8 S G M A G A Z I N E | FA L L 2 0 1 8 contents VIEWPOINT SMALL BUSINESS AGRICULTURE HEALTHCARE 11 30 33 12 14 16 18 22 25 28 Allan Adams SBDC State Director Thomasville Uses the Arts to Create Economic Growth Valdosta Mall Helping Local Businesses Pop-up to the Next Level Brooks Gibbs: An Entrepreneurial Spirit Sarah Cook: Promoting Georgia’s Agricultural Industry Across the U.S. Shelia Calhoun Rice: Carrying on a Family Tradition A Cut Above the Rest: Baker Farms Is a Leader in Production of Leafy Greens Chris Dorman Tift Regional Health Systems J. Perry Mustian Archbold Medical Center James L. Matney Colquitt Regional Medical Center “Through Georgia Grown we will continue to encourage Georgians to buy local products. Now we are taking it a step further and telling the rest of the country what we already know here in Georgia.” - SARAH COOK 14 22 38