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Amazon regional director speaks about investing in employees

For Robert Packett, much of Amazon’s success is due to the hard work of its more than 1 million employees worldwide. While the company utilizes state-of-the-art technology, that doesn’t reduce the need for workers to fulfill customer orders and ship billions of packages each year. Robert Packett – Amazon’s southeastern regional director of operations – spoke…

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Amazon executive to speak in Columbia County

Robert Packett – southeast regional director of operations for Amazon – will be the keynote speaker at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Luncheon Series on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. (Photo courtesy of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce) Companies that invest in their employees tend to achieve greater success and have…

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Business leaders discuss ways to combat local unemployment

The CSRA is just like thousands of other regional business communities. There are unfilled positions, and despite recruitment, qualified candidates are hard to find. About 300 business leaders listened to the panel discussion led by Augusta Metro Chamber Board President Tom Blanchard. Photo by Neil Gordon The local labor shortage was the topic of a panel discussion…

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National software expert shares benefits with CSRA business leaders

Dennis O’Keefe’s sold unique payroll software systems for years to companies all over the world first on behalf of TaxSlayer (prior to their January 2021merger) and currently for a spin-off company, “Workful”. His message to about 15 business leaders at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce yesterday was simple. “Any software should save employees time, create efficiencies…

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Local business leaders discuss the effects of COVID-19

For better or worse, COVID-19 has affected everyone and every business. While some businesses have struggled, others have flourished. Representatives from several local companies, such as Augusta Staffing and SRP Federal Credit Union, attended a business expo at the Columbia County Exhibition Center on Thursday, Sept. 9. (Photo taken by Josh Heath) For Robert Kelly (see photo…

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