Name of event: Green Home Design Overview Date and time: March 6, 7-9 p.m. Place: Studio 911, Seattle Cost: $40 Web site: wintersundesign...

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Name of event: Green Home Design Overview

Date and time: March 6, 7-9 p.m.

Place: Studio 911, Seattle

Cost: $40

Web site: wintersundesign.com

Event phone: 206-525-3969 after 1:30 p.m.

Description: Ever wonder what makes a home green and how you can make yours more resource and energy efficient, less toxic and more comfortable, while reducing its impact on our planet? We will cover structural and finish materials, and building systems that are strong, beautiful, cost effective, and environmentally sensitive.

Name of event: Getting Agile with Software Development

Date and time: March 6, 9.30-10:30 a.m.

Place: 110 110th Ave. N.E., Suite 215, Bellevue

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.ilink-systems.com/startupagile.aspx

Event phone: 425-688-0669

Description: This webinar will focus on challenges faced by startups in software product development and how an organization can leverage agile methodology to minimize risk and maximize its chances of success. The webinar will help startups identify the right strategy, utilize standard product development practices to reduce risk and time to market, implement the Agile methodologies for effective product development and make correct technological choices.

Name of event: Home Buyers’ Workshop

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

Place: West Seattle Public Library

Cost: Free

Event phone: 206-517-9606

Description: Matt Plemmons of John L. Scott Real Estate hosts this workshop. He will cover the purchase and sale process, and discuss current Seattle market trends. Michael Gikas of HomeStreet Bank will discuss the mortgage loan process and discuss programs offered in the current market. Brian Beckmann of Rainier Title and Escrow will talk about the title and escrow role in the purchase and sale process. The presentations will be geared toward first-time home buyers as well as experienced home buyers. RSVP by calling Matt Plemmons at 206-517-9606.

Name of event: Creating Value and Sustainability in Facility Management, 12th Annual IFMA Seattle Education Symposium

Date and time: March 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood

Web site: www.ifmaseattle.org/events.shtml

Event phone: 253-265-3043

Description: Learn best practices and hear case studies in sustainable building, workplace productivity and money-saving opportunities. The event includes lunch and a mini-trade show featuring relevant products and services. Continuing education hours offered for CFMs, FMPs, BOC grads, and other professional designations.

Name of event: eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” luncheon

Date and time: March 7, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Place: Holiday Inn, downtown Everett

Cost: Members $38, nonmembers $50; after March 4, $55

Web site: www.ewomennetwork.com

Event phone: 435-44-5063

Description: Paul Casey, a successful entrepreneur for 20 years, discusses running your own business. He’ll discuss how to grow slow, so you can grow fast; what it is to be an entrepreneur; business-killing myths; and how to revisit your goals and expectations

Name of event: Merriman Berkman Next workshop: Are You Ready to Retire?

Date and time: March 8, 9 a.m.-noon.

Place: Bellevue Hyatt Regency

Cost: Free

Web site: www.merrimanberkmannext.com

Event phone: 206-285-8877

Description: When should you take Social Security? What should you do with your pension? Those questions and many more issues surrounding retirement will be discussed in this workshop developed by the educators of Merriman Berkman Next. Author and money manager Paul Merriman will discuss how much money you’ll need in retirement, how to build a global retirement portfolio, and the best ways to take money out of your retirement savings. This session will also include information on long-term health care, reverse mortgages and how to avoid the biggest mistakes retirees make.

Name of event: Actionable Steps for Achieving Career Success

Date and time: March 8, 10 a.m.

Place: The University of Washington Womens Center, Seattle campus, Cunningham Hall.

Cost: $50, plus $15 for supplies

Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/classes/registration.html

Description: Lisa Quast, author and founder of Career Woman, and the UW Women’s Resource Center have paired up to offer this seminar. The four-hour brown bag seminar will teach attendees how to apply the business principle of strategic planning to themselves to create a personal strategic plan for achieving career success. Quast will engage the audience in an interactive presentation based on her book “Your Career, Your Way.”

Name of event: Games Speakers and Trainers Play

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

Place: Bellevue Coast Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E.

