CEOs for Khalil School Creations, Tyra Hill Entertainment, String Things and Libby's Laser Lithos describe their companies that launched through participation in the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The businesses took part in a pop up shop Saturday, June 24, 2017. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
Graduates of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy participated in a pop up shop Saturday, June 24, 2017, showing off their new businesses. Program manager Nadia Osman described how students became young CEOs. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
As a young kid, Elijah Rutland asked his parents to buy him a pair of sneakers. When they wouldn't, he began drawing and designing shoes that he now custom paints and sells through his company, Fix My Sole. A 17-year-old Central High graduate, is one of 20 student graduates from the 2016-2017 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
Before performing at the 2017 Macon Arts Advocacy Breakfast, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti spoke of the lasting impact of art. "We know the history of wars and the terrible things, but it's art that survives." Moretti and husband, Steve Moretti, played together on the Douglass Theatre stage.
Georgia College has partnered with Georgia Film Academy to offer the introduction to on-set film production course. Students can continue their film education with classes from the Georgia Film Academy at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, and they earn their Georgia Film Academy Certification once they’ve completed 18 hours worth of film courses. This video from the Georgia Film Academy gives more details on the program.