Largest Brining Pickling Operation Makes Macon Home

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Peter Piper might have picked them, but Mr. Chips brought them to Macon. Mr. Chips, a leading supplier of pickle and pepper products, purchased a 120,000 sq. ft. building in the Ocmulgee East Industrial Park and approximately 30 acres (also located in the park) in 2014. The Pinconning, MI., company, which is a subsidiary of one of the largest grading and brining pickling operations in the country, invested $8.5 million in the facility and employed up to 50 people, according to a 2014 Macon Economic Development Commission press release. Read More

Financial Literacy Opportunity Brings Greater Prosperity to Macon-Bibb

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HOPE Inside Macon-Bibb is living up to its name by giving low-income residents more than just hope: it’s providing financial literacy services that change lives. The nonprofit is a local initiative of HOPE International that operates out of the Buck Melton Community Center. It provides free credit and money management workshops as well as one-on-one coaching sessions. HOPE Inside Macon-Bibb County began serving residents last February when dozens of people registered for its inaugural workshops.

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Headquartered in Macon, America’s Swimming Pool Company Ranked One of the Fastest-Growing Franchises

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America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise, proudly announces its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchises list. The company ranked 86th on the list thanks to its exceptional growth last year. ASP is the only pool business company to crack the list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 100 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Read More