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For Third Straight Year, Eight Diverse Businesses Selected to Receive One-Year Membership

Atlanta, Georgia – Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber has announced the recipients for this year’s Small Diverse Business program memberships. Eight diverse businesses – Alliance 85 Inc., BlazeSports America, Blessings Grow Meadows, Dane Law, DiverseWorks, REcoSystems, Retaaza, YMCA of Athens – will have opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The program, sponsored by Fiserv, embodies the Chamber’s vision for promoting diversity through leadership programs with an intentional focus on equity and inclusion as…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Chas Cannon in State House District 172 Special Election

Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Chas Cannon in the special election for State House District 172H, which includes Colquitt and portions of Cook and Thomas Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Sam Watson in State Senate District 11 Special Election

Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday, January 19, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Sam Watson in the special election for State Senate District 11, which includes Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Grady, Seminole and Thomas Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state…

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Georgia Leaders Appointed to 2023 Georgia Chamber Executive Committee

Atlanta, Georgia – January 11, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber announced the transition of its leadership, with Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. succeeding Ben Tarbutton III as Chairman. Tarbutton, President of Sandersville Railroad Company, served as the Chairman of the Georgia Chamber for 2022 and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee for 2023 as Immediate Past Chair. Pruitt is Chairman and CEO of PruittHealth….

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Georgia Is Making the Business Case

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber While most of the country has suffered significant GDP losses and an economic downturn, Georgia has experienced a solid top 10 economic growth in the first half of 2022. Around the state, corporate leaders and small businesses are worried about national inflation but remain optimistic and confident about Georgia’s own economic prospects. That confidence is borne out…

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Georgia Chamber to Host Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

Business and community leaders engage to foster open and honest dialogue Tuesday, October 18, 2022 — The Georgia Chamber announces that it will host its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit on November 1, 2022, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport starting at 8:00AM. The event is seen as a meaningful opportunity to bring together business and community leaders who are paving the way for change…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Legislative Endorsements for the 2022 Midterm Election

Atlanta, GA – Friday, September 30, 2022 – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its slate of legislative endorsements for the 2022 Midterm Election. As the premiere statewide business advocacy organization, the Chamber not only engages in public policy matters, but it also engages politically to ensure candidates for office remain focused on building a better state for business. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s…

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Remembering Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal

Georgia Chamber Remembers Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal Legacy of educating Georgia’s children and charitable works endure Atlanta, Georgia – August 24, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the passing of former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal yesterday in Demorest, GA. “Few women have left such an indelible mark on the State of Georgia as did former First Lady Sandra Deal,” said…

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Georgia Is Well Positioned to Weather the Coming Economic Storm

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce War in Ukraine. COVID-19 variant BA.5. Rising interest rates. High fuel costs. Soaring food prices. West coast supply chain failures. Chinese economic and banking crisis. Taiwan. Political races across the country. A disconnect between Washington policies and small businesses. Exceptional level droughts around the world. Labor shortages. High home prices coupled with a lack of…

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Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

More than 1,300 attend bi-partisan event in Macon Atlanta, Georgia – August 11, 2022 – On Tuesday, August 9th, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon, Georgia at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over one thousand business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions…

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