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Chamber Honors Outstanding Employee for January

Chamber Honors Outstanding Employee for January

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s Small Business of the Month Committee presented Nancy Fransioli, Personal Banker for CB&T, with the Outstanding Employee Award for January 2013.  The award presentation is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services of Middle Georgia.

“Nancy is an outstanding example of a customer service professional in our community,” said Chamber President Morgan Law.  “I have been able to work with her for years as a customer and am always treated to a smile, enthusiastic attitude and professional assistance to resolve my various banking needs.” 

Law says that Fransioli is knowledgeable, capable and always willing to go the "extra" mile to accommodate a customer. 

WRPD: 6,823 Total Calls for Service in January

WRPD: 6,823 Total Calls for Service in January

Here's a quick breakdown of what we were up to last month: 

Get Organized: Make a List

Get Organized: Make a List

Every since I was a little girl I have been in love with writing lists. My mother and grandmother were great list makers with columns of words sprinkled around the piece of paper. Today I still love a handwritten list as my ever present notebook of list proves.

However, my list writing days may be soon be over. Now there is a great online resource for printable lists of every kind imaginable - ListPlanIt.com. The categories of lists available on ListPlanIt.com range from family matters to financial planning to time management to fun.

 

Houston County Jobless Rate Released

Houston County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Houston County in December 2012 was 7.4 percent.

That's 1.4 percent lower than the state's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

Houston County High Alum Auditions on American Idol

 

 

You may have seen a familiar Warner Robins face auditioning on American Idol last night.

Summer Cunningham, Houston County High alum and former 13WMAZ Junior Journalist sang "Lean on Me" for the judges and received a golden ticket for the next round.

(In the above video, you can see Summer sing with Sam Fisher, also of Houston County High School class of 2011.)

HOCO Cheerleader Lands on "Atlanta Cheer" Cover

HOCO Cheerleader Lands on "Atlanta Cheer" Cover

You may recognize that cheerleading uniform from around town.

Houston County High School's own Halie Manion made the front cover of Atlanta Cheer.

RELATED | HOCO Cheerleading Wins State Title