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THIS WEEK

THURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Member Economic Luncheon, awarding the Entrepreneur of the Year, speaker is Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Tenth St., Augusta; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

FRIDAY: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce First Friday Means Business; 7:30 a.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; (803) 649-1200

UPCOMING

DEC. 6: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce pre-legislative breakfast, speaker is Chancellor Hank Huckaby, University System of Georgia; 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Tenth St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

DEC. 8: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, speaker is Pamela Lackey, South Carolina AT&T president; 11:30 a.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; $30; (803) 649-1200

DEC. 12: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5-7 p.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; free for members, (803) 649-1200

DEC. 13: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, topic is estate planning; 7:30-9 a.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

DEC. 13: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, speaker is Deborah Collier from ADP Augusta; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Tenth St., Augusta; $40 for members, $55 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, identifying sources of capital, 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; Amy Kilpatrick, (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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