June 2015 Features

  • Coliseum Health System Builds a Rich Health Care Environment

    June 29, 2015

    Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital serve approximately 150,000 patients from across Middle Georgia each year, a number that continues to grow. Demand for health care services in the region is increasing due to an aging population, tobacco use and obesity, which is representative of Georgia and the U.S.

  • United Way of Central Georgia Receives $225K Grant from Peyton Anderson Foundation

    June 25, 2015

    United Way of Central Georgia announced the receipt of a $225,000 challenge grant from The Peyton Anderson Foundation. The grant will be used to expand United Way of Central Georgia’s Read2Succeed Initiative.

  • Middle Georgia's Archie Gibbs Named Goodwill International Graduate of the Year

    June 24, 2015

    We’re pleased to share with you this video today produced by Goodwill Industries International in recognition of Archie Gibbs, a former Goodwill skills training participant who has been named the GII 2015 Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year.

  • Michael Chalmers: Are Your Hiring Skills a Little Rusty?

    June 22, 2015

    Following several years of dormant hiring activity, the economy is gaining momentum, the unemployment rate continues to drop and the engine of commerce is starting to rev higher. Many organizations that hunkered down during the lean years find themselves with a need to infuse their ranks with new talent. To ensure your business is ready to accelerate from zero to 60 as new growth opportunities surface, you may need to ramp up hiring activity at a time when your talent attraction strategies may just now be emerging from hibernation.

  • First Quality to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Macon

    June 18, 2015

    The state of Georgia and local Macon-Bibb County leaders announced that First Quality Packaging Solutions, LLC has selected Macon as the location for its flagship manufacturing facility. FQPS will design, develop and manufacture innovative plastic packaging for the Retail Food, Food Service and Healthcare market segments. The company plans to create 115 jobs and to invest more than $68 million in Macon over the next five years, with further possible expansion opportunities.

  • 5 Tips to Get Higher Email Open Rates on Mobile

    June 18, 2015

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Ben Sapp Resigns

    June 16, 2015

    The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation announced today a nationwide search to select the next Executive Director of the Hall of Fame. Ben Sapp, who joined the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and has served as Executive Director for the past five years, has resigned, effective July 1, 2015, to pursue a new business venture.

  • Steve Williams Honored for CGTC Board Service

    June 15, 2015

    Steve Williams of Warner Robins was honored Wednesday, June 10 for his service to Central Georgia Technical College as a member of the College’s Board of Directors. Dr. Sarah Hawthorne, current CGTC Board chair, and Dr. Ivan Allen, president of the College, recognized him for more than a decade of faithful service.

  • Smart Solutions: Redesigning the Open Door in the Age of Entrepreneurship

    June 12, 2015

    Texting and social media have made the open door policy an old door that needs to be closed. It is obsolete. You don’t need people in your office all day long. Nowadays, you can keep the pulse on your organization with just your iPhone. The open door policy, as we knew it, no longer makes sense.

  • State Bank & Trust's Altera Payment Solutions is Helping Businesses Grow & Become More Efficient

    June 11, 2015

    Business owners perform many administrative duties each day to help their company grow and prosper. The responsibility of managing payroll and other human resource functions can often be overwhelming and complex. Altera Payment Solutions, part of State Bank & Trust, provides payroll expertise focused on the needs of small businesses.

  • Cox Communications Brings a Strong Commitment to Middle Georgia

    June 09, 2015

    In its 50 years of service to the Middle Georgia community, Cox Communications has expanded its cable TV focus to include broadband, phone, business services and most recently home security. Homelife, the Cox home security and automation product, launched in Middle Georgia in first quarter 2015.

  • Macon Arts Alliance Presents Third Annual Macon-Bibb County Arts Advocacy Breakfast

    June 04, 2015

    Macon Arts Alliance will host the 3rd Annual Macon-Bibb County Arts Advocacy Breakfast on June 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Historic Douglass Theatre in Downtown Macon. The event will begin with a light breakfast in the annex at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. with a performance kaleidoscope in the theater followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Jennifer Cole, executive director of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

  • Cliff Oxford: How Joe's BBQ Got Ranked the Best BBQ in the Country

    June 03, 2015

    TripAdvisor.com, based in Newton, MA announced last Wednesday that Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge, GA was the best BBQ restaurant in the country. That’s big news here in the South, but it went national fast. Major media like CNN, Huffington Post and Fox News poured fuel on the story by repeating it over and over.

  • Morris Bank Acquires Warner Robins CertusBank Branch

    June 02, 2015

    Morris Bank announced that it will acquire CertusBank's Warner Robins branch, with approximately $61.8 million in customer deposits, and approximately $2.9 million in loans and other assets.

  • Matthew Michael on Writing A Table of Contents for Your Business

    June 01, 2015

    Every business has a story (we've talked about that before) which means you also have a Table of Contents. Each chapter in your story identifies a defining moment in the life of your business, and I want to challenge you today to record your chapter titles.