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February Newsletter 2018

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Exporting provides opportunity for growth in 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... more
UGA brings schools and employers together to bolster workforce development
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... more
Leadership Development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia
Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development the two.. more.
Through the Archway Partnership, UGA addresses critical healthcare needs in rural communities
Christy Abney is a teacher, so when one of her daughters wakes up sick, she needs to get to a doctor as early as possible so she doesn’t miss much of the school day. Fortunately, the Hawkinsville resident now has... more
UGA outreach program helps farmers build a better business
Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s... more
Economic developer training gives Georgia advantage attracting new industry
It didn’t take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking
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New film tells 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... more.
Readers choose the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
The Center for Continuing Education & Hotel received a 2017 Readers Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine. Also, Unique Venues magazine named the Center a “Head of the Class” venue in Georgia, and publicized it in the magazine's newsletter, and on its blog and Facebook page.
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... more.
Native plant of the month: Smooth Coneflower
Economic developer training gives Georgia advantage attracting new industry
Creative Internet Authority is more than a name for Montina Portis’s Roswell-based video marketing business. Establishing one’s authority and creating... more.

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Upcoming Events

February 22-23, 2018


Community Leadership Conference: Inspired to Lead
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

Athens, GA 

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Multiple Dates in 2018

GrowSMART
UGA Small Business Development Center
Multiple locations across Georgia


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March 1 and April 5, 2018

CyberStrength 2018
UGA Small Business Development Center

Multiple locations across Georgia


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February 28-March 1, 2018

Georgia Local Government Personnel Association Mid-Year Conference 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government 
Gwinnett, GA


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March 7-9,  2018

Georgia Association of Code Enforcement Conference 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government 
Savannah, GA 

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February 16, 2018

Arbor Day CelebrationTree Trail Ramble
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 
Athens, GA 

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February 27, 2018


State Botanical Garden Volunteer Fair
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 

Athens, GA 

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Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
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