The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Spud Bowen for State Senate District 13, which includes all or portions of Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Wilcox and Worth Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders…

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The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces the endorsement of incumbent Supreme Court Justices Charlie Bethel and Sarah Warren as they defend their seats on the state’s highest court.   Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state…

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The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Stacy Hall for State Senate District 50, which includes all or portions of Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Rabun, Stephens and Towns Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from…

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Free Enterprise Responds By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Over the last few weeks, the power of free enterprise has been on full display as companies around the world have shifted, planned, reprogrammed and adjusted to protect employees and customers across a very different economic landscape. At the same time, we…

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Act Now By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As leaders begin discussions about reopening the economy, we know that it does not signal an end to the pandemic nor an abatement of the financial crisis for which we all face an inevitably long and rather costly recession. It is instead a…

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How Small Businesses Move Forward By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As Georgians track the daily statistics on COVID-19, praying for our families as well as those combating the pandemic, we are also gaining a clearer picture for another set of startling data. The economic impact of Coronavirus will, by many…

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The Current Job of Business By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Our daily news feeds overwhelm us with statistics, predictions and partisanship at every turn. Anxiety and worry consume many of our friends and neighbors. We pour over our ledger sheets as we check in on customers and clients. However, in…

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says restaurants in the city will be able to serve alcohol to-go during a temporary period. In a tweet, she said: “Thank you to all who sent helpful info to assist with our bars and restaurants. I’ve signed an Executive Order that will allow them to serve alcohol during this…

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HR6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary The bill proposes many changes to increase public health measures as well as provisions that require most U.S. private employers to provide paid leave to employees under certain circumstances. While employers are responsible for funding the paid leave should it become law, employers would be able to take…

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COVID-19 and Economic Recovery: The Chamber’s Role By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce   For over 400 years, chambers of commerce around the world have been champions of free enterprise, job creation and community response. In unsteady economic times throughout history, chambers have organized the troops, raised funds for war efforts,…

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