Assistance with the Lending Process Aids Growth of Murray County Manufacturer 

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On July 30, 2021
PolyTech Fibers LLC is a minority- and employee-owned manufacturer of recycled polyester staple fiber. Launched in Chatsworth in 2014, it runs three production lines in three plants and employs more than 100 local residents. Its historical revenue growth is more than 10 percent annually.     Polytech is an economic development success and a beacon of […]
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Business Basics Plant Seeds for a Successful U-Pick Flower Startup

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 7, 2021
Kedron Nicholson’s father, a florist, arranged flowers into symphonies of sight and scent. Her grandfather, a horticulturist, made simple grafts that would change the floral destiny of a camelia bush. As a young Episcopal seminarian, Kedron regularly filled campus with beautiful, joyful flowers.   So, when she and her husband James had their “what’s next” […]
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Peter Williams is UGA SBDC “Consultant of the Year” | 2019 Awards

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On November 30, 2020
Peter Williams, business consultant in the UGA SBDC in Macon office, received the SBDC’s “2019 Consultant of the Year Award” during our digital award ceremony this spring, after being nominated by a group of his peers.         The Consultant of the Year Award (COY) is given to a business consultant based on […]
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Harmony Learning in Lithia Springs, Georgia

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
Preschool owner keeps business open during pandemic, with help from UGA   Harmony Learning Academy in Lithia Springs was posting an excellent first quarter for 2020. Enrollment for the year-old preschool had grown to 60 children, nine full-time and one part-time employees, and earnings were up.   When the coronavirus forced it to close on […]
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Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth, GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
Assistance from UGA keeps essential employees on front line   The Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth kept its doors open and continued treating patients with glaucoma, retinal detachments and other eye injuries when the COVID-19 response temporarily closed many others. In fact, the practice set a record for seeing patients through its affiliation with two […]
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Pooler Vet in Bloomingdale, GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
UGA helps veterinary hospital adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, get back on track for expansion     Dr. Mike Ammermon, a UGA alumnus and doctor of veterinary medicine, opened Pooler Veterinary Hospital in 2013 with two veterinarians and two staff members by his side.         By 2018, the business had grown to four […]
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A focus on business and leadership development in south and middle GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 1, 2020
University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach is dedicating a staff position to south and central Georgia to support business and leadership development efforts in the region.   Jessica Walden, a native of Macon, Georgia, started April 1 in a position shared jointly between the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the […]
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