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Downtown businesses kick off weeklong event today

Who is your buddy business? Local merchant association Downtown Soul City is hosting Buddy Week – a weeklong celebration of community and friendship between downtown businesses. During the week, the public can get a glimpse of behind-the-scenes footage of their favorite spots downtown to show everyone just how much fun they have working together. The week will end on National Best Friends Day, June 8, where participating businesses will offer incentives to customers who visit the “buddy” locations. The public can engage with the businesses on social media through posts

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‘Tis the growing season in the CSRA

When you get off work today, you can pick up fresh veggies and other locally produced products at the South Augusta Farmers Market at Mayor Garnett Johnson’s Headquarters, 4104 Windsor Spring Road in Hepzibah. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the market is at 6:00 pm. They will also be open at 9:00 am on Saturday. Agriculture is Georgia’s leading industry with more than $74 billion in economic impact every year. In Augusta, agribusiness brings in more than $130 million, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA). “The event

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Thoughts from the General: Surprising analysis about wealth in the CSRA

A few years ago, two officials from Boy Scout headquarters came to Augusta. They were looking for big bucks to support a major Boy Scout project. Somehow, they had learned that I had some experience identifying wealthy folks and encouraging them to donate to worthy causes. The Boy Scout officials did not beat around the bush. The first question they asked was. “Who in Augusta has a personal wealth of five hundred million dollars or more?” I told them that my guess was that only one person in Augusta had

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Thoughts from the General: DAFs, the fastest growing trend in charitable giving

Ten years ago, the book, Give and Take by Adam Grant, was published. It provided such profound wisdom that it has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the world. One of Grant’s most interesting insights is how he aligns people into three categories: takers, reciprocators, and givers. This book made me realize that in recent years, my wife, Connor, and I had slowly changed from being reciprocators to being givers. Soon after the flash of insight that I gained from Give and Take, I discovered Donor-Advised Funds. These funds are

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Free Access: It’s Never Too Early for Business/Personal Finance Education

I did not really start learning about business and personal finance until my early 20’s. While I did pick up some knowledge about budgeting, mortgages/loans, and investing from my parents, it was only because I was curious, paid attention, and asked questions. In my senior year of college, having finished all of my requirements for an applied mathematics degree, I used my free electives to take some business courses to prepare myself for the MBA degree I was planning to pursue in the future. While taking those courses, I learned

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Free Access: Christ Community Health marks 15 years, prepares to open children’s clinic

“If it weren’t for Christ Community, I don’t know what I’d do…” This is a comment voiced by many of the patients at Christ Community Health Services Augusta. Christ Community is a Christ-based non-profit healthcare ministry that celebrated its 15th birthday in November. “Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality healthcare to the underserved,” said CEO, Don Branum. “Our patients come from more than 10 counties around Augusta. Many of them don’t have health insurance or have limited insurance.”

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Free Access: Struggling North Augusta pizzeria needs a little amore

New York-style pizza was born when Italian immigrants brought pizza to New York City in the early 1900’s. For many, it was love, or amore, at first bite for a pie featuring large and wide slices with a thin crust that is foldable yet crispy. Flash forward to 2018, when Doughboy’s NY Pizzeria opened in North Augusta. The business owned by Jeremiah Bozeman was off to a great start, like an Aiken horse at the Steeplechase. Doughboy’s features pizza, other Italian staples including strombolis and calzones, and live music. The

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Brinkley’s begins 7 nights a week dining outside SRP Park

Our November visit to Brinkley’s Chop House in North Augusta reminded my wife and I of our trip to New York City in 2006. Back then, we ate “family-style” at the iconic Carmine’s Restaurant with a Broadway backdrop, minutes from the theater district. At Brinkley’s, anyone can be part of the action. Starting Monday, Brinkley’s is open every late afternoon and evening for dinner and will also serve tapas-like, small plate options at the bar and front patio, seven days a week. “I love the ballpark in the background,” said

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