Name of event: Developments in Southeast Seattle Date and time: Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Place: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave...

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Name of event: Developments in Southeast Seattle

Date and time: Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S.,

Cost: $15 members $20 visitors

Event phone: 206-725-2010

Description: Local developers present updates about their projects in Southeast Seattle neighborhoods. Presenters: HAL Real Estate Investments, Harbor Properties, Othello Partners, Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, Urban Impact. RSVP by 9/2: mail@rainierchamber.com

Name of event: Seattle Webgrrls Networking Event

Date and time: Sept. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Westlake-Terry/4504-4506, 320 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, 4th floor

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.webgrrls.com/seattle-wa/

Description: Seattle Webgrrls is a chapter within Webgrrls International, an online and offline networking organization of professional business women focused on propelling their careers and businesses. For more information and to RSVP, please go to: http://www.webgrrls.com/seattle-wa/

Name of event: Thinking Tactics Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Holiday Inn Seattle Center, 211 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $325 ($25 off if registered by 8/25/08).

Web site: http://www.thinkingdirections.com/Seattle08.htm

Event phone: 212-972-9495

Description: Thinking Tactics helps managers, business owners, and other professionals to get more mileage out of their thinking time.

Name of event: Outsourcing Security to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

Date and time: Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Seattle University, Engineering Building, Room 304, 901 12th Ave., Seattle

Cost: Free for members of the Washington Technology Industry Association; nonmembers $20

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=752

Event phone: 206-448-3033, ext. 107

Description: This session will be presented by Kip Boyle, chief information security officer for Pemco Insurance; and Marc Menninger, Pemco’s security manager. Outsourcing any or all of your organization’s security functions can be a tough, but necessary business decision. The impacts of outsourcing even a “small” security function, however, are often far-reaching and can have negative consequences if not properly planned for.

Name of event: First Time on a Nonprofit Board? What You Need to Know

Date and time: Sept. 8, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Plaza 600 Building, Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: https://www.regonline.com/JPFirstTimeSept2008

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: Review a director’s legal responsibilities and learn your rights and obligations as a member of a charitable, educational or professional board. Enjoy the confidence of understanding your role and being prepared to take an active part in discussion.

Name of event: Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference

Date and time: Sept. 8-10

Place: Vancouver, Wash., Hilton Hotel

Cost: $240

Web site: www.micronbc.org

Event phone: 541-713-1331

Description: This fifth annual conference, presented by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and the Washington Technology Center, will focus on “Science, Networking and Commercialization for the Micro- and Nano-enabled Economy.” Join over 300 industry leaders, researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and tech transfer professionals to discuss the issues and opportunities inherent in commercializing small tech innovation. Register at: www.micronbc.org

Name of event: Getting Started with Constant Contact

Date and time: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-noon.

Place: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.constantcontact.com/regional/events.jsp?template=day&trumbaEmbed=date%3D20080909

Description: This workshop will help you quickly and easily master the entire Constant Contact system. You’ll learn how to set up account options, add sign-up boxes to your Web site and e-mails, load a list, build a campaign, and brand your e-mail to match Web sites and logos. You’ll also learn how to develop content, get your e-mail opened, and track results.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 9, 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Harbor Club Bellevue: 777 108th Ave. N.E., 25th floor, Bellevue

Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: A structured and effective Eastside networking event.

Name of event: Washington Venture Financing: An Inside View — WTIA Urban Leadership Series

Date and time: Sept. 9, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: World Trade Center, 4th floor, Suite 410, 2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle

Cost: Members $25; nonmember: $45

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=754

Event phone: 206-448-3033, ext. 107

Description: Want an inside look at the state of the local venture capital market? Interested in hearing what VCs look for as they evaluate companies to invest in? Want to pick the brain of some local venture capitalists? Then join your peers for breakfast as we launch the WTIA Urban Leadership Series with a “State of the State” on the venture capital industry in Washington. Ken Myer, President and CEO, WTIA, will moderate a discussion with VC and industry analysts.

Name of event: Faces of Sustainable Business

Date and time: Sept. 9, 7:30 a.m.

Place: Master Builders Assocation

Cost: $35

Web site: www.sustainableseptember.org

Description: The kickoff breakfast showcases leadership in the green business arena from various industry sectors. A moderator and panel discussion followed by a question-and-answer session.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Entreprenuerial Mindset

Date and time: Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: http://http://www.the-btc.com/”>www.the-btc.com

Description: Edmonds Community College’s Small Business Development Center presents an eight-week workshop series in the essentials of business management, 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29. It begins with Entrepreneurial Mindset-Leadership. Discuss Michael Gerber’s Entrepreneurial Myth Revisited and outline a one-page business and marketing plan with Maria Marsala, founder of Elevating Your Business.

