Tuesday, February 14, 2012
2012 Webinar Series: Managing Social Media in the Workplace
Join us to hear from Claud L. “Tex” McIver and Edward M. Boehm, Jr., attorneys at Fisher & Phillips LLP as they present on social media and its implications in the workplace. Currently, social media holds great promise for companies; however, with it come significant risks. Employees are increasingly likely to use social media as an online platform to make work-related complaints, disparage co-workers, or otherwise damage a company’s brand. Accordingly, employers need to carefully consider the disruptions that these technologies can cause in the workplace. While this is a rapidly changing area of law, employers can minimize their risks with a well-crafted social media policy. Make plans to hear from the experts on what your company needs to be covered. Webinar participants will also receive a complimentary social media corporate use policy. Click here for more details and to register online.
Georgia Chamber Partners with Google's Georgia Get Your Business Online
The Georgia Chamber has partnered with Google on a new, free and easy program to help you get your business online. On March 1 and 2, Google will be hosting Georgia Get Your Business Online workshops in partnership with the Georgia Chamber at the High Museum in Atlanta. These events will be free to small businesses, and if you do not have a website or Google business listing, you'll find everything you need to get started, with web professionals at your side every step of the way. If your business is already online, you'll find tools and resources to help your business succeed online. For more information, or to register, please click here. Please contact Kathleen Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions.
2012 GDEcD International Representatives Reception
On Tuesday, February 21, the Georgia Department of Economic Development Foundation will host its annual briefing and reception with Georgia's GO GLOBAL International Representatives. The event features Georgia's international economic development offices located in: Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, the European Union, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. To register, click here, or for more information, please contact Anna Alford at email@example.com.
Upcoming Power Lunches
Don't miss any of our upcoming Regional Power Lunches: March 5 in Rome and March 21 in Milledgeville. In 2012, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce will continue the tradition of hosting Regional Power Lunches in partnership with local chambers across the state. These events feature Georgia Chamber 2012 Board Chair Ed Heys (Deloitte) and President and CEO Chris Clark. Power Lunches are a great way to interact with Georgia Chamber members and business people from your community and to learn more about the issues that are most important to our state’s business community. The power lunch series is complimentary, but you must register here to attend.
Chamber Policy Committee Meets with State Leaders
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Environment and Energy Policy Committee recently held its first committee meeting of the year, led by new committee chairman Allen Kibler of AMEC. The committee held the meeting at the state Capitol and hosted special guests Jud Turner, director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources along with Rep. Lynn Smith and Sen. Ross Tolleson, respective chairs of the House and Senate Committees of Natural Resources and the Environment. Policy committee members were able to dialogue with these guest about the need for a healthy environment coupled with a strong economy. In addition, they explored subsidized and market-driven strategies for expanded use of renewable energy resources in our state, as well as pursuing policies to ensure an adequate water supply for Georgia.
Go Build Georgia Touring the State
Earlier this year, Governor Deal announced the launch of a new skilled labor initiative, Go Build Georgia. As a product of the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative, Go Build Georgia will address the skilled labor shortage in our state through public outreach designed to educate the public at large about the wage, lifestyle and employment benefits of skilled labor trades. Learn more about this exciting new initiative during the Go Build Georgia Tour this week at the Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers on February 15 and at the Central Education Center in Newnan on February 20. A list of upcoming tour dates can be found here. For more information on Go Build Georgia, please contact Ashlee Aurandt at firstname.lastname@example.org.