Philips Arena to get facelift

It may not be a new stadium, but the home of the Atlanta Hawks is getting a major facelift.  The Atlanta City Council voted Monday in favor of a $192.5 million renovation of downtown’s Philips Arena, that money coming from a combination of an extension of the...

MARTA to take over Atlanta streetcar

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday said that MARTA would be taking over management of the much-maligned Atlanta streetcar.  Part of the MARTA expansion which Atlanta voters approved last year includes expanding light rail from its current small line up to the...

Macon Chamber of Commerce Chair resigns

Isaac Culver III, the chairman of the board for the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, resigned last week following a federal indictment accusing him of fraud.  Culver, along with an associate, was charged with multiple counts of defrauding the Bibb County school...

Georgian ascends U.S. Chamber ladder

Another high profile Georgian is climbing the ladder of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of the world’s most influential advocacy groups.  James E. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of Austell’s Yancey Bros. Co., which builds and sells heavy construction...

Georgia Chamber honors legislators

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its Legislators of the Year on Wednesday, honoring three lawmakers who “consistently stand with Georgia businesses to enact pro-growth policies at the state capitol.”  State Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) and...

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