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  • BB&T and SunTrust to Combine in Merger of Equals to Create Premier Financial Institution

    February 07, 2019

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. and BB&T Corporation announced today that both companies' boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals valued at approximately $66 billion. The combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits.

  • Governor Kemp Celebrates Georgia Tourism Industry, Unveils 2019 Travel Guide

    February 06, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp was joined by Georgia tourism industry professionals from across the state for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the importance of the tourism industry in Georgia.

  • Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Enters 33rd Year of Continuous Service to Georgia Businesses

    February 05, 2019

    February marks an important milestone for the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) as it enters its 33rd year of continuous operation in aiding Georgia businesses that are pursuing government contracts.

  • Equifax to Provide Free Credit Report Service to Consumers Impacted by Partial Government Shutdown

    February 05, 2019

    Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company, announced that it will provide a free credit report service to consumers employed by the federal government who were impacted by the partial shutdown.

  • Kia Motors Reveals New Brand Personality in 90 Second Super Bowl Ad

    February 04, 2019

    Kia’s Longest-Ever Super Bowl Ad Showcases the “Give It Everything” Spirit of the Brand and its West Point, GA Manufacturing Facility, home of the all-new 2020 Telluride SUV.

  • Georgia Power Files 20-year Plan to Meet Georgia's Future Energy Needs

    February 01, 2019

    Georgia Power filed its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The company files an IRP every three years to outline how it will continue to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its 2.5 million customers over the next 20 years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Oyster Industry Shucks Wild-Grown Strategy; Discovers Pearl of Great Price in Aquaculture

    January 14, 2019

    In a few years, Georgia oysters may earn a spot next to Georgia peaches, peanuts, Vidalia onions, and shrimp as one of the state’s official foods and crops.The science of aquaculture for cultivating and harvesting oysters adds another aspect to the term “farm-to-table,” as the state oyster farming industry foresees a significant revivification of what was once a thriving business during the early decades of the previous century.

  • Saving for a Major Financial Purchase

    January 09, 2019

    You work hard to earn a living. You saved diligently for a down payment and bought a house. You're saving consistently for retirement, but that seems to be a long way off. Now, it's time to save for something fun.

  • Young Gamechangers Start New Year with Project in Monroe on January 31st

    January 08, 2019

    Instead of starting a diet or taking up a new hobby, 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals will celebrate the beginning of 2019 by kicking off an ambitious new project in Monroe, GA. As part of the Young Gamechangers program they will research the area’s industries, explore natural resources, gather historical data, and meet with business and community leaders.

  • Gallup: The Most Generous Countries in the World

    December 21, 2018

    The United States is often considered the most generous country in the world. Why? Because Americans donate a lot of money. Its people, its foundations and its companies donated roughly $410 billion in 2017 -- or about 2.1% of its own GDP. In fact, the amount Americans donated was more than the entire GDP of all but about 40 countries in the world.

  • Georgia Sets Jobs Record in November

    December 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a new record in November for total jobs as the state’s unemployment rate continued to fall. Georgia, Butler noted, has added nearly 100,000 jobs over the past year. Its unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest rate since January 2001. Labor force and employed residents are also up over the past 12 months.

  • Georgia Lawmakers Explore Legislative Agenda at 2018 Biennial Institute

    December 20, 2018

    More than 200 members of the Georgia General Assembly attended policy presentations at the 31st Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle.

  • New County Commissioners Launch Careers at Institute Training Conference

    December 19, 2018

    Nearly 140 newly elected county commissioners gained critical knowledge of government operations and management during a four-day training session coordinated by the Institute of Government in partnership with ACCG, Georgia’s County Association.

  • UPS: Number of Packages Returned Expected to Peak Before Christmas, Reflecting E-Commerce Shift

    December 19, 2018

    National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas, reflecting just how deeply e-commerce is reshaping the retail universe, according to UPS. Consumers who got a jump on online shopping in the days before Black Friday are expected to begin returning more than 1 million packages each day in December, jumpstarting the holiday returns season earlier than ever.

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