Beyond Benefits: Building Value through Creative Compensation at Third Thursday Business Builder

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases,

On Thursday, August 19, join the Augusta Metro Chamber and The Gateway Company to learn how to attract top candidates and retain valuable employees. In today’s competitive job market, employees have the advantage of shopping around. How do you compete beyond salary and benefits? Faith Edmondson, Co-Owner and Lead Consultant, and Tracie Parker, Lead Small Business Consultant, at The Gateway Company will offer guidance on building your value proposition through creative compensation and a positive culture.


Faith Edmondson has over 15 years of experience in the business education and nonprofit sectors and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Augusta University. As Co-Owner of The Gateway Company, Faith drives growth and expansion while helping our clients build sustainable companies. As Executive Director at a mid-size nonprofit, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization overseeing human resources, finances, and program development. As a successful entrepreneur and nonprofit leader, Faith has a unique double view into the nonprofit and for-profit business spaces. She can often be found with her hands flying in American Sign Language as her family plays at the park.


Tracie Parker is a management consultant with over 25 years of experience in leadership and development at the multimillion-dollar level.  She has held VP and Director positions with nonprofit and for-profit businesses and was a key contributor in the development of the local Kroc Center. She left the corporate world in 2018 to become a full-time consultant, specializing in small business growth and development. Her strength in problem solving has aided many businesses in delivering results in profit growth, employee engagement, process improvement, and customer loyalty. She enjoys traveling throughout the US and abroad; but mostly she prefers visiting her only daughter, currently attending college in Colorado.


Third Thursday Business Builder begins at 11:30 am in the Chamber Conference Room located inside the Augusta Riverfront Center (One Tenth St. Suite 120, Augusta, Ga 30901).  Attendance is complimentary for Chamber members and $15 for prospective members with lunch provided.  Advanced registration is required at  Registration deadline is Monday, August 16.  Due to limited space, please limit to one (1) representative from each company.

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Third Thursday Business Builder series provides topical intelligence on key issues for businesses.  Local industry experts present relevant information on topics important to successful business operations and growth.




Media Contact:

Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce