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Georgia Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Legislators

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Legislators of the Year on June 8th. The recognition of Legislator of the Year and Rookie of the Year are awarded to House and Senate members who consistently stand with Georgia businesses to enact pro-growth policies at the state capitol. This year, Senator Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) and Representative Christian Coomer (R – Cartersville) were named…

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The Chamber Connection – June 2, 2017

KEEPING GEORGIA #1 FOR BUSINESS How did your elected officials vote on legislation important to Georgia businesses? GET TO KNOW GEORGIA’S FRIENDLIEST REPTILE Find out how you can support the Chamber’s efforts in protecting the official state reptile of Georgia. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Our great state is number one in feature film productions! WHEN IN DOUBT, TRAVEL There’s still time to secure your spot to…

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The Chamber Connection – May 19, 2017

HEADED TO THE STATE SENATE It’s official – Chamber endorsed candidate Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, is heading to the state senate. AFFILIATES UPDATE: GLR, GATA, & GTA Catch up on what our affiliates have been up to lately and how to get involved. SUMMER SNAPSHOT Make room in your upcoming summer plans to explore all that our great state has to offer. WHY ICELAND? We’re breaking…

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Tifton Office Grand Opening

The Georgia Chamber celebrated the official opening of their first regional office in 102 years in Tifton, Georgia. With an incredibly successful turnout, attendees from all parts of Georgia gathered as the evening kicked-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house and reception. Lithonia Lighting, Beaulieu Flooring, Ashley’s Business Solutions, and Aaron’s, Inc. each individually contributed to the new Tifton office by providing…

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The Chamber Connection – April 21, 2017

GEORGIA 2030 2.0 Make sure you’re registered for our 2017 statewide tours coming to a region near you! READY FOR RUNOFFS The Votes are in – two Georgia special elections are headed for overtime. LEGISLATION OF NOTE Recap a busy 2017 legislative session with some of the Chamber team’s top priorities. TRAVEL ABROAD What are you waiting for? Join us for a once in a…

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The Chamber Connection – April 10, 2017

CHAMBER AT THE CAPTIOL Get all the highlights from the 2017 legislative session. UPCOMING RACES We’ll take a quick look at some of the races that are shaping up around the state. SPONSOR AN EVENT There’s no better way to shine the spotlight on your business than by sponsoring a Georgia Chamber event. TRAVEL ABROAD Pack your bags because we’re going to Iceland in September and…

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2017 Legislative Session Highlights

Keeping Georgia the number one state for business was the top priority of the Georgia Chamber Public Affairs team throughout the 2017 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. From improving Georgia’s legal climate, to ensuring our hospitals have the funding they need, the Georgia Chamber advocated for policies that will make our state a better place to live and work. As the largest business…

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GBAN Legislative Update – April 3, 2017

Sine Die Update Thursday, March 30 was the last legislative day of the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Both chambers went well past midnight as they continued to consider legislation. Below are a few highlighted bills that moved through the state legislature this session. Chamber Scorecard Legislation House Bill 192: Banks, trust companies, and corporations; responsibilities and standard of care of directors and officers;…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 27, 2017

Scorecard Alert House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Beth Beskin (R – Atlanta) and carried by Senator John Kennedy (R – Macon), passed the Senate on Friday by a vote of 41-10. We thank the bill sponsors and members of the General Assembly for their hard work to pass HB 192 and keep Georgia the top state for business. Find out how your State Representative…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 17, 2017

Legislative Calendar Monday, March 20 will be legislative day 36. The General Assembly will be in session Wednesday, March 22, for legislative day 37, and Friday, March 24, for legislative day 38. Legislation of Interest House Bill 192: Banks, trust companies, and corporations; responsibilities and standard of care of directors and officers; change provisions Status: Chamber Scorecard – Support Bill Author: Representative Beth Beskin (R…

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