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 LOCAL FAMILY FALL FESTIVALS: GOOD FUN, GOOD BUSINESS
                                     NEIL GORDON | President, Buzz on Biz LLC
                                                                                                                                                           INSIDE THIS
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                                                                                                             daughter of Jim Steed.
                                                                                                               For more of “Steed’s Dairy from Past
                                                                                                             to Present, “ visit www.steedsdairy.com
                                                                                                                                                           ISSUE:
                             be busy supporting                a booth, bring your family. It will be
                             some good local                   great fun and you can support local           Story by: Casey Willis                        SECTION A
                             folks and some                    businesses like yours!                           It was the precipice of the Depression     Main Business News
                             good local clients                     I can’t think of a better locally and    Era, and John Steed Sr. was a farmer in
                             like Steeds Dairy                 family-run business than Steed’s Dairy        Lincoln County who had sharecroppers.         SECTION B
                             and RelyLocal.                    on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.             Anticipating that the price of cotton would
     I’ll be getting drenched in the dunking                   They are the only remaining dairy farm in     soon skyrocket, Steed bought all the cotton   Education & Training
     booth at the RelyLocal Expo (see strip                    Richmond and Columbia Counties and            from his sharecroppers before harvest. But,
     at bottom of page) along with NBC 26                      there was once 40 dairy farms. Money is       in 1929, the Depression hit, and the price    SECTION C
     Chief Meteorologist Jeff Rucker and                       tighter than ever in this economy, so last    of the cotton fell from 18 cents a pound to   Hospitality
     others--for charity. If you work with a                   year they transitioned into “agritourism”     six cents a pound. Cotton prices would be
     locally-owned business, I’d suggest you                   to compliment their dairy. This year,         slow to recover in the following years.
     try and rent a last-minute booth at the                   they are adding pony rides and cow               Looking to start over, in 1934 Steed       SECTION D
     event. You’d be sharing your services                     milking demonstrations to go with their       sold everything he had in Lincolnton and      Recreation
                                                               corn maize, hay rides, jumping pillows,       bought some land in Columbia County off
                                                               petting zoo, slides, and much much            of Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown, where
                                                               more!                                         he began operating a small cotton farm        SECTION E
                                                                  Their 3rd generation farm is a             on the side while working as a butcher in     Land & Development
                                                               testament to the brothers who keep            downtown Augusta. Over the years, he
                                                               it going. Here’s a wonderfully written        accumulated more and more land. His
                                                               excerpt of their story by Casey Willis,
                                                                                                                            Continued on Page 3
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                 GOOD FUN, GOOD BUSINESS
                 continued from page 1
                 son, John Steed Jr., worked downtown at       not as profitable. As more dairies went out
                 Bryson’s Dairy, delivering milk to stores     of business because of the low milk price
                 and schools while helping farm the family     paid to farmers, the trucks had to travel
                 land. In 1946, at age 16, he convinced his    further to pick up the milk. This not only
                 father to purchase a few Jersey cows to       added to fuel costs for the local haulers,
                 milk. In 1953, at age 23, he made a trip      but also required milk to be shipped in
                 to Griffin, GA where he bought Cora and       from other states to supply the growing
                 Alice, two of the first Holstein cows ever    populations in states such as Georgia and
                 introduced into Columbia County. At           Florida.
                 the time, other                                                       Now, most of the
                 farmers, including                                                 milk locally produced
                 his own father,                                                    in Georgia (including
                 thought he was                                                    the milk from Steed’s
                 crazy for paying                                                  Dairy) is shipped to
                 almost $600 a                                                     Florida, and milk that is
                 piece for the                                                     sold in Georgia comes
                 black and whites,                                                 from farms as far away as
                 since cows were                                                   Texas.
                 only selling for                                                     In 2005, Jim Steed
                 $80 - $100 back                                                  began searching for a
                 then. However,                                                   way to save the family
                 when those two                                                   farm. One option was
                 cows produced                                                    to sell the valuable
                 more milk than                                                  Columbia County land
                 some of the other                                               to a developer and move
                 farmer’s jersey herds, black and white soon   the farm to a more rural area with cheaper
                 became favorite colors in the county.         land to spread out on, but he knew he
                    In the 1960’s, Steed’s Dairy expanded      could not bear to see a neighborhood or
                 into hauling its own milk and picking up      shopping center on the pastures that had
                 the milk of other dairy farmers to take to    been in the family for nearly 70 years. He
                 the processing plants. For many years, the    began to revisit an old dream to process his
                 hauling business was a prosperous venture.    own milk, but as he researched the cost of a
                 As things began to change on the business
                 side of agriculture, milk hauling became                     Continued on Page 7
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                    Y     ou may
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                                          development plan called for a five-
                                          star hotel to be included.
                                             “He told me that unless I put up a
                                                                                   her pet charity and she would secure
                                                                                   the votes. The vote was held, and the
                                                                                   check was cut to the city of Augusta.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Augusta National proved that all one
                                                                                                                                                                                              has to do is say no, and the crooked
                                                                                                                                                                                              politician will slink back under the
                      Public Service      hotel to compete with Billy Morris,      Once the other commissioners and                                                                           rock from which he came. More
                      Commissioner        then I would not get the six votes I     then Mayor Bob Young caught wind                                                                           importantly, the media has come
                      Tim Echols          needed,” says Kitchen. Williams also     of the scheme, they demanded the                                                                           around to the understanding that
                      attempting to       explained how one abstention would       city return the money.                                                                                     exposure of these antics won’t stop
                      shake down the      prevent the Mayor from breaking a tie       Rather than follow the will of the                                                                      them completely, but it does make
                      Augusta National    and made it clear his intention was to   Commission, Beard had the check                                                                            the elected class think twice before
for tickets to their annual event. When   “run Billy Morris out of town.”          quietly tucked away until such a                                                                           using their political power to commit
the National wouldn’t play ball with         The developer told Williams he was    time no one would remember it                                                                              what amounts to extortion.
