February 2019 Features

  • Georgia Employers’ Association 2019 Leadership Series to Commence

    February 15, 2019

    Georgia Employers’ Association provides an abundance of educational and leadership training for the business community across Georgia. An annual offering, the Leadership Series provides practical skills and tools that lead personnel, team leaders, supervisors and future front-runners need to succeed in our ever-evolving business climate.

  • New Survey Report Highlights the State of Georgia's Manufacturing Industry

    February 14, 2019

    Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized CPA-led business advisory firm, Georgia Tech's Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Kennesaw State University released a report today on the state of the manufacturing industry based on the results of the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Survey.

  • NewTown Macon's Downtown Bond Fund Generates over $30M in Private Investment

    February 13, 2019

    Since 2012, NewTown Macon’s real estate loan fund has generated over $30 million in investment in downtown real estate, including $8 million of property owners’ equity. The program has invested in 20 projects, resulting in the rehabilitation of over 390,000 square feet of downtown real estate and the addition of 228 lofts to the urban core.

  • Gov. Kemp Names Members of Georgians First Commission

    February 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced eighteen (18) appointments to the Georgians First Commission, a task force created by executive order on his first day in office. The commission will review state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government, remove inefficiencies, and secure Georgia’s place as the top state for small business in the country.

  • AT&T Expands Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds to 1 Million Georgia Locations

    February 13, 2019

    To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T is investing to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber and deliver our fastest internet speeds to more customers. Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 1 million locations across the state of Georgia, including in parts of more than 31 counties and 73 cities.

  • Dr. Penny Elkins and Theresa Robinson Named Recipients of CWN's 2019 Women Of Achievement Award

    February 12, 2019

    Each year as part of Women’s History Month, Career Women’s Network (CWN) honours its Women of Achievement, in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the advancement of women, their communities, and their professions. This year’s honourees are Dr. Penny L. Elkins and Theresa L. Robinson.

  • Charlie Harper: Kia Puts West Point On World Stage

    February 12, 2019

    One of the unexpected highlights of Atlanta’s Super Bowl was an ad by Kia announcing its new full size Telluride SUV. While the vehicle was shown, it was the people of West Point Georgia that were featured, and the divide between rural and urban America highlighted.

  • Senator Isakson to Receive ‘John McCain Service to Country Award’ for Support of National Service

    February 12, 2019

    In recognition of his strong support for national service, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) will receive the inaugural John S. McCain Service to Country Award from Voices for National Service, a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions who work to ensure Americans of all ages can serve and volunteer in their community.

  • TAG Unveils the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    February 11, 2019

    The Technology Association of Georgia has announced the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

  • NewTown Macon Hosts Flannels and Frost February 9th

    February 07, 2019

    On Saturday, February 9, NewTown Macon will host Flannels and Frost, a “wintervention” on the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. From 3pm to 7pm, Spring Street Landing will be activated with a Winter Market featuring local vendors, music by DJ B3, s’mores, games, and a pop-up library provided by Washington Memorial Library.

  • BB&T and SunTrust to Combine in Merger of Equals to Create Premier Financial Institution

    February 07, 2019

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. and BB&T Corporation announced today that both companies' boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals valued at approximately $66 billion. The combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits.

  • Governor Kemp Celebrates Georgia Tourism Industry, Unveils 2019 Travel Guide

    February 06, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp was joined by Georgia tourism industry professionals from across the state for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the importance of the tourism industry in Georgia.

  • Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Enters 33rd Year of Continuous Service to Georgia Businesses

    February 05, 2019

    February marks an important milestone for the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) as it enters its 33rd year of continuous operation in aiding Georgia businesses that are pursuing government contracts.

  • Equifax to Provide Free Credit Report Service to Consumers Impacted by Partial Government Shutdown

    February 05, 2019

    Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company, announced that it will provide a free credit report service to consumers employed by the federal government who were impacted by the partial shutdown.

  • Kia Motors Reveals New Brand Personality in 90 Second Super Bowl Ad

    February 04, 2019

    Kia’s Longest-Ever Super Bowl Ad Showcases the “Give It Everything” Spirit of the Brand and its West Point, GA Manufacturing Facility, home of the all-new 2020 Telluride SUV.

  • Georgia Power Files 20-year Plan to Meet Georgia's Future Energy Needs

    February 01, 2019

    Georgia Power filed its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The company files an IRP every three years to outline how it will continue to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its 2.5 million customers over the next 20 years.