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  • City Delivers a Balanced Budget

    June 23, 2017

    The City of Valdosta Fiscal Year 2018 Budget was approved by the Mayor and City Council at their June 22nd City Council meeting. The budget was presented to the council as a balanced budget, as required by the City Charter, importantly with no property tax increase.

  • Two Valdosta Restaurants Awarded Georgia's "100 Plates Locals Love"

    June 21, 2017

    Steel Magnolias and Friends Grille and Bar have been awarded the 2017/2018 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Division. Georgia Tourism's third annual list of "100 Plates Locals Love" is featured in the state's culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • 10 Steps to Becoming the Best Entrepreneur You Can Be

    June 15, 2017

    Whether you run a local business or one that’s completely online, your success probably hinges less on the products or services you sell than about the entrepreneur you are. So how do you upgrade your skills, creativity and instincts — for the benefit of your business, of course. Members of our small business community have experience in many of those areas. Check out some of their top tips in the list below.

  • Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities Hosts 2017 South Georgia Resource Expo June 24th

    June 09, 2017

    People with disabilities, as well as those who care for people with disabilities, will soon have the opportunity to browse local resources at a free event sponsored by the Valdosta Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities.

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Valdosta’s Got Entrepreneurs

    June 06, 2017

    Can a community provide too much assistance for people considering a new business start-up? The Chamber, Small Business Development Center, Georgia Power and the City of Valdosta don’t think so.

  • Plant Vogtle Marks 30 Years of Reliable Energy and Community Impact

    June 02, 2017

    This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the start of operations of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle). Plant Vogtle Units 1 & 2, which began operation in 1987 and 1989 respectively, are capable of generating a total of 2,430 megawatts – enough energy to reliably power more than 500,000 Georgia homes and businesses simultaneously.

  • Columbus Technical College, Valdosta State University Sign Major Articulation Agreement

    June 01, 2017

    Columbus Technical College and Valdosta State University have entered into a partnership designed to increase the number of West Georgians pursuing and earning advanced training and education. The signing of the Pathways Program last Wednesday made VSU the first University System of Georgia institution of higher education to sign articulation agreements with all 22 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia.

  • Coleman Talley LLP Wins 6th Consecutive Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition

    May 26, 2017

    Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced last week that the state's legal community raised 1.34 million pounds of food during the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Attorney General's office. Valdosta-based law firm Coleman Talley LLP received the Bar President's Award, given to the firm who tabulated the highest number of pounds overall among the 215 competitors throughout the state of Georgia.

  • City Honors Winners of 2017 Historic Preservation Awards

    May 26, 2017

    The City of Valdosta honored the 2017 Preservation Award winners at the May 25th City Council Meeting, as part of the city’s observance of National Historic Preservation Month. The 9th annual awards program recognized property owners who go above and beyond the regulations set forth by the city to protect and preserve buildings within our local Historic District.

  • 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.

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