Echols, he then promised to “inspect”     in the condominium business, not the     ever existed. She later “donated”
their limousines, to which they           hotel trade. At that point, Beard piped  the money to a personal friend who
apparently said “bring it on.”            up and said she might offer to be the    worked for the government so that                                                                          ScoTT hUdSon is the former
   The Echols case is nothing other       6th vote if Kitchen and his company      the woman could have elective                                                                              investigative reporter for WGAC and
than something that happens               would consider making a substantial      gastric by-pass surgery.                                                                                   current co-owner\operator at Cheers on
everyday in politics and government.      donation to the non-profit groups           “I really can’t talk about it, someone                                                                  Washington Road in West Augusta.
It is too bad that Augusta is known       of her choice. In other words, if he     could get in trouble. Someone could
all over the state as a place where       wouldn’t aid in an attempt to destroy    go to jail,” Beard said when her
politicians regularly                     Morris, he could just simply buy that    shakedown was exposed. In the
shake down honest                         magic 6th vote.                          end, the matter was quietly dropped
businesspeople.                              Ultimately, the commissioners         and Beard very quietly exited public
Tim Echols made                           meddling along with the housing          service in disgrace.
the mistake of                            market bust killed off the Watermark        Watermark and Maxwell House
going up against                          project. Instead of a high rise building were only the two cases that came to
an institution far                        on the river, today the land is an ugly  light. How many shakedowns have
more powerful than                        clay vacant lot. More importantly        occurred over the years is anyones
himself and they                          though, Kitchen says that meeting        guess. Those involved simply chalk
pulled the rug out from underneath        reinforced what he had been told         it up to the price of doing business.
him. Yet, every day businesses are        about the Augusta government and         Others heed the advice of their
shaken down by politicians who            its shady back room deals. He simply     colleagues and choose not to
seem to think their election gives        decided that when the economy            entangle themselves. That translates
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Marion Williams. These two almost         private meeting was held. Beard          so why not him?
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                        he is today will serve Johnson Motor Company remains a hero
him equally well when he attempts to           of mine for sticking with, “We’re a service
fashion his own advertising. After all,        company that sells great cars and trucks”
marketing is just common sense written         for what seems forever. That works on
down, right?                                   so many levels. They understand it’s
   And golf is simple…until you try it.        GM’s job to get you to a GM lot. So it
There’s actually a marketing book by           becomes their job to get you to their
Roy Williams that holds as one of its          GM lot, by accentuating to you and their
main tenants that the business owner is        employees (had you considered that your
the last person who should be allowed          ads drive home your corporate belief
anywhere near his own marketing, but           system to them, too?) that goal #1 is to
that’s a discussion for its own future         solve your problem, and vehicles just
column.                                        happen to be (pun alert) their vehicle for
   This time out I’d like to celebrate         accomplishing this.
local businesses that not only appear to          The instinct to find a strong and unique
understand                                                               positioning
vital                                                                    message. The
principles                                                               courage to stick
of                                                                       with it. Neither
marketing,                                                                is easy, but
but in the                                                                both are vital to
face of                                                                    gaining traction
meeting                                                                    in the community
payrolls                                                                    mind.
and loan                                                                       Next time:
payments                                                                    Where logic
actually                                                                    fails: the bad
summon the                                                                  billboard.
courage to
stick with
the plan                                                                     don MacnEIL
over long                                                                    is a traditional
      Buzz
periods of on Biz CCP Business Cards One Hour 3.17x4.86 Ad media expert,
time. There
                                                                             having spent
are several,
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but only
space for two.
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understands lifestyle-type, minimalist         or questions, email Don at windsorway@
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IF DINOSAURS LIVED TODAY
     DYLAN BREDENGERD | Powerserve International, Online Business Consultant Expert

                    I    try to live my life
                         on the healthier
                      side. It’s funny; I’m
                                               museum, or a colossal Brachiosaurus,
                                               you might have gazed up at it
                                               wondering what that amazing animal
                                                                                          I’m a cyberspace pioneer! I was there
                                                                                          when it all started!” Yeahhhh.
                                                                                            Many of us do our level best to
                                                                                                                                        eyeballed by a bunch of fifth-graders
                                                                                                                                        from behind fuzzy red ropes as they
                                                                                                                                        read a plaque aggrandizing how world-
                      convinced that we        must have been like in real life. You      prepare for potential catastrophes.           dominating you used to be.
                      spend millions of        might have also wondered, Just how did     But what about the slow and subtle               While Jurassic Park was merely
                      dollars on fitness       such mighty creatures become extinct?      changing of the seasons? Theoretical          fiction, Dr. Malcolm’s point remains:
                      gimmicks only to         You might be closer to the real answer     extinction-level events aside, how            “Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature
                      discover time after      than you think.                            vigilant have you been changing your          selected them for extinction.” The
                      time that the Holy          Scientist attempt to explain the        business with the seasons? Will you           dinosaurs couldn’t adapt, and now we
Grail of healthy living is in fact… diet       disappearance of the dinosaurs by way      survive, or thrive? Or does extinction        dig up their bones. We can adapt! But
and exercise! Bummer. But doesn’t              of any number of theories. Regardless      loom over you like a shadow?                  is your business beginning to look more
everything work that way? Aren’t we            of which one you happen to subscribe         The reason that decades-old                 like a T-Rex surfing the Web on AOL?
