Name of event: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy in Today's Market Date and time: Nov. 13, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Place: Community Center at...

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Name of event: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy in Today’s Market

Date and time: Nov. 13, 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Cost: $65

Web site: http://www.woodlandrecruiting.com/seminarsworkshops/jobsearchstrategy.html

Event phone: 206-399-8712

Description: Rebecca Warriner draws upon her 14 years of experience in corporate recruiting and human resources management to provide insight into how the recruiting process works. That knowledge helps job seekers develop an effective resume and overall job search strategy. Online or telephone preregistration is required.

Name of event: Creating Gracious Space: A tool for change

Date and time: Nov. 13-15

Place: Center for Ethical Leadership

Cost: $650 includes meals, partial scholarships available.

Web site: www.ethicalleadership.org/programs/Creating%20Gracious%20Space.pdf

Event phone: 206-328-3020

Description: The Center for Ethical Leadership has created and used Gracious Space in many sectors including health care, business, government, nonprofit, and schools to create spaces where people judge less, listen more, and open to new understandings that increase creativity and productivity. It only takes a small opening to create enough space for profound transformation.

Name of event: Publici-Tea Half-Day Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 14, 12:30-5 p.m.

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

Cost: $297, includes the Media-Savvy-to-Go Publicity eToolkit.

Web site: http://www.publici-tea.com

Event phone: 425-641-5214

Description: Publicist Nancy Juetten will hold this workshop to empower do-it-yourself publicity success in traditional, online and social media among buzz-seeking business owners.

Name of event: November Venture Breakfast: A Conversation with Serial Entrepreneur and Visionary T.A. McCann

Date and time: Nov. 14, 7-9 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Harbor Club, Bellevue

Cost: $25 for preregistered members, $40 for preregistered nonmembers.

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: T.A. McCann, founder and CEO of Gist (a Vulcan-backed startup based in Seattle) and a serial entrepreneur extraordinaire, will share his thoughts on several topics: starting a modern Web 2.0 company in today’s climate, leveraging trends in the cloud computing market, experiences of being part of Vulcan’s incubation process, and how to start a company that aligns well with a major corporate partner like Microsoft. He will share the things he uses as his compass when deciding whether to start a new business, and many lessons he’s learned along the way.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: Marysville

Cost: $425

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_Marysville_11_14_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

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

Name of event: Puget Sound SIGCHI Workshop: Service Innovation, Strategy, and Design

Date and time: Nov. 14

Place: Conference Center, 51st floor, Two Union Building, Seattle

Cost: Early bird pricing of $300 before Nov. 7

Web site: http://pssigchi.org

Description: This workshop is hosted by the local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction. Shelley Evanson, associate professor and director of graduate studies at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, will discuss how to design services, how businesses can benefit from the increased value of well-designed services, and how we can continue to define this emerging design field. Shelley will also engage the group in how technologies such as sensors and ubiquitous communication will shape the future service experience. More details and to register: http://pssigchi.org/

Name of event: Women’s Business Exchange Fall Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: WBE is pleased to present the 2008 Fall workshop series. “Leading from the Heart,” The second workshop (with a follow-up webinar) will focus on leadership skills, the differences between leading and managing, and how to create a high-involvement culture.

Name of event: Keytime: Learn to Type in 1 Hour class

Date and time: Nov. 17, 18 and 20, 6-9 p.m.

Place: 5508A Roosevelt Way N.E.

Cost: $295

Web site: www.keytime.com/schedule.html

Event phone: 206-522-8973

Description: Students learn to type without looking in one hour and then improve speed and accuracy. Average increase in speed and accuracy in the nine hour class is 15-20 words per minute.

Name of event: SMPS November Luncheon: Cost-effectively Managing Infrastructure in the 21st Century — Asset Management Panel

Date and time: Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, downtown Seattle.

Cost: $40-$55

Web site: www.smpsseattle.org

Event phone: 206-224-3604

Description: The Society for Marketing Professional Services presents a panel of owners and asset-management experts who will discuss the challenges they are facing with aging infrastructures, how asset-management systems guide their project decisions, and how A/E/C consultants can tap into and help owners deliver the projects that come out of their programs.

Name of event: Responsible Marketing: Dos and Don’ts in a Down Economy: WTIA November Marketing SIG

Date and time: Nov. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Point It! Inc., 3131 Western Ave, Suite 428, Seattle

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0811SIGMKT

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: What can marketers do to grow their companies amid budget cuts? What tactics should marketers avoid at all costs? Patrick Byers, CEO of Outsource Marketing and purveyor of the Responsible Marketing blog, will share his insights.

Name of event: WTIA November Urban Leadership Series

Date and time: Nov. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: World Trade Center, 4th Floor, Suite 410

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0811URBAN

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: This series was created as a forum for the technology community, business owners, corporate and government officials to connect over hot topics and common issues that are happening in the Puget Sound region. It will feature some of today’s most dynamic technology and business leaders, as well as government officials who will share their insights on the present and the future of technology, economic, policy, and environmental trends and issues that we need to be aware of to prosper in this technological and global economy that we live in today.

