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November 13, 2023

Awards/Celebrations

Augusta Metro Chamber receives prestigious honor

The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) recently recognized the 2023 class of Georgia Certified Chambers, and the Augusta Metro Chamber was one of nine Georgia chambers to receive the certification. In 2011, the GACCE Board of Directors sought a way to recognize Chambers of Commerce in the state that have focused internally on their operations to assess their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to create efficient, effective organizations positioned to deliver great value. Thus, the Georgia Certified Chamber program was created. The purpose of the program is to facilitate continuing

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B2B Podcasting

Pickleball popularity finds a CSRA home

Pickleball is the 3rd fastest growing sport. If you love it for fun or for competition, make way for a new place to play in the CSRA. Mike Petchenik serves up the latest options in today’s Biz Bits.

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Consumer Stories

Time to play ball in the Brinkley’s Bullpen!

Tis’ the season for special get togethers and parties! In late October, some members of the Augusta Business Daily team and family members spent the day overlooking the field at SRP Ballpark and the night in the bullpen at Brinkley’s Chop House. With a successful Conference and Expo behind us, my business partner, Larry Rudwick, our Editor, Mitzi Oxford and her husband, and my wife, Melissa, and our daughters wanted to celebrate! “Dinner at Brinkley’s was one of the most memorable food experiences of my life on so many levels.

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B2B Stories

Simon Says: Tiny sliver of light in local job level

On Friday, November 3, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. unemployment rate for October inched up to 3.9% from 3.8% in September. The U.S. economy added 150,000 jobs in October, down from 297,000 in September. Job gains were seen in healthcare and government while manufacturing employment fell due to strike activity. In Augusta, the most recent employment data is for September. The unemployment rate remains at 3.8% as it has been since May. The employment level is 245,300, up 1,200 from August. This is the highest employment

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B2B Stories

The arts pump millions of dollars into the CSRA economy

A picture isn’t just worth a thousand words, it turns out the arts are worth millions in jobs and dollars in the economy of Augusta and for our neighbors across the river. Last year, a study by American for the Arts found that arts and culture generated $24.6 million in spending by organizations and audiences specifically in Richmond County. Although non-profit organizations are tax-exempt, money spent by consumers on goods and services, including hotel lodging, meals, and purchases resulted in $2.8 million in local, state, and federal tax revenue. That

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B2B Podcasting

Doing more in 2024? Augusta Tech is on it!

Look no further than Augusta Tech to see how cybersecurity programs are growing in the CSRA. From top certifications to leading-edge partnerships, they will be doing more in 2024. Dr. Jermaine Whirl gave an update at the ABD Business EXPO.

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