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  • 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.

  • Connecting Georgia’s Communities to Spur Economic Development: RuralWorks

    May 31, 2018

    The newest division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Rural Georgia Initiatives, has one primary focus in mind: to help rural Georgia communities become more competitive for economic development projects and identify new strategies for attracting jobs and investment.

  • Georgia Department of Transportation Heads into 2018 Summer Construction Season

    May 30, 2018

    With Memorial Day in the rear view mirror, the unofficial start of summer has begun. For Georgia Department of Transportation, summer road construction is gearing up across Georgia. The Department announced plans for an active 2018 summer construction season, with hundreds of construction and maintenance projects along interstates and state routes across Georgia.

  • Albany Has Mixed Jobs Numbers in April

    May 29, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Albany had mixed job numbers for April, reflecting similar numbers the state has seen for the month. In Albany, the April unemployment rate and initial unemployment claims fell while the number jobs grew. On the other hand, the labor force and number of employed declined for the month.

  • Delta Offering More Trans-Atlantic Flying Than Ever

    May 29, 2018

    Memorial Day weekend marked the start of Delta's biggest ever summer on the trans-Atlantic. Some 11 routes – both new and old favorites – will begin over the next couple of days connecting the U.S. and nine countries in Europe.

  • U.S. CEOs' Confidence Soars As Hunt For Sustained Growth Continues

    May 29, 2018

    U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.

  • Base CO Colonel James Carroll Reflects on MCLB Albany Assignment

    May 24, 2018

    Just hours shy of the change of command, Colonel James C. Carroll III, reflects on his leadership during his assignment at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Nearly three years ago, Carroll became the eighth commanding officer of MCLB Albany. Since then, Carroll developed and passed to his team the motto “win until the end.”

  • Georgia Banks & Industry Groups Applaud Dodd-Frank Rollback

    May 24, 2018

    Georgia-based community banks, regional banks, and industry groups are applauding the significant rollback of Dodd-Frank Act regulations. As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) helped craft the bipartisan rollback plan, which included three of his provisions. The rollback plan now heads to President Trump’s desk to become law.

  • Georgia DOT Restricts Construction-Related Closures Statewide During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

    May 24, 2018

    To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from Friday, May 25th through Tuesday, May 29th on Interstate Highways, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

  • Zillow: Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40B into the Housing Market

    May 21, 2018

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of last year could result in tens of billions of dollars being reinvested into the housing market, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report. This is despite the fact that legislation expressly limited a number of longstanding tax benefits for homeowners.

  • Sonny Deriso to Helm Georgia Historical Society Board

    May 18, 2018

    The Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators has elected Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso (Atlanta/Albany) as the new Board Chairman. Deriso is the Chairman and a director of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. and Atlantic Capital Bank, a position he has held since their founding in October 2006. Deriso succeeds Vince Dooley, who will complete a two year term as chairman on June 30th.

  • Albany State Students Spotlighted at University System of Georgia Meeting for Their Work with Blockchain Technology

    May 17, 2018

    Albany State University computer science students presented at the University System of Georgia Board of Regents meeting, Tuesday, May 15th, to showcase their work in blockchain technology and their partnership with IBM, one of the country’s largest tech employers.

  • Financial Technology Report Shows Georgia Leads as Global FinTech Hub

    May 17, 2018

    The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, has unveiled its 2018 State of Georgia's FinTech Ecosystem Report.

  • Dougherty County’s Own Michael McCoy Named Administrator of the Year

    May 15, 2018

    The 2018 American Public Works Association – Georgia Chapter Public Works is proud to announce the selection of Interim Dougherty County Administrator, Michael McCoy as Administrative Manager of the Year; which places McCoy in a very elite group of winners. After the January 2017 storms in Dougherty County, McCoy served as a capable leader, and reliable, accessible source for information in the community; specifically, for the traditionally marginalized.

  • GDOT Commissioner: Georgia Well-Positioned for Infrastructure Plan

    May 15, 2018

    This week is National Infrastructure Week. There will be events across the nation to bring awareness to the criticality of infrastructure conditions and the need for investment. The Georgia Department of Transportation is focused on improving both the state of good repair of our infrastructure and investing in mobility enhancements to our transportation network in order to facilitate growth and improve the quality of life for all Georgians.

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