Web site: www.nsanorthwest.org

Event phone: 425-458-5771

Description: Ed Scannell, former National President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) presents this workshop at this Saturday meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Name of event: Fifth Annual CFA Seattle Market Forecast Dinner

Date and time: March 11, 5-8:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Cost: $90 members; $120 nonmembers

Web site: www.cfaseattle.org

Event phone: 206-304-5053

Description: This annual gala attracts more than 400 of the area’s financial professionals. Speakers include the world’s only stand-up economist: UW Professor Yoram Bauman.

Name of event: Get ’em Off the Home Page: Top 10 Essentials

Date and time: March 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., West Seattle

Cost: $18; online registration required in advance

Web site: https://biznik.com/events/2008/3/11/get-em-off-the-homepage-top-10-essentials

Description: Does your Web site get a lot of visitors who never get past the home page? At this workshop, we’ll explore the reasons why this happens and what you can do to improve your results.

Name of event: Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors

Date and time: March 12, 1-3 p.m.

Place: Senior Services Lillian Rice Center

Cost: Free

Web site: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/western.htm

Event phone: 206-428-2196

Description: Learn a system to identify and cultivate donors who love your mission, donors who will give for operations, capital and endowment. Find out how to grow your organization’ visibility in the community and engage your board in the fundraising process without requiring that they ask for money. This entry-level workshop is designed for board members, executive directors, CEOs, and fund development professionals.

Name of event: Building a Business Plan

Date and time: March 12, 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. Understand marketing, operations, finance and cash flow.

Name of event: IMC PacNW March Roundtable Breakfast

Date and time: March 12, 7-9 a.m.

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

Cost: Members, $30-$35; nonmembers, $40-$45. Make reservations online by March 7 to receive a discount; make all reservations and cancellations by March 11.

Web site: www.imcpacnw.org

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: The speaker at this breakfast hosted by the PNW Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants is John McQuaig, CEO of McQuaig & Welk. He will discuss how to make more money as a consultant while enjoying happier clients.

Name of event: Getting Started with Options (Basic)

Date and time: March 12, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Free

Web site: www.optionseducation.org

Event phone: 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667)

Description: This new basic seminar focuses on options fundamentals for the novice options investor. An options professional will cover essential concepts and terms of options contracts as well as their risk/reward characteristics. A basic knowledge of stocks, and some experience with stock investing, is recommended. Registration required.

Name of event: Run Your Own Business

Date and time: Wednesdays, March 12-June 18, 6-9 p.m.,

Place: Edmonds Community College

Cost: $500

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

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Edmonds Community College’s Small Business Development Center presents a 15-week NxLevel Entrepreneur Course on how to run your own business successfully. Topics include marketing, management, market analysis, e-commerce, financial tools and tips and product, price and placement.

Name of event: Puget Sound Chapter American Marketing Association luncheon

Date and time: March 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, 6th and University

Cost: $30 for PSAMA members and students, $45 for nonmembers. Visit Web site to register. Online registration closes at 11 a.m. March 12; an additional $5 will be charged at the door for unregistered attendees.

Web site: http://www.psama.org/events

Event phone: 206-268-2297

Description: Jay Allison, vice president of sales and marketing for Tillamook Cheese, will speak on “The Tillamook Brand Story.”

Name of event: Screen for Success

Date and time: March 12, 3-6 p.m.

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

Cost: RHA members $45; nonmembers $100

Web site: http://www.rha-ps.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Events_Education#l101

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: This class, presented by the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound, is more than learning to read a credit report. It helps you learn how to effectively advertise and show your rental, as well as taking the final step of renting it to your new tenant.

Name of event: Public Forum: Repaving Downtown Seattle’s 5th Avenue

Date and time: March 12, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: One Union Square boardroom

Cost: Free

Web site: www.downtownseattle.com

Event phone: 206-623-0340

Description: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be working to complete repaving projects for downtown streets before the anticipated date for removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Repaving of 5th Avenue, between Marion Street and Denny Way, will commence this spring. You are invited to a forum to learn more about the 5th Avenue paving project from SDOT staff.

Name of event: Effective Strategic Planning … One Day, One Page

Date and time: March 13, 9:30-5:30 p.m.

