February 2018 Features

  • 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.

  • Cambria Hotels Breaks Ground in Downtown Savannah

    February 15, 2018

    Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world's largest hotel companies, in collaboration with HOS Management, broke ground yesterday afternoon at the future home of the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District. Located at 321 Montgomery St., the 103-room, six-story property is slated to open in 2019.

  • 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.

  • Supply Chain Expert Led Georgia Tech Savannah’s First Learners & Leaders Series of 2018

    February 13, 2018

    Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners & Leaders session, “Three Key Principles of Influence: Driving Business Deals and Effective Negotiations,” was led by G’Sean Williams. More than 80 attendees came to learn from the supply chain expert.

  • 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 30th Anniversary

    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.

  • There’s a New Agency Manager at Savannah’s Sapelo Creative Insurance: Our One-on-One with Lori Hampton

    February 08, 2018

    Georgia CEO sat down with Lori Hampton to learn about her new role serving as Agency Manager for Savannah’s Sapelo Creative Insurance Solutions, LLC, part of the Sullivan Group HR. During our one-on-one, Hampton shares insights into her background in commercial insurance, her excitement about stepping into her new position and how she and this Savannah-based firm are focused on developing quality carrier relationships to better serve businesses throughout the Southeast, including the booming entertainment industry.

  • 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.

  • Memorial Health in Savannah Joins HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division

    February 02, 2018

    Memorial Health leadership, the Memorial Health Board of Directors and the Chatham County Hospital Authority are celebrating the successful integration of Memorial Health into HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division.

  • Renaissance Man, Richard C. Kessler, Renews a Renaissance Revival Landmark

    February 02, 2018

    Luxury hotelier, Mr. Richard C. Kessler, brings the most prominent, and largest, historic mansion in Savannah back to life as a private residence. Having assembled an all-star team of architectural, design, and restoration professionals to bring the mansion back full-circle to its original glory, Kessler is restoring the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion as his legacy project to honor his beloved city of Savannah. This will bring new grandeur to the iconic Forsyth Park at the corner of Bull and Gaston Streets.