• 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael Chalmers - Staffing: An Integral Part of Successful Workforce Strategies

    October 19, 2016

    What began as the answer to a temporary need is fast becoming an indispensable part of successful workforce strategies. As businesses look for ways to maximize productivity while maintaining a lean, cost-effective work structure, staffing firms are stepping up with viable solutions. Employers are realizing there is more to staffing than just short-term workers—it may just be the secret to long-term competitive advantage!

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    October 18, 2016

    We all recognize that small businesses are an important part of our state’s economy, but did you know that almost 98 percent of the businesses in Georgia employ fewer than 100 employees? That’s why the Small Business ROCK STARS recognition is returning for its fourth year.

  • AT&T Plans to Launch Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in the Columbus Area

    October 13, 2016

    AT&T plans to connect homes, apartments and small business locations in parts of the Columbus area to our internet service with a 1 gigabit connection. At launch, locations eligible for service over our 100% fiber network will be able to access their favorite content over ultra-fast internet speeds.

  • Aflac Survey Finds Millennials Big on Job Benefits, Small on the Finer Details

    October 11, 2016

    Millennials now represent the largest segment of the U.S. labor force (53.3 million), and they have strong feelings about the compensation and other benefits they expect their employers to offer. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of millennials expect an annual raise, followed by 60 percent who said they expect to be offered major medical insurance coverage, according to the 2016 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey released by Aflac.

  • Batson-Cook’s Randy Hall Almost Missed His Rewarding Career in Construction

    October 04, 2016

    Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook Construction and the newly-installed president of Associated General Contractors of Georgia, might have missed the career in construction he enjoys so much today had it not been for Auburn University’s co-op program.

  • Community Leaders Bring Back Ideas and Inspiration from the 2016 Inter-City Leadership Conference

    September 30, 2016

    Nearly a decade after their first visit, the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce took 141 business and community leaders from Columbus, Harris County, Phenix City, Albany and Macon back to Greenville, South Carolina. A town that has emerged as one the hottest place to live, work and play.

  • Columbus Chamber Inter-City Leadership Trip Highlights Industry Driven Education & Economic Development on Day Two

    September 23, 2016

    Day two of the Inter-City Leadership Conference transitioned from the redevelopment of downtown to economic development. Greenville’s quest to create an award-winning city was not just about pride but also about creating jobs. The success of downtown is a selling tool for recruiting and keeping quality employers, whether in downtown or the region.

  • Columbus Chamber Inter-City Leadership Trip Highlights Downtown Development on Day One

    September 22, 2016

    Wednesday kicked off the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Inter-City Leadership Conference (ICLC). Each year the Chamber selects a community that is doing well in targeted areas and that has ideas and best practices to share. This year 141 business, civic and non-profit leaders from Columbus and the surrounding areas are visiting Greenville, South Carolina – one of the South's biggest success stories.

  • AC Hotel by Marriott Coming to Uptown

    September 19, 2016

    RAM Hotels, an innovative hotel management company headquartered in Columbus, is in the process of acquiring the Raymond Rowe building at 1235 Broadway as the site for an AC Hotel by Marriott.