Features

  • Stalvey Family Donates $500,000 to SGMC Health Expansion

    February 27, 2024

    SGMC Health is pleased to announce a generous gift of $500,000 from the Stalvey Family, founders of Ace Electric, Inc. The gift will support Phase I of SGMC's long-range facilities plan which includes construction of a new Women and Infants tower and Emergency/Trauma Center set to break ground this summer.

  • State Leaders Celebrate Hyundai Motor Group’s Historic Impact on Georgia

    February 27, 2024

    Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp joined President and Global COO of Hyundai Motor Company and President and CEO of Hyundai and Genesis Motor North America José Muñoz to celebrate Hyundai Motor Group’s historic and positive impact on the State of Georgia while providing an update on the progress of its Metaplant America.

  • Kent Patrick of Bush Wealth: February is a Great Time to Revisit Resolutions

    February 26, 2024

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution about seven weeks ago? For 2024, many Americans are making the resolution to adopt healthy habits – concerning their bodies, minds and finances.

  • Unveiling Georgia’s $1.3B Arts Impact

    February 26, 2024

    Nonprofit arts and culture have a powerful ability to attract and hold dollars within local communities. Now, for the first time, Georgia has a custom economic analysis of its nonprofit arts and culture sector – and the data from Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 from Americans for the Arts is impressive.

  • 2024 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs Announced

    February 23, 2024

    Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper and Georgia Restaurant Association President + CEO Stephanie Fischer announced six new Georgia Grown Executive Chefs at the 2024 Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception last night.

  • Wiregrass Tech’s Corks and Forks Happening this March

    February 22, 2024

    Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation is hosting its popular Corks & Forks fundraising event on Thursday, March 14 at Hallabrook Hill in Valdosta. Tickets are available for the public to purchase and attend.

  • SGMC Health Hosts Glow Golf Tournament for Men's Health

    February 21, 2024

    SGMC Health is hosting its signature fundraising event for men's health, the 3rd annual Glow on the Green Golf Tournament on March 8, 2024. Registration is open for interested individuals or teams.

  • Penny Houston Not Running for Reelection to Georgia House

    February 21, 2024

    Longtime state Rep. Penny Houston announced Tuesday that she will not seek reelection this year.

  • Farm Stress Summit to Spotlight Mental Health Challenges Among Georgia’s Farming Communities

    February 21, 2024

    The prevalence of mental health challenges experienced by farm families and farming communities in Georgia is staggering. Faced with unfavorable weather, unfriendly economic conditions, labor shortages and more, farmers of all types often cope with the pressures of their profession in unhealthy ways, including considering suicide.

  • Wild Adventures Unveils 2024 Concerts and Special Events

    February 20, 2024

    Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta announced its 2024 Concert and Special Events lineup Tuesday, revealing a star-studded schedule including performances from award-winning artists and family-centered events promising to deliver the park’s biggest season yet.

  • "Call Before You Dig" Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Georgia

    February 20, 2024

    2024 marks Georgia 811’s 50th Anniversary. With the mission to promote safety and prevent utility damage, Georgia 811 will celebrate the occasion with various events, initiatives, and tributes to remind stakeholders and the general public of the importance of contacting 811 before digging.

  • The 1975 Transportation Group Emerges from Broadleaf Trucking and Sexton Farms Merger

    February 16, 2024

    Two industry giants, Broadleaf Trucking and Sexton Farms, have joined forces to create a powerful new entity, The 1975 Transportation Group. This merger marks a significant milestone in the world of transportation, solidifying 1975 as the leading resource for transportation and logistics in the Southern United States.

  • Georgia Leading Nation in New Clean Energy Projects, 19 Projects Totalling 39k Jobs, $13B in Private Investments

    February 16, 2024

    Large-scale clean energy projects announced in Georgia in just the first year of the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are projected to create or support almost 39,000 jobs and generate tens of billions of dollars in new wages, tax revenue, and economic growth, according to a new economic analysis by BW Research for the national nonpartisan business group E2.

  • State of Georgia Breaks Export Records for Third Straight Year

    February 15, 2024

    Governor Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development in announcing that the state surpassed $49.7 billion in exports in 2023, eclipsing the record-setting $47 billion in 2022.

  • FirstNet Authority, AT&T Announce 10-Year Investment to Transform America’s Public Safety Broadband Network

    February 14, 2024

    The FirstNet Authority and its network partner, AT&T, are announcing a major investment in the future of public safety communications. The FirstNet Authority’s 10-year, $8 billion investment initiative will evolve and expand FirstNet — America’s public safety network.

  • Michael Hertz Promoted to President of United Distributors, Inc.

    February 13, 2024

    United Distributors, Inc., the largest beverage alcohol distributor in Georgia and Alabama, announced two leadership changes, effective February 1st, with the promotion of Michael Hertz to President and the appointment of Pete Moraitakis as Vice Chairman.

  • Nurturing Dreams, Growing Futures: Small Business Assistance that Builds Your Community

    February 13, 2024

    Every year America's entrepreneurs take their dreams and ideas and start thriving small businesses with the help of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Through cutting-edge training programs and advising strategies, SBDCs aren't just helping create new businesses; they are helping thousands of others grow.

  • Georgia Chamber Foundation Releases 2024 State of Housing Report

    February 12, 2024

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation released its 2024 State of Housing Report highlighting opportunities for Georgia’s leaders to implement strategic policies that encourage housing development and address the current workforce housing shortage.

  • CEO Confidence Improved in Q1 2024

    February 12, 2024

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council improved to 53 in Q1 2024, up from 46 in the fourth quarter of 2023. The Measure is now above 50, a reading that suggests CEOs have become optimistic about what's ahead for the economy.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Business Prospects for 35th Annual ‘Georgia Quail Hunt’ in Albany

    February 09, 2024

    This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany, as business leaders representing state recruitment and expansion prospects joined local and state economic developers and officials, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, to learn about the competitive advantages of doing business in Georgia.

  • Atlanta Fed Opening Remarks: Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market

    February 09, 2024

    At the Atlanta Fed, our tagline is "an economy that works for everyone." Such an economy will feature a labor market in which everyone can maximize their human capital and potential and find work commensurate with that full potential. The appeal of having this kind of economy is that it will be more resilient, more innovative, and more prosperous.

  • City of Valdosta Mayor & Council to Host Annual Summit

    February 08, 2024

    The City of Valdosta Mayor and Council are pleased to announce the upcoming Strategic Initiatives Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th.

  • Georgia Historical Society’s New Georgia Day Video to Explore the Thirteenth Colony’s Founding

    February 08, 2024

    The Georgia Historical Society will premiere an all-new Georgia Day video on February 12, 2024—Georgia Day—in recognition of the 291st anniversary of Georgia’s founding on February 12, 1733.

  • Georgia ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - Report Releases

    February 07, 2024

    Out of the 3.95 million households in Georgia, 34% are hardworking families who are living under the threshold of financial survival based on the state’s 2021 cost of living data, according to the ALICE Report released today by the United Ways of Georgia State Association.

  • Georgia Leaders Selected for 2024 GeorgiaForward Young Gamechangers Cohort

    February 06, 2024

    GeorgiaForward has selected 45 promising professionals to serve the organization’s 2024 Young Gamechangers (YG) program. YG is a unique leadership action program hosted by GeorgiaForward, a non-profit organization administrated by the Georgia Municipal Association. Young Gamechangers brings professionals from across the state to work on the persistent challenges of one Georgia community.

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