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Columbia County Chamber on Commerce honors builder Mark Herbert with lifetime achievement award

...country," he said.Before passing the flag of leadership to incoming Chairwoman Michelle Piper, Crawford encouraged business leaders in the room to continue their mission of community service even as they pursue economic success."Our businesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/columbia-county-chamber-co
Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyberattacks

...Google, Facebook and other Internet giants."The business leaders here want their privacy and their children protected...cybersecurity, the cadre of White House officials and business leaders who traveled from an East Coast gripped in a brutally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/obama-calls-silicon-valley
Augusta-area business leaders press state officials on transportation

ATLANTA -- Throughout their day at the Capitol, business leaders from Augusta and Columbia County pressed state officials Tuesday on the transportation-funding plan pending in the House and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-02-10/augusta-area-business-leaders-p
Falling oil prices raise alarm in North Dakota towns that invested in construction projects

...McKenzie County have joined other western North Dakota counties in seeking help from the state. Politicians and business leaders from the region flocked to the Capitol in Bismarck to press the Legislature for a larger stake of what's left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-02/falling-oil-prices-raise-a
Davidson Magnet School student, teacher win STAR program award

...I am happy that I get the opportunity to represent our Richmond County schools."More than 100 Augusta area business leaders and school employees gathered at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-09/davidson-magnet-school-st
Poll finds little support for road funding

...questioned haven't made up their minds. So, it will be a race to see which group can convince them, the political and business leaders who argue added money is needed for roads and bridges to keep Georgia the No. 1 state for doing business, or critics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-05/poll-finds-little-suppor
My Brother's Keeper initiative gets underway

...President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, included nearly 90 minutes of small group discussions among business leaders, social service providers and representatives of Richmond County schools.In one of the small groups, led by businessman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/my-brothers-keeper-initi
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...Speaker Jay Lucas announced a 17-member committee was being created to study the issue. It includes House members, business leaders, school district representatives and state Superintendent Molly Spearman. The final five members ? chosen by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

...issue.On Tuesday, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced creating a 17-member committee that includes House members, business leaders, school district representatives and state Superintendent Molly Spearman. The group's reform suggestions aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/south-carolina-legislatu
Economists predict good year for Georgia, Augusta

...will drop to 6.2 percent by this time next year, he said.The Georgia Economic Outlook event drew hundreds of business leaders to the Augusta Convention Center on Thursday.Ayers said the state is benefiting from a manufacturing renaissance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-15/economists-predict-good-ye