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Friday, Aug 1, 2014

H&M opening mall store Aug. 14

The grand opening for H&M in Augusta Mall is set for Aug. 14.
By Jenna Martin

STEM workforce needed for future

While it's no secret that Augusta's high-tech market is booming, whether the local workforce will be ready to fill the plethora of job openings in coming years is less clear.
By Jenna Martin

Day planner

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Morning Mixer; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Muse­um of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers, (706) 821-1318 AUG.

Biz Bits

Frank Ward, of Master Buick GMC, graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association University General Dealership Management Academy.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another Martinez Wal-Mart

A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will anchor a new development on South Belair Road.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Bank parent reports $963,000 profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a second-quarter profit of $963,000, which would have been higher except for charges related to a pending merger. 
By Tim Rausch

Free Wi-Fi in downtown Aiken

Atlantic Broadband's free high speed Wi-Fi service in downtown Aiken is now operating. It covers the perimeter along Laurens and Newberry streets between Barnwell Street and Park Avenue. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gander Mountain opening in September

Hiring is underway for the new Gander Mountain outdoors store in anticipation of a Sept. 23 grand opening.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Outdoor gun range opening Labor Day weekend

The project is nearing completion and S.H.A.R.P.E. Shooters will open Aug. 29, weather permitting, said owner Buddy Lichty, who also owns Shooters Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Augusta rink closing Aug. 24

The Augusta Ice Sports Center on Augusta West Parkway will close Aug. 24, and a sale on the property is pending.
By Jenna Martin

Georgia Bank & Trust parent earns $4 million

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. reported Friday its second quarter earnings of $4 million, or 60 cents per share, matching the profit shown in the second quarter of 2013.
By Tim Rausch

Augusta's Jobs: By the numbers

Five years after the recession ended, government-supplied employment statistics indicate that the overall job scene is better than when the recession started. 
By Tim Rausch

Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

The start of school may still be weeks away, but back-to-school shopping has already kicked into high gear.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Visitor spending in August expected at $1.8 million

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council expect the city will draw nearly $1.8 million in visitor spending next month.

Partridge Inn one step closer to new owners

A $4.25 million online bid was approved by the sellers of The Partridge Inn.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Captain D's franchisee evaluating remodels at Augusta locations

A newly rebuilt Captain D's on Washington Road might not be the last to undergo renovations by operators of the Augusta franchise.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Defense contractor plans new Augusta office

A Pennsylvania-based information technology and software development firm will be setting up shop in Augusta.
By Tim Rausch

Kimberly-Clark reports $509 million Q2 profit

Kimberly-Clark reported a profit of $509 million down from $526 million a year earlier.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Upper-level jobs harder to come by

While the labor market continues on an upward trend, job seekers looking for an upper-level position might find themselves left out in the cold.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 18, 2014

Retail building construction in front of Augusta Mall

A new center under development in front of the Augusta Mall will bring three businesses and a bank ATM to Wrightsboro Road.

Biz Bits

PATRICK WARD Award/honor: Certified as a preferred provider in the CSRA Home Connections Local Alliance Co-op Marketing Program. Details: He is owner of Big Country Surveying.

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