June 2018 Features

  • Georgia Economy Achieves Record Job Creation & Employment in May

    June 15, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia once again set records for employed residents, labor force and jobs for May, continuing a trend from previous months. The state is approaching the 5-million mark for employed residents. At the same time, Georgia posted more than 4.5 million jobs and a labor force of more than 5.1 million.

  • 5 Secrets to Building Great Company Culture You May Not Have Realized

    June 15, 2018

    One thing I’ve learned across all the companies I’ve created is just how vital company culture is. This is especially true when you’re starting a new company and can’t afford to hire experienced veterans who command high salaries. So, how can you put great people in place without spending the fortune you haven’t earned yet? You create such an amazing culture that people want to work for you.

  • Albany Tech Breaks Ground on $4.9M Carlton Construction Academy Renovation

    June 14, 2018

    Albany Technical College held a groundbreaking yesterday to kickoff Phase II renovations of the Carlton Construction Academy. The event was held at the current site of the Carlton Construction Academy. Phase II of the facility renovation will center on an extensive overhaul of the industrial warehouse space on the site.

  • Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick to Retire Next Year

    June 08, 2018

    After a stellar 30-year career at Phoebe during which he oversaw incredible growth of the organization, Phoebe Putney Health System (PPHS) President & CEO Joel Wernick announced he will retire next year. “Joel has been an incredible asset to Phoebe and to our entire region of the state for three decades,” said PPHS Board Chairman Lem Griffin. “His years of dedicated experience will be missed, but we plan to conduct a thorough national search to identify a person best-suited to lead Phoebe into the future.”

  • 4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    June 08, 2018

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether.

  • WebstaurantStore Expands in Albany

    June 07, 2018

    WebstaurantStore, along with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, announced the industry’s expansion of its Albany distribution center though the addition of 40 new jobs along with significant pay scale increases.

  • DCSS Awards More Than $463k in Charter System Innovation Grants

    June 07, 2018

    The Dougherty County School System awarded more than $463,000 to schools who are implementing innovative classroom and learning experiences for students. The grants were announced Wednesday during a luncheon at the Dougherty County School System Administrative building. The awards are a part of the funding from the Georgia Department of Education earmarked to the DCSS through the Charter System Program.

  • AG Chris Carr: Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes to Open Records and Open Meetings

    June 07, 2018

  • To Find Your Happy Place, Try Spending That Well-Earned Time Off on Jekyll Island

    June 06, 2018

    If you're hesitant about slipping away from the office for a couple weeks to take your family on that long-awaited summer vacation, relax. Research shows that vacation travel is the one type of travel that has virtually everyone's approval. Nestled on the Atlantic coast between Savannah and Jacksonville, Jekyll Island boasts a rare combination of activities, attractions and natural wonders that capture the imagination, regardless of age or interests.

  • Coats & Clark Holds Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting of North American Distribution Center

    June 05, 2018

    Coats & Clark, together with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, celebrated the grand reopening and ribbon cutting of its newly rebuilt North American distribution center in Albany.

  • Grady EMS Opens South Georgia Headquarters

    June 05, 2018

    Grady EMS celebrated the grand opening of its South Georgia headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, June 1st. The event also included an education and job fair for those looking for work or for more information about careers in emergency medical services.

  • GDEcD Trade Mission to South America Opens New Markets

    June 05, 2018

    Recently, GDEcD International Trade Manager, Alice Carson, has been traveling across South America connecting Georgia businesses with new opportunities in Latin American markets. The mission involved stops in three countries: Colombia, Peru and Chile.

  • Albany Area Chamber Launches ‘Albany Under 40’ Awards

    June 04, 2018

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of “Albany Under 40,” an awards program that honors and celebrates the Albany Area’s emerging leaders and professionals. The new program recognizes professionals in a variety of industries, each representing a component of the Albany Area’s diversified talentpool and economy.

  • Aron Levine, Head of Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge, Offers Insight into Making a Difference in the Community this Year

    June 04, 2018

    Now that we’ve settled into 2018, if you’re anything like me, you’re re-thinking your progress on New Year’s resolutions. For some, this might mean evaluating your philanthropic or community involvement goals for the year. Or, you may be in the research stages of finding the specific causes or organizations you’ll support—either with your time or financial contribution.