August 2016 Features

  • 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.