July 2017 Features

  • Sen. John F. Kennedy Appointed as Chair of Senate Study Committee

    July 28, 2017

    Sen. John F. Kennedy (R – Macon) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as chair of the Senate Stroke Trauma Center Study Committee.

  • Michael Chalmers: How Diverse is Today’s Workplace?

    July 26, 2017

    The business case for diversity and inclusion is strong. Diverse teams are more representative of customers and more attractive to job candidates. A diverse workforce delivers a variety of viewpoints and a broader range of experience, which ultimately enhances decision-making and problem-solving.

  • 50 of Georgia’s Brightest Join Young Gamechangers to Tackle Project in Milledgeville

    July 24, 2017

    In August, 50 young professionals from across the state will head to Milledgeville to start a new project as part of the Young Gamechangers program. These young innovators, between the ages of 24-40 years old, have diverse backgrounds and careers spanning law, healthcare, non-profit, technology, marketing & communications, education, religion and economic development. They will work for five months to come up with big ideas and solutions to help the Milledgeville-Baldwin County community solve some of its most persistent challenges.

  • Georgia VECTR Center to Host One-Year Anniversary Open House for Military and Civilian Community August 2nd

    July 21, 2017

    To celebrate a year of service to veterans, active military personnel, and their families, the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center will host a community open house on Wednesday, August 2nd.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • M&R Marketing: 10 Tips That Will Grow Your Business

    July 14, 2017

    If you are a small business owner, you know the importance of growing your business. You also know that the responsibility falls on you and it can be a heavy burden. You’re so preoccupied with operating your business and serving your clients, you don’t have the time to work on your business. You’re spending all your time working in your business and none of your time working on your business. This article highlights 10 activities that will spur growth in your business.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • 12th Annual Macon Film Festival Kicks Off with Fulldome Film Debut at Museum of Arts and Sciences July 20th

    July 05, 2017

    Macon Film Festival attendees will enjoy an unprecedented experience for the city at the festival's kickoff event this year with the screening of a new fulldome film, Stardancer's Waltz, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences' Mark Smith Planetarium on Thursday evening, July 20, at 7:45 p.m.