Name of event: Sunset Over Summer — WTIA Networking Event

Date and time: Sept. 10, 5-8 p.m.

Place: Terrace Garden, Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle

Cost: Members: $20 (on-site only)

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=753

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: Join members of the Washington Technology Industry Association at Terrace Garden (Red Lion Hotel) in downtown Seattle. Feel free to invite your friends, laid-back co-workers and cool bosses. This is a great opportunity to connect and grow with Washington’s technology leaders and professionals. Our charitable partner for this event is Art with a Heart.

Name of event: Semi-Private Presentation Skills Group Coaching

Date and time: Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 6 consecutive Wednesdays; choose either 1:30-4 p.m., or 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Amli conference room, 10001 N.E. 1st St., Bellevue

Cost: $475

Web site: http://www.pamelaziemann.com

Event phone: 425-223-0123

Description: Discover a process to intuitively say what matters most with anyone, anytime. Learn a five-step technique for answering tough questions in the moment. Use your voice in a way that opens possibilities to attract more clients or move up the corporate ladder. This semiprivate coaching session is limited to six participants who agree to support each other in a nonjudgmental environment to bring out the best in everyone. Tap into the power of your unique experiences and stories to build trust and rapport. This coaching is the fast track to getting over nervousness and building confidence.

Name of event: Change How You Look at Integration and Create Real ROI

Date and time: Sept. 10, 11 a.m.

Place: Morton’s Steak House, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.informationbuilders.com

Event phone: 206-624-9055

Description: SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) isn’t just a technical project anymore: It’s the center of strategic board room discussions because so many business initiatives drive integration requirements. This means you have to understand how it helps reduce the time-to-market for: globalization, mergers and acquisitions, and privatization; improving supply chain efficiencies; enhancing customer and business partner relationships; turning innovation into profit; and regulatory compliance

Name of event: Building a Business Plan Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle

Cost: $85

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Use your marketing and financial data to build a fact-based business plan. Successful businesses are built on well-researched plans developed by the owner. Learn proven techniques to generate sales and a positive cash flow. A strong plan is a great tool for involving investors and lenders.

Name of event: Building a Business Plan Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle

Cost: $85; $75 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206 553 7320

Description: A well-written business plan is your blueprint for success.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: Sept. 10-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,500

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Are you looking for techniques to grow your successful Agile projects into an Agile program? Do you know what your next steps are on the Agile Maturity Scale? In this two-day course you will learn practices to help you grow your Agile teams into successful Agile programs, enabling you to take on more complex challenges while staying true to the Agile values and practices that you used in the Agile projects.

Name of event: Voice and Communication Skills Improvement Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, noon-1 p.m.

Place: 5 Focus, 1009 Eighth Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $220.

Web site: http://www.brain-voice.com

Description: Anna Bernstein of The Brain-Voice Connection (formerly Speaking Matters) offers voice and communication skills improvement classes. Each class runs for 4 consecutive weeks.

Name of event: Building Blocks for Success: Check List to Get You Started

Date and time: Sept. 11

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave. N.E., Suite F&G, Seattle

Cost: $25 chamber members; $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: First in a series of workshops that get new business owners going. Discounts apply for full-series registration.

Name of event: NIRI Seattle Chapter Meeting: Trading Trends in a Volatile Economy

Date and time: Sept. 11, 11:45 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: FEI member $37, NIRI Members $37, Non-Members $50

Web site: http://www.niriseattle.org/ Event phone: 206-622-7900

Description: NIRI Seattle and Financial Executives International (FEI) present economist, Frank Hatheway, who serves as chief economist with the Nasdaq Stock Market, who will review the significant events that will affect the domestic equity markets over the next year, such as the U.S. elections, the credit crunch, bank bailouts and the value of the dollar.

Name of event: Women’s Business Exchange Breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 11, 7 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: The Women’s Business Exchange’s monthly breakfast this month features: Edie Hilliard — First Things First: Getting on the List. Join us as Edie Hilliard shares what she has learned about getting on the list, from guiding the Delilah radio show to national acclaim and popularity, to the founding (and later selling) of a software company, to her recent teaming with colleagues Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda to start a women-oriented talk radio network.

