• 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.

  • Valdosta Recognized as a Georgia Exceptional Main Street Community

    April 12, 2017

    Valdosta is one of 16 designated Georgia Exceptional Main Street programs from a list of 94 Main Streets that participated in the highly competitive annual assessment process. Together, the 16 cities represent 473,200 Georgia citizens and eight service delivery regions in the state.

  • Renasant Bank Hosts Annual Valdosta Shred-A-Thon Event on April 22nd

    April 10, 2017

    Maybe you don't think you’re at risk for identity theft because you are careful to not throw away anything with your social security number written on it. Or maybe you stash all your personal information at home? According to Heather Nichols, Eastern Region Marketing Manager for Renasant Bank, you may not be as safe as you think and it’s time to shred that personal evidence before it falls into the wrong hands.

  • Valdosta Observes National Community Development Week

    April 06, 2017

    The City of Valdosta will observe National Community Development Week, April 17- 22, with various events that will highlight the year-round resources provided through the city’s Community Development Block Grant program.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Valdosta-Lowndes Film Initiative Launches New Website

    April 04, 2017

    On Monday the Valdosta-Lowndes Film Initiative unveiled a new website to focus on promoting the community as a destination for the media industry.

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valdosta Wins IHG 2016 Torchbearer Award

    March 31, 2017

    The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valdosta, Georgia received the IHG 2016 Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award.

  • Metro Valdosta’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.9% in February

    March 30, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate in February was 4.9 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • South Georgia Coalition for Employment Second Annual Job Fair Set for April 20th

    March 27, 2017

    The South Georgia Coalition for Employment hosts its second annual job fair on 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center located at 1 Meeting Place.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Banker’s Roundtable to Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities

    March 24, 2017

    The Valdosta Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities will host a Banker’s Roundtable on March 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to brainstorm the financial accessibility issues faced by individuals with disabilities and to seek solutions for improved services.

  • Locate South GeorgiaLEADS Graduates First Class of Leaders Dedicated to Impact, Growth

    March 23, 2017

    The inaugural class of Locate South GeorgiaLEADS presented by Electric Cities of Georgia graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County at the Flint RiverQuarium Thursday night on March 16, following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to South Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs of the region.

  • Valdosta Mayor and City Council Set Goals for FY2018

    March 21, 2017

    The Valdosta Mayor and City Council held their annual retreat on March 11-12. The annual retreat allows for the city’s top officials to spend an uninterrupted length of time discussing important issues and setting a number of goals for Fiscal Year 2018.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

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