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  • Eric Tanenblatt on Uberizing Big Trucks: 18 Wheels Have Never Been So Cool Or Important

    February 15, 2017

    For the commute-weary driver, autonomous technology represents a sexy splurge, but for fleet operations, full autonomy represents the singular business imperative of the 21st century.

  • Bill Gates to Keynote International Rotary Convention in Atlanta

    February 14, 2017

    Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy. Registrants will engage in workshops and hear from a lineup of world-class speakers, including keynote Bill Gates, co-chair, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Breaks New Ground to Meet Growing Demand for Care

    February 10, 2017

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced yesterday major developments in its strategy for expanding to serve more children. The not-for-profit organization’s plans include a new pediatric hospital at its campus at North Druid Hills Road.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Emory Physicians Care for Atlanta Falcons on Their Journey to the Super Bowl

    February 02, 2017

    As the Atlanta Falcons head to the Super Bowl in Houston on February 5th, Emory Healthcare physicians in sports medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology will be on the sidelines to provide team support. Emory physicians have provided a variety of medical support to the Falcons throughout many seasons.

  • Georgia Power Names Pedro Cherry to Lead Customer Service & Operations

    January 31, 2017

    Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Paul Bowers announced that Pedro Cherry has been elected executive vice president of the company's Customer Service & Operations organization by the company's board of directors, effective March 31st. Cherry succeeds Craig Barrs who recently announced his retirement from the company.

  • Jackson Healthcare Announces Plans for 30-Acre Italian Renaissance Campus in Alpharetta

    January 30, 2017

    Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing firms, announced a 306,000 square foot expansion project of its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta that will accommodate 1,400 new associates.

  • Falcons Headed to Super Bowl LI

    January 23, 2017

    After 18 seasons, the Atlanta Falcons are headed back to the Super Bowl following a dominating 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2017 Class & Programs

    January 19, 2017

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees recently announced the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia. Sixty-three participants were selected from a pool of several hundred candidates. With a principal focus on “Georgia A State of Mind,” the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia will travel to Brasstown Valley, Jesup, Jekyll Island, Perry and Brasselton.

  • Atlanta Tech Village Brings Thousands of Jobs to Atlanta

    January 18, 2017

    Atlanta Tech Village, the Southeast’s largest co-working and office environment for emerging technology companies and tech startups, looks toward the year ahead by celebrating its accomplishments and that of the villagers it supported in 2016. Four years in, the Village is a thriving hub for collaboration and innovation for startups across the Southeast, and one of the top four tech hubs in the U.S.

  • Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson: A New Way to ‘Engage’ Startups

    January 17, 2017

    A new mentorship-driven accelerator and venture fund targeting high-tech startups is coming to Atlanta. The national program, called Engage, launched through a joint announcement from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the CEOs of 10 leading global corporations.

  • MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to Keynote DeKalb Chamber 79th Annual Meeting February 23rd

    January 17, 2017

    With a Constitutional Amendment authorizing a destination casino resorts in sight for the 2017 legislative session, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has invited MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to serve as the keynote speaker of its 79th Annual Meeting.

  • Georgia State University President: Metro Atlanta’s Resource-Rich Innovation Environment

    January 12, 2017

    Now more than ever, innovation is recognized as a key catalyst driving regional prosperity and economic growth. A region’s innovation economy relies heavily on its ability to produce new ideas, technologies, products and processes. Understanding who and what compose the innovation ecosystem is crucial for making informed decisions about how to stimulate and sustain the growth of a region.

  • Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues: Government Leaders Optimistically Address Initiatives, State’s Future

    January 11, 2017

    Georgia’s top elected officials addressed their priorities and proposals to nearly 2,000 attendees at the Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast,” on Tuesday. The meeting coincided with the 2017 state legislative session opening this week.

  • Continuously Innovating, Isakson Living Imparts Independent Lifestyles, Full Continuum of Care for Seniors

    January 05, 2017

    Isakson Living continues its legacy of enhancing Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Atlanta that provide active, independent lifestyles, better health care, and more control for its Members. It’s all possible thanks to its strategy of ongoing innovation at Park Springs CCRC and throughout the company.

  • AT&T Mobility Names New President of Southeast Region

    January 04, 2017

    AT&T has named industry veteran Michael Wittrock as President of the Southeast Region. Wittrock will oversee the sales and operations for more than 8,900 employees, more than 600 AT&T-owned retail locations, and more than 3,700 national retail partners and authorized resellers across the Southeast region.

  • 2017 UGA Economic Outlook Model Predicts Sustained Growth Ahead for Atlanta, State, Nation

    December 16, 2016

    Earlier this week nearly 700 Atlanta area business leaders, government officials, and chamber delegates heard upbeat national and state business forecasts for next year during the University of Georgia Economic Outlook presentation for 2017. Keynote speaker, Dean Benjamin C. Ayers of UGA’s Terry College of Business, extrapolated the pertinent data prepared by the school’s Selig Center for Economic Growth.

  • Profile: Crystal Stevens of Creative Financial Group

    December 02, 2016

    For some people, landing a dream job right out of college and sticking with that career for a lifetime works out. But for others, we discover new career callings and evolve as we grow with a versatile company. The latter was the case for Crystal Stevens. With an early eye on business, Stevens, Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent/Tax Preparer at Creative Financial Group in Atlanta, quickly discovered she had a passion for financial planning. To find out more about personal and professional satisfaction as one of Atlanta’s dynamic financial planners, Georgia CEO discusses career goals, job satisfaction and financial futures with Creative Financial Group’s Crystal Stevens.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Unveils New Brand Identity, Strategic Pillars at 2016 Annual Meeting

    December 01, 2016

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber unveiled its new brand identity and honored both the outgoing and incoming executive committee at its 2016 Annual Meeting. Over 1,300 regional business leaders attended the event, which included guest speakers such as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Glenn Lurie, president and CEO at AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations; Russell Stokes, president and CEO at GE Energy Connections; and Carol Tomé, chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot.

  • How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

    December 01, 2016

    Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation. Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A 2014 study conducted by Travelers Insurance found that 28% of injuries happen within the first year of employment.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: Donald Trump, Political Heir to Georgia’s Sonny Perdue

    November 30, 2016

    As an outsider, they said he couldn’t win his party’s nomination against mainline, monied rivals. As a political renegade, they said he couldn’t create a winning general election coalition. Now, you would be forgiven for assuming I meant Donald Trump, whose stunning victory earlier this month defied political science and all electoral modeling. But it wasn’t Mr. Trump’s victory I meant to recall, rather the campaign for governor of Sonny Perdue.

  • Chick-fil-A Launches Latest Innovation for Sharing Good-News Stories & Creating Localized Customer Experiences

    November 18, 2016

    Chick-fil-A unveiled a complete relaunch of its flagship website, chick-fil-a.com. The new site will serve as the company's storytelling and information hub. Leading the quick service restaurant industry in designing an experience informed by consumer research, the site puts customer preferences and interests front and center by providing customized content and localized information to each, individual user.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers Tout Good-to-Great Experiences

    November 17, 2016

    As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School: A Blueprint for Disadvantaged Students’ College Prep

    November 11, 2016

    With hundreds of students, parents, teachers and administrators posing as rooftop superintendents and architects, a distinctive “CRISTO REY” sign in eight-foot high letters was recently unveiled high above their newly-acquired high school facility undergoing renovation in downtown Atlanta.

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