• Synovus Launches “Here Matters” Community Outreach Program

    May 19, 2016

    Synovus has introduced Here Matters, the company’s refreshed community outreach program for the 28 locally-branded banks it operates across its five-state footprint. Here Matters will focus Synovus’ and its team members’ outreach efforts on three areas of local community service: education, needs-based opportunities, and health and wellness.

  • Leadership Columbus is Now Accepting Applications

    May 18, 2016

    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, and is now accepting applications!

  • Convergys to Create 450 New Jobs in Columbus

    May 17, 2016

    Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management, is excited to announce a new location in Columbus, Georgia. The new site will be located at 1838 Victory Drive and will add more than 450 new jobs to the community over the next 18 months. It is the company’s second location in Georgia, joining our Valdosta site. Convergys is proud to expand our footprint to over 800 employees in the Peach State.

  • Georgia 2030: The Chamber's GPS Device to Reach State's Business and Economic Future

    May 16, 2016

    A hundred years ago, the then-newly formed Georgia Chamber of Commerce wisely initiated a road map with the intention of planning the future of business in the Peach State. Today, one year into the second century of the Chamber, President and CEO, Chris Clark and the Chamber Board are instead utilizing modern GPS tracking and other digital tools to explore and research emerging commerce trends, needs and resources for Georgia’s future. This initiative is entitled “Georgia 2030.”

  • 10 Ways to Answer A Flood of Emails in One Day

    May 04, 2016

    Most small business owners are buried in email. This is discouraging since they don’t always get to answer the important ones. Business etiquette suggests that each email should be replied to within 24 hours.

  • Representatives from Columbus Georgia Attend Hannover Messe to Recruit New Businesses

    May 03, 2016

    Executives with Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be focusing on following-up with business leaders they met last week while attended the Hannover Messe Fair in Hannover, Germany.

  • How to Turn a Passion for Community into a Thriving Business

    April 28, 2016

    From accountant to CMO, small business owners are used to wearing a number of different hats and juggling myriad tasks. It’s easy to become so immersed in the minutia of business that you forget about your surrounding community. Don’t let this happen to you! It takes a village to run a successful business, and it takes passion for community to make a business successful.

  • Center of Innovation for Manufacturing: Developing Partnerships to Grow Georgia’s Industries

    April 27, 2016

    In an increasingly competitive global environment, Georgia’s manufacturing industry is using cutting-edge technology to develop new products for commercialization and increase the number of manufacturing-related jobs throughout the state. The Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, a program of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is using university-led research to help the manufacturing industry throughout Georgia develop new products and processes.

  • Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.5%

    April 14, 2016

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in February. The rate was 6.2 percent in March 2015.

  • Two Columbus Projects Winners of the Knight Cities Challenge

    April 13, 2016

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced that 37 innovative projects will share $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge. Each of the ideas centers on helping cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement. Columbus had two projects represented: Evolving Midtown and Urban Glen.

  • Columbus STEM Students Seek Support for Robotics World Championship

    April 08, 2016

    In just a few weeks, 34 high school students from Columbus hope to be competing for the title of World Champion at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition in St. Louis.

  • Columbus State University Becomes First University in Nation to be RightPath Certified

    April 07, 2016

    With the completion of RightPath’s two-day workshop, Columbus State University became the first university in the nation certified to deliver RightPath tools to external businesses. Facilitators at the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University are now able to use RightPath’s comprehensive array of solutions and online assessment tools for both individuals and teams.

  • U.S. Government Hits Goal for Women Owned Small Businesses

    March 30, 2016

    After almost two decades, the federal government for the first time has been able to meet its goal of awarding five percent (worth $17.8 billion) of all contracts to women-owned small businesses.

  • Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.8%

    March 24, 2016

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, unchanged from January. The rate in February 2015 was 7.2 percent.

  • SunTrust Focused on Helping Americans Gain Financial Confidence

    March 23, 2016

    A recent report by SunTrust Banks, Inc. indicates that nearly three-quarters of Americans report experiencing financial stress and 80 percent of people admit that their personal finances keep them awake at night. With millions of Americans watching, SunTrust Bank launched the Onward and Upward—or onUp—campaign with a 30-second ad during Super Bowl 50.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Envision Innovation on Land, at Sea and in the Air

    March 22, 2016

    At the recent 12th Annual Georgia Technology Summit held in Atlanta by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), three keynote speakers envisioned their respective spheres of influence where future technological innovation will flourish: within the growth of cities (such as Atlanta); in the air (The Weather Company); and, at sea (the U.S. Navy).

  • ColumbusMakesIT “STEAMuL8s” Thousands with FIRST Spring STE(A)M Festival

    March 17, 2016

    The inaugural STEAMuL8! (Steem-YOO-late) brought two days of competitive robots, drone racing, maker demonstrations and an informal STEM career day to the Columbus Civic Center and Ice Rink. Thousands enjoyed as regional artists, entrepreneurs and makers exhibited their craft and work at the all-ages, FREE event this past weekend at the South Commons in beautiful UpTown, Columbus, GA.

  • CSU Speaker Series Focuses on Georgia’s Growing Film and Television Industry

    March 16, 2016

    Georgia Film Academy Executive Director Jeffrey Stepakoff will provide an inside look at Georgia’s $6 billion film and television industry during Columbus State University’s Department of Communication Speaker Series Tuesday, March 22.

  • TSYS Appoints Pamela Joseph as President and COO

    March 10, 2016

    TSYS has announced that Pamela A. Joseph will join the company as President and Chief Operating Officer effective May 1, 2016. In addition to joining the executive leadership team, she has also been elected as a member of the TSYS board of directors effective today.

  • Georgia’s Aerospace Industry Reaching New Heights

    March 08, 2016

    The Centers of Innovation, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is focused on helping industries and small businesses connect, compete, and grow globally. This is the first in a series of articles focused on the Georgia Department of Economic Development Centers of Innovation, which has six centers located throughout the state: Aerospace, Agribusiness, Energy Technology, Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing.