The Next Big Idea Can Win You $10,000!
The College Hill Alliance and Central Georgia colleges and universities have united in search of the Next Big Idea from their students entrepreneurs! Students currently enrolled at Mercer University, Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia Stage College, Fort Valley State University, Central Georgia Technical College and Wesleyan College are eligible to compete in the business plan competition where the top ideas take home $15,000 in cash prizes.
Teams submit their ideas online and each school chooses up to two semi-finalist teams. They compete by pitching their idea to a panel of judges on April 5 at Mercer University. Teams will be judged in the following areas: risk, strategy, capability, viability, and impact. There is no entry fee. The idea submission deadline is March 10. Visit theTheNextBigIdea.us for more information, official rules and to register your team.
Report to the Community 2014
Save the date to join the College Hill Alliance, Interface Studio, the College Hill Corridor Commission and partners, supporters and believers in the College Hill Corridor project as we celebrate our successes and announce the updates to the College Hill Master Plan. The event will be help on Wednesday, April 9, at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon. Everyone is invited to attend. To review the recently published Report to the Community, click HERE.
Construction Begins on College Street
College Street improvements between Oglethorpe Street and Coleman Avenue has begun. The collaborative project between Mercer University, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia Power, Cox Communications, and AT&T, will include new sidewalks along Tattnall Square Park, road improvements, a roundabout at College and Oglethorpe Streets, utility relocation, crosswalk, new pedestrian crossing system near Alexander II Magnet School, new lighting, and multiple tree plantings.
Primary funding is coming from a GDOT Transportation Enhancement Grant with matching funds provided by Mercer University, the Knight Foundation and the Macon-Bibb Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax; other partners have contributed in-kind services to help relocate utilities.