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August 23, 2023

Consumer Stories

New legislation targets workforce development in South Carolina

North Augusta business leaders got a primer on legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly during the 2023 session. Act 67, titled the Statewide Education and Workforce Development Act, is designed to align the workforce development efforts across the Palmetto State. It created the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD) and Regional Workforce Advisors (RWA) within the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor for the CCWD, spoke at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s Power Lunch on August 22. He said Act 67 is

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Darin Myers

Coach Darin: Humanizing your online presence

It is a bit of a paradox. Businesses – that are run by humans, employee humans, and sell to humans – often struggle to present their brands in a humanized way online. Perhaps, it is these businesses’ attempts to be universally accepted. Or their misguided desire to sound like they fit properly into the box of their industry. Regardless of their intention, neutral and mechanical branding is increasingly ineffective in today’s digital world. Businesses that humanize their online presence are better able to expand brand recognition and distinction, customer loyalty,

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Restaurants/Food

Best of Business Lunch Review: I ♥️ Mac and Cheese

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 the 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”.

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Consumer Stories

Largest private employer in CSRA shares secret to success

ADP is seen as one of the model employers in the Augusta region for its retention efforts, training, and support. Recently, ABD Publisher, Neil Gordon sat down with ADP Division Vice President and General Manager, Dave Brendza. How many ADP employees are in Augusta, and what positions do you have filled? Currently, we employ over 1600 associates at ADP’s Augusta office. Our positions support ADP’s Human Capital Management suite of products and services, including roles like service and implementation consultants, HR and project management specialists, and leadership positions. There are

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