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November 6, 2017

Don’t Forget to Vote on November 7th

Whether you live in Athens or Oconee, you have an important election tomorrow. In Athens and Winterville there are State Representative races and City Council elections and in all of Athens there is a referendum for a new sales tax dedicated to transpo...
June 24, 2016

Insider’s Guide to AthFest 2016

Insider’s Guide to AthFest: Don’t Miss a Beat 2016 celebrates the 20th Annual AthFest Arts and Music Festival! This year’s festival features Family and Friends, Kishi Bashi, and Arrested Development as the headlining bands with plenty of other activities to enjoy too.   Where to eat Looking to avoid the crowds and get some classic Athens meals in? Catch brunch a block away from downtown at The Grit. The doors open at 10am on Saturdays, so it’s easy to beat the crowd and get a phenomenal breakfast in before the crowd hits. For lunch, stop by The Last Resort for...

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June 17, 2016

Community News: June 13th-17th

Check out some of this week’s hottest events around Athens! Creature Comforts Donates Thousands to Local Charities After launching their “Get Comfortable” campaign, Creature Comforts was able to fundraise over $65,000 for local nonprofits by asking for donations and giving profits from their tours. They donate to Athens based causes such as Action Ministries, Sparrow’s Nest Mission, Athens Community Council on Aging, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, and Athens Land Trust. Creature Comforts also announced the relaunch of their popular “Automatic” Pale Ale. The celebration for this Normaltown themed can included a Launch Party featuring special pizza, burgers, and dance parties...

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June 15, 2016

Why Storytelling Is Important to Business

PR and marketing, two essential components of business, are rooted in storytelling. As businesses become more and more focused on the customer, the importance of telling a brand story increases. Nike, a leader in athletic wear, tells a story of overcoming adversity with dedication and strength, Apple, the tech industry leader, tells a story of individuality through innovation and simple design. It’s no coincidence that industry’s leading brands know how to tell a great story. So why did stories become so important? Firstly, the nature of business is changing. No longer are we a society that values one way communication...

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June 7, 2016

Activities to Elevate Motivation Among Colleagues

Clean the Office Space We’ve all heard Einstein’s old adage that “a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.” Encourage everyone to clear their minds by emptying their junk drawer. Clean out the office refrigerator and do something with those boxes that have been sitting around since you began renting the office space. It’s incredible the effects an organized space can have on your levels of motivation whilst working. Build a Relaxing Atmosphere Work is stressful enough without a stressful environment coming into play. Allow your employees to listen to music at their desk, take a coloring break (no, coloring...

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June 3, 2016

Community News: May 27th-June 3rd

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June 1, 2016

6 Ways to Increase Workplace Productivity

Employee productivity is vital to good business. Everyone only has 24 hours in a day so it is essential that the time spent at work is maximized to its fullest productivity potential. Here are some tips to start immediately improving the productivity of your workplace: Thoroughly train employees Perhaps the most important contributor to productivity is ability. Employees need to be competent in their area to ensure that they are getting a lot of work done. The only way to ensure that your employees can effectively carry out the tasks you expect them to is to teach them exactly what they...

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May 25, 2016

Tips For Working Among Different Generations

A key factor in motivating employees of all different ages is to understand their generational cohorts. These cohorts are characterized by the simple demographic of age, but more specifically the psychographics that define their age group. The time period within which a person grew up is paramount to understanding what motivates and appeals to them. In this article, we will explore the different generations and their characteristics within the workplace. The Silent Generation The Silent Generation includes people born in the early 20th century through the early 1940s. This generation defines themselves by their experiences growing up and living during World...

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April 25, 2016

4 Vital Qualities Needed to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Are you considering launching a new idea or becoming your own boss? There isn’t a set “how-to” guide on starting your own successful business, but there are four key characteristics every aspiring entrepreneur needs in order to find prosperity.   1. Passion Any successful founder must be driven by passion lose weight tablets. If you have passion for your startup and are hardworking and dedicated to what you’re pursuing, you’ll be able to turn your idea into a reality. If you’re missing that eagerness or enthusiasm, then maybe you should consider if that path you’re heading down is truly right...

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