Community News

April 25, 2016

UGA’s SMDC Hosting “Franchise Owners Tell All” Event

Are you tired of working for somebody else and ready to be your own boss? Are you longing for a career change? On Friday, April 29th , UGA’s Small Business Development Center is hosting a tell all “Franchise Ownership Summit/ Lunch and Learn Event” where a variety of different franchise owners will share their experiences and reveal their secrets that led to their success. For a ticket purchase of just twenty-nine dollars, lunch will be provided and you can get a glimpse of what it really takes to be a successful franchise owner, hear about some of the challenges and...

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April 19, 2016

Member News: April 19th

This week, a new Reddy Urgent Care office opened downtown, Georgia Power was recognized by the Small Electric Power Alliance, and UGA’s Terry College of Business launched its Terry Women’s Initiative. Reddy Urgent Care Office Opened Downtown On Thursday, April 14, Athens Mayor Nancy Denson directed the ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Athens to celebrate the opening of Reddy & Associates LLC’s newest urgent care office. Its new location is in the historic Charles Parrott building (this building is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) on Broad Street in downtown Athens.This new office, which is the only...

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April 13, 2016

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Page

Now around twelve years old, LinkedIn has established itself as one of the most popular social media platforms out there. Today, there are over 300 million users and over 3 million businesses who have set up a page for their company. Here are some more facts to validate how powerful LinkedIn has become: over 25 million profiles are viewed daily one out of three professionals on the planet has a LinkedIn profile 35% of users access LinkedIn each day That being said, LinkedIn is the perfect medium to network at both a personal and corporate level because it allows you...

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April 13, 2016

What’s Happening in Athens this April

During the month of April, Athens has events taking place for all audiences: UGA’s International Street Festival, Classic City Brew Fest, UGA Athletic events, and the Athens Human Rights Festival! UGA’s International Street Festival If you’re interested in gaining some knowledge of the diverse cultures around our globe, UGA will be hosting its 18th annual UGA International Street Festival on April 9th at College Square in Downtown Athens. From 12pm – 5pm, several of UGA’s international student organizations and community groups will be providing fun and artistic cultural displays along with a variety of authentic performances from around the world!...

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April 5, 2016

6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Networking

Networking is one of the most pivotal tools for any entrepreneur. Building your network allows you to expand your list of potential clients and contacts that are necessary to improve your business. Many people go to networking events but don’t know how to network efficiently and effectively. By following these six simple tips, you’ll be able to make a lasting impression on the people that will do business with you or introduce you to those who will. 1. Respect Everyone You never know who you will run into in the future and how they could affect your professional career. Be...

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March 23, 2016

Community News: March 23rd

This week, a few news-worthy events have occurred that may interest Athens locals. The Athens-Clarke County Transportation director is headed to Atlanta for a new job, the UGA Vet School and the Atlanta Humane Society have announced their partnership that will allow fourth-year vet students to receive hands-on experience in an animal shelter setting, and the Athens-Clarke County Commission is looking to extend its traffic program to keep citizens safe by creating stricter regulations. ACC Transportation Director Takes Job in ATL After two decades on the job, that Athens Clarke County Transportation and Public Works Director, David Clarke, has announced that he has...

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March 23, 2016

Member News: March 23rd

This week, some of our chamber members have not only made an impression on our local community, but they have also made an impression outside of it as well. Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” is a candidate for an Atlanta Eats competition, “Elite Eats”. The Georgia United Credit Union has raised an astonishing amount of canned food that will be donated to nine counties in Georgia. UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs receives a high national ranking and lastly, Athens on Ice makes a record-breaking donation to local nonprofit organizations. Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” Competes in Atlanta Eats...

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March 14, 2016

Community News: Mid-March

As we all spring forward this week, big things are happening here in Athens. Georgia’s Senate passed Bill 859 which will allow people with carry permits to legally bring weapons on college campuses. Georgia’s Labor department reports Athens unemployment rate has slightly increased in the past month. UGA’s basketball team didn’t make the cut for the NCAA Tournament, but will play in the National Invitation Tournament. Georgia’s Senate Passes the Campus Carry Bill After passing Georgia’s House in late February, <a href="http://www.redandblack browse around this website.com/athensnews/government/campus-carry-bill-passes-georgia-senate/article_c259e630-e7c1-11e5-b4c5-bfc4619edfc7.html”>Georgia’s Senate passed Bill 859 by a 37-17 vote. The proposed bill will allow anyone...

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March 14, 2016

Member News: March 14

Mid-March has arrived and our chamber members have made us proud: Creature Comforts is competing in the Battle of the Beer Labels, BankSouth has awarded its top outstanding employees, and UGA’s Terry College  graduates have once again been ranked nationally for their CPA exam scores. Creature Comforts Featured in Battle of the Beer Labels Each year, CNBC hosts its Battle of the Beer Labels to recognize the creative designs on the outside of the beer bottle. The contest isn’t to judge beers based on their taste but to judge which beer packaging and labels grabbed the consumer market’s attention the most this...

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