Thu, May 23, 2024

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Businesses doing more in 2024

Kevin Hyatt is someone to keep an eye on. His insurance agency is aimed at helping families in the CSRA. As a sponsor of the recent ABD Business EXPO, his session on marketing was a huge success.

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Hitting a business home run from SRP Park

My first visit to Augusta was in the late 70’s. I worked for the ABC affiliate in Columbus, GA owned by J.B. Fuqua. I was the meteorologist for the station, and they brought in John Coleman, the weatherman for ABC’s Good Morning America, to record promotional videos for both the Columbus station and WJBF in Augusta. Mr. Fuqua arranged a private plane to fly both of us to Augusta. Coleman went on to start The Weather Channel. J. B. Fuqua was already a self-made businessman. The company he built, Fuqua

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Expo Preview: SRP Federal Credit Union

Company: SRP Federal Credit Union Contact: Bob Bigger Phone: 803-278-4851 Website: SRP Since their founding in 1960, SRP Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to its members. Today, SRP serves as the financial institution for over 190,000 members in both Georgia and South Carolina. The credit union provides savings programs, checking accounts, competitive loan options, and a variety of other convenient services tailored to fit members’ needs. Not only does SRP Federal Credit Union serve individuals, but also the CSRA business community. SRP cares about the community, its growth, and

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EXPO PREVIEW: Augusta Tech

Augusta Technical College Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President (706) 771-4000 Website: AugustaTech.edu Since its opening in 1961, Augusta Technical College has been dedicated to promoting educational, economic, and community development in its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties). Augusta Tech prides itself on being affordable and convenient with small class sizes and high job placement rates. Because of its many local business and industry connections, the college has a job placement rate of 86.9% in the field and 99% overall for its graduates. “Uniquely, individuals will discover that

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EXPO PREVIEW: Spherion Augusta

Spherion Augusta Angela Swarts (706) 868-0911 spherion.com angelaswarts@spherion.com Founded in 1946, Spherion has been a leader in the staffing and recruiting industry for more than 75 years. Locally, Spherion Augusta has been serving the CSRA business community since 1987. The company name and logo have changed a few times, but Spherion’s passion for placing the right person with the right business at the right time has never wavered. Spherion is a national recruiting and staffing enterprise that blends the resources of the world’s largest talent company with the local insights

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EXPO PREVIEW: Cross Link Consulting

Cross Link Consulting 619 Edgefield Rd. North Augusta, SC 29841 Patrick Reynolds (803) 279-1100 CrossLinkConsulting.net info@crosslinkconsulting.net On average, your organization partners with more than a dozen vendors to provide services and solutions that you use on a daily basis. Which vendor relationship is the most critical? Common responses are bankers, accountants, and lawyers. But the most deeply embedded relationship is often overlooked and has caused more business failures than all of the above. “Faithfulness and fidelity can’t be bought, but it can be identified and partnered with.” This is a

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EXPO PREVIEW: Hollimon Strategic Advisors

Hollimon Strategic Advisors Tabitha Hollimon 762-585-5687 Website: HollimonAdvisors.com hello@hollimonadvisors.com Tabitha Hollimon is an Outsourced Chief Financial Officer who loves helping clients run a more successful business with long-term profitability. “I founded Hollimon Strategic Advisors, LLC because I know what it’s like to have challenges as a business owner. I started my career in accounting and business administration,” Tabitha said. ”After over 20 years of helping countless business owners achieve great success, I decided to upgrade to a CFO business advisory service to help more small business owners do the same.”

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Expo Preview: Cruises by PopPop

Company: Cruises by PopPop, LLC Contact: Brian Adams Phone: 803-522-5696 Website: https://travelwithpoppop.com Record sales are predicted for the cruise lines this year. For Brian Adams, a cruise travel consultant based in North Augusta, that’s exciting news. This time last year, the industry was struggling post-COVID. Bookings were down and staffing shortages caused issues for travelers wanting an escape. Last year, some of the biggest cruise lines were swimming in billions of dollars in debt, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian. Now, brighter days are ahead as travelers are getting out, boarding

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Expo Preview: 70 years in the CSRA makes WJBF a community favorite

In November, WJBF Channel 6 will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. All of those years of broadcasting local news, sports, and weather have made the station a favorite in the CSRA. “There’s a direct correlation to how long the station has been around and how people have an affinity for our anchors and talent,” said Cherish Geter, director of sales for WJBF. “A lot of our anchors have been around for decades, they have their own shows, and that translates into ratings.” As a result, Geter said WJBF is the

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ABD EXPO Business Profile: Cumberland Village

Contact: Samantha Peel Phone: (803) 643-0073 Email: speel@GoldenBellSeniorLiving.com Website: GoldenBellSeniorLiving.com/cumberland-village Golden Bell Senior Living communities are setting a new standard for luxurious, supportive senior living in South Florida and South Carolina, and no place does it better than the Cumberland properties in Aiken – Cumberland Village Independent Living Apartments, the Patio Homes at Cumberland Village and Cumberland Hills Assisted Living. Cumberland Village Independent Living and Cumberland Hills Assisted Living residents enjoy a lifestyle that perfectly balances comfort, fulfillment, security, and peace of mind. The stately grounds and sprawling, 35-acre campus

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