Place: Columbia Tower Club

Cost: $999

Web site: www.BusinessAndMarketingPlan.com

Event phone: 800-610-2904

Description: Create a one-page business and marketing plan. For business owners, independent professionals and executives.

Name of event: Rental Housing Association’s spring workshop and trade show

Date and time: March 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: La Quinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St. Tacoma

Cost: $40 before Feb. 29, $55 after

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-283-0816

Description: Session topics include: safety rules for showing a unit, the top mistakes rental property owners/managers can make, fair housing for owners, communication with tenants, telephone techniques and business etiquette, fair housing for leasing professionals, and getting more value with every maintenance dollar.

Name of event: Washington Technology Industry March Networking Event

Date and time: March 13, 5-8 p.m.

Place: Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

Cost: $20-$30

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0803NETWK

Event phone: 206.448.3033 X111

Description: Connect and grow with Washington’s technology leaders and professionals at this St. Patrick’s Day networking event.

Name of event: Women’s Business Exchange breakfast

Date and time: March 13, 7 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Prepaid member, $25; prepaid nonmember, $32; walk-ins and those paying after noon on the Tuesday before the breakfast, $35

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: Nicole Mertes will speak on “Snap Out of Creative Slumber and Wake Up Your Soul Powered Success!”

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber’s March business after hours

Date and time: March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Lexus of 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: Selling to Styles Showcase

Date and time: March 13, 7:30-10 a.m.

Place: Effectiveness Institute Conference Center (Redmond)

Cost: Free

Web site: www.EffectivenessInstitute.com

Event phone: 425-641-7620 ext. 0

Description: This event will showcase the Effectiveness Institute’s newest offering: Selling to Styles. Create more success in your sales organization by applying the principles of “behavior styles” specifically to a sales or prospect opportunity or to increase your effectiveness in a customer relationship.

Name of event: Managing Your Portfolio with Options (Intermediate)

Date and time: March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Free

Web site: www.optionseducation.org

Event phone: 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667)

Description: This new intermediate-level seminar extends beyond the fundamentals of buying or selling calls and puts. After a review of basic concepts, an options professional will guide the classroom into the world of spread strategies, including vertical spreads and time spreads. Participants will learn about straddles and strangles, and the nature of volatility. They will also learn about ways to repair existing stock positions. An understanding of the basics, as well as limited experience trading options is recommended. Registration is required.

Name of event: BusinessRICH: Two-day Foundation Workshop

Date and time: March 14-15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office, 9057 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Regular $1,295; early bird $995

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop focuses on building the foundation of a new business or reinforcing your existing business, teaching you how to structure your business for success.

Name of event: Publici-Tea half-day training event

Date and time: March 14

Place: 5101 Somerset Drive S.E., Bellevue

Cost: $297

Web site: www.publici-tea.com

Event phone: 425-641-5214

Description: Seattle-area business owners eager to learn the nuts and bolts of do-it-yourself publicity can attend the Publici-Tea half-day training events hosted by author Nancy S. Juetten, a work-in-the-trenches publicist and Puget Sound Business Journal columnist. Juetten also is the owner of Nancy S. Juetten Marketing, a boutique public relations and information products agency.

Name of event: NW Biodiesel Network Community Forum

Date and time: March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: http://nwbiodiesel.org/

Description: This Community Forum, hosted by the NW Biodiesel Network, will focus on the use and support of biodiesel as a means of addressing and impacting climate change. Seattle City Council member Sally Clark will present a keynote address. The forum will also include panel discussions on biodiesel activism for improving health and fighting climate change, student presentations and contest results, and informative booths with volunteers from neighborhood and community organizations

Name of event: Women’s conference

Date and time: March 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Triton Union 202, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood

Cost: $65 ($55, register before March 1)

Web site: http://www.edcc.edu/equity

Event phone: 425-640-1538

Description: Presentations on topics such as health, social justice and business featuring feminist author Rebecca Walker and motivational speaker Debrena Jackson Gandy.

Name of event: OfficeShui

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

Place: Old Spaghetti Factory, 2801 Elliott Ave., Seattle

Cost: $15 AWC members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students.

