• Economic Commentary December 18, 2014

    Economic Recap - 2014


    By: Rogier Kamerling

    The holiday season not only brings cozy family time and cheer, it also means it's time to plan and budget for the year ahead. This time of year is great to go back to the economic forecasts from last year to see how helpful they were. Typically this ...

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  • Insight & Local Issues December 02, 2014

    Founders Club Best Business Advice - November 2014

    Founders Club Members Share Their Best Business Advice November 2014 Johnson Cook, CEO & Founder of Voxa, Co-Founder & Director of the Atlanta Tech Village, Partner at Atlanta Ventures"Who do you want to spend your time with? Who do you want ...

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  • Insight & Local Issues November 12, 2014

    Founders Club Best Business Advice - October 2014

    Founders Club Members Share Their Best Business Advice October 2014 Tim Evans, President of Evans General Contractors “Do what you say, even if it’s financially or time-wise painful. Do it when you told them you’re going to do it. T...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions September 30, 2014

    Because That's Where the Money Is


    By: Nathan L. Ottinger

    When the notorious 1920s era bank robber Willie Sutton was asked by a newspaper reporter why he robbed banks, he responded, “Because that’s where the money is.” It was confirmed that Mr. Sutton stole more than $2 million over a 10 y...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions September 16, 2014

    Tips for Loan Candidates

    After three years in business, you've made it! The phone is ringing off the hook. Orders are rolling in, and you are having trouble keeping up with demand. It's a great feeling for a business owner when you realize that you have been so successful th...

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  • Economic Commentary September 16, 2014

    Monetary Policy and Economic Vitality


    By: Douglas L. Williams

    In responding to the global financial crisis in 2008, the severe recession which followed, and the still tepid recovery, the Federal Reserve has pursued an accommodative monetary policy campaign of historic magnitude and duration. This policy arguabl...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions March 12, 2014

    Dreaming of an IPO? Read this first.


    By: John C. Coffin

    These days, many entrepreneurs dream of taking their company public. It is splashy, exciting, and a way for founders to raise growth capital and take chips off the table. Notable past IPOs include Facebook in 2012 and Twitter in 2013. And looking for...

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  • Insight & Local Issues March 06, 2014

    Georgia Economic Update from Chris Carr, Commissioner

    If you’ve seen any of the Hunger Games movies, X-Men: First Class, or What to Expect When you’re Expecting, you’ve seen the state of Georgia on the silver screen. Georgia’s film industry has been booming in recent years, and i...

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  • Economic Commentary February 26, 2014

    Politicians Punt - What Now?


    By: Douglas L. Williams

    Action by the US Congress on New Year’s Day to avert substantial tax increases is welcome news; however, it does little to improve the nation’s fiscal condition or economic prospects.  Congress must still address the debt limit and...

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  • Economic Commentary December 18, 2013

    Year-End Recap of 2013


    By: Rogier Kamerling

    2013 has proven to be a quite eventful year. Amidst current events like the Edward Snowden scandal and arms negotiations with Iran, businesses and investors had to navigate around a fiscal cliff, taper tantrums, new healthcare rules, and a government...

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