The following is information about business events in and around the Augusta area:
Monday: American Society for Training and Development Seminar/Dinner; 5:30 p.m. networking, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. seminar; Partridge Inn; "Highlights of the International ASTD Conference" by former chapter President Ken Rowland; call Maree Barney-Sutley for details 736-7827 and 650-0868 to R.S.V.P.
Tuesday: Robinson-Humphrey Co. sponsoring Select Ten Portfolio discussion; 6:30 p.m.; President Room, 16th Floor, The Pinnacle Club; Edmond M. Smith discussion followed by dinner meal; limited seating, R.S.V.P. to Camille Sutton 823-8124.
Wednesday: Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Committee luncheon; networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, meeting noon to 1 p.m.; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; speaker: Dr. Terry Elam, President Augusta Technical Institute; topic: Raising the Bar; fee: $9 with reservation/$11 without reservation (chamber members), $18 for non-chamber members; R.S.V.P. 821-1320 (Ext. 1380).
Wednesday: Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce Drugs Don't Work supervisory skills training for a drug-free workplace; 10 a.m. to noon; University Hospital Medical Center, South Richmond County.; free for DDW members, $10 per person/$30 charge per company not to exceed 6 supervisors; reservations hot line: R.S.V.P. to 821-1300, Ext. 1312.
Thursday: Network Aiken, meeting; 6 p.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; topic: When is the Right Time to Invest; speaker: Lisa Glass; contact Chris Slaughter at 649-4941 for reservations.
Thursday: Edward Jones Co. seminar, Investment Planning for Women; 6 p.m.; Partridge Inn; dinner will be served; call 736-6252 for reservations by Monday.
Saturday: Women's Council of Realtors, affiliated with the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, Giant Trash & Treasure sale; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; call Christa Hyman at 722-4818 to donate items or for information.
Aug. 26:The Internal Revenue Service in Georgia free Employment Tax Video Conference to explain employment tax obligations to local government employers; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; registration required: call (404) 331-3808.
Aug. 27Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 7:30 a.m.; North Augusta Country Club; speaker: Mayor Lark Jones; cost: $5; call reservations by noon Monday at 279-2323.
Aug. 28: "Starting Your Own Business;" 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $30 fee; call the UGA Business Outreach Center at 737-1790 for details.
Sept. 5-Oct.20: Fundamentals of Engineering refresher course for persons planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination; the course will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights; Atlanta; fee: $425; for more information call Distance Learning, Continuing Education, and Outreach Georgia Institute of Technology at (404) 894-2547.
Sept. 8: United Way's Annual Campaign Kick-Off; noon to 1:15 p.m.; Lake Olmstead Stadium; fee: $6 includes a traditional ballpark lunch; advance registration required; call 724-5544 for details.
Sept. 9-10:National Association of Purchasing Management Augusta area Exposition and Trade Show; 4 to 8 p.m.; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; call Steve Clayborn at (803) 952-6139 or Staff 2000 at 651-0636.
Sept. 10:Georgia Tech will offer a one-day seminar on new product development; Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta; fee: $198; for more information contact Georgia Tech at (404) 894-2547.
Sept. 11-12:Georgia Tech's Economic Development Institute's "Manufacturing Excellence: Best Practices for the 21st Century," series of presentations and 16 different workshops exploring critical business practices involved in the "top 10 things CEOs are doing to prepare for the 21st century," Atlanta; call (404) 894-2400 to register.
Sept. 22-26: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation Week will include the following events: monthly breakfast meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 a.m.; Business Fair, Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 to 8 p.m.; Business After Hours, Thursday, Sept. 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; North Augusta Small Businessperson of the Year will be announced during the Business After Hours, nomination forms can be picked up at the chamber office, 235 Georgia Ave.; all events open to the public; call 279-2323 for details.
Through Tuesday: Club Car Large Distributors Meeting; 70 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.
Aug. 21-22: University Systems of Georgia Payroll Users Group Conference; 80 delegates; Partridge Inn.
Aug. 22-24: Aiken County Shriners; 150 delegates; Radisson Riverfront.
Sept. 12-17:Georgia Professional Photographers Annual Convention; 200 delegates; Radisson Riverfront.
Sept. 17-19:Georgia Economic Developers Association Annual Conference; 400 delegates; Radisson Riverfront.
Sept. 23-26:National Emergency Centers; 200 delegates; Radisson Riverfront.
Sept. 30-Oct. 3:Georgia CHEP Inc. 1997 Annual Aids Conference; 600 delegates; Radisson Riverfront.
The information for conventions was provided by the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Biz Calendar column is a public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events for this column no later than noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, Biz Calendar, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903; bring them by the News Building at 725 Broad St., or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. Include a contact name and phone number.