• Locate South GeorgiaLEADS Graduates First Class of Leaders Dedicated to Impact, Growth

    March 23, 2017

    The inaugural class of Locate South GeorgiaLEADS presented by Electric Cities of Georgia graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County at the Flint RiverQuarium Thursday night on March 16, following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to South Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs of the region.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Albany Chamber Small Business of the Year Nominations Open

    March 16, 2017

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for 2017 Small Business of the Year award. On May 2nd, the Chamber will recognize a small business that works daily to set high standards that successfully provides an exceptional product and/or service, and that represents the very best of business in the Albany area.

  • Nominations Open for 2017 ADEDC Industry Awards

    March 14, 2017

    Nominations are now open for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s annual industry awards, part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week. Industry week, now in its eighth year, is a week-long celebration of the community’s existing industries.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    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.

  • Chris Clark: 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt a Great Success

    March 09, 2017

    In recent weeks, we closed the books on our 29th annual Georgia Quail Hunt, an event that began in 1988 with the vision and partnership between many Albany and Southwest Georgia business and community leaders and business leaders with the Georgia Chamber and GDEcD.

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

    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

    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.

  • Invision Technologies Acquires SAFE Security

    March 06, 2017

    Two great company names in the security industry have joined forces in Albany, Georgia. SAFE Security Inc. President, Jill P. Oliver, and Invision Technologies LLC President, Andrew Robinson, have jointly announced the merger of the companies.

  • Phoebe Community Care Clinic Saves Patients $13M in First Year

    March 02, 2017

    Phoebe’s Community Care Clinic has been an amazing success in its first year. The clinic opened on March 1st, 2016, directly across the street from Phoebe’s Emergency Center with a mission to increase access to care, save money for patients and reduce wait times in the EC.

  • ADEDC Features Kroger Brand Producer Tara Foods in '#MadeInAlbanyGA'

    February 24, 2017

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission continued the 2016-2017 “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign, featuring Tara Foods.

  • UGA SBDC Offers Local Entrepreneurs Marketing Class and Consulting Services

    February 23, 2017

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center announced a marketing series designed for business owners to learn the latest online and social media trends so that they can develop successful marketing strategies to build relationships with customers and grow their business.

  • Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to Visit Georgia Capitol

    February 22, 2017

    A group of delegates representing the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the community will meet with state leaders in Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday as part of Albany-Dougherty Day at the Georgia Capitol, an annual opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Albany Area and for the chamber to advance its 2017 legislative agenda.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • SB&T/Synovus Supports Grow Albany

    February 20, 2017

    On the third Friday of February each year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day. SB&T/Synovus supports this year’s celebration by joining the Grow Albany initiative as a corporate leader.

  • GSW to Name Public Safety Building in Honor of Fallen Officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith

    February 15, 2017

    The names of fallen police officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith will be memorialized on the building that is home to Georgia Southwestern State University’s Public Safety Department. At their monthly meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a proposal from GSW Interim President Charles Patterson to name the building the “Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building.”

  • Phoebe Sponsors Grow Albany Initiative

    February 13, 2017

    The storms of January 2017 caused destruction throughout the Albany community. One hard hit area during the January 2nd storm was Tift Park. Phoebe has joined Grow Albany as the corporate leader for replanting trees at Tift Park.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Albany and Southwest Georgia, the Good Life City played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for this corner of the state.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Doug Porter: Quail Hunting Puts Albany On the Map

    February 06, 2017

    As a recent retiree, Doug Porter has had a lot of time to think and most of my thinking these days has been done from a unique platform — the driver’s seat on a mule-drawn wagon.

  • President Dunning Delivers State of the University Address

    January 31, 2017

    In his 2017 State of the University address, Albany State University President Art N. Dunning encouraged the university community to commit to student success and superb customer service.

  • Sheriff Kevin Sproul on the Recent Storm Response

    January 30, 2017

    Rarely has a community been tested as we have been. We could have made that statement after Storm One. Now, after Storm Two, it is especially true. We have been hit so hard that it has shocked the conscience of a nation. Our plight has inspired the outpouring of compassion from around the state and beyond. It has also brought to light a simple fact; that we are selfless and strong in the face of adversity.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2017 Class & Programs

    January 19, 2017

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees recently announced the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia. Sixty-three participants were selected from a pool of several hundred candidates. With a principal focus on “Georgia A State of Mind,” the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia will travel to Brasstown Valley, Jesup, Jekyll Island, Perry and Brasselton.

  • Southwest Georgia Toys for Tots: Community Helps Campaign Exceed Goal

    January 18, 2017

    The Southwest Georgia Toys for Tots Program wrapped up its 2016 drive with a record number of toys donated. The annual campaign began Sept. 30, 2016 aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany and ended with the last bag filled with games, dolls and puzzles distributed, Dec. 24, 2016. In total almost 50,000 toys were collected.