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…

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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…

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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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It’s no secret. Our nation is facing a labor shortage crisis unlike anything we have ever seen. COVID-19 has shifted the way we approach our jobs and how we prioritize our lives. Just this week, Commissioner Mark Butler with the Georgia Department of Labor shared that despite a 300% increase in those who gained employment…

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August 10, 2021 – “The Georgia Chamber believes that safe, healthy communities are paramount to our overall growth and economic stability. Crime and violence inhibit our recovery, lessen upward mobility, and perpetuate generational poverty. We stand with Governor Kemp, Lt. Governor Duncan, and Speaker Ralston in the fight against crime and applaud their efforts to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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