June 2014 Features

  • SCAD Recognized for Three National Honors by AIA

    June 30, 2014

    Savannah College of Art and Design was recognized for three honors by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the institute's national convention held in Chicago.

  • Aflac-Backed Communicorp Gives Customers FORTUNE 500 Stability

    June 26, 2014

    The seeds of Communicorp, Inc. started over fifty years ago as a vehicle to provide Aflac headquarters and field force offices with business cards, letterhead, and brochures. The concept quickly grew to an internal print shop chartered in 1981 to the Georgia-based corporation it is today with locations in Columbus and Atlanta, with a presence throughout Georgia.

  • Georgia Ranked 10th Friendliest State for Small Businesses in Nationwide Survey

    June 24, 2014

    Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released new data showing that Georgia has won praise as one of the top ten states for small businesses. Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack.com, said “Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Georgia's friendliness towards small business is helping to make that happen.”

  • Q&A with Bloody Point Golf Club CEO Kevin McCarthy

    June 23, 2014

    With the renovation of the Bloody Point Golf Club, the launching of Daufuskie Island Rum Company, dinner experiences and more on deck, Bloody Point is destined for a breakout year.

  • Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill Reports Progress: Mercer Medical School, Heart & Vascular Institute, Fiscal Benefits

    June 18, 2014

    In our third and final report with Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill, she talks about the Mercer University Medical Campus, expansion of the Heart & Vascular Institute, and the fiscal benefits to the community.

  • Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill Reports Progress: Population Health, Partnerships, Children's Hospital

    June 17, 2014

    In our second report with Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill, she focuses on recent progress in investing resources in population health, the recent partnership with Novant Health, and the erecting of a dedicated children's hospital on the Memorial Campus.

  • Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill Reports Progress - Part One

    June 16, 2014

    In the first of a three part series this week, Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill reflects on the hospital’s annual update to the Chatham County Commission at its semi-monthly meeting on May 23rd. Gill began her report with a review of plans and accomplishments from last year that continue to lead Memorial to its current and future successes.

  • JCB 3rd Annual Mud Run Adds Bike Event

    June 13, 2014

    J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, or JCB, is known for their loaders, excavators, skid steers and other get-the-job-done equipment. But since 2012, JCB’s North American Headquarters in Savannah is also known for their ability to build one heck of a fun mud run course. As they ask on the course registration page, “Really…who could build a better mud run course?” it’s hard not to agree.

  • Blanchard Leadership Forum Brings Big Names to Georgia

    June 12, 2014

    The Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum consistently hosts some of the biggest names in business during this annual event on August 25th and 26th, and this year’s event lives up to its expectations. The 2014 line-up is headlined by Entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

  • Armstrong Coastal Empire Index: Economic Surge Continues for Region

    June 09, 2014

    Savannah’s economy continued to expand at a rapid rate in early 2014. Growth was particularly strong in electricity sales (a broad indicator of residential, commercial, and manufacturing activity), consumer confidence, and tourism indicators. Increases in employment, port activity, and retail sales played a meaningful secondary role in the regional economy’s acceleration.

  • CEO Profile: Billy Robinson, CEO of Port City Logistics

    June 05, 2014

    If you ever run into Billy Robinson at a cocktail party, you won’t suffer for conversation. The CEO of Port City Logistics understands one thing few Americans do: the many complicated steps involved in getting goods into the hands of consumers.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Activity Continues Growth in May

    June 03, 2014

    Georgia manufacturing activity remained strong for May, even as new orders fell from its high April reading, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) released today by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business.

  • Five Health Insurance Tips that Can Make Your Workforce Appreciate You

    June 02, 2014

    Over the past several months, small businesses may have grappled to understand the many changes and regulations to the evolving health care landscape. In developing compliant strategies, employers have made, and continue to make, key benefits decisions that will impact the personal and financial well-being of their workers for years to come.