Category Archives: Georgia Chamber of Commerce

CMS Administrator to Keynote Georgia Chamber’s 2013 Health Care Conference

CMS Administrator to Keynote Georgia Chamber’s 2013 Health Care Conference June 19 in Atlanta

The Georgia Chamber will hold its 2013 Federal Health Care Conference at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308) on Wednesday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from leading industry experts on the significant changes coming in 2014 as a result of the new federal health care law.

The conference will feature keynote speakers Marilyn Tavenner, head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and David Cook, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Heath.

Topics that will be covered during the event sessions include:

  • New Plans, New Rules and New Options for Georgia
  • What the Affordable Care Act Means for Affordable, Available Care
  • Employer Strategies for Providing Coverage and Controlling Costs

To view the conference’s full agenda, pleas click here.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Georgia Chamber at 404-223-2264 or communications@gachamber.com

Members of the media should RSVP as soon as possible to Matt Colvin at 404-223-2272 or mcolvin@gachamber.com to ensure we can hold a seat for all attendees.

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State Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Georgia Quail Hunt

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

(ATLANTA) – The annual Georgia Quail Hunt marks its 25th anniversary Wednesday by welcoming 30 recruitment prospects to southwest Georgia to enjoy some of the best quail hunting in the nation while exploring Georgia relocation and expansion opportunities with the state’s top business and government leaders.

“It is a great honor for the Chamber to be involved with the Georgia Quail Hunt for the last 25 years, and this year we are proud to commemorate its silver anniversary as one of the state’s premier economic development events,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “It is a true pleasure to have as beautiful a backdrop as southwest Georgia to meet with guests and share all the great things that our state is doing to make companies more competitive in the global marketplace. We look forward to meeting new friends and hopefully bringing more jobs and investment to our state.”

“Albany-Dougherty County is proud to host the Georgia Quail Hunt and showcase the lifestyle that we enjoy in Southwest Georgia,” said Ted Clem, CEcD, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. “Georgia and its communities are unique in their culture and business opportunities, and we’re excited to share these with our quail hunt guests.”

Since the Quail Hunt’s inception in 1994, its guests have invested $2.6 billion in Georgia and created more than 8,400 jobs through corporate relocations or expansion.

“Georgia has so much to offer companies that choose to do business here, and the Quail Hunt provides an opportunity to highlight both our business-friendly climate and scenic outdoor landscape,” said Georgia Quail Hunt Chairman Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr. of Atlantic Capital Bank. “We have a great team of business leaders and elected officials committed to growing our state economy and bringing jobs to this state, and we are excited to showcase Georgia to our guests.”

The Georgia Quail Hunt is co-sponsored each year by the Georgia Chamber, the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the Georgia Allies and the Southwest Georgia Chamber Council. Company sponsors for this year’s event are MillerCoors, Kia, and PowerSports Plus.

CONTACT:    Matt Colvin

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

404/223-2272

mcolvin@gachamber.com

Bárbara Rivera Holmes

Albany-Dougherty EDC

229/434-0044

Georgia Chamber Announces 2013 Legislative Priorities

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its 2013 legislative priorities Wednesday during the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast in Atlanta – identifying several key issues to be addressed during the 2013 General Assembly deemed vital to strengthening the state’s business community and growing Georgia’s economy.

“Georgia enjoyed one of the most business-friendly sessions in history last year, but in today’s global marketplace you need to constantly evolve and improve in order to stay competitive,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark.  “To ensure that Georgia stays on the right path to economic prosperity, we need to give companies already here in Georgia every resource possible to grow, and at the same time create an environment that will attract new business and investment. We look forward to working with Governor Deal and the General Assembly this session to get these important issues addressed.” Continue reading “Georgia Chamber Announces 2013 Legislative Priorities” »