• United Way Awards Funding to 58 Local Programs and Recognizes Volunteers

    May 22, 2017

    United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley announced the results of the 2017 Community Investment Volunteer Review and recognized the dedication of 65 individuals who served as volunteers. The funding recommendations of the Community Investment Volunteers were presented to the United Way Board of Directors and unanimously approved. United Way will award funding to 58 local programs through 29 agencies in the upcoming fiscal year.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Vacation or Medical Bills? It's 'Dad's Choice' in Aflac Duck's New TV Commercial

    May 16, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the launch of its new television commercial, "Dad's Choice," which features a family comically debating if they'd rather go on an unforgettable vacation or pay unexpected medical bills.

  • Michael Chalmers: Never Let Recruiting Edge Out Retention

    May 11, 2017

    For employers struggling to compete in a tightening labor market, it is important to realize that in the relentless search for new employees, it is never a good idea to ignore the people already on the payroll. Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study found that while both recruiting and retention are top priorities for employers over the next three years, many employers focus more on recruiting than retention.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Columbus Regional Health in Stragic Partnership Talks with Piedmont

    May 10, 2017

    Columbus Regional Health’s Board of Directors has unanimously voted in favor of pursuing a strategic affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare. Based on this decision, a Letter of Intent was executed initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations.

  • CSU Continuing Education Gears Up for Summer Camp with Unprecedented Amount of Options

    May 09, 2017

    When Columbus State University’s Continuing Education department decided to host summer camps on their campus almost 10 years ago, they thought it would be a great way to build a connection between the university and the children in their community—a connection that would lead these students back to their campus once they began their college career. And now, not only do they have evidence of those connections, but they have built one of the most impressive collections of summer camp offerings in the entire state.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Leadership Columbus Is Now Accepting Applications

    May 02, 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, and is now accepting applications!

  • Octavia Spencer to Speak at JBLF 2017

    May 01, 2017

    Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been added as to the 2017 The Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum speaker lineup. The two-day event, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, brings the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. Spencer will be the keynote speaker for the Monday night dinner.

  • NASA to Visit for First-Ever Community Day in Columbus May 6th

    May 01, 2017

    More than a dozen guests from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are taking over Columbus on Saturday, May 6 for “Columbus Goes to Mars,” a community-wide event aimed at exploring science, space and careers at NASA.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.8% in March

    April 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Columbus unemployment rate in March was 5.8 percent, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 6.5 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was also 6.5 percent.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Columbus Goes to Mars: Coca-Cola Space Science Center & Partners to Host NASA Community Day

    April 10, 2017

    Special guests from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are paying a visit to the Chattahoochee Valley on Saturday, May 6th to assist in Columbus’ greatest and most daring voyage yet.

  • Columbus Technical College Job Fair to Connect Students, Job-Seekers to Employers

    April 07, 2017

    This Wednesday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Columbus Technical College’s Patrick Hall will set the stage for a job fair where about 24 employers that are “now hiring” will have the opportunity to meet potential employees face-to-face.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Green Coast Georgia Ramps Up New Partner Spearheading Project in Columbus

    April 04, 2017

    Will Bradshaw and Laurie DeVetger kept running into each other. The two Davidson College graduates (Class of ’99) had followed similar education and career orbits in urban planning and real estate development, and through the years, by chance they would see one another—a coffee shop in Baltimore for instance—and discuss possibly working together.

  • Aflac Named Company of the Year for Corporate Social Responsibility

    April 04, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, was honored by PR News Magazine as the 2017 Company of the Year at the PR News CSR Awards held in Washington, D.C., on March 22nd.

  • Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.5% in February

    March 30, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate in February was 6.5 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 7 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was 6.6 percent.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Aflac Plans $100M Venture Capital Fund

    March 21, 2017

    Aflac Incorporated announced it is pursuing investment opportunities targeting early-stage companies whose mission is relevant to Aflac's core business. Designed to help the company enhance its strategic and innovative focus in both the U.S. and Japan, Aflac Corporate Ventures partners with technology accelerators to create the agility required to quickly identify and invest in early-stage companies, helping them accelerate innovation across the insurance value chain, including digital solutions that enhance the customer experience.