Monday through March 13: Computer Literacy 1; beginners course for Windows, Web browsing and basic word processing; Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $89; Augusta State University, call 737-1636 or go to www.ced.aug.edu and click on "courses" for more information.
Monday: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday: Health Center Credit Union Money Management Seminar; free program designed to help consumers do a personal financial audit and develop an action plan; 5-6 p.m.; MCG Auditoria building; small auditorium room; call Yvonne J. Hamilton at 721-2040 for more information.
Tuesday-Friday: Introduction to Mediation; four-day course addressing the mediation process by Georgia Southern University; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Wingate Inn, 4087 Belair Road; $895 registration covers all reference materials; register at http://ceps.
georgiasouthern.edu/conted or call (912) 681-5551.
Wednesday: Want to Grow Your Business?; BNI (Business Network International) Core planning group forming new chapter in the Martinez-Evans area; 7 a.m., Cutie Pies Gourmet Cafe, Publix Plaza, Evans; Free; R.S.V.P. to Doug McCafferty at
Wednesday: The Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area chapter monthly meeting; Managers Do Things Right; Leaders Do the Right Thing, by Tommy Spotts Jr., of SensibleLeadership organization; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., T-Bonz Catering & Banquet Hall, 2858 Washington Road; nonmembers $15; R.S.V.P. to Paula Kitchens at email@example.com; chapter meets the fourth Wednesday of each month; for information on our meetings and membership visit www.augustashrm.org.
Wednesday: Introduction to Government Contracting; free three-hour seminar by Georgia Institute of Technology with emphasis on understanding the federal registration process and marketing to federal, state, and local government agencies; 9 a.m., Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301 call 729-2076 for more information.
Thursday: Grant Writing Basics, seminar by Shana Chance, of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to noon.; Enterprise Mill Conference Room, Suite 125; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at
Thursday: CPIM Review Course by the APICS CSRA Chapter; contact Patti Lee at (706) 868-3811 for registration information.
Thursday: Opening and running a successful small business, seminar by Reka F. Mosteller, area manager of the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina-Aiken; 9 a.m. to noon; USC Nursing Building, Room 120; $25, includes resource guide and handouts; registration required, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 641-3646.
Feb. 9: Transforming Board Members into Successful Fundraisers, seminar by Karen Beavor, of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Conference Room, Suite 125; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at
March 16: The Fine Art of Event and Conference Management, seminar by Ann Howard Hittle, of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Starch Building; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at 869-9023 or go to www.gcn.org.
March 23: Show Me the Money! Strategies for Successful Fund Raising, seminar by Miranda Prineas Austin, of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Starch Building; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at
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.
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."
Word of Mouth Network, group seeks network of 200 noncompeting entrepreneurs and businesspeople to promote their businesses through the exchange of personal referrals; no dues or membership expenses; call Richard Banks (706) 736-5020.
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.
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
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.
Work From Home; one-hour seminar on being your own boss; The Guest House Inn; Tuesdays; call (877) 821-5542.
Seminar on construction management; learn the process and potential risks before hiring a contractor for commercial construction project; PCM Construction Consultants; (706) 373-0585.
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. Go to www.brownhorizons
publishing.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.