November 2016 Features

  • Greater Macon Chamber and Macon EDC Announce 2016 Business & Industry Awards

    November 17, 2016

    The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Macon Economic Development Commission announce the winners of the 2016 Business and Industry of the Year Awards. Qualifying businesses are evaluated on their economic impact to Central Georgia, as well as their corporate citizenship and volunteer activities.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers Tout Good-to-Great Experiences

    November 17, 2016

    As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.

  • 8 Tips for Retailers When Dealing with the Holiday Labor Shortage

    November 11, 2016

    With unemployment rates dropping and retail wages rising, small retailers who need seasonal holiday employees are facing stiff competition from big retailers this year, reports. Adding to the crunch, since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, more consumers are projected to head to brick-and-mortar stores for last-minute gifts since they won’t be able to get products shipped fast enough. That means more customers and potentially less help. How can your business successfully compete for retail employees at this critical time of year? First tip: Start hiring now.

  • M&R Marketing: How to Create & Implement a Digital Marketing Strategy

    November 07, 2016

    As a business in today’s digital landscape, you are likely allocating a significant portion of your advertising budget toward online ad channels. With a heavy focus on digital, it’s important to establish a marketing strategy to ensure that you are focused on the correct channels and making the largest impact possible.

  • MGA Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

    November 02, 2016

    Middle Georgia State University recently earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The University was granted this designation by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency who jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence program.

  • Gary Wheat Selected as New Macon CVB CEO

    November 01, 2016

    The Macon Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce Gary Wheat as its new President and CEO, effective January 3rd. Wheat will relocate from Aurora, Colorado, where he has served as President/CEO of Visit Aurora, a destination marketing organization he launched in 2010. Wheat has led four CVBs, two of which he launched, and has been successful in developing innovative approaches to growing tax revenues and creating tourism products.