October 2014 Features

  • Doherty, Duggan, Hart and Tiernan Insurors Help Manage Today's Complex Risks

    October 31, 2014

    There was a time when workers compensation, property, general liability and auto insurance provided adequate protection for many businesses, but no longer. These policies now represent a minimum level of coverage. We talk to Doherty, Duggan, Hart & Tiernan's Bo Hart and Joe Swaim on solutions to mitigate this risk.

  • Wynfield Plantation Gives Guests a Little Something Extra

    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.

  • SunTrust Pursues Homegrown Leadership in Georgia

    October 29, 2014

    Here at Georgia CEO, we’ve conducted a series of interviews with SunTrust presidents from Savannah, Columbus, Albany and Macon. One common theme between these leaders is they have strong ties to Georgia. They were either born or reared here, attended college or have family ties to the state. Jim Manley, regional president of the Macon/Columbus/Albany region, might be the most homegrown of the five.

  • Hannah Solar Ensures Georgia’s Place in the Sun

    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

    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.

  • NewTown Macon Awards 2014 Partners in Progress

    October 22, 2014

    Each year, NewTown recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional passion and commitment to the revitalization of Downtown Macon.

  • GaMEP Positively Impacts Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector

    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.

  • GACH Names Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders as its CEO of the Year

    October 20, 2014

    The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) honored Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health, as its 2014 CEO of the Year.

  • Hays Service Helps Building Owners Optimize System Spending

    October 16, 2014

    Mechanical systems including HVAC, lighting and others might be replaced four or five times over the life of a building, representing a significant investment for building owners. Investing proactively in maintenance can help extend system life, decrease operating costs and provide a consistently safe and comfortable environment for building occupants, accord to Cal Hays, owner of Hays Service.

  • Case Study: Reimagining Our Downtown, How Greenville SC is Building One of the Best in America

    October 15, 2014

    In Savannah, a Critical Issues presentation by HunterMaclean featured the successful and now famous revitalization efforts in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and its mayor, Knox White. White, the featured presenter at the seminar held at Savannah Technical College, said, “We’ve worked very intentionally with planners to create a great city.” And a great city they did make.

  • Phillip Bryant Appointed President & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia

    October 14, 2014

    Deanna Jones, Chief Volunteer Officer and Board Chair for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of new president and chief executive officer, Phillip Bryant. Mr. Bryant joins the Boys & Girls Clubs with over 20 years of non-profit experience and has most recently served as the Southeast Regional Director of Development & Field Operations with the American Kidney Fund in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Georgia's Credit Union Celebrate International Credit Union Month

    October 13, 2014

    Credit unions statewide are celebrating International Credit Union Month this October. In Middle Georgia, its no different, with Robins Federal Credit Union and Combined Employees Credit Union branches joining in the celebration.

  • Rob Betzel: Could You Take a Month of Vacation Without Work Stress?

    October 10, 2014

    Many of us dream of getting away to someplace exotic and staying there for weeks if not months, but most never do. There are many reasons: too expensive, not enough saved up vacation time, family obligations or our pets/plants/gardens, but the biggest reason for most of us do not take time to enjoy ourselves is work.

  • Matthew Michael: What is Innovation and Why is it so Important?

    October 08, 2014

    Innovation has become a buzz word within marketing circles as of late, with articles, TED talks, and entire sections of magazines dedicated to the subject. Though everyone has a slightly different take on the definition, most would agree that it plays a vital role in the formation of ideas and is essential to progress.

  • Proposed EPA Regulations Trouble Flint Energies CEO

    October 07, 2014

    In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulations covering carbon emissions of existing power plants. The proposal is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by more than 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. "If approved, the regulations will mean it will not be feasible to operate coal plants in the future in this country and that's just a shame," said Flint Energies CEO Bob Ray.

  • University System of Georgia Studies Demand for Georgia Film Academy

    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.

  • Central Georgia Technical College Expands Efforts to Build Strong Workforce

    October 02, 2014

    With a primary purpose of developing an educated workforce, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is investing in programs in engineering and health care to meet labor market demands in Middle Georgia. Additionally, CGTC is part of a collaborative partnership behind a new training center for military personnel and veterans.

  • Delta Community Credit Union CEO Lends an Ear and a Hand to Members, Employees

    October 02, 2014

    Chat with Delta Community Credit Union CEO, Hank Halter, about auto financing, mortgages and commercial lending, and he’ll give you his full attention and impart a wealth of knowledge about the industry.

  • AT&T’s Substantial Impact on the Middle Georgia Economy

    October 01, 2014

    AT&T has invested nearly $5 billion dollars in the state of Georgia over the last three years, and over $26 million in Middle Georgia alone during that time, according to Terry Smith, Regional Director of External Affairs for middle Georgia. A middle Georgia native, Smith covers Macon to Columbus, Dublin to LaGrange and Warner Robins.