2017 Regional Business Summits

February 17, 2017

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and local employer committees will co-sponsor 12 Regional Business Summits and Networking Events across the state.

The summits are designed to meet the needs of managers, human resources professionals, business owners, and supervisors seeking practical guidance and real world tips for handling the toughest management and compliance challenges and who want to operate effectively within the legal climate that is affecting the 2017 workplace.

At this year's crash course, “Employers In the Know”, attendees will:

  • Meet and hear from Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler, voted as one of the 100 most influential Georgians, as he shares valuable information on current GDOL initiatives and programs.
  • Get information from a Labor Law expert and U.S. Department of Labor presenters including practical tips on how to avoid DOL investigations, costly Wage and Hour litigation and other legal hot topics. Learn about new and amended regulations and legislation that affect your business in 2017.
  • Find out about the Unemployment Insurance System in Georgia and get an accelerated course on Tax, Benefits and Appeals information.

$40 early bird registration
$50 at the door (early bird registration ends two weeks prior to event date)
All summits start at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and lunch is included.
Registration and networking begins at 8:30 a.m.

Recertification credits through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) are pending approval.

Don't miss the chance to attend this informative and impactful event that is certain to leave you "In the Know."

Register for a Business Summit

Date: Wednesday, April 5
Area: Regions 9 – Laurens, Telfair, Toombs and surrounding areas
Location: Hawk’s Point Golf Club– Vidalia, GA
Contact: susan.woodard@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Area:  Region 1 – Northwest Georgia
Location: LakePoint Sporting Community
Contact: angela.royal@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, May 3
Area: Region 10 – Dougherty, Lee, Worth and surrounding counties
Location: Albany Technical College Conference Center - Albany, GA
Contact: ginger.faircloth@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, May 17
Area:  Region 8 – Sumter, Crisp, Dooly and surrounding counties
Location: South Georgia Technical College, John M. Pope Technology Center, Americus, GA
Contact: mark.lewis@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Area: Region 11 Ware,Coffee, Lowdnes and surrounding counties 
Location: Waycross City Auditorium - Waycross, GA
Contact: wanda.roe@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, July 26
Area: Region 5 – Barrow, Clark, Jackson and surrounding areas
Location: Lanier Technical College Barrow campus
Contact: simisola.johnson@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Aug 16
Area: Region 12 – Chatham, Bulloch, Effingham and surrounding counties
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact: tammie.bishop@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Sep 13
Area: Region 6 - Bibb, Houston, Putnam, and surrounding counties
Location: Central Georgia Technical College - Macon, GA
Contact: chantea.smith@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Sep 27
Area: Region 2 – Stephens, Franklin, Habersham and surrounding counties 
Location: TBD
Contact: janet.chapman@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Oct 4
Area: Region 4 - Upson, Spalding, Lamar and surrounding counties
Location:  TBD
Contact: sherry.maddock@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Oct 11
Area: Region 3 N&S – Metro Atlanta
Location: TBD
Contact: tomika.singh@gdol.ga.gov

Date: Wednesday, Nov 8
Area: Region 7 – McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond and surrounding counties
Location: TBD
Contact: teresa.carter@gdol.ga.gov

Register for a Business Summit