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Ironman 70.3 fuels Augusta economy for seventh year

...before the race are already 98 percent booked, while Friday and Sunday nights are filling up quickly, said vice president and general manager Darryl Leech.The 372-room riverfront hotel typically sells out for the event, with some guests making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-09-19/ironman-703
Scuttlebiz: 'Inc.' magazine ranks local tech companies on growth

...virtual network. It brought in $118 million last year.KEEPING TRACK OF CONVENTIONS: Darryl Leech, the vice president and general manager of the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, reports 38 events for this year with four more tentatively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-17/scuttlebiz-inc-magazine-ra
ADP to add 450 jobs, expand campus in Augusta

...competition for the ADP expansion, beating out Texas for the additional personnel.Dave Brendza, ADP's vice president and general manager in Augusta, said the construction will take 18 to 24 months from the groundbreaking. ADP should begin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-15/adp-add-450-jobs-expand-ca
Housing market has changed home staging business

...Ga.Smith said she has seen homes sell within a day to a month after being staged.Doug Reese, senior vice president and general manager of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co., said he believes that larger metro areas see more home staging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-06-05/housing-mar
Bill hurts state's hotels

...legislation to rescind this tax/fee as it will be a large barrier to hurdle for our industry.(The writer is vice president and general manager of the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Hotel owner Augusta Riverfront LLC shares management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/bill-hurts-states-hotels
Scuttlebiz: Convention center had $11 million impact in 2014

...Augusta Marriott released the annual report on the Augusta Convention Center for 2014.Darryl Leech is vice president and general manager of the hotel that also manages the convention center, which is attached. The convention center had 44 events...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/convention-center-had-11-m
Machinists seek union vote at Boeing plant in South Carolina; company opposes move

...dropped the complaint after Boeing agreed that the 737 Max would be built in Washington.Beverly Wyse, the vice president and general manager for Boeing South Carolina, said in a statement that South Carolina workers did what many said could not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-16/machinists-seek-union-vote
Millennials reshaping hotel industry

...behind the new design elements chosen for 236 room within the 11-story hotel, said Darryl Leech, the vice president and general manager at the Reynolds street property."They liked minimalist furniture," Leech said. "They liked a lot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-24/millennials
Awesome! 'Lego Dimensions' combining bricks and franchises

BURBANK, Calif. - The creators of the Lego video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise. Warner Bros.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-11/awesome-lego-dimensions-combining-b
Convention center had $11 million impact in 2014

...Augusta Marriott released the annual report on the Augusta Convention Center for 2014. Darryl Leech is vice president and general manager of the hotel that also manages the convention center, which is attached. The convention center had 44 events...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2015-04-03/convention-