August 2015 Features

  • Blanchard Forum Focused on Changing Leadership Culture

    August 27, 2015

    More than 1,200 people packed the Columbus Convention & Trade Center for the 10thannual Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Aug. 24-25. Hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, this year’s forum featured an acclaimed group of best-selling authors, leadership experts, and a social entrepreneur.

  • Matthew Michael: Three Reasons You Should Start A Blog on Your Business Website Today

    August 27, 2015

    Blogging has changed a lot over the last 15 years since the activity was first made popular through publishing online diaries. I created my first blog in 2004 and I spent hours coming up with a clever name and choosing a template on Blogspot.

  • World’s Largest Business Card Designed, Printed & On Display at Minuteman Press in Macon

    August 26, 2015

    The new World’s Largest Business Card was unveiled recently at The Minuteman Press Franchise in Macon, GA by owners Vicki and Doug Senn. The idea of making the world’s largest business card came to Doug as he was thinking about how to differentiate his printing and marketing business from others, especially the Internet printers.

  • Momentum Launches in Macon-Bibb County to Support Nonprofits in Building Early Childhood Success

    August 25, 2015

    The Peyton Anderson Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, is excited to announce the launch of Momentum for Early Childhood Success, an innovative initiative bringing together 12 nonprofit organizations and four agencies serving the Macon-Bibb County region to strengthen their leadership, infrastructure, collaboration, and alignment to better support children from birth to age 5 and their families.

  • How Augmented Reality Can Heat Up Summer Marketing Campaigns

    August 25, 2015

    With interactive solutions constantly evolving, it’s no surprise that marketing leaders are constantly looking for new ways to use technology and stay abreast of the latest digital trends that consumers now crave. One interactive tool gaining a lot of popularity is augmented reality (AR), with more than 1.4 billion downloads of mobile AR applications expected by the end of this year alone. AR transforms static displays, point-of-purchase materials, print ads or marketing collateral into real-word environments.

  • Senator John Kennedy & James Bates LLP Help Businesses and Georgia Grow

    August 24, 2015

    Smart, thoughtful and financially savvy businesses are dealing with employment issues proactively to avoid future problems, according to John Kennedy, partner at James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, a full-service business law firm. Taking proactive steps – from creating and updating an employee handbook to having a comprehensive set of policies and procedures in place – can prevent an employee grievance from turning into a major issue for businesses of any size.

  • Q&A With GDEcD Deputy Director of Global Commerce Tom Croteau: Why are Companies Choosing Georgia?

    August 20, 2015

    Continuing our series with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Deputy Director of Global Commerce Tom Croteau talks about what makes Georgia stand out for companies who are looking to relocate or expand.

  • Middle Georgia State Welcomes First Class of University Students

    August 18, 2015

    A longtime dream begins this week as Middle Georgia State starts its first academic year as a university. Georgia’s newest public university started its celebration on July 1st, with events at all five campuses—Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins—and festivities are scheduled throughout the year.

  • Robins Regional Chamber Kicks Off 2015-16 Youth Leadership Program

    August 13, 2015

    The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce held a kick-off reception at the Chamber in honor of the 24 outstanding high school juniors that were selected by their counselors to participate in the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.

  • Innovative Charity: Water Partners With Companies That Care

    August 11, 2015

    Millennials want to work for companies that have a purpose beyond just making money, according to the latest Millennial Survey by Deloitte. Companies that are working to make the world a better place can have a significant advantage in attracting and retaining young talent. “It needs to be authentic. Young employees can tell if a company really cares,” said Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

  • 5 Killer Tips to Keep Your Small Business WiFi Up and Running

    August 07, 2015

  • How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

    August 07, 2015

    If HR professionals aren’t focusing on company wide career development programs in 2015, a new study show they’ll regret it in 2016. Recent research (PDF) conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that career advancement opportunities were highly important to nearly half of everyone who was surveyed.

  • Verizon Wireless Responding to Georgia’s Marketplace

    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.

  • FVSU Interim President Outlines Goals for the Year

    August 04, 2015

    Dr. Jessica Bailey became interim president at Fort Valley State University on July 1st. Bailey has established three goals for this academic year: to increase enrollment of students, review programs offered, and raise and enhance the university’s reputation.