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Op-Ed | Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   We know we have it good in the Peach State and, when we work together, we accomplish great things. We celebrate our wins and lament our challenges, but we do this together as one statewide community. We travel from the mountains to the sea to catch up with friends and relatives. We…

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Reflections of Gratitude in 2020

Reflecting on this truly unbelievable year in our history, we can easily highlight its faults, shortcomings, epic failures, and unexpected challenges. However, I have spoken with a number of business leaders, family, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, public servants, and my team here at the Georgia Chamber, and what I have learned, and personally experienced, is that there have also been some truly positive outcomes…

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Changing for a More Inclusive Future

This year has been nothing short of unequaled in our lifetime. From a global pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives and livelihoods to the social and racial injustices that we watched unfold on our televisions and in our backyards around America, 2020 has truly offered much hindsight from which to learn. And that, is a good place to start. When we are in a place…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Small Diverse Business Program, Sponsored by Fiserv

Program will provide free Georgia Chamber memberships to eight qualifying small, diverse businesses The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer eight Chamber memberships to qualifying small, diverse businesses based in Georgia. The Small Diverse Business program, sponsored by Fiserv, embodies the Chamber’s vision for promoting diversity through leadership programs with an intentional focus on equity and inclusion as part of Georgia’s small business…

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The Georgia Chamber Endorses Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner Runoff

Runoff election is set for January 5, 2021 Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday November 12, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber announces its endorsement of Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that McDonald’s decades of business experience will lead to effective policy decisions to positively impact free enterprise and job…

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Op-Ed | The Future of Georgia Transportation

The Future of Georgia Transportation By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   As the Georgia economy continues its recovery, we are seeing the return of the strength and importance of logistics and transportation. Moving manufactured goods, agriculture products and employees around town and around the world requires a visionary outlook. We must ensure that the actual wheels of free enterprise continue to roll…

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Georgia Chamber Announces an All-Virtual 2021 Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Tuesday, November 10, 2020— The Georgia Chamber announces that it will host its annual marquee event, the Eggs and Issues Breakfast, as an all-virtual program on January 13, 2021. The Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues Breakfast is the largest, most prolific program that the Chamber hosts each and every year with more than 3,000 attendees statewide. “Based on member feedback and taking into consideration an…

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The Call for Rural Prosperity

I miss people; there, I said it. And as I reflect on the last few months, I am thankful for getting back to a safe, cautiously managed, version of in-person meetings and events. The Georgia Chamber hosted its first in-person and virtual event since March with the annual Rural Prosperity Summit presented by AT&T, the Georgia Community Foundation, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Realtors. Our fourth annual event was held in Tifton, not far from my hometown of Fitzgerald, and the turnout…

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Georgia Chamber Releases 2020 Legislative Scorecard

Legislators scored on pro-business action during session, 67% overall approval rating for 2020 The Georgia Chamber has officially released its 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard highlighting how elected officials voted on the business community’s top issues during the most recent legislative biennium. With hundreds of bills introduced and debated each legislative session, the Georgia Chamber’s legislative team along with its members identify the most impactful issues to…

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Civic Responsibility and Respect Statement

As Georgians complete the important task of voting this season, we would ask that everyone reject recent trends toward hostility and violence, and the acceptance of anything less than fact-based reporting. Disinformation and foreign influence seeking to discredit the principles of freedom under which we vote should not be enabled through our own actions. Instead, under the common banner of liberty-for-all, we must choose to…

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