Name of event: Stop Wasting Your Marketing Dollars

Date and time: Nov. 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCoach Offices, 9057 Greenwood Ave N., Suite 205, Seattle

Cost: $295

Web site: http://www.studiohdv.com/seminar.html

Event phone: 480-258-4650

Description: This seminar is a combination of Do-It-Yourself Brand Strategy and Social Media education with step-by-step instructions and breakout sessions, backed by practical and proven marketing solutions that can be executed immediately with little to no budget. The content has been cultivated from nationally recognized experts in brand strategy and social media, 23+ years of real life applications and Fortune 500 experience.

Name of event: Licensing Executives Society — Seattle Chapter Speaker Series, November Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave.

Web site: http://www.usa-canada.les.org/chapters/seattle/upcoming.asp

Description: David McElroy, president of Targeted Growth, and Stephen Kong, a partner with Townsend & Townsend & Crew, discuss trade secrets: how to keep them and how to sell them.

Name of event: Product Management Consortium’s 6th Annual Wine Tasting

Date and time: Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.

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

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: This is the PMCs sixth annual preholiday evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres. You’ll also have the opportunity to reconnect with old contacts and meet new ones.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber Community Chat

Date and time: Nov. 19, 7 a.m.

Place: Claire’s in Lake City, 125th & Lake City Way

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: The guest speaker is Stephanie Tschida from Community Court, a Community Involved Justice Initiative that gives defendants the opportunity to give back to the community where their offenses occurred.

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild November Workshop: Navigating Challenges

Date and time: Nov. 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

Place: Seattle Central Community College

Cost: $8 for members and students; $15 for nonmembers; current SCCC faculty and students free

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch will share some of his favorite features from Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with a dash of Bridge. Laskevitch is the founder of Luminous Works, an Adobe authorized training center.

Name of event: Seattle SHRM Chapter November Meeting and Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 20, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle

Cost: Seattle SHRM member $30, nonmember $40, student $15

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

Event phone: 206-575-0557

Description: A panel discussion with representation from Getty Images, Microsoft and Deloitte will focus on social responsibility and employee engagement. The discussion will be followed by the Seattle SHRM Fundraiser and Silent Auction.

Name of event: Chameleon Technologies Fall Networking Event

Date and time: Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

Place: Wilde Rover Irish Pub

Cost: Free

Web site: www.chameleontechinc.com

Event phone: 425-827-1173

Description: Gain insight on illustrating algorithms with C# and Silverlight. RVSP to Crystal@chameleontechinc.com.

Name of event: Book Publishers NW: Marketing Fiction

Date and time: Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Place: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221, Seattle

Cost: Free for BPNW members, $5 suggested donation for others

Web site: http://www.bpnw.org

Description: Award-winning author Janey Bennett discusses how to run a marketing campaign for small-press fiction, including blogging, voice interviews on Internet and cable, book tours, trade shows, ad campaigns, book club discussions and readings.

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: members $38, nonmember $50; after Nov. 18, $65

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: “The Art of Negotiating”, with speaker Berez Ferrell of The Point.

Name of event: Resume Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 20, 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Cost: $125

Web site: www.woodlandrecruiting.com

Event phone: 206-399-8712

Description: Did you know that recruiters and hiring managers don’t read your cover letter, or look at your résumé for only 5 to 10 seconds before deciding whether to interview you? Rebecca Warriner draws upon her 14 years of experience in corporate recruiting and human resources management to provide valuable information about how your résumé is processed and screened. Preregistration required.

Name of event: PMP Course Info Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

Place: Everett Transit Station

Web site: www.extendeded.wwu.edu

Event phone: 360-650-3308

Description: Fine tune your project management skills and prepare for the PMP exam. Attend evening classes in Everett during this 10-week course offered by Western Washington University.

Name of event: I3M Symposium on Project Management

Date and time: Nov. 20, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Waterfront Activities Center, University of Washington, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/iiim/

Description: The fall Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M) Symposium will help project managers apply lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful examples to ensure their projects succeed while refocusing efforts on the impact to a business’s bottom line. Michael A. Fors, director of strategy in Microsoft’s mobile division, will deliver the keynote.

Name of event: Economic Abyss? A Comparison of Today with the 1930s

Date and time: Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 877-701-2883

Description: Smead Capital Management Chief Investment Officer William Smead will use the historical perspective of today through the lens of the 1930s, drawing comparisons and dissimilarities to the current economic circumstances. He will cover landmark legislation such as the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and more.

Name of event: Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 20, 7-9 a.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

Cost: Individuals: $60 members, $70 nonmembers, corporate tables available

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Put your finger on the pulse of the latest data and economic trends at this annual, event. National keynote: Joseph Quinlan, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America.

Name of event: High Performance Contracting

Date and time: Nov. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Groff Murphy

Cost: $375 for members of the Design Build Institute of America/Northwest Region; $675 nonmembers

Web site: dbianwc.org

Event phone: 425-640-3443

Description: In traditional design-bid-build, contracts often contemplate only failure, with provisions and clauses that address what the aversive consequences will be once failure occurs. The most powerful design-build contracts, on the other hand, are written to include things such as award fees and incentives to promote cooperation, teamwork and collaboration.

