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March 5, 2023

Cyber Security

Tech Alert: The risky business of medical info security

The CSRA has a large medical community with many specific regulations put on their daily operations. Due to those regulations, the process of protecting your network can get complicated. Many organizations could benefit from an expert going through the process with you to create and implement the proper plan. The first step in the security planning process comes from an annual Risk Assessment. This assessment will find vulnerabilities in your system specifically geared toward the medical environment. Once you find these vulnerabilities, it is important to assess what is most

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Consumer Stories

Local hospital makes list for best bariatric surgery

Need to lose weight? Need to exercise more? Those may sound like New Year’s resolutions, but the fact is many of us fall into that category and most are in the southeast, including Georgia and South Carolina. More than 42 percent of adults in the United States are currently obese, while nearly three-quarters are overweight, according to the CDC. Some who are obese turn to bariatric surgery which involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight when diet and exercise haven’t worked. The good news is

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B2B Stories

Mondays with Rick: Good resolution of a customer issue can benefit your business

  Dr. Rick Franza, Dean of the Hull College of Business, discusses a different, timely business topic each Monday in this column. This week, he talks about how to recover from a customer issue. The interview has been edited for clarity and impact. ABD: One of the things that is inevitable in running a business is that at some point, there will be a mistake or problem that affects a customer. Why is it so important to be able to recover well from this? Rick: I’ve seen research that shows

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Consumer Stories

Columbia County hangs out the “Help Wanted” sign

Columbia County is looking for employees for more than a dozen county offices and departments. To help fill the vacancies, the county is holding a job fair on Monday, March 13. Representatives will be on hand to talk with people interested in any of the skilled-trade and professional positions and answer questions. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be among the departments available to talk with interested applicants. “We’re looking for 911 dispatchers, Patrol Deputies, and Deputy Jailers,” said Major Steve Morris. “Depending on the position applied for, applicants must

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Consumer Stories

Businesses lay groundwork for future hires at career expo

More than 30 CSRA businesses will be looking for future employees at this week’s Columbia County Career & College Expo. Alison Couch is one of them. She owns Ignite Accounting & Business Advisors in Harlem and is currently looking for staff accountants. Couch also wants to talk to local high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in accounting. The third annual Career & College Expo on Thursday, March 9, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown should provide an opportunity for

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Consumer Stories

Local school helps curb nursing shortage with new program

South Carolina is among five states projected to have the biggest nursing shortage in the U.S. by 2030 and will need more than 10,000 new nurses to fill the gap. As ABD has reported, Aiken Regional is offering $25,000 sign-on bonuses for qualified nurses. Now, Aiken Tech School of Nursing will take a step to address the demand for nurses in the CSRA by offering evening classes. The new program creates another path for licensed practical nurses (LPN) to become registered nurses (RN). Aiken Tech’s nursing school has seen success

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