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  • Albany Technical College Takes a Simple but Bold Approach

    April 23, 2019

    Albany Technical College, a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) postsecondary institution, is making a bold move to ensure success for its students. Starting in the fall of 2019, the current semester system will be modified to two seven-week academic terms that have been labeled “Success Terms” or “7 + 7 Semesters.”

  • P&G Albany Plant Named Manufacturer of the Year

    April 19, 2019

    Gov. Brian Kemp named P&G Albany Plant, located in Albany, Ga., the winner of the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of Large Manufacturer with more than 500 employees.

  • Georgia Sets Job Records in March

    April 19, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia set another record in March for total jobs in the state.

  • Georgia Power Lights up the Atlanta Skyline to Celebrate Linemen

    April 17, 2019

    The Atlanta skyline will look a little different during the month of April as Georgia Power shows appreciation for thousands of lineworkers throughout the state.

  • Phoebe Unveils Plans for New Light House During Fundraising Event

    April 15, 2019

  • Corporate Generosity Research Shows Georgia Businesses are Seen - And Rewarded - As More Generous Than Other States

    April 12, 2019

    New research into corporate generosity shows Georgia businesses are seen by working adults in the state as doing well – 10 percentage points better than other states. But the stakes are consistently higher here, too. In every age group, on every metric, Georgia adults are more likely to factor generosity into employment and purchasing preferences than the U.S. average for their age group.

  • Senators Decry Lack of Action on Disaster Aid for Suffering States

    April 12, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., joined Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in expressing disappointment in Congress’ failure to deliver critical disaster aid to their states to assist in recovery efforts from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. It has been six months since Georgia and Florida took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael.

  • Albany EDC Honors Existing Industries with Annual Awards, Extends #MadeInAlbanyGA Campaign

    April 11, 2019

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today honored existing industries WebstaurantStore, LMC-Ag, Phoebe Putney Health System and SouthernAG Carriers for their achievements in global commerce, innovation, economic impact and corporate citizenship at its 2019 Albany-Dougherty Industry Awards.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosted a Successful Georgia Inventure Prize

    April 09, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a successful first annual Georgia InVenture Prize. Joined in partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Education, University System of Georgia and Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Georgia Chamber was able to host the two-day competition, and is looking forward to watching the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs expand their skills.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2019 Award Recipients

    April 08, 2019

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees today announced the recipients of the organization’s most prestigious awards, presented to Georgians who exemplify the principles of Leadership Georgia and whose impact through leadership and stewardship has helped shaped communities and the state.

  • Modern Gas Acquires Knight's Appliances

    April 05, 2019

    Modern Gas is excited to announce the acquisition of Knight's Appliances - one of Albany's oldest family owned businesses. Chuck Knight and his staff will immediately begin working under the Modern Gas brand.

  • CEO Confidence Increased Slightly in Q1

    April 05, 2019

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had decreased sharply in the fourth quarter of 2018, increased slightly in the first quarter of 2019. The Measure now reads 43, up from 42 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Bobby Jones Family Joins Forces with Disease-Fighting Foundation

    April 04, 2019

    Bobby Jones is the only golfer in history to win the Grand Slam – all four major championships in the same year, which now include The Masters, PGA Championship, U. S. Open, and Europe’s Open Championship. Remarkably, Jones earned his living as a lawyer and competed in golf as an amateur.

  • American Express and Delta Renew Industry-leading Partnership, Lay Foundation to Continue Innovating Customer Benefits

    April 03, 2019

    American Express and Delta Air Lines have signed an 11-year renewal extending their exclusive Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards from American Express portfolio through the end of 2029.

  • Locate South GeorgiaLEADS’ Third Cohort Celebrates Graduation & Commitment to Regional Leadership in Bainbridge

    April 02, 2019

    Locate South GeorgiaLEADS is proud to announce the graduation of its third cohort, with 25 graduates committed to the development of a strong leadership pipeline across South Georgia. Presented by Electric Cities of Georgia, Locate South GeorgiaLEADSspent the day in Bainbridge-Decatur County, learning firsthand from a community about leadership, resiliency and revitalization.

  • Sheriff Sproul: Building Unity in the Community Golf Tournament

    April 01, 2019

    Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The weather usually cooperates with cool to mild nights and mostly sunny and warm days. Boys and girls have already started their baseball, soccer, and track-and-field seasons. More boats are on our lakes and rivers, taking advantage of the extra hour of sunlight. Springtime is also the season for renewal, rejuvenation, and resurrection for many of us who golf, as Daylight Saving Time enables us to practice or play a few extra holes before darkness sets in.

  • Leadership Development Helping Build a Stronger, More United South Georgia

    March 28, 2019

    Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have shared information that has resulted in better business practices.

  • Healthcare Plan Headed to Governor’s Desk for Signature

    March 28, 2019

    State Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans) stood in the well Monday afternoon and urged House members to support SB 106, the Governor’s “Patients First Act.” “This is a big-picture debate. Health care is complicated,” said Lott, one of Governor Brian Kemp’s floor leaders in the House. “It’s complex. But voting for SB 106 is the start of moving the ball forward in Georgia. This is the first part. It’s the first piece of the pie. If this bill fails it won’t change the fact that healthcare is one of the Governor’s top priorities.”

  • Nominations Open for 10th Annual ADEDC Industry Awards

    March 27, 2019

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Albany-Dougherty Industry Awards, recognizing outstanding industries in the areas of global commerce, excellence in innovation, economic impact and corporate community citizenship.

  • Georgia Power, DOE Finalize $1.67B Loan Guarantee for New Vogtle Units

    March 25, 2019

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers and hundreds of workers and special guests at the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, to announce the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for the new Vogtle units.

  • Albany Area Chamber Nationally Honored with 4-Star Rating from U.S. Chamber

    March 22, 2019

    The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. The Albany Area Chamber has been accredited with the U.S. Chamber since 1997 and previously held 3-Star status.

  • Georgia’s 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS Named

    March 19, 2019

    Governor Brian. P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to recognize Georgia’s 2019 “Small Business ROCK STARS” at an annual luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium today. Four Georgia-based companies were recognized for being outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses.

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Albany to Host 31 Georgia High Schools for P&G FIRST Robotics Qualifier Today

    March 15, 2019

    Thirty-one Georgia high schools, including 10 local Albany teams, will bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members totaling more than 2,000 attendants to participate in the P&G FIRST Robotics Competition to be held in Albany on Friday March 15 – Saturday March 16 at the Albany Civic Center.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

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