September 2017 Features

  • 2017 Robins Region Candidate Forums Announced for October 3rd

    September 20, 2017

    In partnership with Central Georgia Technical College, the Robins Regional Chamber will be hosting a Candidate Forum for City Council Candidates on September 26th and for Mayoral Candidates on October 3rd. Both forums will be held at Central Georgia Technical College in Building A, 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Georgia Military College Announces Campus at Albany Technical College

    September 15, 2017

    Albany Technical College and Georgia Military College are pleased to announce their collaboration to expand educational opportunities for students in Southwest Georgia. Both institutions will hold a joint press conference to announce GMC’s new extension center on Monday, September 18th.

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • B&D Industrial Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    September 13, 2017

    It began as a $9,000 investment by John D. Nations in 1947, and 70 years later, the company has grown into a $100 million success story. Headquartered in Macon, Georgia since 1950, B&D Industrial supports three divisions—B&D Technologies, B&D Service and Scale Systems—while serving a broad industry and customer base across the U.S. While the corporate footprint has expanded, the company still remains a stalwart of traditional values and indomitable work ethic.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.

  • "Telling the Stories of Macon" Newest Exhibit at Tubman Museum

    September 08, 2017

    A new exhibit, entitled “Untold Stories: Macon’s African American History” – featuring archival images, documents, historical artifacts, and works of art – will open on Sunday, September 10th, at the Tubman Museum.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • 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.