Originally created 01/22/06

Business calendar



This week

  • 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 tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.
  • 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
  • 860-2488.

  • 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 paula.kitchens@augustametrofcu.org; 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
  • 869-9023 or go to www.gcn.org.

  • 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 sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.
  • Upcoming

  • 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
  • 869-9023 or go to www.gcn.org.

  • 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
  • 869-9023 or go to www.gcn.org.

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.