Southern Company named U.S. Company of the Year by Conexx
ATLANTA, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has been named the U.S. Company of the Year by Conexx, the premier organization connecting Americans and Israelis via business. Southern Company Chairman, CEO & President Thomas A. Fanning accepted the award on behalf of the company at the 2017 Conexx Gala in Atlanta.
"Conexx has been a terrific partner as together we continue to build the future of energy," Fanning said. "On behalf of everyone at Southern Company, I am proud to accept this award and proud of our work with Conexx to cultivate business opportunities for both American and Israeli companies."
Southern Company was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the U.S.-Israel business relationship as it continues to innovate and shape the future of energy by developing the full portfolio of energy resources. Southern Company partnered with Conexx to explore innovation in various industry sectors including alternative energy, cybersecurity, homeland security, water, smart cities, transportation, marketing technology and indoor agriculture. Furthermore, Southern Company representatives have traveled to Israel. Most recently, the Georgia Power economic development department visited Israel and collaborated with the Georgia Department of Economic Development representative in Israel to bring Israeli companies to Georgia.
Conexx was established in 1992 as the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region. Today, Conexxis a private, not-for profit, non-governmental business organization connecting Israelis and Americans in business and exploring new market opportunities. With over 500 members, Conexx is recognized for delivering value to those looking to connect with Israel and create value in support of the business between Israel and the U.S.
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