MONDAY: Financial Peace University; Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church; 6:30 p.m.; the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principals and small group accountability. Classes every Monday. To register contact Kris Key at (706) 738-8822.
TUESDAY: Women in Business; MCG Health System; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta: $17 at the door; parking sponsor: Spheiron; Women in Business - Who we are; contact Janna Crane at (706) 821-1306.
WEDNESDAY: TLC for VIPs; a two-hour telephone skills seminar; presented by Success Seminars and sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle; customer service and telemarketing expert Eileen Shenker offers tips on projecting a positive company image, handling complaints, listening effectively and building rapport; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.; $39; for more information, call Stacy Montoya at (706) 823-3476.
THURSDAY: Business After Hours; Augusta Inn & Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn West) on Claussen Road; sponsor: Augusta Inn & Conference Center; $12 at the door; 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Business After Hours; Augusta Inn & Conference Center on Claussen Road; 5:30 p.m.; host-sponsor: Augusta Inn and Conference Center; $12; tabletops are available for vendors for $75; call Janna Crane at (706) 821-1306 to reserve a seat.
THURSDAY: Marketing: What Works, What Doesn't and Why; a three-hour seminar on the secrets of marketing and advertising; presented by The Augusta Chronicle; speaker Dennis Creps discusses how to make getting business easier and more profitable; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; 9 a.m.; $39; call Stacy Montoya at (706) 823-3476.
THURSDAY: Dinner meeting; sponsored by Project Management Institute, Savannah River chapter; speaker/author Bill Stewart addresses great traits of project managers; Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center ; 6-8:30 p.m.; $25 for members and $30 for non-members; R.S.V.P. to Lee Carey at email@example.com.
FRIDAY: Breakfast meeting, Augusta-Aiken chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; 8:30-
9:15 a.m.; $15; to pre-register, call Connie Martin at (706) 481-7457.
SATURDAY: Free retirement planning seminar with speaker Mike Herrington from Herrington Financial Services; Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union's Waynesboro branch in the Wal-Mart shopping center; 6:30 p.m.; contact Cathy Gilbert at (706) 796-8140, ext. 33 ,or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 20; space is limited to 25 reservations.
AUG 25: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Summer Membership Meeting; Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center (formerly the Sheraton of Augusta Hotel); breakfast 8-9 a.m.; Tickets $20, corporate tables $160. Gen. Jan Hicks keynote speaker; registration 7:30 a.m.; call Janna Crane at (706) 821-1306.
AUG. 25: Quickbooks Pro 2004; Sonia Gowen leads this seminar on the accounting software; Serotta, Maddox, Evans and Co., CPAs; 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $195; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Melissa Canady at (706) 722-5337.
AUG. 25: Opening and running a successful business; University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center; Business & Education Building, Room 140; 9-11 a.m.; registration required; e-mail SBDC@usca.edu, call (803) 641-3646 or visit www.usca.edu/sbdc for information.
SEPT. 9: Basics of Supply Chain Management; a three-day review course sponsored by APICS, CSRA chapter; contact Tianna Marynell at 478-553-0225 or visit www.APICSCSRA.org.
SEPT. 16: 2004 North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Expo; Business After Hours Event; North Augusta Community Center; Expo Show 3-7 p.m. and Business After Hours Event 5-7 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS: Augusta Computer Group; Everything You Wanted to Know About Computers But Were Afraid to Ask; free; coffee and doughnuts provided; space limited; classes on Saturdays call (706) 364-7710.
Microsoft Small Business Server; install-it-yourself workshop for small-business owners by Network Consultants; $99, visit augustasoftwaretraining. com for dates and details.
Work From Home; one-hour seminar on being your own boss; The Guest House Inn; Tuesdays; for details, call (877) 821-5542.
Foreign Accent and Southern Accent Reduction; classes for improving business and professional skills; Snyder Speech Therapy Services; to register, call (706) 860-9385.
Seminar on construction management; learn the process and potential risks before hiring a contractor for commercial construction project; PCM Construction Consultants; (706) 373-0585.
Keller Williams Realty; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real-estate career; The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; call (706) 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; (706) 737-1636.
Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other business applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, (706) 860-8313, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
Microsoft Office User Specialist tests, Kerr Business College; $60; call Shannon Thomas at (706) 738-5046.
MCSE, A+, N+, and I-NET+; Kerr Business College; call Joe Adams at (706) 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 (706) 737-9177.
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