Originally created 10/31/04

Business calendar


  • Thursday and Nov. 11, 18: APICS CSRA chapter presents the Master Planning of Resources CPIM Review course; contact Tianna Marynell at (478) 553-0225.
  • Thursday: Financial Management and Budgeting, a course for nonprofit managers and board members, presented by certified public accountants Anne Marie Scully and Neil T. Harkins; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Augusta Museum of History, Classroom No. 1; Georgia Center for Nonprofits members $50, others $65; register at www.gcn.org. or contact Diana Morris at 869-9023.

  • Nov. 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.
  • Nov. 8: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce networking event, Jim Whitehead Tire & Auto, 4432 Washington Road, no cost, but R.S.V.P. at 651-0018.
  • Nov. 11: Junior Acheivement CSRA Business Hall of Fame Awards ceremony; 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; black tie; table of 10 $1,000 or individual seats for $100, tax deductible; 722-8345.
  • Nov. 10: Small Business Expo; one-day exposition showcasing the best of the Augusta-Aiken area's business community; more than 70 businesses displaying their products and services; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.
  • Nov. 18: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Pre Legislative Breakfast; Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road; Sponsor: First National Bank & Trust.; speakers: Columbia County Elected Officials; R.S.V.P. at 651-0018.

  • 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.
  • In-store training and certification classes for home and office software; PRONET Computer Stores; call 855-9070 for fall class schedules.
  • The "Referrals at Breakfast" meeting of Business Network International, every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Marriott Courtyard on Stevens Creek Road. Call Wesley Ott at (706) 832-2848 for more information.
  • The Entrepreneur's Source, an international network of self-employment coaches who work with individuals and companies looking for successful opportunities for business ownership and expansion. For more information, call Jon Payne at 868-9127.
  • 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; call Heath Jefferson at (706) 267-2228.
  • Online computer certification courses delivered via Internet; Augusta State University/Education to Go; courses include Novell IntranetWare, Microsoft and Cisco CCNA; 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.
  • The NoonTime Networkers, area chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Club House on Washington Road.
  • Free financial retirement seminar to develop your "Plan B." Call (706) 798-7626 or (706) 414-7313.
  • The Business Calendar is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information 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.


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