July 2016 Features

  • Georgia Oak Partners Focuses on Local Companies

    July 27, 2016

    With a new website and growing enthusiasm, it may look like Georgia Oak Partners is launching a rebranding campaign, but Michael Lonergan, managing partner of Georgia Oak Partners, said that’s not the case. “In layman’s terms, we are refocusing on our investment pieces around Georgia. … What we have tried to do is critical to us, because we are really the only investment firm that focuses on our state.”

  • SunTrust Banks' Profit and Revenue Rise in Latest Quarter

    July 25, 2016

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. reported net income available to common shareholders of $475 million, or $0.94 per average common diluted share. This quarter was favorably impacted by $0.05 per share of discrete benefits. "Our performance this quarter is further indication of our ability to deliver on our commitments," said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

  • GSU Robinson College of Business Introduces Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute

    July 20, 2016

    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, a new academic unit in Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, brings together new and established entrepreneurship and innovation courses and experiences in the college and expands accessibility to these offerings to students across the university.

  • University of Georgia Offers Accelerated JD and MBA Program 

    July 20, 2016

    To help meet the growing demand for lawyers with business acumen, the University of Georgia now provides an opportunity for students to graduate with both a law degree (JD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in only three years.

  • Braves and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Bring Sports Expo to Atlanta

    July 18, 2016

    The Atlanta Braves have partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host the first ever Hiring Our Heroes sports expo in Atlanta this summer. Hiring Our Heroes is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation which helps military veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment in a 21st century workforce.

  • Grady Health System Named 2016 Most Wired for Fifth Consecutive Year

    July 11, 2016

    Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18thAnnual Health Care's Most Wired survey, released recently by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

  • Where Should Americans Not Travel for Business Right Now?

    July 07, 2016

    American small business owners who travel abroad need to stay updated on all the latest news developments about no travel zones for U.S. citizens. Sadly, terrorism, political unrest and disease exists in just about every corner of the globe and, as an American, it’s prudent to be aware of the latest travel guidelines and restrictions. The U.S. State Department regularly issues and updates its travel restrictions for travelers.

  • Georgia Tech Meets Big Data Challenges by Uniting Under New Institute

    July 06, 2016

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is tackling the challenges of big data by creating the new Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS). The new Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) will unite researchers across Georgia Tech, foster important partnerships with industry, and play a key role in building the community of the recently announced Coda building in Technology Square.