• GDOT to Replace I-75 Interchanges for Improved Safety and Efficiency

    May 25, 2017

    A $46 million construction project to rebuild and improve two heavily-traveled Interstate 75 interchanges in Lowndes County is scheduled to be advertised for bid following approval Thursday by the State Transportation Board.

  • VSU's Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration Awarded Extended AACSB International Accreditation

    May 23, 2017

  • Bush Wealth Management Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

    May 23, 2017

    Bush Wealth Management is proud to announce Sarah Lee, a graduate of Lowndes High School, as the recipient of their 2017 scholarship.

  • City Observes National Public Works Week

    May 22, 2017

    The City of Valdosta will observe National Public Works Week, on May 22-26, with a variety of activities that will highlight the services provided by the staff of the city’s Public Works Department.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Area Leaders “Get Crazy” at 1st Annual Innovation Summit

    May 18, 2017

    Tuesday was a unique opportunity for area business leaders to envision a more innovative future for themselves and their organizations. The event was the 1st Annual Innovation Summit, sponsored by the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber, Turner Center for the Arts, and the Rainwater Conference Center.

  • Georgia Chamber Officially Opens Tifton Office

    May 17, 2017

    The Georgia Chamber celebrated the official opening of their first regional office in 102 years in Tifton, Georgia. With an incredibly successful turnout, attendees from all parts of Georgia gathered as the evening kicked-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house and reception.

  • Southeastern Credit Union Announces New Location in Waycross

    May 15, 2017

    Southeastern Credit Union has gained regulatory approval to serve the residents and businesses located in Ware and Pierce County, Georgia. The credit union plans to open its first location at 1701-B Boulevard Square in Waycross.

  • Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County Announce Berry as Finalist for CEO Position

    May 12, 2017

    After conducting a significant search, the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA announced that C. Ross Berry has been selected a finalist to lead South Georgia Medical Center, its campuses and affiliates, as the new chief executive officer. Berry is expected to be approved at the May 23rd meeting of the Hospital Authority.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy Comes to Metro Valdosta to Ignite Spirit of Entrepreneurship & Spur Economic Growth

    May 10, 2017

    The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber is pleased to bring the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to the area to transform middle and high school students into business owners as part of a weekly entrepreneurship education class beginning this fall.

  • Valdosta Made Regal Boat Named Boating Magazine’s 2016 Boat of the Year

    May 08, 2017

    Regal Marine located in Valdosta-Lowndes County celebrated being named Boating Magazine’s 2016 Boat of the Year for the Regal 29 OBX outboard-powered bowrider. Leadership from Regal recognized their employees with a lunch and trophy presentation. The Regal 29 OBX was made in Valdosta.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • Main Street Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Returns, May 8th-12th

    May 03, 2017

    The popular lunch-time concert series is back! The Main Street Office will host the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Downtown Valdosta, Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Gov. Nathan Deal to Speak at VSU's 223rd Commencement Ceremony

    May 02, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver the keynote address during Valdosta State University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th, on the Front Lawn.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • Coleman Talley to Break Ground on Second Largest Private Investment in Downtown Valdosta

    April 26, 2017

    The law offices of Coleman Talley LLP will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m., to celebrate the impending renovations of the historic Southern Salvage building, located at 109 & 111 S. Ashley Street.

  • Valdosta Chamber to Hold 2017 Innovation Summit May 9th

    April 25, 2017

    The Chamber welcomes local and out-of-state speakers to speak to local business owners and executive teams on Transformational Growth and Innovation.

  • Valdosta Celebrates Georgia Cities Week 2017

    April 24, 2017

    The City of Valdosta will celebrate Georgia Cities Week, April 23rd-29th, with a variety of events throughout the week. The theme this year is “Cities in the Mix,” which spotlights Valdosta’s important role in creating community gathering spaces and driving economic development. The week also provides opportunities to show appreciation to our residents, public servants and city employees who serve the community year-round.

  • Business Education Lab at Wiregrass Technical College Named for AT&T

    April 19, 2017

    Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South has named a business education classroom lab in Lowndes Hall in honor of AT&T. AT&T has been a continual supporter of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and has donated a total of more than $50,000 to the Foundation.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center at VSU Offers Course in QuickBooks

    April 18, 2017

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present QuickBooks Pro for Desktop Basics from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday May 10th through June 7th.

  • 2017 Valdosta Economic Summit: Turning the Corner

    April 13, 2017

    “The Valdosta and Lowndes economic standing has ‘turned the corner’ and is headed in the right direction” according to local economist, Dr. Cynthia Tori, Professor of Economics for the Valdosta State University Langdale College of Business Administration.