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  • 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.

  • Fortune Ranks Aflac No. 5 Best Workplace in the Fortune 500

    June 29, 2016

    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced it ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's list of the Best Workplaces in the Fortune 500.

  • Panelist Announced for 2016 Wright Symposium on Business Empowerment

    June 28, 2016

    The Bob Wright Symposium on Business Empowerment announced the panelist that will highlight the conference scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • 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!

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