FinTech Mecca

Most of us never think about the technology – called FinTech – that enables us to conduct everyday financial transactions. We insert a credit card at the grocery store and later check our cash-back balance, buy a prepaid gift card…

Features

Down on Main Street

The national Main Street movement that started 39 years ago is responsible for helping transform and renew historic commercial districts of varying sizes and descriptions from sea to shining sea. Its goal, then and now, is to build communities through…

Meetings – and More

Jones Hooks says success in hosting conventions is a matter of working with what you have that is unique and making the most of it to create a “wow” moment or two. He should know. Hooks is the executive director…

Hooked in Georgia

Graham Skinner is a devoted husband and father of two with a successful career as a business development representative at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, a residential treatment center for drug addiction and alcoholism located in scenic Ball Ground, north…

Our State

Augusta| Richmond County: Full Speed Ahead

An image on a massive video screen inside the Georgia Cyber Center offers an invitation: “Join Us in Building the Future.” The phrase, displayed in one of two new downtown Augusta buildings designed to promote connectivity among government, military, industry…

Conyers| Rockdale County: Living Large

Rockdale County may be Georgia’s second-smallest county in area, but in terms of economic development, quality of life and the glamour of the film industry, this county is living large. “Rockdale has convenience and access,” says Marty Jones, executive director…

Butts County: Prime Location

Traveling north on I-75, either by car, truck or semi, one officially crosses into Metro Atlanta at the Butts County line. What this means from a practical standpoint is that Butts marks the starting point of one of the most…

Upfront

Organizations: Georgia ForestWatch

Metro Atlanta can thank the watersheds of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, in the North Georgia Mountains, for the crystal-clear water that flows out of its taps. In 1986, the U.S. Forest Service drafted a management plan for the watersheds. Several…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Lessons in Leftovers: Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has completed a two-year food-composting pilot that originated as a partnership with Athens-based Let Us Compost. The goal is to help reduce some of the 11.4 million tons of food waste the U.S. restaurant industry…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Primary Date: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has set March 24 as the date for the 2020 presidential primary election. The date is three weeks after the March 3 Super Tuesday date, when several other states will hold primaries;…

Trendsetters: Bromatoes Urban Farm

For Columbus native Crawford Land, the path to becoming an urban farmer hasn’t been straight. He worked in restaurants, owned a landscaping company and became a licensed insurance agent. However, the constant in his life has been his green thumb…

Economic Development Around the State

Athens Jobs: Online retailer Wayfair is opening an $8-million customer support facility in Athens that will create 500 jobs. Wayfair also operates warehouse and distribution center facilities in McDonough and Savannah. Expansion x3: GE Appliances is expanding in Georgia with…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Managing Mobility

With a good economy comes responsibility, and recent reports indicate Georgia’s success may hit a roadblock without significant action. Fortunately Georgia is already ramping up its transportation infrastructure, and traffic could soon become less of a reason for our growing…

Business Casual: Don’t Go, Please

Practically every parent alive has at least one recollection of trying to get out the door for a day’s work or an overnight trip with a teary-eyed two-year-old clinging to a leg, pleading, “Don’t go!” I’ve been feeling a bit…

At Issue: A Personal Feud

Georgia is undeniably in the eye of a storm when it comes to voter registration and ballot access. Credit the personal invective and animosity between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp that stretches back to 2013. Their six-year feud has now…

Downtime

Sports Desk: Thanks, Furman

While in Northern Ireland at the golfing sanctuary that is Royal Portrush Golf Club, which hosted the playing of the 148th British Open championship in July, I thought of the late Furman Bisher, who passed away in 2012. He was…

Georgia Fare: Divine Dining

Savannah in August: Almost as hot as its dining scene. With a newly minted James Beard Award-winning chef (Mashama Bailey, of The Grey) and a host of new restaurants, Savannah once again finds itself a dining destination. Not since the…

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New Age B2B Marketing Strategies Workshop @ Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
New Age B2B Marketing Strategies Workshop @ Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

New Age B2B Marketing Workshop

The internet has completely changed the way business is being done. We need to implore different sales techniques to reach our target audience and to sell our products and service. Join us for the New Age B2B Marketing Workshop on Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 11:30am-1:00pm where we will take a deep dive into how the sales process has changed. And what we can do to take a modern approach for getting our message across to the right people.

This will also be an opportunity to network, so bring plenty of business cards as you will be able to give a 1 minute elevator pitch to the audience. We look forward to seeing you at this event, sponsored by The Mauldin Group and catered by the wonderfully delicious Chik-fil-a.

Oct
8
Tue
Georgia Bio Innovation Summit @ The Cobb Galleria Centre
Oct 8 all-day
Georgia Bio Innovation Summit @ The Cobb Galleria Centre | | |

For more than 17 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia’s premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 500+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. Join us as we showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment

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

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

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