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  • Current Signs of the Times in Corporate Responsibility: A Conversation with Coxe Curry's Ann W. Cramer

    June 26, 2019

    The goBeyondProfit team had the privilege to sit with Ann and hear her perspective on trends in Corporate Responsibility. Ann has identified several signs of the time based on the Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019, that are published annually by her friend and colleague Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation.

  • Allen, Hice Help Secure Ft. Gordon Cyber Instructional Facility Funding

    June 25, 2019

    The budget process has been out of regular order for several years now. Under normal rules, Congress would pass 12 appropriations measures that form the annual budget. These 12 separate spending bills offer a lot of chances for disagreement and possible partisan wrangling. It is much easier to pass much, much larger bills that combine spending into a package – thus, the “omnibus budget.”

  • The Outlook for the U.S. Housing Market Hits its Highest Point in Three Years

    June 25, 2019

    Last year's sales slowdown, combined with the decidedly mixed data through the first half of 2019, certainly suggested that housing had passed its peak in this cycle. But the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics sees more positive, sustainable trends for the housing sector for at least the next year.

  • Georgia's Largest Technology Showcase Scheduled for March 2020

    June 24, 2019

    The premier showcase event for Georgia's technology industry, The Summit, returns March 3rd & 4th, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta to shine a spotlight on the state's industry strengths and gather top leaders and innovative companies at the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) annual meeting.

  • United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley Announces New President/CEO

    June 21, 2019

    The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is pleased to announce that Ben Moser, JD, CFRE has been selected as the organization’s new President & CEO.

  • AT&T Invests Nearly $5.4B Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Georgia

    June 21, 2019

    At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $5.4 billion in our Georgia wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.

  • Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Selects Four New Community Projects

    June 20, 2019

    After a successful launch in 2018, Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grant recipients at a special event at the government center in Macon June 18. The 2019 winning proposals are Columbus Smart Uptown, Macon Smart Neighborhoods, Milton Smarter Safer Routes to School, and Woodstock Smart Master Plan and Corridor Study.

  • Congressman Tom Graves Introduces Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

    June 20, 2019

    Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) is concerned about criminal hackers in cyberspace. The Republican Congressman from Ranger, GA teamed with Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-05), to introduce a bipartisan bill that gives American businesses and consumers more tools to defend themselves online.

  • 2019 Leadership Columbus Class Graduates

    June 19, 2019

  • Interim President Named for Columbus Technical College

    June 18, 2019

    Columbus Technical College will soon be under the leadership of the Technical College System of Georgia’s Deputy Commissioner of Adult and Technical Education, Martha Ann Todd. TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur named Todd interim president effective July 1, 2019.

  • GMA Convention Guest Speakers Share Unique Roads to Success

    June 18, 2019

    The GMA 2019 Annual Convention themed: “Cities United: Lead to Succeed.” will take place this week at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

  • Synovus Announces Increase of Share Repurchase Authorization

    June 18, 2019

    Synovus Financial Corp. announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has increased its prior $400 million share repurchase authorization to $725 million for the year 2019.

  • Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment

    June 18, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.

  • Georgia Small Business Leaders Profit from Speakers' Expertise/Experience at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event

    June 17, 2019

    This past Wednesday nearly two hundred small business leaders from across Georgia had the opportunity to benefit from attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Series” held in Atlanta: a notable list of fifteen, experienced peers and experts in the small business market segment shared practical advice, anecdotal narratives, and statistical information to help inspire owners, who might want to incorporate them in their business models and plans.

  • Muscogee County Board of Education Recognized as Exemplary Board

    June 14, 2019

    The Muscogee County School District was recently recognized as a 2019 Exemplary Board during the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly. In addition, during the conference, Board Chair Patricia Hugley-Green was elected as President-Elect.

  • Governor Kemp Makes Historic Appointment for Insurance Commissioner

    June 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp made history by appointing Doraville Police Chief and Brigadier General John King to serve as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner and Safety Fire Commissioner. King is the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

  • Freight and Logistics Commission will Look at All Options

    June 12, 2019

    Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Georgia agree that logistics and moving freight across the state will be a key issue when they meet under the Gold Dome again in January 2020. To prepare for those discussions, a Joint Commission of the state House and Senate has been appointed to study and consider different options.

  • Matt Arthur: Improve Horizons for Millions of Georgians Outside Metro Atlanta

    June 07, 2019

    Metro Atlanta continues to be the hub of economic activity in Georgia and the Southeast, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta has had a 43% growth in jobs since 1991, more than 20 percentage points higher than the national average. It has the fourth fastest population growth in the nation—nearly six million people live in the metro region.

  • Small Business Hiring and Wage Growth Hold Steady in May

    June 06, 2019

    The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for May shows job and wage growth were essentially unchanged from the previous month. The national jobs index stands at 98.76 and has been relatively stable throughout 2019. Hourly earnings have increased 2.53 percent ($0.67) over the past 12 months, remaining slightly ahead of the 2018 average growth rate (2.49 percent).

  • Daechang Seat CO., LTD USA Announces 100 Jobs in Chattahoochee Valley

    June 05, 2019

    Phenix City Mayor and City Council voted to approve an incentive package for an international automotive supplier, Daechang Seat Co., Ltd USA (DSC), to locate a manufacturing facility in Phenix City, AL at 903 Fontaine Road. This new manufacturing operation is expected to create 100 jobs and have an initial capital investment of more than $9,000,000.

  • Georgia Chamber Partners With U.S. Chamber To Host Small Business Series June 12th

    June 05, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be partnering to host the Small Business Series on June 12, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Fine Art and Events in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Power Customers to See Credit on June Bills

    June 05, 2019

    The second of three credits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be applied directly to Georgia Power customers’ bills in June. These credits are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power’s federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%.

  • Congress Passes Disaster Relief Bill

    June 04, 2019

    Help is on the way. Nearly nine months after farmers in South Georgia were devastated by Hurricane Michael, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill Monday, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. The legislation was approved 354-58 by Congress.

  • 10 Most Expensive Places to Retire in the U.S.

    June 04, 2019

    Retirement might be a financial struggle for many retirees, but there is a segment for whom money is not a problem. To help those who like to dream big, Topretirements.com has developed a list of the 10 most luxurious places to retire. Communities where the hardest task is to choose whether it will be the beach club, marina, golf course, or take the plane out for a flight.

  • Small Businesses Gain Big Wins from Community Involvement

    May 31, 2019

    Strapped and under-resourced small businesses might have the very most to gain from community involvement. Authentic outreach can be a powerful way to expand the company’s relationship network, raise business awareness and build loyalty among customers and employees. goBeyondProfit’s Corporate Generosity Research Report cites that 71 percent of Georgia’s employed adults prefer to buy products from companies who are generous to the community.

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