Name of event: Eastside Elected Officials Reception

Date and time: Nov. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: The Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E.

Cost: $50 per person

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1203

Description: Come join the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce at the Fifth Annual Eastside Elected Officials Reception for an evening of networking with business leaders and elected officials from local, state, regional and federal governments.

Name of event: NW Biodiesel Network Monthly Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 25, 7-9 p.m.

Place: Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org/

Description: The meeting will focus on “The State of Biodiesel in the Northwest.” What has changed in the past year in the Northwest biodiesel industry? Learn the inside scoop on challenges, opportunities, and where biodiesel is headed in our region.

Name of event: The Bellevue Entrepreneur Meetup

Date and time: Nov. 26, 7 p.m.

Place: The Bellevue Library

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.meetup.com/bellevueentrepreneur/calendar/8923839/

Description: A monthly gathering of local entrepreneurs sponsored by meetup.com.

Name of event: Cyber Attack of the Critical Infrastructure — WTIA Dec. Security SIG

Date and time: Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Seattle U., Engineering Building, Room 304

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0812SIGSEC

Description: Presented by Jason Larsen, IOActive.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber December Morning Buzz Networking breakfast

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

Place: The Harbor Club Bellevue

Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: A structured and effective networking event, The Morning Buzz is an energetic and results-oriented Eastside business breakfast.

Name of event: Writing Tune-Up for Peak Performance

Date and time: Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: The Forum Center, Seattle

Cost: $165

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/Tune_Up_Seattle_12_03_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: This half-day session covers ways to enhance writing performance, make quick repairs, and maintain good techniques. Learning objectives include the rules of e-mail etiquette that get results, using a strategy to plan and write any document, and accentuating the positive, even when the message is negative. Class includes 10 weekly skill reminders to maintain effective writing performance.

Name of event: Product Management Intensive

Date and time: Dec. 3-4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue

Cost: $1,595 ($100 discount for PMC members, $100 discount for multiple attendees from an organization.)

Web site: www.pivotalpm.com

Description: Learn and practice the seven Product Management best practices in this two-day workshop, and be ready to apply them immediately on the job. Designed for Product Managers in any industry who need to get successful products to market faster, while ensuring that their products meet real customer needs, deliver lasting competitive advantage, and realize revenue and profits sooner. A tool kit of best practice templates is included in the course fee. Register at www.pivotalpm.com.

Name of event: TiE Seattle: Funding Forum 2008

Date and time: Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott

Web site: http://www.tie-seattle.org/

Description: Attend this event to see acclaimed ventures in the Northwest pitch their business plans to a select group of panelists. Attendees will gain insight on how to make a great pitch, and learn what investors are looking for in a business plan. This is an excellent opportunity to network with others in the Northwest entrepreneurial community.

Name of event: South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce Member Monday Seminar, “Trim the Fat From Your Business”

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

Place: South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce

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Web site: http://www.sscchamber.org/index.php?page=calendar&month=12&year=2008&day=8

Event phone: 425-485-4250

Description: Are you a business owner determined to make your business work, even in the face of tough economic times? Come and learn how the principles of lean can be utilized to cut costs in your business and ensure your ability to delight your customers. Presented by Julia Robinson of Steller Solutions.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber Holiday Business After Hours

Date and time: Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Place: The Stratford at Maple Leaf

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: Mayor Greg Nickels will speak at this networking event along with Lake City Chamber President-Elect Roy Brock from ACCES.

Name of event: WTIA Cocktails & Contributions — Holiday Networking

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

Place: ACT Theater — Bullitt Cabaret

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=765

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: Don your holiday best and join the WTIA community in celebrating the holiday season at ACT Theater — Bullitt Cabaret. This historic Seattle landmark boasts a warm, inviting ambience for a winter social.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber December Business After Hours

Date and time: Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Vertigo Lounge & Grill, 989 112th Ave. N.E., Suite. 205, 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: WTIA December Urban Leadership Series

Date and time: Dec. 16, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: World Trade Center, 4th Floor, Suite 410

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0812URBAN

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: This series was created as a forum for the technology community, business owners, corporate and government officials to connect over hot topics and common issues that are happening in the Puget Sound region. It will feature some of today’s most dynamic technology and business leaders, as well as government officials who will share their insights on the present and the future of technology, economic, policy, and environmental trends and issues that we need to be aware of to prosper in this technological and global economy that we live in today.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber December Business Lunch

Date and time: Dec. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers; corporate tables available

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The keynote speaker is King County Executive Ron Sims

Name of event: NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo

Date and time: Jan. 19-21, 2009

Place: Oregon Convention Center

Cost: General registration, $25-$295

Web site: www.nwfpa.org

Event phone: 503-327-2200

Name of event: Lake City Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Date and time: Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.

Place: Seattle Goodwill, 14500 15th Avenue N.E., Shoreline

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: Come to visit and network with Lake City Chamber members at the new Goodwill in Shoreline. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.