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Nominate Your Company for Best Places to Work

01/06/15

Nominate Your Company for Best Places to Work

Do you work at the best company in Georgia? Tell us about it! Georgia Trend is accepting nominations for the Best Places to Work in Georgia. Between now and Monday, March 2, fill out the online nomination form with info about why your company is among the best in Georgia. We'll take a look at what you have to say and reveal the winners in our July 2015 issue. Get more information online. And may the best companies win!

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New Year, New Transportation Issues

12/31/14

New Year, New Transportation Issues

There's no doubt that transportation will be a hot topic in 2015, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Summit recently held at the Classic Center in Athens revealed a host of items to keep an eye out for in the coming year.   While the long-awaited transportation report from the Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding was not yet finished when the summit convened Dec. 9, industry experts and government officials predict that next year we'll be looking at solutions to the dwindling gas tax, mass transportation options, more rail and cargo, and an increased emphasis on last-mile delivery.   Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he is shaking up transportation staff, naming the State Road and Tollway Authority...

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

12/19/14

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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2015 Economic Forecast

12/17/14

2015 Economic Forecast

The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business unveiled the 2015 Economic Outlook Friday, Dec. 12, at a luncheon at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Douglas Handler, chief U.S. economist for IHS Global Insights, spoke about the national outlook, and Benjamin Ayers, dean of the Terry College, presented the Georgia forecast. In a break from recent tradition, there was pretty good news all the way around. Handler not only offered a fairly upbeat national forecast, he made the audience laugh out loud – an unexpected treat! Here are a few of the highlights on the countrywide front. 2015 will be a noticeably better year than 2014, but still won't be a really good year. The federal deficit is under control, a good thing, Handler says, but it...

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The Power is Yours

12/12/14

The Power is Yours

The Captain Planet Foundation threw a star-studded 2014 Benefit Gala Dec. 5 honoring renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall as well as Georgians Dr. Marshall Shepherd, director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program, and 12-year-old Carter Ries and his sister Olivia, 10, founders of One More Generation (OMG). Other stars attending included Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Larry King and CNN Anchor and Event Co-Chair Natalie Allen. Captain Planet Foundation Executive Director Leesa Carter described the environmental organization’s success with reaching children, including the expansion of the Project Learning Garden program, which, in partnership with Pratt Industries, is now available to any school in the country for just $1,000; and...

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