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  • Georgia Ports Authority to Renovate Ocean Terminal Docks

    December 06, 2022

    The Georgia Ports Authority Board has approved a plan to renovate and realign the docks at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal to better accommodate its expanding container operation.

  • Small Business Hiring and Worker Wages Hold Steady

    December 05, 2022

    The rate of job growth and hourly earnings growth held relatively steady at U.S. small businesses in November, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.

  • Modern Gas Company Celebrates Giving Back

    December 02, 2022

    Modern Gas Company celebrated the beginning of the season of giving by announcing the proceeds from the 2022 Rib Showdown competition held on Saturday, October 22, at Chehaw Park. Over $7,700 was raised for the Junior League of Albany, Ga. The total proceeds were comprised of a $1,500 donation from Modern Gas and proceeds from the raffle and cash bar.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Jeff Jones, CEO of Ad Victoriam

    December 02, 2022

    Why would a company worry about generosity in start-up mode? Our CEO Deep Dive with software consultancy Ad Victoriam Solutions’ Jeff Jones has plenty of insight for companies of all sizes, on the benefit of taking on a B Corp framework and how early investment in purpose pays off.

  • Albany Area Chamber Announces 2022 Business Award Winners

    December 01, 2022

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce honored local organizations Wednesday evening when it recognized the finalists and announced the winners of its 2022 Albany Area Chamber Business Awards, which celebrates member organizations that are making strides, demonstrating a unique vision and establishing best practices.

  • Vector Global Logistics Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award

    December 01, 2022

    goBeyondProfit today announced it is honoring Georgia-based Vector Global Logistics, a logistics and supply chain company that is coordinating efforts to aid the people of Ukraine, as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.

  • Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic Discusses Financial Inclusion with Georgia Fintech Academy

    November 29, 2022

    Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, met with students and faculty for a conversation on financial inclusion during a visit to Georgia State University arranged by the Georgia Fintech Academy of the University System of Georgia.

  • Georgia Center of Innovation Announces Speakers, Topics for 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit

    November 28, 2022

    The Georgia Center of Innovation’s logistics team has announced keynote speakers and topics for the 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit to be held on March 8th, at the Savannah Convention Center. The event will explore the intersection of the economy, technology, and growth of Georgia’s ports in an industry that touches every facet of commerce.

  • AAA Expects Thanksgiving Travel To Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

    November 18, 2022

    AAA predicts 54.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. While that national figure remains slightly below pre-pandemic levels, travel in Georgia is forecast to be one of the busiest in nearly two decades (since 2005).

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Stephen Kump, CEO of Charityvest

    November 18, 2022

    Leading up to Giving Tuesday, this goBeyondProfit interview with Charityvest CEO Stephen Kump outlines how supporting your employees’ individual giving is an easy way for businesses of every size to join with their employees to do good in the world.

  • Charlie Harper: A Belated Thank You Note To Speaker David Ralston

    November 18, 2022

    David Ralston became Speaker of Georgia’s House in 2010. While most outsiders were secure in knowing that Georgia had spent the past 8 years flipping to a solidly Republican state, there were serious problems below the surface.

  • Georgia Ranks 8th Nationally in Economic Freedom

    November 17, 2022

    Georgia is the 8th most economically free state in the country, according to the report Economic Freedom of North America 2022 by the Fraser Institute. The report tracks freedom across three variables — government spending, taxes, and regulation — and focuses on the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Its 2023 List of State's 10 'Places in Peril'

    November 17, 2022

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2023 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

  • BoDean and the Poachers, Evan Barber to Perform at Albany Museum of Art ChalkFest

    November 16, 2022

    Albany Museum of Art ChalkFest will usher in the holidays this Saturday (Nov 19) with a day packed with 11 professional chalk artists, steamroller printmaking, glassblowing demos, craft beer tastings, live music, community chalk artists, an activities area for kids and families, food trucks, and more than two-dozen vendors.

  • Albany Technical College, Middle Georgia State University Sign Articulation Agreement

    November 16, 2022

    Officials from Albany Technical College (ATC) and Middle Georgia State University (MGA) signed a formal agreement on Monday, Nov. 14, that creates a seamless transition for ATC graduates to earn their bachelor's degrees.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2022 Award Recipients

    November 16, 2022

    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.

  • Port of Savannah Outperforming National Container Market

    November 15, 2022

    The Georgia Ports Authority handled 552,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units in October, for an increase of 9.6 percent (48,460 TEUs) compared to the same month last year.

  • Construction Ready Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Graduates Nine Albany Residents

    November 14, 2022

    Construction Ready - in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers - has graduated its first pre-apprenticeship training class in Albany. Nine Albany area residents graduated from the class this week after completing a 20-day construction education program. At graduation, every participant was matched with a construction job in the Albany area.

  • At Georgia’s Capitol, The More Things Stay The Same, The More They Are Changing

    November 14, 2022

    The headlines this week were all about the elections. The real news this week in Georgia politics is that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is dealing with a significant health issue, and has set in motion the process for House members to select his successor.

  • ASU Awarded $2.9M for Connecting Minority Communities Program in Broadband Expansions

    November 11, 2022

    Albany State University (ASU) has been awarded $2.9 million for the Connecting Minority Communities Program federal grant from the United States Department of Commerce. This grant was made possible by the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Heather Fortner, CEO of SignatureFD

    November 11, 2022

    In part 2 of our conversation with goBeyondProfit Champion, SignatureFD CEO, Heather Fortner spoke about the challenges of selling a vision. In candid detail, Fortner outlines the courage required to translate an idea and bring it to fruition, and tackles the question of ‘what do you want to be known for?’

  • New State Program Launches to Support Georgia's Veterans

    November 10, 2022

    The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, and Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care, are partnering to help meet the unmet needs of Georgia’s veteran population through a coordinated care network called Unite Georgia.

  • GEDA Announces New President & CEO: Grant Cagle

    November 08, 2022

    GEDA's 2022 Chair, Benjy Thompson, and the GEDA Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Grant Cagle has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of your statewide economic development organization. Grant will officially join GEDA in this role on Monday, November 28th.

  • Phoebe Foundation Announces Wright Woodall as 2022 Lights of Love Tree Lighter

    November 07, 2022

    This holiday season, the Phoebe Foundation will honor local cancer patients and their families with its beloved annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony. Wright Woodall, of Albany, has been named the honorary tree lighter for this year’s ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. outside the Phoebe Cancer Center.

  • GeorgiaForward Announces Columbus as Host City of 
2023 Young Gamechangers Program

    November 07, 2022

    GeorgiaForward is proud to announce Columbus, Georgia at its 2023 Host Community for its Young Gamechangers program.

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