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  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2017 Class & Programs

    January 19, 2017

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees recently announced the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia. Sixty-three participants were selected from a pool of several hundred candidates. With a principal focus on “Georgia A State of Mind,” the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia will travel to Brasstown Valley, Jesup, Jekyll Island, Perry and Brasselton.

  • Heckler & Koch to Expand in Columbus

    January 13, 2017

    Heckler & Koch, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, will invest $28.5 million to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Georgia. The new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge Business Park will be ready in the summer of 2017 at which time HK will consolidate its New Hampshire operations into Columbus.

  • Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues: Government Leaders Optimistically Address Initiatives, State’s Future

    January 11, 2017

    Georgia’s top elected officials addressed their priorities and proposals to nearly 2,000 attendees at the Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast,” on Tuesday. The meeting coincided with the 2017 state legislative session opening this week.

  • AT&T Mobility Names New President of Southeast Region

    January 04, 2017

    AT&T has named industry veteran Michael Wittrock as President of the Southeast Region. Wittrock will oversee the sales and operations for more than 8,900 employees, more than 600 AT&T-owned retail locations, and more than 3,700 national retail partners and authorized resellers across the Southeast region.

  • Synovus Invests in CSU Growth Through First-Choice Campaign

    December 20, 2016

    Synovus Financial Corp. has extended its investment in Columbus State University by participating in the university’s First Choice Campaign and providing long-term support to various programs, including business and leadership development.

  • TSYS Announces Retirement of 40-Year Veteran William A. Pruett

    December 16, 2016

    TSYS announced the retirement of William A. Pruett as Senior Executive Vice President and President of TSYS’ North America Services segment, effective April 1, 2017.

  • Aflac Lands 2 Major Honors from FORTUNE and Great Place to Work

    December 15, 2016

    Aflac announced two major honors for the company and its workforce. Aflac was named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2016 lists of the Best Workplaces for Diversity and the Best Workplaces for African Americans, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Aflac appears at No. 31 and No. 8, respectively.

  • Heath Schondelmayer Named President of Columbus Bank & Trust

    December 09, 2016

    Heath Schondelmayer, a 19-year veteran of Synovus/Columbus Bank and Trust, has been appointed President of CB&T effective January 1st. Schondelmayer replaces Billy Blanchard, Synovus Regional CEO and CB&T President and CEO, who will leave the bank at year end to join Jordan-Blanchard Capital, the Columbus-based private equity firm.

  • Transforming Healthcare: An Interview with Jim Zacharias, Executive Director of MyHealth Alliance

    December 08, 2016

    Skyrocketing cost and the need for high quality care has created the need for change in the healthcare industry. There is a dedicated and passionate group of healthcare professionals and physicians in Columbus working diligently to transform an ailing healthcare system into one that is affordable, accountable and sustainable. That group, led by Jim Zacharias, Executive Director of MyHealth Network and MyHealth Alliance, LLC, believes clinical integration is the answer to healthcare reform and society’s demands for improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare.

  • Michael Chalmers: Laying the Groundwork for Successful Hiring

    December 05, 2016

    Build a deck with a hammer alone? Paint a brilliant sunset with only one color? Set a holiday table with nothing more than a turkey? Not likely! Nor does it make sense to rely on a single element to guarantee success in finding that perfect job candidate to fill out a team.

  • Columbus One of 12 Cities Chosen for Leadership Academy

    December 01, 2016

    The National League of Cities selected Columbus, Georgia as one of 12 cities that will meet in Washington, D.C. Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, to explore and build equitable pathways to postsecondary education and workforce success. Each city participating in NLC’s Leadership Academy: Promoting Postsecondary and Workforce Success has made a commitment to address inequities in accessing and succeeding in higher education as well as gaining meaningful employment.

  • How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

    December 01, 2016

    Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation. Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A 2014 study conducted by Travelers Insurance found that 28% of injuries happen within the first year of employment.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers Tout Good-to-Great Experiences

    November 17, 2016

    As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.

  • Carmike Stockholders Approve Merger Agreement with AMC

    November 16, 2016

    Carmike Cinemas, Inc. announced that, at Carmike’s Special Meeting of Stockholders, Carmike stockholders approved the amended and restated merger agreement with AMC Theatres.

  • Aflac, CAQ and Ethisphere to Host National Discussion on Business Ethics in Tokyo

    November 11, 2016

    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., and 10-time recipient of the Ethisphere World's Most Ethical Companies award, announced that Aflac Japan will sponsor the first ever Ethisphere Institute Tokyo Ethics Forum, Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Ethical Corporate Culture, on November 14th.

  • New Building Downtown to be Named for Former CSU President Frank Brown

    November 10, 2016

    The University System of Georgia Board of Regents today approved Columbus State University’s request to name its new building downtown after former CSU President Frank D. Brown.

  • Westville Breaks Ground in Columbus

    November 07, 2016

    On a recent, beautiful fall morning the sound of a fiddler could be heard on South Lumpkin Road in Columbus along with the jingling of harnesses as Sarah and Grace came out of semi-retirement to enliven the trip from a nearby parking lot to Westville's new site.

  • Batson-Cook Construction Sets Date for 2016 Honor Bus Tour

    October 27, 2016

    For many, it’s important to honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our county. As Veterans Day approaches on November 11th, you may already be looking for unique ways to let the brave men and women of our country know you appreciate them.

  • Aflac's Daniel Amos Ranked 32nd Best Performing CEO in the World

    October 25, 2016

    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., announced that Daniel P. Amos, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, has been named to the Harvard Business Review's 2016 list of the 100 Best Performing CEOs in the World.

  • Columbus is Removing the Barriers for Disabled Voters

    October 24, 2016

    Disabled individuals represent a huge electoral bloc, but often face barriers when it comes to voting. Access 2 Independence – a local non-profit lead by people with disabilities serving people with disabilities – and the Muscogee County Board of Elections have partnered to remove those barriers and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

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