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May 22, 2023

ABD Extra

ABD’s focus on economic development in the CSRA

Augusta Business Daily’s fourth Conference and Expo allowed attendees to learn about local small businesses, meet business owners, and have good old-fashioned networking at SRP Park on May 17. In addition to this, the event consisted of two-panel discussions, with one focusing on economic development and the other on employment recruitment and retention. It was standing room only for the economic development panel, with Lauren Dallas of Augusta Tomorrow as emcee and featuring, Steve Clayborn of Salamis, LLC, Davis Beman of Beman Real Estate, Bob Bigger of SRP, and Derek

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B2B Stories

Local dental practice to expand, move to larger office

A local dental practice plans to begin construction on a new, larger office in Augusta this summer. Summerville Dentistry, which is currently located at 1450 Anthony Road at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road, will move to 3013 Walton Way, near Langford Middle School, possibly early next year, according to its office manager, Melissa Wingard. “It will have more patient rooms, support staff space, and parking spaces,” said Wingard, the wife of Dr. Scott Wingard, who opened the practice on Monte Sano Avenue in 1999. “We’ve been here since 2008, and

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B2B Podcasting

Looking for a new career?

It’s never too late to try your hand at something new. Insurance offers protection for your business and family. Neil Gordon and Keith Perret, State Farm Insurance, discuss the benefits of pursuing that path.

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B2B Stories

“Hub City” designation results in billion-dollar investment

Augusta is one of only five cities chosen for President Joe Biden’s Investment in America project. Fort Gordon, the Medical College of Georgia, and the SRS were cited in the announcement as forming the communities around Augusta, as part of the “Hub City” designation which will result in $1.4 billion in private-sector investments. The goal of the program is to train workers and connect them to jobs. In addition to Augusta, Baltimore, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be part of the regional push to ensure a

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B2B Stories

How AI can benefit your business

Much has been written about the pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence. As humans, we have the advantage of being the most highly evolved lifeform, so it would be difficult for technology to overtake our total functions. If we embrace AI as a complement to our daily processes, then it can be a great addition. Here are a few options that could assist in your daily workflow. ChatGPT You’ve likely heard of the new ChatGPT technology that has revolutionized the internet recently. Have you tried it? In case you don’t

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B2B Stories

Equestrian team seeks business support to compete in national event

$71.81 million in gross output, 1,814 workers, and $19.25 million in labor earnings. Never neigh-say the value of the equestrian industry in Aiken, known as the “Horse Capital of the South.” What began in the late nineteenth century as a winter colony for the Northern elite has become a horse lovers’ dream, beginning in March annually with the $50,000 Grand Prix event at Bruce’s Field. USC Aiken’s Eventing Team is doing their part to continue the tradition which inevitably means, contributing to the local economy. When Carson Hiler Langenberg takes

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ABD Extra

ABD’s focus on economic development in the CSRA

Augusta Business Daily’s fourth Conference and Expo allowed attendees to learn about local small businesses, meet business owners, and have good old-fashioned networking at SRP Park on May 17. In addition to this, the event consisted of two-panel discussions, with one focusing on economic development and the other on employment recruitment and retention. It was standing room only for the economic development panel, with Lauren Dallas of Augusta Tomorrow as emcee and featuring, Steve Clayborn of Salamis, LLC, Davis Beman of Beman Real Estate, Bob Bigger of SRP, and Derek

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ABD Extra

Mondays with Rick: Benchmarking: A key to economic development success

I am a huge fan of benchmarking as a tool for evaluating both progress and success. However, benchmarking is also a great tool for identifying ideas for improvement. My experience with benchmarking has typically come from evaluating and improving business products and processes. In this column, I would like to share with you what benchmarking is, the different types of benchmarking and my past experience of helping to apply benchmarking to an area’s economic development, and how we might apply it in a similar way here in the Augusta area.

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ABD Extra

Mondays with Rick: Benchmarking: A key to economic development success

I am a huge fan of benchmarking as a tool for evaluating both progress and success. However, benchmarking is also a great tool for identifying ideas for improvement. My experience with benchmarking has typically come from evaluating and improving business products and processes. In this column, I would like to share with you what benchmarking is, the different types of benchmarking and my past experience of helping to apply benchmarking to an area’s economic development, and how we might apply it in a similar way here in the Augusta area.

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ABD Extra

Keeping you up on a great product

Keith Perret, State Farm Insurance agent, sits down with Augusta Business Daily publisher, Neil Gordon to discuss hiring and skills to be successful in the insurance business. Perret says companies and employees should find different ways to talk about products to fit consumer needs. For more information, contact Perret at his website: https://www.kpinthehouse.com/.

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