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UPCOMING

AUG. 9: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, topic is trendy benefits packages; 7:30-9 a.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200, Augusta; $20 for members; (706) 821-1318

AUG. 11: CSRA Chapter of the Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals; speaker is CPA Eric Milks on closing a corporation; 8 a.m.; Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, 205 Davis Road, Augusta; free and open to the public; (706) 650-1700

AUG. 16: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business; topic is eating healthy on the go; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

ONGOING

- Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; SCORE, a nonprofit volunteer organization, helps with developing business and marketing plans, record keeping, or general business problems; (706) 793-9998 in Augusta, (803) 279-2323 in North Augusta and (803) 641-1111 in Aiken

- Real estate career seminars; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 4434 Columbia Road, Suite 204, Martinez, (706) 364-4234

- Free small-business consulting; Small Business Development Center, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500; helps with developing or updating business plans and financial projections, establishing record-keeping, accessing market data, creating marketing strategies, strategic planning and suppliers; by appointment; (706) 721-4545

- The NoonTime Networkers chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; Amy Kilpatrick, (706) 364-9872

- Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; Amy Kilpatrick, (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International AikeNetWorks! chapter; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Woodside Plantation Clubhouse, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken; (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Referrals & More chapter; 7 a.m. Wednesdays, T-Bonz, 2856 Washington Road; (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Augusta Lunch Leaders chapter; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sixth at Watkins Restaurant, 559 Watkins St.; (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Business at Breakfast chapter; 7 a.m. Wednesdays, The Garlic Clove, 4461 Washington Road, Evans; (706) 394-2605

- Business Network International First Things First chapter; 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Forest Hills Country Club, 1500 Comfort Road; (706) 364-9872

- Eliminate Your Mortgage and Consumer Debt workshop; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hawthorn Suites, 4049 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; free; RSVP, (706) 564-5885

- President's Club; reinforcement of sales training systems; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 699 Broad St., Suite 1001; (706) 432-0040


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