Originally created 02/08/98

Business briefs

Neff Corp., which rents and sells construction equipment, has purchased Richbourg's Sales and Rentals Inc. Richbourg, of Florence, S.C., operates 16 construction and industrial equipment locations in North and South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, including an office in Augusta.

The Aiken chapter of Professional Secretaries International, the association for office professionals, recently honored four newly designated Certified Professional Secretaries: Judy H. Burch, CPS, office professional to Michael R. Reynolds, manager, strategic sourcing group, procurement department, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.; Gloria Greer, CPS, executive secretary to Ed Templeton, president of SRP Federal Credit Union; Nancy Norris, secretary to Tom McCarthy, manager of records administration, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.; and Sharian Thompson, CPS, executive secretary to George Clare, deputy general manager, spent fuel storage division, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.

The 1998 board of officers for the National Society of Fundraising Executives, Greater Augusta chapter, is: Armen Boyajian, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, president; Elizabeth Jones, Senior Citizens Council, president-elect; Sharon R. Gruber, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, secretary/treasurer; Butch Giusto, Salvation Army of the CSRA, vice president of programs; Cheryl Davis, East Georgia Easter Seals Society, diversity/membership; Lorraine Poss, Augusta Technical Institute, certification/fund development; Kymbra Brogden, Augusta-Richmond County Museum, public relations; Ron Schoeffler, Senior Citizens Council, government relations; and Candi Sprague, University Healthcare Foundation, member at large.

The Business Resources Catalog, a free publication of the U.S. government, lists hundreds of official books, periodicals and CD-ROMs from federal departments and agencies. For a free copy, write to: Free Business Resources Catalog, Superintendent of Documents, Stop SM, 732 N. Capitol St. N.W., Washington, DC 20401; fax requests to Free Business Catalog, (202) 512-1656, or visit the Government Printing Office web site at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/

Regent Security Services Inc. has elected its new officers. They are: William C. Bohling, president; Edward F. Moody Jr., vice president; William R. Parker, vice president; Kent A. Sizemore,secretary; Doris L. Pack, assistant secretary and assistant vice president; Kermit W. Allum, assistant vice president; and Thomas E. Sizemore, assistant vice president.

The company also named Howard W. Arnett and Richard A. Drummondas directors.

The Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will prepare basic federal and state income tax returns free of charge in Augusta. VITA serves low income, elderly, non-English speaking, and disabled persons.

The following Augusta VITA sites will offer free tax assistance Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Augusta State University, Markert Building, Room 11, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta Tech, 3116 Deans Bridge Road; Bi-Lo Food store, 3449 Peach Orchard Road; Boys Club, 1903 Division St.; IRS office, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Building 200; Regency Mall, 1700 Gordon Highway; Augusta Urban Ministries, 303 Hale St.

To help VITA volunteers prepare your return properly, please bring the following items to the site: last year's tax return, W-2 forms, any tax forms/packages received in the mail, social security numbers for individuals on the return, interest statements, and any other documents required to file your 1997 return. For further information call IRS' Taxpayer Education office at (404) 331-3808.

The Biz Briefs column is a free public service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. Information, typewritten, about businesses and organizations should be received no later than noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, Biz Briefs, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta GA 30903; bring them by the News Building at 725 Broad St. in Augusta; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. Include a contact name and telephone number.


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