Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

Hartsfield-Jackson Announces Leadership Promotions

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari today announced the permanent appointment of Bryan Benefiel as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy General Manager of Finance and Accounting at ATL. Benefiel had served in the position on interim basis since 2021. Bheodari also announced the appointment of Jai Ferrell as Deputy General Manager, Chief Commercial… Read more »

GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation

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GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) has partnered with the Georgia Power Foundation on a landmark business development program that targets local businesses in traditionally underserved communities. The Community Business Development Program (CBDP) is a small business development initiative that was launched in 2021… Read more »

Progress on the Southside Trail

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Senator Jon Ossoff & Atlanta BeltLine’s Clyde Higgs Review Progress on the Southside Trail U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff toured a federally funded portion of the Atlanta BeltLine with Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of the 22-mile loop trail, one of the largest and most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs being undertaken in the United States.  “Congressional support and… Read more »

SBA Revises Small Business Size Standards in 16 Industrial Sectors

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The U.S. Small Business Administration issued four final rules to modify revenues-based small business size standards in 16 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors that will increase small business eligibility for SBA’s federal contracting and loan programs for approximately 59,000 additional firms. The final rules are part of the second five-year review of size standards,… Read more »

Delta: Masks Now Optional for Employees & Customers

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Following the ruling of a U.S. district court judge on Monday, the Biden administration announced that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate requiring masks in all U.S. airports and on board aircraft. Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and on… Read more »

International Black Women History Month – Taste Urban Atlanta

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International Black Women History Month Founder Sha Battle to Speak in the Taste Urban Staff Report Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 Taste Urban is BACK on April 20, 2022 to once again spotlight Atlanta’s too often underrepresented African American business owners. And this time, just in time for International Black Women’s History Month, it will be… Read more »

Fundraiser to Benefit Georgia’s Regional Food Banks

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AG Carr and Partners Kick Off Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Georgia’s Regional Food Banks Staff Report Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association today kicked off the first day of the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy…. Read more »

Mayor Dickens Opens AT&T’s Connected Learning Center

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Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens Officially Opens AT&T’s new Connected Learning Center in Southwest Atlanta Staff Report Friday, April 15th, 2022 What’s the news? AT&T’* is opening a new Connected Learning Center inside the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Andrew and Walter Young Family At-Promise Center in Southwest Atlanta to provide internet access and education tools to youth who… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Announces South Parking Deck Renewal Project

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) will begin the South Parking Deck Renewal Project Sunday, May 1. On April 20, portions of levels one, two and three of the South deck will close. “The construction of new North and South decks and the additional ATL West deck and the ParkATL Select lot on Sullivan Road will… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Named the World’s Busiest Airport

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Airports Council International (ACI) World announced the top 10 busiest airports worldwide, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) again has landed at No. 1. In 2021, ATL served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world. As verified by ACI, preliminary data for total passenger traffic rankings show that… Read more »