Critical Issues Forum

In 2004, HunterMaclean launched the Savannah Critical Issues Forum, an annual speaker series that brings together area business leaders, educators, non-profit leaders and political officials to develop potential solutions to important community challenges in areas such as transportation, education, and economic development.

The Critical Issues Forum features regional and local speakers presenting on timely topics in a wide range of fields.

The Inaugural Brunswick Critical Issues Forum was held in October 2012 and has continued annually with topics important to the Golden Isles business community.

Brunswick Critical Issues Forum Highlights Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

The 2016 Brunswick  Critical Issues Forum took place on Thursday, September 29, at the College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA) Conference Center and focused on Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. The forum provided an opportunity for business and community leaders to hear speakers offer perspectives on developing entrepreneurship in Brunswick and the Golden Isles.

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Savannah Critical Issues Forum Focuses on the Business of Film & TV Production

The 2016 Savannah Critical Issues Forum on the Business of Film and TV Production took place February 25, 2016 at Savannah Technical College. An audience of 150 local business, community, and film industry leaders heard panelists discuss the growth, challenges, and opportunities associated with film and TV production in the Savannah area.

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Savannah Critical Issues Forum: Creating the Best Downtowns in America

The 2014 Savannah Critical Issues Forum, Building the Best Downtowns in America, was held October 8 at the Savannah Technical College. Presented in partnership with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, this year’s forum featured keynote speaker Mayor Knox White of Greenville, S.C.

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Brunswick Critical Issues Forum – Economic Development

On August 28 HunterMaclean, the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick/Golden Isles Economic Development Authority presented a half-day of events focused on economic development for Brunswick and Glynn County. More than 100 business and civic leaders attended the HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum and the Brunswick/Glynn County Economic Development Forum.

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Brunswick Critical Issues Forum – Logistics

The Brunswick Critical Issues Forum on Logistics took place at the College of Coastal Georgia on November 13, 2013. Business leaders from across the region gathered to discuss logistics issues affecting Georgia.

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Savannah Critical Issues Forum – Logistics

The Savannah Critical Issues Forum on Logistics was held at Savannah Technical College on October 10, 2013. The forum addressed a wide range of logistics issues affecting Georgia. More than 170 area business, civic, and educational leaders attended the event.

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Inaugural Brunswick Critical Issues Forum – Workforce Development

The inaugural Brunswick Critical Issues Forum was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  More than 100 business leaders, educators, government and non-profit leaders gathered to hear a panel address one of the Critical Issues facing Brunswick and Glynn county – workforce development.

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Workforce Development Panel

HunterMaclean presented a special Workforce Development Panel featuring Tricia Pridemore, John Patterson and Maggie Gill, offering an in-depth discussion about local workforce development needs, challenges and solutions.

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Legislative Update With Jack Kingston

Congressman Jack Kingston, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District, shared news from Washington, D.C. at HunterMaclean’s Critical Issues Forum.

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Improving Our Public Schools: An Update on the Passport to Excellence

Joe Buck and Tom Lockamy addressed the status of education in Savannah and Chatham County, focusing upon recent improvements in local public schools and how community leaders can support those efforts.

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