    Virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, has gained quite a lot of attention as of late, given Bitcoin’s astronomical rise to nearly $20,000 a piece in December of 2017 (coming from being worth a mere fraction of a penny each).

  • Silicon Valley Keynote Speakers Address State of Georgia Technology at TAG Summit

    February 21, 2019

    Over 1,200 technology professionals interactively participated in the 2019 Technology Association of Georgia Summit at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta last week. They heard from two keynote speakers—gurus from Silicon Valley: Guy Kawasaki and Tifini Bova—as well as from leaders within the Georgia tech market describe the most prominent and relevant trends that are sparking, disrupting and driving innovation.

  • ZKTeco Creating 40 Jobs, Investing $5M in Fulton County

    February 21, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that ZKTeco, a global manufacturer of RFID and biometric technology security solutions, will create forty (40) new jobs and invest over $5 million in the relocation and expansion of its U.S. headquarters to Alpharetta.

  • UGA, Georgia Power Partner on Workforce Development Guide

    February 21, 2019

    A new guide from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help schools and businesses throughout Georgia connect to provide on-the-job learning experiences for students.

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Key Westside Property

    February 21, 2019

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has closed on a major piece of property near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside corridor. The three-quarter-mile line is an unused railroad corridor stretching from Joseph E. Boone Boulevard to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and was acquired from Antioch Baptist Church North.

  • Digital Marketing Conference Brings Amazon, MailChimp, and Google to Kennesaw State

    February 20, 2019

    Amazon, MailChimp, Google, Cox Media Group, Elf on the Shelf and other high-profile companies are sending marketing experts to the 2019 Digital Marketing Conference at the KSU Center on Thursday, April 4th

  • Governor & DNR Leaders Honor 2018 Forestry for Wildlife Partners

    February 20, 2019

    Gov. Brian Kemp recognized three corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia. Georgia Power, Weyerhaeuser and CatchMark Timber Trust were honored as 2018 partners in the Forestry for Wildlife Partnership.

  • Kennesaw State Unveils New Logo

    February 19, 2019

    Kennesaw State University unveiled a new logo, the first significant change to the institution’s branded mark in more than 20 years.

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.8M to Expand the Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator

    February 19, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million grant to the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, to help expand the Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator.

  • Following $1.3B Profit Sharing Payout, Delta Employees will be Paid for up to 640,000+ Volunteer Hours

    February 18, 2019

    Delta is celebrating the achievements of its more than 80,000 employees across the globe by paying out over $1 billion in profit sharing, the fifth consecutive payout at this level for a combined total of more than $6 billion. This means that each eligible employee will receive a bonus equal to 14 percent of their annual pay, creating the second largest profit sharing pool in Delta history.

  • Atlanta Scores Big with Super Bowl LIII Hotel Occupancy

    February 18, 2019

    Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau announces hotel occupancy in the city of Atlanta surged the weekend of Super Bowl LIII at 96percent, according to data from Smith Travel Research. This is a 94 percent increase from the same period in 2018.

  • State's Top Food Products Make the Final Round of University of Georgia's 2019 Flavor of Georgia Contest

    February 18, 2019

    Judges selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia’s 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest set for March 19th in Atlanta.

  • Sen. Isakson: Budgeting Could Prevent Shutdowns

    February 18, 2019

    Our nation’s annual budget process is broken, a reality we recently experienced firsthand during a budget disagreement that shut down operations for several federal agencies. A government shutdown does not solve our nation’s problems, and the constant threat of stopping our government’s operations unnecessarily harms our economy at a time when we’re experiencing record economic growth.

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Executive Board Names Clyde Higgs President and CEO

    February 15, 2019

    On Wednesday, February 13, the Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive national search.

  • Georgia Employers’ Association 2019 Leadership Series to Commence

    February 15, 2019

    Georgia Employers’ Association provides an abundance of educational and leadership training for the business community across Georgia. An annual offering, the Leadership Series provides practical skills and tools that lead personnel, team leaders, supervisors and future front-runners need to succeed in our ever-evolving business climate.

  • Jackson Healthcare Launches LoveLifts Village, a Unique Office Environment for Area Non-Profit Organizations

    February 14, 2019

    Jackson Healthcare, a family of highly-specialized healthcare staffing, search and technology companies, today launched LoveLifts Village, a new environment designed to provide professional coworking and dedicated office space for non-profit organizations.

  • New Survey Report Highlights the State of Georgia's Manufacturing Industry

    February 14, 2019

    Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized CPA-led business advisory firm, Georgia Tech's Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Kennesaw State University released a report today on the state of the manufacturing industry based on the results of the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Survey.

  • Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System Cleared to Merge in 2019; Final Approvals Granted

    February 13, 2019

    Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced that they have cleared the final regulatory hurdle toward combining operations.

  • Gov. Kemp Names Members of Georgians First Commission

    February 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced eighteen (18) appointments to the Georgians First Commission, a task force created by executive order on his first day in office. The commission will review state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government, remove inefficiencies, and secure Georgia’s place as the top state for small business in the country.

  • AT&T Expands Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds to 1 Million Georgia Locations

    February 13, 2019

    To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T is investing to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber and deliver our fastest internet speeds to more customers. Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 1 million locations across the state of Georgia, including in parts of more than 31 counties and 73 cities.

  • New Chief Revenue Officer for Kabbage, Inc. Speaks in Earnest for Clients' Best Interests

    February 12, 2019

    Small business owners stand to earn and learn a lot from Laura Goldberg, the newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer for Kabbage, the Atlanta-headquartered, global financial services data and technology platform for small businesses.

  • Charlie Harper: Kia Puts West Point On World Stage

    February 12, 2019

    One of the unexpected highlights of Atlanta’s Super Bowl was an ad by Kia announcing its new full size Telluride SUV. While the vehicle was shown, it was the people of West Point Georgia that were featured, and the divide between rural and urban America highlighted.

  • Senator Isakson to Receive ‘John McCain Service to Country Award’ for Support of National Service

    February 12, 2019

    In recognition of his strong support for national service, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) will receive the inaugural John S. McCain Service to Country Award from Voices for National Service, a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions who work to ensure Americans of all ages can serve and volunteer in their community.