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Monday, April 20, 2015

Tissue maker to bring Barnwell jobs

Orchids Paper Products Co., a private label consumer tissue manufacturer, is investing at least $110 million to locate in Barnwell County. The project is expected to create 134 jobs.

Georgia has what film-makers want

Georgia film commissioner tells Augusta Rotary Club that state has everything a moviemaker wants
By Tim Rausch

Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

Survey: US businesses optimistic sales will rebound and plan to boost pay, hiring.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Volcker says US bank oversight ineffective, seeks overhaul

Former Fed Chairman Volcker calls for overhaul of financial oversight system.
By Marcy Gordon

New Dollar General opening in Aiken County

A new Dollar General store is opening Saturday on Willison Road in Aiken County.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lower euro makes vacations cheaper

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent cheaper for tourists, especially from the United States and China.
By Barry Hatton

Researcher denied flight over tweet

WASHINGTON - United Airlines stopped a security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight Saturday, after his social media post days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could ...
By Jack Gillum

Appetites growing for edible insects

An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.
By Terence Chea

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hotel chains expanding their brands

Hotel companies are expanding the number of brand names, adding to travelers' confusion.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lights of the South license suspended

Lights of the South, the popular holiday attraction near Grovetown, had its business license suspended earlier this week, pending a vote before the Columbia County Commission next Tuesday.
By Wesley Brown

Things are happening in North Augusta

Things are happening in North Augusta and its getting noticed, said the city's administrator Friday during the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's monthly A.M. Connection.
By Nikasha Dicks

Fears rattle markets as Greece debt talks linger

NEW YORK - Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday.

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

Rob Noel likes meeting people. He also likes driving, and he likes making extra money for his vacation fund. So when Uber started signing up drivers in Augusta, the 27-year-old saw himself as ...
By Jenna Martin

Education and health categories grow jobs

For as much attention as the growth in retail and hospitality jobs in the Augusta metro area is given (because they've been growing in the last year), there's a job sector in our economy that also ...
By Tim Rausch

Augusta firm wins state manufacturer of the year honor

Three manufacturers are chosen each year in categories based on the size of their employment. Prayon was selected as the 2015 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year for small-sized businesses, which ...
By Tim Rausch

New retail plans announced for area off Grovetown exit

More retail development is slated for the corner of Horizon South Parkway and Gateway Bou­le­vard by George Duehring, who, with wife Rosemary, owns several Zaxby's franchises.
By Jenna Martin

Day Planner

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce will hold the Women In Business luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Legend's Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
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