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Georgia Education Top Stories
November 21st
The Georgia Chamber has long supported efforts to ensure that students throughout our state are taught to rigorous academic standards that will prepare them for post-secondary education or the workplace and that will allow our state to remain a globally c...
November 20th
The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed new regulations that would greatly expand the regulatory jurisdiction over waters throughout the United States as part of the “Clean Water Act.”

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 A strong work ethic will take you places!

 

Employers seek it; performance depends on it; satisfaction is derived from it; and career progression is the fruit of it. What is it? A strong work ethic!


Employers seek it
It’s that intangible quality that star employees exemplify daily in their determination to do the best job possible—regardless of whether someone’s eye is on them or not. Why? They take pride in their work.

Performance depends on it
Companies that want to hold a position of leadership in their industry know it requires talent with the skills and motivation to consistently produce outstanding results. So, this becomes the standard that guides their hiring decisions.

Satisfaction is derived from it
No matter what profession you find yourself in, when you are skilled at what you do and people recognize it, there is a deep sense of satisfaction that wells up within you.

Career progression is the fruit of it
If you desire to advance in your profession, a strong work ethic will keep your career moving upward. Every employer wants an employee with this kind of mentality. Your willingness to work hard and give 150 percent will not go unnoticed.

Hard Skills Not Enough For Job Success

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects that over 1.5 million students will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2014. These new potential employees come “preloaded” with the requisite technical skills that their careers require.

Yet, despite this, many find themselves unable to adequately perform in a competitive marketplace due to their lack of interpersonal skills otherwise known as soft skills.

There it is, the thing that colleges still haven’t quite gotten a handle on instilling in their graduates. Unless we as individuals understand how to communicate, cooperate, and coordinate with others, we are at a significant disadvantage—especially in the workplace. According to Mark Murphy (author of Hire for Attitude), 46% of new hires fail in the first 18 months, and of those new hires, 89% fail for reasons associated with attitude.

Do we really need to put so much emphasis on ‘playing nice?’

We're all adults, but we all have different approaches to getting things done, especially due to our diversity in experience, demeanors, age, goals, and cultures, sometimes all on the same team. 77 percent of employers say that soft skills are just as important as hard skills

Georgia Government Top Stories
November 21st
The Georgia Chamber has long supported efforts to ensure that students throughout our state are taught to rigorous academic standards that will prepare them for post-secondary education or the workplace and that will allow our state to remain a globally c...
November 20th
The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed new regulations that would greatly expand the regulatory jurisdiction over waters throughout the United States as part of the “Clean Water Act.”

Ward Named President of GA. Association of Assessing Officials

Beverly Ward, Chairman of the Coweta County Board of Assessors, was installed as President of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO) at the 67th Short Course in Assessment Administration, held this this week at the University of Georgia in Athens.

 

GAAO is the 1600 plus member association comprised of Tax Assessors and appraisers from across Georgia as well as representatives from the state Department of Revenue and the private sector.

The Carnegie Hosts "Social Security: When Do I Collect?"

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:30PM, investment representative, Jennifer Camp presents an informationalsocial_security.jpg program designed to address questions about Social Security, such as "How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan", "When should I start taking benefits" and finally, "What about taxes".  The end-goal will be to provide information that will make better sense of what impact Social Security will have with respect to personal financial goals.

There will be no sales pitch involved in this program. Jennifer Camp is employed by Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, which provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange Street in downtown Newnan on the historic Courthouse Square.  Call to reserve your spot at 770-683-1347.

 

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National Institutes of Health News Releases
November 25th
Damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases.

Real Men Wear Pink

images.jpgNewnan (Oct. 1, 2014) – As part of its commitment to the fight against breast cancer, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has enlisted the help of 10 prominent men in the Coweta County community to help spread awareness about breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. The campaign is designed to increase the number of women who take preventative action in the fight against the disease.

These 10 men have agreed to become the names and faces in the battle against breast cancer, which affects one in eight women in the U.S. They’ll take part in community events such as a “Pink Out” night at Newnan High School on Friday, October 24, all while leading by example by asking the women in their lives to get screened for breast cancer.

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Carnegie_art_1.jpgTHE CARNEGIE AND NEWNAN COWETA ART ASSOCIATION ROTATE ART FOR THE SPRING

The Carnegie and the Newnan Coweta Art Association partnered up to present a variety of art for the grand opening of the building. The Newnan Coweta Art Association has rotating exhibits in the Carnegie. There is an art gallery on the second level.

"Our program and meeting room attendees really enjoy strolling through the art gallery.  The Newnan Coweta Art Association has once again provided us with a wonderful variety of paintings," said Amy Mapel, Carnegie Director.

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Improvements at Community Welcome House

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Coweta Tax Assessor Beverly Ward now President of State Association

 

Chairman of the Coweta County Board of Assessors, was installed as President of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO) at the 67th Short Course in Assessment Administration, held this this week at the University of Georgia in Athens.

 

GAAO is the 1600 plus member association comprised of Tax Assessors and appraisers from across Georgia as well as representatives from the state Department of Revenue and the private sector.

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