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Steve Kendrick receives Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award

Steve Kendrick, the co-owner of Kendrick Paint and Body, received Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2011.
New chamber president happy to return to area

...harmony. "We as a community have pulled together to present a united front," said Pat Blanchard, outgoing chairman of the chamber board. He said the three counties served by the chamber -- Richmond, Columbia and Burke -- agreed to have their...
400 to 500 jobs on way to Augusta, Chamber chairman says

The pending announcement of a major employer coming to Augusta shows the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce has done a good job recruiting industry, according to the chamber's chairman. Pat Blanchard, chairman of the chamber board and president of Georgia Bank & Trust, told members of the Augusta Exchange Club on Thursday that a company is preparing to announce in the next 30 days that it will bring 400 to 500 jobs. He refused to identify the company or its product beyond calling it a "quality company" that would not pollute.
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Aiken chamber to give awards, present officers

Several awards will highlight the Aiken Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting next week. "We're going to award Man, Woman and Youth of the Year," said Doug Henderson, 1997's incoming chairman of the chamber board. "Also, we will announce the Businessperson of the Year. "We'll also present the new board of directors for 1997, and the gavel will officially pass from the previous Chairman Tom Abbott to myself. Tom Abbott will be reviewing the accomplishments of the last year. We will discuss our program of work for next year."
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