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  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • “Shop Small” with The Valdosta Chamber and the SEEDS Center November 25th

    November 16, 2017

    The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber and the SEEDS Business Resource Center invite you to “Shop Small” with us on Saturday, November 25th.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • Lowndes County Schools Receive Golden Radish Award

    November 08, 2017

    Georgia’s departments of agriculture, education and public health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate more than 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

  • City Manager Larry Hanson Retires From Valdosta with Exceptional 42-Year Career

    November 02, 2017

    Larry Hanson will retire from the City of Valdosta, effective Dec. 8 after 42 years of public service, 22 of which he served as the Valdosta City Manager. Hanson will assume his new role as the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director, where he will oversee the advocacy, training and various programs for more than 500 Georgia cities.

  • Southeastern Credit Union Announces Successful Food Drive

    November 01, 2017

    Southeastern Credit Union announced its annual Fill-A-Truck food drive to feed the less fortunate ended successfully. For the fourth straight year, the community has joined together in an effort to “fill a truck” with food donations and cash, and as a result, Southeastern Credit Union has again fulfilled its promise to donate a second truck if the community succeeding in the challenge of filling the first truck.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia No. 1 for Business for Fifth Straight Year

    October 31, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for five consecutive years under the same governor.

  • Deadline Tomorrow to Nominate a Small Business for The 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    October 30, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • South Georgia PRSA to Host Annual Dinner on November 8th

    October 27, 2017

    The Public Relations Society of America South Georgia Chapter will host its 2017 Annual Dinner at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, November 8th at the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta.

  • Jobs Increase in Valdosta, Unemployment Down in September

    October 26, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate fell in September as the number of jobs increased and unemployment claims declined.

  • Southern Company Subsidiary PowerSecure Signs Contract to Help Restore Puerto Rico Electric Grid

    October 23, 2017

    PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for additional support to repair the power grid in Puerto Rico.

  • Jobs Decrease Slightly in State, as Hurricane Irma Impacts Coastal Georgia

    October 19, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Hurricane Irma caused Georgia’s job numbers to fall and unemployment claims to rise in September.

  • Last Chance to Participate in the Georgia CEO Q4 Business Index Survey

    October 17, 2017

    Georgia CEO has partnered with Georgia Southern University College of Business to develop a statewide industry index to track economic conditions. The index results helps business owners, politicians and local leaders understand the economic environment of the state on a quarterly basis.

  • State of the Georgia Ports: Surge of Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

    October 16, 2017

    During his annual State of the Port Address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced record cargo volumes, infrastructure development and two new customers bringing a combined 1 million square feet of additional distribution center space to Savannah.

  • Azalea Health and Prognosis Innovation Healthcare to Merge

    October 13, 2017

    Azalea Health, a leading provider of fully-integrated web-based healthcare solutions and services, announced today the merger of Houston-based Prognosis Innovation Healthcare, a leading provider of electronic health records to rural and community hospitals. This is the second such merger for Azalea in 2017, further solidifying its position as one of the preeminent cloud providers and advocates in the rural health space.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Play Role in AT&T’s Hurricane Maria Response

    October 13, 2017

    As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.

  • Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 09, 2017

    Attorney General Chris Carr is supporting National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, an annual month-long collaborative effort launched in 2004 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • Partnership Cancer Fund Transfers to SGMC Foundation

    October 06, 2017

    On Aug. 1, South Georgia Partnership for Health presented a check for $53,000 to South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation. The funds will continue to support a Partnership Cancer Fund, but will now be operated under the Foundation Board of Trustees.

  • Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers

    October 06, 2017

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society in February. This is the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow.

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