April 2014 Features

  • AT&T Commits to Georgia’s Future

    April 30, 2014

    AT&T made a significant investment in both serving Georgia customers and employing more Georgians in 2013 through the communication company’s Project Velocity IP. Georgia CEO spoke to AT&T Media Relations Manager Ann Elsas on the impact AT&T is having on the state.

  • Resurgence After the Recession: Are You Ready?

    April 28, 2014

    While much advice has been dispensed to employees preparing for re-entering the workforce, not a whole lot of attention has been paid to how employers should prepare. If you’re an employer and you’re going to be hiring soon, preparation is the key to making a good decision.

  • Research Shows How Retirees Strengthen Georgia’s Economy

    April 24, 2014

    The State of Georgia can bolster its economy by attracting more retirees, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth.

  • Batson-Cook Construction: Building Partnerships First

    April 23, 2014

    From its humble beginnings in the early 20th century in West Point, Ga., Batson-Cook Construction has always operated on the philosophy of building relationships with clients and partnerships with its owners, architects and subcontractors on every building project.

  • Yes, Top Performing Businesses Pay More in Taxes

    April 21, 2014

    Do businesses pay their fair share of taxes? Should they pay more in taxes and are they paying considerably less than everyone else? Many consumers seem to believe they’re held more accountable for their income taxes than businesses, especially around tax time.

  • Gulfstream Named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year

    April 18, 2014

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category for over 500 employees.

  • Q&A with Georgia DOL’s Business Service Unit Director

    April 17, 2014

    As the Georgia Department of Labor approaches the first anniversary of their Business Service Unit, we chatted with Director Linda Manis about their progress in year one and what lies ahead for the BSU.

  • Sea Island Bank Announces Retirement of Savannah City President; Rabitsch Receives Promotion

    April 16, 2014

    Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced the retirement of Jerry Barton, Savannah City President. Jerry has been a member of the Sea Island Bank team since 2004 when he led their successful expansion into the Savannah market.

  • The #1, Best Exercise To Do With Your Team

    April 14, 2014

    One of the hardest things about building trust in work environments is that there can always be ulterior motives to any good deed we do. We need each other at work. So, how can we do good for someone at work without expecting anything in return?

  • Mercer University Beats Duke; Prepares for Continued Growth

    April 10, 2014

    The past few years have been all about growth for Mercer University—especially in the medical sector--with a continued effort to double the number of medical students by adding more programs for aspiring medical professionals, such as their Ph.D. in Clinical Medical Psychology degree and a four-year program added at the Savannah campus. The Mercer Health Sciences Center, which opened in 2012, is another piece to help "address the shortage of healthcare access in our region," President Underwood says.

  • CEO Profile: Dr. Dozier, President of Savannah State University

    April 10, 2014

    Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest historically black university in the State of Georgia. Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier was named interim president in May of 2011.

  • Is 100% Customer Satisfaction Achievable? For This Company, Yes

    April 09, 2014

    Simplicity Sofas is a furniture manufacturer in High Point, NC. and an eCommerce retailer specializing in furniture for small spaces. After more than six years in business and $4 million in sales, the company has never received a negative review on their website – not one. We share 10 Tips For Achieving 100% Customer Satisfaction.

  • Gulfstream Realigns Product Support Organization to Enhance Customer Experience

    April 07, 2014

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced on Wednesdy changes within Product Support that enhance the customer experience and position the organization for future growth.

  • Finding Manufacturing, Logistics Sites in Georgia Just Got Easier

    April 04, 2014

    The Georgia Ports Authority has updated its search engine for manufacturing and logistics sites to make it more comprehensive and easier to access. The GPA’s web-based Commercial Corridors Tool now works on all platforms, including mobile devices.

  • Tollison, SEDA, Bullish on Savannah’s Economic Future

    April 03, 2014

    The Savannah Economic Development Authority is the principal driving force for new and current business development in all of Chatham County. Trip Tollison, president & CEO of SEDA, has been serving in that capacity for about a-year-and a-half.

  • Why the IRS and BLS Disagree on Self-Employment Trends

    April 02, 2014

    Are more or fewer Americans engaged in self-employment than a decade ago? While you might think that this is a simple factual question, its answer depends on which federal government agency’s numbers you look at.

  • Armstrong’s Q4 Economic Monitor Forecasts Significant Improvements in Regional Economy

    April 01, 2014

    Armstrong Atlantic State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.