endlessly in search of that one secret         to, most experts agree that it was         businesses of yesteryear are suddenly
ingredient promising us the fat-free,          some global catastrophic event that        reduced to dust and bones today is            dYLan BrEdEnGErd This is a sponsored
sugar-free, full-flavored business             ushered in the demise of the “terrible     because the people running them               On-Line article. Dylan is an online business
we’ve always wanted – one that makes           lizards” – an event that the dinosaurs     are too entrenched in their thinking          consultant with Powerserve International,
customers descend on us like wave              just couldn’t adapt to. We see the         to adapt to climate changes. Instead          a media company focusing on Interactive
upon wave of demented dieters on a             same kinds of things happening today.      of embracing innovation and being             Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Custom
taco wagon? But alas, just when we             Things come and go, whether it’s animal    forward-thinking, they shun the               Business Software, and Graphic Design services.
were finally resigned to the painful truth     species, fads, or even once-successful     technologies news ways of thinking            If you’re trendy, reach Dylan@powerserve.
that success is measured by how much           businesses.                                that have become minimum mission              net, powerserve.net/facebook, follow him @
good ol’ fashion work we were willing             But sometimes there really isn’t ever   essentials in today’s competitive             twitter.com/Powerserve, or connect at linkedin.
to put into it, along came the Internet,       some instantaneous catastrophic even       environment. I’m amazed at how                com/in/Dylan Bredengerd, Try snail mail at
which changed everything!                      we can point to; sometimes it’s just a     many once-savvy business people are           959 Broad Street, #300, Augusta, Ga 30901
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filled with great and terrible beasts like     which always seemed to be right there      celebrate their ignorance of it, citing the   or email Dylan at Dylan@powerserve.net. If
the dinosaurs? What a world it must            on the cutting edge… isn’t. Remember       younger generation as the technology          you’re trendy, connect him at LinkedIn.com/
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INvEST IN OTHERS-BECOME A LIFE SKILLS COACH
           Safe homes Public Relations\Volunteer Coordinator
      MEGHANN EPPENBROCK |

                   F     or any victim     says, “I enjoy being able to speak to      enjoyable presentation I have given to         of domestic violence and their children
                         of domestic       the SafeHomes’ clients about going         date. If you ever get the opportunity          within 10 Georgia counties. Programs and
                     violence, one of      back to school. It’s a great way to        to go to Empowerment Hour, don’t               services include advice on medical and
                     the key reasons, if   give a targeted group very concrete,       miss out!”                                     police protection, legal advocacy, options
                     not the sole motive   actionable information they can put to        If you specialize in an area that           counseling, confidential weekly support
                     for staying with      use immediately to move forward with       would be beneficial in rebuilding              group, parenting and life skills classes, a
                     the abuser is a       their futures. It’s a huge blessing to     someone’s life, please give                    children’s program, relocation support,
                     diminished sense      engage with them and see their desire      SafeHomes a call to discuss your               assistance in obtaining jobs and affordable
of security and safety. So much has        to improve their circumstances.”           interest. Coaches are needed to                housing, a 24 hour crisis line and a 16 bed
been stripped from them throughout             The life skills “Coaches” are          continue the year-long program                 emergency shelter. In 2010, SafeHomes
the relationship that self-reliance and    credited with the program’s success.       and a diversity of topics are always           served over 2400 individuals and received
independence is completely foreign         It is because of their generosity that     welcomed.                                      over 1300 crisis calls. Reach us at: 706-736-
making them feel lost and helpless.        the residents have been able to learn                                                     2499 or www.safehomesdv.org.
   SafeHomes steps in to encourage         from classes such as managing              MEGhann EppEnBrocK SafeHomes
the process of healing and rebuilding      finances, career coaching, tips on         is a non-profit organization serving victims
to provide the confidence and self-        personal hygiene, resume writing,
sufficiency needed to transform            interviewing basics and self-defense.
victims into survivors. In conjunction         Tim West, with Go West Coaching         Is your student on the
with options counseling, goal-setting      of Augusta has also been a guest
and education, each resident of the
organization’s emergency shelter
                                           speaker for the program. “I
                                           thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity
                                                                                               right path?
is provided with weekly life skills        to speak at the SafeHomes’
classes. This program, referred to         Empowerment Hour. As a financial
                                                                                               TION
as Empowerment Hour, is geared             and career coach my passion is to             GRADUA
towards building a foundation for          help other people achieve their goals
each individual to learn more about        in these areas. When I started to
themselves and the skills needed to        speak to the women they were very
confidently reenter the community.         quiet and sedate. Once they realized
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STEvE JOBS: JUST ANOTHER ‘GENIUS’
OR MODERN-DAy ‘EDISON’
      KEVIN WADE |         CEO of IntelliSystems

                     I   n late August
                         Steve Jobs
                      announced his
                                             its acquisition by The Walt Disney
                                             Company in 2006. Consequently Jobs
                                             became Disney’s largest individual
                      resignation as         shareholder and a member of Disney’s
                      Apple Computer’s       Board of Directors. He was even
                      CEO just on the        credited in the 1995 movie Toy Story as
                      heels of shaking       an executive producer
                      up the Apple              In the last ten years, the company has
                      world last January     made arguably the largest contributions
when he revealed he would be taking          to pop culture and most American’s
medical leave for an unspecified             lives by introducing and improving upon
health issue. Jobs had only been back        other digital appliances such as the
on the job less than two years after         introduction of the iPod portable music
receiving a liver transplant that resulted   player, iTunes digital music software,
from complication from a rare type           and the iTunes Store, which collectively
of pancreatic cancer called islet cell       changed the way that licensed music
neuroendocrine tumor. So what’s the          distribution is done.
