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The Georgia Chamber issues official statement on voting rights

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce believes the right to vote is one of the most sacred rights of a U.S. Citizen. We also believe that free enterprise thrives when democracy is secured, and civility is embraced. By upholding the American ideal of free and fair elections, we demonstrate our commitment to protect the votes and rights of all Georgians and the growth of free enterprise….

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Stan Watson for 90th State House District

Atlanta, Georgia – February 4 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Stan Watson for State House District 90. HD 90 became vacant with the withdrawal of Representative Pamela Stephenson. HD 90 includes parts of DeKalb, Henry, and Rockdale Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council (PAC) vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business…

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Georgia Chamber Hosts Virtual Overview of Paycheck Protection Program

SBDC State Director Allan Adams unpacks details of this popular federal financial aid initiative The Georgia Chamber hosted a virtual roundtable featuring University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director Allan Adams as he unpacked the latest round of small business financial aid through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This popular small business resource has delivered over six-million loans through more than 5,000…

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Georgia Chamber and Fiserv Award Recipients of New Small Diverse Business Program

Eight Diverse Businesses Selected to Receive One-Year Membership The Georgia Chamber has announced the recipients for this year’s Small Diverse Business program memberships. Eight diverse businesses – Atlanta Girls’ School, A-Action Inc., SPECS Management, The Gift of Knowledge Hub, Raymond Engineering, Wiring Solutions, MMT Design House, and SpeedPro Marietta – will have opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The program, launched in the fall of 2020 and sponsored by Fiserv, embodies the Chamber’s vision for promoting diversity through leadership programs with an intentional focus…

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SBA Disaster Loans Available to Georgia

SBA Disaster Loans Available to Georgia: The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that certain Private Non-Profit organizations (PNP)s in Georgia that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans. PNPs located in Banks, Carroll, Cherokee, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Lumpkin, Paulding, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White…

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Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues Event Attracts over 3,000 Participants

The Georgia Chamber all-virtual Eggs and Issues event, presented by AT&T, Atlanta Gas Light, Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Georgia Power aired virtually this morning to more than 3,000 business and community leaders across the state. Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux, Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark and newly appointed 2021 Board Chair and…

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2021 Georgia Chamber Executive Committee Announced

During the 2021 Eggs and Issues all-virtual event, the Georgia Chamber recognized Peter Carter, EVP and Chief Legal Officer of Delta Air Lines, for his leadership as Chairman of the Board in 2020 and welcomed incoming Chair Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S. For a full list of this year’s Executive Committee, see below.

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Georgia Chamber Launches New 401K Plan, Partners with Transamerica and Gallagher

The Georgia Chamber, in partnership with Transamerica and Gallagher, announce the launch of the Retirement Plan EXCHANGE®. This new 401K program offers small business a wide range of retirement management services and compliments the Chamber’s popular SMART Health Insurance Plan offered through Anthem. “In 2020, we doubled participation in the SMART Health Insurance program, reaching tens of thousands of enrolled members,” said Chris Clark, President…

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Georgia Chamber Issues Official Statement Regarding Election Runoffs

The Georgia Chamber has represented business in political and policy matters for well over a century and we are proud to actively serve on the Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe Secure and Accessible Elections. The business community cares about access and fairness of elections because we believe that free enterprise and democracy are tied together. Based upon careful review and honest engagement with elected…

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U.S. Chamber and Georgia Chamber Launch Issue Advertisement in Georgia Senate Run-Off Contests

December 1, 2020 | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber and Georgia Chamber of Commerce released a new $2 million issue advocacy campaign in the state of Georgia. The advertisement, titled “This Holiday Season,” thanks and encourages Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler to continue fighting for pandemic relief that has saved thousands of Georgia’s small businesses and jobs. U.S. Chamber Vice President and National Political…

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