January 2015 Features

  • Leadership Albany’s CustomerCentric Program Takes Training to New Level

    January 30, 2015

    Leadership Albany’s CustomerCentric training program will offer two courses on February 24th aimed at providing businesses with the resources to deliver stellar customer service, with the goal of increasing customer and brand loyalty, and polishing the community’s image as a first-class service center.

  • A. West Enterprise Awarded $8.8M NASA Contract

    January 29, 2015

    Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, (GA-02) announced that A. West Enterprise of Albany has been awarded an $8.8 million contract to implement various safety and reliability upgrades to the institutional power system at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • Tommy Clark Begins Term as Chair at Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

    January 28, 2015

    On Jan. 1, Tommy Clark began his one-year term as chair of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce with a commitment to "keep fighting every day for a better business community in Albany."

  • Chris Clark Discusses The Georgia Chamber's 2015 Initiatives, 100th Anniversary

    January 27, 2015

    2015 marks the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s centennial year. Lucy Adams, Senior Editor, spoke with Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Chris Clark, about the Chamber’s plans to expand Georgia2Georgia, remain active in the political sphere, promote leadership in Georgia’s communities and commemorate its 100 year milestone.

  • Albany to Join the X-League Football

    January 26, 2015

    The X-League has already started to expand for the 2016 season, the latest member of the league being Albany, with local businessman Justin Andrews leading the ownership group.

  • How to Craft an Employee Feedback Survey (to Get Useful Answers)

    January 22, 2015

    Employee satisfaction surveys are important for keeping your team happy and productive. In general, you should run an employee feedback survey at least once per year to find out how happy your employees are and what they might change about your workplace culture.

  • Franchise Businesses Continue Rapid Growth Despite Concerns

    January 20, 2015

    Franchise businesses are growing at a rate faster than any other sector of the economy. And they’re creating jobs at a faster clip, too. For the fifth consecutive year, 2015 is expected to see another big expansion, according to projections from the International Franchise Association.

  • SASCO’s Marc Skalla Elected to NAM Executive Committee

    January 19, 2015

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals, has been elected to the NAM Executive Committee. Skalla will join the 32-member NAM Executive Committee to advance a robust, pro-growth manufacturing policy agenda.

  • 3 Points to Getting Online With Your Business

    January 16, 2015

    When you first think of getting online with your business, what comes to mind? Probably a website. Luckily today there are several ways to have an “online presence” for your business. Not all of them involve a website. In fact, social media and ecommerce platforms can serve as stand-ins for a website until you are ready. Here are some things to consider.

  • Kim Gilman Named as CEO of Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center

    January 15, 2015

    Phoebe Putney Health System President/Chief Executive Officer, Joel Wernick, announced that Kim S. Gilman, RN has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (SGRMC), a 25-bed critical access hospital managed by Phoebe in Cuthbert. This appointment comes in addition to Kim’s current role as CEO/CNO of Phoebe Worth Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Sylvester.

  • Georgia Chamber “Eggs & Issues” - Education, Transportation Initiatives Key to Georgia Maintaining Competitive Edge, Top Business Ranking

    January 14, 2015

    The state’s top three executives--Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston--stayed on message and virtually read from the same page at the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” held yesterday at the Georgia World Congress Center. An attendance of nearly 2,000 executives, business owners, elected officials and Chamber of Commerce members celebrated the organization’s 100th anniversary while warmly welcoming the pro-business remarks of the state’s leadership.

  • Darton State College Cordele Center Opens its Doors

    January 13, 2015

    On Wednesday, January 7th, the Darton State College Cordele Center welcomed students to its new center in downtown Cordele as classes for the spring semester began. The new three-story, 60,000+ sq. ft. building enables Darton to offer more courses and offer extensive support services.

  • Mayor Hubbard to Host Education Chiefs in Public Forum

    January 12, 2015

    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard will host the heads of Albany’s four public educational institutions as well as the director of Turner Job Corps Center during a community-­‐ wide forum focused on education, to be held on January 13 in downtown Albany.

  • Don’t Expect To Sell Your Business To Fund That Golden Retirement

    January 09, 2015

    Business owners who are expecting to sell their companies to fund their golden retirement years may be in for a surprise. They simply may not be able to sell their businesses when they want to, or get the amount they want from the sales.

  • Georgia’s Global Gateway Staged to Grow in 2015

    January 08, 2015

    Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority, looks forward to another year of record growth in 2015, which is slated to ring in with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a continued focus on efficiency.

  • Cancer Coalition to Honor Ruthie Garner, for Second Annual Night for Hope Gala

    January 06, 2015

    The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia is preparing to host its second annual Night for Hope fundraising gala on Saturday, February 14. The 2015 Albany Night for Hope honoree is Mrs. Ruthie Garner, a WALB-TV News Anchor who is a beloved personality and an encouraging voice across South Georgia.

  • Sheriff Kevin Sproul Looks Back at 2014

    January 05, 2015

    2014 was a busy year for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul highlights some of the other initiatives that the Sheriff’s Office undertook during 2014 to serve you and keep you safe.