March 2018 Features

  • Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Seeking 10,000 to Volunteer for Super Bowl LIII

    March 30, 2018

    The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee officially opened its application process for the Super Bowl LIII volunteer program, known as TEAM ATL. The Host Committee is seeking up to 10,000 high-energy individuals to assist in welcoming more than one million guests expected to visit our region during the 10 days of festivities surrounding Super Bowl LIII.

  • General Assembly Adjourns After Delivering Historic Victories for Georgia Families

    March 30, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston led the General Assembly to adjourn Sine Die for the 154th legislative session. This marks the end of a legislative year in which the General Assembly advanced reforms and investments that will benefit every Georgia family, and concludes the final session of an administration that has consistently delivered for Georgians by leading on the most important issues facing our citizens, creating nearly 700,000 jobs as the nation’s best state to do business, and generating a rising economic tide that has left our entire state better off than we were eight-years-ago.

  • Equifax Names Mark Begor as Chief Executive Officer

    March 29, 2018

    Equifax Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has concluded its previously announced CEO search process and appointed Mark Begor as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 16. Mr. Begor will also become a member of the Equifax Board of Directors.

  • Labrador Retriever Reigns Supreme Once Again in Atlanta

    March 29, 2018

    Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Atlanta's top spot in the American Kennel Club's 2017 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

  • The Atlanta Hawks and Design Firm Hornall Anderson Launch Preview Experience Immersing Atlantans in a Vision of Philips Arena Transformation

    March 28, 2018

    Seattle-based design firm Hornall Anderson partnered with the Atlanta Hawks to bring the future of Atlanta to life in “The Preview,” an unprecedented sales center experience that opens this week to give potential suite and seat buyers a preview of the Philips Arena transformation.

  • Novartis Sells Stake in Consumer Business to GSK for $13B

    March 28, 2018

    Novartis announced that it has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline plc to divest its 36.5 percent stake in its consumer healthcare joint venture to GSK for USD13.0 billion. The sale will enable Novartis to further focus on the development and growth of its core businesses.

  • Delta Biometrics Launches across All 50 Domestic Delta Sky Clubs with Check-in Option

    March 28, 2018

    Delta Sky Club members with CLEAR can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 U.S. Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week, making Delta the only U.S.-based global airline to offer customers a secure biometric check-in option at a single touch point across its domestic network.

  • SunTrust Celebrates Opening Day at SunTrust Park with New Interactive Games at The onUp Experience

    March 27, 2018

    As fans look toward the second season of Atlanta Braves baseball at SunTrust Park, SunTrust is unveiling several enhancements and hosting events at The onUp Experience, the interactive entertainment center providing fans with baseball-inspired fun while learning about financial confidence.

  • UGA Study: Georgia Ports Support More Than 439,000 Jobs

    March 27, 2018

    Georgia's ports support 439,220 full-and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

  • Governor Deal Proclaims “Georgia Technology and Innovation Day” at Annual Technology Summit

    March 26, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, referencing the 13,000 technology-related companies in Georgia, proclaimed a resolution marking March 21st as Georgia Technology and Innovation Day. The Governor included the special announcement during his speech at the annual Technology Summit held this past week in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria.

  • MARTA Board Confirms Jeffrey Parker as General Manager and CEO

    March 26, 2018

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to confirm transit executive Jeffrey A. Parker as the Authority’s new general manager and chief executive officer.

  • Communities In Schools Raises $430,000 to Ensure a Better Future for Atlanta's At-Risk Students

    March 26, 2018

    Over 400 attendees gathered at the beautiful Flourish in Buckhead on Thursday, March 15 for an evening of celebration – from congratulating students on their successes inside and outside of the classroom to honoring community leaders for their life-long contributions to helping students succeed.