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

Event phone: 206-654-2929

Description: This event, presented by the Association for Women in Communications, Seattle chapter, will look at how practical feng shui, personal style and goal setting help create a productive space that welcomes clients, eliminates distractions and provides positive energy. Price includes full lunch. Make reservations by March 17 at awcseattle@verizon.net or 206-654-2929.

Name of event: The 3 Pricing Mistakes that Drive Business Away

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

Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., West Seattle

Cost: $20; online registration required in advance

Web site: https://biznik.com/events/2008/3/19/the-3-pricing-mistakes-that-drive-business-away

Description: Are you struggling because clients and customers don’t seem to want to pay what you want to charge? It’s likely that you are making at least one of three pricing mistakes that drive business away.

Name of event: Renton Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon

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

Place: Holiday Inn

Cost: $35

Web site: www.gorenton.com

Event phone: 425-226-4560

Description: Denis Law, the mayor of Renton, will give an update on the state of the city.

Name of event: Your Voice: The Most Important Tool in Your Business Toolkit

Date and time: March 19, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Rainier Square Conference Center, third floor, Fourth and Union, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Event phone: 206-216-4650

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents a free interactive hour that will answer questions about voice improvement and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. E-mail anna@speakingmatters.net for more information.

Name of event: Licensing Executive Society — Seattle Chapter Speaker Series

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

Place: Darby & Darby PC, 1191 2nd Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle

Cost: $15-$35Web site: http://www.usa-canada.les.org/chapters/seattle/upcoming.asp

Description: Dave Green, associate general counsel to Corbis, will speak on “Licensing Images of Einstein, Babies & Everything In-Between: Digital Media Licensing.”

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber March Business Lunch

Date and time: March 20, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Embassy Suites Hotel

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

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Sandy Melzer, senior vice president for strategic planning and business development at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, will discuss Children’s expansion initiatives in Seattle and Bellevue.

Name of event: How ‘Following Your Passion’ Can Lead to Mistakes in Starting a Business

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

Place: Central Branch, Seattle Public Library, 9th floor conference room

Cost: Free

Web site: www.TheEsource.com/jpullen

Event phone: 206-324-1185

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Name of event: eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon

Date and time: March 20, 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy

Cost: Members, $39.95; nonmembers $50; after March 18, $65

Web site: www.ewomennetwork.com

Event phone: 435-444-5063

Description: Speaker Carol Carini, founder and owner of Billabong Studios and Billabong-TV.com, will discuss how using video on the Internet to spread the word about your business can be a powerful tool when used correctly.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: Action Selling

Date and time: March 24, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: In this boiled-down workshop, you will be guided through the simple Action Selling process, including the five critical selling skills and tips for cultivating professional relationships. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH.

Name of event: Sell Your Service Using the Web: A 5-Tiered Plan

Date and time: March 25, 6:30-9 p.m.

Place: Rainier Square Conference Center, 1215 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Cost: $18; online registration required in advance

Web site: https://biznik.com/events/2008/3/25/sell-your-service-using-the-web-a-5tiered-plan

Description: Learn how to build your business using the Web. Includes tips and tools to get you noticed, build your reputation and drive traffic to your site.

Name of event: Tribal Sovereignty Workshop

Date and time: March 25, 9 a.m.-noon

Place: Washington State Historical Society, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.goia.wa.gov/

Event phone: 360-570-6048

Description: Indian treaties signed in the 1850s continue to affect how businesses interact with the 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. This workshop sponsored by the state and the Association of Washington Business will explain the laws governing dealing with Indian tribes in the 21st century.

Name of event: Women Embracing Change: “Act Don’t React” seminar

Event Date and time: March 25, 6-9:30 p.m.

Place: Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 2500, Bellevue

Cost: $65

Web site: www.womenembracingchangeseminars.com

Event phone: 206-384-1890

Description: With a portion of the proceeds benefiting Washington Women’s Employment and Education (WWEE), this event is planned as an evening of interactive learning and friendly mingling. The four presentations are: “Osteoporosis the Villain of Every Woman Over 35,” by Bellevue naturopathic physician Jean Lawler; “Managing the Risk of an Income Shortfall in Retirement,” by guest speaker and Merrill Lynch financial adviser Elaine Chan; “How to Tell When You’re Successful,” by Kirkland-based career expert Karen Burns; and “What You Notice Matters!” by Seattle author and inspirational speaker Melissa Wadsworth.

