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UGA Small Business Development Center among Georgia Trend's best places to work
The UGA Small Business Development Center is one of Georgia Trend magazine's 2016 "Best Places to Work in Georgia." The evaluation looks at employees' views on leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall engagement...more.
No time to waste: Economic developer's training gives Georgia communities an edge in attracting new business
The Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program, announced in January, benefits entire communities. The Institute of Government worked with an advisory committee of Georgia economic development experts to develop the 60 hours of coursework required for certification. The program expands on an annual economic development course series that the Institute created to help economic development professionals enhance their effectiveness...more.
A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants
A University of Georgia program aimed at supporting pollinators across the state may be expanding even further south. A group from Hawkinsville, Ga. toured the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on July 6 to explore bringing a Connect to Protect garden to the Middle Georgia community's downtown...more
Dawn Cartee named director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Dawn Hall Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, has been named director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, effective July 1. Cartee comes to the Georgia Center after leading Ogeechee Tech since December 2007...more
Fanning Institute's Graduate Scholars LEAD academy kicks off
This summer, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development faculty members facilitated the opening retreat for Graduate Scholars LEAD (Leadership, Engagement and Development), a three-year program funded by the National Science Foundation...more
UGA Marine Extension Brunswick Station hosts economic developers 
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) at its facility to learn about the economic importance of Georgia's coast and how the university is helping to support coastal communities...more
Botanical Garden's Linda Chafin releases new book, Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States
Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States is the first field guide devoted exclusively to Georgia's wildflowers, while also including a large number of plants found in neighboring states. To learn more or to purchase, click here.
UGA Office of Service-Learning recognized with Clarke County School District's Impact Award
The Office of Service-Learning was recognized with a 2016 Impact Award from the Clarke County School District recognizing "organizations that have made significant, lasting and ongoing contributions" to CCSD students...more
Marketing strategies launch Hiram medical retailer, growth expands it into commercial realty
When Superior Scrubs first started their business, they knew they needed to actively market the store. So they turned to the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University. Seven years after its start-up, Superior Scrubs has 11 employees. First-year sales were $300,000; This year's projections are over $2 million...more

What's Happening 

Upcoming events:

Dates through July 20, 2016
Volunteer with Campus Kitchen at UGA
Office of Service-Learning

Athens, GA 

August 23, 2016
Sunflower Concert: Five-Eight
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 

Athens, GA 

*For a full list of SBDC courses, click here.
Taking UGA Beyond the Arch for a Better Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
Treanor House | 1234 S. Lumpkin St. | University of Georgia | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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