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Welcome to the South Georgia Insider Podcast, hosted by Thressea H. Boyd, editor of South Georgia Business Magazine. Join us as we chat with business and civic leaders and community influencers about the exciting—and sometimes challenging things happening throughout South Georgia. Topics range from business and manufacturing to entrepreneurship and rural prosperity, economic development, agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism, and the arts.

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Welcome to the South Georgia Insider Podcast, hosted by Thressea H. Boyd, editor of South Georgia Business Magazine. Join us as we chat with business and civic leaders and community influencers about the exciting—and sometimes challenging things happening throughout South Georgia. Topics range from business and manufacturing to entrepreneurship and rural prosperity, economic development, agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism, and the arts.

    Academy for Success: Mastering Soft Skills

    Academy for Success: Mastering Soft Skills

    On this podcast, Deanna Smith, with the Investment Center at CBC Bank, and Kristin Hanna from the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta (BGV) discuss how a Leadership Lowndes (LL) class project created a successful workforce training program. In 2019, LL members met with representatives from the BGV to develop the Academy for Success (AFS), an eight-week program emphasizing the development of soft skills, a vital part of an employee's work performance. After modifying a purchased cur...

    • 33 min
    The Future of Manufacturing: Industry 4.0

    The Future of Manufacturing: Industry 4.0

    In this podcast, Joshua Whittington, assistant dean of Technical and Instructional Programs at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, explains Industry 4.0 and its impact on local manufacturing.From the introduction of mechanization through water and steam power, the industrial revolution advanced to mass production and assembly lines, and then the adoption of computers and automation. Now industry 4.0 takes technology to new levels with autonomous systems and the use of more data. W...

    • 25 min
    Senator Russ Goodman: A Legislative Look

    Senator Russ Goodman: A Legislative Look

    In this podcast, Georgia Senator Russ Goodman provides an overview of the 2022 legislative session and the agricultural industry. Representing Georgia’s 8th district—Atkinson, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, and part of Ware counties—Goodman is a seventh-generation farmer and co-owner of Cogdell Berry Farm and the Great American Cobbler Company. He is passionate about saving family farms and understands the regional and global economic importance of farming and the struggles of ...

    • 39 min
    Brad Lawson: Georgia Christian School

    Brad Lawson: Georgia Christian School

    For more than a century, Georgia Christian School (GCS) has provided a Christian-based and rigorous academic curriculum in Dasher, Georgia, located just minutes from the Florida border.In this podcast, Dr. Brad Lawson, GCS president, talks about how the school's recognition has risen over the past decade, primarily due to the growing popularity of the annual Georgia Christian Benefit Dinner. What you'll learn in this podcast: Starting in 1914 as Dasher Bible College, for more than a...

    • 26 min
    Dave DiSalvo: Discover Valdosta’s ‘Ahhh’ Moments

    Dave DiSalvo: Discover Valdosta’s ‘Ahhh’ Moments

    On this podcast, Dave DiSalvo, executive director of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Tourism Authority, shares why Valdosta is more than a convenient I-75 stop for gas, food, and an overnight stay. A native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, DiSalvo arrived in Valdosta in 2021 and was pleased to find a community that shares his passion for tourism.With Georgia on their minds, last year, more than 159 million domestic and international people visited and spent $34.4 billion in the Peach State. In ad...

    • 22 min
    Special Olympics Georgia: Providing Decades of Empowerment

    Special Olympics Georgia: Providing Decades of Empowerment

    With more than 200 million people with intellectual disabilities worldwide, the Special Olympics has remained a vital movement to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.Meredith Elizabeth Crum, senior program manager for Special Olympics in Georgia, talks about the organization’s growth and upcoming State Fall Games, Oct. 7-8, 2022, in Valdosta. Special Olympics is the first, and still the only, organization to offer training and competition for pe...

    • 25 min

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