February 2015 Features

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark on Transportation Funding: We Can’t Afford to Wait

    February 27, 2015

    There are few things more important to any community than transportation, and the same goes for any business. No matter what size or location our communities need safe, efficient connectivity for both residents and businesses. This is why improving Georgia’s transportation infrastructure has long been a focus of the Georgia Chamber and why it is our highest priority for the 2015 legislative session.

  • Curt Fowler: How Do Your Customers Want to Be Heard?

    February 26, 2015

    We now know that understanding the needs of each of your customer segments is key to your organization’s success. But, did you know that each of your customer groups want to be listened to differently? That how they want to interact with your organization varies based on where they are in your customer lifecycle?

  • Jason Wilcox on FLSA 2015: Employee Classification and Revised Exemptions

    February 25, 2015

    Change is coming to the Wage and Hour landscape and employers should take time now to analyze the classification of each exempt employee to avoid large headaches and penalties later in the year. Attorney with Moore Clarke DuVall & Rodgers Jason Wilcox gives us some more insight into the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Law Partners from the Studstill Firm Admitted to Practice Before U.S. Supreme Court

    February 19, 2015

    Georgia attorneys and law partners Danny, Justin and Haynes Studstill were admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court Jan. 26. The ceremony was held inside the nation’s highest courthouse building in Washington D.C., and was presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts, with Justices Thomas, Scalia, Ginsburg and Kagan in attendance.

  • VSU Presents TIES Conference Feb. 18th-20th

    February 18, 2015

    Valdosta State University’s Center for eLearning will present the Conference on Instructional Technologies, Innovations, and Educational Strategies — commonly referred to as the TIES Conference — Feb. 18-20 in the Student Union.

  • Invision Technologies Acquires Alarm Detection Technology to Further Growth

    February 16, 2015

    On January 1st, Invision Technologies LLC acquired Alarm Detection Technology, Inc., the ADT Security Services provider for South Georgia. Both firms are located in Albany. The new combined company, which will use the Invision Technologies name, will continue to provide ADT security and automation services along with IT services and support.

  • Georgia Leaders Weigh in on This Week's 27th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt

    February 12, 2015

    While business expansion and recruitment for Georgia is the overall goal of the 27th annual Georgia Quail Hunt this week, the wooing is taking place among the wiregrass and pines of Southwest Georgia plantations.The event welcomed 18 business and industry recruitment and expansion prospects from around the world to Southwest Georgia.

  • Community Leaders Recognized for A.L. Girardin Award

    February 11, 2015

    Since its inception in 1975, the A.L. Girardin Award has been presented to a member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber that has made extraordinary contributions to the Chamber and the local business community. Oftentimes the award highlights the efforts of an individual, but this year the Chamber recognized the outstanding contributions of both Beverly Edwards of Southwest Georgia Bank and Lee McArthur of Voya Financial.

  • Governor Deal Pushes Georgia to Improve Education and Infrastructure in 2015

    February 10, 2015

    Georgia ranks number one in the nation in terms of its business climate. In an interview with Georgia CEO, Governor Nathan Deal shares how he believes attention to industry and infrastructure in 2015 will move Georgia forward and preserve its status as the best state to do business.

  • VSU’s WebMBA Program Earns High Rankings

    February 09, 2015

    The Georgia WebMBA, the online Master of Business Administration program offered by Valdosta State University and five other members of the University System of Georgia, was ranked No. 10 among the CEO Magazine’s Global MBA rankings.

  • Top Business Leaders Invited to 2015 Business Outlook Breakfast

    February 06, 2015

    Whether you run a small business or a major corporation, the economy has an impact on the success of your company. Southeastern Federal Credit Union and the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber invite the public to the 2015 Business Outlook Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Rainwater Conference Center.

  • Azalea Health Expands Leadership Team

    February 05, 2015

    Azalea Health, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, announces the addition of Helen Williams, CPC, to the team as director of practice management services.

  • AT&T Georgia: Connectivity and the Internet of Things

    February 04, 2015

    Under the guidance of Beth Shiroishi, President, AT&T Georgia, the company participates in and supports the eco-system created by the crossover of the technology and communications industries. The company focuses on improving high speed access to networks and the productive, innovative use of those networks to change the way people interact with their world.

  • VSU President McKinney Selected to Serve Second Term on CAEL Board of Trustees

    February 02, 2015

    Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney has been re-elected to serve a second term on the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Board of Trustees, effective July 1.