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‘Tis the growing season in the CSRA

When you get off work today, you can pick up fresh veggies and other locally produced products at the South Augusta Farmers Market at Mayor Garnett Johnson’s Headquarters, 4104 Windsor Spring Road in Hepzibah. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the market is at 6:00 pm. They will also be open at 9:00 am on Saturday. Agriculture is Georgia’s leading industry with more than $74 billion in economic impact every year. In Augusta, agribusiness brings in more than $130 million, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA). “The event

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B2B Stories

CSRA businesswomen shatter stereotypes

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s April 16 Women in Business focused on how the roles of women in the workforce have changed. A panel of accomplished women shared how they have succeeded in traditionally male-dominated careers. Panelists were Lynsey Steinberg, MSMI, CMI – Director of Innovation at the Georgia Cyber Center; Shanteka Glover – Principal Information Security Specialist at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; and Luneta Louis – Senior Quality Engineer at John Deere. Angela Martin, MBA, SHRM-SCP – HR Operations Manager, NNSA Capital Projects for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

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Popular small business resource fair is back

The Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce (GABCC) is holding a resource fair for small businesses on Sat., April 20, starting at 11:00 a.m. Ronic West, President of GABCC, told ABD a similar event, held last fall, was so well-received that they decided to do it again. “Everybody was like, ‘Oh my God, I hate I missed it.’ We heard that feedback,” she said. “We decided to do it again in the spring. We’ll make sure everybody’s aware of it early on.” She said it will be held at Bec

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Awards/Celebrations

Celebrating Women’s History Month for Entrepreneurs

The Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce (GABCC) recently hosted a luncheon to celebrate Women’s History Month at the historic Pinnacle Club for graduates and participants from Bank of America’s Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell. The Augusta Women’s Entrepreneurship Graduates include: Radisha Brown – iThrive Therapy Brianna Brown – SoulBean Coffee House Moniek James-Eldridge – Renegade Creative Media Group Demetras Douglas – Complete Care Solutions Vivian Ross – Elephant in the Room Counseling Services Latasha Bellamy – Sistah Coinsaver Inc. Ebony Brown – Brown Girls In Tech Sharmela Johnson

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Columbia County Chamber gearing up for busy spring

While Augusta is in the spotlight at this time of year, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is preparing to offer a slate of events heading into the summer. Up first will be the return of the Business Institute, a series of four workshops held in May, June, July, and August. The series focuses on hot topics for businesses. Three of the four topics have been selected, Madalyn Brantley, Director of Programs and Events for the Columbia County Chamber, told ABD. “This year’s topics range from HR, how to hire

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B2B Stories

Securing success for your business

Business owners received valuable lessons on how to make sure their business is protected during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Third Thursday Business Builder. Attorney Rachael Ray of the Enoch Tarver Law Firm led the hour-long training session, sponsored by Rhodes Porter Business Development Logistics Management. “The Metro Chamber embraced us with this series because we’re bringing on some of the tools and the resources that we actually use already,” said Cynthia Rhodes, the company’s strategist. “And Rachel is one that we use actually for our contracts because as

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B2B Stories

Business conflict? Mediation may be the answer

One thing you can bet on as a business owner is challenge, whether from clients, employees, vendors, or business partners. Those disagreements may result from attendance, pay, benefits, or personality conflicts. There are two seminars coming up that might provide some answers that are affordable and not as messy and expensive as the legal route. This Thursday, March 14, the North Augusta Chamber hosts a virtual seminar, Small Business Mediation: What every business owner needs to know. Two weeks later, on March 28, the Augusta Metro Chamber will present the

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B2B Stories

Changing of the Chamber of Commerce Guard

Publisher’s Note: In Aiken, they don’t pass the gavel when one President leaves the Chamber of Commerce. They pass the scissors for future ribbon cuts! Longtime President, David Jameson handpicked Jim Tunison to be his membership sales leader five years ago and helped develop Jim into the chamber professional he is today. At age 72, Jameson was ready for a much-deserved retirement. At age 29, Tunison is eager to take the reins. Here is a lightly edited excerpt from our recent conversation. ABD: How was David’s retirement party on February

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Wow! First-time chamber event fills up fast

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce recently launched a Coffee & Connections event scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at Café Dulce, 3118 Washington Road. It filled up in record time! They will be hosting another Coffee & Connections event this summer. Follow their Facebook page for more information. As ABD has often reported through our own events, including More in 2024, and at the advice of contributors like Darin Myers, President of TAB CSRA (The Alternative Board), there are few things more important for business building than networking. Building connections

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B2B Stories

The 411 on doing business with Georgia

Getting a government contract with the Peach State could be lucrative, but may seem like a daunting task. The Augusta Chamber and Rhodes Porter Business Development Management are providing a Special Edition Business Builder to help cut through some of the red tape. The registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, February 9. Advanced registration is required at augustametrochamber.com/events. The Special Edition Business Builder – “Procurement in the Peach State” will be presented by Crystal Langley and Julian Bailey from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS). The discussion will focus on how

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