Tuesday: Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union free home buying seminar, 6:30 p.m., Pinnacle Club; business casual attire required; guest speaker Elaine Rice from Blanchard and Calhoun; light refreshments will be served; call Cathy Gilbert at 796-8140, ext. 143.
Tuesday: Retirement and estate planning, free Edward Jones seminar featuring Aubrey Rhodes of Rhodes & Enoch;
Wednesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce A.M. Connection, 7:15-8:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; guest speaker, Larry Warren of the U.S. Department of Labor Energy Employees Compensation Resource Center; $8 members with reservations, non-members $15
Thursday: Augusta Ad Fed Meeting, noon, The Clubhouse; Greg Ingram, senior marketing manager for Chick-fil-A Inc. will present "How a Chicken Restaurant Company got into the Cow Business."
Thursday: Business Basics Workshop by the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken; 9 a.m.-noon; Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $25; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 641-3646.
Thursday: QuickBooks Pro Workshop by Reka F. Mosteller, area manager of the Aiken Small Business Development Center and CPA David M. Snyder; 6-9 p.m. both days; University of South Carolina Aiken, Room 238E, Business & Education Building; $150, payable at the door; registration required; call (803) 641-3646 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday: "Plan On It" Holiday Open House; free progam on estate planning, long term care, asset allocation and Federal employee benefits; 6-8:30 p.m.; Belair Conference Center, 4081 South Belair Road, includes light refreshments; call (706) 860-2488.
Thursday: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce luncheon; "The Best Speaker You've Never Heard Of," presentation by Scott Burton; 11:30 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavillion; $20; call Terra Carroll for registration and information at 860-4735 or tcarroll@columbiacounty chamber.com
Dec. 6: Augusta Metro Chamber Pre-Legislative Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; call Scott MacGregor at 821-1300.
Dec. 6: Executive Security Survival Breakfast; free seminar on what executives need to know to stay secure; 8-10 a.m., T-Bonz Banquet Hall; 2860 Washington Road; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 7: North Augusta Chamber ABC Connection, "Fraud Prevention for Your Business," noon at chamber office; bring lunch, dessert and beverage provided; call chamber to reserve a spot.
Dec. 8: QuickBooks Pro Workshop by Reka F. Mosteller, area manager of the Aiken Small Business Development Center and CPA David M. Snyder; 6-9 p.m. both days; University of South Carolina Aiken, Room 238E, Business & Education Building; $150, payable at the door; registration required; call (803) 641-3646 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dec. 13: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Not Just Coffee;s speaker Betty Ashley of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the CSRA; 7:30 a.m.; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road; free for members, nonmembers $10
Dec. 13: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business: 11: 30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; speaker Rosie Messer, president of Brandon Wilde Lifecare Retirement Community; $14 members pre-register, $17 members at door; $20 nonmembers; RSVP to Janna Crane at (706) 821-1315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 15: Augusta Metro Chamber Busienss After Hours, 5:30 p.m. historic Bon Air Terrace Ballroom, across from Partridge Inn; $12 members; $15 nonmembers.
Jan. 23: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 6 p.m.; a highlight of achievements in 2005 and introduction of goals for 2006; $35 members; $50 nonmembers; contact Terra Carroll at (706) 860-4735 or email@example.com.
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.
Preparation course for PHR/SPHR human resources certification; Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resource Management; $25 members, $50 nonmembers; Augusta State University; contact Dalton Brannen at (706) 667-4524 or visit www.augusta-aikenshrm.org.
Instructor-led online courses; Augusta State University Education to Go program; call 736-1636 for schedule or go to www.ced.aug.edu and click on "courses."
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.
The NoonTime Network-ers, 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 meetings; 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; call Charles Scavullo Sr. at (706) 737-9177.
The Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Networking International meets every Tuesday at 11:30 at T-Bonz Banquet Hall at 2860 Washington Road; non competing professionals whose purpose is to exchange business referrals; current opening for a computer repair technician; call Debbie at 364-6612
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.
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.
Business Network International; visit us to learn how BNI can help you grow your business!; Wednesdays, 7 a.m., 4132 Madeline Drive, Augusta; No Cost; call Doug McCafferty, 860-2488.
Georgia-Carolina Investment Club is looking for members. If you are interested in real estate investing, call Bert Ellis for details at (803) 645-7883.
Business Network International Pro-Active Professionals chapter; meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Cleveland & Anderson CPAs on Davis Road; call Angela Brock at 868-5916 for details.
Business Network International First Things First chapter; meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Cleveland & Anderson CPAs on Davis Road; call Adam Williams at 868-5916 for details.
The Entrepreneur's Source, an international network of self-employment coaches who work with individuals and companies looking for opportunities for business ownership and expansion; call Angela Payne at 868-9420.
Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, (706) 860-8313, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
Microsoft Office User Specialist tests; MCSE, A+, N+, and I-NET+; Savannah River College; call Shannon Thomas at (706) 738-5046.
In-store training and certification classes for home and office software; PRONET Computer Stores; call 855-9070.
Microsoft Small Business Server; install-it-yourself workshop for small-business owners by Network Consultants; $99, visit augustasoftwaretraining.com for details.
Work From Home; one-hour seminar on being your own boss; The Guest House Inn; Tuesdays; 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.
Free financial retirement seminar to develop your "Plan B." Call (706) 798-7626 or (706) 414-7313.
How to get started in Real Estate; Sherman and Hemstreet GMAC. Call Tom Horner at (706) 738- 6641.
Online workshop "How To Start A Successful Internet Business" by Brown Horizons titled. Go to www.brownhorizonspublishing.com and click on "How To Start A Successful Internet Business" or call (706) 729-9666.
Careers in financial planning presentation, First Command Financial Planning, 4132 Madeline Drive, Augusta; call (706) 860-2488 for details.
The Business Calendar is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information by noon Tuesday. Fill out our online form at www.augustachronicle.com/business/onthemove or send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403.