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Legacy entrepreneurs reveal their success stories to Chamber audience

Perseverance, hard work, and customer service were the common theme of three CSRA business leaders honored as Trailblazers at the 114th annual Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 23. The Chamber hosted a panel discussion of three entrepreneurs who started iconic CSRA businesses: Larry Jones, founder of Universal Plumbing; Vera Stewart, founder of the…

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Augusta Chamber program focuses on imposter syndrome in the workplace

You may not know exactly what imposter syndrome is, but you’re probably familiar with its symptoms, which include feelings of unworthiness that plague you, despite the praise you receive from others. That was the topic of this month’s Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Program, which took place yesterday. The guest speaker was Triyoko…

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Kick-off tonight for entrepreneur program

There are 480 Black businesses in the Augusta metro area, accounting for 6% of employer businesses. According to the Brooking Institute, if Black businesses accounted for 38% of employer firms (equivalent to the Black population), there would be 4,544 more Black businesses. Ronic West, GABCC President The Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce (GABCC) is working to address the disparity…

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Business leaders honored at Columbia County Chamber annual banquet

Alison Couch’s Harlem accounting firm just won a major award, but she doesn’t take all the credit. Couch, a new Columbia County commissioner, owns Ignite Accounting & Business Advisors (formerly Couch Consulting, LLC). Her firm was named the 2022 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet, Thursday…

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North Augusta Chamber to host networking master class

Any business owner would agree that organization, keeping detailed records, consistency, and providing great service are keys to building a business. So is networking. LinkedIn, a social media network for professionals, describes networking as the best way to produce opportunities. Their advice is to think of networking as a way to find client leads, partnerships, and…

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