Day planner

THIS WEEK

- Monday and March 31: Two-Day ServeSafe Certification Class; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 1944 Walton Way; $150 per person; advanced payment and registration required; contact Julie Squier at (706) 833-7677.

- Tuesday: Expertise from Entrepreneurs; forum giving participants the opportunity to interact with local successful small business owners and learn first hand what it takes to run and grow a successful business; 6 p.m.; $49; Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call (706) 737-1790.

- Tuesday: Entrepreneur Development Certificate Program; 6 p.m.; $210; Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call (706) 737-1790.

- Wednesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce AM Connection; featured speaker Stan Byrdy, local sportscaster and author of The Augusta National Golf Club: Alister MacKenzie's Masterpiece; North Augusta Community Center, 7:15 a.m.; $10 members, $15 nonmembers; reserve seat by calling (803) 279-2323.

- Wednesday: QuickBooks 2007 hands-on computer lab series; upon completion, a Small Business Development Center business consultant will help you implement the accounting software into your small business; Augusta Technical College, Building 600, Room 653; 9 a.m.; $200; register with the Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; at (706) 737-1790.

- Wednesday: Practical Marketing Workshop; hands-on training for market research and marketing plan development, including census data analysis; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $60 payable at door in cash, check or credit card; contact sbdc@usca.edu or (803) 641-3646 to register.

- Thursday-Sunday: Hometown Boat Show; show featuring Hayes Marine, Augusta Marine and Lincolnton Marine; 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.; West Town Market Square (Kmart shopping center) Martinez, free; contact Travis Hayes at (706) 541-9111.

- Thursday: CSRA Section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International; monthly dinner meeting with keynote speaker Fred Humes of the Aiken/Edgefield Economic Development Partnership on Aiken County's Leadership in Hydrogen Technology; 5:45-8 p.m., North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive, North Augusta; $15; registration required; contact David Larsen at (803) 208-0815 or aaceicsra.org@gmail.com.

- Friday: Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resource Management monthly meeting; Helping Employees Cope with Stress, presented by Kevin Sharpe, director of the Center for Body-Mind Therapy, approved for 1.0 HRCI credits; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th Street; $15, includes breakfast and parking; contact Jeri Farley, jfarley@augustaeye.com.

UPCOMING

- April 3: Third Annual Rocky Creek Springfest; Augusta Technical College Quad/Courtyard; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; featuring south Augusta businesses, organizations and food vendors; go to www.rockycreekspringfest.com or call (706) 798-6211 for sponsorship opportunities.

- April 5: Life Laundry; make massive amounts of change in a short amount of time; event focuses on revelation; the discovery of the belief systems; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 8:15 a.m. 5 p.m.; $189 per person; register online at web.mac.com/tmdunbar or call (678) 459-7172.

- April 15: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon; Eating Health Food in a Hurry by Dr. Warren Karp, MCGHealth; 11:30 a.m. registration; noon lunch and program, Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites; $20 members; $25 nonmembers; register at www.augustagausa.com.

- April 19: April Showers; Mommy & Me Expo; 11 a.m., Aiken County Recreation & Parks Department, Aiken-Augusta Highway, Graniteville, S.C.; free; contact daphne.ali@ mommyperks.com.

- April 28: Inaugural Better Business Bureau Integrity Golf Classic; four-man scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start; sponsorship opportunities available; call (706) 210-7676, (800) 763-4222, Ext. 9 or e-mail kchambliss@csra.bbb.org.

- May 12: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce 8th Annual Golf Classic; 11:30 a.m. registration; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; Gordon Lakes Golf Course; chamber members $125 per player/$450 team of 4; nonmembers $150 per player/$550 team of 4; register online at www.augustagausa.com or call Terra Carroll at (706) 821-1318.

ONGOING

- Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; SCORE Associates, a nonprofit volunteer organization; call (706) 793-9998 in Augusta, (803) 641-1111 in Aiken and (803) 279-2323 in North Augusta for an appointment.

- Free and low-cost classes and seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners; University of Georgia Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call (706) 737-1790

- Introduction to e-mail; free computer course, Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.; Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Job Searching on the Web; free computer course, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Keyboarding; free computer course; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9 a.m.; Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Home Buyer Workshops; Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America; Saturdays, free; sign up at www.naca.com or call (706) 855-7464 or (888) 302-NACA.

- How to Find Grant Funding for Your Nonprofit; Learn how to research and identify grants using the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' Foundation Online Directory tool; Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., 630 Ellis St., free, register by calling Delores Hughes at (706) 826-1493 or online at www.gcn.org.

- United Way Helpline; dial 211 to speak with a specialist who can help you with information and referrals to day care providers, free back-to-school supplies, senior citizen programs, rent and utility assistance programs, food pantries, housing, prescription assistance and more; 24 hours a day, seven days a week; out of area residents can call toll free (877) 292-5211; some mobile phone callers may need to call (706) 826-1495.

