• RiverCity Foundry Launches StartUp Accelerator Supporting Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Across the Region

    June 24, 2016

    RiverCity Foundry announces the July 8th launch of their 2016 Summer StartUp Accelerator. The launch is a follow-on to the inaugural Columbus Georgia Startup Weekend, a partnership between ColumbusMakesIT and Troy University, that took place in April 2016 at the new Troy University Riverfront Campus.

  • 2016 Leadership Columbus Class Graduates

    June 22, 2016

    The 2015-2016 Leadership Columbus graduation ceremony was held Tuesday, June 21, at The Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. This is the 34th class to graduate from Leadership Columbus.

  • Planning Begins for 2016 InterCity Leadership Conference

    June 14, 2016

    The date is set (September 21-23), the city has been chosen and the initial planning trip is complete for the 23rd Annual InterCity Leadership Conference (ICLC). Amy Bryan, Executive Vice President of Community Development and Growth, ventured to Greenville, South Carolina to spend a few days meeting, exploring and planning in preparation for the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 ICLC.

  • Communicorp: Make it Personal with Innovative Print Solutions

    June 13, 2016

    There’s no denying that we live in a digital world that is always competing for our attention – from downloading the latest app to watching videos and engaging in online chat sessions. While many of these digital platforms have infiltrated the marketing industry, some experts advise us to retain the power of traditional print to help you make a creative impact in the marketplace.

  • How Do You Take a Working Vacation and Still Catch a Break?

    June 09, 2016

    When you’re standing at the helm of a thriving small business, stepping away for a quick vacation often seems impossible. As a result, less than half of small business owners opt to take any time off work at all. Yet even those bold enough to get out of the office every so often grab an average of just five days’ vacation per year. Believe it or not, that inability to switch off is hurting your business — not helping.

  • Communicorp: Simply Manage Your Creative Assets Using OnDemand Technologies

    May 25, 2016

    With all of your graphic design elements in place, you may be wondering how to manage these creative assets throughout your entire organization. Well, technology is a great solution to your dilemma. To help you understand the various solutions that come into play and how they work, let’s walk through a real-world scenario.

  • 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.