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. in Augusta; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. Include a contact name and telephone number.
Monday: CSRA Regional Development Center's annual meeting; guest speaker: Randy Cardoza; 6:30 p.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion; $20 per person.
Monday: Ins and Outs of Investing for All Income Levels; guest speaker: Cameron Brown; 7 p.m., Columbia Medical Plaza Surgery Center, 635 Washington W. Drive, Evans; register at 651-6122.
Monday: "Is Franchising In Your Future?"; sponsored by University of Georgia Business Outreach Services Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $30, call 737-1790 for information.
Tuesday: "Ask the Experts" Round Table; sponsored by Baird & Co. and Georgia Bank & Trust; 4-6 p.m.; Baird Building Auditorium, 811 Telfair St.; limited seating; R.S.V.P. to 722-3595 or 481-1023.
Tuesday: "Are You Prepared?" seminar on Y2K computer bug and how it will affect financial services industry; sponsored by Wheat First Union, Columbia office; guest speakers: Barbara VanDeMark, Mike Switzer; 6:30-8 p.m.; Wilcox Inn, 100 Colleton Ave., Aiken; for reservations call (800) 332-6637.
Wednesday: CEO Speakers Series; guest speaker: Robert Staton; 9 a.m., the School of Business, University of South Carolina-Aiken; call Gina Buckley (803) 641-3340.
Wednesday: "Foundations for the Educated Investor"; breakfast meeting sponsored by the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Edward Jones; guest speaker: Donald "Skip" Mayes; 7:15 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; call (803) 279-2323.
Wednesday: "Executive Internet Training"; sponsored by University of Georgia Business Outreach Services Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $100, class limited please register early; call 737-1790 for information.
Wednesday: "How to Write a Business Plan"; sponsored by Small Business Development Center of the University of South Carolina; 6-8 p.m.; fee is $50; call (803) 777-5400.
Wednesday: Investing for Beginners; learn how to start an investment program concentrating on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and insurance products; five-session course, 7 p.m., Augusta State University; fee $69 includes a textbook; call 737-1636 for more information.
Thursday: "Don't Leave Your Retirement To Chance"; guest speakers: Tommy Norris and Keith Beckworth; 6:30 p.m., Savannah Rapids Pavilion; free, for reservations call Mr. Norris 869-8888 or Mr. Beckworth 863-1486.
Friday: "Chart a Course for the Future," Fiscal Physical Series sponsored by SunTrust Bank, Augusta; 7:30 a.m. registration, class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; fee is $175, includes lunch; for information call 821-2215.
Friday: "How to Make Presentations with Confidence and Power"; Fred Pryor one-day seminar; fee is $199; for information call (800) 255-6139.
Friday: 1998 Small Business Person of the Year; sponsored by Metro Augusta and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce; deadline for accepting nominations; nominee must be an owner/partner/major shareholder of a business in the Augusta area for at least three years; call 821-1330 for more information.
Nov. 3: "Superior Skills Workshop"; guest speaker: Mildred Ramsey; 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; the Clubhouse on Washington Road; nonmembers $75; register by calling Peggy Kelly at 722-2353 or Beverly King, 868-1791.
Nov. 3: "Marketing For The Retailer"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee $35; call 737-1790.
Nov. 4: "Labors Pains: Hiring & Firing"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $30; call 737-1790.
Nov. 5: "Advertising In The New Millenium"; sponsored by Augusta Advertising Federation; guest speaker: Peter Restivo; noon, Partridge Inn; guests $15, students $5, R.S.V.P. at 823-3358.
Nov. 5 and 19: "Starting Your Own Business"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 3-5 p.m.; 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 19; fee is $30, call 737-1790.
Nov. 10: "Seasonal Selling"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $35, call 737-1790.
Nov. 10, 17 and 24: "How to Write a Business Plan"; sponsored by Small Business Development Center of the University of South Carolina; 6-8 p.m.; cost is $50; call (803) 777-5400.
Nov. 10: Business@Breakfast; sponsored by Bowman Securities; guest speaker: Paul Gamsby; 7:30-8:30 a.m., The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road.
Nov. 14: CSRA Small Business Symposium 1998; sponsored by Partners in Prosperity of the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce; guest speaker: Robert Drayton; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peter Knox Conference Center, 325 Greene St., Olde Town; fee is $12 in advance, $15 at the door; space limited, register at 821-1312.
Nov. 17: "Crimes at Christmas"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $35, call 737-1790.
Nov. 18: "Electronic Tax Filing"; sponsored by University of Georgia Outreach Services Small Business Development Center; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Augusta Tech, 300 Building; free, call 737-1790.
Nov. 18: The third annual Worldwide Lessons in Leadership Series; presented live via closed-circuit by Augusta State University's Division of Continuing Education, with Fortune magazine; guest speakers: Drs. Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey and Tom Peters; seating at 9:45 a.m., program from 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., a light meal be served from 1:20-2:10 p.m., Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; tickets $149 each for 30 members or more, $199 for one to two members; register at (800) 689-9771.
Nov. 18: "How to Team Up for Success Wherever You Live or Work"; guest speakers: Drs. Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters; 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Augusta Richmond County Civic Center; $199 per person or $145 for group discount, register at 800-285-3451.
Nov. 18: Women In Business; sponsored by WAGT-TV (Channel 26); guest speaker: Lee Ann Caldwell; 11:30 a.m., The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road.
Nov. 19: Business After Hours; sponsored Frank Wilson's Tents and Events; 5:30-8 p.m., Wilson Plaza, 3609-D Walton Way Extension; cost is $10.
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: American Institute of Architects/Georgia Chapter; 700 attendees.
Nov. 1-6: Georgia Association of School Business Officials; 350 attendees.
Nov. 2-7: National Barrel Horse Association; 1,200 attendees.
Information for conventions was provided by the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.