Dealing with Disaster

For many Georgians, last October’s Hurricane Michael is a distant memory. But nine months later, farmers in the state’s southwest region are still grappling with the swath of destruction the storm left in its wake. It was the first major…


Local Address, Global Reach

Some international nonprofits that call Georgia home were founded here, like The Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity. Others came after being established elsewhere, such as CARE and Development in Gardening (DIG). But all seem to find Georgia a hospitable…

All Aboard

If it feels like MARTA is suddenly bursting out all over Atlanta, that feeling isn’t wrong. Gwinnett may have voted down the MARTA option in March, but expansions are underway in Clayton County. More MARTA in the city of Atlanta…

Strong Competition

In the mid-’90s, John McNair and his wife, Lisa, found themselves in a tough spot. They had just bought a business and had relocated from Delaware to Pennsylvania for the opportunity. Between their new business, their new house and their…

Employment Evolution

The way people work, the places they work, the way they think about work and its place of importance in their lives has undergone a radical shift. Many of the changes are due to innovations in technology making remote work…

Our State

Carrollton|Carroll County: Staying Connected

The Carrollton Greenbelt winds through the University of West Georgia (UWG) as part of its 18-mile loop that passes by local parks, major employers and the Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The multi-use walking, biking and running path, created…


Organizations: Independent Transportation Network

Evelyn Asher needed a ride to the hospital. She turned to the Independent Transportation Network, or ITNLanier, a nonprofit that provides an affordable, dignified, customized shuttle service for seniors and the visually impaired in Hall County. “My driver and I…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Clean Commitment: Athens has become Georgia’s fourth city to adopt the goal of 100 percent clean and renewable electricity. The Athens-Clarke County Commission voted unanimously on a resolution to transition away from polluting energy sources that contribute to climate change…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Beck Indicted, Suspended: Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has been suspended from office by Gov. Brian Kemp, at his own request. The suspension came following Beck’s indictment by federal prosecutors on charges that he schemed to steal $2 million from…

Trendsetters: Saving Smarts for Kids

Serial entrepreneur Tim Sheehan and his wife, Kelly, grew tired of constantly having to run to the ATM at the last minute to withdraw cash for their kids’ school field trips, movies and sports activities. Because Tim had helped build…

Economic Development Around the State

Marietta Manufacturing: On-demand manufacturer Plethora is investing more than $17 million into a new production facility in Cobb County, creating 250 jobs. Monroe Auto: Auto supplier Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. is investing $100 million – and potentially up to…


From The Publisher: Valuing Libraries

It’s that time of year where we spend a lot of afternoons in public libraries. You have to get the kids out of the house somehow and it’s too hot to do anything outside, so libraries are a great way…

Business Casual: Spirited Slogans

The old Atlanta slogan that proclaimed it “The World’s Next Great International City” seemed a bit more aspirational than realistic for the first few years it was floating around in the early 1970s. Noble idea, but was it likely to…

Economy: Successful Savannah

The Savannah metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which includes Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties, is an economic star. The MSA’s multiple personality, which includes tourist attractions, a major airbase, an aerospace manufacturing center, a modern deepwater port and a regional hub…

At Issue: Too Big to Fail

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to China on university business. Our College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University hosts an annual Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO); it alternates every year between Atlanta and Shanghai.…


Georgia Fare: The Eyes Have It

Remember when food halls were the revolutionary new dining concept? With little stalls and communal tables, as well as fine-dining, sit-down spots? Within a few short years, the concept has become so mainstream that Krog Street Market, which opened in…

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Greater Columbus GA Chamber Business After Hours @ Rivermill Event Center
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greater Columbus GA Chamber Business After Hours @ Rivermill Event Center | | |

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages in a relaxed setting with other Chamber members once the work day ends. Hosted at a fellow member business starting at 5:30pm the Business After Hours is the perfect opportunity to meet, mingle and make new contacts. This is a member exclusive event. 21 & up

PCOM South Georgia Ribbon Cutting @ PCOM South Georgia
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm
PCOM South Georgia Ribbon Cutting @ PCOM South Georgia

PCOM South Georgia’s leadership team is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony which will take place on August 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has confirmed that he will address attendees as the first four-year medical school in Southwest Georgia opens its doors.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments and tours will follow the ceremony. A community open house will take place until 6 p.m

Greater Hall Chamber Business After Hours @ Georgia Mountain Food Bank
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The faces of hunger may surprise you. Come learn more as Georgia Mountain Food Bank kicks off our fall activities at Business After Hours on August 8. Hosted at GMFB, and sponsored by Liberty Utilities, we will share our fall calendar including introducing the Quinlan Visual Arts Center’s newest exhibit, “Still Hungry in America,” opening August 16, which explores the faces of hunger over the past fifty years as captured by photographer Al Clayton and his daughter Jennie. Join us for food, music and fun and hear all we have going while networking with Chamber friends.

Georgia Trend’s 2019 40 Under 40 Celebration @ Ocean's Ballroom of the Georgia Aqarium
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Georgia Trend's 2019 40 Under 40 Celebration @ Ocean's Ballroom of the Georgia Aqarium

Join us for our annual celebration of Georgia Trend’s 2019 40 Under 40 nominees.

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