Tue, February 20, 2024

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B2B Stories

Biggest event ever at “Do More in 2024

The Do More in 2024 Conference and Expo, sponsored by Augusta Business Daily, drew a cross-section of nearly 50 vendors to SRP Park in North Augusta on October 19. Attendees strolled the concourse of the stadium under clear skies and sunshine, stopping to learn about new products, services, and businesses from vendors. John Boudreaux, owner of Hargrove Inspections, is a veteran of the expos. He had a booth at the Fall 2022 event at the Kroc Center on Broad Street and returned for the Spring 2023 expo when it moved

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Former young professional honorees share experiences, wisdom at Chamber event

Each year, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Magazine compile a list of 10 young professionals who are successful in not only their careers, but also in giving back to the community. This year’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch includes business owners, realtors, higher education professionals, and banking executives. On Thursday, they were honored at the Chamber’s Member Economic Luncheon, an event that also included a panel discussion with four past honorees: Shanteka Glover, Senior IT Technical & Business Analyst, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Paige

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Paceline kicks off PaceDay 2023 in event happening tomorrow

As part of its year-round movement to cure cancer faster, Paceline is inviting the cancer-fighting community to participate in the “PaceDay Kick-Off Celebration” this Saturday, June 3, at Savannah River Brewing Company located at 813 Fifth Street, Augusta, GA 30901, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to the public and includes a social bike ride and yoga, followed by missional beer all in the spirit of fighting cancer as a community. The bar will open at 11 a.m. and the event will conclude at approximately 2 p.m. According

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Businesses knock it out of the park at ABD Expo

It was a networking homerun for businesses at Augusta Business Daily’s fourth Conference and Expo yesterday. Familiar faces were joined by newcomers as a broad cross-section of local businesses set up in the concourse of SRP Park in North Augusta. Participants ran the gamut from ADP to Welcome Health, ready to answer questions and share brochures and information about their respective businesses. One of the veterans was Azalea Investments, which participated in the 2021 and 2022 expos. “It’s just the fun of it. You know, it’s nice to see people

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Experts share advice on growing Augusta’s economic base and workforce

The tournament has ended and golf patrons have left town. Now, the focus returns to growing Augusta the other 51 weeks of the year. That was the message to the Women in Business luncheon on April 18, sponsored by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Three experts who well know hospitality, downtown development, and economic growth brought their expertise to the luncheon. Bennish Brown, President of Destination Augusta, Margaret Woodard, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority, and Cal Wray, President of the Augusta Economic Development Authority explained the selling

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B2B Podcasting

Why join YPA?

Amy Richardson asks two young professionals why join the group and the #1 answer is networking!

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Harlem business owner to host CSRA small business expo

As a local business owner, Amber King knew other businesses were struggling with the effects of the pandemic, which is why, in 2021, she created an event to promote those businesses. King, owner of Mama’s Sweet Spot Shoppe & Concessions in Harlem, will host the third annual Spring Small Business Expo, which will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harlem Library located at 145 North Louisville St. The event will include more than 50 small business vendors, including The Fan Zone, Whimsical

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New year, new faces on North Augusta Chamber Board

As North Augusta dives into 2023, four area business leaders have joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors to provide leadership, and resources, and ideally, bring continued growth to the city. The new board members include Nyles Ellefson, COO for Ellefson Transportation Group, Yvonne Meeks, Community Development Representative at SRP Federal Credit Union, Julie Orzechowski, CFO at Bailey’s Comfort Services, and Cynthia Rhodes, a mentor with SCORE and co-owner of Rhodes-Porter, a small business development management company. Increasing business participation and providing resources for business success is the goal of any

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Expanding networks – the gift that keeps on giving

By the time you read this, there will be only four more shopping days until Christmas, only six days left in Hanukkah, and 10 days until the last day, the giving day, of Kwanzaa. Some of you may be considering giving a gift to someone in your business circle. However, there are often concerns about the appropriateness of giving a material gift to your boss, subordinate, colleague, or people you work with in other companies such as vendors/suppliers or distributors. In this season of giving and gratitude, why not give

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Who’ll be picked, “Best in Business” in the CSRA?

Last year, local business owners, Jason Kennedy and Charlie Wall were selected as the best of the best among Augusta’s many entrepreneurs by the Augusta Metro Chamber and Commerce. Kennedy and Wall, co-founders of Loop Recruiting, a technology staffing company, won the Chamber’s Augusta’s Entrepreneur Award and were honored at the Dec. 2021 Member Economic Luncheon. ABD spoke to Kennedy at the luncheon, and he thanked both the Chamber and Loop’s staff for helping him and Wall win the award. “Everyone works really hard,” Kennedy said. Augusta’s Entrepreneur is one

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