About Lauren D. Collins

Authored 4 articles.


  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Lowers and Maintains Medical Costs for Five Fiscal Years

    Features, July 28, 2015

    Recent data has shown that a number of hospitals across the country are continuing to struggle with procedure and production costs as the health care system continues to rapidly change. Reports reveal that these changes have particularly affected rural hospitals and in many instances has forced them to close their doors. Procedure costs affect not only patients, but the hospitals as well, and it is no easy task to actively lower or maintain those costs on a consistent basis. Nevertheless, upon reflecting on the past five fiscal years, Phoebe has recently shown that they have managed to do just that.

  • Stacie Porter Brown Celebrates Two Years Owning The Clay Spot

    Features, July 14, 2015

    The Clay Spot, a paint-your-own pottery studio, has been a fixture in Albany for the past seventeen years. Despite the business’ longevity, it has seen a change of ownership five times since its inception. Stacie Porter Brown, a Georgia Southwestern graduate with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, took over the business in mid-June of 2013. Over the past two years her goals have been to grow and expand the business in a number of ways, as well as communicating the fact that The Clay Spot is not just entertainment, but also an experience.

  • The Institute for Leadership Development Program Cultivates Leaders for Albany’s Future

    Features, June 22, 2015

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, assisted by its Leadership Development Committee, has built an impressive program designed to train young professionals, build higher business standards, and improve community involvement. The Institute for Leadership Development kicked off its first program in August of 2014 and was implemented to facilitate community and Chamber involvement and teach a range of skills participants could utilize in the work place.

  • Southwest Georgia Honors 40 Under Forty Recipients

    Features, June 05, 2015

    Southwest Georgia was celebrated Thursday as its most promising young business leaders gathered to be honored at the eighth annual 40 Under Forty luncheon, hosted by The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce as well as The Albany Herald.