Originally created 09/14/03

Business calendar

Tuesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year luncheon; networking at 11:30 a.m., program noon to 1:30 p.m.; North Augusta Community Center; cost: $18 per person.

Tuesday: Getting What You Deserve, presentation by Catherine L. O'Shea, nationally accredited marketing communications consultant; Fairways Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals; 6 p.m. in the Learning Resources Room at the Summerville Professional Building. Call Sandi Harrell at 667-6410.

Tuesday: Market Outlook and Our Current Sector Allocations, featuring Gary W. Tapp, director of SunTrust-Robinson Humphrey's Equity Research Department; noon at the Augusta Country Club, President's Dining Room; or 5:45 p.m. at the country club's Private Dining Room; cocktails and heavy hors d'eourves at 5:30 p.m.; sponsored by SunTrust Securities and Jeff Fehrman, vice president/private financial adviser; RSVP to Frances Tindor at 821-3074.

Tuesday: The University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center and Augusta State University's Division of Continuing Education will sponsor the Small Business Federal Resource Group, a pilot program of the U.S. Small Business Administration; 8 a.m. to noon; Augusta State's Galloway Hall, 2500 Walton Way; topics include how to obtain federally backed loans and how to comply with tax laws. Registration is requested; call 737-1790 or e-mail cboisclair@sbdc.uga.edu.

Thursday: Business Expo; 3-7:30 p.m., North Augusta Community Center; free; Business After Hours will be held immediately after the expo from 5-7:30 p.m.; call 279-2323.

Thursday: Helping You Protect Your Retirement Assets, a Smith Barney-sponsored luncheon discussion at The Pinnacle Club; for reservations, contact Stanley J. Kuzia Jr., first vice president of investments, at 724-2601; limited seating.

Thursday: Project Management Institute-Savannah River seminar on project management; John Rahiya, vice president of Novations Inc., will discuss Best Practices in Project Management; 6-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Hotel Augusta; $25 for PMI members, $30 for non-PMI members. Contact Surendra Gupta at 860-5681 or Dennis Delvchhio at 279-0421.

Thursday: Managing Problem Employees, sponsored by Augusta State University; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Partridge Inn; $149; if three or more enroll from the same company, the fourth person attends free; (800) 538-4595 for information and registration.

Thursday: Georgia Association of Public Accountants-CSRA Chapter September meeting; speaker will be George Lively of Financial Strategy Associates; Section 105 Help for the Self-Employed; 8 a.m.; contact Jerry Brigham at 650-1700.

Thursday: Writing a Business Plan; Learn why a business plan is critical to your success, especially if you need a loan or investor for your business; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, 737-1790; $35.

Saturday: QuickBooks: An Introduction to accounting software by Intuit; Small Business Development Center; 737-1790; $150 fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited.


Sept. 23: Wealth-Building Strategies; presented by Morgan Stanley, 1301 Broad Street; 6 p.m. dinner, Radisson Hotel; to RSVP, contact Joanna at 821-4009 or (800) 417-1996.

Sept. 24: AM Connection; Marketing Wisely; speaker Pat Pippens Park; sponsored by Matt Nieman, Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services; 7:15-8:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; $8 with reservations, $10 at door, $15 nonmembers.

Sept. 24: Minding Your Own Business; a discussion of legal and financial issues for the small, family or professional business owner; presenters will be Ed Enoch, attorney with Rhodes & Enoch, and Tony Gallo, financial adviser for Merrill Lynch; continental breakfast; 7:30 a.m., Enterprise Mill Building, 1450 Greene St.; 724-0405 or 279-6303.

Sept. 24: Strategic Planning in Human Resources; workshop by the Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area Chapter; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holiday Inn West on Stevens Creek Road; $15 nonmembers; contact Karen Whitman by Friday at 220-2915 or at karen.whitman@sitelast.com.

Sept. 25: Step-by-step Web site development; seminar sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken; 8-11 a.m.; call (803) 641-3646 or send an e-mail to SBDC@usca.edu; $35.

Sept. 25: QuickBooks Pro 2003; Serotta, Maddox, Evans and Co., CPAs, 701 Greene Street, Ste. 200, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.smecpa.com; seminar by Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks pro adviser; qualifies for A & A CPE credit; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Dawn M. Hayden at 722-5337.

Sept. 30: Business to Business Expo; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; 70 area businesses will display their products and services; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; call 821-1300.

Oct. 4:You've Incorporated; Where Do You Go From Here? A seminar and roundtable discussion, topic: Your Corporate Charter is Born, Shunning Your Alter Ego; presented by Hughes Business Services at 1 p.m., The Radisson Suites Inn; to register, call Hughes Business Services at 771-1077.

Oct. 4: Exploring Your Options, half-day workshop for individuals interested in returning to college or attending for the first time, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken Technical College and Aiken County Public Schools; USC Aiken Penland Administration Building, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 14-15: Annual Business and Technology in the Real World Conference and Expo featuring venture capitalists, angel investors, government lenders, and traditional and nontraditional lenders; Augusta Suites Inn (formerly Radisson Suites Inn), 3038 Washington Road; 7 a.m., sponsored by The National Center for Economic Development, Business & Technology Inc.; to register, call 792-1427.

Oct. 21-22: Two-day conference for human resources and safety professionals; sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management, Augusta Area Chapter, Georgia Department of Labor and The American Society of Safety Engineers Augusta Chapter; 7 a.m. both days, Radisson Riverfront Hotel; concurrent sessions: preparing for and responding to the human side of crisis, joint workplace safety programs; and OSHA updates, $195; for more information call Julie Goley at 731-7099 by Oct. 10.


  • Keller Williams Realty; 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.
  • 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.
  • MCSE, A+, N+, and I-NET+; Kerr Business College; call Joe Adams at 738-5046 for more information.
  • The NoonTime Networkers, area chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Club House on Washington Road.
  • The Augusta Network Club, a group of noncompeting business people who have informal networking meetings; 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; for details, call Charles Scavullo Sr. at 737-9177.
  • Business Network International, a business-networking group, 7 a.m. Thursdays, Courtyard by Marriott, Stevens Creek Road; to join, call Barbara Crenshaw, 868-3772.
  • Production and Inventory Management program offered by the APICS CSRA chapter; covers basics of supply-chain management; for schedules and registration, go to www.apicscsra.org or call 554-4708.
  • 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.
  • The Business Calendar 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 damon.cline@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and telephone number.


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