Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation Date and time: Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m. Place: Washington CASH Cost: Free Web site: www...

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Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

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

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Attend a two-hour orientation to learn more about Washington CASH and how to use microfinance to start your own business

Name of event: Bringing Your Business Online for Small Businesses

Date and time: Aug. 20, 7:30-9 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free to Washington CASH members, $20 for nonmembers

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Learn what is needed to create a Web site for a small business.

Name of event: Clicks to Customers: Search Engine Optimization by Network Solutions

Date and time: Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel-Seattle

Cost: $99

Web site: http://marketing.networksolutions.com/seminars/

Description: Search Engine Optimization attracts qualified visitors and brings them through your Web site door. E-mail marketing keeps them coming back by building strong, lasting relationships. In this half-day seminar — brought to you by Network Solutions and Constant Contact — you’ll discover how you can use the combined power of Search Engine Optimization and e-mail marketing to attract, cultivate and nurture your Web site visitors and turn them into repeat customers.

Name of event: Seattle SHRM Chapter Meeting and Breakfast

Date and time: Aug. 21, 7:30-9 a.m., registration at 7:15 a.m.

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

Cost: Members of the Seattle chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management $30, nonmember $40, student $15 (price includes breakfast)

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

Description: Healthy Lifestyle Fair and presentation, spotlighting key trends and ways organizations can benefit through offering wellness programs.

Name of event: Advanced Washington State Tenant Landlord Law

Date and time: Aug. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Place: RHA Conference Room, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45 without clock hours, $60 with 3 RE clock hours

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Description: Building on our Washington State Landlord Tenant Law class, we look into the non- run-of-the-mill situations that arise during tenancies. We discuss concepts such as retaliation and how to defend against discrimination cases. Consideration is paid to dealing with special situations such as tenant deaths, roommate changes and apartment relocations.

Name of event: Test Drive Microsoft Dynamics Accounting Software

Date and time: Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: Congruent, 4205 148th Ave. N.E., Suite 100, Bellevue

Cost: Free, but registration required

Web site: http://www.congruentsoft.com/C10/Test%20Drive%20Microsoft%20Dynamics/default.aspx

Event phone: 425-460-4944

Description: Join Congruent for a Microsoft Dynamics hands-on seminar. Take this opportunity to see Microsoft Dynamics ERP and get answers to your questions. At this event you’ll be seated at an individual personal computer and guided by a certified instructor.

Name of event: Wealth of an Ordinary Life

Date and time: Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m.

Place: West Seattle

Cost: $78

Web site: www.exco.org

Event phone: 206-68LEARN

Description: This workshop is designed to help you make a significant shift in your relationship to money. In addition to teaching you the essential tools needed to manage your finances, the comprehensive curriculum will help you explore and understand the emotional elements that build a realistic and sustainable financial plan. Topics covered include the psychology of money, risk management, cash flow, savings, investing, retirement planning and homeownership. If you’re in a relationship, both partners are encouraged to attend.

Name of event: NW Biodiesel Network Monthly Meeting

Date and time: Aug. 26, 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 “Biodiesel — It’s All About the Quality.” How are we doing with testing biodiesel in our region and maintaining quality? Learn the latest developments from Kirk Robinson of the Washington Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Standards Team.

Name of event: E-mail Marketing Session

Date and time: Aug. 26, noon-2 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: http://seattle.constantcontact.com/

Description: This fast-paced and information-packed session covers the basics of how e-mail marketing helps position your business for success. You will learn best practices and winning strategies for getting and keeping quality subscribers; methods to increase open rates by writing good headlines and content; and getting readers to respond to your call to action. This session is an overview of marketing practices, not a hands-on demonstration.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber August Business After Hours

Date and time: Aug. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: The Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Evergreen Room

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: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Members $31 or $41 after Aug. 26; nonmembers $46/$56

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: Speaker Diane Giese of Puget Sound Health Alliance will discuss “The Truth about Health Insurance”

Name of event: Internet Business Workshop

Date and time: Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m.

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

Cost: $25, $20 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Learn how to use your Web site to promote, operate or grow your business.

Name of event: Financial Health 101

Date and time: Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: Fremont

Cost: $33

Web site: www.exco.org

Event phone: 206-68LEARN

Description: In this class we’ll review sound financial practices by examining all the essential building blocks: risk management (including medical insurance), budgeting, short-term savings and investing for the long-term (portfolio management, retirement planning and saving for children’s college education). We’ll also look at the emotional dynamics underlying our approach to money and strategies to prevent fear or greed from ruining our financial health.

Name of event: Power of E-mail Marketing

Date and time: Sept. 2, noon-2 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

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

Description: This fast-paced and information-packed session, brought to you by Constant Contact, covers the basics of how e-mail marketing helps position your business for success. You will learn best practices and winning strategies for getting and keeping quality subscribers; methods to increase open rates by writing good headlines and content; and getting readers to respond to your call to action.

Name of event: Starting a New Business Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 3, 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: Learn all of the basics of getting a business off the ground, including structure, insurance, accounting and operations.

Name of event: IMC PacNW Sept. Roundtable Breakfast Meeting

Date and time: Sept. 3, 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: $30-35 members; $45 nonmembers

Web site: www.imcpacnw.org

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Joli Mosier and Jordan McCann, principals and co-founders of MosierMcCann, will discuss how to achieve maximum results through effortless selling. This session will provide you with practical strategies and tactics that you can apply immediately to support your own business development efforts. Online registration only at www.imcpacnw.org

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: 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: 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: 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 off to the right start. Discounts apply for full-series registration.

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 Managment 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: 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: 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: Eastside Annual Dinner

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

Place: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. 6th 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: 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: 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.