Business & Economy


October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

Thrive Attractions, LLC selected to manage Stone Mountain Park

New firm brings experience in managing Georgia’s most visited attraction     STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. — Thrive Attractions Management, LLC has been chosen as the finalist in the RFP to be the private manager of Stone Mountain Park by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the state authority that oversees the state’s most visited attraction. Thrive […]

October 11, 2021 On Common Ground News

Five Tips for Transitioning Into Retirement

  By Andrew Chamblin III, Financial Advisor   Retirement marks the end of a chapter in your career and the start of a new lifestyle. This unique transition can bring a myriad of emotions, most commonly ones of excitement and apprehension. If you’re pondering retiring in the next year or so, here are five tips […]
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October 4, 2021 On Common Ground News

Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

  By Andrew Chamblin III, Financial Advisor   For most investors, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common for your portfolio to experience temporary declines in value. Given enough time, markets generally have shown an ability to overcome […]
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October 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

New Visa office hub to open in Atlanta, will create 1,000 jobs

  ATLANTA—Visa, a world leader in digital payments, will open a new hub in Midtown Atlanta, Georgi Gov. Brian Kemp announced. The expansion is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs in the region over the next several years. Visa’s new 123,000-square-foot office, located at 1200 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta, is expected to open in […]
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October 1, 2021 On Common Ground News

Gov. Kemp: Georgia earns ‘top state for doing business’ for 8th consecutive year

  ATLANTA–At a grand-opening event in Columbia County for Amazon’s newest robotics facility in the Peach State, Gove. Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has earned the “Top State for Doing Business” title for the eighth year in a row from Area Development. “We’re proud to accept the title of Top State for Doing Business […]
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September 28, 2021 On Common Ground News

Georgia Power donates $100,000 to Latin American Association to support Latina entrepreneurs

 ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Power presented the Latin American Association (LAA) with a $100,000 donation during its ACCIONA Business Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. The donation will help support ACCIONA, a key component of the LAAs Latina Entrepreneurship Program. The sole purpose of ACCIONA is to help Latina entrepreneurs upscale their businesses and stimulate job growth. In August, Georgia Power […]
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September 24, 2021 On Common Ground News

Labor Department: Top Golf to pay $750K in overtime back wages to 255 ‘managers’ in 25 states

  DALLAS – An employer learned a costly lesson about skirting federal overtime laws when it gave hollow management titles to overtime eligible employees and paid them salaries for all the hours they worked. Despite the fact that the work they do made them eligible for overtime, Top Golf USA Inc. failed to pay overtime when […]
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September 16, 2021 On Common Ground News

Cascade Family Skating Rink celebrates 21 years in Atlanta

  Owner Greg Alexander and family will be honored at celebration     ATLANTA—City Council member Andrea L. Boone plans to honor the Cascade Family Skating Rink for 21 years in the community at a celebration scheduled Saturday, Sept. 18. Boone will present owner Greg Alexander and his family with a proclamation from the City […]
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September 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Gov. Kemp announces new economic development role to empower small businesses

  Atlanta, GA – As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Gov.r Brian P. Kemp today(Sept. 15) announced a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community. According to Georgia Department of Labor data, businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for 99.8% of […]
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September 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb County School District beefs up incentives to recruit and retain top talent

    DEKALB COUNTY, GA – DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is rolling out a new recruiting and retention program aimed at continuing to provide educational excellence and create professional growth opportunities for current and new employees. “As employers, we must adapt to the new labor market so that our District can cultivate and offer opportunities […]
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