Local Services

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Amplified Events
Amplified Events

Homegrown right here in Augusta, GA, Amplified Events has worked diligently over the past few years mastering their craft. Since day one, this entertainment company’s unwavering professionalism and innovative team efforts have kept them up to date with continuous technological advancements, which even caught the eye of the GA Lottery, who is now a client. Amplified Events has devised and implemented a multitude of services including, but not limited to, DJ/MC services, various lighting options, wedding and event planning, photo booths, karaoke, digital trivia, and even game shows like Amped Feud. [...]

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AU College of Nursing
Augusta University

At Augusta University, students from undergraduate to post-doctoral levels are taught, mentored and inspired by a world-class faculty. This faculty includes prestigious scientists, clinicians, scholars and artists from around the world. [...]

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AU College of Nursing Nurse-Managed Health Center
AU College of Nursing Nurse-Managed Health Center

Augusta University College of Nursing has a 76-year rich history dedicated to serving our local community and beyond. The College prepares new nurses in our BSN and MSN/CNL programs as well as educates those seeking advanced degrees in our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD programs. [...]

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Connell’s Heating and Air
Connell’s Heating and Air

Connell’s cares about your air. Founded by pilot C. Greg Connell, Connell’s Heating & Air has been located in Columbia County for over 30 years. With more than 9,800 satisfied customers throughout the CSRA, we pride ourselves on excellent service and fair prices. This family-owned business always aims to hold true to the values of its founder. [...]

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Cruise Security
Cruise Security

Cruise Security is a family business, operated by Dave Cruise and his daughter and CEO, Leslie Cruise Rahn. Dave founded the business in 1994, but didn’t have any idea if it would take off or fail and fold. In fact, he thought he would only be in business for two months! [...]

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Enoch Tarver
Enoch Tarver

Discipline, focus, and teamwork. It’s a model learned as veterans, as community leaders, and as public servants. Whether teaching young men under the auspices of scouting or navigating the complicated world of politics, it’s a model – built on personal beliefs and ethics – that allows Enoch Tarver to become more than the number called when things go wrong. [...]

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Georgia Outdoor Services – Poteet Landscaping
Garden City Roofing Siding and Windows

Luke Detchemendy, the owner of Garden City Roofing, Siding and Windows, is a native Augustan. After many years of working in the insurance adjusting and roofing sales industries, he noticed things that could be done better and more efficiently. So he launched Garden City Roofing, Siding and Windows. [...]

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Georgia Outdoor Services – Poteet Landscaping
Georgia Outdoor Services – Poteet Landscaping

Georgia Outdoor Services (GOS) is a design-build landscape contractor. Owners Greg Poteet and Rob Alford have over 30 years combined experience in the Green industry. They strive to satisfy each customer, big job or small. GOS offer all of the expected outdoor landscape products to include design, installation and lawn care. Although their legal name is Poteet Landscaping Inc., GOS speaks to the broader landscape expertise they offer. [...]

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Graced Kennels
Graced Kennels

Graced Animal Kennels is a family-owned pet daycare, boarding and training facility located on a scenic seven acres in Augusta. The beautiful surroundings offer pets an oasis for the duration of their stay, and the professional staff and management care for the animals 24/7. Established in 2008, Graced is a faith-driven facility that works with numerous nonprofit rescue groups in the area, including the local recovery community, which Graced Kennels supports by providing employment opportunities. The Kennels is operated by a caring team – each employee is professionally trained on animal communication, pet safety and wellness. [...]

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Hairitage Studio & Salon
Hairitage Studio & Salon

Alisha Macky always wanted to be a hairdresser. Ever since was in 5th grade, Alisha was fixated with doing people’s hair and would play happily with dolls and friends’ hair for hours. As she grew older, the passion stayed and so, after moving from Canada, Alisha became a professional stylist. As her career began to develop, she noticed one thing that didn’t sit well with her – the segregation that seemed to exist, depending on the salon she was in. It became a desire of Alisha’s to break down these barriers and create an environment in her own salon that felt welcoming to all women. [...]

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High Cotton Photography
High Cotton Photography

If a photo is worth 1000 words, then photographer Whitney Boykin of High Cotton Photography has a LOT to say! Whitney is originally from Augusta, and she has always loved photography. However it wasn’t until she had her own family that she came to understand the importance photography plays in documenting the history of a family. [...]

