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  • Goodwill Job Connection Career Centers Ready to Assist with Re-Entry into Workforce

    July 24, 2020

    People who have been receiving pandemic unemployment benefits are facing a substantial decrease in income when weekly $600 payments from the federal government come to an end later this month. Job Connection services, funded by sales in Goodwill’s retail stores, are offered at no cost to job seekers.

  • Film Productions Queuing Up in Georgia

    July 24, 2020

    Since our update earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic brought film and television to a virtual standstill, the Georgia Film Office and our partners have been hard at work on countless initiatives to keep our strong film industry in shape and supporting industry professionals and thousands of small businesses that fuel the TV and movie business in Georgia.

  • Middle Georgia Hospitals Launch “Mask Up to Save Lives” Campaign

    July 23, 2020

    Middle Georgia hospitals are asking their community to “Mask Up to Save Lives” as we protect others against the spread of COVID-19. Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, Houston Healthcare, and Navicent Health launched a public service campaign featuring local celebrities that will be featured on billboard, social media and television messaging.

  • Registration Open for goBeyondProfit Forum: Creating a New Playbook for Leadership Communications

    July 23, 2020

    Georgia’s goBeyondProfit alliance will host a CEO-level Expert Forum, “Creating a New Playbook for Leadership Communications” via Zoom at 1 p.m. on July 28th.

  • Governor Kemp Calls on Georgians to Do "Four Things for Four Weeks" to Stop COVID-19

    July 22, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey are calling on all Georgians to implement "Four Things for Four Weeks" into their daily routines to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Building Community, One Door at a Time, Resilient Middle Georgia Aims to Encourage Neighbors to Connect

    July 21, 2020

    Resilient Middle Georgia, an initiative of Community Partnership, has launched a new effort to encourage community members to meet and support their neighbors. The first portion of this effort is a specialized sticky note that neighbors can post on each other’s doors with encouraging notes and offers of connection.

  • Closed, but Not “Closed”: SBDC Helps St. Marys Business Thrive during COVID Shutdown

    July 21, 2020

    Cottle & Gunn in St. Marys, Georgia, closed its doors in April when the state’s shelter-in-place directives took effect. But the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop owner Deborah Cottle from doubling — then tripling — her sales from the previous spring, thanks to a creative outlook, a new online store, and some help from the UGA Small Business Development Center.

  • Chris Clark: Reclaiming A Stronger, More Resilient Economy

    July 20, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the recession it has caused have been described as unprecedented. It has introduced new terms into our common language such as “social distancing” and “elbow bumping”. Simply put, it’s made us rethink how we shop, worship, educate and interact.

  • Trio of Trustees to Chair 2021 Georgia History Festival

    July 17, 2020

    The Georgia Historical Society announced today that Frank Blake, retired Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, Robert S. Jepson, Jr., Founder and CEO of Jepson Associates, Inc., and John Schuerholz, Vice-chairman emeritus of the Atlanta Braves will serve as the statewide Co-Chairs for the Georgia Historical Society’s 2021 Georgia History Festival.

  • Corsica Technologies: Improving Business Efficiency Post COVID-19

    July 17, 2020

    While businesses are relieved knowing they may be able to open soon, they are challenged with how to do so safely and efficiently. Since many companies were forced to shut down operations for six+ weeks, they are looking to create efficiencies to help them thrive post quarantine. While we do not have all of the answers, we do have some suggestions on ways to improve business efficiencies in your organization and gain a competitive edge in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Registration Open for goBeyondProfit Forum: Creating a New Playbook for Leadership Communications

    July 16, 2020

    Georgia’s goBeyondProfit alliance will host a CEO-level Expert Forum, “Creating a New Playbook for Leadership Communications” via Zoom at 1 p.m. on July 28, 2020.

  • AT&T Invests Nearly $5.5 Billion Over Three-Year Period to Keep Georgia Connected

    July 16, 2020

    AT&T* is proud to have the nation’s best and also fastest wireless 12 network, as well as the largest network in North America. From 2017-2019, we invested nearly $5.5 billion in our wireless and wireline networks in Georgia to expand coverage and improve connectivity in more communities.

