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Friday, April 22, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Brewery industry rules are a bit tight

Georgia has done a stellar job at creating a healthy environment for business and industry to thrive. Well … most business and industry.
By Damon Cline

Georgia Bank & Trust holding company announces cash dividend

The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust on Friday announced its board of directors has declared a 16-cent quarterly cash dividend payable on May 20 to shareholders of record as of May 6.

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Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Augusta-brewed beer hits taps

For the first time in more than a century, Augusta-area residents can now purchase locally made beer as RiverWatch Brewery slowly finds its way into taps.
By Travis Highfield

Kroger will follow Food Lion in shutting down south Augusta store

Kroger has announced that its nearly 40-year-old store on Deans Bridge Road will close by June 3. The announcement follows the closure of the Food Lion at 4104 Windsor Spring Road in Hephzibah ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Scuttlebiz: EdenCrete plant plan could open up 250 jobs

Economic development is a team sport. Generally, there's no single person or organization responsible for bringing new business and industry to a city.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, April 14, 2016

SRP FCU names new president, CEO

The market's largest credit union said Harry Gunsallus, an executive vice president at Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Ala., will succeed Ed Templeton as head of the nearly $750 ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Even smart people make these three savings mistakes

Do you always tell yourself that you'll start saving more money, but you never actually get around to it? If that describes you, you're probably making these three savings mistakes even smart ...
By Ric Edelman

Friday, April 8, 2016

Scuttlebiz: It could be another big year for buyouts

Anthem and Cigna, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller. Dell and EMC, Dow Chemical and DuPont. Any way you look at it, 2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fight over WAGT 26 effectively over

The fight between Gray Television Group and Media General over operation of Augusta television station WAGT has, in effect, ended.
By Damon Cline

Monday, April 4, 2016

Uber expects busy Masters Week

Uber partners now have a designated staging area at Augusta Regional Airport to await reservations from customers using the ride-sharing app.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mealviewer seeks to get more students eating school food

The problem with school lunches isn't bad food, Mealviewer CEO Tommy Wafford said, it's the perception of bad food.
By Damon Cline

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cook Out still weighing south Augusta location

Cook Out CEO Jeremy Reaves said Friday that the company has the property at 3012 Peach Orchard Road under contract but has not yet made a decision.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Hospitality market stands in spotlight this week

With tens of thousands of visitors streaming into Augusta this week to enjoy the Masters Tournament, this is definitely its time to shine. Much like our health care industry, hospitality seems to ...
By Damon Cline

Tech startup Mealviewer moves to downtown Augusta

There was only one address in the metro area Tommy Wafford considered when his fledgling software business, Mealviewer, outgrew its suburban office last year: downtown Augusta.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Report touts hospitals' impact

A recent report by Georgia's largest hospital trade association shows the industry pumped more than $43.6 billion into the state's economy in 2014.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kinder Morgan to stop work on Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has suspended further work on its Palmetto Pipeline project, citing "unfavorable action by the Georgia legislature regarding eminent domain authority and permitting restrictions for ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, March 28, 2016

Augusta woman turns ice cream passion into business

Last month, the co-owner of Village Deli opened the doors to Summerville Scoops, the ice creamery she began working on in October to fulfill her lifelong goal of owning her own sweets shop.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Masters Housing sees increase in renters, pricing

Despite increased competition, Masters Housing continues to thrive more than 45 years later.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, March 25, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Community needs quality pipeline of workers

It doesn't take an economist to see the growing disconnect between the workers this country has and the workers it needs.
By Damon Cline

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