Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

Legislation to Address Voting Rights

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Puts Forth Legislation to Address Voting Rights and Modernize City’s Impact Fee Program Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took the following legislative actions. Voter Suppression Resolution Mayor Bottoms put forth a resolution expressing the City of Atlanta’s opposition to any legislation under consideration by the Georgia General Assembly… Read more »

Delta Teams Up with Operation Hope

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Delta Teams Up with Operation HOPE to Support Employees Managing their Financial Health Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 Delta is expanding its partnership with Atlanta-based Operation HOPE to help promote financial empowerment and inclusion and give employees the resources they need to achieve financial health. Supporting financial wellness and economic empowerment are significant equity levers in Delta’s… Read more »

Hotel Development Project at HBCU Morris Brown College

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CGI Merchant Group Hospitality Fund To Invest In Atlanta HBCU Morris Brown College With $30 Million Hotel Development Project CGI Merchant Group, LLC (CGI) — a minority-owned global investment management firm with a focus in real estate and private equity — announced today it will make a $30 million investment in the historic Morris Brown College to convert existing… Read more »

Airbnb Hires T. Dallas Smith for Atlanta Office Search

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Airbnb Follows Microsoft Again, Hires T. Dallas Smith For Atlanta Office Search   Courtesy of T. Dallas Smith & Co. T. Dallas Smith & Co. CEO T. Dallas Smith The man who helped bring Microsoft to Atlanta has been tasked with finding Airbnb a metro-area office as well. T. Dallas Smith & Co. CEO Dallas Smith has been tapped by Airbnb to search for… Read more »

UGA Support Hels Agriculture Industry

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Georgia’s Agriculture Industry is Weathering the Storms — with the Help of UGA Support Paige Parvin It’s been a rough three years for Georgia pecan farmers, whose cash crop has been battered by a hurricane, a fungal tree disease, and a global pandemic — all in relatively rapid succession. But many have tapped into the… Read more »

Special Needs Scholarship Bill

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Lt. Governor Duncan Praises Senate’s Passage of Special Needs Scholarship Bill Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his strong support for the passage of Senate Bill 47, sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), which expands access to education and learning opportunities for students with special needs through the expansion of Georgia’s Special Needs… Read more »

Grants to Support Tourism

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Explore Georgia Awards Grants to Support Tourism Explore Georgia, the tourism division within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that it has awarded $20,000 in tourism product development grants to four new and expanding projects across the state. “Georgia is an incredibly beautiful state. From the mountains to the coast, and from small towns… Read more »

Georgia Has the 9th Most Startup in the U.S.

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Georgia Has the 9th Most Startups in the U.S. Staff Report Startups are a significant driver of the U.S. economy. Each year, thousands of entrepreneurs launch new businesses that create jobs and spur innovation and efficiency across the market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 420,000 startups accounted for 2.2 million new jobs… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Wins Two 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards

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Hartsfield-Jackson Wins Two 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) earned the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for “Best Airport by Size and Region (over 40 million passengers per year in North America)” and “Best Hygiene Measures by Region (North America).” Awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), the ASQ Departures program… Read more »

Racial Equity Commitments Grow to More than 200 Companies

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ATL Action for Racial Equity Commitments Grow to More than 200 Companies in Less Than Two Weeks More than 200 metro Atlanta organizations have aligned with ATL Action for Racial Equity powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber – the multi-year, multi-step action plan designed to address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the region’s Black community. Since the initiative’s Feb…. Read more »