Small Cakes opens in Thomasville with help of Food Network star

Gus and Beth Walters recently opened a cupcakery franchise created by Jeff Martin, Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” competitor for three seasons.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Audio: New carpet factories in Dalton help cushion recession losses
Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is part of a resurgence in manufacturing in Georgia and it reflects an optimistic outlook for manufacturing across the Southeast.
Source: Things Considered

Synovus and TSYS report quarterly earnings
Synovus Financial Corp. will pay a penny per share quarterly dividend, while TSYS will pay 10 cents a share.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Inaugural Aflac Duckprints Awards announced
“Aflac is proud to honor John Smoltz and Dr. William G. Woods, who passionately share our values of supporting people in their time of need,” Kathleen Amos, president of the Aflac Foundation, said Wednesday. “The footprints left by each of these heroes remind us of what we can accomplish when we reach out to help others.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Georgia Square mall sold to offshore investor and Atlanta-based partner
Hendon Properties will manage and lease space in the mall.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Mark Stevens named regional development officer of Macon Mall
Stevens is a former marketing president of State Bank & Trust Co.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Downtown Albany post office won’t close for now
The U.S. Postal Service has signed a one-year lease to maintain its branch at 345 W. Broad Ave.
Source: Albany Herald

New distribution center to be built in Fulton County
The distribution center, maintenance facility and freezer operations center is rumored to be spearheaded by Kroger.
Source: WSB-TV

UPS buys two companies in Costa Rica
UPS will expand in Costa Rica by buying small package delivery company Union Pak de Costa Rica and brokerage company SEISA Brokerage.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Chick-fil-A offers free breakfast next week
This year, those wanting the free breakfast must sign up online first.
Source: Christian Science Monitor


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