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  • Ted Williams, Warren Buffett & a Secret to Your Company’s Community Impact

    November 13, 2019

    One of goBeyondProfit's founding members was asked to serve on a panel of CEOs discussing best practices in Community Impact. Panelist Keith Reynolds Jennings kindly agreed to share his insights here for Georgia readers.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to Record High

    November 13, 2019

    The headcount enrollment for the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia in Fall 2019 was 333,507, representing an increase of 1.5 percent (4,795 students) over the Fall 2018 enrollment of 328,712, according to USG’s Fall 2019 Semester Enrollment Report.

  • President Jimmy Carter Honored as 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at 26th Annual ecoBenefête

    November 11, 2019

    The Georgia Conservancy honored Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as its 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at the Atlanta History Center on November 7th. The Distinguished Conservationist Award, bestowed at that Conservancy’s annual gala, ecoBenefête, recognizes President Carter’s profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.

  • Georgia Receives Top Business Ranking for Record-Breaking Seventh Straight Year

    November 07, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development, for the seventh year in a row. Georgia is the only state that has received the distinction seven consecutive times in the history of Site Selection’s rankings.

  • Bill Would Eliminate Taxes from Military Retirements

    November 07, 2019

    A group of Georgia state representatives are hoping to remove income tax from military retirements. One of the co-signers of HB-7 is newcomer Rep. Philip Singleton (R-Sharpsburg) who was sworn in as the newest state representative for Newnan’s District 71 less than a month ago. At his swearing in ceremony he announced his plans to form the House Veteran Caucus.

  • For S&P 500 CEOs, Stock Awards Now Comprise More Than 50% of Total Compensation

    November 06, 2019

    A new report reveals that stock awards, which include restricted stock and performance-based shares, represented a record portion of CEO compensation in 2018. For S&P 500 CEOs, stock awards alone exceeded 50 percent for the first time. Moreover, they climbed to a record of nearly 40 percent for those in the Russell 3000.

  • Delta Increases Service between Atlanta, Key Regional Airports throughout Georgia

    November 05, 2019

    Delta is deepening its investment in communities throughout its hometown state of Georgia with more flying from Albany, Brunswick, Columbus and Valdosta to the airline's Atlanta hub. Each market will see one additional daily frequency to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning next spring, increasing seat capacity to and from these Georgia communities by 35 percent in 2020.

  • Sen. Isakson Highlights Georgia Projects in Senate-Passed Federal Funding Measure

    November 04, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the Senate passage of H.R.3055, which includes important funding for agriculture, transportation and other Georgia priorities, while urging colleagues to end obstruction tactics to advance funding for other measures including for veterans, health care, water projects and national security.

  • Callaway Resort & Gardens and Herschend Family Entertainment Announce New Relationship

    November 01, 2019

    Callaway Resort & Gardens announced that it has reached an agreement with Herschend Family Entertainment to operate and manage its resort and garden attractions in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

  • Governor Kemp Announces "Georgia Access" Health Waiver

    November 01, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp joined members of the General Assembly and business leaders to unveil Georgia Access - a Section 1332 state relief and empowerment waiver to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Small Business Wage Growth Gains Momentum, Job Growth Holds Steady in October

    October 31, 2019

    The tight labor market positively impacted wage growth in October, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Hourly earnings are on the rise, reaching 3.00 percent ($0.80) growth in October.

  • Deloitte: Retailers Can Expect Jolly Holiday Shopping Season

    October 24, 2019

    For the 34th year, Deloitte commissioned a national survey of 4,410 consumers to better understand spending for the upcoming holiday season. Conducted online, Sept. 6-13, by an independent research company, the survey provides key insights into consumer behavior and what retailers can expect from shoppers as they tackle their holiday shopping.

  • Zell Miller Foundation Announces Leadership Institute Class Of 2020

    October 23, 2019

    The Zell Miller Foundation has announced the members of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute Class of 2020. The Leadership Institute is a year-long leadership development program designed to explore the life, legacy, and core values Zell Miller believed were essential to becoming a more effective leader.

  • LaGrange College President Announces Plans to Retire

    October 22, 2019

    LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander has announced his intention to retire next year, after completing 11 years of service with the institution.

  • Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Casinos and Gambling

    October 21, 2019

    For the past two days, members of the House Special Committee on Economic Growth have listened to a long trail of speakers that included casino executives, sports betting operators and other key stakeholders — some speaking in favor of legalizing gambling in Georgia and others against the idea. The committee is charged with looking at the economic benefits of allowing gambling in the state.

  • Facing Some Economic Uncertainty, US Executives Focus on Building Resiliency

    October 21, 2019

    US executives are taking action to futureproof their organizations amid economic, geopolitical and regulatory uncertainty. Supported by stable pipelines and deal-closing intentions, 83% of US executives say they expect the domestic M&A market to improve, though only 46% plan to actively pursue M&A in the next year, according to the EY 21st Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

  • Georgia Sets Jobs Record in September

    October 18, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia set a record again in September for total employed residents. The record came as Georgia continued to show improvement in other key measures like initial unemployment claims, labor force and the unemployment rate, according to preliminary numbers.

  • Georgia Lottery Celebrates Record First Quarter Transfer; $291.6M Raised for HOPE and Pre-K

    October 17, 2019

    The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced record profits for education for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account will amount to $291.61 million, surpassing last year’s record first quarter transfer by $6.32 million.

  • Georgia’s Rural Center Aims To Improve Health Outcomes For Rural Georgians

    October 16, 2019

    Well before sunrise on a crisp spring morning in rural Indiana, a small hospital receives an alert that an ambulance is in route, carrying a pregnant woman whose pre-term baby will need to be delivered by and receive critical neonatal care from a skeleton night-shift crew. In a county with no practicing pediatrician, obstetrician or neonatal specialist, the outlook for mother and child does not seem promising.

  • New Research Finds Public Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking Infrastructure Delivers Potential Economic Benefits of $138.5B Annually

    October 16, 2019

    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy released findings from "Active Transportation Transforms America," the nation's most comprehensive analysis of the quantifiable impact of trails, walking and biking on the places we live.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Summit Agenda Speaks Volumes about Manufacturing Success in State

    October 14, 2019

    Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Founder and CEO, Jason Moss, punctuated the success of the state’s manufacturing segment at its fifth annual Summit with an agenda that recognized employer successes, hosted top tier keynoters and panelists, and spoke volumes about the organization itself.

  • SBA Small Business Lending Reflects Strong Economic Trends

    October 11, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY19 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $28 billion to entrepreneurs that otherwise would not have access to capital to start, grow, or expand their small businesses.

  • Tim Lee and America’s Two Percent

    October 10, 2019

    America, home of the free – and the brave – remains so principally because of the sacrifice of the country’s two percent. A 2014 Pew Research Center report noted there were 90,107 government units in the U.S. — everything from county governments – more than 3,000 – to independent school district governments. While some serve in appointed positions, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in elected office, mostly at the local level.

  • Gas South Named Inaugural Recipient of goBeyondProfit Champion Award

    October 09, 2019

    Today Gas South was named the inaugural winner of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. This honor is given to companies who exhibit exemplary efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosted A Successful Rural Prosperity Summit

    October 04, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a successful third annual Rural Prosperity Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in Tifton. This year’s event hosted nearly 500 business leaders, community advocates and state elected officials, along with notable speakers who discussed vital topics centered around Georgia’s rural communities.

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