  • Media Mogul Buys Weather Channel TV Network

    March 23, 2018

    Entertainment Studios, Inc. announced its acquisition of the Weather Group parent company of the Weather Channel television network and Local Now streaming service. Media Mogul Byron Allen purchased the Weather Group through his company, Allen Media LLC, from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and Comcast/NBCUniversal.

  • Tech Square Innovation Week Coming to Midtown Atlanta in May

    March 23, 2018

    Technology Square is abuzz with the activity of startups, corporate innovation, and disruptive research, as well as outstanding student talent from the Georgia Institute of Technology. For one week in spring 2018 — May 7-10 — the Tech Square neighborhood and the components that make it one of the nation’s most successful ecosystems of ideation and disruption will be on display as part of Tech Square Innovation Week.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in February

    March 22, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that February was another record-setting month for Georgia, as the state reached new highs for jobs, employed residents and labor force. At the same time, unemployment claims fell and the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

  • Georgia Aquarium Reveals Plans for New Expansion to Open in 2020

    March 21, 2018

    The largest aquarium in the United States is getting bigger. Georgia Aquarium revealed expansion plans for a new gallery featuring sharks—one of the most misunderstood species in the ocean—to open in late fall of 2020. An extension of the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts, the new experience will help guests have a deeper appreciation for the important role sharks serve in the oceans and inspire them to join conservation efforts to protect our oceans.

  • Four Georgia Small Businesses Named Rock Stars

    March 21, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association, announced Georgia’s 2018 Small Business Rock Stars. GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Atlanta Technical College and Georgia Film Academy Tout Success of Innovative Partnership

    March 20, 2018

    Last year, Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Victoria Seals signed an agreement with the Georgia Film Academy to increase educational and professional opportunities for ATC’s students. The GFA Program provides students professional training in the film production crafts as well as opportunity to earn credits towards their Associate’s Degree at ATC.

  • Mercer University’s Executive Forum Continues with Delta Air Lines Executives Gil West, Joanne Smith

    March 20, 2018

    Mercer University’s 2017-2018 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, continues March 20th and 21st with presentations in Macon and Atlanta by Delta Air Lines executives Gil West and Joanne Smith.

  • Mercedes-Benz USA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters

    March 16, 2018

    Mercedes-Benz USA held the official grand opening of its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, 14 miles outside of the heart of Atlanta. Among the distinguished guests joining Dietmar Exler, MBUSA president and CEO, were Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta; Axel Harries, Daimler vice president sales Mercedes-Benz Cars and product management Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars; and Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs.

  • Georgia Congressional Delegation Pushes Georgia as Home to U.S. Army Futures Command

    March 16, 2018

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., joined the entire Georgia congressional delegation in urging the Pentagon to consider Georgia as home to the new Futures Command of the U.S. Army.

  • The Arthur M. Blank Foundation and Turner Invest in Atlanta's High School Students

    March 15, 2018

    Atlanta nonprofit re:imagine/ATL just announced their commitment to the future of talented teens through the creation of the re:imagine/ATL Alliance, a coalition of organizations joining together to build a creative economic pipeline that will support Georgia's budding film and digital media industry.

  • Georgia’s Chief Turnaround Office and the Synergy Around Rural Georgia

    March 15, 2018

    The schools and districts that make-up Cohort I of the turnaround focus (as outlined in HB 338) are primarily focused in rural, Southwest Georgia. While the turnaround team would love to take credit for the synergy of this rural focus, it was a force brewing well before the establishment of the Turnaround Office.

  • Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: A Call to Action for “Building a Stronger America”

    March 14, 2018

    From the world’s busiest airport to the fastest growing container port in America, Georgia leads the nation in moving people and goods. That didn’t happen by accident. On the contrary, for generations, Georgians have invested in the infrastructure necessary to facilitate our forward momentum.

  • ATL UTD Dominates Home Opener in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd

    March 13, 2018

    Atlanta United returned to their electric attacking ways to earn their first win of the season in front of yet another record-breaking crowd Sunday, topping D.C. United 3-1 in their 2018 home debut.