Helping older adults maintain independence

Empathetic robot comes to Atlanta

Maintaining independence is a goal for many older adults. But living alone also has the risk of loneliness that can affect physical and mental health. Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated that risk and made managing health at home much harder. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue in the form of an easy-to-operate, empathetic digital companion for seniors….

MegaSlab is “Building a Revolution,” and It Could Save the Planet

Turning concrete from an environmental challenge into a solution

Construction is booming, and with significant investment in infrastructure by the state and federal governments on the way, that “boom” is about to explode. The impact on our economy could be tremendous, but so will the impact on our environment. Concrete is the second most-consumed substance on the planet and accounts for about 8 percent of global CO2 emissions. Where…

SCAD Salutes — Community Spirit Is Thriving in the Hostess City

The university for creative careers shines a light on Savannahians who persevered during the pandemic

1/13 Belinda Baptiste, Owner, Unforgettable Bakery + CafeBaptiste has taken the storefront’s sweet treats beyond the bakery, establishing a nonprofit with the goal of sending youth from underserved communities in Savannah to college. Belinda Baptiste, Owner, Unforgettable Bakery + CafeBaptiste has taken the storefront’s sweet treats beyond the bakery, establishing a nonprofit with the goal of sending youth from underserved…

Georgia Trend Daily – July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021 Georgia Recorder State OKs Spaceport Camden, few ways now for opponents to defuse it Stanley Dunlap reports that the reality of rockets one day launching off coastal Georgia got a big boost Thursday after the state agency charged with protecting the coast said it doesn’t plan to stand in the way of a federal license for Spaceport…

Comic books unlock math’s mysteries for Muscogee County students

Today’s students are increasingly encouraged to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at early ages. But often they are mystified about math concepts, and their teachers struggle to help them learn. Fortunately an old-school medium is coming to the rescue to help solve math’s mysteries. Columbus State University (CSU) math education professor Cindy Ticknor, who is also dean…

Georgia celebrates Small Business Week

Small Business ROCK STARS announced

More than one million small businesses in Georgia help keep our state economy going strong. They make up 99.8% of all companies located here and employ 1.6 million workers. In celebration of Small Business Week, May 3-8, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has announced its 2021 Small Business ROCK STARS. These six companies were chosen for their impactful…

Perspectives: University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. The fourth small business Georgia Trend’s Perspectives is featuring this month is VTasteCakes, a made-to-order vegan bakery…

10 Georgia communities honored for successful planning

Downtown Woodstock  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA’s) PlanFirst program recently recognized nine cities and one county for comprehensive planning that is helping to create more vibrant communities. The program is a partnership among DCA, Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), the Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Planning Association and 12 regional commissions. PlanFirst identifies state leaders in quality planning…

Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 18, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 Georgia.org Gov. Kemp Reports 16,000+ Jobs Created During First Half of Fiscal Year Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), on Friday announced that more than 16,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first half of…

Celebrating MLK Day

The U.S. holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provides an important time for reflection. The Atlanta History Center’s virtual offerings on Jan. 18 not only celebrate Dr. King, but allow for a broader exploration of the Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. In order to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the History Center this year is moving…