Originally created 01/26/03

Business calendar


Monday: Success Columbia County Style; John Deere Commercial Products; 7:30 a.m.; free; R.S.V.P. to 651-0018.

Tuesday: Small business bookkeeping; Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m; $35; 737-1790.

Tuesday: Seminar on managing your investments; speaker: Lee W. Curley; Radisson Riverfront Hotel, 2 10th St.; Noon to 1:15 p.m.; R.S.V.P., seating is limited, lunch is served; David Curly, 724-2601 or (800) 241-2401.

Wednesday: State of the City Address, sponsored by University Hospital; speaker: Mayor Bob Young; The Marbury Center; 7:30 a.m.; $12 preregistration, $15 at the door.

Thursday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; 2003 annual meeting and banquet, guest speaker retired Maj. Gen. Perry Smith; North Augusta Community Center; 6 p.m.: dinner buffet; $35 per person; $300 for corporate table of eight.

Friday: Grant Writing Workshops, presented by JLJ Resources Inc.; Augusta Technical College; registration required; beginner level: $50; course manual, breakfast and lunch snacks and certificate provided; Feb. 8, intermediate level: $100; for more information, 210-2547.


Feb. 2: Certification course in operating systems and core hardware; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Computerland; Don Strogonoff, 823-1449 or www.catg.com.

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Session I of financial strategies seminar, taught by Thomas Herlong; the University of South Carolina, Penland Administration Building, Room 110; 6:30-9:15 p.m.; $69 in advance and $79 at the door. Session II: Feb. 5, 13, 20 and 27; (803) 641-3288.

Feb. 4:Two-hour course on starting a business; Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.

Feb. 6: Monthly meeting of The Augusta Advertising Federation; guest speakers Vera Stewart and Lionel Smith; The Partridge Inn; guests $20, students $5; corporate members free; R.S.V.P to Tasha Alison, 724-3758, Ext. 206 or e-mail tasha@thealisongroup.com.

Feb. 6: Course on smart marketing for business; Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.

Feb. 6: Free workshop on running a successful business, presented by the University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center; Business and Education Room 140; 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; registration is necessary; call (803) 641-3646 or e-mail SBDC@usca.edu.

Feb. 10: Not Just Coffee; speaker: Ron Cross, chairman; topic: Columbia County Commission; Evans Government Center Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; 7:30 a.m.; 651-0018.

Feb. 11: Free one-hour program on planning for retirement; with host Chuck Foster of Edward Jones; 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; for more information or to reserve your seat, call Chuck Foster, (803) 643-0808.

Feb. 13: Course on writing a business plan; Small Business Development Center; $35; 737-1790.

Feb. 18: Course on myths and realities of minority financing; Small Business Development Center, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $25 includes breakfast and lunch; seating is limited and preregistration is required; 737-1790.

Feb. 18: Retirement planning, sponsored by University Hospital; speaker: Mark Maund; Pullman Hall; 11:30 a.m.; $12 preregistration, $15 at the door.

Feb. 18: QuickBooks Pro 2003 seminar, by Sonia Gowen, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor; 701 Greene St., Suite 200; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; qualifies for A & A CPE credit; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; Dawn M. Hatfield, 722-5337.

Feb. 20: Business After Hours; sponsored by the Augusta Lynx; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; 5:30 a.m.; $10 at the door.

Feb. 25: Course on electronic filing; conducted by an IRS agent; Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; no charge, seating is limited; 737-1790.

Feb. 26: Quickbooks 2003: An Introduction; Small Business Development Center; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; $150 fee includes breakfast and lunch and a comprehensive workbook and disk; 737-1790.

March 4: Course on CompTIA Security+, CompTIA's newest certification; 10 evenings; ComputerLand; Don Strogonoff, 823-1449.

March 11: Course on living debt free, taught by Carol Waldo; University of South Carolina Aiken, Business and Education Room 144; 6:30-9 p.m.; $45 (includes workbook); (803) 641-3288.

March 15: Spring luncheon and fashion show of The American Business Women Association of Augusta; guest speaker Dr. Ron Eaker, author of Holy Hormones; First Baptist Church of Augusta Gymnasium; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; tickets are $15 and $12 for seniors; call Debra Basile at 854-0407, Sandra Kelly at 738-9300 or Sherri Daniel at 860-1307.

March 18: Seminar: Balancing Work and Home in Crisis Situations; sponsored by the University Hospital; speaker: Sandra Johnson; Pullman Hall, 11:30 a.m.; $12 preregistration, $15 at the door.


  • Business Network International, a business-networking group, 7 a.m. Thursdays, Courtyard at Marriott, Stevens Creek Road,; to join, call Barbara Crenshaw, 868-3772.
  • Production and Inventory Management program; five courses offered by the APICS CSRA chapter cover basics of supply-chain management and advanced topics; for schedules and registration, go to www.APICSCSRA.org or call 554-4708 for registration information. Review courses for the certified in production and inventory management designation will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Association of Records Managers and Administrators; second Tuesdays at the Partridge Inn. Call Gail Ramsey at 725-2258 or 725-3089 for information.
  • CSRA Medical Managers' Association; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last Thursday of each month, Partridge Inn. Call Karen Demaere at 774-0176 for information.
  • Keller Williams career meetings; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real estate career. 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.
  • Gateway Country Store classes on topics from word processing to digital photography. Call 731-9893 for schedule.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist tests, Kerr Business College; $60; call Beth McClure, 738-5046.
  • The Biz Calendar column is a free public service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events by 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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