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Business leaders advised how to navigate social media landmines

According to Debbie Reeves, people don’t always use common sense, courtesy, and kindness when posting on their social media accounts. Reeves, Account Executive with Lamar Advertising Company, said it’s especially important for sales professionals to avoid posting derogatory content about people or businesses because clients read that content. “Even if your remarks are personal opinions and protected…

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Don’t panic! Patience is the key to weathering uncertain stock market, financial advisor says

The stock market seems stuck in a downward slide in recent days, and that has made some people nervous about their investments. But Ryan Borders, a certified financial planner with Richard Young Associates in Augusta, says now is the time to wait, not panic. “It is tempting (to panic) because we’re emotional beings,” Borders said. “But…

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Local accident survivor shares inspirational story with business group

Like most business professionals, Jeanna Hancock experiences her share of stress as operations leader with Hargrove Home Inspections. But she was inspired by the harrowing tale Terrence Sansbury shared as guest speaker at this month’s CSRA Home Connections meeting on Wednesday, May 11. Sansbury, who has worked for the Wilson Family YMCA for 22 years, discussed…

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Simon Says: Disputing a website’s ranking of Augusta’s affordability

Dr. Simon Medcalfe, AU Economics Professor GoodHire has just released its list of the most affordable cities to live and work in 2022 ( They analyzed data from 155 cities with a labor force greater than 150,000. Top of the list is Sioux Falls, S.D. and Los Angeles was bottom. Georgia cities are represented by Atlanta (11),…

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