Originally created 09/08/02

Business calendar

Monday:Microsoft and Cisco certification; ComputerLand, 753 Broad St., Suite 1100. MCP and CCNA certifications 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.

Tuesday: Retirement Planning Strategies; 6:30 p.m., Edward Jones, Walton Plaza, 3635 Walton Way Extension. Seminar with Greg Dechau of Edward Jones. Guest speakers include estate attorney Tracy Taylor of Rhodes, Enoch and Taylor PC and Jeff Nance of Planco; call at 736-6252 for more information.

Tuesday: Weatherproof Your Portfolio in Turbulent Markets; free investment seminar with Mike Keck of Edward Jones; 1 p.m. 246 Davis Road, Suite B; call Sherri at 860-1307.

Tuesday: Credit Repair Workshop; 6:30-8:30 p.m., University of Georgia Business Outreach Services, Small Business Development Center Network, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; discusses how to obtain credit reports, interpret the information and take steps to correct mistakes and improve rating scores; $35; call 737-1790.


Sept. 17: Small-Business Person of the Year Luncheon; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; 279-2323.

Sept. 17: Starting Your Own Business; University of Georgia Business Outreach Services, Small Business Development Center Network, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; This course gives the would-be entrepreneur a brief overview of the many aspects of being in business for yourself, $35; call 737-1790.

Sept. 18: Dreaming About Retirement? Plan for It!; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Small-Business Development Series; by Chuck Smith; 9-10:30 a.m., 701 Greene St., Suite 200; continental breakfast provided; free for North Augusta Chamber members, $15 due at registration for nonmembers; call Roni Geiselhart at (803) 279-2323.

Sept. 18: Technology Policy Forum; 2 to 5 p.m., Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; designed to create a regular flow of information between elected officials and members of the technology community; RSVP by Sept. 13 by calling 792-1427.

Sept. 19: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Exposition; 3-7:30 p.m., North Augusta Country Club.

Sept. 20: Business Planning Workshop; 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of South Carolina Aiken, room 104 in the Business and Education building; informative workshop on running a successful business, explore management pitfalls and how to avoid them; Free; call (803) 641-3646 for information.

Sept. 20: Smart Solutions for Your Retirement Distribution, presented by Morgan Staley for employees changing jobs or retiring; 6 p.m., Bobby's Barbecue, U.S. Highway 1; call for reservations; Mary Jenkins, 821-4016.

Sept. 24: QuickBooks Pro 2002 workshop; with Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks Pro adviser; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; $195 due at registration, breakfast and lunch provided; Dawn Hatfield, 722-5337.

Sept. 27: Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Augusta chapter's 40th anniversary celebration; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; with proclamation by Mayor Bob Young; call Julie Goley at 737-1604.


  • Microsoft Testing, offering tests for Microsoft Office User Specialist, Kerr Business College; test costs $60; Beth McClure, 738-5046.
  • Business Network International, a business-networking group, 7 a.m. Thursdays, Partridge Inn dining room; with guest speaker Greg Poteet; Stuart Rayburn, 737-0050.
  • Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other business applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, 860-8313, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
  • Keller Williams career meetings; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real estate career. Also, new agents who want to preview their careers; The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; for schedule, call Mary or Amy, 868-3772.
  • Online computer certification courses in Novell IntranetWare, Microsoft, Cisco CCNA training, Computer Telephony Institute, Comp TIA training and more; Augusta State University; scheduled at your convenience; 737-1636.
  • Association of Records Managers and Administrators; second Tuesdays at the Partridge Inn. Call Gail Ramsey at 725-2258 or 725-3089 for reservations or more information.
  • CSRA Medical Managers' Association; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last Thursday of each month at the Partridge Inn. Call Karen Demaere at 774-0176 for more information.
  • Gateway Country Store offers classes on topics from word processing to digital photography to personal finance. Call 731-9893 for a complete schedule.
  • Computer Link Software Training Center offers software training on MS Windows, MS Office and key business applications Monday through Saturday. Call 860-8313 or 792-0900 for more information.
  • Dynamic Business Management 101 training seminars; faith-based advice for men wanting to start their own business or advance their career path. For more information, call Victor McKnight at 373-0585 or 228-5058.
  • Free long-term care insurance consultation, Bankers Life and Casualty Co., call Doug Kilgore at 868-9693, Ext. 917.
  • Home Internet Security Class; find out about virus protection, firewalls, parental advantages and more; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays this month; $49 with demonstration software included; call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449 or www.catg.com
  • Kiwanis Club of Columbia County; 11:45 a.m., The Meeting Center, in the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road, Evans; call Debbi Powell-Brown at 863-7548 for more information.
  • The Biz Calendar column is a free public service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events no later than noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or bring them to the News Building at 725 Broad St.; send a fax to (706) 722-7403; or e-mail dcline@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and telephone number.


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