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Saturday, July 02, 2022

New York investment firm provides major funding for Paine College

A local college can now stay afloat and has the potential to grow, thanks to a multimillion-dollar investment from a New York-based impact investment firm that supports small businesses in rural and underserved communities throughout the United States, including Georgia. Paine College, a historically black college located in downtown Augusta, received financing from Enhanced Capital Group’s…

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South Carolina MBA program to hold a networking event in Augusta

According to Libby Conkey, earning a Professional MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina has created many opportunities for networking and future career advancement. Conkey, a risk analyst for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, graduated from the program in 2021 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering…

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Mondays with Rick: Efforts to increase financial literacy

Gary Kauffman Dr. Rick Franza, Dean of the Hull College of Business, discusses a different, timely business topic each Monday in this column. This week, with statistics showing that less than a third of Americans qualify as financially literate, he discusses some proposals to increase financial literacy, especially among students. The interview has been edited for…

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Failure is humbling but provides valuable lessons for future success

Perry M. Smith, Jr. is a teacher, speaker, TV, and radio commentator and best-selling author, and executive producer of four videos. Hundreds of millions of television viewers worldwide came to know him during the 1991 Persian Gulf War for his more than 100 appearances as a military analyst on network television.  Smith served for 30…

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New company offers tutoring in the CSRA

Need to brush up on your math skills, prepping for the SAT, or learning a second language for school or business? One-on-one tutoring services both in-home and online are now available through the Tutor Doctor. The husband-and-wife team of Aaron and Maria Washington provides tutors ranging from elementary students to adults. “I had looked at several franchise…

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Simon Says: Home ownership in CSRA varies from state to national levels

Dr. Simon Medcalfe, AU Economics Professor Buying a house is one of the largest purchases most people will make in their lifetime. In Georgia, 63 percent of all housing is owner-occupied; in Columbia County, it is 80 percent, and 53 percent in Richmond County. Evidence suggests that homeowners are more satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods and…

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