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August 2, 2023

B2B Stories

Huge investment in workforce development programs for CSRA college

It was music to their ears when Aiken Technical College learned they were selected to receive $100,000 from a seemingly unlikely source. Remember the heavy metal band Metallica? They have a foundation which has pumped millions into community colleges across the country with a focus on workforce programs. This marks the fifth year Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, continues its multimillion-dollar investment in critical workforce programs at community colleges nationwide. Aiken Tech is the first school in South Carolina to be selected by the foundation. According to Metallica drummer,

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B2B Stories

Coach Darin: A Great Employee Experience Can Lead to Greater Retention

We all know about the importance of a positive customer experience. Lately, word is spreading about the employee experience, defined by BetterUp as “the interactions an employee has with people, systems, policies, and the physical and virtual workspace.” How employees feel about the organization they work for, as well as their view of its impact on their careers and wellness, has become increasingly critical in terms of both recruitment and retention. How would you rate the employee experience (EX) at your company? Do employees feel positive about the organization? Do

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B2B Stories

Medical students recognized with Peach State Scholars pinning ceremony

A cohort of nine students at the Medical College of Georgia have had their pinning ceremony after finishing medical school in three years, instead of the usual four years. The students are part of the Peach State Scholars program, which began in 2020. This is the third cohort of students to graduate under the program. To be part of the program, the students must agree to serve in a rural or underserved area. In return, they receive a scholarship. “They have just as many credit hours and it’s just as

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B2B Stories

Local fitness center to expand by opening second CSRA location

George Lee wants to help his members achieve their fitness goals, so every coach he hires undergoes thorough training prior to working with them one-on-one or in a small group setting. Lee, owner of Fit Augusta located at 472 Columbia Industrial Blvd. in Evans, has announced his plan to launch a second location at 1110 Fenwick St. in downtown Augusta, according to The Finem Group at Meybohm Commercial. He hopes to open the new location, which is owned by ATC Development, in October. Fit Augusta offers exercise programs for children,

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Consumer Stories

Best of Business Lunch Review: Taj of India

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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