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Legislative Updates

Georgia Chamber Commends Passage of SB 185

Georgia Chamber Commends Passage of Senate Bill 185 Atlanta, Ga – The Georgia Chamber commends the work of the General Assembly in passing Senate Bill 185 which provides a level playing field for all taxpayers involved in tax disputes. Georgia’s no. 1 business climate is predicated on its leaders’ ability to adopt policies that support an impartial and predictable tax system for all hardworking Georgians. We…

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Georgia Chamber Commends the House and the Senate on Passage of HB 112

Atlanta, Ga – March 17 – The Georgia Chamber has issued the following statement on the passage of HB 112: The Georgia Chamber commends the House and the Senate on passing House Bill (HB) 112 which extends COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers, facilities, and businesses. This bill protects the lives and livelihoods of all hardworking Georgians as our economy continues to recover. We…

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Georgia Chamber Commends the House for Passing HB 479

The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp, the House of Representatives, and the bipartisan group of bill signers on the unanimous passage of HB 479 to repeal Georgia’s antiquated citizen’s arrest law. Originally crafted in 1863, the state’s current law allows for gross negligence within our judicial system, as seen in the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s senseless murder in 2020. Under this proposal, protections would be…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Full Support of House Bill 479

The Georgia Chamber announced its full support for House Bill 479 which would repeal the state’s current citizen’s arrest law from 1863. HB 479 was introduced by Governor Kemp and bipartisan leaders of the general assembly and supports the efforts begun last year with the passage of Hate Crimes legislation in Georgia. Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, shared, “Our antiquated citizen’s…

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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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