Monday-Friday: Microsoft SQL Server; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
Tuesday, Thursday and May 21: Small Business Success School: Starting Your Own Business, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Smart Marketing, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Writing a Business Plan, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $35 for one class or $90 for all three; for more information call 737-1790.
Tuesday: American Funds Group seminar, featuring Dean Rydquist speaking on What's Right With America?, Realistic Expectations and What Makes the American Funds Different?, and Tracy Taylor of Rhodes, Enoch & Taylor, P.C., addressing Estate Planning; 6:30 p.m., Cadwalladers Cafe; dinner served; reservations required; contact Sherri, 860-1307.
Wednesday: Women in Business; North Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; with guest speaker Betty Ryberg; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; $12 for members with reservations, $15 for members without reservations and $18 for nonmembers; make reservations by Monday.
Friday: Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources Management Meeting; Professional Excellence Awards will be presented to organizations and HR professionals; 7:30 to 9:15 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $15 guest fee includes breakfast; call Maria Defever at (803) 442-7812 for reservations.
Friday: Changing Jobs or Retiring? - Protecting Your Assets; Charles Jenkins Jr., financial adviser with Morgan Stanley; 6 p.m., Bobby's Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; reservations required, call 821-4016.
May 20: On the Web in an Hour; South Carolina's Small Business Development Center; 6-8 p.m., Moore School of Business at USC; seminar is free but $29.95 to create Web page; registration deadline is Friday; for information call (803) 777-5118.
May 21: ASM International Savannah River Chapter meeting and dinner; guest speaker is George F. Vander Voort, director of research and technology for Buehler Ltd.; 6:30 p.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken conference center; $15 per person; contact Tina Usry at (803) 725-2870.
May 22: QuickBooks Pro 2002; Serotta Maddocks Evans and Co., CPA's; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 701 Greene St., Suite 200; seminar by Sonia Gowen; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Dawn M. Hatfield at 722-5337 for information.
May 23: Free Tax Workshop for Prospective and New Small Business Owners; The Small Business Development Center; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., USC Aiken, Administration Building, Room 107; to register or for more information, call (803) 641-3646.
May 23: Retirement Planning Strategies seminar with Greg Dechau of Edward Jones Investments; attorney Aubrey Rhodes of Rhodes, Enoch & Taylor, P.C., and Bob Kubicki of Sun America, guest speakers; 6:30 p.m.; reservations required by May 21; 736-6252.
May 29: A.M. Connection; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; with guest speaker Dr. Constance Pritchard of The Prichard Group Inc.; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; $7.50 for members with reservations, $10 for members without reservations and $15 for nonmembers; reservations are due by May 24.
May 30: Employment-Related Seminar, covering hiring/firing of workers, conducting workplace investigations and understanding workers compensation laws; The Greater Augusta Employer Committee, Augusta Area Society of Human Resource Management and The Georgia Department of Labor; guest speaker attorney Marty N. Martenson; 8:30 a.m. to noon, 601 Greene St., second floor; registration begins at 8 a.m.; $55 per person, $45 in advance; for information, contact Charles Scavullo Jr., 737-9177.
May 30: A State of Technology Summit; Sponsored by The National Center for Economic Development, Business Technology Inc. in partnership with the Metro Chamber of Commerce and the CSRA Regional Development Center; 9 a.m. to noon, The National Science Center's Fort Discovery; for tickets, call 792-1427.
June 10-14: A+ Certification Course by CompTIA; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information, call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
June 17-Aug. 8: MCSA - Microsoft's newest certification; Monday through Thursday evenings, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; for information, call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
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