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  • Aflac CEO to Present at Harvard Business School

    June 23, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced that CEO Daniel P. Amos will serve as a keynote speaker at the CTO Forum, a premier organization for senior technology and business leaders, at their eighth annual RETHINK STRATEGY executive education program.

  • 2017 Leadership Columbus Class Graduates

    June 21, 2017

    The 2016-2017 Leadership Columbus graduation ceremony was held Tuesday, June 20th, at The Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. This is the 35th class to graduate from Leadership Columbus.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • Michael Chalmers: Dispelling Millennial Myths

    June 15, 2017

    The mass exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforce has been a looming issue for several years, compounded by the smaller numbers of Gen Xers waiting in the wings. An overwhelming focus on what the workforce may lose has tended to obscure potential gains as the significantly larger mass of Millennials firmly establishes its place in the labor force.

  • CSU Announces Winners of Business Plan Competition

    June 12, 2017

    Columbus State University recently held its sixth annual Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Turner College of Business. Fifty-one plans were submitted to this year’s competition. Six finalists were selected to share more details of their business plans with a panel of judges, and three finalists were selected.

  • Aflac President Paul Amos Leaving the Company

    June 09, 2017

    Aflac announced that Paul S. Amos, II has resigned from his position as President of Aflac and from the Board of Directors of Aflac Incorporated to join a private equity firm, effective July 1st. Dan Amos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is assuming the title of President of Aflac and associated responsibilities. Additional responsibilities will be shared by select members of the executive management team in Japan and the U.S.

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Pace Halter Named as W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate President and COO

    June 06, 2017

    Pace M. Halter will be joining the Real Estate Division of the W.C. Bradley Co. as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Monday, June 12th.

  • Columbus Technical College, Valdosta State University Sign Major Articulation Agreement

    June 01, 2017

    Columbus Technical College and Valdosta State University have entered into a partnership designed to increase the number of West Georgians pursuing and earning advanced training and education. The signing of the Pathways Program last Wednesday made VSU the first University System of Georgia institution of higher education to sign articulation agreements with all 22 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia.

  • Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4% in April

    May 26, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate in April was 5.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.8 percent in March. In April 2016, the rate was 6 percent.

  • 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.

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