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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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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT As most of you know by now in addition to working for our fantastic members each day, we also manage the very active, and often very assertive, Robins To-Go Facebook group. Recently, we’ve seen an uptick in argumentative rhetoric in the group surrounding the issue of unemployment and “living” wages. To be frank,…
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By Jamie Cook Here is a question for the community! Are robots impacted by COVID19? The answer is, of course, robots cannot perform if their human handlers are restricted by COVID19! Yes, it takes humans to design, build, and operate robots. The 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season was canceled due to the pandemic. Houston…
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By Angie Gheesling “It is clear that Middle Georgia is within striking distance of becoming a regional hub for innovation. The next steps in the process will be transformational for the region.” ~ The Middle Georgia Innovation Report, 2021 The second report for the Middle Georgia Innovation Project has been published This report has explored…
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By Dan Rhoades The new administration is in place and has begun the process to fill positions. Two key positions, Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense have filled and confirmed by Congress: Secretaries Lloyd Austin and Kathleen Hicks, respectively. Secretary Austin is a prior Army four-star general and last served as the commander of the…
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