• Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.4% in July

    August 25, 2016

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate for July was 6.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June. The rate in July 2015 was 7.4 percent.

  • How Slowing Venture Capital Exits Affect Early Stage Investors

    August 22, 2016

    It’s more difficult to make money investing in young companies now than at the turn of the millennium. The cause is the lengthening of the time it takes startups to go public or get acquired. Since the first Internet boom came to a close in 2001, the length of time it takes the average venture capital company to exit has more than doubled, increasing from 3.3 years to 6.8 years, data published by the National Venture Capital Association, the industry’s trade association, demonstrates.

  • Synovus to Acquire Entaire Global Companies, Inc.

    August 19, 2016

    Synovus Financial Corp. announced on Thursday a definitive agreement to acquire Entaire Global Companies, Inc., an Atlanta-based specialty financial services company.

  • 8 Tips to Get the Most Out of That Next Conference

    August 17, 2016

    Business conferences are a mixed bag for most professionals. They’re exciting, because they’re big to-dos that often take place in fun cities with opportunities for entertainment and play. They’re intimidating, because there’s a lot on the line for your business. And most of all, they’re stressful, because of the sheer amount of investment and effort they demand. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies you can implement to get more out of your attendance, in terms of business productivity, as well as personal enjoyment.

  • Cougar Kickoff Schedule Set for CSU Students

    August 16, 2016

    Columbus State University students return to campus Monday, August 15th. In addition to a new student housing complex and renovated classroom building awaiting their return, students can look forward to a full slate of activities and events designed to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

  • How to Utilize Technology to Grow Your Small Business

    August 15, 2016

    With the rapid advances in technology, new and effective opportunities are opening up for businesses to quicken their progress. Small businesses, nowadays, are increasingly tapping into the many resources that technology has rendered accessible. This is because, technology can provide a competitive advantage to businesses worldwide.

  • Epic Restaurant Ranks Among Top in Nation

    August 10, 2016

    Epic Restaurant in Columbus, Georgia, is officially one of the top restaurants in the United States. GAYOT has included Epic on its 2016 list of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

  • Governor Deal Recognizes Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: Issues Third Annual “Buy from Georgia” Proclamation

    August 09, 2016

    Governor Nathan Deal, surrounded on the state Capitol steps by dozens of members of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA), recently issued the third annual “Buy from Georgia” proclamation.

  • Communicorp: 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Marketing Efforts with Photography

    August 04, 2016

    Picture this: on a table sits a thick, juicy burger accented with lush green lettuce and bright red tomato slices between a soft bun. There may be a price listing and a meal description, but at the very sight of the burger, you can almost taste it.

  • 15 International Travel Safety Tips for Roaming Wisely

    August 02, 2016

    When traveling to other countries, it’s important to always keep international travel safety in mind. There are many things you can do when traveling to various international destinations to keep you and your companions safe and secure. Here are some international travel safety tips to keep in mind for your next trip.

  • Aflac Reports Profit of $707M on $5.4B in Q2

    July 29, 2016

    Aflac Incorporated reported its second quarter results. Reflecting the stronger yen/dollar exchange rate, total revenues rose 2.8% to $5.4 billion during the second quarter of 2016, compared with $5.3 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

  • TSYS Posts $69.7M Profit on $1.2B in Revenue

    July 27, 2016

    TSYS reported results for the second quarter of 2016. Highlights for the second quarter of 2016 included revenues of $1.2 billion, an increase of 66.3% over last year’s $692.7 million.

  • Celebrating Columbus’ Culinary Scene, July 25th - 30th

    July 21, 2016

    U.S. Foods is proud to present the first ever, Columbus GA Restaurant Week July 25 – 30, benefiting Georgia Organics. Restaurant Week gives foodies the chance to try pre-fixe menus from more than 20 locally owned and operated restaurants. The week is aimed at increasing awareness of Columbus’ ever-growing culinary scene by highlighting the unique dinning options available here.

  • Teacher of the Year Interview: Stefan Lawrence of G. W. Carver High School

    July 18, 2016

    In May, the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF), at their annual Gala, selected Stefan Lawrence of G. W. Carver High School as the 2016 MCSD Teacher of the Year. Lawrence was chosen from among 56 Teacher of the Year Honorees (TOTY) as the most outstanding representative of the teaching profession in the Muscogee County School District.

  • CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Free Family Event July 16th

    July 14, 2016

    Celebrating its 20th year as the region’s top destination for space science education, Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host a free, family-friendly event this Saturday with special guest Carl McNair, brother of Challenger Astronaut Ron McNair.

  • Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants Celebrates 25 Years

    July 11, 2016

    In 1991, Thomas Driver and his former partner organized the engineering firm known as Geosciences, Inc. and began with offices in Macon, Columbus, Albany and Valdosta. The pair later split, and Driver took over the Macon and Columbus offices with the name Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc., or GEC, and he later added an office in LaGrange. Now Driver, president and senior engineer for Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, wants to thank the community for supporting him and his team with the celebration of 25 years of service on July 15th.

  • Where Should Americans Not Travel for Business Right Now?

    July 07, 2016

    American small business owners who travel abroad need to stay updated on all the latest news developments about no travel zones for U.S. citizens. Sadly, terrorism, political unrest and disease exists in just about every corner of the globe and, as an American, it’s prudent to be aware of the latest travel guidelines and restrictions. The U.S. State Department regularly issues and updates its travel restrictions for travelers.

  • Spherion Staffing Puts Columbus Job Seekers to Work with New Office Opening

    July 06, 2016

    Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, recently announced the opening of a new office in Columbus at 1002 Broadway. Franchise owner Michael Chalmers will manage and operate this location, along with his growing team.

  • Pratt & Whitney to Invest $65M in Columbus

    June 30, 2016

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacturing and servicing of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will invest $65 million to retrofit and equip their Columbus Engine Center to perform PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine maintenance on-site.

  • Communicorp: Key Benefits of Innovative Fulfillment Solutions

    June 30, 2016

    Finding creative ways to manage all of your marketing assets can be a challenge for any organization. Most marketers have various tools they only use for consumer engagement initiatives, and an entirely different suite of solutions for employee activities. Over time, marketers realize these materials must be continuously created, printed, packaged and stored in an organized way to facilitate access upon request, or to quickly ship when needed. Fortunately, there are innovative fulfillment solutions available in the marketplace to help address this pressing need.