big deal about Steve Jobs and why               In 2007, Apple entered the cellular
does his health and career turns make        phone business with the introduction of
big news? Is this just techno hype           the iPhone, a touch screen cell phone,
about another ‘genius’ from Silicon          which also included the features of an
Valley, or is he a modern day Thomas         iPod and, with its own revolutionary
Edison? You decide.                          mobile browser, and the ability to run
   Jobs’ image of the eccentric,             apps.
individualistic Silicon Valley                  Apple announced the iPad in April
entrepreneur, emphasizing the                of 2010 and immediately the tablet
importance of design and the insight         computer market literally caught fire
to recognize the crucial role aesthetics     after lying dormant for nearly ten years.
play in public appeal. His work driving      Now after selling millions of iPads and
forward the development of products          owning the vast majority of market
that are both functional and elegant has     share for tablets, the iPad is now
earned him a devoted almost evangelic        turning the PC industry on its collective
following. Steve Jobs, and as a result       ear, and shattering the norms of PC
Apple, understands that it’s about the       ownership and demand. As a result, HP
experience not the nuts and bolts of         just recently announced they are selling
hardware and software.                       or spinning off their entire PC business
   In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple       and completely discontinuing their two
co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike               month old tablet lineup. Experts have
Markkula and others, designed,               cited slow growth in PC sales over the
developed, and marketed one of the           past year as evidence of a paradym
first commercially successful lines of       shift toward cloud computing and tablet
personal computers, the Apple II series.     PCs. Finally, Google and Amazon are
In the early 1980s, Jobs was among           introducing products and buying other
the first to see the commercial potential    businesses to compete with Apple to
of the mouse-driven graphical user           try to duplicate Apple’s end-to-end
interface which led to the creation of       control of the mobile device experience.
the Macintosh. After losing a power             It’s fair to say that love him or hate
struggle with the board of directors         him, Steve Jobs has changed our lives
in 1984, Jobs resigned from Apple.           in some way, and the ripples will be felt
Apple’s 1996 buyout of NeXT, a               long past his lifetime.
computer platform development
company that Jobs founded
specializing in the higher education and     KEvIn wadE This is a sponsored “Tech
business markets, brought him back to        Talk” article. Kevin is founder and CEO of
Apple, and he served as its CEO from         IntelliSystems (www.IntelliSystems.com),
1997 until 2011.                             which has been operating in Augusta since
   While all this was happening in the       1993. The company is located at 1115 Greene
computer world, In 1986, Jobs acquired       Street in Downtown Augusta. Tune in
the computer graphics division of            Thursdays at 12:45 on WRDW 1630 AM
Lucasfilm Ltd. which was spun off as         for “Tech Talk.” For more information,
Pixar Animation Studios. He remained         call Kevin at (706) 722-2024 or email him:
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                       Editor’s Note: This month we begin a new series as we rewind excerpts from interviews Bill Botham and John Patrick did on our
                 Editor’s Note: This month we “Buzz on Biz”. Here is what you missed about Buffalo Wild Wings, Marco’s Pizza, and Yotopia! CSRA.
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                                               They are women and hear them roar on the Buzz on Biz!
                             July 15th,      BARRY: It is a sports-minded                 pizza with fresh ingredients and authentic    is the newest entry into the popular
                             Interview       atmosphere in which our guests enjoy         meat toppings.                                frozen yogurt concept of allowing
                             with Buffalo    BOB: How did working in a the screen,
                                             and interact with each other, bakery in     KRYSTINA: Interesting, they have               customers to choose their flavors in
                                                                                                                                       Foods Store in Fairway Square and
                             Wild Wings      Athens lead to a teams. If you are
                                             and their favorite downtown business         BOB: What besides like do you here
                                                                                         never seen anythingpizzait down sell?          toppings Her business is better
                                                                                                                                       Augusta.and only pay by the ounce.
                             Regional        in Augusta? place to celebrate, watch,
                                             looking for a                                SHAWN: Subs! Before we opened
                                                                                         in Louisville.                                 They’ll open
                                                                                                                                       than ever. in the early part of 2012 as
                             Manager,        ERIN: I came home Buffalo Wild and
                                             and participate—it’s to Augusta Wings.       we went to Firehouse Subs and saw
                                                                                         BOB: Are you a Louisville native?              part of a new shopping plaza featuring
                             Barry                                                                                                     BOB: Guys” on Washington Road in
                                                                                                                                        “Five You bill yourself as the only Peri
                                             worked as a dietician.towas still doing
                                             We encourage people I jump up and            they were busy a Jersey Girl (LAUGH).
