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Georgia Chamber Endorses Max Burns for 23rd State Senate District

Atlanta, Georgia – Monday, September 21, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Max Burns for State Senate District 23, which includes all or portions of Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven and Warren Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council (PAC) vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders…

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Op-Ed | Building a Global Talent Pipeline

Building a Global Talent Pipeline By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   Even before COVID-19 hit our borders and changed virtually every business plan and legislative priority for 2020, the war for talent was being fought across every industry sector around the world.  Communities, states, and nations that want a prosperous future have prioritized issues ranging from reforming K-12 to developing innovative college…

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Op-Ed | The 2020 Census. Just Do It.

The 2020 Census. Just Do It. By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO When Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign in 1988, no one had any idea what would become of such a simple phrase. In just 10 years, the company’s worldwide sales skyrocketed from $800-million to over $9-billion, annually. Three words was all it took to make the difference of a lifetime….

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Op-Ed | Pillars for the New Georgia Economy

Pillars for the New Georgia Economy by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO As we live through the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting recession, we are constantly searching for the basis of a more resilient recovery. Every economist will tell you that successful markets around the world have traditionally, and must continue, to focus on three key factors to reduce poverty, grow the…

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott to Join U.S. Senator David Perdue at the Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon on August 11

Atlanta, GA (August 7, 2020) – The Georgia Chamber and senior U.S. Senator David Perdue announce that U.S. Senator Tim Scott will join the lineup of speakers at next Tuesday’s all-virtual Congressional Luncheon. Guest speakers for the luncheon will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on resiliency and recovery of the economy at the federal level. “We are grateful to have such a strong group of leaders willing…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Governor Kemp’s Signing of SB 359

The Georgia Chamber applauds Governor Kemp for signing Senate Bill 359 into law which protects Georgia businesses from liability due to the transmission of COVID-19. The bill provides a heightened standard of gross negligence for three types of claims: (1) claims for transmission of COVID-19, (2) claims for medical malpractice related to COVID-19, and (3) claims against manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE). The final bill…

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Op-Ed | How Small Businesses Recover and Become More Resilient

How Small Businesses Recover and Become More Resilient by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO Growing up in Fitzgerald, I witnessed the evolution of entrepreneurial spirit as small businesses would open, some close, and new small businesses would take their place. There is an economic cycle of 20-years that supply and demand generally drive. When I was little, our downtown was where we went…

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Op-Ed | The Call for Rural Resiliency

The Call for Rural Resiliency by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO My Fitzgerald roots ground me and millions of other small-town Americans to a strong work ethic, value of family, and a deep-rooted faith. We believe in community and helping each other through the tough times. And we celebrate in parades and on back porches when things are good. Of course, those occasions…

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Op-Ed | Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business

Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business By Peter Carter, Georgia Chamber Chairman When I think of today’s economy- riddled with a global pandemic, a strained healthcare system, racial inequalities, rural economic disparity, and a fickle market – it is hard to image a Chamber of Commerce playing a meaningful role. Like so many institutions, Chambers are struggling to provide relevance and value in a fundamentally…

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Op-Ed | What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues

What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Political pundits and healthcare researchers can argue second wave or simply a continuation of the original COVID-19 pandemic. However, the fact remains that the virus which hit us so hard in the spring continues to be a potent force as we head into the summer months. In recent…

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