• 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.

  • Harvard Fellows Learn to Change the World ... One Child at a Time

    September 13, 2016

    The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) sent 11 Muscogee County School District (MCSD) Teachers to the prestigious Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Classroom over the summer. This year’s class - the largest MEEF has sent – joined 27 other Harvard Fellows creating a critical mass of teachers steadily building around a body of research from Project Zero to help transform MCSD into a school system of unparalleled excellence.

  • TAG President Challenges Columbus Leaders to Create FinTech Innovation District

    September 09, 2016

    On Thursday, Technology Association of Georgia President/CEO Tino Mantella challenged local business and government leaders at a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus to create an “Innovation District” that leverages the region’s strength in Financial Technology.

  • Finding Your Calling: An Interview with Jim Nantz, CBS Sports Commentator & 2016 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Speaker

    September 08, 2016

    Few sports commentators are more respected or well-known than Jim Nantz. From the Super Bowl to the Masters to the NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball, Nantz has covered it all during his more than 30 years at CBS. Next week, Nantz will be a speaker at the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum in Columbus where he will share how perseverance and passion have propelled him to the top of his field.

  • Interactive Video: The Key to Real Customer Connections

    September 07, 2016

    In today’s cluttered media space, research shows that video stands out as one of the most effective ways to reach potential customers. However, a perfect, polished video alone doesn’t automatically generate leads or sales.

  • Georgia Quality Healthcare Access Task Force Presents Options to Close Coverage Gap

    September 01, 2016

    After a year of extensive research, the Georgia Quality Healthcare Access Task Force has completed three proposals aimed at closing the coverage gap and shoring up the state’s ailing provider network. All three approaches would require Georgia to attain a waiver from the federal government because each of them implements cost-saving differences from traditional programs in most other states.

  • Aflac Directors Named Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

    August 29, 2016

    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced that two members of the company's board of directors were honored by Savoy Magazine, having been named to the magazine's list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. The list, appearing in the July 2016 issue of Savoy, named 300 corporate directors who have distinguished themselves as board members.

  • 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.