March 2019 Features

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Delivers Second State of the City Address

    March 15, 2019

    At her second State of the City address, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the City of Atlanta will create a Department of Transportation to consolidate work being done across several departments, in an effort to streamline efficiency and better serve residents and businesses.

  • The Recycling Partnership Teams up with The Coca-Cola Foundation for Three-Year $4M Program to Decrease Waste in Atlanta

    March 15, 2019

    The Recycling Partnership with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation is launching a three-year $4 million-dollar program that will improve access to recycling, and dramatically increase the capture of more quality recyclable items in the City of Atlanta.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • Dean Sam Pardue: Making Georgia and CAES No. 1 in Agriculture

    March 15, 2019

    As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.

  • No. 1 for 21 Consecutive Years—Hartsfield-Jackson Confirmed as World’s Busiest Airport

    March 14, 2019

    In London during the annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) remains the world’s busiest airport for the 21st consecutive year.

  • goBeyondProfit: Practical Tips for Starting Your Company's Community Outreach

    March 14, 2019

    Frequently, business leaders reach out to the goBeyondProfit team asking for practical advice about how to begin or get better at this giving back journey we are all attempting. Georgia business leaders understand that charitable outreach offers vital benefits to the community and their business, but what are the basics to getting it right?

  • Georgia Sets New Trade Record

    March 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that Georgia’s 2018 international trade numbers set a new record with exports surpassing $40.5 billion - a 9% increase over 2017. Total trade between Georgia and the world spanned 223 countries and territories, reaching a new high at $139.3 billion.

  • Advanced Technology Development Center Heads to West Coast for Two-Day Meetings with Investors

    March 13, 2019

    The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, is taking 12 innovative and high-growth Georgia-based companies to the West Coast to make presentations to more than 80 investors from 70 leading venture capital and growth equity firms.

  • Air Force Partners with C-5 System Program Office, Delta and Georgia Tech

    March 13, 2019

    The C-5 System Program Office and the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office has kicked off a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the Georgia Institute of Technology with an intensive three-day workshop hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Warner Robins.

  • Georgia Power Announces New Microgrid Project with Georgia Tech

    March 08, 2019

    Georgia Power announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and 5th streets in Metro Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities they serve that include generation resources, storage systems and energy management systems.

  • DeKalb Chamber 81st Annual Meeting to Celebrate a New Era of Leadership March 11th

    March 08, 2019

    DeKalb Chamber will recognize five new company appointees to the Board of Directors at their 81st Annual Meeting & Business Luncheon. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain.

  • Georgia Road Maps Designed though Vinson Institute Partnership with GDOT

    March 08, 2019

    Motorists exploring Georgia’s travel treasures can unfold a colorful copy of the Official Highway and Transportation Map to find the easiest way to reach their exciting destinations.

  • Economist Finds Property Values Rise In Georgia’s Historic Districts

    March 07, 2019

    Values for single-family residential properties in the National Register and local historic districts in Georgia rose 13-14 percent and 7 percent before they were designated historic properties, according to research by Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Names New Renew Atlanta General Manager

    March 07, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the appointment of Josh Rowan as General Manager of Renew Atlanta, a position responsible for leading the Renew Bond and TSPLOST infrastructure-improvement program for the City of Atlanta.

  • Peachtree Corners Provides Test Site for California-based Remote Driving Technology Company

    March 07, 2019

    The city recently announced its partnership with Sprint to build Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, a 5G state-of-the-art test track for developing and demonstrating self-driving shuttles as well as serving as a testbed for Smart City technologies.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces The New Georgia Economy Series

    March 07, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the beginning of its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series. In partnership with local Chambers, the Georgia Chamber will offer half-day workshops to provide unique insights on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • CarMax to Create 300+ Jobs in Gwinnett County

    March 06, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create more than 300 jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Peachtree Corners early this summer. Over the coming months, CarMax will hire Customer Experience Consultants, Assistants, and Managers to work at the location.

  • Rep. Tanner Unveils 2019 House Transit Proposal

    March 06, 2019

    The 2019 House Transit plan released late last week is designed to “allow the state to remain economically competitive and prosperous for Georgians, regardless of where they live,” according to State Representative Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville).

  • MBS Will Transition to Stadium-wide Cashless Transactions for Atlanta United Home Opener on March 10th

    March 05, 2019

    To further enhance the fan experience, MBS will become the first MLS stadium to implement a complete stadium-wide cashless transaction model. All transactions will require the use of a credit or debit card or mobile payment beginning with Atlanta United’s home opener on March 10th. No cash will be accepted at any location within the stadium including concessions and retail.

  • AG Chris Carr Kicks Off the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

    March 05, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state.

  • Hancock Askew & CO: Ten Tax Considerations for Those Working in the Shared Economy

    March 01, 2019

    As 2018 draws to a close and the 2019 tax filing season approaches, there is a lot of talk about the new tax regulations (officially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). If you are working in the shared economy (also called the “on-demand”, “gig”, or “access economy”), whether part-time to supplement your wages or other sources of income or full-time, as an alternative to a more traditional job as an employee, the new tax act affects you, too.