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  • Federal Unemployment Aid Coming to Georgians Not Eligible for State Benefits

    April 09, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is updating its current systems to distribute federal unemployment funds as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) bringing relief to many Georgians currently not eligible for state unemployment benefits.

  • GeorgiaALIVE - Business and Community Leaders Connect to Fight COVID-19

    April 09, 2020

    GeorgiaALIVE Inc., a leadership initiative for a vital economy, announces its formation and first order of business. The Georgia corporation with pending nonprofit status, created and driven by business and community leaders, is placing immediate focus on protecting Georgia’s personal and economic health during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Major Data Corporations to Announce Breakthrough to Keep COVID-19 From Spreading… Again

    April 09, 2020

    With the Centers for Disease Control set to announce today new guidelines to allow some who have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 to return to work, utilizing specific instructions, the greater issue of how to prevent a recurring spread of COVID-19 in future months is on the horizon. A partnership of some top data providers, aggregators, and those who process and utilize that data are about to offer, along with the potential antibody the best solution to controlling future spread of the disease.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: How Small Businesses Move Forward

    April 08, 2020

    As Georgians track the daily statistics on COVID-19, praying for our families as well as those combating the pandemic, we are also gaining a clearer picture for another set of startling data. The economic impact of Coronavirus will, by many expert projections, lead to a prolonged recession.

  • Kemp, Duncan, Ralston Announce Plans to Extend Public Health State of Emergency

    April 08, 2020

    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13th, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

  • UGA, State Agencies Provide Assistance to Small Businesses Applying for Federal Aid

    April 08, 2020

    Nearly 1,500 struggling small business owners from across Georgia logged in to UGA Small Business Development Center webinars Monday for guidance in applying for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Corsica Technologies: Work From Home Cybersecurity Recommendations

    April 08, 2020

    As the Coronavirus pandemic increasingly threatens our country and the world, more and more employees are working from home. With this rise of remote workers comes an increased risk of cyberattacks.

  • M&R Marketing: 3 Step Process for Making Difficult Decisions – Predict, Prioritize, Plan

    April 07, 2020

    Research says that parents answer close to 300 questions a day from their children. It seems a bit conservative to me! Research also says we make over 30,000 decisions a day. That’s staggering. With our days full of questions and decisions, it’s easy to see why so many of us get trapped in a day-at-a-time mentality. Who has time to look ahead when there’s so much going on today? But we can’t afford to do that as business leaders.

  • 2020 Masters Targeting November 9th-15th

    April 07, 2020

    In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Providing Assistance to the State to Combat Coronavirus

    April 07, 2020

    The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is responding to the needs of communities impacted by the effects of the Coronavirus through its network of 22 colleges all across Georgia. TCSG colleges are helping Georgia’s healthcare system combat the spread of the Coronavirus by donating medical supplies, transporting essential items, and providing much-needed services for frontline workers and the community.

  • Goodwill Accepting PPE Donations for First Responders

    April 06, 2020

    Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA announced the temporary closure of all 16 of its resale training stores in its 35-county service delivery area. Most of Goodwill’s attended Donation Centers will remain open 11am-6pm to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for First Responders and other gently used clothing and household items.

  • Pete Tosh: Leadership-20 Versus COVID-19

    April 06, 2020

    You don’t need me to tell you that COVID – 19 has dramatically changed life as we have known it. We have never faced these types of challenges which have disrupted both our business & personal lives. It’s important for leaders to recognize that we have little precedent as to how you as a leader & your business should react. We are all creating the playbook day by day & together learning how to operate in this new “normal.”

  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits Supports Georgia Nonprofits through COVID-19 Crisis

    April 06, 2020

    As nonprofits across the country deal with the rapid changes caused by COVID-19 – prompting abrupt program shut-downs and interruptions while demand for essential services spikes – the Georgia Center for Nonprofits has established an ever-growing hub of resources to help them adapt, overcome, and continue serving communities in need.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO: The Current Job of Business

    April 03, 2020

    Our daily news feeds overwhelm us with statistics, predictions and partisanship at every turn. Anxiety and worry consume many of our friends and neighbors. We pour over our ledger sheets as we check in on customers and clients. However, in this temporarily chaotic time, we want to recognize the incredible sacrifice and leadership borne out of this crisis and recommend a few ways for how we all can rise to the challenge.

  • Georgia Banks Mobilized for Small Business Lending Program, SBA Provides Helpful Clarity

    April 03, 2020

    Georgia’s banks are mobilizing to help distribute $349 billion in emergency Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act passed by Congress last week.

  • Mercer University’s School of Business Releases Results of 2019 Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey

    April 02, 2020

    Area businesses experienced a very positive 2019 and were expecting an even better 2020 prior to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of Mercer University’s 2019 Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey.

  • SOS Reaffirms May 19 Primary Date; Provides More Information

    April 02, 2020

    There has been a lot of talk lately around Georgia’s planned May 19th primary, including calls by one of the state’s top lawmakers to move the election date into June because of concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak. In an exclusive interview with InsiderAdvantage Monday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stood firm on his commitment to the May 19 date.

  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Rapidly Expanding Online Training Opportunities

    April 02, 2020

    The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is responding to coronavirus-related postponements by increasing the number of online professional development courses that are available for state and local government officials.

  • “Feed the Fight” – New Navicent Health Initiative Supports Healthcare Workers, Local Businesses

    April 01, 2020

    In an effort to support healthcare workers while curbing the economic impact on local businesses due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Navicent Health Foundation has launched Feed the Fight. Through Feed the Fight, Navicent Health Foundation will purchase meals from locally owned restaurants to feed caregivers responding to COVID-19.

  • Sterling Seacrest: The New Normal

    April 01, 2020

    Now that the virus is here and has disrupted our businesses, the question on everyone’s mind should be what are our next steps? It is a time to be forward thinking. As business leaders, we have an opportunity to think ahead and create an environment for our team where our business and employees are protected.

  • UPS Mobilizes Against Coronavirus In Collaboration With Global Customers & U.S. Agencies

    April 01, 2020

    UPS announced an unprecedented increase in efforts in coordination with the President’s Coronavirus Taskforce, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and State health agencies. UPS Healthcare and UPS operations all over the world are working with many companies and agencies across the public and private sectors.

  • What 2020 Stimulus Plan Can Do for Economy

    April 01, 2020

    The U.S. Congress has passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that will expand unemployment insurance, provide $1,200 stimulus checks in emergency financial relief to most American adults and provide life preservers to distressed businesses impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. The bill, touted as the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history, was passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House this week and is signed by the president.

  • Timely New Research Provides Business Insights into Georgians’ Societal Mindset, Guides Decision-making About Corporate Citizenship

    March 31, 2020

    Today goBeyondProfit released its second annual Corporate Generosity Research Report which unveils the strong mindset present as Georgia entered COVID-19 upheaval and provides insights to guide business leaders’ decision-making.

  • DCA Launches New Resources for Georgians to Access High-Speed Internet

    March 31, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) launched a new website to inform Georgians about ways to connect to high-speed internet throughout the state.

  • Gov. Kemp Names Appointments to Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals

    March 30, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Judge Carla Wong McMillian to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judges Verda M. Colvin and John A. "Trea" Pipkin III to serve on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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