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  • 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.

  • AT&T Contribution Supports Creation of Digital Lab inside At-Promise Center

    February 28, 2019

    The Atlanta Police Foundation’s At-Promise Center announced the opening of the AT&T Digital Media Studio, a state-of-the-art media center for Westside youth.

  • SMB's See Technology as Key to Reaching New Customers, Entering New Markets & Streamlining Operations

    February 28, 2019

    Technology is a primary driver helping the nation's small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to reach their goals, according to new research from CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry.

  • Bennett Thrasher & KSU Release Annual Construction Outlook Survey Findings

    February 27, 2019

    The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

  • Atlanta Shines During Super Bowl LIII

    February 27, 2019

    Atlanta shined on professional football’s biggest stage as all eyes turned to the city for Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3rd. During the week leading up to the big game, 150,000 out-of-state visitors experienced Atlanta’s hotels, attractions and restaurants, showcasing how well equipped the city is to execute events of this magnitude.

  • First Kia Telluride Crosses Brunswick Docks

    February 27, 2019

    The first of Kia’s new Telluride vehicles were loaded for export onto the Roll-on/Roll-off vessel Sirius at the Port of Brunswick. The 8-person SUVs are destined for ports around the Arabian Peninsula.

  • DataBank Announces Opening Of "ATL1" Data Center In Midtown Atlanta With Georgia Institute Of Technology As Anchor Tenant

    February 26, 2019

    DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity and managed services, announces the opening of its ATL1 data center in Atlanta. Located at 760 West Peachtree Street NW, ATL1 is part of the CODA development, a 645,000 square foot mixed-use office complex under construction in the Georgia Institute of Technology's "Tech Square," with the goal of creating a vibrant tech ecosystem.

  • TEDxAtlanta Announces 2019 Speakers

    February 25, 2019

    The TEDxAtlanta 2019 team is pleased to announce its speaker line-up. In its 10th year, the 2019 edition is themed, “Ctrl+Alt+Del” and will on Friday, March 15th at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

  • Atlanta History Center Unveils Restored 1886 Cyclorama Depicting 1864 Battle of Atlanta

    February 25, 2019

    The Atlanta History Center opens Cyclorama: The Big Picture, featuring the fully restored The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting. Depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta—a major turning point in the Civil War—the 360-degree cyclorama is one of the world's largest oil paintings, standing 49 feet tall, stretching longer than a football field and weighing 10,000 pounds

  • 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.

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