July 17, 2019 WABE 90.1

Regulators Approve Georgia Power’s Long-Range Plan, With More Solar

Molly Samuels reports that Georgia Power will increase its solar power in the coming years, close a coal-fired power plant and add more wood burning to its energy mix. Those are all pieces of its long-range energy plan, approved Tuesday morning by the Georgia Public Service Commission.


July 17, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Strong Competition

Anna Bentley reports, 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 former house, which was still on the market, money was tight.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Texts show Tyler Perry interested in buying more of Fort McPherson

J. Scott Trubey reports that Tyler Perry, who in 2015 bought most of Fort McPherson — where he has since built a sprawling film studio — expressed interest in acquiring part or all the remaining former Army post, text messages obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta is nation’s fourth fastest gentrifying city

Douglas Sams reports that Atlanta’s urban core ranks as the nation’s fourth fastest gentrifying city, according to a new study. That finding, released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, was contained in a study of how gentrification affects outcomes for adults and children across the 100 most populous areas in the United States.


July 17, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Planning commission denies Skidaway Island development

Katie Nussbaum reports that the Chatham County–Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to deny a general development plan for a proposed Skidaway Island development that would have brought more than 200 residences, including assisted living and memory care, to the island.


July 17, 2019 GPB

Corps Of Engineers Seeks Public Comment On Okefenokee Mining

Emily Jones and Rickey Bevington report that a company from Alabama wants to mine for heavy minerals in South Georgia, near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Army Corps of Engineers is taking comment from the public now.


July 17, 2019 Georgia Health News

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

Andy Miller reports that a new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is partnering with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, a pediatric organization, to run the new mobile health clinic. It will offer well-child exams, asthma and allergy monitoring, immunizations and behavioral health care, along with other services.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia 6th: Beach takes to Washington radio to slam Handel

Greg Bluestein reports that Brandon Beach leveled his most direct attack yet against former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in an interview with a Washington radio show, mocking his 6th District rival’s defeats before he agreed with a host who called her a “Never Trumper.”


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Georgia Trend Daily - July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 Rome News-Tribune Fate of Plant Hammond to be sealed Tuesday Doug Walker reports that Tuesday is D-Day for Georgia Power Plant Hammond. The Georgia Public Service Commission is slated to rule on the utility’s Integrated Resource Plan…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 Georgia.gov Stitch Fix to Open Facility, Create 900+ Jobs in Douglas Co. Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Friday that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will open a new distribution center in…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 Georgia.gov Kroger, Ocado Solutions to Build New Facility, Create 410 Jobs in Clayton County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Thursday that Kroger, one of the nation’s leading grocery retailers, and Ocado Solutions – a…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019 Georgia.gov Amazon to Build New Fulfillment Center, Create 1,000 Jobs in Gwinnett, DeKalb Counties Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, creating…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 WABE 90.1 Across Georgia, Farmers Markets For Those With Little Cash Marianna Bacallo reports that while most farmers’ markets are a way of supporting local farmers, a series of markets popping up around the state are also…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019 Georgia.gov June Net Tax Revenues Up 7.4% Staff reports that Georgia’s June net tax collections totaled roughly $2.12 billion for an increase of $146 million, or 7.4%, compared to June 2018 when net tax collections totaled nearly…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 Augusta Chronicle Vogtle construction reaches new milestones Staff reports that several key milestones have been reached in the expansion at Plant Vogtle, according to Georgia Power. The site now has about 8,000 workers, which represents a record…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019 Savannah Morning News Countdown begins to coastal Ga. spaceport decision Mary Landers reports that after a nearly five-month delay caused by missing information, officials at the Federal Aviation Administration have begun reviewing a license application for the…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019 Savannah Morning News Ga. Power proposes $10 a month rate hike Mary Landers reports that Georgia Power is seeking to increase customer rates by approximately 7% in 2020. As outlined in the company’s filing with the Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal Making history: Joyette Holmes becomes Cobb County’s first African-American woman DA Ross Williams reports that Cobb County officially has a new district attorney. Gov. Brian Kemp swore in Joyette Holmes as the county’s new…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019 GPB Report: USMCA Trade Deal Could Cost Georgia Farmers Millions Leighton Rowell and Virginia Prescott report that last week, Mexico became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Canada is expected to follow…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 Savannah Morning News EPA to turn over coal ash program to state in Ga. Mary Landers reports that Federal regulators are proposing to approve Georgia’s program for the disposal of coal ash generated at power plants and…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 GPB As Major U.S. Cities Push To Diversify Housing, Atlanta Suburbs Aren't Ready For Change Leighton Rowell and Virginia Prescott report that in many American neighborhoods, it's illegal to build anything other than a single-family home on…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019 Georgia State University Private Foundation Grants Georgia State $ 1Million For New Child And Family Policy Lab Jennifer French Giarratano reports that Georgia State University has received a $1 million grant from Arnold Ventures to help start…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019 Fox 5 Atlanta JCPenney looks to hire 350 seasonal employees in Atlanta area JCPenney announced Monday they plan to hire an additional 350 associates just in time for the back-to-school shopping rush in north Georgia. Positions will…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune-News Chick-fil-A Supply celebrates groundbreaking in Bartow James Swift reports that Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos, Friday’s festivities in Bartow County were truly groundbreaking — both physically and symbolically. “This is an…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 Georgia.gov GE Appliances Grows in Georgia with $130 Million Investment, 300 New Jobs Staff reports, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is significantly expanding its operations in Georgia through three significant…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019 WABE 90.1 Georgia Scheduled Its Presidential Primary, And It’s Three Weeks After Super Tuesday Emma Hurt reports that Georgia’s Secretary of State has scheduled the presidential primary for 2020: March 24. The big national primary day is…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 Brunswick News Oceana official explains stance on seismic testing Gordon Jackson reports that Georgia’s coast only stretches 100 miles, but it has a significant impact on the state’s economy. More than 23,000 jobs generate an estimated $1.3…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 Georgia.gov Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced June 17 that Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment…

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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. gamountainfoodbank.org

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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