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High Cotton Photography
Joe Rhodes

When facing a legal issue that may impact your family, business or freedom, you will benefit from the dedicated efforts of a resourceful attorney. Joe Rhodes has been helping clients throughout Richmond, Columbia and Burke Counties in Georgia since 2010. [...]

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K&L Johnson Granite and Marble
K&L Johnson Granite and Marble

King and Leslie Johnson are the husband and wife team who make up K&L Johnson Granite and Marble. This married couple, with six kids between them, works hard to make certain that their relationships are “rock solid” whether at home or at work. Together, they sell, install, repair, protect or modify all kinds of home stonework— think marble, granite, onyx, and more—in ways that reflect practiced and perfected industry standards. [...]

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Mod Ink
Mod Ink

Mod Ink is not just a print shop. Locally owned and operated, Mod Ink represents a genuine love and respect for the art of screen printing and design. Located on Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Mod Ink is an accessible and vibrant shop packed with eye-catching and engaging design. Specializing in high-quality custom screen printed posters and apparel, every project is hand pulled with the best quality materials on the market and whole lotta TLC. Additional print products are also part of the mix – check out their website for a comprehensive menu of services. [...]

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Paradise Kennels
Paradise Kennels

Paradise Kennels was opened by Richard Lord and family in 1977. Now owned by his daughter, Ashton Thompson, it’s clear Richard’s passion for animals and his dedication to the kennels’ furry guests has been passed onto the next generation. Ashton and the longterm staff of Paradise Kennels are focused on meeting all pets grooming and boarding needs with a variety of services that have kept customers coming back for more than 40 years. [...]

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Paws in Paradise Luxury Resort & Spa
Paws in Paradise Luxury Resort & Spa

After moving from Michigan to the Augusta region, Eric and Anne Dysinger were determined to create a luxury resort for fur babies. Motivated by their vision to deliver the kind of luxury services they’d want for their doggies, the couple also wanted to create an environment that was relaxing and cozy enough for all pups to truly enjoy their time at Paws in Paradise. [...]

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Spa Bleu
Spa Bleu

Skin care isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity: These words are ones that esthetician Mirenda Petrea lives by. Mirenda, owner of Spa Bleu, has been in the aesthetic industry for more than 20 years, but skin care has been her passion since she was a child. Her career began as a makeup artist, then, after an apprenticeship, she began pampering clients with facials, hair removal, glycolic treatments, and makeup sessions. [...]

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St. Francis Animal Hospital
St. Francis Animal Hospital

St. Francis Animal Hospital has become Augusta’s main choice for "Primary Plus" veterinary care. With a service oriented staff of over 30 team members, including seven doctors, SFAH strives to get you and your beloved pet seen whenever a problem arises. Open six days a week, with extended evening hours, they have office hours to fit your schedule or pets urgent needs. [...]

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Sugar & Comb Salon
Sugar & Comb Salon

Leslie Kavanagh is an entrepreneur at heart. Following in her dad’s footsteps, Leslie has ventured into business in a niche field with extraordinary results – certainly not the result she expected when she graduated with a Biology degree more than 20 years ago. Although she dedicated herself to getting into an industry that would provide her with a steady job and a good income, biology wasn’t as appealing as cosmetology, and so Leslie retrained. [...]

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Sugar & Comb Salon
Sweet Dreaming Slumber Parties

When Adrienne Mann was a young girl, she LIVED for the weekends when she could enjoy slumber parties with her friends. As a mom, she has always LOVED decorating for her kids’ birthday parties and felt nostalgic about them sharing the same fun experiences. So, when Adrienne saw that some small businesses were providing glamorous slumber party extravaganzas, she knew she wanted to bring them to the Augusta area. [...]

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Undertone Salon
Undertone Salon

Undertone Salon stands for unity and individualism in equal measures. A true passion project brought to vivid life, the salon is home to a group of talented beauty professionals, guided by the steady head of the über-talented owner/ operator, Taylar Janelle Prince. Part-nod to cultural icons, David Bowie and Edgar Allen Poe, and part expressive and creative escape from convention, the Salon’s interior is a visual pleasure as much as it is a center for beautification and pampering. Designed to delight, customers are invited to relax in this space. [...]

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Southern Services
Wealth=Strength

This is Jess—a CrossFit Coach and Financial Advisor. To Jess, building wealth is like building strength: not everyone starts at the same place and not everyone has the same advantages, and no single strategy fits everyone. Even if you cannot see financial health for yourself yet, Jess can. [...]

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