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Banking Bootcamp to Develop Future Finance Workers

Augusta Technical College is kicking off a new program to train people interested in jobs in the world of banking and finance. The Greater Augusta Banking and Finance Institute is not a college course in the traditional sense. It is under the umbrella of continuing education, a way for people to develop skills in demand at financial institutions. Julie Langham, Vice President of Economic Development, told ABD the institute is the brainchild of the college’s banking and finance partners who said they wanted to develop a pipeline of workers. “We

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Potential $285 million to fund school upgrades and property tax relief

Aiken County voters will be asked to decide the fate of the current one-cent sales tax that is funding projects in the school district. School district leadership outlined the value of continuing the tax during the April 18 Good Morning North Augusta Breakfast sponsored by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Superintendent King Laurence told ABD it is important for the district to provide top-quality education in state-of-the-art facilities. He said it is important for students, teachers, and the community. “When businesses and families come to an area, one of

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Love and $: Financial tips for success

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day of flowers, chocolates, romantic dinners, and proposals. Nearly six million couples will become engaged today. Beyond romance, there are some practical tips to make the future as sweet as the present. That includes aligning your thoughts on financial habits and goals. According to a new Bank of America survey which examined the investing mindsets, motivations, and habits of affluent young adults, Millennials and Gen Z are making smart choices with their money. However, men and women in this cohort differ in views on money

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CSRA partnership adds housing education to JA Discovery Center

A partnership between REALTORS® of Greater Augusta, the Home Builders Association, and Habitat for Humanity will open another learning opportunity at the new Junior Achievement Discovery Center of the CSRA. As ABD reported earlier this month, the JA Discovery Center Junior Achievement will offer programs that focus on financial literacy, career readiness, and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit. The partnership between RGA, HBA, and Habitat for Humanity will provide middle school students with valuable insights into the housing industry. Through interactive sessions and engaging activities, students will gain practical knowledge about

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“Achieving” success for students in the CSRA

A center that brings together nearly 30 businesses, governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to give middle school students a leg up in life has opened. The Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center of the CSRA held its grand opening on January 11. The center is a partnership with JA, the Columbia County School District (CCSD), and the Richmond County School System (RCSS). This is JA’s 6th center in Georgia and one of 30 nationwide. John Hancock, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Georgia, said it started with a phone

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‘We’re in a great place in Georgia,’ says chamber president, Clark

With record economic growth and development taking off in Georgia, the Peach State will need to keep up with the pace to stay ahead of the game. Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, brought this idea to the table at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Luncheon series on Nov.15. Clark used the state chamber’s quarterly economic report for the third quarter to update them on the progress the state is making. He also took the time to walk business leaders through the challenges

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Making sense of Georgia’s dollars and cents

Figures from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) show tax collections declined during September, but are there reasons for concern? The net tax collections totaled nearly $3.3 billion in September 2023. Although that is an increase of just over $199 million, or 6.4 percent over September 2022, the increase is due in large part to the reinstatement Motor Fuel Excise Tax. When the motor fuel tax revenues are excluded, along with related local sales tax distribution adjustment, the September 2023 net tax collections dropped by just under $98 million, or

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Putting our country’s financial house in order

The week of Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 provided a significant amount of good news on the economic front for those of us in the United States. After a poor three-month run from August through most of October, all major U.S. equity indices (Dow Industrials, S&P 500, NASDAQ) were up between five and seven percent for the week. In addition, the Labor Department’s latest job report for October showed an increase of 150,000 jobs for the month, a less-than-expected increase and a much slower increase than in recent months, showing

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Sponsored Article: Insuring your future by the Golden Rule

Publisher’s Note: Kevin Hyatt believes in “The Golden Rule” and at tomorrow’s Conference and Expo, he will show it! He’s not only an exhibitor on the concourse by the Wow Room elevator—but he’s ALSO leading a breakout session on sales and marketing to help other entrepreneurs grow! The Hyatt Agency www.thehyattagencyllc.com 706-343-8033 Call for a FREE quote today! Kevin Hyatt’s goal is simple: treat customers the way he’d want to be treated. The “Golden Rule” is what drives the Augusta business owner in every interaction with every prospective and current

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