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Seven more Georgia organizations selected for UGA leadership initiative

Now in its third year, a University of Georgia leadership initiative will add seven more organizations from around the state that are strengthening their communities through new leadership development programming. Started in 2020 by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership… Full story

UGA leadership initiative helps communities expand leadership pipeline

            Applications due Friday, April 29 Since 2017, Appling LEADS has built a network of community leaders throughout the southeast Georgia county. After four years however, it felt like the program needed to take the next step, said Keri Crosby… Full story

Truist Bank provides funding for SBDC to establish entrepreneurship academy

The UGA Small Business Development Center received a grant from the Truist Foundation to establish a training and development program for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Savannah area. The Truist Entrepreneurship Academy will be a two-year program that… Full story

UGA program certifies ecotourism guides at the Georgia coast

Osprey diving for fish, roseate spoonbills foraging in tidal creeks and American oystercatchers tending to their nests on barrier islands are just a few things visitors may see while exploring the Georgia coast by water. A new certification program developed… Full story

UGA Grow It Know It training prepares educators for food-focused classroom

As a kindergarten teacher, Robin Edens was an outlier in the group of mostly middle and high school teachers at UGA learning how to introduce food-based learning to their students. The three-day workshop immersed participants in the ins and outs… Full story

Registrations for UGA’s grant writing programs jump as more nonprofits and public organizations seek grants to cover costs

When the pandemic forced Dekalb County schools to transition to online learning, the system used part of a $3.8 million grant from the federal government to pay for Chromebooks and wireless hotspots for students. Another grant, pursued by the Dekalb… Full story

Hispanic chamber honors UGA small business expert

When Carolina Ramon joined the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, she knew she could draw on her extensive history of launching business enterprises and designing entrepreneur programs to move the needle on successful small business startups in Georgia. … Full story

UGA’s continuing education certifications and credentialing help individuals adapt to a changing workforce

In 2019, pulmonologist Dr. Tim Moriarty closed his clinical practice in Panama City Beach, Florida, after he lost hearing in his left ear. That’s when his daughter suggested he look into a career in medical consulting. He did, and found… Full story

UGA helps coastal businesses plan for weather disasters

The University of Georgia will offer a no-cost webinar series in August to help businesses along Georgia’s coast prepare for weather emergencies and learn ways to get back on track after a major storm. The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity… Full story

UGA SBDC offers no-cost online small business training

Online courses and business success training programs offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will be provided at no cost to small business owners through 2020. “During this time, it is more important than ever for us… Full story

UGA quickly ramped up online education options to keep state and local officials on track

The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government didn’t waste any time moving its popular continuing education programs online so that state and local officials wouldn’t fall behind during the coronavirus pandemic. Vinson faculty offered its first online class… Full story

UGA Archway helps launch high school welding program to build local workforce

Students at Thomson High School now have an on-site training program designed to help them prepare for available jobs when they graduate and meet a growing workforce need in the community. Twenty-seven students already have enrolled in the new welding… Full story

After helping UGA’s Small Business Development Center for years, accountant turns to the center for assistance

Augusta accountant Lisa Mayo knows the UGA Small Business Development Center well. She frequently serves as a tax panelist and QuickBooks expert for SBDC StartSMART™ courses. So, when Mayo, a CPA (certified public accountant) and CVA (certified valuation analyst), had… Full story

SBDC Contractor Academy supports local businesses

Food may be the love language of the Classic City. From staples to newly established restaurants, Athens is never short on good eats. So, in a town with a lively food scene, how can a small business stand out? For Rashe… Full story

Leadership institute helps Macon businesses grow

An entrepreneurial leadership curriculum developed by the University of Georgia is helping several Macon business owners lead their businesses to new heights. In 2018, NewTown Macon—a nonprofit organization focused on economic and cultural development in downtown Macon—contacted the UGA J.W…. Full story

Georgia Center offers course on machine learning and data science for executives

The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel now offers a new course for business executives that demystifies machine learning and data science and focuses on the practical applications of these revolutionary technologies in business. Taught by Jagannath Rao, a… Full story

Buford marketing firm gets an edge on the competition with help from UGA

Ten years ago, Alexandra Radford and Lauren Tatum were teenagers at a Gwinnett County high school where they shared common interests like fashion, friends and cheerleading. Today, the two women still share interests but now those are graphic design, social… Full story

Vinson Institute training helped prepare Harris County leaders for March tornado

There was no storm on the horizon the day that Harris County Commissioner Harry Lange took a disaster preparedness class with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. But five months later, when a tornado churned through his west Georgia community,… Full story