Officials with the W.C. Bradley Co. and W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate division were joined by community leaders and others to celebrate the groundbreaking for The RAPIDS at Riverfront Place, a $52 million riverfront apartment complex in downtown Columbus. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor building the complex, the first building on 7.5 acres W.C. Bradley Co. owns along the Chattahoochee River between the 13th Street and 14th Street Bridges west of Broadway. The area is being called Riverfront Place and will be developed with a mix of residential and commercial over an extended period.
On Thursday morning, TSYS gathered for its annual meeting of shareholders inside its downtown Columbus campus auditorium. It was the final meeting with Jim Blanchard and Jimmy Yancey as directors on the TSYS board, with the two not up for re-election by shareholders. They have served on the board since TSYS became a publicly traded company in 1983, with it still a subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp. at the time. It was spun off from Synovus as a standalone company in 2007. Blanchard is a retired chairman and CEO of Synovus, while Yancey is a retired Synovus chairman, president and chief operating officer.
Char-Broil's new Global Headquarters, located at 1442 Belfast Avenue in Columbus, will be officially unveiled Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration. The Ledger-Enquirer was invited to tour the facility Monday morning.
Ben's ChopHouse owner Ben Boles talks about his new restaurant at 6780 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, which opened Thursday, relocating from the Sidney Simons Boulevard space he had occupied nearly 12 years. (Video by Tony Adams)
Weezy Wingo Motzel, general manager, food servies and hospitatilty for Spectra by Comcast-Spectator, describes the experience of her staff serving more than 21,000 meals over three days to the roughly 5,000 people who recently attended the 2017 Georgia Thespian Conference at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.
The Aflac duck, the insurance company said, has already secured its credentials from The Recording Academy and will serve as a “production assistant” for the Grammy Awards. This is the third year that Aflac has had a presence at the event.
Technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable flying car. And what used to be the stuff of science fiction might not be too far away
William R. "Billy" Blanchard, partner and board member of Jordan-Blanchard Capital, gave Monday the forecast for Columbus' economy in 2017 during a Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga. Go to Tony Adams' story at www.ledger-enquirer.com for more detailed reporting from the luncheon.
The film industry in Georgia has an estimated annual economic impact of $7 Billion, according to Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Ayers also said Georgia currently trails only California and the United Kingdom in terms of film production.
Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, gave Monday the forecast for Georgia's economy in 2017 during a Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga. Go to Tony Adams' story at www.ledger-enquirer.com for more detailed reporting from the luncheon.