• Valdosta Community Observes National Engineers Week

    February 19, 2018

    The City of Valdosta and the Engineering Department will observe National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24, to highlight the various engineers in the community, encourage local students to pursue prospective careers, and recognize how city engineers impact community life.

  • University System Saves Students More Than $18M a Year in Free Textbooks

    February 19, 2018

    The University System of Georgia is saving students more than $18 million a year with its free online textbook initiative called Affordable Learning Georgia.

  • South Georgia PRSA Shares Best Practices for Moody Support, February 20th

    February 16, 2018

    The South Georgia Public Relations Society of America Chapter will host, “Team South Georgia: How to Embrace Moody AFB for the Benefit of our Businesses, Community and Region” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, located at 416 N. Ashley Street.

  • Chairman Jason Shaw Introduces Legislation to Create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    February 16, 2018

    State Representative Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) introduced legislation that would create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center Offers #CyberStrength Course March 1st

    February 15, 2018

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present #CyberStrength from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Registration is $69 per person between now and Sunday, Feb. 25, and $99 per person thereafter. This includes all course materials.

  • Delta Pays Employees More Than $1B in Profit Sharing for Fourth Consecutive Year

    February 15, 2018

    Delta Air Lines will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the fourth year in a row and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its more than 80,000 employees around the world.

  • VSU to Host South Georgia Film Festival March 2nd-4th

    February 14, 2018

    Valdosta State University will host the South Georgia Film Festival Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. The event will showcase the beauty of the South Georgia region and its people with film screenings, panels, and networking events.

  • UGA Extension, Mercer University Partner to Recruit Future Doctors for Rural Georgia

    February 13, 2018

    Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Georgia. She followed in their footsteps and became a “small-town doctor,” the kind who knows your mother, sits behind you in church and roots for the local football team.

  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp Announces Record-Breaking Month of Annual Business Registrations

    February 12, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a record-breaking month of annual business registrations. In the month of January, the Corporations Division processed over 216,000 annual business registrations – more registrations in one month’s time than ever before.

  • Georgia Quail Hunt Celebrates 30 Years in Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2018

    Area leaders were on hand this week to welcome 27 site selection professionals to Southwest Georgia, not only for the world-class quail hunting but more importantly to learn about the potential for doing business in the region. It’s all part of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany.

  • Exporting Provides Opportunity for Growth for Rural Companies in Georgia

    February 08, 2018

    Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a website friendly to international customers could be in attracting overseas clients.

  • Valdosta-Lowndes Region Announces Selection of VisionFirst Advisors to Develop Community, Economic Development Strategy

    February 07, 2018

    A team of community, education, and business leaders from the Valdosta-Lowndes County region announced plans to develop a Community and Economic Development Strategy for the area to be known as One Valdosta-Lowndes.

  • The Georgia Ports Authority Wants to More Than Double Container Capacity by 2028

    February 06, 2018

    At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

  • Senator Tyler Harper Guest Speaker for 11th Annual LEAD February 15th

    February 01, 2018

    The Rotary Club of Valdosta will host the 11th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 15th at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., followed by recognition of Officers of the Year representing Valdosta Police Department, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, and Georgia State Patrol.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson World’s Busiest Airport for 20th Consecutive Year

    January 31, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017.

  • Georgia Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B Economic Impact

    January 24, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by professionals from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $60.8 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. Industry representatives presented Deal with a check representing the $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

  • Inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class Announced

    January 24, 2018

    Miller Institute Foundation CEO Bryan Miller announced today the inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class of 2018. The Academy is based on a leadership class taught by former Governor Zell Miller.

  • Groupe PSA Chooses Georgia for New North American Headquarters

    January 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced that Groupe PSA, a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, will locate its new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • City Sets Stage for Talks about Neighborhood Revitalization

    January 19, 2018

    On Monday, Jan. 29th, at 5:30 p.m., in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, the fifth neighborhood Think Tank will meet regarding the revitalization plan for Ora Lee West and the surrounding neighborhoods of Brookwood and Tom Town. This meeting will continue the discussion among community stakeholders about neighborhood needs, desires, and visions for future revitalization projects in their communities

  • Georgia Sets Records in Employment During 2017

    January 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and work force gains in Georgia.

  • Business Mentors Help YEA!

    January 18, 2018

    Local business mentors have stepped up to support the spirit of entrepreneurship. Ten volunteers from the Valdosta-Lowndes business community have agreed to help the inaugural YEA! students in their business planning process.

  • Georgia Forestry Foundation Launches New Brand

    January 18, 2018

    The Georgia Forestry Foundation is launching a new logo and brand identity to accurately reflect the growth of the foundation since 1990, when the previous logo was introduced. The Foundation has as its primary goal connecting 10 million Georgians to 22 million acres of working forests by promoting the abundant natural resource in Georgia’s backyard.

  • Leadership Development Helping Build a Stronger, More United South Georgia

    January 17, 2018

    Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have shared information that has resulted in better business practices.

  • Governor Deal: Budget Prioritizes Workforce Development, Education, Transportation Infrastructure

    January 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. Budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands, expanding and improving services for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, and continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure and economic development.

  • Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges

    January 11, 2018

    Over 2,000 state and local Chamber of Commerce members, public officials and other attendees at the 2018 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” heard Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston repeat the mantra that Georgia has the No. 1 business climate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive time. Yet, each cautioned that the 2018 General Assembly opening this week has its work cut out for them during what will eventually become an historic election year.

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