Augusta Business Daily

Fri, September 22, 2023

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B2B Stories

New CSRA business is in the pink

There is no way you can miss a new boutique at 2569 Central Avenue in Augusta. The building is bright pink and is home to The Pink Boutique. The building, what’s inside, and the owner stand out. The business, which opened three months ago, features ladies’ fashions and modern-style home décor. “We offer a little something for everyone and work with dependable vendors and our own stylists who provide our shop with quality style and merchandise,” said owner, William Harrison. In the pink means a state of good health or

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B2B Stories

Unique food business launches in the CSRA

As someone who grew up in the food and beverage business, Tia Harville dreamed of opening a restaurant. Covid forced her to ditch that plan for another business that also runs in the family. “In 2014, my husband’s aunt and uncle, Cindy and Anthony Mask opened Town Square Olive Oil in Covington, Ga. The concept appealed to us because there is really nothing quite like it here and we thought it would be good for North Augusta,” Harville explained. She is correct. The businesses surrounding Town Square Olive Oil &

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B2B Stories

A different kind of BYOB

If someone is hosting a party and tells you to BYOB, it usually means Bring Your Own Bottle, Booze, or Beer. Not this time. When you visit JoJo’s Flower Bar, the acronym stands for Build Your Own Bouquet. Josey Nina is an entrepreneur who has a love for all things floral. She has parlayed that passion into a business called JoJo’s Flower Bar. “I did a trial run at the Barnyard Flea Market in Augusta. It was an awesome day of meeting people and introducing myself and my flower bar

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Consumer Stories

Now playing: “The Hill” filmed in Augusta

Editor’s note: The Hill generated about $5 million locally to the CSRA economy during the filming in 2021, employed an estimated 50 local crew members, and employed over 500 background actor days. “In addition to hiring local crew, The Hill generated an economic impact in Augusta by paying local location fees, housed crew in local hotels, hired several local background extras and utilized additional local services. Film Augusta was influential in the decision to land this production in Augusta by assisting the production team in navigating the production through the use of local

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B2B Stories

First-of-its-kind security center in Georgia opens at Augusta Tech

A security center unlike any other is up and running with students from Augusta Technical College. The student-operated Security Operations Center has opened at the Georgia Cyber Innovations and Training Center on the Augusta Tech campus. The students come from the college’s School of Cyber and Design Media. The center gives them hands-on experience in the SOC. Working with real-world applications, the students will learn to analyze network traffic, looking for anomalies that may indicate malicious activity on the Internet. They will also learn how to protect the network itself

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Consumer Stories

Chamber leader calls for more business support for local charity

Golden Harvest Food Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the agency’s newly renovated and expanded Volunteer and Administration Center on Aug. 29. The centerpiece of the project is a large room where staff and volunteers pack groceries for distribution. “So, we’ll be able to have hundreds of volunteers in here every week to help us sort and pack food, both for backpacks for children, just general sorting for families and senior boxes,” said Amy Breitmann, president and CEO of Golden Harvest. Golden Harvest started in 1982. Since then, it has

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B2B Stories

Bumpers, bells, and buzzes coming soon to the CSRA

If you are a pinball wizard or grew up with Pac-Man or Donkey Kong video games, get ready for social gaming paradise. Radioactive Pinball Arcade will celebrate its Grand Opening on August 26th at 113 Laurens St., Ste 103, in Aiken. Owners, Eric and Erin Edwards are in the midst of working hard to make the arcade a special place to socialize and reconnect with some of the pinball machines and gameplay of your past. Let’s start with the heavy lifting and where 42 pinball machines and 30 arcade games

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B2B Stories

Love of cleaning is catalyst for a young entrepreneur

A few years ago, Marie Kondo made millions from the concept of organizing, decluttering, and tidying up. While it wasn’t a new idea, people were drawn to her marketing that being tidy is a powerful reset and that your life begins after putting your house in order.  She started something that was more than a fad. The growth of the organizing and cleaning service industry is consistent. By next year, it’s anticipated that 80% of all households will use a house cleaning service, most likely because the number of dual-income

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B2B Stories

New spa owner is on a health and wellness mission

What propels someone to open three businesses including one that sells to 600 retailers across the country and around the world? Pain and suffering. You’re a senior in high school, enjoying the prom, pulling an all-nighter for final exams, and creating all those memories for that rite of passage. Now, imagine instead of having the time of your life, you suffer from debilitating headaches, fatigue, and brain fog, so harsh you can’t drive. “I went to doctors and specialists. I had MRIs, CT scans, and a multitude of tests but

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B2B Stories

Local fitness center to expand by opening second CSRA location

George Lee wants to help his members achieve their fitness goals, so every coach he hires undergoes thorough training prior to working with them one-on-one or in a small group setting. Lee, owner of Fit Augusta located at 472 Columbia Industrial Blvd. in Evans, has announced his plan to launch a second location at 1110 Fenwick St. in downtown Augusta, according to The Finem Group at Meybohm Commercial. He hopes to open the new location, which is owned by ATC Development, in October. Fit Augusta offers exercise programs for children,

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