  • Governor Kemp Visits VECTR Center

    July 15, 2020

    Governor Brian Kemp recently visited the Georgia Veterans Education Transition Resource Center (VECTR) to learn about how the Center and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are keeping veterans and active duty personnel on-track amid COVID-19.

  • Georgia Lottery Raises a Record $1.23B for HOPE and Pre-K

    July 15, 2020

    The Georgia Lottery Corp. today announced that fiscal year 2020 profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account amount to a record $1,237,345,246. This brings the total raised for education in the Georgia Lottery’s 27-year history to more than $22.3 billion.

  • Navicent Health Improves COVID-19 Lab Testing through Lean Six Sigma

    July 14, 2020

    ISE Magazine has included in its July issue a study entitled “Tackling COVID-19 Lab Testing Delays with Lean Six Sigma” by Casey Bedgood, certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Accreditation Optimization Officer for Navicent Health.

  • SBDC Helps Manufacturer Keep Business in Operation

    July 14, 2020

    When COVID-19 forced Peerless Manufacturing in southwest Georgia to shut down in March, employees had no way to know how long they might be out of work. It might have been for good.

  • Healthcare Partners to Host Joint Panel Discussion on Current COVID-19 Situation

    July 13, 2020

    As the number of central Georgians testing positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase, representatives from central Georgia’s three health systems will provide information on local trends, discuss prevention techniques and take questions related to community prevention strategies.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute Moves Forum 2020 to Virtual Format

    July 10, 2020

    Plans for The Forum, originally scheduled as an in-person event Aug. 24-25, 2020, have been updated. The event, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will now be hosted online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day the week of Aug. 24-28. The week-long virtual event will feature a blend of new addresses and recorded presentations, including some of its “greatest hits” from the past 14 years.

  • Georgia Small Business Leaders Call for Community Support of Local Businesses

    July 10, 2020

    As Georgia small business owners and members of The National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council, we are urging all citizens of Georgia to be vigilant in supporting our community small businesses which are reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 and now widespread riots.

  • Frito-Lay Announces $200 Million Expansion, 120 New Jobs in Houston County

    July 09, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and a leading snack manufacturer, will expand its operations in the City of Perry, town of Kathleen, creating 120 new jobs and investing $200 million in the Houston County project.

  • GDOT Seeks Public Input for Draft Statewide Transit Plan, with Emphasis on Rural Communities

    July 09, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the results and recommendations of the draft Statewide Transit Plan until July 30th. The SWTRP is a result of a comprehensive review of Georgia's public transit needs that charts the future direction of transit programs, aiming to improve access and mobility for all Georgians.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards 148 Grants to Arts Organizations

    July 09, 2020

    The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, today announced the recipients of its Partner, Project and Arts Education grants as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2021.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: To Heal America, Look to National Service

    July 08, 2020

    Massive demonstrations and unrest stretching from America’s biggest cities to its smallest towns, a pandemic that’s already claimed the lives of more than 130,000 and a sputtering economy that’s displaced upwards of 21 million workers: By any measure, America is in a crisis.

  • Announcing Top 100 Most Generous Workplaces in Middle Georgia

    July 07, 2020

    United Way of Central Georgia unveiled the 2019-2020 100 Most Generous Workplaces in Central Georgia. This Top 100 listing includes philanthropic contributions from organizations and their employees to the United Way workforce campaign.

  • State Project Funding to Help MGA Graduate More Nurses for Dublin Area, Support Aviation Program, and Complete Cochran Campus Renovations

    July 07, 2020

    Middle Georgia State University will soon admit significantly more students into the Dublin Campus nursing program, purchase nine primary trainer aircraft for its aviation programs, and finish facility renovations on the Cochran Campus, thanks to $11 million included in project-based funding the Georgia General Assembly and Gov. Brian Kemp is allocating to University System of Georgia institutions.

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