Originally created 04/02/04

Business briefs



Downtown group sponsors events

The Downtown Development Authority on Thursday agreed to two event sponsorships. During its regular monthly meeting, the group first approved a $1,000 donation to the Garden City Music Fest and then raised its previous donation of $2,500 to the Augusta Showcase to $5,000.

The authority will celebrate the unveiling of the new downtown clock at 11:30 today in the median of the 900 block of Broad Street.

Historian offers tour to visitors

Tourism officials announced Thursday they will offer two guided tours of Augusta during Masters Week that will take visitors through downtown and the historic Summerville section and include a stop at the Augusta Museum of History.

The tours, to promote Augusta as a tourist location to national and international visitors, will be led by local historian Ann McKnight, will run Tuesday and Thursday and will last from 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Administrator will speak to women

A deputy administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak next month at a women's business conference in Augusta.

Melanie R. Sabelhaus will be the keynote speaker at the Women's Leadership Conference, which will be May 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pinnacle Club at 699 Broad Street.

Nominated by President Bush for the agency post, Ms. Sabelhaus is the founder of a property rental and management company in the Washington area.

For more information on the National Center for Economic Development, Business & Technology Inc.-sponsored event, call 792-1427.