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What are you doing for your career for the rest of 2013?

Make sure these 2013 GEDA Events are on your calendar:

August 19:  Small Business Rock Star Awards, Renaissance Midtown, Atlanta

September 25-27: 50th Anniversary Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Savannah

October 21:  Annual Awards Celebration, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins

November 18:  Site Selectors Luncheon, Renaissance Midtown, Atlanta 

Update Your Profile

Don't be that faceless member. Make sure when you are at these fantastic GEDA events they can find you and put a face with a name.  What if someone is looking for a you because they have a project that would be perfect for your business?  Make sure your contact information is up-to-date.  What if that new member is looking for a contractor but you aren't listed as such in the directory?  Stop what you are doing and add the above events to your calendar and update your profile by clicking "view/edit profile".  It's for your own good.  We are here to help you succeed.


Celebrate 50 years at Annual Conference

We have already been having so much fun celebrating GEDA's 50 year anniversary this year and now it's time for the big finale!  It will be big, it will be fantastic, and we want you there! Don't miss the opening of the 25th Anniversary Time Capsule. Here's what you need to know:

WHEN:  September 25-27, 2013
WHERE:  Hyatt Regency Savannah
WHO:  You, and 400+ of your closest friends

Registration is now open, and there are several options you can choose while registering:

  • SPONSOR:  we still have room for gold, silver, bronze, golf tournament  hole sponsorships.
  • Door prizes. With your support we expect to be able to give away tons of caash!
  • Run with us Thursday morning on River Street in the GEDA Gallop.
  • Thursday activities:  golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor, a walking tour of SCAD, or Tybee Island beach excursion.

Hotel information:  The host hotel for Annual Conference is the Hyatt Regency Savannah. We have a great rate of $172/night. If you use this link and get an error saying that there are no available rooms, it may mean that only one night is not available. For instance, there are very few Tuesday night rooms available at present. Try the search for just Wednesday and Thursday night stays for best results. 

Get Your Grants Here

The last round of GEDA Grants is just around the corner.  During this round we have just over $5,000 in available funds to recommend for awarding:  FOUR Annual Conference grants ($600 each), TWO International Missions grants ($1,000 each), and up to $650 in Penn Worden funds which can be used toward any accredited economic development program. The deadline is August 2nd and the application is now online!!  Apply now by clicking here and then click on the grant name to access the online application.

Member Spotlight

We might be partial but we think our website is pretty awesome and we want to make sure you know all the cool things that are available at your fingertips.  This month we are highlighing one section that you need to know about:  Member Spotlight.  In this section we will keep you updated with jobs, babies and engagements that are submitted to us and that we find out about and confirm.  You can get to the member spotlight from the home page by scrolling down about halfway as shown below. Let us know if you have breaking news and we will add it.  We are as excited for you about your accomplishments as you are and we want to brag about it.

Welcome New Members

Shelby Perkins, HLB Gross Collins, P.C. 

App of the Month

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Back in Time

How much did groceries cost in 1963? What about a car? Well here are the dollar figures on a few things from 50 years ago:

  • Jan 7th - 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • Bacon - $0.99 for 5 pounds
  • Syrup - $0.27 a pint
  • Potatoes - $0.03 per pound
  • Oranges - $0.29/dozen
  • Beans - $0.13/pound
  • Sausage - $0.49/pound
  • Average new home - $19,300
  • Ford Mustang 2 door hardtop $2,368
  • Gallon of gas - $0.30
  • Eggs - $0.55/dozen
  • Milk - $0.49/gallon
  • Federal debt - $310.3 billion
  • Federal spending - $111.32 billion
  • Minimum wage - $1.00/hour
  • Average teacher’s salary - $5,174

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