- Instructor-led online courses; Augusta State University Education to Go program; call (706) 736-1636 for schedule or go to www.ced.aug.edu and click on "courses."

- Personal financial pitfalls for seniors; AARP Georgia seminar demonstrating how consumers can protect their assets from financial fraud and marketplace abuses; call the CSRA Area Agency on Aging at (706) 210-2000 or (888) 922-4464.

- The NoonTime Networkers, area chapter of Business Network International; meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m., T-Bonz Banquet Hall, 2858 Washington Road; contact Angela Brock at angi@csrabni.com or (706) 288-2800.

- The Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Network International meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral, Bobby Jones Expressway; contact John Raborn at john@csrabni.com or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International AikeNet Works! chapter; lunch on Thursdays; contact Dena Thomas at dena@csrabni.com or (803) 867-9190.

- The Referrals at Breakfast meeting of Business Network International, Thursdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; call Chuck Ellison at (706) 294-5502.

- Business Network International Referrals & More chapter; Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Just Fresh on Furys Ferry Road; contact Sean Kelly at sean@csrabni.com or (706) 556-1933.

- Augusta Business Development Club, referral group of noncompeting business people; 7:15 a.m., Tuesdays, The Partridge Inn, Walton Way; free; contact Stuart Rayburn at (706) 737-0050.

- 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 (706) 868-5916 for details.

- Business Network International First Things First chapter; meets for breakfast Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; contact John Raborn at john@csrabni.com or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International BNI2 chapter; lunch Thursday at The Clubhouse; contact Dennis Lam at dennis@csrabni.com or (706) 726-1446.

- North Augusta Networkers; Business Network International group; Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; contact Karen Claeys at karen@csrabni.com or (706) 731-8415.

- Business Network International Referrals at Work chapter; meets Wednesdays for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Baird & Co.; contact John Raborn at john@csrabni.com or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International Business & Breakfast chapter; Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; contact Dennis Lam at dennis@csrabni.com or (706) 722-0000, extension 232.

- President's Club; reinforcement of sales training systems for business owners, sales representatives and managers; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., 699 Broad St., Suite 1001; call (706) 432-0040.

- Word of Mouth Network, group seeks 200 entrepreneurs and businesspeople for a referral network; call Richard Banks at (706) 736-5020 for an e-mail providing a concise overview.

- 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.

- President's Club & Foundations Classes; ongoing reinforcement of Sandler Training for business owners, managers, and serious sales representatives; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Sandler Sales Institute, Wachovia Building, 699 Broad St.; (706) 432-0040

- Income Opportunities in real estate, mortgages and investment services; Thursdays, 7 p.m., Clarion Suites 3038 Washington Road; free; call to reserve seats, (706) 564-5885.

- Georgia Real Estate Investors Association; education on the topic of real estate investing for newcomers and the experienced; 7 p.m., second Thursday each month; Columbia County Library Performing Arts Center; $5 members; $10 nonmembers; call Debbie at (706) 364-6612.

- Hands-On Computer Training: programs on Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and more; morning, afternoon and evening classes; Marketable Skills Training Center, 2321 Peach Orchard Road, Suite E; $120 per six weeks, per class; call Gwen Watts at (706) 729-0941.

- Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway; call (706) 860-8313.

- Prometric Testing Center: MCSA, MCSE, MCP, and CompTIA exams as well as Microsoft Office Specialist exams; Located at Savannah River College; contact Amy Barnett at (706) 738-5046.

- 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.

- Construction management; learn the process and potential risks before hiring a contractor for commercial construction project; PCM Construction Consultants; pcmgtgroup@comcast.net or (706) 373-0585.

- Global Career Development Facilitator Training class leading to National Career Development Association certification; The Pritchard Group Inc.; classes will be held in Augusta; pre-registration required as space is limited; call Dr. Constance J. Pritchard at (706) 627-3540 or email cdftraining@pritchardgroup.com.

- Keller Williams Realty; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real estate career; The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; call (706) 868-3772.

- How to get started in real estate; Sherman and Hemstreet GMAC; call Tom Horner at (706) 738-6641.

- Marketable Skills Training Center; hands-on software training for Microsoft Office and other applications; 2321 Peach Orchard Road, Suite E; weekday daytime and evening classes available; contact Gwen Watts at gwatts32@comcast.net or (706) 729-0941 or 790-4253.

- Business Opportunity: free seminar for people who have considered being their own boss; Thursdays at Ryan's Steakhouse; call Gail Amstutz at (706) 790-8771 for times and individual appointments.

- Help Others and Work from Home; free one-hour information and Q & A session; Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., call Arlene at (706) 364-2373.

- Homeownership Accelerator Workshop; learn how to pay off your home much faster without any changes in payments; Thursdays 6:30 p.m., Clarion Suites, 3038 Washington Road; free; call to reserve seats (706) 564-5885.

- Trading Connections is seeking members interested in learning how to profit from short term trading with stocks or options; contact Jay Brooks at (706) 830-2752 or jsb4079@knology.net.

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