Originally created 10/03/04

Business calendar



  • 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 738-8822.
  • Monday: Customer Service Seminars; three-part lunch series presented by Augusta Technical College and Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 600 Broad St.; Part I, Key Insights into Customer Service and Sales; Part II, Implementing Exceptional Service and Sales Processes, November 1; Part III, Keys to Ongoing Customer Service and Success, December 6. $99 for chamber members, $129 for nonmembers. Call Deborah Miller at 771-5702 or e-mail dmiller@augustatech.edu to register.
  • Tuesday: Fort Gordon Job Fair 2004; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Army Reserve Center, located on post at the intersection of 15th Street and Lane Avenue; more than 60 employers will take part; free and open to the public; for more information call (706) 791-7333 or (706) 791-3579.
  • tuesday: Not Just Coffee, bi monthly Columbia County Chamber of Commerce breakfast; speakersMaj.sGen. Janet Hicks will discuss Fort Gordon and the CSRA: A Community of One; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road; reservations required; contact Terra at 651-0018.
  • tuesday: Starting Your Own Business, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; course gives would-be entrepreneurs a brief overview of self-employment; $35, call 737-1790.
  • thursday: Smart Marketing, Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road,
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.; an overview of the marketing elements that all businesses use for success; $35, call 737-1790.

    UPCOMING

  • Oct. 13: Business Financial Management Workshop, University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center, practical tools and techniques to increase profits and reduce costs; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken Administration Building, Room 106; $50, registration required by Oct. 11.
  • E-mail sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.

  • Oct. 14: Greater Augusta Chapter for American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants; Dye's Southern Grill, interested registered nurses call Jennifer Joiner, (706) 318-3296.
  • Oct. 14: Business After Hours, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce networking event, Imperial Theater, 5:30 p.m.; $12 at the door.
  • Oct. 23: Grant Writing Class, sponsored by JLJ Resources Inc.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; to register, call (706) 210-2547.
  • Oct. 25, 26: Skill Building for Front Line Supervisors, training will focus on experiential learning of basic supervisory/managerial skills; presented by Nancy Grunnet, of First Sun Solutions; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $95 cost includes lunch; Aiken Chamber of Commerce Building, 1121 Richland Avenue East in Aiken; call Amanda Day at (800) 968-8143.
  • Oct. 26: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce 2004 Women In Business Signature Event; keynote speaker Dan Thurmon, Maintaining Your Balance in an Off-Balance World; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Tables of 10 available for $350 for members and $450 for non members. Individual tickets are $40 for members and $50 for non members. Call the chamber at 821-1300 for tickets today.
  • Oct. 27: Federal Resource Group for Small Business, A Navigational Tool for the Small Business Owner; meet representatives from several federal agencies and pick up ideas about how the federal government can help your business; free;sregistration is required; 9 a.m. to
  • 1 p.m.; Augusta State University's Galloway Hall; 737-1790.

  • Oct. 28: Internal Revenue Service e-file tax practitioner seminar; enrolled agents and certified public accountants can earn continuing professional education credits for attending; Augusta Technical College,
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free, but admission limited to first 100 registrants, to register, e-mail your name, address and phone/fax number to sbse-tec.area3@irs.gov.

  • May 8: 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.; Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road; $35, 737-1790.
  • ONGOING

  • Free help for small- business owners and entrepreneurs, Service Corps of Retired Executives, a nonprofit volunteer counseling organization, call (706) 793-9998 in Augusta or (803) 641-1111 in Aiken for an appointment.
  • 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.
  • The Business Calendar is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information by noon Tuesday. 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.