• Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Announces First $250,000 Grant for Pilot Program to Advance Entrepreneurial Opportunities Throughout Georgia

    December 09, 2020

    The  Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, with the support of Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, has announced its first funded pilot program, theClubhou.se: Mesh Network. This organization aims to empower entrepreneurs and provide resources to create new businesses in traditionally under-resourced communities.

  • Tis the Season! Chick-fil-A Brings Back Two Seasonal Menu Favorites and Offers Giftable Ideas for the Holidays

    December 08, 2020

    Chick-fil-A is serving holiday cheer with the return of two wintertime favorites. Beginning this week, the festive Peppermint Chip Milkshake and Chicken Tortilla Soup are back for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide. Guests will also be able to deck the halls and spark some joy with limited-edition Chick-fil-A holiday merchandise, available for the season at select restaurants.

  • Georgia’s Choppy Rebound from COVID Recession Smooths Out in 2021

    December 04, 2020

    The COVID-19 economic recession is very likely over in Georgia, but the state still faces a hard slog to reach a full recovery, according to a new forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Thirty-one Georgia Companies Receive 2020 GLOBE Awards, Four Recognized as Exporters of the Year

    December 04, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced its International Trade division’s 2020 GLOBE Award recipients. This state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that entered new international markets in the previous year. During calendar year 2019, GLOBE winners from 17 counties across Georgia collectively entered 75 new international markets.

  • SGMC Names Chief Operating Officer

    December 03, 2020

    South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph “Randy” Smith, RN, MS, BSN has been named Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer.

  • Georgia’s Banks Post Gains in Loans, Deposits, Assets

    December 03, 2020

    Loan and deposit balances continued to grow at the 155 FDIC-insured banks based Georgia in during the third quarter, with totals for those banks through Sept. 30 up 15% and 20%, respectively.

  • How TSA Lines are Speeding Up at Delta’s Largest Hub Thanks to Industry-leading Security Scanners

    December 03, 2020

    Just in time for holiday travel, Delta, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration are speeding up security lines for faster, hassle-free domestic travel from Atlanta.

  • Valdosta-Lowndes Kicks Off Holiday Season, Dec. 4th

    December 02, 2020

    Citizens are invited to join Mayor Scott James Matheson and Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter as they officially kick off the holiday season in Valdosta – Lowndes County at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, on Friday, Dec 4, at 6:00 p.m.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces an All-Virtual 2021 Eggs & Issues Breakfast

    December 02, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber announces that it will host its annual marquee event, the Eggs and Issues Breakfast, as an all-virtual program on January 13th, 2021.

  • Georgia Economic Outlook for 2021 Set for December 3rd

    December 01, 2020

    Economic forecasters from the University of Georgia and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will provide essential insights for these uncertain times at this year’s Georgia Economic Outlook. For the first time in the program’s 38-year history, the event will be hosted virtually and streamed on YouTube.

  • Anthem Survey: 96% of Employers Actively or Considering Integrating Their Healthcare Benefits

    December 01, 2020

    A recent study by Anthem shows a trend over the last several years is here to stay as the majority of employers are integrating healthcare benefits to create a more efficient, effective and affordable benefits package for their employees.

  • SGMC Announces Ambetter as HIE Partner

    November 30, 2020

    South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) announces its Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) partner for 2021 is Ambetter from Peach State Health. The HIE connects patients with affordable, quality healthcare plans across communities served by SGMC, SGMC’s physician network and its affiliates in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties.

  • GAgives on Giving Tuesday December 1st

    November 30, 2020

    GAgives on GivingTuesday, Georgia’s biggest giving campaign, is coming up quickly: This year’s campaign culminates on December 1, GivingTuesday, as part of the worldwide celebration that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

  • Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Drastically Drops in October

    November 20, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that Georgia’s unemployment rate for October decreased by 1.8 percentage points to reach 4.5 percent.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: Changing for a More Inclusive Future

    November 20, 2020

    This year has been nothing short of unequaled in our lifetime. From a global pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives and livelihoods to the social and racial injustices that we watched unfold on our televisions and in our backyards around America, 2020 has truly offered much hindsight from which to learn.

  • AT&T Makes $150,000 Contribution to Construction Ready Program

    November 20, 2020

    AT&T has contributed $150,000 to the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) to support CEFGA’s “Construction Ready” program. The contribution will allow the program to expand its presence in metro Atlanta, to provide additional training and create career paths and economic empowerment opportunities for Atlantans in construction and the skilled trades.

  • Downtown Dollars Make Great Holiday Gifts!

    November 19, 2020

    Downtown Valdosta Main Street wants to make your shopping and gift giving easier this holiday season by encouraging the gift of Downtown Dollars. Downtown Dollars are gift certificates available in $10 increments and are accepted at most Downtown merchants.

  • Carvana Debuts Flagship Car Vending Machine in Atlanta

    November 19, 2020

    Carvana , a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, opened its flagship Car Vending Machine in Atlanta, the same city Carvana sold its first car in just seven years ago. Atlanta is now home to the tallest Car Vending Machine in the U.S., standing a remarkable 12 stories high with a 43-vehicle capacity.

  • U.S. Economic Health Heavily Dependent on COVID-19 Path

    November 19, 2020

    The response by consumers and policymakers to rising COVID-19 case counts is likely to determine whether currently projected improvements to U.S. economic growth materialize, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

  • Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Selects Christie Moore as New President and CEO

    November 18, 2020

    Christie Moore, an experienced and proven non-profit professional, has been selected to serve as the new president and chief executive officer of the Valdosta- Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to name the Georgia native to the position effective January 2021.

  • GEDA Recognizes Top Deals of the Year and Outstanding Individuals at Luncheon

    November 18, 2020

    At its Annual Awards luncheon on Monday, the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) recognized top deals of the year an excellence by individuals. Awards included the Deals of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rip Wiley Award for Professional Excellence, Honorary Life Member selections and Committee Chair of the Year.

  • Georgia 4-H Youth Upcycle Trash into Practical, Useful Objects

    November 17, 2020

    Georgia 4-H students rose to the occasion during the 4-H Upcycle Challenge, which encouraged youth to reuse — or upcycle — materials that normally would have been discarded or recycled to create functional items.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: The Future of Georgia Transportation

    November 16, 2020

    As the Georgia economy continues its recovery, we are seeing the return of the strength and importance of logistics and transportation. Moving manufactured goods, agriculture products and employees around town and around the world requires a visionary outlook.

  • Warp Speed Chief Visits Emory, Urges Participation in COVID Vaccine Trials

    November 16, 2020

    Operation Warp Speed's Chief Science Advisor visited Emory University and urged Americans to continue enrolling in ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials.

  • Catherine Ammons, Richard Hardy Appointed as Deputy City Managers

    November 13, 2020

    On November 11th, City Manager Mark Barber appointed Human Resources Director Catherine Ammons and Public Works Director Richard Hardy as Valdosta’s new Deputy City Managers.

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