Georgia Chamber

Legislative Updates

Business Advisory: Ukrainian War – Potential Impacts to Georgia Business

The Georgia Chamber offers the following advisory as businesses address questions rising from the growing Ukrainian-Russian war. We also ask all Georgia businesses to seek ways to support the people and leadership of Ukraine. We provide the following for your consideration regarding the potential impacts to your business: Likely increases in food prices because over 25% of the world’s wheat comes from Russia and Ukraine. The…

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Georgia Chamber Commissioned Poll Shows Strong Support for Rivian Facility

Atlanta, Georgia — February 28, 2022 — A recent, independently commissioned Georgia Chamber poll of the four-county area (Jasper, Morgan, Newton, and Walton) named as home to Rivian’s $5 Billion future manufacturing facility shows a strong 2-to-1 support for the project. According to the poll, the respondents cited the positive impact the facility will have on local community jobs, businesses, schools, and healthcare as primary…

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Georgia Chamber Foundation Recommends Steps to Stronger Cybersecurity

Atlanta, Georgia – February 25, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber Foundation as a service to its member investors recommends the following steps to help inform and increase business cybersecurity in the days to come. Over the months, geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia have heightened, due to varying interests in Ukraine. Now that Russia has advanced into Ukrainian territory, the United States, its…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Release of Annual Rural Renaissance Report

Atlanta, GA – Thursday, February 24, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces the release of the 2022 Rural Renaissance Report following a meeting of the Rural Prosperity Council in Tifton, GA. The report is part of continued efforts to elevate Georgia’s 140 rural counties through recommendations highlighting strategies and innovative solutions. Since 2018, the Georgia Chamber Center for Rural Prosperity has used the annual Rural…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Governor Kemp’s Appointment of Judge Pinson to Georgia Supreme Court

Atlanta, Georgia – February 15, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce commends Governor Brian Kemp for his decision to appoint Judge Andrew Pinson to the Georgia Supreme Court, and thanks outgoing Chief Justice David Nahmias for his service on the state’s highest court. With Governor Kemp’s action he confirms the continuation of a strong judicial system for all citizens of our state. The Georgia…

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

For Second Straight Year, Eight Diverse Businesses Selected to Receive One-Year Membership Atlanta, Georgia – February 1, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber has announced the recipients for this year’s Small Diverse Business program memberships. Eight diverse businesses – Emergency Training, RedInk Enterprises, Rosales Financial Group, The Leadership Center, OPUA, Creative Scale Designs, Linkscape 360, and Capstone Performance Solutions – will have opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The program, launched…

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2022 Georgia Chamber Executive Committee Leaders Appointed

Atlanta, Georgia – January 21, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces the transition of its leadership effective January 12, 2022, with Ben Tarbutton succeeding Teresa White as Chairman. White, President of AFLAC U.S., served as the Chairwoman of the Georgia Chamber for 2021 and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee for 2022 as Immediate Past Chair. Tarbutton is President of the…

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Fabulous Fox hosts Georgia Chamber Annual Eggs and Issues Event

The Georgia Chamber annual Eggs and Issues event, presented by AT&T, Amazon, Atlanta Gas Light, Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Georgia Power was held at the Fox Theater on January 12th. It was attended by more than 2,000 business and community leaders live and virtually from across the state. Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark and…

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2022 Georgia Chamber Executive Committee Announced

During the 2022 Eggs and Issues event at the Fox Theater, the Georgia Chamber recognized Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S., for her leadership as Chairwoman of the Board in 2021 and welcomed incoming Chair Ben Tarbutton, President of the Sandersville Railroad Company. For a full list of this year’s Executive Committee, see below.

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Georgia Chamber Statement on SCOTUS Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Ruling

Atlanta, January 13, 2022 – Today the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s OSHA rule requiring vaccines for businesses with over 100 employees. However, the court upheld the vaccine policy issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which requires COVID-19 vaccines for certain health care workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities that participate in…

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