Events in Augusta

The Big Float is this Saturday beginning at 9AM!  Savannah Riverkeeper is teaming up with SweetWater Brewing CompanyWaterkeeper Alliance, and local outfitters to celebrate the importance of clean water.  Join inFor blog on the fun and leisurely float down the river at this family-friendly event! Kayaks, canoes, SUP’s and inner tubes welcome. There will be an after-party with local BBQ, SweetWater brews & live music! Prices start at $30 and can be purchased on The Big Float website.

Don’t forget to check out the Market at the River on the Riverwalk starting at 8AM every Saturday morning, where you can pick up great local produce, products, and listen to local musicians downtown!

If you enjoy running, join the Triple 8 Group Run that meets weekly on Saturdays at 8AM at the fountain at the Market at the River. You can walk a mile, run 3.5 miles, or even go for 8 miles!

Tips for Sellers with Kids

Selling your house can be an emotional and stressful time, especially if you are living in the home with kids. When it comes time to showing your house, it’s probably scary to even think about how you are going to keep the house tidy with your young kids. shared some great tips and tricks when it comes to selling your home while your family!

  • Have your kids help you declutter: An important task when it comes to moving, why not have your kids help you out so they will feel involved.
  • Let the kids pack their own items: Sit down with your kids and make a list of their toys, books, clothes, games, etc, and assign them specific items to pick up and pack. Buyers understand when you have kids that your life doesn’t stop for the showings, so don’t stress so much over the details of their rooms.
  • Make showing times something they can look forward to: Take the kids out for ice cream, go to the park, or go visit a friend. Try to make this time something fun so the kids aren’t dreading when it comes time to show the house.

Sitel Call Center to Add Hundreds of Jobs in Augusta

Sitel offers contact center based Business Process Outsourcing solutions in every major industry.Primarily they serve Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of fields. Sitel was founded and established in the U.S. in 1985 and now has twenty-one locations in the U.S. According to The Augusta Chronicle on August 24, 2015, Sitel is actively hiring more than two hundred people for its Augusta call center to handle calls for an unnamed cable company, with hopes to continue the growth. “We want to be able to deliver more full time jobs to the city of Augusta and I think we’ve got some potentials out there with new programs,” said the Augusta Site Director, Michael McDonnell “We’ve got some encouraging opportunities in the future. From my point of view, this is just the initial growth we’re going to see in Augusta.”