                                                                                         KRYSTINA: I’mand thought we were
Fortner. Buffalo Wild Wings is under                                                                                                   Peri restaurant in the SOUTHEAST.
                                                                                                                                        Evans.
                                             wedding and customsoccer match, it’s
                                             blow their horns for a cakes on the           moved going to sell 2007 subs. We
                                                                                         Iprobablyto Georgia ina lot ofto be in
construction right now across from a                                                                                                   HEATHER: Maybe one of two in the
                                             a fun environment.
                                             side. I was getting busier and busier        specialize field and got tired. I went
                                                                                         a different in meatball, Italian, and sell
competitor Carolina Ale on Walton Way                                                                                                   BOB: Are There is to keep your day
                                                                                                                                       entire U.S.you goinga popular chain
                                             and specialize in wings and have 14more
                                             We the refrigerator got filled with          a be licensed massage therapist. I
                                                                                         to lot of Chicken Club Subs.… We are
Extension. Bill and John from BOB talked                                                                                               in Africa that has opened two in
                                                                                                                                        job?
                                             cakes. I saucesaand dry rub.
                                             flavorful found shop we really like           selling wanted to open a spa. There
                                                                                         knew I more subs and salads than other
Erin Mills spent her first Friday in
to Barry over the phone from another                                                                                                   Washington, DC . It’s grilled chicken
                                                                                                                                        DANIEL: “Oh yes, I’m the CFO at
                                             on 9thwant a great buffalo wing…see the
                                             If you street between Reynolds and           stores in Warner Robins that have bed
                                                                                         was nothing here and no tanning been
September baking cookies, cakes,
Buffalo Wild Wings. They are publicly                                                                                                   Kendrick’s Paint and Body. Peri years
                                                                                                                                       marinated and basted usingThree Peri
                                             experts.
                                             Broad by the Brass ring.                     opened for a year.
                                                                                         within 35 miles. We might sell 30-40
and a and have more for customers
traded whole lotmore than 700 across         BOB: How many jobs will there be and        BOB:at lunch. spending money yet?
                                                                                          subs Anybody                                  before It was founded in outdoor
                                                                                                                                       pepper.that I was in investment banking.
of her new West in downtown
country. The shop Augusta store is           when do you expect to hiring local folks?    BOB: We’ve booked several
                                                                                         KRYSTINA: Ieaten there we enjoyed the          My father owns Africa. We have six
                                                                                                                                       grilling in South Kendrick’s with Stephen
Augusta. Her shop is called BIG
expected to open in mid-September in         BARRY: In the middle of August. We                                                         Kendrick and they marinad out of
                                                                                                                                       different flavors of pulled meand we
                                                                                          product. There monthly 4 other
                                                                                         massages and were 3 ortanning tables,
DAY CAKES and her web is www.
the heart of high school, college, and pro                                                                                              banking and the Habinero.
                                                                                                                                       spice it up tointo the business.
                                             will initially employ 120 and once things    a few delivery guys
                                                                                         members. I have a heading out the door,
                                                                                                               stand up tanning
bigdaycakesbakery.com
football season.                             settle down (depending on volume) we         and other folks doing take out---is it       BOB: You alsofranchise? as the only
                                                                                                                                        BOB: Is this a bill yourself
                                                                                         bed and people come in just to try
                                             will have 65-85 employees on a regular       mostly take out?                              DANIEL: “No, we in CSRA. Is their a
                                                                                                                                       organic restaurant looked at franchise
BOB: Have you been baking all your                                                       that. We have jewelry, bathing suits,
BOB: How many do you open a year?            basis.                                       SHAWN: You want your delivery to be           models and thought we
                                                                                                                                       loyal customer base? would have
life?                                                                                    and accessories.
BARRY: We’re averaging 100 a year the                                                     50-60 percent. We are at about 55%.           more of a chance to customize yogurt.
                                                                                                                                       HEATHER: Business is stronger than
ERIN: My mom                                                                             We are looking to come full service..
last couple years.got me in the play                                                      The rest is carry out and dine in. Quite a    We mostly gelato, coffees, shakes.
                                                                                                                                       everwill offerages 20-40. People are
BOB: WOW! Whyup and let me help her
kitchen growing did you choose               Krystina Carrina Morris just opened         nail technician..esthetician… meetings
                                                                                          few businesses are doing their                We don’t have to follow guidelines or
                                                                      JULY 8th                                                         more knowledgable about the health
every now and then. I started doing
Augusta at this time, and what didn’t it                               a spa and
                                             READY SET RELAXX,Interview with              here. We expect a higher percentage of        concepts and can
                                                                                                                                       and eating better. get the same pricing
professionally when
make it right earlier? I went to UGA in      tanning salon in the historical
                                                                      Shawn Skrip,        deliveries in Grovetown as not much is        as talk about organics…but the
                                                                                                                                       We franchise companies.
Athens and worked at a bakery.
BARRY: It was our decision. We have          district on West Broad Street in                                                           BOB: Will our business in the store
                                                                      General Manager     open past 9pm.…                              majority ofyou continue at Kendricks?
