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FROM Georgia News, Press Release · Sep 8, 2017

State of Emergency County Contact Information

Governor Deal has issued a state of emergency for a total of 30 counties including Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties. “Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I’ve issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods, and services associated with disaster assistance and relief,”… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News, Press Release · Aug 31, 2017

Georgia Power files recommendation to complete construction of Vogtle nuclear expansion

Georgia Power today filed a recommendation with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to continue construction of the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Augusta, Georgia. The project’s co-owners, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities, all support the recommendation. The recommendation is based on the results of a comprehensive schedule, cost-to-complete and cancellation assessment. The Georgia PSC is… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Aug 22, 2017

2018 Legislative Priorities

To view the Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Priorities, click here.

FROM Georgia News, Press Release · Aug 17, 2017

Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

On Tuesday, August 15, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.   “Congressional Luncheon is an incredible opportunity to network… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Aug 8, 2017

Media Advisory – 2017 Congressional Luncheon

The Georgia Chamber’s annual luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions. Attendees will hear directly from members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation on policy and legislation that directly impacts Georgia’s business climate. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Sabato, an Emmy Award winning American political scientist and political… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jul 19, 2017

Georgia Chamber Recognized as Chamber of the Year

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2016-2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

Chamber of the Year is the nation’s only award recognizing the leadership role chambers have in their communities.  CONTINUE READING

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FROM Georgia News · Jun 29, 2017

Georgia Chamber Applauds EPA Announcement

The Georgia Chamber applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement immediately rescinding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, originally introduced in 2015. This action will re-codify the law as it was written prior to 2015 and, therefore, maintain the status quo with respect to WOTUS rules and regulations. “This single action by… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jun 14, 2017

Georgia Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Legislators

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Legislators of the Year on June 8th. The recognition of Legislator of the Year and Rookie of the Year are awarded to House and Senate members who consistently stand with Georgia businesses to enact pro-growth policies at the state capitol. This year, Senator Brandon Beach (R –… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · May 17, 2017

Tifton Office Grand Opening

The Georgia Chamber celebrated the official opening of their first regional office in 102 years in Tifton, Georgia. With an incredibly successful turnout, attendees from all parts of Georgia gathered as the evening kicked-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house and reception. Lithonia Lighting, Beaulieu Flooring, Ashley’s Business Solutions, and Aaron’s, Inc…. Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Apr 5, 2017

2017 Legislative Session Highlights

Keeping Georgia the number one state for business was the top priority of the Georgia Chamber Public Affairs team throughout the 2017 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. From improving Georgia’s legal climate, to ensuring our hospitals have the funding they need, the Georgia Chamber advocated for policies that will make our state a… Continue Reading