RSS Feeds http://www.gachamber.com/ en-us Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:42:12 -0400 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:42:12 -0400 RSS Feeds http://www.gachamber.com/assets/images/logo_main.gif http://www.gachamber.com/ GBAN Action Alert: Two EPA Rulemaking Actions Need Your Comments http://www.gachamber.com/GBAN_9.24.14 The EPA has proposed significant changes with regard to the definition of "Waters of the United States" that would give them regulatory authority over a much wider footprint of temporary wetlands and waterways, ponds, streams and ditches - including those on private property Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:05:14 -0400 Georgia Chamber Insight: September 9, 2014 http://www.gachamber.com/insight-september-9-2014.html Join the Georgia Chamber, the Georgia Employers' Association and our regional local chamber partners for a half-day seminar focused on helping small businesses navigate the complex waters of employment and human resources legal issues. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:03:00 -0400 Georgia Repays UI Federal Loan, Resulting in Cost Savings for Employers http://www.gachamber.com/GA_Repays_UI_Federal_Loan/ As businesses can attest, the economic recession of the past few years has been difficult. While Georgia is rebounding, the past several years put a strain on our unemployment system. As a result, the state had to borrow more than $721 million from the federal government to fulfill its unemployment claims obligation. Tue, 27 May 2014 17:25:34 -0400 Georgia Chamber Commends Senate, Congress for Approval of Funds for Savannah Harbor Project http://www.gachamber.com/WRRDApasses/ With today’s Senate passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), the bill, having been passed by the House on Tuesday, is cleared for President Obama’s signature into law. Thu, 22 May 2014 14:56:44 -0400 Georgia Chamber Praises Zell Miller HOPE Grant Expansion http://www.gachamber.com/chamber_praises_zell_miller_HOPE_grant_expansion/ This morning Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Georgia Chamber supported House Bill 697. The law expands the Zell Miller HOPE Grant program to provide full tuition for technical college students in technical certificate and diploma programs with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:46:28 -0400 Expanding, Improving Connections Good for our State http://www.gachamber.com/Improving_connections_good_for_state/ It is hard to remember a world that wasn’t connected by the internet. Over the past few decades, it has gone from being a resource used primarily by universities to a way of life for us all. We turn to it for information and entertainment, communication and business transactions. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:09:53 -0400 Georgia Chamber Provides Input for Case Impacting Corporate Board Members’ Personal Liability http://www.gachamber.com/Case_Impacting_Corporate_Board_Members_Personal_Liability/ Current Georgia law protects corporate board directors and officers from personal liability when they “make good faith business decisions in an informed and deliberate manner.” Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:59:55 -0400 Better Standards for a Better Georgia Coalition Announces Support for Common Core http://www.gachamber.com/better_standards/ A coalition of Georgia business, education and community leaders came together today to announce its support for the continued implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Georgia’s public schools. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:09:59 -0500 Think “Georgia First” http://www.gachamber.com/blog_thinkgeorgiafirst/ Imagine the impact if Georgia companies did more business with each other — if we all thought “Georgia first” when purchasing goods or services. That’s the goal of Georgia2Georgia, an initiative recently announced by the Georgia Chamber. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:44:52 -0500 Georgia Chamber Announces 2014 Legislative Priorities http://www.gachamber.com/blog_2014legislativepriorities/ As the 152nd Georgia General Assembly officially convenes, the Georgia Chamber has identified a number of priorities focused on creating a better state of business in Georgia. In the past two General Assembly sessions, Georgia lawmakers passed a number of bills important to our state’s economic competitiveness and our ability to attract new jobs and investment. The Chamber will be working with Governor Deal and members of the General Assembly to build upon this positive momentum in 2014. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:54:12 -0500 Georgia Chamber Center for Competitiveness Weighs in on Georgia Supreme Court Case http://www.gachamber.com/DealvsColeman/ Georgia’s Open Records laws have been designed in a way that protects the state’s ability to attract jobs and investment to our state. The Georgia Chamber recently filed an amicus brief for a case in the Georgia Supreme Court that threatened those important protections. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:19:37 -0500 Georgia Chamber’s Energy & Natural Resources Policy Committee Visits Anheuser-Busch http://www.gachamber.com/blog_policycommitteevisitsanheuser-busch/ The Georgia Chamber’s Energy & Natural Resources Policy Committee recently joined Senators Ross Tolleson and Jack Murphy and Representatives Lynn Smith and Don Parsons on a trip north along I75 to visit the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville brewery located in Bartow County Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:05:30 -0500 Statement from the Georgia Chamber on the Passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act http://www.gachamber.com/Passage_WRRDA/ On Wednesday, October 23, all fourteen members of Georgia's congressional delegation showed their strong support for economic growth and job creation in our state by unanimously supporting passage of HR 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. This historic, bipartisan legislation impacts two of Georgia's most critical natural resource and economic development priorities - water supply and completion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:03:51 -0400 Making of A Tech Powerhouse http://www.gachamber.com/blog_makingoftechpowerhouse/ So why have so many new startups – and existing tech giants – come to call Georgia, home? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:49:18 -0400 2013 Congressional Luncheon: Saluting Senator Chambliss http://www.gachamber.com/blog_2013cl/ Last week, the Georgia Chamber held its annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon at the Macon Marriott Centreplex. Over 1,000 attendees gathered to celebrate the career and accomplishments of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss – who will retire from public service at the end of his Senate term in 2014. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:48:28 -0400 Don’t Miss “Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet” Presented by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. http://www.gachamber.com/blog_accesstocapital/ On August 14, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will host an informative event for businesses -- "Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet". Please see the flyer below and I encourage you to attend if you are seeking startup, working or growth capital. You will have the opportunity to learn about various local sources and find out which are right for your business! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:07:43 -0400 Level the Playing Field: Support E-Fairness http://www.gachamber.com/blog_efairness/ One of the most important elements to a thriving business climate is offering a level playing field to all companies who operate in Georgia. That is why earlier this week, the Georgia Chamber asked our members to contact Congress and urge them to pass legislation that finally addresses the issue of “e-fairness". For all businesses to effectively grow, we need a consistent, streamlined sales tax system that places no industry at a disadvantage while allowing for all state and local taxes to be administered fairly. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:38:44 -0400 Time to Look to Georgia’s Transportation Future http://www.gachamber.com/blog_georgiatransportationfuture/ As we approach the year mark since the 2012 primary election, community and business leaders continue to assess the results of the Transportation Investment Act. There is often a tone of chagrin in those conversations, as people try to figure out why the referendum passed in only 3 of 12 regions and to redefine a vision for Georgia’s transportation future. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:10:41 -0400 Implementation Delayed on ACA http://www.gachamber.com/blog/aca_delayed/ Yesterday, as employers across our state and nation struggle with the implementation of the new federal health care law, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that implementation of the employer mandate provisions would be delayed until January 2015. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:36:02 -0400 CMS Administrator to Keynote Georgia Chamber’s 2013 Health Care Conference June 19 in Atlanta http://www.gachamber.com/2013_hcfourm_release/ The Georgia Chamber will hold its 2013 Federal Health Care Conference at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308) on Wednesday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from leading industry experts on the significant changes coming in 2014 as a result of the new federal health care law. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:52:10 -0400