June 2017 Features

  • New Navicent Children’s Hospital Gets $5M Boost from Knight Foundation and Macon Philanthropist Beverly Knight Olson

    June 28, 2017

    Navicent Health announced $5 million in support for its new Children’s Hospital facility from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Beverly Knight Olson, a Macon philanthropist and loyal supporter and volunteer at Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health for more than 25 years.

  • Macon-Bibb Arts Support 3,222 Local Jobs, Has $88.1M in Economic Impact

    June 23, 2017

    The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $88.1 million in annual economic activity in Macon-Bibb County--supporting 3,222 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $6.8 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

  • Tyson Foods to Invest $59M Dollars to Expand Macon Distribution Center

    June 21, 2017

    Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • Michael Chalmers: Dispelling Millennial Myths

    June 15, 2017

    The mass exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforce has been a looming issue for several years, compounded by the smaller numbers of Gen Xers waiting in the wings. An overwhelming focus on what the workforce may lose has tended to obscure potential gains as the significantly larger mass of Millennials firmly establishes its place in the labor force.

  • Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries

    June 15, 2017

    Matt Jennings saw Ocmulgee National Monument for the first time in 2000 when, as a graduate student in History at the University of Illinois, he attended an archeological conference at the prehistoric Native American site in east Macon.

  • M&R Marketing: 10 Reasons Social Media Works for Every Industry

    June 12, 2017

    Today we’ll look at several ways social media connects you to your audience, regardless of who that person is. We’ll also discuss how some social media platforms are more suited to certain industries. And yes, we’ll look at some stats.

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Carvana Makes its Way to Macon

    June 07, 2017

    Four years after selling its first car in the Peach State, Carvana is growing its presence where it all began, launching free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to residents in the Augusta and Macon areas.

  • Historic Macon Hosts Design, Wine & Dine Featuring Wesleyan College's Porter House June 15th-25th

    June 06, 2017

    Join Historic Macon June 15-25, 2017 for its signature fundraiser Design, Wine & Dine, a sensory celebration. Design, Wine & Dine features a full slate of experiences for ten days and tours of Wesleyan College’s Porter House (231 Tucker Road) as the Design House.

  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Tools

    June 02, 2017

    There are so many tools you can use to run a successful business. But if you don’t take care to actually use those tools to their full potential, your business could suffer. To learn how to get the most out of your small business toolkit, take a look at these tips from members of our small business community.

  • New Partnership Formed to Support Military, Economic Development

    June 01, 2017

    Yesterday, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) and Middle Georgia Regional Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding making it easier for the two to work more closely together. The event took place at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport (1000 Terminal Drive), and the MOU was signed by Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert and Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Commander Brigadier General John Kubinec.