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Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate unchanged at 4.8 percent in May

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate unchanged at 4.8 percent in May

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region in May was 4.8 percent, unchanged from April.  In May 2016, the rate was 5.1 percent. While the rate was unchanged, there were 1,648 more Southern Georgia area residents employed in May than in April, pushing the […]

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to November Drought

Deadline Approaching to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to November Drought

| June 27, 2017 | 1 Comments

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on Nov. 15, 2016. The declaration includes the […]

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CJB Industries named Investor Panel Judge for Young Entrepreneurs Academy

CJB Industries named Investor Panel Judge for Young Entrepreneurs Academy

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Jason Manley of Georgia Power, YEA! Superstar Sponsor, is pleased to announce CJB Industries as an Investor Panel judge for an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes students in grades six to 12 through the process of starting and […]

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Bush Wealth Management: June 2017 Economic Update

Bush Wealth Management: June 2017 Economic Update

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kent Patrick from Bush Wealth Management gives an economic update for the month of March. Patrick discusses financial headlines from the previous month, provides some insight into what may happen this month and explains what it means for investors.

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The Power of Benchmarking

The Power of Benchmarking

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company I was just reviewing a report on the banking industry by Boston Consulting Group that benchmarked 12 of the top 30 retail banks across North America. These “top” institutions, BCG refers to them as the “premier league” of banks, account for 430 million customers, 51,000 branches and more than $13.5 […]

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South Georgia peach farm pushes through massive crop loss

South Georgia peach farm pushes through massive crop loss

| June 23, 2017 | 1 Comments

MORVEN, Ga. – The warm winter and late freeze has taken a toll on Georgia’s peach crop. “Some things you just can’t get out of,” says Irvin Lawson, owner of the Peach Shed in Morven. Their peach packing line now collects dust. A sign of hard times. “Your heart wants to stay in it so […]

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Slam dunk! Basketball as a teaching tool

Slam dunk! Basketball as a teaching tool

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Jessica Paseck | Submitted by Clay Hadsock | Wells Fargo In Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo and the Harlem Globetrotters team up to provide an important financial literacy lesson to young students. Wells Fargo leaders in Des Moines, Iowa, received an assist from the Harlem Globetrotters as they teamed up to educate — and […]

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Nursing Students Go Beyond the Text Books with SGMC Cardiovascular Internship

Nursing Students Go Beyond the Text Books with SGMC Cardiovascular Internship

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University senior nursing students Amy Wilson and Tyler Hunter received certificates marking their completion of South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Internship Program on June 21. Through this mini-internship, students were given the unique opportunity to shadow and observe SGMC’s Cardiovascular Team first hand at the Dasher Heart Center. “It was awesome!” […]

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The Gardens Honored as Leading Business of the Week

The Gardens Honored as Leading Business of the Week

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored The Gardens as this week’s Leading Business of the week. Built in 2007, The Gardens is Valdosta’s premier gated community. They offer beautiful landscaping, high end appliances, attached garages, extensive soundproofing and many more amenities. They welcome families and individuals to join their safe, friendly, luxurious community. The Gardens […]

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Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate rises to 4.4 percent in May

Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate rises to 4.4 percent in May

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate in May was 4.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.3 percent in April. In May 2016, the rate was 4.9 percent. The rate rose as the labor force grew, the number of jobs declined, and there was an […]

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