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THIS WEEK

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Signature Event, speaker is Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the first woman appointed as the Army’s 43rd surgeon general; 6-9 p.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

WEDNESDAY: Augusta’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 5th Annual Business Expo; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive, Augusta; free; (706) 821-2406

WEDNESDAY: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce AM Connection; 7:15 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta; $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers; (803) 279-2323

THURSDAY: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5 p.m.; Manpower, 152 Rudy Mason Parkway, Aiken; free for members; (803) 649-1200

UPCOMING

DEC. 6: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce economic luncheon, speaker is John Vincent, The Genesis Group; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

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

DEC. 10: Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5 p.m.; Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken; free for members; (803) 649-1200

DEC. 18: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon, topic is recycling your wardrobe; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

DEC. 19: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce AM Connection; 7:15 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta; $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers; (803) 279-2323

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; 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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