Tuesday, October 09, 2012
2012 Innovation in Education Conference: October 24
Learn what Georgia can do to bridge its education and workforce gap with competing states and nations at the Chamber's Innovation in Education forum on October 24 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Hear from education experts, business leaders and nationally acclaimed speakers -- including a keynote address by Joel Klein, former New York City Schools Chancellor and current News Corp. education executive. The forum will also feature new Chamber research on school funding and workforce needs, a balanced debate on the November charter school referendum and a discussion of lessons from abroad. To see the full agenda for the event, click here. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
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Next Steps for Georgia's Transportation & Logistics System: October 30
On Tuesday, October 30, the Georgia Chamber will host a revamped event, Next Steps for Georgia's Transportation and Logistics System, featuring a Transportation Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Georgia Transportation Alliance and the 2012 State of the Ports Luncheon, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. With Georgia’s ports being tremendous economic powerhouses, the luncheon will feature a conversation with Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Ports Authority Director Curtis Foltz and Steve Larson, Vice President, Caterpillar Inc., and President of Caterpillar Logistics Inc. discussing the critical role Georgia’s transportation and logistics systems play in the state’s long-term economic development. Prior to the State of the Ports Luncheon, the Georgia Transportation Alliance will host a Transportation Roundtable Discussion to gather transportation and political thought leaders and stake holders together to discuss openly in today’s post-TSPLOST environment the next steps in transportation strategy, where we go from here in state transportation planning and how we will get there. For more information and to purchase tickets today, click here.
Georgia Grown Symposium Cultivates the Business of Food
Registration is now open for the first Georgia Grown Symposium on November 8-9 in Macon. Focused on “Growing Your Business through Georgia Grown,” you will not want to miss the two-day symposium at the Macon Marriott City Center, which will focus on the business of food as part of the state’s innovative Georgia Grown marketing program linking producers and consumers. Participants can choose among four tracks concentrating on finance, food safety, contracts and licensing, regulations, economic development and agritourism with workshops led by experts. The Georgia Chamber, Georgia Grown's first Founders Circle member, will host the event's November 8 networking reception. Click here to register today!
October Webinar: "Disaster Preparedness - Would Your Business Survive?"
Join us on October 31 for the monthly webinar presentation and discussion about potential risks for natural disasters in Georgia and steps to make your business better prepared for an emergency. "Disaster Preparedness- Would your Business Survive?" will include the following topics: Georgia's disaster risk, why preparedness is critical, resources available to help businesses prepare, necessary components of business preparedness plans, essential business functions, vulnerability assessments and more. Charlie English, Director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Lisa Janak-Newman, GEMA's Public Affairs Officer will be presenting. For more information on the webinar and to register, click here.
Additionally, the Georgia Chamber has created a Small Business Webinar Library as a resource to our small business investors to provide timely and informative educational resources to our small business members, including our webinar series that covers an array of relevant topics for business owners of all types. Click here to check it out!
Georgia Chamber Exchange Spotlight
Be sure to check our this week’s new deals, RFP postings and companies on the GCX! Do you have an open position, or want to receive proposals for a new project? Post your “Services Needed” post on the Georgia Chamber Exchange today!
· Lake Lanier Islands Resort: Discounts on golf, lodging, water park admission and more here!
· Red Clay Interactive: Free Mobile Landing Page here!
· Accountware Solutions: Two Months of Free Payroll Processing here!
2013 Georgia Human Resources Library
The 2013 Georgia Human Resources Libraryis now available online at www.hrsimple.com/ga. The two resources, the Georgia Human Resources Manual and Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers, help businesses run more efficiently and effectively. This year we’ve made it even better with updated and expanded information and a new online, searchable format. For only $178, you can get both eBooks and a one year subscription to the online library. That’s $40 off the regular price. There is also a free 14-day trial available online. To receive this discounted pricing, provide coupon code GAMEM13M at checkout.
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