About Lucy Adams

Authored 20 articles.


  • Verizon Wireless Responding to Georgia’s Marketplace

    Features, August 06, 2015

    Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama Region for Verizon Wireless, has been with Verizon and its legacy companies for over 20 years, starting out in the organization as a customer service representative. Not only have his responsibilities expanded and changed over the last two decades, but so has the wireless industry.

  • Merger with Renasant Means Positive Changes Ahead for HeritageBank of the South Clients

    Features, July 01, 2015

    Last December, Renasant Corporation of Tupelo, Ms. and Heritage Financial Group, Inc. of Albany, Ga. announced their definitive merger agreement. The all-stock transaction, which closes today (July 1), will result in HeritageBank of the South merging with and into Renasant Bank. Len Dorminey, former president and CEO of Heritage and new executive vice president of Renasant Corporation and president of Renasant Bank's Georgia region, predicts a smooth transition for customers, stockholders and team members.

  • AGL Resources Moves the Natural Gas Industry and the Economy Forward

    Features, April 23, 2015

    Hank Linginfelter, Executive Vice President, Distribution Operations, articulates with ease the activities of AGL Resources, headquartered in Atlanta since 1856. “Every year we’re running pipes to new areas of the state. We want to serve customers reliably and safely. We want to keep costs low,” he says.

  • Jim Blanchard on Changing the Leadership Culture

    Features, March 12, 2015

    When former Chairman & CEO of Synovus Jim Blanchard retired, his agenda didn’t fill with days dedicated to front-porch sitting. He desired to perpetuate and expand the influence of what he calls “servant leadership.” He proposed the concept of a leadership forum to his successor, who, understanding the value, eagerly agreed to sponsor the program. That was 10 years ago. The 10th annual Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum will roll out later this year in August.

  • Governor Deal Pushes Georgia to Improve Education and Infrastructure in 2015

    Features, February 10, 2015

    Georgia ranks number one in the nation in terms of its business climate. In an interview with Georgia CEO, Governor Nathan Deal shares how he believes attention to industry and infrastructure in 2015 will move Georgia forward and preserve its status as the best state to do business.

  • AT&T Georgia: Connectivity and the Internet of Things

    Features, February 04, 2015

    Under the guidance of Beth Shiroishi, President, AT&T Georgia, the company participates in and supports the eco-system created by the crossover of the technology and communications industries. The company focuses on improving high speed access to networks and the productive, innovative use of those networks to change the way people interact with their world.

  • Chris Clark Discusses The Georgia Chamber's 2015 Initiatives, 100th Anniversary

    Features, January 27, 2015

    2015 marks the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s centennial year. Lucy Adams, Senior Editor, spoke with Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Chris Clark, about the Chamber’s plans to expand Georgia2Georgia, remain active in the political sphere, promote leadership in Georgia’s communities and commemorate its 100 year milestone.

  • Georgia’s Global Gateway Staged to Grow in 2015

    Features, January 08, 2015

    Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority, looks forward to another year of record growth in 2015, which is slated to ring in with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a continued focus on efficiency.

  • Savannah's HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

    News, December 17, 2014

  • Regions Bank Georgia President: Going Beyond the Brick and Mortar Branch

    Features, December 08, 2014

    Now that the U.S. has traversed the recession and planted its feet on the banks of a new economic era, the banking industry is strengthening. Leaders within the banking industry are mobilizing to reinvigorate commercial enterprises that make the economy hum. Bill Linginfelter, Area President of Regions Bank for Georgia and South Carolina, says, “We try to take a lot of the financial management tasks off their plates so they can spend more time developing their business or making more products or innovating.”

  • BCBS Georgia President Morgan Kendrick: Blue Cross Blue Shield Starts New Healthcare Discussion

    Features, December 01, 2014

    As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to unfold, insurance providers and businesses, particularly small to medium sized businesses, continue to adjust. Making decisions that best serve both the bottom line and employees requires knowledge and flexibility. Morgan Kendrick, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa), acknowledges that the ACA is a response to health care costs that had risen to an untenable level.

  • Wynfield Plantation Gives Guests a Little Something Extra

    Features, October 30, 2014

    The South Georgia plantation belt running from Albany to Thomasville is home to the long traditions of hospitality and hunting. At Wynfield Plantation in Albany quail hunting and gracious hospitality merge into the picture-perfect setting for formal corporate events and informal business strategizing. Leaders in Georgia’s and the nation’s agricultural, banking, oil and gas, medical, chemical, trucking and private equity industries, as well as others, reward their best salespeople and top clients with excellent accommodations and guided hunting experiences.

  • Hannah Solar Ensures Georgia’s Place in the Sun

    Features, October 27, 2014

    Georgia is one of the fastest growing solar markets in the country and Hannah Solar, winner of the 2014 Champion of Change Award, is accommodating commercial-industrial and agricultural demand for solar energy. We talk to CEO of Georgia-Based Hannah Solar Pete Marte about the growth of the industry in the state.

  • Wells Fargo Supports Georgia Small Biz in Post-Recession Economy

    Features, October 23, 2014

    Wells Fargo serves 2.9 million Georgians with deposits of $29.6 billion. The reach of Wells Fargo, however, extends far beyond the customers who use its 281 bank stores distributed across the state. The bank’s leaders and staff are committed to positively impacting the whole of Georgia’s economy through small business programs available both to customers and non-customers.

  • GaMEP Positively Impacts Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector

    Features, October 21, 2014

    U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance, and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Program (GaMEP) is ensuring that Georgia’s manufacturing industry resurges with the nation’s.

  • University System of Georgia Studies Demand for Georgia Film Academy

    Features, October 06, 2014

    The University System of Georgia trademarked the name Georgia Film Academy as a proactive measure in its process of determining whether the state of Georgia has need – and the exact nature of the need – for such an institution.

  • High Adventure in Georgia Offers Team Building & Reward Opportunities

    Features, September 30, 2014

    High adventure tourism is on the rise. It’s a more than $260 billion a year industry for the Americas and Europe, and it has grown as much as 65 percent year over year since 2009, according to the 2013 Adventure Tourism Market Study.

  • 2014 Results of the Biennial Georgia Manufacturing Survey Conducted by GaMEP

    Features, September 24, 2014

    The 2014 results of the biennial Georgia Manufacturing Survey conducted by GaMEP was released today. Data was gathered from February through June from 504 Georgia manufacturers with 10 or more employees.

  • How Georgia Universities fared in Best Colleges 2015 U.S. News and World Report

    News, September 16, 2014

  • GHA Reports Economic Impact of Georgia’s Hospitals

    Features, September 02, 2014

    The Georgia Hospital Association released a report today regarding the economic impact of the state’s hospitals. Based on a study completed by the American Hospital Association and updated with the most current economic multipliers available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States Department of Commerce, GHA’s report estimates that Georgia’s hospitals and health systems contribute $40 billion to the economy of the state.