Name of event: Women in Business Forum

Date and time: March 26, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center

Cost: $95 member; $125 nonmember

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: This half-day forum features keynote speakers Mona Locke, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Puget Sound; and Bea Fields, president of the Bea Fields Co. This networking opportunity includes breakfast, lunch, exhibitor tables and breakout sessions.

Name of event: How to Sell

Date and time: March 26, 12:30- 4 p.m.

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

Cost: $45, $40 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Develop a successful sales plan for your company. Use market research to react to customer needs and increase your existing client base through referrals.

Name of event: Renton Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

Date and time: March 28, 7:30 a.m.

Place: Holiday Inn, One South Grady Way, Renton

Cost: Members $15, nonmembers $20

Web site: www.gorenton.com

Event phone: 425-266-4560

Description: Get to know other business owners at this networking breakfast.

Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: April 1 and 3, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH, 2100 24th Aves S., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self-Help) offers a 10-week Business Development Training workshop to teach the skills needed to start a small business. Subjects covered include money management, business concepts, cash flow, pricing, marketing and financial statements.

Name of event: Issues Effecting the Changing Washington Housing, Real Estate & Contracting Industries

Date and time: April 2, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Unigard Insurance, 15805 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue

Cost: $60 for CPCU, $75 non-CPCU

Web site: http://pacificnorthwest.cpcusociety.org/

Event phone: Carla Pittman 206-628-7276

Description: This seminar is hosted by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Casualty & Property Insurance Underwriters. It will present an examination of condominium risk management, contractor liability, and new laws and regulations facing those who buy, remodel and flip houses in the Washington market

Name of event: 2008 Washington State Technology Summit

Date and time: April 15, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

Cost: $190/$220

Web site: www.watechcenter.org/?s=1405

Event phone: 206-685-1920

Description: Explore innovation for the next Washington with more than 400 technology leaders who are driving Washington state’s industry development in clean technology, renewable energy, global health, and advanced materials and manufacturing.

Name of event: LinuxFest Nortwest

Date and time: April 26-27

Place: Bellingham Technical College

Cost: Free

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

Description: LinuxFest Northwest provides a range of educational and networking opportunities for techies, business users, and novices — anyone who wants to know more about the advantages of open source software and its applications.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: ActionCOACH Hiring System

Date and time: April 28, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This is a once-a-year opportunity to learn how to hire for success. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by your Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served

Name of event: Technology Alliance/State of Technology luncheon

Date and time: May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: The Westin Seattle

Cost: $85 with advanced registration; table packages also available

Web site: www.technology-alliance.com

Event phone: 206-389-7261

Description: The luncheon features a keynote conversation with Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google.

Name of event: BusinessRICH: Two-day Foundation Workshop

Date and time: May 9-10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office, 9057 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Regular $1,295; early bird $995

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop focuses on building the foundation of a new business or reinforcing your existing business, teaching you how to structure your business for success

Name of event: Building Brand & Value Through Sustainable Business Practices

Date and time: May 14-15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: UW Bank of America Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,650

Web site: http://bschool.washington.edu/execed/sustainability.shtml

Event phone: 206-543-8560

Description: This intensive two-day seminar is co-sponsored by the Retail Management Program of the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. It explores why and how many of the nation’s most successful businesses are integrating sustainability into their operations and branding strategies. You will come away with a clear understanding of the key principles of sustainability as well as specific tools to begin developing a plan for your organization. If you already have sustainability policies, you can learn next steps and how to better measure their effectiveness on your business, community and the natural world.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: Customer Service That Rocks

Date and time: May 19, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: If you’re interested in learning how to enhance your company’s level of customer service, bring your team to this month’s Lunch & Learn workshop. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: TeamRICH — Creating Your Dream Team

Date and time: June 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: Learn how to build, retain, and motivate your business team. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: How to Get More Customers Now

Date and time: July 28, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop will focus on a 10-step process to help you get more customers, including marketing and advertising, number crunching, and profiling your ideal target customer. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served.