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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sandwich City hopes to attract younger customers with 'cybercafe' section

The semi-partitioned section - which is being called "Cyber City" - is where the always-connected crowd can charge mobile devices while enjoying a sandwich, soup or at the very least a cup of coffee.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vacuum repair business is largest of its kind

America's Remanufacturing Company, Mark Branum's company, is on target this year to remanufacture or recycle nearly 450,000 vacuum cleaners and other small appliances returned at big box stores ...
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: What stores, restaurants do we need?

What brick-and-mortar stores does Augusta still need so we can click our bootheels on their floors? Let us know.
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 24, 2016

Leadership Augusta names 2017 participants

Leadership Augusta, an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, has selected 36 area businesspeople to be in the 2017 adult class.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Geor­gia Bank & Trust merger will bring some layoffs

The pending merger between the parent companies of Augusta's Geor­gia Bank & Trust Co. and Columbia's South State Bank will cause some back-office employees to lose their jobs, the local ...
By Damon Cline

ADP holds ribbon-cutting on Augusta expansion

The Critical Incident Response Center - ADP's fifth in the world and second in the U.S. - will help the payroll and outsourced services firm provide round-the-clock digital security for corporate ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chamber Corner

Ribbon-cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Cargo delivery a team effort

When a massive piece of equipment moved up the Savannah River to Augusta from Georgia Ports Authority’s Ocean Terminal recently, it marked the first time since the Carter Administration that cargo ...
By Mary Carr Mayle

Columbia County at economic crossroad

Planners meet to figure out what Augusta's bedroom community must do to stay viable.
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sellers see strong start at farmers market

The vehicle traffic remained steady at the Augusta State Farmers Market even with temperatures approaching 100 this week.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia Bank & Trust parent to be acquired

A quarter-century tradition in Au­gusta banking will come to an end early next year when the corporate parent of Georgia Bank & Trust Co., Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., gets folded ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Consultant offers advice on Columbia County's economic weaknesses

Not having fully developed industrial parks and office properties takes Columbia County "out of the game on certain types of projects," said Jay Garner, a national site-selection consultant.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Appliance dealer opening today

After nearly six months of construction, Prestige Appliance is opening its showroom in west Augusta off River Watch Parkway.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Office space an issue in luring defense jobs

The development of the Augusta area as a hub of cybersecurity is expected to bring defense contractors and their jobs, but supplying the offices they'll need remains a question for developers and ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Rules to allow overtime pay for salary employees

From a business perspective, the new government rules on overtime pay are a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is that employers won't have to deal with the new overtime eligibility rules ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer program provides pay, experience

Student Painters was started in 1987 by college underclassmen looking for jobs. It would provide not only valuable experience for their futures, but also a paycheck.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Scuttlebiz: Tourism is growing as income for Augusta Metro area

Except for that one week a year – and we all know what week that is – this region isn’t much of a tourist magnet. At least, not in the Asheville, N.C./Savannah, Ga./Charleston, ...
By Damon Cline

Furys Ferry gets professional park

Developers hoping to turn six acres along Furys Ferry Road into a multi-office professional park have started work on a building expected to house its anchor tenant early next year.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Top 10 young professionals are named

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Magazine will recognize their 2016 "Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch" during the chamber's economic luncheon June 9.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sizemore acquires Gordon Highway property

Augusta-based personnel services firm Sizemore Inc. announced Friday that it plans to renovate a former Gordon Highway car dealership into its future corporate office by next spring.
By Damon Cline

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