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THIS WEEK

THURSDAY: Access to Capital Workshop by Augusta Regional Airport and Small Business Development Center; 4 p.m.; Augusta Regional Airport General Aviation Terminal; free; (706) 798-3236

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

UPCOMING

OCT. 10: CSRA Society of Human Resource Management, topic is navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $20 for nonmembers; (706) 722-0493

OCT. 11: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5:30 p.m.; Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, Hale Street, Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

OCT. 11: Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals, topic is retirement plan administration; 8 a.m.; Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, 205 Davis Road, Augusta; (706) 650-1700

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

• 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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Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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