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Masters week is less than a week away, and businesses are already gearing up for the rush.

"It's a very busy time for Augusta and certainly for tourism," said Jennifer Bowen with the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Obviously it's the busiest time of year for us and so we're very anxious, very excited and ready to greet those visitors and patrons to the city."

That includes getting the Augusta Visitor Center in tip-top shape.

"That is the welcoming door, the front porch, if you will, for Augusta," Bowen said. "It's the place where we meet and greet all people who are looking for something to do in Augusta; just getting information about what they can see and do here."

And that comes with some additions.

"Normally during the regular week, during any other time besides Masters, we're good with about one, maybe two staff members there, but for Masters week, we try to have about four more, and our busiest part is early in the week," Bowen said.

The visitor center expects to see 2,800 visitors during the month of April - a figure that's nearly 1,000 or 1,500 more than the normal monthly number.

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