I wanted to go for some time and in
been interested to culinary school with                               of Marco’s she’s
                                             Louisville, Georgia. At the start Pizza,                                                   DANIEL: Yes, I supplements….a
                                                                                                                                       is vitamins and will at first there were
college, but I ended able to negotiate
this location we were up studying for a      open 7 days a week! See her on
                                                                      Furys Ferry                                                       concerns about Yotopia, but off way
                                                                                                                                       lot of folks wanting to come the of
degree in nutrition.
a good deal. It made sense to take           Facebook.                Station Augusta.                         July 22nd,               the business runs it doesn’t need a lot
                                                                                                                                       prescription meds…
I know it’s a the conflict of interest
advantage oflittleeconomic climate, and      Shawn will start overseeing other                                 Interview with
                                                                                         Heather DiChicko’s runs DiChicko’s             of oversight. We’ll have about 6 or 8
(LAUGH)
do what we want to do for some time—         BOB: How’s it going?
                                             Marco’s in the CSRA once they open                                Daniel Brown,            employees.
                                                                                         Café inside of the New Life Natural
have a presence in Augusta.                  their next location in Grovetown in early                         Co-Owner
BOB: What is the menu and the                September. Marco’s opened in May and                              Yotopia in
experience like?…                            is developing an early reputation for its                         Evans. Yotopia
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                                                                                              Receive a free meal for signing up,
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                                                                                                                                    in buttermilk pancakes and            Two eggs with two buttermilk
                       the box and head       been there, but most folks go at least               OPEN                             served with hash browns 4.29          pancakes and two bacon or ham
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leisure.                                      stop.                                                               706-738-0554                706-364-2095                       706-364-6147
   Check into your hotel (try the Atlantis,     3pm: Negotiate with a cabbie and
everyone’s favorite). Walk out to the         have him take you on a private tour
beach and grab a cocktail, then a             1-2 hours of Nassau, surprisingly
quick dinner and good night’s sleep to        inexpensive and the cabbie makes it all
prepare for the weekend.                      worthwhile.
   SATURDAY 8am: GET YOUR                       7pm: Dinner at Wyndam’s Nassau
MOTOR RUNNING, what better place              Resort, make sure you get a table
to break your fast? It sure beats a stale     outside, what a great venue for the last
bagel and coffee at home huh?                 night’s supper.
   8:30am: Go snorkeling, try a package         SUNDAY: Sleep in, catch your flight
with 2-3 different dive stops.                out about 1p.m., catch a nap on the
   1 pm: Time for a quick bite-- if they      way to Atlanta and you’ll be refreshed
offer conch fritters –order ‘em then hit      and (almost) ready for work on Monday.
the beach all afternoon.
   6 pm: Take a cab down to Cable             MarGarET cEnTErS is the owner of
Beach, plenty of restaurants, floor           Margaret’s Travel, www.margaretstravel.com
shows and casinos – its Vegas in the          - Margaret Centers worked for Morris Travel
Bahamas, save some money for a cab            for nearly 20 years and just formed her own
ride back to the Atlantis, and have a         agency in late 2010. Questions or Bookings
nightcap at the bar.                          for Margaret? Call 706.396.3769
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                 I am so grateful to our loyal customers and all of our
                 brand new customers who have recently discovered the
                 Garlic Clove. Of course our economy is tough right now,
                 and we have taken that very seriously and have created
                 affordable dining on a daily basis. Come try our Picolo
                 (smaller portion) which is still a hearty lunch size portion
                 or some of our amazing sandwiches and our
                 award-winning pizza. If you haven’t tried our
                 Pizza, Pasta, Soup and Salad bar buffet on
                 Sundays, it’s time you come check it out! I
                 look forward to seeing you at the Garlic Clove!

                                                -Chef Jeff




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                                                MEXICAN RESTAURANT REVOLUTION!
                                                                       Mi Rancho is      equipment and furniture.
                                                                     consolidating          El Alazon is moving up Furys
                                                                     operations--        Ferry Road in mid-September to
                                                                     closing a few       the Food Lion Plaza on Evans To
                                                                     underperforming     Locks Road. Formerly, they were in
                                                                     stores and          the Earthfare Shopping Center.
                                                                     building new           El Azteca is opening on South
                                                ones including one at the entrance       Belair Road in the former Las
                                                to Riverwood Plantation near the         Lomas location. Las Lomas
                                                Greenbrier Schools. A nearby Mi          relocated to Gordon Highway and
                                                Rancho is for sale for $75,000           has since closed.
                                                including all of the restaurant

                                                FITNESS FRENZY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
                                                                     The new             “B” average--trying to combat
                                                                  owners of the          childhood obesity.
                                                                  old Evans Omni              Ivan Trinidad, owner of The
                                                                  are taking a           Fitness Gallery moved from Old
                                                                  “Quantum Leap”         Petersburg Road to the old “If It’s
                                                                  with their new         Paper Store” and will have a lot
                                                                  fitness concept.       more parking to his spinning and
                                                They’ve hired a full-time nutritionist   personal training clients who dare
                                                and are starting the 3.0 club--          to join I.H.O.P (Ivan’s House of
                                                -a free fitness membership for           Pain)!
                                                young students with at least a

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AUGUST COMINGS AND GOINGS IN AUGUSTA
      NEIL GORDON | President, Buzz On Biz

A   new shopping center is under
    construction off of Washington
Road (pictured above) near the
                                           Kudos to Cudos for expanding into
                                         Columbia County. They’ll occupy the
                                         former Gift Loft Shop on North Belair
                                                                                      Simply Sweet simply decided to do
                                                                                   it’s baking from home. They closed their
                                                                                   bakery in Liberty Square in Evans.
