The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has launched a TechTeams initiative to ensure the involvement of communities outside Atlanta in the Georgia Technology Celebration.

“No celebration of technology advancements in Georgia is complete if it doesn’t involve every community that has helped make our state one of the top 10 technology states in the country,” said John Yates, chairman of the celebration and leader of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin’s technology group. “That’s why the Celebration and TAG are launching the TechTeams program, to ensure we honor everyone’s contribution to the growth of technology in Georgia.”

The Georgia Technology Celebration, scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, is aimed toward celebrating the success of the technology industry, as well as galvanizing public and private sector organizations to work collectively for continued growth.

TechTeams sessions will be held in the following communities over the next few weeks: Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, LaGrange, Macon, Rome and Savannah. Others are likely to be scheduled as well.

“In these technology hubs outside Atlanta, we’ll be meeting with technology leaders as well as city officials, Chambers of Commerce, investors, research organizations, university representatives and leaders of bricks-and-mortar companies that rely on technology for their success,” said Diane Lewis, manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center in Savannah and chair of the celebration’s TechTeams committee. “Our goal is to include everyone who has played a role in making that community one that nurtures technological growth and advancement.”

Lewis said the Tech Celebration is an event not-to-be-missed for anyone with a vested interest in the welfare of the technology industry in Georgia.

“We’re also pleased at the response we’re receiving to the TechTeams initiative so far,” Lewis said. “People are telling us that they not only want to attend the Celebration, but they want to learn more about how they can work with TAG to make it successful.”

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