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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medical students produce at event

The Veggie Truck Market is held Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. through October and is sponsored by students from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Locally Grown and ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Longtime downtown pharmacy closes

Downtown's only locally owned and operated pharmacy, Maxwell House Pharmacy, closed its doors Monday after 60 years.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta's First Bank of Georgia announces merger plan

A proposed merger was announced that would combine First Bank of Georgia, one of Augusta's largest locally owned banks, with Atlanta-based State Bank Financial Corp.
By Jenna Martin

First Bank in Augusta part of Atlanta Bank merger deal

ATLANTA  -- One of Augusta's largest local banks announced this morning it has agreed to be acquired by a bigger, Atlanta bank.
By Walter Jones

Monday, June 23, 2014

Owner of new mobile coffee cart seeks policy changes in Columbia County

Though David Bowers is starting his own mobile coffee business from the ground up, he's not jittery about market potential. He's working to create policy for mobile businesses.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Internship program offers veterans career opportunities

About 15 veterans based out of Fort Gordon have participated in Operation Warfighter at Savannah River Site, where 24 percent of the federal workforce are military veterans.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Work dress code stays important in summer months

As the hot summer months cause many to shed layers in an effort to stay cool, local employers favor year-round dress codes to avoid wardrobe mishaps in the workplace.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Downtown retail recruiters seeing interest

Alabama-based Retail Strategies, contracted last May by the Downtown Development Authority, is seeing retailers interested in downtown, but said parking and lack of a business improvement district ...
By Jenna Martin

Augusta area down 700 jobs in May

The Augusta metro area lad a net loss of 700 jobs in May, most of the loss coming in hospitality.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bidding for Partridge Inn ends at $4.2 million

An online auction ended Wednesday for the historic Partridge Inn on Walton Way, with the highest bid placed at $4.25 million.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AGY workers idle 7 weeks

More than 500 employees at the AGY glass fiber manufacturing facility in Aiken are entering their seventh week out of a job after contract negotiations proved fruitless.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon-cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Construction roundup


Monday, June 16, 2014

TranTech reopens after explosion

Edgefield's TranTech facility reopened Monday, one week after an explosion injured three employees, two of which remain hospitalized. 
By Doug Stutsman

New downtown business combines art, juice

Humanitree House, a combination art gallery and juice bar, will make the downtown business culture a little more green.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Appling gains two new businesses

A pair of new Appling businesses, a local hardware store and a discount retail chain, will give residents in the outer area of Columbia County more convenient shopping options.
By Jenna Martin

Opinions differ among downtown owners on new gun law

Georgia's new gun law, which allows concealed carry permit holders to bring guns into bars, among other places, is producing mixed reactions for bar and restaurant owners.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, June 13, 2014

Food Lion closing on Wrightsboro Road

The long-standing Food Lion store at 3246 Wrightsboro Road will close June 20.
By Jenna Martin

Bedding maker to build Thomson plant

A Florida-based bedding manufacturer announced it will build a 208,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in McDuffie County..
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Development leader speaks to chamber members

Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr spoke Thursdsay during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic luncheon.
By Jenna Martin

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