Thu, July 18, 2024

Hospitality

Buona Caffe

"So, how did you get into the coffee business?”
We get asked this question a lot. You can't work in the newspaper business without drinking a lot of coffee —and believe me, we did. Over time, we began grinding our beans. Then John read an article about roasting beans at home with a hot air popcorn popper. From there, he advanced to a tabletop roaster. He would sit on the front porch on Saturday afternoon and roast our coffee for the week.

That was when friends started asking if they could buy our coffee. It happened often enough that we decided to test the waters. We handed out some samples and asked people to fill out a survey about our coffee and their coffee-buying habits. Armed with the results, we bought a 1-pound roaster on eBay, built a website with a GoDaddy template and started Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee in our kitchen in January 2010.

It wasn't long before we rented a whole 250 square feet of production space, bought a 12-pound roaster and began supplying coffee to local restaurants and whoever managed to find us down the alley that led to our office.

That is the super-abbreviated version of the story. You can keep up with us day to day on Facebook. And of course we love it when folks visit the coffee bar. Come hang out, have a cup of coffee and share your story with us.
Phone
706-955-8766
ZIP Code
30904
Address
1858 Central Av, Augusta, GA
Contact
John Curry
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Augusta

MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE AT OUR PET FRIENDLY HOTEL

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Augusta is only 7 miles from Augusta Regional Airport.

Our hotel is located in historic downtown Augusta Georgia, within walking distance of local award-winning restaurants, the Augusta Convention Center, Georgia Cyber Center, the Medical District and the beautiful Riverwalk. Need a ride? Our shuttle will transport you and your guests to any destination within a 3-mile radius. Drove instead? We offer complimentary secure gated parking with EV charging stations for our valued guests, the only Downtown location that does so! Our hotel offers a full hot breakfast buffet with an array of options. Featuring our automated pancake maker that creates fresh, hot, fluffy pancakes right in front of you, which you will only find at Holiday Inn Express. Need a snack? Our market is open 24 hours and is equipped with all of the essentials. Get a workout in! Our fitness center Take a dip in our refreshing pool to cool down or relax. All of our guest rooms are equipped with fridges, microwaves and Keurig coffee makers.

We are the perfect location for events including Peach Jam, TechNet, and more. Whether you are in town to enjoy the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Course, Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival or visit Augusta University, you will experience all the shopping, dining and entertainment options the Downtown Business District has to offer.

There are many unique restaurants and entertainment choices in the downtown area, including The James Brown Statue, James Brown Arena, and the Historic Miller all within blocks of the hotel.
Phone
(706) 922-1414
ZIP Code
30901
Address
444 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901
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Contact
Inez Luke
North Augusta Chamber of Commerce

The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce has been moving business forward in our community for over 70 years. Founded in 1951, the North Augusta Chamber is a great place to educate, promote, and grow your organization. We currently serve approximately 400 members, with five members who have been a part of our Chamber for over 40 years. Our Mission is to promote and meet the unique needs of local business and industry in order to strengthen the community in which we live, learn, work, and play.
Phone
803.279.2323
ZIP Code
29841
Address
406 West Ave.
North Augusta, SC
29841
Contact
Terra Carroll
Nothing Bundt Cakes

To find the perfect recipe, you first need the perfect ingredients. And that’s what our founders Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz were for each other. In 1997, they joined forces, or better yet kitchens, to help make cakes to entertain their friends. The cakes they made were delicious, unlike anything anyone had tasted. They quickly realized this side project of theirs could be something more. Fresh eggs, real butter, and real cream cheese; nothing was too good to achieve perfection. Flash forward and the Nothing Bundt Cakes brand has grown nationwide. Built on Dena and Debbie’s vision, each bakery still has the warmth and nostalgia of its home-kitchen roots, but they also take a modern approach for the world today.
Phone
(706) 810-8188
ZIP Code
30809
Address
4217 Washington Road, Suite 7,

Evans, GA
Contact
Susan See

Phone
706-733-3300
ZIP Code
30907
Address
1080 Claussen Rd
Augusta, GA 30907
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Contact
Betty Carter

Phone
762-222-1300
ZIP Code
30813
Address
317 UN Court, Grovetown, GA 30813
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Contact
Kevin McKerley

Phone
(706) 751-9411
ZIP Code
30815
Address
4584 Peach Orchard Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815
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Contact
Nevin Strite

Phone
800-332-0013
ZIP Code
29835
Address
Savannah Lakes Village
5812 US Highway 378 West
McCormick, SC 29835
Contact
Andy Johnston