Augusta Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business, Technology Showcase

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Many of us have heard of speed dating, but what about speed networking?

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Business and Technology Showcase Thursday afternoon in Waynesboro. The chamber says it added the technology component to stay focused on the future.

Another addition was speed networking, during which 50 people met in an hour and exchanged business cards.

"Someone can walk into a room and they're not necessarily comfortable going up to different people and introducing themselves and handing out their business cards. With speed networking it's like a timer flips. You have a minute to give your 60-second commercial about what you do and why you do it the best, and then the next person beside you goes," said Melissa Martin, the chamber's director of community development.

The chamber was picked to host the "LOVE letters," a tourist attraction and photo opportunity that makes its way around Virginia. The six-feet-tall letters will be in front of the Waynesboro Best Western for the next week.

Reported by Tara Todd.