Category: Chamber News

Workforce development crucial in Macon

By Randy Southerland  – Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle Dec 15, 2019, 6:00am EST https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/15/workforce-development-crucial-in-macon.html Developing a high-tech workforce geared to the demands of local industry is a community effort in Macon-Bibb County. Increasingly the local school system and technical college are working with companies and local leaders…

Health care companies expand in Macon’s market

By Fran M. Putney  – Contributing Writer Dec 15, 2019, 9:00am ESThttps://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/15/health-care-companies-expand-in-macon-market.html Significant investments by the two primary health care providers in the Macon area have not only resulted in major improvements in health care access and delivery to area residents, but have also become a catalyst for…

The music is back in downtown Macon

By Randy Southerland  – Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business ChronicleDec 13, 2019, 11:41am ESThttps://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/13/the-music-is-back-in-downtown-macon.html  Macon’s downtown has undergone a revitalization that few would have thought possible just a decade ago. “There have been a lot of partnerships over a long period of time that have gotten us to…

Macon Bibb County Industrial Sector Soars

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle By Doug DeLoach  – Contributing Writer Dec 13, 2019, 9:21am EST Updated Dec 18, 2019, 9:39am EST https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/13/macon-bibb-county-industrial-sector-soars.html The MBCIA works with local partners such as the Macon Water Authority, Macon-Bibb County Economic and Community Development, Macon-Bibb County Boards of Commissioners, Bibb County Board…

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Published by Sharon Dowdy for CAES News 03/19/19 https://www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=7904&story=Top-Farmer Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of his 90-year-old father,…

Viewpoint: Macon Chamber at forefront of new initiatives

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Dec 14, 2019, 10:00 am EST.https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/14/macon-chamber-at-forefront-of-new-initiatives.html     On March 21, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce joined U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop in celebrating the new Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. The Macon Chamber played a…

Shop Local in Macon This Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday is a holiday that encourages shoppers to support small brick and mortar businesses. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday enables shoppers to make a big impact in their…

Leadership Macon Celebrates 2019 Class Graduation

  Leadership Macon provides training and community orientation to individuals seeking to become more involved in the growth and development of Macon-Bibb County. The year-long program introduces a class of upcoming influencers to the strengths and challenges in Macon-Bibb County. The 2019 Class recently graduated…

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