Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi van now stationed in Griffin to get community back online at no charge

STAFF REPORT ::: Comcast has brought its mobile Xfinity WiFi van to Griffin to assist those impacted by this week’s tornadoes and severe weather. The Xfinity WiFi van will help storm victims stay in touch with family and friends, as well as access crucial recovery information.Residents who are within the van’s range will have free […]

Curfews imposed by city of Griffin, Spalding County no longer in effect

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: With the enactment of Governor Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place executive order, the curfews imposed by the city of Griffin and Spalding County are no longer in effect. As of 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – the time at which the shelter-in-place order goes into effect – all activities permitted under Kemp’s order […]

Georgia receives statewide disaster declaration from U.S. Small Business Administration

STAFF REPORT ::: The state of Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to a press release from Governor Brian Kemp, this will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 Georgia counties. “This is great news […]

Assistance available for employees negatively impacted by COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDoL) are addressing an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19. “We are laser-focused on assisting the hardworking Georgians who have been […]

Ace your interview

GALE BROWN SANDLER, GRIFFIN RESUME SERVICE ::: There are many types of questions you will get in an interview situation and you need to be prepared for them by rehearsing your answers. You can find many of the top questions you might be asked online, but let’s talk about a few common interview questions and […]

Cronic to host 2013 Women’s Business Expo Nov. 19

SUBMITTED ::: The Cronic Automotive Group is again hosting the Women’s Business Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cronic Nissan showroom. The event, co-sponsored with the local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), will focus on local firms that are owned or operated by women, according to Wanda Cronic […]

Staying Savvy at our Local Library

Vincent B. Watkins, JD – Founder and CEO of The Watkins Group Inc. Griffin-Spalding County Library proudly presents Staying Savvy in Tough Economic Conditions, a free seminar by Vincent B. Watkins for businesses and entreprenuers facing difficulties in today’s market economy. Watkins will discuss how to build a winning company, operate a business from home […]

City industrial recycling initiatives a link in closing the loop

By Sheila A. Marshall Managing Editor   The city of Griffin Board of Commissioners recently approved the approximately $16,000 purchase of a compactor that will be installed at the Caterpillar Corporation in Spalding County. According to Griffin Central Services Director Phill Francis, the purchase and installation is not the first at the local business. “Actually, […]

Philanthropic business uses recycled shoes to help homeless

Several years ago, a Griffin man became a “social entrepreneur” after being laid off as an intern architect.  Brian Keith Miller began interactive workshops for children with three goals: emphasize the importance of making powerful positive choices, dispel stereotypical views of success, and demonstrate the effect of one’s actions. Less than a year later, he […]

Five local female entrepreneurs share business insights

Although the United States economy continues to struggle, small businesses are leading the way to recovery. According to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the most recent Census data shows continued growth, with 902,694 small businesses in operation in Georgia, representing 97.7 percent of all employers and employing 45 percent of the workforce. (SBA […]

Submit a photo, win $50!

The contest is still open! Take a picture of yourself in or around your favorite business or restaurant holding some sort of sign (it doesn’t have to be fancy) that describes why you love that place in one word.  Get creative, because the most interesting photos & words will be chosen for front-page publication in […]

Local businessman retires after long “colorful” career in sign industry

RYAN ROSS :::  It was 1949 at a fruit stand on the side of Old Highway 41 just south of Spring Creek, Georgia when a 12 year old boy asked his father if he could paint his produce signs for him. That boy was Robert Presley and now at age 75, with over 62 years […]

Safehouse Coffee & Tea destroyed by fire; owners vow to rebuild

A Monday evening fire destroyed the building housing Safehouse Coffee & Tea, a beloved downtown business. Although the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Safehouse employees reportedly noted a smell described as burning rubber. When the fire was first discovered, two employees, Jacob Orr and Stephen Dozier, as well as Christopher Blalock, […]

>Entrepreneurs share experiences at Chamber’s Power Partners Expo

> The Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Power Partner’s Expo at Southern Crescent Technical College Tuesday, January 25.  An hour-long panel discussion included presentations from local business owners David Hammond (Hammond Heating and Air), Eddie Grogan (CareMaster Medical), Michelle Cannon (C&R Fleet Services), Kelly Palmatier (Griffin Web Design), and Chuck Swinson (Chick-fil-A).  Swinson’s […]

>Kick @$$ Job of the Week: Glenn Golden

> How did you get your kick @$$ job? [Glenn Golden] The brewery started as a bit of a pipe dream, as I think it does for most home brewers that want to make a career out of their passion for making beer. I spent many hours researching what it takes to open and operate […]