Starting today, area residents get a chance to delve deeper into the local business scene with Your Business, The Augusta Chronicle's new Monday business section.
The all-local publication features in-depth cover stories on newsmakers; an expanded version of Biz Bits; and In Your Words, a guest column from business leaders and economic officials.
Future issues will include reader-supplied announcements, blogs and pictures.
"The Augusta Chronicle is recognized as the news leader in this community, and that certainly includes our coverage of business news," said Don Bailey, the president of The Chronicle. "Our community has told us it wants more local business, and we will deliver it."
The Monday section will be delivered in The Chronicle to Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Grovetown and North Augusta. Your Business also will be direct-mailed to more than 500 major businesses in Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Burke, Edgefield and Aiken counties.
"The businesses of the CSRA are the lifeblood of our communities," said Will Morris, the president of Morris Publishing Group, the parent company of The Chronicle. "We are launching Your Business to better cover the business community and better serve our readers."
Chronicle Business Editor Damon Cline, who has covered local business since 1998, is overseeing the publication. He said Your Business will provide street-level business news and information in a light, easy-to-read format.
He said readers seeking "light" content will enjoy features such as Spotted photos of business and networking events, and those who want to learn more about the personalities of Augusta's business community will find the Your Business cover stories intriguing.
Readers can visit www.augustachronicle.com/business to read the weekly section online and see additional content, including blogs and reader-contributed items.