March 2017 Features

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • United Way of Central Georgia Campaign Raises Over $4.9M

    March 27, 2017

    United Way of Central Georgia reported at the Annual Meeting & Award’s Luncheon that the 2016 campaign generated a total of $4,969,225, the second largest amount United Way of Central Georgia has ever raised.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • SunTrust’s Jim Manley Talks Fiscal Benefits and the Mission to Help His Community

    March 21, 2017

    You might find it alarming to know 75 percent of Americans consider themselves financially stressed and 40 percent admit they don’t have $2,000 saved for an emergency. That’s why in 2016, SunTrust Bank created the onUp movement to inspire Americans to take steps to improve their financial health and confidence. And while the movement recently celebrated more than one million participants, it’s just beginning to take off in Middle Georgia.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Young Harris College President Cathy Cox Appointed Dean of Mercer Law School

    March 17, 2017

    Young Harris College President and former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox has been appointed dean of Mercer University’s School of Law, effective July 1. She will succeed Daisy Hurst Floyd, who has served as dean since 2014, after serving in the position from 2004 to 2010.

  • Michael Chalmers: Fastest Route to Growth in 2017? Hire the Right People!

    March 15, 2017

    Lose weight, get organized, save money, learn a new skill, find true love. Sound familiar? These popular New Year’s resolutions are among the pledges made by more than 40 percent of Americans every January. However, only eight percent of us are successful in meeting the New Year goals we set for ourselves. Can businesses do better? They can if they set realistic goals, have the right resources on hand to execute plans and focus on what they do best.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Pete Tosh: 3 Steps to Strategic Leadership

    March 13, 2017

    Georgia Employers’ Association and the Focus Group presented the first session of the popular five-part Managerial Leadership Skills Series on January 27th. The following article by facilitator Pete Tosh provides background for the first session: Progressing from a Traditional Manager to a Strategic Leader.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Georgia Employers’ Association to Host Spring Leadership Conference

    March 09, 2017

    Company executives and HR professionals will convene at the Westin Jekyll Island in late March to learn from high level business leaders, nationally known attorneys and Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp. Secretary of State, Brian Kemp will review what to expect from the Georgia State Government in the coming year.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Sen. John F. Kennedy: State of the Assembly

    March 06, 2017

    The rest of the nation looks toward our great state when it comes to criminal justice reform. This isn’t because we’re particularly radical; it’s because each of our branches of government constantly work toward common sense reform that makes it easier for private citizens to navigate the law.