MAY 8: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Post Legislative Breakfast; 7:30 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; free for members, $20 for nonmembers; (706) 651-0018
MAY 8: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5:30 p.m.; The Family Y Downtown Branch, 945 Broad St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers, (706) 821-1318
• 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
• Business Network International chapter meetings are held weekly across the area. To learn more, visit bni-scga.com for local chapter listings or contact Amy D. Kilpatrick at email@example.com or (706) 364-9872.
• 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, Augusta; helps with developing or updating business plans and financial projections, identifying sources of capital, establishing record-keeping, accessing market data, creating marketing strategies, strategic planning and suppliers; by appointment; (706) 721-4545
• 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, Augusta; (706) 432-0040