                                                                                                                               occupancy rate (lowest May in 10
                                                                                                                               years), a high unemployment rate, and
                                                                                                                               residential building permits at a low, low
California Dreaming Restaurant.          Road and believed to be the first store      Lily’s Bakery decided to do the          figure.
Augusta Communications will be           to sell Pandora Jewelry in Martinez\      same---closing it’s bakery and cafe on         Nationally, we scored big with web
one of the anchor tenants--moving it’s   Evans.                                    Evans to Locks Road in the shopping         articles on CNNMoney.com’s report
Motorola product based store.              Sparkle Car Wash is building it’s       center outside of the entrance to the       on Martinez named as one of the most
  Chuck Campbell’s closed its            4th store on Walton Way across from       Lakeside School District.                   affordable cities in America based upon
wallpaper and blinds store after 35      Tubman School and Wendy’s. They              Finally, August was filled with mixed    income levels. In Early August, both
years in Fairway Square. Hardwood        have a North Augusta store and two car    signals in several surveys, articles, and   “Where To Retire Magazine” and the
Floors and More hired a few key          washes in Columbia County.                reports about the Garden City.              “Relocate America” brand selected
people from Chuck Campbell’s and will      September 17th is the target date for      On the flip side, the ASU Economic       the CSRA as great and affordable
expand the “More” in Hardwood Floors     the Serenity Spa and Lash Lounge on       Commentary painted late Spring as           places to live.
and More.                                Whiskey Road in Aiken.                    awful for the CSRA--- just a 50% hotel
20                                                                                                 SEPTEMBER 2011

FIvE TIpS FOR pLANNING
yOUR RETIREMENT
Taking these few simple steps can help you get started on the right foot.
       STEVE MARBERT | CFP, moneymD.net
       JOHN TRAVIS | moneymD.net

D     o you feel like a bunny caught in a
      blizzard, a salmon trying to swim
up Niagara Falls, or maybe a pony
                                             Target a savings amount equal to fifteen
                                             percent of your gross salary. Plan to
                                             save in tax-deferred accounts and
running in the Kentucky Derby? That’s        ROTH IRA’s.
the feeling many of us have when             5. Get help.
saving and planning for retirement. For      These saving tips are intended to help
some, it’s what keeps them from really       you get started down a path toward a
focusing on and implementing a plan.         more successful retirement. But they’re
If you haven’t started planning for your     only that, a starting point. While it’s
retirement, do yourself a favor and make     definitely important to educate yourself
TODAY the day you begin.                     and understand your finances, seeking
1. Start sooner rather than later.           the assistance of a financial professional
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I THOUGHT OF THAT WHILE RIDING My BICyCLE
       DREW JORDAN | manager Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse                                            IHOP FREE FOOD AD REVOLUTION BUZ ON BIZ 4.86x3.17

                       A s business
                         men and
                    women, it’s easy
                                                day only to go home and do more
                                                work. When you not only care about
                                                your business, but more importantly
                                                                                                   computer screen, you have to get
                                                                                                   your nose out of the reports, and you
                                                                                                   have to turn off the cell phone. You
                                                                                                                                                     bike ride with the family, you could
                                                                                                                                                     even ride your bike to and from work.
                                                                                                                                                     All it really takes it about 30 minutes a
                    for us to get               the success of your business, it’s                 must get find that balance point.                 day. You’re guaranteed to feel better
                    totally immersed            bound to happen. Just like riding a                   A good way to clear your mind and              mentally and physically, have more
18                  in our work. I’m            bike takes balance, there has to be                rid yourself of the stress associated             focus at work, and your productivity AUGUST 2011
                    sure there’s                a balance between work and play.                   with business, is to go for a bike ride.          level will go up as a result. And if
                    more than a few             Ever heard the phrase “All work and                There are plenty of great places to               you can schedule that 30 minute
                    of us that have             no play makes Jack a dull boy”? It’s               ride in the CSRA such as the North                block of ride time, you can reduce
worked on, or in, our businesses all            true, you have to push away from the               Augusta Greeneway and the Augusta                 the risk of heart disease and stroke



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                                                                                                   can be a great place to take a bike               investment?
                                                                                                   ride. And if you need a little more                  Now that you know where to ride
                                                                                                   excitement, there are over 100 miles              your bike and how to fit it into your
                                                                                                   of off-roadgo to IHOP.com and busy schedule, it’s time to implement
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THE CITY BY THE BAY,
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                                                                                                   Einstein’s ideas.                                                              4361
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                                                                                                       Your FREE the busy offer will arrive your next great business
                                                                                                      But you say, “I put FOODin                     could spawn          Washington Road
                                                                                                           within 24 hours of
                                                                                                   business person, I just don’t have signing up!

SAN FRANCISCO
                                                                                                                                                     idea.                  706-364-2095
                                                                                                   time to ride.” It’s all about time
                                                                                                   management. Many of you have daily
                                                                                                             OPEN                                    drEw Jordan is an ASU grad, an avid
       MARGARET CENTERS | Owner, Margaret’s Travel                                                          24
                                                                                                   planners of some sort to keep up with                                          3125
                                                                                                                                                     bicyclist, and has worked with his father
                                                                                                   appointments and meetings. Use that               for 18 years to run Andy Jordan’s Bicycle
                                                                                                                                                                         Peach Orchard Road
                                                                                                            HOURS
                      E     asily one of my
                            favorite cities.
                       The geography is
                                                or so route to return to the bike shop.
