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February 24, 2022

Consumer Stories

New entertainment venue hopes to be #1 in U.S.

Vibes & Vines Jazz Lounge in Beech Island may just be the place to Take Five if you are In a Sentimental Mood. Vibes & Vines is relatively new to the Augusta-area dining and music scene, having opened in December, 2021 at 4659 Jefferson Highway. But it’s a great choice if you are looking to dress up for a night out, listen to cool jazz and enjoy some good food. Owners Tongi Bartlett and Darnell Holston met through family and friends because of similar interests. She worked in the medical

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Consumer Stories

Entrepreneur baker has found the recipe for success with cheesecakes

In March 2020, Arielle Page was baking pastries for the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Atlanta. Now she controls the menu as the owner of Arie’s Confectionaries, a local cheesecake business. After being laid off due to the pandemic, Page returned to Augusta and was unemployed for about eight months before officially starting her business on Aug. 11, 2020. During that time, she thought about how she wanted to use her extensive baking experience. Page discovered Augusta had no bakeries strictly devoted to cheesecake, and businesses that sold the dessert

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Consumer Stories

Business Lunch Review: Gary’s Hamburgers

Editor’s Note: Wes Hennings never met a meal he walked away from and is an opinionated eater! Each Thursday he shares the results of a business lunch he’s had with a colleague as a way to advise our business community on the good, bad, and tasty across the CSRA. He doesn’t let ABD or the restaurant know where he is going and his opinions are his own. He grades the restaurants he visits on a 1-5 scale with “5” being outstanding. We call this our “Real Business Lunch Review”. Food

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B2B Stories

Best-selling author and speaker highlights Chamber’s annual meeting

Best-selling author and inspirational speaker, Jon Acuff has helped such renowned companies as FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Now he’s coming to Augusta to offer his insights at the Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. Acuff, author of seven books, will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s 113th Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 3 in the Olmstead Exhibit Hall at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. His presentation is called “Turning

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