Originally created 02/05/06

Business calendar



THIS WEEK

- Tuesday: Smart Marketing; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center seminar; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40; call 737-1790.

- Tuesday: Augusta State University Employer Expo, career fair featuring more than 50 employers, ranging from local television stations to the Internal Revenue Service; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ASU Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road, attendees are urged to dress professionally and bring copies of their rsum; go to www.aug.edu/career_center for a list of participating employers or call 737-1604.

- Thursday: Transforming Board Members into Successful Fund Raisers, 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.

- Thursday: Writing A Business Plan; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center seminar; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40; call 737-1790.

- Thursday: Greater Augusta Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants meeting; guest John Keeley will speak on "Basics of Medical Record Review," Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, 5 p.m., call Ruby at 792-0621 or Lessie at 860-1106.

- Thursday: Augusta State University Employer Expo, career fair featuring more than 50 employers, ranging from local television stations to the Internal Revenue Service; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ASU Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road, attendees are urged to dress professionally and bring copies of their rsums; go to www.aug.edu/career_center for a list of participating employers or call 737-1604.

- Friday: Augusta State University Educator Expo, career fair for those pursuing a career in education, featuring representatives from school systems throughout Georgia and South Carolina; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ASU Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road, attendees are urged to dress professionally and bring copies of their rsums; go to www.aug.edu/career_center for a list of participating employers or call 737-1604.

UPCOMING

- Feb. 13: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's 98th annual Meeting; guest speaker Craig Lesser, head of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $45 per person; corporate table of 10, $425; for information and R.S.V.P., call Erin Flanagan-Winch at 821-1300.

l Feb. 14: Aiken Chamber of Commerce customer service seminar; presentation on producing measurable bottom line impacts through improved customer service; 8 a.m., chamber offices; free for members; R.S.V.P. to Amy Tibstra at (803) 641-1111.

- Feb. 16: OSHA: Regulation Updates and Recordkeeping for 2006; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center seminar; 9 a.m. to noon session will cover regulations changes, 1-4 p.m. session will cover recordkeeping requirements; free but registration required; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call 737-1790.

l Feb. 18: Journey to Financial Freedom, seminar by First Baptist Church of North Augusta; topics include debt management and avoidance; 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the church fellowship hall; $20 per person, free child care available by reservation; register by Feb. 13 by calling (803) 279-6370.

- Feb. 22: QuickBooks; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center seminar; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $175 includes breakfast and lunch; registration required; Augusta State University Galloway Hall, Room 215; call 737-1790.

- March 9, 16 and 23: APICS CSRA Chapter, three-day Execution and Control of Operations CPIM Review Course; for registration information, call Patti Lee at 868-3811.

- 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.

- April 27: Winning the War on Talent: Nonprofit Recruitment, Retention and More; seminar by Ryan Tucker ,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.

ONGOING

- Free help for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, SCORE Associates, 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 NoonTime Networkers, 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; noncompeting 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.

- 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 augustasoftware training.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. 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/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.



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