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Good Deeds

Consumer Stories

Businesses getting down with downtown event

Mark your calendar for the Downtown Get Down event sponsored by Downtown Soul City. It’s a fundraising event taking place from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Savannah River Brewing Co. in Augusta on Thursday, March 21st, 2024. Local merchant association Downtown Soul City (DSC) invites the public to join them to celebrate their community achievements, learn about future initiatives and events, and have a funky good time. The non-profit association will be hosting a fundraising party featuring a theme of “The James Brown Era” and attendees are encouraged to

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Consumer Stories

Tourism icon to help military folks in the CSRA

An annual event scheduled at Augusta Regional Airport is drawing increased attention to the airport. The third annual “Run the Runway” has been set for March 16. It gives individuals the unique opportunity to run a 5k race on one of the runways at the airport. “The course takes you through Lock and Dam Park and then, it will turn and get you on our property. You’ll run up our runway and down and end on our taxiway,” Lauren Smith, Assistant Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the airport

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Awards/Celebrations

CSRA auto group celebrates 50 years with a big gift to the community

Gerald Jones Auto Group is celebrating 50 years of serving the CSRA by entering a 5-year commitment with Augusta Technical College, resulting in a $250,000 donation to the school’s Foundation. The Augusta Technical College Foundation helps create essential career pathways for the growing automotive landscape in Augusta. Andy Jones of Gerald Jones Auto Group said, “It is critical that we support Augusta Technical College in providing training and education for careers in automotive. It’s also important to the success of our dealerships and it’s great for our area residents.” The

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Consumer Stories

CSRA businesses are ready to play golf, are you?

Did you realize, it’s only 62 days until the Masters? Even before that is another golf classic and another reason to skip the office for some golf time and a great cause. Now in its 28th year, the Triple Crown Golf Classic will tee off March 25. This annual golf tournament takes place at the Woodside Country Club to benefit both Helping Hands, Inc. and the Tri-Development Center of Aiken County. What makes it successful is YOU! When you sign up to play, it helps ensure that the necessary services

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B2B Stories

Downtown stores host “Shopping for Scholars” tomorrow

“Shop till you drop” will take on a new meaning on Saturday, January 27, when several downtown stores partner with Westabou Montessori to raise money for the school’s scholarship fund. Many of Westabou’s 100 students receive financial aid and participating stores will contribute to the fund. Here is how it works: Shoppers can participate throughout the day, with a kickoff and live music at 1:00 pm at Humanitree House located at 305 8th St.  Between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, shoppers can purchase a reusable shopping bag at

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B2B Stories

CSRA colleges offer options for hungry students

If you run a business, you offer a lunch break and probably take one yourself, even if it’s a working lunch with a client. Your future employees are in college and may not have the luxury of even eating lunch. Aiken Technical College is establishing a way to help with those needs through a new student-centered food pantry thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the CSRA. The ATC Foundation has received $13,500 to transform the College’s unused cafeteria space into the food pantry, add appropriate appliances and

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Consumer Stories

Christmas comes early for organizations helping those in need

A CSRA organization whose mission is to support non-profit groups to fund their ongoing work announced grant awards to dozens of programs during a ceremony on Friday. “It is an endowed fund primarily contributed to by the Masters Tournament,” explained Community Foundation President and CEO, Shell Berry. “Each year, we go through a process starting in the mid-summer. Over 120 applications were made to the Community Foundation. Today we are going to award 46 organizations up to $15,000 each for a total of over $638,000.” Berry said the applicants cover

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Consumer Stories

Hotels revive popular pet supply program

The rooms at Best Western, 452 Park West Drive in Grovetown, and Baymont by Wyndham Augusta Riverwatch, 2905 Riverwest Drive are not pet friendly, but the staff at both hotels are pet lovers and they are hoping guests will be also. Kim Gibbons is the sales and marketing manager for both properties. Her own cat, Owen, served as the inspiration for what became a community service project for the hotels in 2008 and ran through 2014. Now it’s back. “Originally, the program benefitted the CSRA Humane Society. Over the years,

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Consumer Stories

3 companies team up for a good deed this season

Thanks to MoSH PiT Eats, Trendz Salon, and Dye’s Southern Catering, 50 families will be well-fed this Thanksgiving. It all started with a friendship between the owner of Trendz Salon, Robyn Kelley, and the owner of MoSH PiT Eats on Old Evans Road. Robyn and her team love the food that Jason and Amber Parrish serve up and they eat there often. Robyn is a member of Stevens Creek Church, which has the Augusta Dream Center as part of its campus in South Augusta. The Augusta Dream Center serves those

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B2B Stories

Child Enrichment to receive grant support and leadership training from Bank of America

Bank of America has announced Child Enrichment as the 2023 Neighborhood Champion awardee for their work advancing economic mobility and building up underserved neighborhoods in Augusta. Through this multi-year grant funding and leadership training for the nonprofit’s leadership, programs, and services addressing child abuse and neglect will be able to help more children and families. The program will provide leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector on topics like human capital management, increasing financial sustainability, and storytelling and a $50,000 grant over two years. Child Enrichment provides a

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