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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    By: Jen Amundson, Director of Social Media and Communications, Deluxe Corporation You love them. You hate them. Surprises. Good or bad, they raise the heart rate and challenge our creativity. As the Small Business Revolution team traveled across the country to the Top 10 towns for Season 4 of “Main Street,” there were plenty of surprises to manage. When bad weather canceled the flight between ...read more
    Categories: Small Business Tips
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Budget Primer Healthcare PDF (click to view/download) Three state agencies are primarily responsible for health care services in Georgia: the departments of Community Health, Public Health and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. State funding for these three agencies totals $5.1 billion in 2020, about 19 percent of state general spending. General Fund appropriations for these ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    The spring semester of most colleges and universities typically ends from the middle of May to the first week in June, and that signals the start of summer break for students nationwide. This is also the time that small businesses like yours seek to bring summer interns on board. Having a summer internship program is a great way to discover talented workers without having to read piles of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Small Business Tips, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Photo Credit: CommonSense Robotics Dive Brief:CommonSense Robotics has begun construction on an automated micro-fulfillment center (MFC) located beneath the Shalom Meir Tower in Tel Aviv, according to a news release emailed to Grocery Dive. The company claims this will be the first MFC to be operated underground. The facility, which the company said will go live in Q4, will fulfill one-hour ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    President and CEO of 21st Century Partnership Chrissy Miner discusses their work to strengthen Robins Air Force Base and talks about the RAFB’s economic impact.http://middlegeorgiaceo.com/video/2019/07/chrissy-miner-21st-century-partnership-economic-impact-robins-air-force-base/
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    The VECTR Center is excited to offer a free certification geared toward transitioning senior leaders.  From 16 – 20 September, the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) course will be offered through DRI at no cost to transitioning service members, or those veterans who left the service less than five (5) years ago. This is a nationally recognized certification and is a great match ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
     Source: 2019 Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Georgia's 2020 Budget is now in effect! Our 2020 Georgia Budget Primer examines the state budget and how it shapes the lives of millions of Georgians.  Georgia's budget serves as an indicator of our state's priorities. This primer analyzes state spending on education, health care, human services and criminal justice. Every Georgian has a stake ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 The Peyton Anderson Foundation recently announced an award of $630,000 to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to support local employer and workforce needs in high-demand career training programs. This grant, which will be distributed over a four year period, will specifically support the expansion of CGTC’s Aviation Maintenance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    At 91 years old, Robert “Bob” Dickey still gets to work at 7 a.m. sharp every day. He is the oldest peach-grower in Georgia and the patriarch of the state’s oldest continuously operating peach-packing house, Dickey Farms. He was born into the peach business and remembers his grandfather hauling peaches out of the orchard by mule and wagon. The Dickey peach-packing house in Musella was built ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
     An aerial view of the 52-megawatt solar farm built by Silicon Ranch in Hazlehurst, Ga. Ever cheaper and better solar technology, available land and lots of sunshine are driving demand for massive, utility-scale solar projects across the American Southeast.Silicon Ranch Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET   In northern Georgia, near the Tennessee line, the city of Dalton made its fame as the carpet capital ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    With recent attacks at one of our local businesses here in Peach County, I thought it was important to share this article with our readers.  Never assume you are protected or immune to invasive attacks!  Read Adam Kujawa's article below and take the necessary steps to protect your home and personal computers. **************************************** Ransomware Isn't Just A Big City ...read more
    Categories: Community, Small Business Tips, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    By: Karen Jowers, Military.com As many military families are on the move this summer, here’s a reminder for spouses to take advantage of free benefits offered to help with their job search, as well as some ongoing and new efforts in the private sector to increase employment opportunities. Take note below of a job fair at Fort Belvoir, Va., on June 5 sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    By Victor KulkoskyNews Editor - Leader Tribune The Leader-Tribune racked up four awards at the Georgia Press Association Convention last week, including three in the GPA Advertising Contest and a 1st Place award for Layout & Design in the Better Newspaper Contest.  The Hal M. Stanley Trophy for Layout & Design in Division F went to Andrea Banker, the LT's Graphic Artist.  The contest judge ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSIONPROVIDES ABUNDANT CAPACITY, SIGNIFICANT UPGRADESGeorgia’s Lane Southern Orchards Prepares for 2019 and Beyond (Fort Valley, Georgia) – A $4 million renovation and expansion of Lane Southern Orchards’ existing packing house in Fort Valley, Georgia is underway and planned to be complete for an early Summer peach harvest. The expansion will double the capacity of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    The Georgia Chamber, in partnership with the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the 2019 New Georgia Economy Series. This half-day workshop will provide unique insights into emerging trends and risks, and the impact of small business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The series in an excellent opportunity for aspiring and established small business owners to hear directly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    By Jenna Paulus, Public Relations Manager, Deluxe For the new “Small Business Tips” series, we met one-on-one with inspiring entrepreneurs all across America. Each one shares actionable insights and lessons to help other small business owners overcome some of their biggest (and most common) challenges. Social media has become a normal part of our everyday lives. It feels like everyone, young and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Small Business Tips
