Beyond Profit Blog

Catering to the Needs of the Community

July 27, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

The most recent goBeyondProfit research report found that 76% of Georgians name small, local businesses as the most trusted institution to help solve problems. When asked how these smaller businesses should engage in the issues, Georgians named contributions of skills, expertise and service as the most effective ways for neighborhood businesses take part in the solutions. In a recent regional…

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On a Mission to be the World’s Most Caring Company

July 26, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Founded 76 years ago right here in Hapeville, GA, Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan T. Cathy, recently received the 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion Award. Recognition by fellow business leaders of their success in consistently delivering care through meaningful daily moments that permeate the Chick-fil-A culture and result in decades of generosity. During our goBeyondProfit interview with Dan Cathy, we explored the…

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Stakeholder Capitalism: A Way of Life for Local Business

July 18, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

During a recent conversation in Athens, Georgia, goBeyondProfit sat down with the founder and CEO of Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Bob Googe. Bob’s professional journey has traversed between management consulting, ministry and entrepreneurship. In a conversation with peers at our Athens CEO Forum, he offered unvarnished comments on life as a local business owner. Perhaps most compelling was Bob’s take on…

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Delivering Net Benefit for Business, Employees and Community

July 18, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Early this year, goBeyondProfit Champion and CEO of Better Communities Collaborative Jon Williams co-hosted a CEO Forum in Athens, Georgia. The conversation between the panelists and the attendees offered a glimpse into the mindset of the entrepreneur and small business owner today. We wrestled with the pressures business leaders face today and the role of small business in helping navigate…

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Colony Bank Dares to Lead Differently

July 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

As a community bank, Colony Bank depends on the success of the communities they operate within. Their business is tied to the ups and downs of the larger community. As a company, they understand that financial success is not the only measure of success and so the Colony Bank business model involves a broad understanding of service. Service as a…

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One Local Farm’s Experiments with Flexibility

July 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

At goBeyondProfit we are eager to hear from leaders of different industries around the state and understand the nuance of business generosity across sectors and sizes of companies. We had the opportunity to talk with Staci Willson of Sunnyland Farms in Albany, Georgia. Sunnyland is a family-owned, fourth generation pecan farm that has been in business since 1948. What started…

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Integrity at the core of small business generosity

July 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

During our road trip to Albany, Georgia we had the opportunity to sit down with Jud Savelle, President of Bishop Clean Care. Jud is a native of Albany, Georgia who, along with his wife, Jenny, owns and manages their 70-year-old family business that focuses on residential and commercial cleaning services employing over 85 people in Southwest Georgia. Our conversation with…

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Generosity-based approaches to weather the “Great Resignation”

May 12, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

Daily newsfeeds sound the alarm that we are in the midst of a talent crisis – the Great Resignation or perhaps Great Reassessment. Record numbers of people are resigning from their current role in search of greener pastures. In order to help business leaders navigate this tight labor market, we sat down with Valarie Mackey, the CEO of WrightNow Solutions…

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A Happy House: Local Realtors Giving Back

May 8, 2022
EXPERT TACTICS

The conversation begins with an audacious goal – Steve Parker wants to give away a billion dollars and impact 100 million lives. Who could complain? But it’s the innovative shift he’s brought to his industry that we found fascinating. Steve and the team at A Happy House have found a way to partner with homeowners and non-profit organizations to make…

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CEO in Seconds; More than Ready to Lead

March 23, 2022
CEO INTERVIEW

An unremarkable Monday in December turned into a dramatic inflection point for one company and for the career of Kristen Cavallo. At the time she was the Chief Strategy Officer for Mullen Lowe, headquartered in Boston. The “Me-Too” movement was dominating the national conversation with sudden, jolting consequences for many established leaders. Such was the case for The Martin Agency,…

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