Fri, July 19, 2024

Awards/Celebrations

Awards/Celebrations

CSRA Hospital ranked as “High Performing”

For the third year in a row, Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing hospital for Heart Attack and Heart Failure. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for the publication’s Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care, and patient experience. “I am incredibly proud of our team and it’s an

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The scoop on hiring a real estate agent

If you’ve enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a realtor, you’ve learned what to ask when selling your home or business. Ann Marie McManus shares the Top 7 questions you need to know when making this important decision. Pt. 2 in Ann Marie’s discussion is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Grant boosts support of CSRA dental program

The Aiken Technical College Foundation has been awarded a grant through the BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina Foundation to support the college’s expanded duty dental assisting program. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. About 55,100 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations

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Aiken Arts Community earns state distinction

Aiken is known for horses, trains, and lush gardens featuring rare camellias. Now, the SC Arts Commission has recognized Aiken’s downtown area as an official South Carolina Cultural District, the first cultural district in the CSRA. This recognition highlights the city’s numerous indoor and outdoor performance venues, studios, public art pieces, and landscaped parkways. The SCAC also acknowledged Aiken businesses, arts organizations, and residents for fostering a thriving cultural environment. According to the SCAC, the arts account for more than 123,000 jobs and have a total economic impact of more

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New $10,000 scholarship awarded

Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President of Augusta Technical College, and his wife, Mrs. Marqueta Whirl have pledged $10,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Augusta Tech. Called the Dr. Jermaine Whirl Presidential Leadership Scholarship, the annual award will be given to the student who is elected as the College’s Student Government Association President. “My wife and I feel it is important to show our personal support for the students, so we wanted to create a scholarship fund,” Dr. Whirl said. “I think leadership skills are incredibly important to a

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Winning murals will adorn walls of iconic roadside candy store

Before Buc-ees, there was Stuckey’s. It’s a short trip down Highway 1 to Wrens, Georgia, in case you need a Stuckey’s pecan log roll fix or to feast your eyes on some award-winning art. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Stuckey’s Corporation have unveiled the artists chosen to adorn the candy plant’s exterior walls, Pash Lima and the team behind “Color the World Bright,” a collaborative project led by Joseph Norman, Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and Katie Brannen,

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Spherion staffing and recruiting in Augusta presented with national awards

Out of more than 200 offices across the country, Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Augusta was recently presented with the Franchise Owner of the Year, On-Premise Office of the Year, and President’s Award during the company’s annual National Meeting. In addition, Branch Coordinator, Kaitlin Dunn was recognized as the Top Contract Producer. The President’s Award was presented to the top-performing offices across Spherion’s franchise network of more than 200-plus staffing agencies nationwide. Angela Swarts, local franchise owner of Spherion Augusta, and her team earned the coveted award due to their

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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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