ASP announces new vice president
America’s Swimming Pool Co. hired Jef Flournoy as vice president of franchise sales and development. Flournoy, one of the first franchise owners with ASP, joins the corporate office after operating his own franchise in Augusta for several years.
Prior to joining the management team, Flournoy taught school and coached soccer at Monroe Academy. While there, he received the Monroe County Middle School teacher of the year award twice and was a two-time GISA Coach of the Year winner.The United Way of Central Georgia has been selected to receive the 2015 Georgia Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Children Are the Reason for Excellence Award. This statewide award is given to an individual or business not directly affiliated with a club organization. United Way of Central Georgia provides support to Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in Macon, Fort Valley and Milledgeville. The award will be presented Oct. 16.The Medical Center, Navicent Health, recently installed new auxiliary officers. The incoming leaders are Vivian Thomas, president; Joyce Schafer, vice president; Marvin O’Dillion, treasurer; Mary Robertson, recording secretary; and Helen Tucker, corresponding secretary.
Also the Medical Center, Navicent Health, has been included in Health Grove’s listing of the best hospitals in the state of Georgia, ranking second behind Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. In order to determine which hospitals to include in Georgia’s Top 10, Health Grove examined data from Medicare performance scores, number of cases per year, U.S. News & World Report ranking, lowest mortality rates related to pneumonia, heart attack and heart failure and lowest rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.The Macon-Bibb County economic development team received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Paid Advertisement Campaign for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council.
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For a number of years, the Macon Economic Development Commission and Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce have collaborated with some of its economic development partners on an ad in Georgia Trend magazine to attract the attention of its readers and let them know why Macon-Bibb County is a great place for business and tourism.
This year Macon-Bibb County, the Bibb County School System, the Macon Water Authority, Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, New Town Macon, the chamber and the MEDC collaborated with the Macon-based marketing company, Bright Ideas Group, to design the ad.The Perry Kiwanis Club selected a new board of directors for the 2015-16 year. They are Jim Moore, president; Mike Baker, vice president; Sara Paulk, secretary; Stacey Carter-Fite, treasurer; and Dan Bibler, president-elect. Other directors are: Sandi Smeltzer, two-year term; Felicia Kindler, two-year term; and Ted Heath, one-year term.Heart of Georgia Hospice was chosen as Business of the Month for October by The business development committee of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. This award makes it eligible for the Business of the Year Award. Heart of Georgia Hospice is located within Perry Hospital.
-- Angela Woolen