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Beretta Firearms considers move to Upson County

Special to SEGAZINE

If the company chooses Upson County, it could mean 450 to 500 jobs for the area; Beretta Firearms dates back to 1526.
Source: Thomaston Times

Cotton farmers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about this year’s harvest
A 20% reduction in cotton production compared to last year is anticipated in Bulloch County.
Source: Statesboro Herald

Sue Else named the new CEO of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
A nationwide search resulted in finding Sue Else, who had been president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence in Washington, D.C. for seven years.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Georgia business leaders
Secretary Penny Pritzker is on a nationwide listening tour to see how the public and private sectors work together.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday


• Atlanta called a ‘vibrant ecosystem’ by US Commerce Secretary Pritzker
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle/Sunday 

Perry Chamber CEO to take job with fairgrounds
Michele Treptow, director of communications for the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, has announced her retirement, effective December 31; Stacy Campbell, currently president and CEO of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking over the position.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Augusta companies make Inc. 5000 list
EDTS, an information technology firm is at 2,949; MAU Workforce Solutions, a staffing firm, is at 1,431.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday

Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum in Columbus to feature “Gabby” Giffords and Mark Kelly
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Monday at the Columbus Convention & Visitors Center.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday

Skanska USA CEO says stance against U.S. Chamber might be working
Skanska USA is battling the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over sustainable development building standards.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Delta to buy 19,000 AT&T Windows 8 phones for flight attendants
The flight attendants will use the Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones to process customer payments mid-flight, arrange for e-receipts and read coupons, among other things.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle/Sunday

Executive director named for ArtWorks! Gwinnett
Raye Varney has been named executive director, replacing Sally Corbett.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post/Sunday

Savannah River Site completes seven-year effort to adopt top-secret computer system tracking tritium reservoirs
When tritium “reservoirs” in warheads require recharging, the stainless steel components are shipped to SRS, where recycled and newly extracted tritium is loaded into the containers.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Athens entrepreneur wants to remake public access TV online
Eddie Boswell has created Athens Public Access (, hoping to inspire artists and creative-types in Athens to help him build a new digital platform geared toward local content.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Turner Broadcasting System launches Upwave
Upwave is the company’s first “digital first” brand.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tifton farmers using soil moisture sensors to optimize irrigation water use
Source: Albany Herald

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