January 2019 Features

  • Rick Jackson Shares Why He Founded goBeyondProfit

    January 31, 2019

    Rick Jackson, the CEO and Chairman of Jackson Healthcare shares why he launched goBeyondProfit – a fully funded venture for his peers and their companies. He believes that goBeyondProfit offers a tremendous opportunity for business leaders to learn from each other and make an even bigger impact in the communities where they live, work and serve.

  • Atlanta’s Civil Rights Center Names Jill Savitt New Director

    January 31, 2019

    The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Board of Directors announced today it has appointed Jill Savitt as Chief Executive Officer effective March 11th. Savitt, a genocide prevention expert, will resign as Acting Director for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • United Way and NFL Bring Immersive Virtual Reality Game to Super Bowl Experience

    January 31, 2019

    Through virtual reality, United Way, Atlanta-based Futurus and Creative Media Industries Institute are transporting visitors of the NFL’s Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai into the middle of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

  • 2019 Kicks Off with a Slight Increase in Small Business Hiring and Wage Growth

    January 31, 2019

    The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch started the new year with slight gains in small business job and hourly earnings growth. The Small Business Jobs Index increased 0.04 percent in January to 98.92, though it remains down 0.96 year-over-year.

  • Employee Engagement and Advocacy Platform Provider Smarp Moves U.S. Office to Atlanta

    January 30, 2019

    Smarp, the Finland-based startup specializing in employee engagement and advocacy solutions, has announced that it will relocate its United States offices from New York City to Atlanta.

  • AT&T Boosts Atlanta Area Mobile Coverage for Pro Football’s Big Game

    January 30, 2019

    AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers are getting a big boost in cellular coverage and capacity throughout the Atlanta area to prep for football’s Biggest Game.

  • Glassdoor Reveals The 50 Best Jobs In America For 2019

    January 30, 2019

    With millions of U.S. workers looking for new jobs in the new year, Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, announced its annual jobs report identifying the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.

  • Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Board Ratifies FY ’19 Budget and Approves Standing Committees at February Meeting

    January 29, 2019

    After its morning work session, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) Board of Directors met in its first official meeting of 2019 and ratified its FY19 budget in the amount of $4,831,922, adopted standing committees, and approved their 2019 Board Meeting calendar.

  • Georgia Public Service Commission Faces Busy and Challenging Case Load in 2019

    January 29, 2019

    The Georgia Public Service Commission will face an unprecedented number of major proceedings and rate cases in 2019, beginning with the filing of Georgia Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan on January 31st.

  • Georgia State Named Nation’s No. 1 ‘Military Friendly’ School

    January 29, 2019

    Georgia State University has been ranked the No. 1 Military Friendly school in the nation for the 2019-20 year by Military Friendly website, which measures organizations’ commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community.

  • Georgia Historical Society Set to Kickoff Free Public Events of the 2019 Georgia History Festival

    January 28, 2019

    With the Georgia Day Parade only one week away the Georgia Historical Society is set to kick off the 2019 Georgia History Festival with a full slate of free public events.

  • Private Equity Firm Trive Acquires EarthLink; Headquarters Return to Atlanta

    January 25, 2019

    EarthLink, the long-time Atlanta-based internet provider, is pleased to announce its acquisition by Trive Capital from Windstream Holdings, Inc., in a $330 million cash deal that includes the assets of nQue Technologies LLC, as well as EarthLink’s Midtown Atlanta office building that once again will serve as headquarters.

  • Atlanta Science Festival Unveils 2019 Programming, NPR Guests

    January 25, 2019

    Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), the city’s premier celebration of all things science, returns with explosive events and excitement for 2019. The Atlanta Science Festival representatives unveiled the schedule taking place March 9-23, 2019. Delta Air Lines continues as presenting sponsor.

  • Flexing Georgia's Corporate "Do-Good" Muscles

    January 24, 2019

    Do Georgia businesses understand the great mutual value gained from corporate generosity? I wonder this frequently. It’s the reason I felt compelled to join with other Georgia business leaders in the goBeyondProfit initiative, banding together in virtual alignment around the value and importance of finding ways to give back beyond our daily business efforts.

  • Park Pride Investing $864,000 in Parks in Atlanta and DeKalb

    January 24, 2019

    Park Pride has announced that $864,000 has been granted to 21 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb County to fund capital park improvements.

  • Atlanta Sets Jobs Record in December

    January 24, 2019

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Atlanta set another record in December for total jobs. At the same time, monthly numbers increased for labor force and number of employed. And, Atlanta maintained annual growth in all critical measures.

  • goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO Finalizing Corporate Philanthropy Research

    January 22, 2019

    goBeyondProfit, a not-for-profit initiative encouraging all Georgia businesses to prioritize community engagement, is conducting statewide corporate trend research in partnership with Georgia CEO. The survey will wrap up this week.

  • AT&T Delivers on Commitment to Westside Atlanta with #BelieveAtlanta Initiative

    January 21, 2019

    AT&T is passionate about the strength and success of Atlanta, and through our new initiative – Believe Atlanta – the 15,000 men and women of AT&T in Atlanta are collaborating with community leaders and organizations to help tackle the chronic challenges of poverty, skills gaps, and crime in Atlanta’s Westside to help cultivate a future of opportunity and promise.

  • Kwame Johnson - Unlocking Potential: How Mentoring Changes Metro Atlanta

    January 21, 2019

    In Atlanta, more than many other large cities, your ZIP code determines your life trajectory. A 2018 study from Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights showed that Atlanta and Charlotte have the lowest rates of upward mobility for children who grow up in those cities, despite very high rates of job and wage growth over the past two decades.

  • Outdoor Stewardship Fund to Protect Georgia’s Natural Assets

    January 21, 2019

    Passed with more than 82 percent of the vote, the Outdoor Stewardship Act is intended to “promote stewardship for state parks, state lands and wildlife management areas, support local parks and trails and protect critical conservation land.”

  • In 2019, CEOs are Most Concerned About Talent and a Recession

    January 21, 2019

    A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern.

  • Top State Officials, Chamber Leaders Team Up to Champion Economic Priorities for All Georgians at “Eggs and Issues" Breakfast

    January 18, 2019

    Invoking references to the upcoming Super Bowl, the Atlanta United MLS Champions, the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry, and some inside baseball lingo, speakers at the 2019 Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” emphasized the need for teamwork and partnerships as the General Assembly convenes.

  • Fiserv to Buy Metro Atlanta’s First Data in $22B Deal

    January 17, 2019

    Fiserv and First Data Corporation announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Fiserv will acquire First Data in an all-stock transaction. The transaction unites two premier companies to create one of the world’s leading payments and financial technology providers, and an enhanced value proposition for its clients.

  • Georgia Posts Record-Setting Year in 2018

    January 17, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that 2018 was another banner year for Georgia with increases in jobs, work force and employed residents. The unemployment rate, Butler noted, fell nearly a full point over the year. Month to month, communities all across the state routinely set records.

  • How to Build Credit with No Credit History

    January 16, 2019

    Whether you're brand new to managing personal finances on your own or you've simply shied away from using credit in the past, either way you don't have an established credit history. And having no credit history can present a few challenges.