Name of event: Seattle SHRM Chapter Meeting and Breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 11, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle

Cost: Seattle SHRM member $30, nonmember $40, student $15 (price includes breakfast)

Web site: http://www.shrm-seattle.com

Event phone: 206-575-0557

Description: Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington Best Workplaces Second Annual Winners Panel

Name of event: Publici-Tea Half-Day Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 12, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Place: The Village Bellevue, 121 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: $297 — Includes the Media-Savvy-to-Go Publicity Toolkit.

Web site: www.publici-tea.com

Event phone: 425-641-5214

Description: Publicist Nancy Juetten will hold the Publici-Tea Half-Day Workshop on Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Blogging Expert Betsy Talbot is on the agenda to talk about how to use blogs to build relationships and buzz for your business.

Name of event: Fundraising and Grant Writing for Nonprofits

Date and time: Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Room #3, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park

Cost: $79

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Non_Profit.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising and the role grants play in your overall funding plan. Get information about how the process works, which funding sources are the right ones for you, and how to make your proposal more compelling and competitive.

Name of event: Valuation of Early-Stage Technologies

Date and time: Sept. 15, 1:30-5 p.m.

Place: Woodcock Washburn, 999 Third Ave., Suite 3600, Seattle

Cost: $465 members, $595 nonmembers

Web site: http://www.bdacademy.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=37

Event phone: 609-919-1895 ext. 100

Description: This seminar will unveil the application of the Competitive Advantage Valuation (CAV) method of valuing embryonic technologies and patents. Competitive Advantage Valuation is a method of determining the value of technologies before they reach the market as well as before they generate revenues from licensing.

Name of event: How to Get Your Fees, Earn What You Are Worth and Stop Underselling Yourself

Date and time: Sept 16, 7-8 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free for Washington CASH members; $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Mikelann Valterra, director of The Women’s Earning Institute, will offer insight on how to get what you are worth as a business owner.

Name of event: Northwest Stocks

Date and time: Sept. 16, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Union Square Boardroom, One Union Square, 600 University St., Seattle

Web site: http://roadshow.smeadcap.com

Event phone: 877-701-2883

Description: William Smead, chief investment officer of Smead Capital Management, will speak about a handful of the publicly traded companies in the Pacific Northwest, including what looks attractive based on Smead Capital Management’s “Eight Criteria” for picking investments. Lunch is included. RSVP online or by phone.

Name of event: WWEE 2008 Pierce County benefit breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Place: Hotel Murano, Tacoma

Web site: www.WWEE.org

Event phone: 253-590-0647

Description: Washington Women’s Employment & Education (WWEE) will host its 2008 Benefit Breakfast to recognize and celebrate the success achieved by WWEE graduates. At this fundraising event, breakfast guests will have the opportunity to hear WWEE graduate speakers share their personal stories of triumph over adversity. Reservations are required. Email: info@wwee.org

Name of event: Gold-Medal Product Launches: Coaching from the Pros

Date and time: Sept. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: The Product Management Consortium is convening a panel of marketing experts and executives who will review a selected product launch plan and provide their best advice and creative ideas to make the launch more successful. Plan to join the group and listen without being on the hot-seat yourself, or submit your product launch plan to admin at pmcnw.org by Aug. 29 to be the recipient of this input from Seattle-area marketing professionals. For more information or to register, visit www.pmcnw.org.

Name of event: The Future of Global Communications

Date and time: Sept. 17, 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue City Hall, Room 108

Cost: $75

Web site: http://www.buyusa.gov/seattle/futureict.html

Description: The Global Information and Communications Technology Team of the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, presents a view of the future of global communications, provided by representatives from the private sector and industry sector specialists from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sector specialists from a number of overseas locations will provide information about market opportunities in their respective countries.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Market Research

Date and time: Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Edmonds Community College’s Small Business Development Center presents an eight-week workshop series in the essentials of business management. This week learn about the influence of market research: marketing plan, market research, branding, positioning, pricing, and no cost tools for market research with Diane Brown and Roxanna Pandya of Sno-Isle Public Library.

Name of event: Building Blocks for Success: Vision Quest

Date and time: Sept. 18

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave. N.E., Suite F&G, Seattle.

Cost: $25 chamber members; $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Second in a four-part series to get new business owners off to the right start.

Name of event: AIA Seattle/ Northwest Home Open House

Date and time: Sept. 21, noon-3 p.m.

Place: 7212 Third Ave. NW, on Phinney Ridge

Cost: Free

Description: This home tour is part of a partnership between the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter (AIA Seattle) and Northwest Home magazine. This architect-designed home, selected by AIA Seattle and NWH, was featured in the magazine. For more information on the tour and the Open House program, visit nwhomemag.com or aiaseattle.org or call 206-448-4938.

