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November 6, 2023

Consumer Stories

New menu item for popular chicken chain

Chicken Salad Chick just made a sweet acquisition. Chicken Salad Chick bought Atlanta-based dessert bakery Piece of Cake for an undisclosed price. All 245 Chicken Salad Chick restaurants will be serving Piece of Cake baked goods including the three Augusta locations. One is in the Washington Walk Shopping Center near Augusta National, at 2817 Washington Road, the other locations are in Grovetown, 4990 Steiner Way, and in Evans at 4429 Washington Road. However, when ABD contacted the location at Washington Walk, we were told they aren’t yet offering the Piece

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B2B Podcasting

Food + Fun = $

It was the first big event at the Freedom Bridge when more than 50 food vendors rolled into the city for a festival or food and cultural exhibitions. Mike Petchenik has the details in today’s Biz Bits.

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B2B Podcasting

Economic prediction for growth in 2024

In a little over seven weeks, we head into a new year. The growth in the CSRA has been explosive. Will the trend continue? At the recent ABD Business EXPO, Cal Wray, President of the Augusta Economic Development Authority weighed in on what lies ahead.

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B2B Stories

Simon Says: Cultural differences may impact the economy

There is a perception that cultural differences between different groups in society are growing larger. Rich and poor, black and white, male and female, conservative and liberal, and more or less educated have different attitudes, consumer behavior, media diet, time use, and give their newborns different names. However, a new paper by Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica finds little support for this perception. Across the five groups and five cultural components, they find little change over time in 21 categories. That is not to say that people of different income

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B2B Stories

Child Enrichment to receive grant support and leadership training from Bank of America

Bank of America has announced Child Enrichment as the 2023 Neighborhood Champion awardee for their work advancing economic mobility and building up underserved neighborhoods in Augusta. Through this multi-year grant funding and leadership training for the nonprofit’s leadership, programs, and services addressing child abuse and neglect will be able to help more children and families. The program will provide leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector on topics like human capital management, increasing financial sustainability, and storytelling and a $50,000 grant over two years. Child Enrichment provides a

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B2B Stories

Apprenticeship training program at Augusta Tech gets financial boost

Augusta Technical College is receiving a $264,000 grant from the state of Georgia’s Office of Workforce Development. The funds are through the office’s “Apprenticeships for Economic Recovery Grant,” also called the “Apprenticeship Grant.” It provides funding for eligible Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) across the state. The goal is to support post-pandemic economic recovery. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has accepted the role of apprenticeship sponsor. “The SRS apprenticeship School is excited to expand our existing technical school partnerships to include Augusta Technical College,” stated Dr. Dorian G. Newton, Deputy Director

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