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FRIDAY: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce First Friday Means Business; 7:30 a.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; $15; (803) 649-1200

UPCOMING

AUG. 9: Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals; 8 a.m.; Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, 205 Davis Road, Augusta; (706) 650-1700

AUG. 13: ServSafe Food Safety Class; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Augsburg Haus, 4460 Washington Road, Evans; $175; (706)
833-7677

AUG. 21: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon, topic is aligning personal and corporate giving goals with the right nonprofit agency; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706)
821-1318

AUG. 23: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5-7 p.m.; Aiken Arts Commission, 214 Park Avenue, SW, Aiken; free for members, (803)
649-1200

AUG. 29, 30: ServSafe Food Safety Class; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, Copy Center Plus, 3358 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; $175; (706)
833-7677

ONGOING

• Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; SCORE, a nonprofit volunteer organization, helps with 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 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; by appointment; (706) 721-4545


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