Name of event: Project Management class

Date and time: Sept. 22-Dec. 11, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Mon.-Thurs.

Place: Edmonds Community College

Web site: http://mgmt.edcc.edu

Event phone: 425-640-1388

Description: Learn to work in a project team and create plans that identify the project scope, constraints, stakeholders and risks. This class counts toward a Project Management certificate.

Name of event: Microsoft Project online class

Date and time: Sept. 22-Dec. 11

Place: Online via Edmonds Community College

Web site: http://mgmt.edcc.edu

Event phone: 425-640-1388

Description: Learn to organize, schedule, manage and report projects using Microsoft Project. This class counts toward a Project Management certificate, which may be completed in less than a year.

Name of event: The Efficient & Smart Business in New Times Presented by X-BAR

Date and time: Sept. 23, 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Mutual Center, 1201 Third Ave., Seattle

Cost: $20

Web site: http://xbar.eventbrite.com

Event phone: 206-264-XBAR

Description: Our format is simple: give us four hours and we will give you tools and solutions that you can take back to your business and implement right away. This is a workshop style event where you come empty-handed and leave with an arsenal of tools to help your business.

Nme of event: Fundamentals of Jurassic Parliament

Date and time: Sept. 23, 9 a.m.

Place: Plaza 600 Building, Seattle

Cost: $99 regular/$129 late

Web site: www.regonline.com/JPFundamentalsSept2008

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: This workshop provides an introduction to the key elements of parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order for directors of corporations, nonprofits and public entities. Instructor is a registered parliamentarian.

Name of event: Green Collar Job and Education Symposium

Date and time: Sept. 23, 7:30-11 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Club

Cost: $70

Web site: www.sustainableseptember.org

Description: Forum begins with a breakfast featuring keynote speaker Gov. Christine Gregoire and industry leader David Allen, VP marketing, McKinstry. Breakout sessions with panelists from the industry and education sectors tackle issues on how green can transfer into jobs on the Eastside and how we can continue to build the green economy.

Name of event: Green from the Ground Up

Date and time: Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Club

Cost: $40

Web site: www.sustainableseptember.org

Description: Sustainable September and SMPS/Seattle (Society of Marketing Professional Services) presents a program on Green from the Ground Up, Integrated Green Design and New Jobs/Roles in A/E/C.

Name of event: Graphic Artists Guild Workshop Meeting

Date and time: Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Pyramid Ale House

Cost: $20-$40

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Lunch is included in this September workshop meeting. Also, a presentation on advertising law will be made by Gary Swearingen, an in-house attorney with Washington Mutual. He’ll discuss “Creation of Art for Advertising: How to Help Your Clients Avoid False Advertising and Other Challenges to Their Ads.”

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Business Law

Date and time: Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Your business and the law: Legal: business structure, risk management and human resource issues, learn how to choose the best business structure for your stage of business and manage risk and people.

Name of event: Eastside Annual Dinner

Date and time: Sept. 24, 5:15-8:45 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue

Cost: Corporate table: members $850, nonmembers $1,050. Individuals: $90 members, $110 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Connect with Eastside business and civic leaders at this annual gala, featuring keynote speaker Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

Name of event: The Pressure Paradox: Turning Visitors to Sales and Clicks to Cash

Date and time: Sept. 25, 4:30-6 p.m.

Place: Eben Design, Greenlake

Cost: Free for CEOs, managers and department heads

Web site: http://www.ebendesign.com

Event phone: 206-355-0313

Description: Why isn’t your Web site creating huge gains for your company? This workshop will share the secrets to optimizing Web sites that target your ideal clients, create connections and inspire them to take action. Howard Hale, in Creative Services at Eben Design, will help identify the missing link between your Web site, your visitors and sales.

Name of event: Cashing In on Web Services: The Display Ad Model and Beyond — WTIA Technology in Focus Series

Date and time: Sept. 25, 5-8 p.m.

Place: Westin Hotel, Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Cost: WTIA Member: $50 | WTIA Non-Member: $70 Web site: www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=755

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: While display advertising has been the preferred revenue engine for Web services, even destinations with millions of users like MySpace and Facebook have had difficulty achieving profitability with this approach. At the same time, advertising is not always welcomed by users of business-related applications. What are the emerging, successful revenue models that eschew display ads? Join the experts assembled by WTIA as we unlock the trends and innovations in monetizing web services.

Name of event: Bringing Value to the Owner through Sustainable Design & Construction

Date and time: Sept. 25, 7:15-9 a.m.

