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Networking and sharing lessons to “Inspire”

The Ballroom at the top of the Hyatt House Hotel in Augusta was filled with people Tuesday morning, from vendors providing information about their companies to guests attending to hear lessons learned by the business owners. The event was Augusta Business Daily’s Inspire 2024 Conference, an annual event to open dialogues and build relationships among CSRA businesses. One of the guest speakers was Stephanie Stuckey, granddaughter of the man who started the iconic chain of convenience stores catering to travelers at a time when few others existed. The company had

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Inspiration doesn’t stop here

Knowing how to inspire others often means cultivating and sharing a positive mental attitude. Being enthusiastic about work, life, and relationships means sharing joy, passion, and enthusiasm with those around you. ABD contributors, Darin Myers and Dr. Rick Franza, have discussed the importance of inspiration frequently in their columns for Augusta Business Daily, especially as it pertains to running a business. Without inspiration, building a successful business would be close to impossible. “The name for our spring conference, Inspire 2024, actually came to me after Stephanie Stuckey and Kate Sanders confirmed

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Speakers shine at ABD’s Inspire 24

Stephanie Stuckey stuck out her neck four years ago and put in her life savings of $500,000 to buy back her family business. “Before, there was Racetrac or Love’s or TA’s or Buc-ees, there was Stuckey’s, “she told a packed ballroom of 100 attendees at the Hyatt House on Broad Street. Stephanie’s father sold the company and stores for $12 Million in the 1980’s, but different owners caused it to fail and she inherited dilapidated stores and environmental issues. Her former career as an environmental attorney helped her. “I have

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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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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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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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