Regional Business

Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops has completed a $5 billion acquisition of competitor Cabela’s, the company announced this week. The deal was closed on September 25th, where Bass Pro paid $61.50 a share for Cabela’s stock, lower than the original $65.50 a share announced in April. Both brands will be retained, […]

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Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Equifax is ousting the company’s CEO as a result of the massive data breach which has exposed millions of individuals person information to hackers. The Associated Press is reporting CEO Richard Smith has been fired by the company in an effort to begin transitioning the company after a security breach exposed information on […]

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Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company BarryWehmiller’s Principles of Leadership Last week we discussed how Barry-Wehmiller cares for the people in its organization. We also noted how Barry-Wehmiller grew from $22 million in revenues in 1976 to a $2.4 billion company today. That is an impressive jump in revenue, but what is even more […]

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Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Southern Georgia’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said Wednesday that in August the unemployment rate was just 5 percent, unemployment claims fell and job growth continued to climb. “The August numbers show Southern Georgia’s economy and outlook for employment remains healthy,” said Butler. The […]

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Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA –  In the 1990’s there was a huge push for high school and college students to consider Health Occupation careers with the growing number of the baby boomer generation getting older.  Now, Manufacturing and Construction industries are feeling the effects of an aging population. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College works closely with industries and businesses in […]

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Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Barry-Wehmiller is committed to building a better world through business. They seem to be doing a pretty good job. Today the Barry-Wehmiller companies have total revenues of $2.4B. How they achieved this level of success is an interesting story. The company was founded in 1885 as a maker […]

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More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More technology jobs are being made available in Atlanta. OneTrust, a data privacy firm, announced they will double their office footprint in Midtown Atlanta in the seven-story Midtown Heights building on Spring Street. OneTrust is backed by Manhattan Associates and AirWatch co-founder Alan Dabbiere.  The firm has developed a technology that helps businesses […]

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LaGrange poised to host $530 million Tire Plant

LaGrange poised to host $530 million Tire Plant

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

LAGRANGE — A factory set to employ up to 1,000 people is poised to be constructed near LaGrange. The Sentury Tire plant will cost about $530 million.  Sentury is one of China’s largest tire manufacturers, and will construct the 1.5 million square foot building on a yet-to-be determined site. The exact location will be finalized […]

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How Chick-fil-a Delivers Amazing Service

How Chick-fil-a Delivers Amazing Service

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company No one can argue that a visit to a Chick-fil-a is a higher-level experience than what you get from most fast food restaurants. Have you ever wondered how they manage to deliver great food and a great experience when restaurants right down the street paying their people similar […]

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Georgia Ranked Third Best for Business

Georgia Ranked Third Best for Business

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — A survey of business executives shows Georgia as a top state in which to do business. A survey by the Development Counselors International placed Georgia behind Florida and Texas in the Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing report. “The Winning Strategies survey provides insights into the minds of key decision-makers, from their perceptions […]

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