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THIS WEEK

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business lunch­eon; topic: holiday stress; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 members, $35 nonmembers, (706) 821-1318

THURSDAY: 2012 State of the Region, Our Technology Future; 5 p.m.; North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $35, (803) 279-2323

UPCOMING

OCT. 26: The Cleveland Group franchise workshop; 9 a.m.; Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive, Augusta; free; (706) 288-2800

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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Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
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