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Local Food Production Leaders Attend Food Safety Training

Local Food Production Leaders Attend Food Safety Training

| September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Over 40 individuals working in the food production industry attended the Manufacturing Growth, Tools for a Stronger Business, Complying with Food Safety Standards training. The 2-hour training session held at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College on Tuesday, August 29, gave insight on accountability for the safety of food for human consumption, including complying with the […]

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Three Steps to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Company

Three Steps to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Company

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company In a purely economic sense, the value of any for-profit business is the present value of its cash flows. A lot more goes into the valuation of a business and there are exceptions where businesses are valued based on metrics that most ordinary Americans could never understand (just […]

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Metro Valdosta’s jobless rate unchanged at 5 percent in July

Metro Valdosta’s jobless rate unchanged at 5 percent in July

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate was unchanged from June to July at 5 percent. In July 2016, the rate was 5.6 percent. “While Metro Valdosta’s rate was unchanged, 343 more people went back to work,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “It’s great to see Valdosta’s economy growing. Since July 2016, Valdosta has gained 500 jobs, a […]

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Can You Afford This?

Can You Afford This?

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Imagine that you are the CEO of Company B. Company B employs 1,000 workers. Your employees have just been surveyed about the goals of your organization. Here are the results: Only 150 of your workers are aware of the goals of your organization. Only 60 of your workers […]

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Sorrentino Joins Pearlman Team

Sorrentino Joins Pearlman Team

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Cancer Center welcomes Peter Sorrentino as the new Administrative Director of Cancer Services. Sorrentino comes to Valdosta from Chicago where he worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as a senior institutional business manager. His job included increasing market share and growing product awareness specific to hospital oncology needs. Originally, Sorrentino […]

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Valdosta Main Street Director Appointed to GDA Board

Valdosta Main Street Director Appointed to GDA Board

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta Main Street Director Ellen Hill was recently appointed to the Georgia Downtown Association Board of Directors to serve a two-year term from 2017-2019. The Georgia Downtown Association is the state’s leading advocate for the economic viability of Georgia’s traditional downtowns. As a professional working to foster downtown revitalization, historic preservation, community economic development […]

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Why Fear is Your Friend

Why Fear is Your Friend

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Fear is good. Fear heightens our senses and makes us more alert. It makes us ready to fight (or run)! Fear lets us know we are alive. We can never be bored while being scared. Soren Kierkegaard stated, “boredom is the root of all evil.” Think about that. […]

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Ranch, Cookie Mix and more on Georgia food recall list

Ranch, Cookie Mix and more on Georgia food recall list

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

This following is a summary of new or updated/expanded food recalls impacting Georgia. For specific product identifiers (lot codes, expiration dates, etc.) and additional recall info, please click the links, which will redirect you to the official recall notice. Seven Sundays LLC is recalling Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli because it may contain an undeclared allergen (almonds). The product […]

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SGMC Honors August Hospital Heroes

SGMC Honors August Hospital Heroes

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Joy filled the room on Wednesday, as the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, GA Board of Directors honored a team of hospital heroes for their role in saving a patient’s life. However, it wasn’t the typical physical life that being saved, but a spiritual one. A few weekends ago, Leighton Delk, a […]

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Dr. Cliff Thomas Joins SGMC

Dr. Cliff Thomas Joins SGMC

| August 16, 2017 | 1 Comments

LAKELAND – South Georgia Medical Center campuses and affiliates welcome Clifton B. Thomas, MD, to its Lanier Campus in Lakeland. Dr. Thomas is board certified in Family Medicine and will provide comprehensive primary care to patients 12 years and older. Initially, Thomas will provide care to patients in Dr. Mandy Lucas’s office until she returns in […]

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