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Darin Myers

Coach Darin: Communication Lightbulb: Leadership transparency builds trust

Business leadership transparency is an approach to organizational communication that is characterized by the candid sharing of information, insight into decision-making processes, and conveying high-level issues that affect employees and other key stakeholders within an organization. Transparent leaders foster a company culture that values a free-flowing exchange of ideas, empowers the entire team to make well-informed decisions, and provides greater opportunities for teams to be more innovative and better contributors to the success of the business. A recent employment study reports that 40% of managers believe their leaders are very

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B2B Podcasting

What happens when you run out of business space?

Business development in Augusta has been going like gangbusters. While it might seem like a great problem to have, what happens when you run out of land for new business or for expansions? Cal Wray, President of the AEDA, addressed the challenge at the recent ABD Business EXPO.

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B2B Podcasting

Leading the way for business

Neighboring states once again receive accolades for business development achievements. Mike Petchenik has the details in today’s Biz Bits.

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Consumer Stories

Killers of the Flower Moon reminds us of the power of movies

No, it’s not too long. Martin Scorsese’s newest epic, Killers of the Flower Moon, stimulates the senses, shocks our complacencies, and uncovers a world of treachery otherwise unexplored in the general American culture, all while reminding us of the inherent power of the picture. The film opens in 1920’s Oklahoma; the small town of Fairfax, to be exact. In Fairfax, the Osage Indian tribe are the wealthiest people per capita in the entire world, due to federal subsidies in exchange for the copious amounts of oil hidden beneath their tribal

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B2B Stories

Augusta Tech gives a sneak peek of its next big project

A multi-million dollar renovation will bring one of Augusta Technical College’s in-demand training programs to Walton Way and 12th Street. The former Johnson Motor Company is being re-purposed to house the automotive training programs available at Augusta Tech. On Wednesday, the college issued an invitation to attend a soft launch and unveiled renderings, showing how it will look. Augusta Tech was able to purchase the former dealership, thanks to $1 million donations from The Knox Foundation, The Augusta National Golf Club, and Jim Hudson Automotive Group. The campus will be

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B2B Stories

Family of beloved business owner gives endowment in his name

Donald Cheeks built his career in the machine tool industry, from being a machinist to operations manager, to owning and leading the Southeastern Tool Company. Now, through a $25,000 donation from the Gifting Tree Foundation, his family has established the Donald C. Cheeks Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund with the Aiken Technical College Foundation to help future generations create their own career paths as machinists. “Don lived his life always helping others. Even though he’s no longer with us, this scholarship will still allow his memory to live on for years to come,” said his widow,

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