Georgia Chamber

Legislative Updates

Act Now: Op-ed outlining four calls-to-action for economic recovery

Act Now By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As leaders begin discussions about reopening the economy, we know that it does not signal an end to the pandemic nor an abatement of the financial crisis for which we all face an inevitably long and rather costly recession. It is instead a call for the business community to engage and the government…

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How Small Businesses Move Forward

How Small Businesses Move Forward By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As Georgians track the daily statistics on COVID-19, praying for our families as well as those combating the pandemic, we are also gaining a clearer picture for another set of startling data. The economic impact of Coronavirus will, by many expert projections, lead to a prolonged recession. To put this…

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The Current Job of Business

The Current Job of Business By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Our daily news feeds overwhelm us with statistics, predictions and partisanship at every turn. Anxiety and worry consume many of our friends and neighbors. We pour over our ledger sheets as we check in on customers and clients. However, in this temporarily chaotic time, we want to recognize the incredible…

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Atlanta mayor allows restaurants to temporarily serve alcohol to-go

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says restaurants in the city will be able to serve alcohol to-go during a temporary period. In a tweet, she said: “Thank you to all who sent helpful info to assist with our bars and restaurants. I’ve signed an Executive Order that will allow them to serve alcohol during this Take-Out only period.” Read more here

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HR6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

HR6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary The bill proposes many changes to increase public health measures as well as provisions that require most U.S. private employers to provide paid leave to employees under certain circumstances. While employers are responsible for funding the paid leave should it become law, employers would be able to take tax credits for the paid leave provided to employees under…

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COVID-19 and Economic Recovery: The Chamber’s Role

COVID-19 and Economic Recovery: The Chamber’s Role By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce   For over 400 years, chambers of commerce around the world have been champions of free enterprise, job creation and community response. In unsteady economic times throughout history, chambers have organized the troops, raised funds for war efforts, coordinated disaster response, been the voice of progress during civil…

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Georgia Chamber hosts Conference Call on COVID-19

The Georgia Chamber hosted a member-wide press conference that drew 1,000 participants to hear national and state experts in healthcare, business and the chamber industry share the latest information regarding COVID-19. Georgia businesses and local communities were encouraged to follow the leadership of Governor Kemp and his teams while continuing to make fact-based decisions related to individual operations. “The Georgia Chamber is fully supporting state…

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Georgia Chamber Updates Businesses and Local Communities on COVID-19

Georgia Chamber Updates Businesses and Local Communities on COVID-19 Chamber works with Anthem to Communicate Member Cost-Waiver for Virus Testing The Georgia Chamber is supporting a fact-based approach to the COVID-19 public health and economic challenge, emphasizing hard data, to keep the Georgia economy moving. “We encourage elected officials, local school systems, governments and businesses to follow the lead of Governor Brian Kemp,” said Georgia…

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Chamber-hosted Conference Call

The Georgia Chamber is encouraging businesses and communities to make fact-based decisions and stay informed on COVID19. To read our Business Intelligence Bulletin addressing COVID19 and view a brief video message from President & CEO Chris Clark, please CLICK HERE. As we move forward, the Georgia Chamber – in partnership with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – will be holding a member-wide conference call…

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Lawsuit Reform Essential to Georgia Business Growth

Op-Ed | Lawsuit Reform Essential to Georgia Business Growth By Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce For well over a century, the Georgia Chamber has been a fierce champion for free enterprise and job creation in all 159 counties of our state. We work to improve our business climate, help companies expand and create jobs, improve the skills of Georgians…

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