                                                It’s a wonderful way to see the Bay, the
                                                bridge, have a great outdoor experience
                                                                                                   same planner to schedule time for you
                                                                                                   and your bike. You could ride before
                                                                                                   work, you could go for a post-dinner
                                                                                                                                                     Warehouse. Reach him at 706.724.6777 or
                                                                                                                                                                            706-364-6147
                                                                                                                                                     djordan@andyjordans.com or take a spin at
                                                                                                                                                     their shop on 13th Street in Augusta.
                       diverse, the food,
                       the population and
                                                and there is no such thing as a bad lunch
                                                in Sausalito.                                           Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                        Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                            Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                           Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                            Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                            Skateland of Augusta
                       sights to see as well.      If you are a sports fan there are several
                                                                                                           Skateland of Augusta
                                                                                                                         2451 Windsor Spring Road
                       My list of things not    professional teams to choose from, the                                   2451 Windsor Spring Road
                                                                                                                           Augusta • 706.796.4048
                       to miss while at San     theater district is first rate, I saw Les                                              706.796.4048
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                       Francisco includes       Miserables there in the 90’s and it was a                                                Windsor Spring Road
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                                                                                                                                         Party Headquarters
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renting a bike at Fisherman’s Wharf,            tremendous production and one I won’t                                                Augusta • • 706.796.4048
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lunch in Sausalito, visiting Alcatraz, a day    soon forget. Renting a car and driving                                       • Special Group Rates Party Headquarters
                                                                                                                                          •Birthday
                                                                                                                                          Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                             • Church & •Birthday Party Headquarters
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                                                                                                                                          All Night Skate
trip to the wine country and then a visit to    to Napa Valley to tour a winery or two                                       • Church & Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                                       •Birthday Party Headquarters
                                                                                                                                       •Birthday Party Headquarters
                                                                                                                                       • • Special Group Rates
                                                                                                                              • Daycares• Special Group Rates
the San Francisco Bay Model; a working          is always a fun day and you will want
                                                                                                                                       • Special Group Rates
                                                                                                                              • DaycaresSpecial Group Rates
                                                                                                                                                         Rates
                                                                                                                                       • Special GroupRecreational Groups
                                                                                                                                       Friday, September 16
                                                                                                                                       • • Church &
model of the Bay – not to be missed.            to make sure you purchase your picnic                                                     • Church Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                                          all!
                                                                                                                              • We do it Church && Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                              • We do • Church & Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                                       • all!Daycares
                                                                                                                                       it Church & Recreational Groups
                                                                                                                                           •
   Many fine restaurants and most visitors       lunch and eat outside at one of the many
                                                                                                                                           7pm to 7am
                                                                                                                                         • Daycares
                                                                                                                                           • Daycares
                                                                                                                                        • Daycares for a family of four*
                                                                                                                                         • Daycaresit all!
carve out at least one lunch time to ‘eat       delicatessens .                                                                            • We do
                                                                                                                                                 $10
                                                                                                                                         • We do$10 for a
                                                                                                                                           • do it all!
                                                                                                                                        • WeWe itit all! family of four*
                                                                                                                                         • Wedo do it all!
                                                                                                                                                    all!
from the street’, so many different food           It’s a non-stop flight from Atlanta or                                                         (includes skates)
                                                                                                                                                       (includes skates)
kiosks and ‘hole-in-the-wall’ places. The       Charlotte so book now and plan a great
                                                                                                                                                                    $10$10 for11am -of four*
                                                                                                                                     Tues - Thurs, and Fri open from family of4four*
                                                                                                                                                                         $10
                                                                                                                                                                      for a family family of four*
                                                                                                                                                                 $10$10 forfora family of four*
                                                                                                                                                                               a of four* pm
                                                                                                                                                                                  a
                                                                                                                                                                          for a family
food ranges from your expected fresh            trip.                                                                                 Weather is never a problem at Skateland!
                                                                                                                                        (In addition to the regularly scheduled hours)
                                                                                                                                                                         (includes skates)
                                                                                                                                                                 (includes skates) skates)
                                                                                                                                                                     (includes skates)
                                                                                                                                                                        (includes
seafood to some of the best sourdough                                                                                                                                 (includes skates)
                                                                                                                                     All summer long • Weather is never a problem at Skateland!
bread found anywhere in the world and           MARGARET CENTERS is is a sponsored
                                                                                                                                  www.skatelandofaugusta.com
                                                                                                                                     www.skatelandofaugusta.com
Italian restaurants abound.                     travel article. Margaret Centers is the owner of                                  www.skatelandofaugusta.com
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   When renting your bike make sure your        Margaret’s Travel, www.margaretstravel.com                                     LESSONS AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                       PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE
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route includes riding down the bay and          - Margaret Centers worked for Morris Travel                                PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE
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up to the Bay Bridge. Then ride over the        for nearly 20 years and just formed her own                                     PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE
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                                                                                                     GREAT MINDS NEED A PLACE TO GROW
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Bay, down to Sausalito for lunch, then          agency in late 2010. Questions or Bookings for
take the ferry back over and ride the mile      Margaret? Call 706.396.3769
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                  3763 Martinez Blvd.     H LE Of THE MONTH CONTEST
                  Martinez, GA 30907         Thank you for the many entrants who correctly
                    706-868-0083               answered that the August feature hole was
                                                      Putt Putt, hole number 16.
                                                  Congratulations to Stacey Springs of Martinez,
                                                     Our August Hole of the Month winner.
                                        Please go to our website for our September hole of The Month contest for
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