• Governor Announces More Than $37.5M in Community Development Awards

    September 05, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.55 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

  • CSU’s Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Honors Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy

    August 30, 2017

    Chick-fil-A Chairman and Chief Executive Officer received the 9th Annual Blanchard Award for Outstanding Stewardship and Ethics in Business Monday night at the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University.

  • Coca-Cola & Chick-fil-A Keynote Speakers Confirmed for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

    August 30, 2017

    Manufacturing leaders from across Georgia will hear two of the top leaders in Supply Chain Management during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 25th. Debra Shankle, V.P. of Supply Chain for Coca-Cola North America, and Rob Dugas, the Chief Procurement Officer and V.P. of Chick-fil-A, will address the impact of manufacturing on the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Governor Unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at State Capitol

    August 29, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the northeast quadrant of the State Capitol.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute to Bring 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to Columbus August 28th-29th

    August 25, 2017

    For the 12th year, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. This year’s event, themed “Inspired Leadership” features leaders in various sectors, including business, education, technology, leadership, sports, politics and military.

  • Albany-Dougherty County Spring 2018 Site of Gamechangers Leadership Program

    August 23, 2017

    Albany-Dougherty County leaders announced yesterday the community's selection as the host site for the spring 2018 class of GeorgiaForward's Young Gamechangers, a leadership action program that makes a tangible impact in select communities by bringing young minds into the public sphere as respected idea-generators and problem-solvers.

  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact on Georgia Totals $16.8B

    August 22, 2017

    The University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the state was $16.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 according to the most recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • Record Turnout Expected for 2017 CSU Day of Service

    August 18, 2017

    About 750 Columbus State University students and employees are expected to fan out across the Chattahoochee Valley Saturday for CSU’s annual Day of Service.

  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 18, 2017

    Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the sixth consecutive month to 4.7 percent in July. The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • Residential Cleaning Firm Maid Right Seeks Executives for Master Franchise Expansion in Columbus

    August 16, 2017

    Maid Right Franchising, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Premium Franchise Brands, has announced plans to expand its growing network, and is seeking C-suite professionals to become investors in the Columbus market.

  • Mayor Teresa Tomlinson: Generals Playing Vital Civilian Role Now

    August 14, 2017

    Progressives from around the country are uncharacteristically applauding the placement of military generals within the Trump Administration. Tweets and posts note tongue-in-check sentiments such as: “I never thought I would say this, but can we get even more generals in the White House?” or “Any chance of a military coup?” Citizens who typically reject the mixing of the military and the civilian government with the same ferocity as they reject the mixing of church and state have changed their tune.

  • CSU Creates “Road Maps” to Ease Students' Path to Graduation

    August 11, 2017

    As more than 8,400 students start classes at Columbus State University next week, each one will have a tool to help them more efficiently plot their path to graduation as officials have created a “road map” of courses for almost every degree CSU offers.

  • Creative Financial Group Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets: Insights from Robert “Buzz” Law and Richard Raby

    August 09, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd (CFG) in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert “Buzz” Law who serves as President, and Portfolio Manager Richard Raby to learn how the Creative Financial Group helps corporations, executives and area residents and their families with comprehensive financial, estate, investment and tax planning matters.

  • Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

    August 04, 2017

    Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia’s rapidly growing film tourism sites across the state. The program will run through the end of the year.

  • Inside Georgia’s State Bar with 2016-2017 President Patrick T. O’Connor of Savannah’s Oliver Maner, LLP

    August 03, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Savannah’s 120-year-old Oliver Maner LLP, and 2016-2017 President of Georgia’s State Bar. During our one-on-one with O’Connor, we travel inside one of Savannah’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms, and learn about O’Connor’s work and service at the state level during his term as Immediate Past President for the Georgia State Bar.

  • GeorgiaForward Invites Attendees to Define Georgia’s Prosperity at 2017 Forum in Atlanta

    August 03, 2017

    What is true prosperity? How does it affect your life and community…from what you eat, to where you go to school, work or live? The 2017 GeorgiaForward Forum will focus on how Georgia can realize its full potential across all corners of our state from agricultural communities, to port cities, mountain resorts and metropolitan hubs.

  • Governor Deal Announces Launch of Georgia Defense Exchange

    August 01, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

  • Aflac Highlights Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report through Inspirational Stories

    July 27, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the unveiling of the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The comprehensive report, which reflects the actions of Aflac, its employees and its independent sales agents, recounts the company's actions in conducting business with integrity and ethics, highlighting activities throughout 2016.

  • Michael Chalmers: How Diverse is Today’s Workplace?

    July 26, 2017

    The business case for diversity and inclusion is strong. Diverse teams are more representative of customers and more attractive to job candidates. A diverse workforce delivers a variety of viewpoints and a broader range of experience, which ultimately enhances decision-making and problem-solving.

  • A Proactive Approach to Managing Turnover Cost Through Prevention VS. Reaction

    July 21, 2017

    We are finding that many organizations in our region are becoming proactive in their efforts to compete in a labor market that is shrinking exponentially. It isn’t just the fact that the unemployment rates are shrinking due to an economy that is growing, but due to the fact that “Baby Boomers’ are now exiting the work force in record numbers because of a revitalized 401K accounts.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • SunTrust Advisors Outline Financial Road Map for Women Clients in Columbus Area

    July 19, 2017

    Investment professionals from SunTrust Bank recently held a luncheon with women in Columbus, GA to discuss their financial goals. According to Sabrina Bowens-Richard, CFA, director, portfolio and market strategy at SunTrust Advisory Services, the event was part of a quarterly series hosted by SunTrust to help individuals and businesses increase their financial confidence.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Synovus Reports 27% Increase In Q2 Profit

    July 18, 2017

    Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30th. Net income available to common shareholders was $73.4 million or $0.60 per diluted share as compared to $69.3 million or $0.56 per diluted share for the first quarter 2017 and $57.9 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the second quarter 2016.

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