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Atlanta recruiting firm sees revenue growth, hires more employees with SBDC assistance

Betsy Robinson didn’t think she’d end up in the high-tech recruiting industry. While attending the University of Georgia, her sights were set on international business or Washington, D.C. She met recruiters at a UGA career fair who changed her direction…. Full story

UGA welcomes high school students for lecture by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

More than 100 students from Clarke County and metro-Atlanta area came to campus to hear Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Georgia. “It’s truly time for every citizen, no matter your age, to… Full story

Research collaboration helps Georgia’s oyster revival

Ripples form on the surface of the water as UGA graduate student Shannon Kirk loads her research equipment onto the R/V Marie. Today she’s heading out to her research site in Wassaw Sound to measure the growth of more than… Full story

Middle Georgia Program wins Fanning leadership award

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is the recipient of the 2018 Innovations in Community Leadership Award, presented by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. The commission received the award for its Middle Georgia Regional… Full story

Meaningful careers begin in Student Scholars program

Giving back can be a way to make a living, not just an opportunity to volunteer, UGA’s Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars learn. Senior Eli Scott was an intern with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government as a 2014-15… Full story

Pickin’ at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Music and nature are two things known to soothe the soul. It’s only natural the two have come together for Pickin’ at the Garden, an interactive workshop and concert series produced by the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Terry College… Full story

Veteran city leaders and newly elected officials from Jackson County participate in municipal government training at UGA

Jan Webster was a new Nicholson City Council member when she first attended the Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute at the University of Georgia several years ago. Over two days, she learned about planning and zoning, city finances, ethics and… Full story

Veteran city attorney and freshman elected official sharpen skills at UGA governmental training

Even after almost 40 years as a city attorney for the Polk County towns of Cedartown and Rockmart, Mike McRae admits to learning something fresh each time a rookie city council member returns from the Newly Elected Officials Institute at… Full story

Veteran city leaders and newly elected officials from Hall County take part in municipal government training at UGA

That first city council meeting after an election can be a splash of reality for newly elected local leaders. “When you first get in office and sit in front of your first meeting, you feel like a fish out of… Full story

New city leaders hit the ground running after Institute of Government training

Terry Crawford was a new city councilman in Ringgold when he attended UGA’s training for newly elected officials a decade ago. He still uses the principles he learned from that training. “I came away with a good, strong understanding about… Full story

Decorative steel arch will be a focal point of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Atlanta artist Andrew Crawford is creating the steel archway that will welcome visitors to a new outdoor educational site for children at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Crawford, who owns Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks in Atlanta, has been… Full story

Targeted Marketing Campaign Leads Atlanta Video Marketer to New Heights

Creative Internet Authority is more than a name for Montina Portis’s Roswell-based video marketing business. Establishing one’s authority and creating a reputation for knowledge and opinions that are respected by one’s peers has been so essential to her success that… Full story

Grow It Know It gets district support

A food waste reduction program developed by students in Clarke County middle schools and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers with the Office of Service-Learning and Cooperative Extension at UGA will be adopted by the school district as a best practice model for… Full story

New film tells the story of Georgia’s fishing industry 

The rich cultural history of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry is the focus of a the film “Shifting Baselines,” produced by Blue Voyage Productions in collaboration with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The film features interviews with the men… Full story

UGA Extension, Mercer University partner to recruit future doctors for rural Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Ga…. Full story

Exporting provides opportunity for growth for rural companies

Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a… Full story

UGA brings schools and employers together to bolster workforce development

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Tim Olson is months away from high school graduation and already has job prospects in his local community. That’s a win for the 17-year-old… Full story

Through the Archway Partnership, UGA addresses critical healthcare needs in rural communities

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Christy Abney is a teacher, so when one of her daughters wakes up sick, she needs to get to a doctor as early as… Full story