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Newsmakers in Business, Nov. 9
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Medical Center manager chosen president of state association

Caroline A. Strickland, manager of Inpatient Medicine at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, has been chosen as president of the Georgia Association for Medical Staff Services.

She was installed as president during a meeting last month at NGMC.

“I welcome the opportunity to represent the image of GAMSS and NGMC by attending public events, promoting professional growth and education to the current membership and encouraging the growth of the organization in the form of new membership,” Strickland said.

Strickland has been an association member for more than 20 years. Her previous leadership roles within GAMSS include regional representative, treasurer and program chair. She also is a member of the National Association for Medical Staff Services.

Strickland has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, dual certification from NAMSS and will earn a master’s degree in health care administration from Brenau University in December.

SBDC small business seminar set for Tuesday at Featherbone Center

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville will hold Profit Path, a seminar developed to master the numbers game, on Tuesday.

SBDC business consultant and CPA Randy Donaldson will lead the session on strategies to improve cash flow, boost profits and provide tools to create a pricing strategy.

The session runs from 3-5 p.m. at the The Featherbone Center, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville.

The fee is $99. Online pre-registration is required; seating is limited to 12. To sign up, visit

For more information, call 770-531-5681 or email

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