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Braintree Holds Workshops for Small Business Owners

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Braintree Offers Small Business Workshops

A free workshop for small businesses looking to sell or transfer ownership of their business or its assets to the next generation or to others will be held on August 30th from 8:25am to 11:00am in Richland County. It will be held at the Foundation, 181 S. Main. St. This workshop is coordinated by the Braintree Business Development Center, a non-profit business incubation and entrepreneurship center in the region. Facilitated by Jack Stewart, attorney and CPA, and Ed Kressak, registered financial consultant.

This workshop will be of interest to business and financial consultants, bankers, economic development professionals, and anyone interested in buying a business. There is no fee for this workshop, but an RSVP is required. Contact Bob Cohen (

Columbia Gas Budget Plan Registration Underway

Columbia Gas has announced that all customers with budget plans for 2022-2023 can now enroll. Throughout August, customers can sign up for budget plans in one of his three ways: Just pay the “budget payment” amount on your August invoice. Visit online or call 1-800-344-4077 to speak with a customer service representative. Budget plans allow customers to avoid higher heating costs in winter by spreading payments over 12 months. Upon registration, the customer will pay the budgeted payment amount indicated on the monthly bill from August 2022 to July 2023. Budget payments are the same each month, eliminating guesswork in budgeting and avoiding higher heating costs in the winter. Accounts will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary to ensure accuracy in March.