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THIS WEEK

THURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, speaker is Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon; 6 p.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $55 for members, $75 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

UPCOMING

MARCH 14: CSRA Business League anniversary banquet, speaker is state superintendent candidate Alisha Thomas-Morgan; 7 p.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $50; (706) 722-0994

MARCH 18: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, 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

• 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 amy@bni-scga.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


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