Place: The Rainier Club

Cost: $40 member, $45 nonmember

Web site: dbianwc.org

Event phone: 206-491-1148

Description: The University of California Irvine broke ground in December for a $40.5 million, 65,000-square-foot educational building to be the hub of all educational activities for the more than 400 U.C. Irvine medical students. The program will focus on the “new thinking” that was needed by the design-build team. This new thinking paradigm aided them in the integration of design-build and sustainability ideas that generated substantial benefits because the completed project enhanced the building’s design and operating efficiency.

Name of event: Building Blocks for Success: Customer Relations

Date and time: Sept. 25, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave N.E., Suite F&G, Seattle.

Cost: $25 chamber members, $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Third in a four-part series that gets new business owners off to the right start.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: Yarrow Bay Office Park

Cost: $425

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_09_25_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training offers this hands-on workshop in planning, writing and editing business documents. The course provides strategies, tools and practice to enhance your skills as a business communicator. In class you will write, edit and develop skills and techniques to apply successfully to any message. Take-away tools include a 90-page manual, templates, booklets and other job aids.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber September Business After Hours

Date and time: Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Arthur Murray Dance School, 800 118th Ave. N.E., Suite C, Bellevue

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Make business connections at this after-work, networking focused event.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: The New Way to Sell

Date and time: Oct. 1, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Web site development, selling, customer relationship management, social media, search engine optimization. Learn how to shape your sales messages and then spread the word using low and no-cost tools with Robbin Block, of BlockBeta Marketing.

Name of event: Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner 2008

Date and time: Oct. 1, 6 p.m.

Place: Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Cost: $300 for an individual ticket. Tables are available.

Web site: www.washingtonpolicy.org

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: Washington Policy Center 2008 Annual Dinner with 2008 Columbia Award recipient Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic And 2008 Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom Award recipient Phil Smart, Sr. And featuring the executive editor of The Weekly Standard and FOX News commentator Fred Barnes commenting on the 2008 election.

Name of event: Building Blocks For Success: Negotiating/Managing Conflict

Date and time: Oct. 2, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave. N.E., Suite F&G

Cost: $25 chamber members; $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Final workshop in a four-part series to give new business owners what they need to get the right start

Name of event: Engaging Your Board in Creating Sustainable Funding & Best Practices for Managing Your Resources

Date and time: Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m.

Place: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila

Cost: Free

Web site: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/Tukwila100708/RegisterTukwila100708.htm

Event phone: 206-428-2158

Description: This seminar — featuring John Morrison, financial adviser at Merrill Lynch of Tacoma — will focus on how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit.

Name of event: Technology Convergence: The Integrated Lifestyle

Date and time: Oct. 9, 4-7:30 p.m.

Place: Silverdale Beach Hotel, Silverdale

Web site: http://www.westsoundtechnology.org/summit2008.asp

Event phone: 206-338-6554

Description: Technology convergence involves the synergistic combination of voice (and telephony features), data (and productivity applications) and video onto a single network. Once previously separate, these technologies are now able to share resources and interact with each other creating new efficiencies. Join us at our 7th annual summit as we explore the integration of multimedia, IP, telework and medical technologies — and their impact on both the home and business markets. Registration, information, and sponsorship opportunities at provided URL.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Manage Your Numbers

Date and time: Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood

Cost: $59

Web site: http://www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Business financial management for profitability. Review basic financial reports and learn what they say about your business and begin to develop cash flow with Travis Snider of BETS Consulting.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Women Conference

Date and time: Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia

Cost: $39

Web site: http://moneywisewomen.net

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Attend the Money Wi$e Women Conference — A Safe Place to Learn About Money. The all-day financial education and empowerment conference for women features three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions taught by professional experts.

Name of event: The Keys to Error-Free Writing

Date and time: Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Cost: $299

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/KEYS_10_20_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: A workshop for employees, managers, and business owners who want to produce error-free documents. Discover tools and techniques to eliminate errors in reports, presentations and e-mail. Get clear explanations, take-away tools and illustrations of the latest rules of punctuation and usage. Enjoy activities that reinforce your learning. Offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Business Proposal

Date and time: Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood

Cost: $59

Web site: http://www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Learn how to package your business model in a powerful presentation. Discuss business proposals, asking for financing, SBA financing and what potential investors are looking for when they evaluate your business proposal. With Christine Heckert of First Heritage Bank.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Business Women Conference

Date and time: Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way North, Seattle

Cost: $79 or Register with a Friend Special — $138.00.

Web site: http://www.moneywisewomen.net

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Be prepared to learn about new tools, tips and resources to take your financial life and business to the next level and make connections with talented local business women who can help you achieve your goals.