Originally created 02/29/04

Business calendar



Thursday: Introduction to Government Contracting; three-hour seminar by the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 9 a.m.; addresses the federal registration process, finding federal government procurement opportunities and marketing to federal agencies; 737-1414.

Thursday: Creativity Run Amuck: a survey of Super Bowl advertising; sponsored by the Augusta Advertising Federation; The Clubhouse, Washington Road; noon; speaker Bonnie Drewnian; www.augustaadfed.com/rsvp.html for reservations.

Thursday: Starting Your Own Business; two-hour seminar; sponsored by University of Georgia, Small Business Development Center Network; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.

UPCOMING

March 9: Smart Marketing; two-hour seminar on getting results; Small Business Development Center Network; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.

March 9: Effective Safety Program; monthly meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Augusta chapter; Augusta Technical College, CADTEC Building 600, Room 612; 5:30 p.m.; speaker Wilder H. Allen discusses the key to VPP approval; $5, dinner; 790-6550.

March 11: Women's Business Forum; a seminar on women-owned businesses; sponsored by the Small Business Development Center Network; Augusta State University, Galloway Hall; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; various speakers address business planning, networking and more; $20 includes a box lunch.

March 11: Writing a Business Plan; a two-hour seminar on why a business plan is critical to success; sponsored by University of Georgia Business Outreach Services, Small Business Development Center Network; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30 p.m.; $35, 737-1790.

March 30: Myths and Realities of Minority Financing; a three-hour seminar; Small Business Development Center Network; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 10 a.m.; $25, includes continental breakfast and lunch; pre-registration required, 737-1790.

May 17: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce fourth annual Golf Classic; presented by First Bank of Georgia; sponsorships available; call Margaret Taylor at 821-1312.

ONGOING

  • Keller Williams Realty; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real-estate career; The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; for schedule, call Mary or Faye, 868-3772.
  • Augusta Residential Network Club, group of noncompeting business people who deal with residential customers on a daily basis, 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; for details, call Heath Jefferson at (706) 267-2228.
  • 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 (478) 553-0225.
  • 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.