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Delux - Small Business Resource Center Got a great business idea but not sure what to do next? Learn how to turn that big idea into a thriving business with Startup Fundamentals. The journey is rewarding, but it takes a lot of determination, planning and business knowledge to reach your dream. That’s why we packed this eBook with expert advice, actionable tips and real life business stories you ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Small Business Tips
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    10 Tips For Starting A Small Business That You Haven't Heard A Thousand Times AlreadyMike Kappel - Contributor - Forbes If you’ve thought about opening your own business, you might have begun to look for advice. There are so many tips for starting a new business out there that choosing which ones to follow can get confusing. As a seasoned entrepreneur, I can tell you that there is no perfect ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Small Business Tips
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Bright Ideas, a grant program sponsored by the Flint Energies Foundation and Flint Energies, your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize learning in their students. In 2018, a total of $26,500 was awarded using participating Flint members’ small change through Operation Round Up. Since 2006, nearly $225,000 has been awarded to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The Thunder Over Georgia is the premiere military air show with more than 200,000 attendees, presented at Robins AFB, Georgia.  Many of the top-rated acts from around the United States and the world participate in this show every 3 years.  A day of thrills, both in the air and on the ground, is capped off with the world-renowned United States Air Force Thunderbirds.  From 2 to 92, this is family ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019. Built on the state’s lowest estimate of revenue growth in a decade, the FY 2020 budget projects a conservative 3.2 percent increase in tax and fee collections above the previous fiscal year. The vast majority of new funding over the $26.9 billion amended FY 2019 budget is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Education
    Sunday, May 05, 2019
    By: Micah Solomon, Contributor - Forbes Customer service consultant, keynote speaker. micah@micahsolomon.com Customer service excellence, for any sized business, is one of the most effective ways to build and sustain a competitive advantage.  Yet when it comes to small business, there is, arguably,  even more at stake. When you’re small, every disappointed customer is, potentially, a disaster, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Small Business Tips
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Career, Technical & Agricultural Department at Peach County High School would like to congratulate Averi Eberhart, Brannon Jarvis, Jose Lopez, Kadarius McMiller, Dev Patel, Jordan Patterson, Jameson Suddeth, Matthew Walker, Logan Layton, Skyler Roberson, and Ismael Garcia (not pictured).   In addition to completed the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair pathway these students have taken ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:April 1-2, 2019 The General Assembly convened for Legislative Day 40 on April 2, which was the final day of the 2019 session. For those bills that were successfully passed by the legislature, Governor Kemp has 40 days to sign or veto them.   Some highlights from Sine Die include:   The House and Senate reached an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    FVSU team defeats nineteen competing teams from major colleges and universities across the State Of Georgia in the competition sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce   Team ExtendoSocket, made up of FVSU students Ryeshia Cutliff, KeAndre Leaks, Prentis Marshall, and Derek Curry, won the Georgia Inventure Prize Competition, hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The final round was be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly was in session last week Monday, Thursday, and Friday for legislative days 33, 34, and 35. This week the General Assembly will be in Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for Legislative Days 36, 37, 38, and 39. The final day of session will be Tuesday, April 2.  Budget & Taxes  The Senate Finance Committee added the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Legislative Days 30-32. Since Crossover Day has passed, all of the bills that were passed on the floor of one chamber by Crossover Day are now being heard in committees in the other chamber.  The General Assembly will be in session Monday, Thursday, and Friday this week while Tuesday and Wednesday will be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Monday – Friday for Legislative Days 21-25. With Crossover this week, there were many committee meetings last week to try to get as many bills as possible on the floor by Day 28. As a reminder if a bill does not pass at least one chamber and “cross over” to the next, by the end of Day 28, it is not eligible for consideration the remainder of the ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Tuesday – Friday for Legislative Days 17-20. Session is picking up as we get closer to Crossover Day.GEDA hosted its annual legislative dinner last Monday and had excellent participation from a bipartisan group of key legislators. The dinner provided a great opportunity to thank legislators for their support of our economic development efforts ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Monday – Friday for Legislative Days 12-16. Session was in full swing. Notably, HB23, one of the bills allowing EMCs to provide broadband services, passed the House by a unanimous vote on Monday. It has been read in the Senate and referred to Regulated Industries and Utilities, where hearings have begun. Healthcare continues to be a prominent ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met Tuesday through Friday last week for Legislative Days 8-11. The Super Bowl interrupted the flow but last week saw a number of bills starting to work through the committee process. HB 23, also known as the EMC Broadband bill, passed out of the House Rules Committee on Friday after having been sent back to the House Economic Development Committee for minor ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met this week Monday-Wednesday for Legislative Days 5-7. However, due to anticipate winter weather, Governor Kemp closed state government for Tuesday, January 29, and that legislative day was abbreviated. The closure also impacted GEDA’s annual day at the Capitol, which was, unfortunately, also cancelled.It was a relatively slow legislative week as committees ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly was not in session this week but the House & Senate Appropriations Committee held joint budget hearings to review the amended fiscal year 2019  (AFY19) and fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget proposals. Some highlights are as follows:The total budget is $27.5 billion (not counting federal funds)In his FY20 budget request, Governor Kemp asked for $418 million to ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    GEDA (Georgia Economic Developers Association) & Prepared by: Cornerstone Government Affairs   Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly gaveled in on January 14, 2019 at 10 am. Governor Kemp and all the constitutionally elected officers were sworn in at 2 pm the same afternoon in front of a record-breaking crowd at McCamish Pavilion on Georgia Tech’s campus. In Governor Kemp’s ...read more
    Categories: Political
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