About Kim Wade

Authored 18 articles.


  • Young Albany Native Expands Landscaping Business with Merry Acres Landscape & Lawn Maintenance Acquisition

    Features, January 17, 2018

    Mike Gonzalez isn’t someone to let the grass grow under his feet. The 26-year old Albany native started his own landscaping business in 2010. He says when started “cutting grass for a living” he couldn’t even legally drive yet. And now this ambitious self-made business owner is growing his expanding his Pro Outdoor LLC. Gonzalez recently acquired Merry Acres Landscape & Lawn Maintenance.

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    Features, September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • SBDC GrowSmart Gives Business Owners Opportunity to Strategically Plan for Growth

    Features, September 07, 2017

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is bringing one of its signature programs to Albany this fall to meet the needs of growing businesses.

  • Chris Misamore: SunTrust has Pulse on Where the South Georgia Market is Headed

    Features, July 25, 2017

    According to Chris Misamore, South Georgia market president at SunTrust Bank, it’s the million-dollar question: What is the market going to do?

  • From Classmates to Business Owners/Doctors: Doctors Open Unique Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic in Hometown

    Features, July 21, 2017

    There once was a time when Dr. Bradford Cotten and Dr. Ron Register were just two young guys, growing up in Albany, spending their weekends together hunting and fishing on the rivers around southwest Georgia.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    Features, July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    Features, 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.

  • Albany Native Ken Hodges Throws Hat in Ring for State Court of Appeals

    Features, April 25, 2017

    When you talk to Ken Hodges, you quickly learn there’s probably only one other thing that he knows more about than his hometown of Albany; and that’s the Georgia legal system. Born and raised in Albany, this seasoned attorney has handled both sides of civil litigation as well as both sides of criminal law.

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

    Features, 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.

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

    Features, 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.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    Features, March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    Features, March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    Features, March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • SunTrust Rolls Out New Technology to Help Companies Defend Against Fraud

    Features, January 12, 2017

    When SunTrust Bank in Albany approached their clients at Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service (GA FSIS) to update their current payroll system, the idea was not exactly met with applause from the accounting department or the employees. While it’s true that implementing new programs can be difficult, the reality is the world is changing and securing your payroll is important in this electronic age.

  • Deadline Today for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    News, October 31, 2016

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    News, October 25, 2016

  • Deadline Approaching for This Year’s Small Business ROCK STARS Awards

    Features, October 18, 2016

    We all recognize that small businesses are an important part of our state’s economy, but did you know that almost 98 percent of the businesses in Georgia employ fewer than 100 employees? That’s why the Small Business ROCK STARS recognition is returning for its fourth year.

  • Colony Bank Opens Unique Office in Historic Tifton Location

    Features, June 22, 2016

    Tifton is known in most circles as a rural South Georgia town, but Bill Marsh, Market President for the Tifton-based Colony Bank office, says the town sees a lot of activity. “Tifton is a great community,” he adds. “We have the advantage of having two major highways, US 82 and I-75, running through the town so it brings a lot of activity nearby, but it still has that small town feel. We’re known as a friendly city with a very diverse community and economy.”