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As an advocate for business, it’s important that we keep our business members informed of the legislative actions taking place in Georgia. We have compiled a list of your local representatives and links to subscribe and follow them directly. Read more below to see this week’s update from our state reps and other development partners.…
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There is nothing more convenient than whipping out your phone, typing in a URL (or opening an app), perusing offerings, and hitting a few buttons to buy something…anything…everything. We even get our groceries that way these days. But as convenient as online shopping seems, there are several reasons to shop local. In person is the…
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By Angie Gheesling According to dictionary.com, an internship is defined as “any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.” The key element of internship programs is that they integrate classroom knowledge with practical application and skills developed in a professional setting. The bonus for the student comes…
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By Dan Rhoades This month Middle Georgia has had great news with the assumption of command of Robins Air Force Base by Col Lindsay Droz on 29 June. She was formerly the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group commander at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. Lt Gen Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, officiated the…
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Our very own Aura Lee Durham was awarded her GCCE designation at GACCE’s Executive Leadership Conference last week. For the first time in GACCE’s history, two non-CEO chamber staff members received the GCCE designation. Join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved recognition. send a note (hyperlink to her email address) The Georgia Association of…
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By Dan Rhoades The President’s proposal for the budget is out. The budget is flat with $753 billion for National Security, of that $715 is for the Department of Defense. The Air Force’s portion is $173 billion and includes funds for the Space Force. Although flat, when inflation is considered, this is a slight decrease…
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  By Angie Gheesling The Middle Georgia Innovation Project recently hosted a Future Summit with over 120 invested stakeholders in attendance. The Summit provided an opportunity to test drive the strategic actions being discussed over the past nine months which will position Houston County and Middle Georgia as a “Software Center of Excellence” and shape…
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By Dan Rhoades Your team at Robins Air Force Base is innovative and award winning! Of course, of the 24,000 personnel at the base, most are federal civilians and are integral members of our communities, sometimes for generations. Even for the military members, while they are often here for a tour…2-4 years…many decide Middle Georgia…
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 By Angie Gheesling On May 10, Governor Kemp announced the $30,000,000 expansion of Interfor in Perry, Georgia. The construction industry is hot and lumber supply and pricing is the topic of the day. In most areas of the country, there is a housing boom. Both new construction and pre-owned homes are hot commodities. The pandemic…
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