September 2014 Features

  • High Adventure in Georgia Offers Team Building & Reward Opportunities

    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.

  • Blue Bird Builds Big Yellow School Bus Business in Georgia, CEO Comments on Recent Acquisition

    September 29, 2014

    Every school day, parents in the U.S. trust about half a million school buses to safely transport 25 million children to and from school and related activities. Statistics show students are 50 times safer in a school bus than in a passenger car. The person responsible for manufacturing almost one-third of these vehicles is Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird Corporation, headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia.

  • SparkMacon Lights a Fire Among Creative Thinkers

    September 25, 2014

    SparkMacon, a community and space for the grass-roots development of innovation and art in Macon, achieved $3,000 in prepaid memberships and contributions in the first week of its 30-day crowdfunding campaign, nearly one-third of its $10,000 goal.

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

    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.

  • Fort Valley's Blue Bird Bus Maker to be Sold in Nearly $500M Deal

    September 23, 2014

    Blue Bird Corp., the Fort Valley-based school bus maker, will be acquired by Houston investment firm Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. in a deal valued at nearly $500 million.

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame Visits Mercer to Announce New Mercer on Mission Initiative

    September 22, 2014

    Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics began a yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary by welcoming President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame to the University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta on Friday.

  • Navicent Health Hospitals Generate $1.4B for Local & State Economy

    September 19, 2014

    In 2012, Navicent Health hospitals in Bibb and Peach Counties generated $1,457,487,540 in revenue for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association.

  • OrthoGeorgia Draws Patients From Across the Southeast

    September 18, 2014

    Hand surgeries are up 6 percent nationwide according to a review of 2013 procedures conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The aging of Baby Boomers, less invasive techniques and greater awareness are driving the growth. That trend is amplified at OrthoGeorgia, which has five fellowship-trained hand surgeons – the only ones in the region.

  • Robins Regional Chamber to Host the 7th Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob

    September 17, 2014

    The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased host the 7th Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob; to be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College’s Warner Robins Campus- 80 Cohen Walker Drive.

  • Jobs & Economic Development Drive Michelle Nunn – In Her Own Words

    September 16, 2014

    Georgia CEO has been privileged to correspond with our state’s candidates for Governor and Senator. There is no question that this November’s election is pivotal for the entire nation. This year, Georgia voters will play an especially significant role in the future of the nation as well as the state. In our second of a planned series of interviews with the four candidates, we talk to Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn.

  • Coliseum Announces Lance Jones as CEO

    September 15, 2014

    Coliseum Health System announced Lance Jones, PT, MHA, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer for Coliseum Medical Centers effective late September. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

  • Turn Out to Vote Concert in Mercer Village on September 19th

    September 12, 2014

    The College Hill Alliance, Mercer University's Student Government Association and TurboVote have partnered with Middle Georgia State College’s Student Government Association, Wesleyan College’s Campus Activity Board, Mercer University’s QuadWorks and Mercer Law School’s Student Bar Association for a Turn Out to Vote concert headline by Ben Rector.

  • BBB Event in Middle Georgia to Offer Free On-Site Document Shredding

    September 11, 2014

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) invites the Middle Georgia community to BBB “Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, September 27th.

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia Helps Philanthropy Thrive

    September 10, 2014

    People choose to give to their community through the Community Foundation of Central Georgia because the foundation makes the process easy, convenient and flexible. Each donor sets the parameters for how their funds are to be used either generally or specifically. For example, if a donor is interested generally in animal welfare, CFCG staff will proactively look for projects in that field of interest. All donors have separate accounts.

  • Why Candidate Deal Should Remain Governor Deal – In His Own Words

    September 09, 2014

    Georgia CEO has been privileged to correspond with our state’s candidates for Governor and Senator. There is no question that this November’s election is pivotal for the entire nation. This year, Georgia voters will play an especially significant role in the future of the nation as well as the state. In the first of four planned interviews, we speak with Georgia's current Governor Nathan Deal.

  • Matthew Michael on Telling Your Story

    September 08, 2014

    When everything is stripped back, branding is really all about telling your story. Every business and organization has a unique story to tell, and it’s likely one you’re quite proud of. Your story is about your company, obviously, but it’s also about your products and your services and how they impact the people who use them.

  • Vince Dooley Talks About Success, Passion and His Role with the Georgia Historical Society

    September 04, 2014

    Most mornings before you even wake up, Vince Dooley has already worked out. Retired football coach for the University of Georgia, vice chairman of the board of curators at the Georgia Historical Society, published author, noted speaker, and beloved grandfather, Vince (still lovingly referred to as “Coach”) knows something about success that many people grasp for all their lives.

  • Macon CVB Helps Drive Tourism Dollars

    September 03, 2014

    According to Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Macon CVB) President and CEO Monica Smith, visitation to the area over the past year increased about 2 percent over prior year, which is fairly typical for the area. Hotel occupancy fell over the same period while hotel rates increased.

  • GHA Reports Economic Impact of Georgia’s Hospitals

    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.