Business briefs: Carmike Cinemas to issue earnings report Aug. 4

Carmike Cinemas has set its date for releasing the company's second-quarter earnings report, and it will be Aug. 4.

The Columbus-based movie-theater chain said its financial data for the April-June period will be made public after the stock markets close that day.

Carmike operates 254 theaters with 2,680 screens in 37 states. Its circuit includes 39 premium large-format auditoriums with state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating. That includes 24 "BigDs," 13 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens.

Mosaic takes over management of Maple Ridge Golf Club

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Mosaic Clubs & Resorts said it has been retained to manage Maple Ridge Golf Club in north Columbus.

"Mosaic is very gratified to add such an outstanding club to our roster of managed properties around the country," Mosaic President Steve Willy said in a statement. "We certainly will strive to maintain proper stewardship of Maple Ridge as it enters its third decade of welcoming the people of Columbus to the club."

Maple Ridge Golf Course was designed by architect Mike Young in 1993 and is the centerpiece of the 700-acre Maple Ridge master-planned residential development.

The 6,586-yard, par 72 course underwent a significant renovation in 2005 by architect Craig Shriner and 1987 Masters Champion Larry Mize, a longtime Columbus resident, Mosaic said.

Mize began the renovation by analyzing the playing characteristics of every hole, hitting shots from various strategic positions and making recommendations for enhancing the golf experience, the company said. Shriner then took over, redesigning or moving several greens, adding tee boxes and rerouting a few holes.

W.C. Bradley Co. of Columbus developed the Maple Ridge community. In addition to the golf course, it has a full-service clubhouse, tennis, swimming, walking trails and fishing lakes.

For Maple Ridge Golf Club information, call 706-569-0966 or visit online at

Kia contributes $900,000 to the City of West Point

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia said it has given $900,000 to the City of West Point to be used at the city's discretion.

"The City of West Point is a big part of the KMMG team and we are proud to be able call West Point our home," said Randy Jackson, KMMG's senior vice president of human resources and administration. "KMMG is committed to being a good corporate citizen and we know that our success would not be possible without the unwavering spirit of teamwork we have seen in this region."

Kia also gave the city $850,000 in 2013, part of an overall $6.65 million commitment to West Point over several years.

The Kia plant is located in West Point, Ga., which is in Troup County near the Alabama border. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, the main assembly plant is located on 2,200 and began mass production in November 2009. It makes the Sorento crossover utility vehicle and the Optima mid-size sedan.

"The City of West Point is again thankful for KMMG's support of the effort to stimulate development within the city's redevelopment areas," said Mayor Drew Ferguson. This contribution illustrates KMMG's commitment to our citizens and to improving this community for everyone."