February 2018 Features

  • Georgia Power Continue Building the Future of Energy with Innovative Smart Neighborhood Projects

    February 21, 2018

    Southern Company and its Alabama Power and Georgia Power subsidiaries have officially announced Smart Neighborhood initiatives that will provide customers with state-of-the-art home construction, distributed energy resources – including solar and battery energy storage – and smart home appliances and technologies.

  • Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to Visit Georgia Capitol

    February 20, 2018

    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 2018 legislative agenda.

  • Record-breaking Year for Georgia’s International Trade

    February 20, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2017 international trade numbers, which indicate another record breaking year. In 2017, total trade between Georgia and the world reached 225 unique countries and territories, exceeding $128.6 billion.

  • City Leaders Gain Critical Knowledge through UGA Partnership

    February 20, 2018

    More than 250 first-time mayors and city council members from Georgia cities gathered in Athens last week for the two-day Newly Elected Officials Institute, held every February to teach new leaders the basics of effective governance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Albany's LRA Constructors Celebrates 40 Years in Business

    February 15, 2018

    LRA Constructors, Inc., based in Albany, Georgia, tomorrow celebrates forty years in business. Founded by the late J. Lamar Reese Jr. and Murray M. Webb, the company has operated under the leadership of Ben B. Barrow Jr. and John L. Reese III for nearly thirty-nine years.

  • 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.

  • Phoebe Retains Outstanding Credit Ratings

    February 09, 2018

    Two of the top global bond rating agencies have affirmed Phoebe’s strong financial foundation and positive outlook. Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the hospital’s A1 status on bonds issued through the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County. S&P Global Ratings also recently reaffirmed its A+ long-term rating with a stable outlook for Phoebe.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phoebe to Host Community Tree Planting Day at Tift Park February 17th

    February 02, 2018

    In January 2017, two storms hit the Albany area leaving beautiful scenic landscapes, like Tift Park and Radium Springs, in ruin. In response to these damaging storms, Grow Albany was established to replant and distribute trees to these affected areas. A year following their commitment to replant trees in the area, Grow Albany announced the second Community Planting Day.