United Way raises $7.12 million, surpasses 2016 goal

The amount - which surpassed the $7,110,001 goal announced in September - is the most the organization has ever raised, according to a news release. It was revealed at the Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City, where more than 150 guests attended the celebration, representing 68 companies.

Strength in numbers: Columbus BBB merges with Macon-Augusta offices

The Columbus Better Business Bureau office serving west Georgia and east Alabama has merged with that of the BBB’s Macon location that serves central Georgia, although its coverage area stretches to Augusta, Ga., and Aiken, S.C. In all, the combined swath of territory now encompasses 83 counties.

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United Way surpasses its 2016 goal with more than $7 million raised

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley staff members held balloons to announce the goal-breaking total of $7,123,001 dollars raised during the 2016 "Every1Counts" campaign during celebration at the Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City. About 150 supporters attended the event, representing 168 companies.
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
United Way surpasses its 2016 goal with more than $7 million raised 2:04

United Way surpasses its 2016 goal with more than $7 million raised

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