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  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • Residential Cleaning Firm Maid Right Seeks Executives for Master Franchise Expansion in Columbus

    August 16, 2017

    Maid Right Franchising, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Premium Franchise Brands, has announced plans to expand its growing network, and is seeking C-suite professionals to become investors in the Columbus market.

  • Mayor Teresa Tomlinson: Generals Playing Vital Civilian Role Now

    August 14, 2017

    Progressives from around the country are uncharacteristically applauding the placement of military generals within the Trump Administration. Tweets and posts note tongue-in-check sentiments such as: “I never thought I would say this, but can we get even more generals in the White House?” or “Any chance of a military coup?” Citizens who typically reject the mixing of the military and the civilian government with the same ferocity as they reject the mixing of church and state have changed their tune.

  • CSU Creates “Road Maps” to Ease Students' Path to Graduation

    August 11, 2017

    As more than 8,400 students start classes at Columbus State University next week, each one will have a tool to help them more efficiently plot their path to graduation as officials have created a “road map” of courses for almost every degree CSU offers.

  • Creative Financial Group Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets: Insights from Robert “Buzz” Law and Richard Raby

    August 09, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd (CFG) in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert “Buzz” Law who serves as President, and Portfolio Manager Richard Raby to learn how the Creative Financial Group helps corporations, executives and area residents and their families with comprehensive financial, estate, investment and tax planning matters.

  • Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

    August 04, 2017

    Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia’s rapidly growing film tourism sites across the state. The program will run through the end of the year.

  • Inside Georgia’s State Bar with 2016-2017 President Patrick T. O’Connor of Savannah’s Oliver Maner, LLP

    August 03, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Savannah’s 120-year-old Oliver Maner LLP, and 2016-2017 President of Georgia’s State Bar. During our one-on-one with O’Connor, we travel inside one of Savannah’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms, and learn about O’Connor’s work and service at the state level during his term as Immediate Past President for the Georgia State Bar.

  • GeorgiaForward Invites Attendees to Define Georgia’s Prosperity at 2017 Forum in Atlanta

    August 03, 2017

    What is true prosperity? How does it affect your life and community…from what you eat, to where you go to school, work or live? The 2017 GeorgiaForward Forum will focus on how Georgia can realize its full potential across all corners of our state from agricultural communities, to port cities, mountain resorts and metropolitan hubs.

  • Governor Deal Announces Launch of Georgia Defense Exchange

    August 01, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

  • Aflac Highlights Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report through Inspirational Stories

    July 27, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the unveiling of the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The comprehensive report, which reflects the actions of Aflac, its employees and its independent sales agents, recounts the company's actions in conducting business with integrity and ethics, highlighting activities throughout 2016.

  • Michael Chalmers: How Diverse is Today’s Workplace?

    July 26, 2017

    The business case for diversity and inclusion is strong. Diverse teams are more representative of customers and more attractive to job candidates. A diverse workforce delivers a variety of viewpoints and a broader range of experience, which ultimately enhances decision-making and problem-solving.

  • A Proactive Approach to Managing Turnover Cost Through Prevention VS. Reaction

    July 21, 2017

    We are finding that many organizations in our region are becoming proactive in their efforts to compete in a labor market that is shrinking exponentially. It isn’t just the fact that the unemployment rates are shrinking due to an economy that is growing, but due to the fact that “Baby Boomers’ are now exiting the work force in record numbers because of a revitalized 401K accounts.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • SunTrust Advisors Outline Financial Road Map for Women Clients in Columbus Area

    July 19, 2017

    Investment professionals from SunTrust Bank recently held a luncheon with women in Columbus, GA to discuss their financial goals. According to Sabrina Bowens-Richard, CFA, director, portfolio and market strategy at SunTrust Advisory Services, the event was part of a quarterly series hosted by SunTrust to help individuals and businesses increase their financial confidence.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Synovus Reports 27% Increase In Q2 Profit

    July 18, 2017

    Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30th. Net income available to common shareholders was $73.4 million or $0.60 per diluted share as compared to $69.3 million or $0.56 per diluted share for the first quarter 2017 and $57.9 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the second quarter 2016.

  • Kodak’s Print for Good Campaign Supports RiverCenter Readers Program

    July 14, 2017

    Kodak employees celebrated their founder, George Eastman, on his 163rd birthday with an event supporting his philosophy and philanthropy through the company’s Print for Good program. This global initiative supports communities throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with book drives, book donations, and the printing of materials and supplies in an effort to increase literacy worldwide through print.

  • 20 Secrets to Saving Emergency Funds for Your Business

    July 12, 2017

    It makes shrewd business sense to build an emergency fund, cash put aside for a rainy day. Businesses that fail to have a ‘safety net’, a sum of money kept aside to pay for unexpected expenses, can find themselves in a whole host of trouble. Check out these 20 tips for building a business emergency fund.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Aflac Takes Home 8 Stevie Awards From The American Business Awards

    July 10, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced that the company took home eight Stevie Awards from the American Business Awards at a banquet last week in New York City.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • Greater Columbus Makes Progress in Strengthening Entrepreneurship

    July 06, 2017

    The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement in principle with Frank Braski to lead the region’s entrepreneurial work as part of the Columbus 2025 strategic plan.

  • Synovus Ranked Most Reputable Bank in the U.S. in American Banker’s Survey of Bank Reputations

    June 28, 2017

    Synovus has been named “Most Reputable Bank” in the U.S. in the annual Survey of Bank Reputations conducted by Reputation Institute and published by American Banker. Of 42 banks included in the survey, Synovus ranked first overall, first among non-customers and in the top ten among customers. Synovus ranked second overall in 2016.

  • Leadership Columbus Application Deadline Is Approaching

    June 27, 2017

    Leadership Columbus is an official program of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Being a collaborative effort between the Chamber and Leadership Columbus Alumni, its goal is to provide involved and committed community leaders. Deadline for this years class is approaching.

  • Aflac CEO to Present at Harvard Business School

    June 23, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced that CEO Daniel P. Amos will serve as a keynote speaker at the CTO Forum, a premier organization for senior technology and business leaders, at their eighth annual RETHINK STRATEGY executive education program.

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