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September 12, 2023

B2B Stories

Paid training leads to well-paying job

A local ambulance service is offering paid training for a position that pays $50,000 a year. Gold Cross Emergency Medical Service is offering a three-week class to become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). EMR is a relatively new category in the field of emergency medical services. It was created as a result of staff shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Georgia just started allowing us to do this over a year ago, because COVID-19 just wreaked havoc with everybody, and there’s a huge shortage of healthcare and EMS too,”

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B2B Stories

“Leadership: The Right Person for the Right Time”

During the past few years, I have written often about leadership. In most of those columns, I typically highlighted characteristics that were found in strong leaders. While I still ascribe to the belief that all good leaders have most of those characteristics, such as accountability, empathy, integrity, authenticity, and many others, sometimes, a leader is at his or her best when a leadership situation brings out his or her best traits. Fortunately, there are times when the right person arrives at the right time, and such was the case when

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B2B Podcasting

Getting in the groove

This news might make you move. Dance companies in the area are growing the local economy. Mike Petchenik explains in today’s edition of Biz Bits.

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B2B Stories

UGA’s SBDC of Augusta to host Strategic Growth Academy in October, registration details available

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center invites local business owners to participate in its Strategic Growth Academy this upcoming October. The program is targeted towards business owners to help them learn about strategic planning as a way to grow their business. According to the course description, attendants must be able to attend each of the classes and will work in groups, using case studies to develop strategies. The class will meet on Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the following dates on each of the listed

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Consumer Stories

Retailers/Restaurants moving into “Final Cut” building

Big boxes are turning into small boxes. ABD confirmed that a hardware store, a Greek American restaurant, and another retailer will subdivide the former Final Cut store at 500 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez and be ready to open in the next several months. 2 Boys Pizza and Grill has been in the former Denny’s restaurant building at 3026 Washington Road for almost three years. They will be taking a 3,415 square feet space out of approximately 50,000 square feet that was once a BI-LO supermarket. 2 Boys will join

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