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...

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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: Master in Teaching Info Meeting

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

Place: North Seattle Community College TB 1555

Web site: http://www.wce.wwu.edu/depts/TEOP

Event phone: 206-527-3719

Description: Are you ready for a career change? Working professionals who want the rewards of teaching in secondary schools are invited to learn about Western Washington University’s Master in Teaching degree (MIT). . Details about this information session are on the Web at www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/TEOP or contact eesp.NSCC@wwu.edu or call 206-527-3719.

Name of event: RHA’s Investment Club

Date and time: Dec. 1

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Considering a career in real estate investing or are you planning on purchasing investment property? Michelle Broderson shares her successes of being in the real estate industry for over two decades and will teach you what you need to know before purchasing investment property. She will share insight and examples of some of her investment deals. Topics covered will include finding, funding and exiting deals as well as whether or not you should work with an agent or be your own.

Name of event: What Makes the Generations Tick and What Ticks Them Off

Date and time: Dec. 2, 2008, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: The Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle

Cost: $695 includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, midmorning and afternoon refreshments.

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

Event phone: 206-283-2905

Description: In this seminar you will learn such things as: What generational pitfalls are costing you money. What wins the hearts of clients and customers of each generation. How generational blind spots cost you client accounts and other ideas. How your “best practices” are making “top talent” walk out the door.

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: Seattle small business meetup networking night

Date and time: Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Place: South Lake Union area

Cost: Free

Web site: http://smallbiz.meetup.com/278/ Event phone:

Description: Make important business contacts, pick up tips for running your business, get advice from an expert, or just socialize with other small-business owners. For more information, including specific location, and to RSVP, please visit: http://smallbiz.meetup.com/278/.

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: Seattle small-business meetup networking night

Date and time: Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Place: South Lake Union area

Cost: Free

Web site: http://smallbiz.meetup.com/278/ Event phone:

Description: Make important business contacts, pick up tips for running your business, get advice from an expert, or just socialize a bit with other small business owners.

Name of event: Starting a New Business Workshop

Date and time: Dec. 3, 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: This workshop will help jump start any new business. Position yourself for success. Start your business with the right legal, insurance and accounting advice. Learn how to finance your product or service, identify key customers and develop a marketing plan.

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: Resume & Job Search Webinar

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

Place: Your computer

Cost: $65

Web site: http://www.woodlandrecruiting.com/seminarsforjobseekers.html

Event phone: 206-399-8712

Description: Did you know that recruiters and hiring managers don’t read your cover letter? Look at your resume 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 insight into how the recruiting process works. That knowledge helps job seekers develop an effective resume and overall job search strategy.Online preregistration required

Name of event: The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Forecast Breakfast

Date and time: Dec. 5, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: West Club Lounge at Qwest Field

Cost: $75 at the door or $69 for advanced registration

Web site: www.irem27.org

Description: With real estate anxiety at an all-time high, this 23rd annual event will enable real estate professionals to learn the most important market projections for the upcoming year. IREM’s forecast covers sectors of the real estate market including single family housing, multifamily housing, office, industrial and retail. Nearly 500 attendees are expected, including real estate brokers, developers, owners and contractors.

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

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: WorkSource Business Breakfast Seminar

Date and time: Dec. 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Place: 6737 Corson Ave. S.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required

Web site: www.worksourceskc.org

Description: A panel of employers will provide tips and resources for recruiting and hiring veterans. To RSVP, email worksource@kingcounty.gov.

Name of event: Discover Project Management

Date and time: Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Snohomish Hall 304, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 425-640-1604

Description: Discover global career opportunities in Project Management at an open house with current students and professionals in the field. The event is open to all, especially those interested in entering management or advancing a business career. Edmonds Community College offers a project management certificate that can be completed in less than a year as part of its Business Management courses.

Name of event: Building a Business Plan Workshop

Date and time: Dec. 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: 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: IMC PacNW December Breakfast

Date and time: Dec. 10, 7-9 a.m.

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

Cost: $30-$35 members; $45 nonmembers

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

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Robert Sailer, managing partner at Pacific NorthWest Law Group, will discuss “Three Strategies to Fight Recession & Add Practice Value.”

Name of event: Successful Methods to Lead in Changing Times

Date and time: Dec. 11, 8-10:30 a.m.

Place: Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium

Cost: Free

Web site: www.effectivenessinstitute.com

Event phone: 425-641-7620 x0

Description: This session will provide awareness as to how we can anticipate and prevent the resistance to change that can threaten to hinder progress, reduce efficiencies and impact profits. Participants will develop an understanding of the three phases of change and of how individuals deal with change uniquely and differently, which is critical to successfully navigating through change or implementing important changes.

Name of event: Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

Date and time: Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Hilton Bellevue Hotel

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.rtecc.com/seattle2008 Event phone:

Description: This conference is for software and hardware application and design engineers and managers developing computer systems and time-critical applications for industries, such as industrial control, military/aero, datacomm and telephony, consumer electronics, process control, and embedded applications.

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: Women’s Business Exchange Breakfast

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

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: Eugene Cho’s topic will be “Can We Change the World?” He is the founding and lead pastor of Seattle’s Quest Church, the executive director of Q Café and has launched the humanitarian organization One Day’s Wages.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Dec. 12

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

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: Seattle Landlord Tenant Law Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 8

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45 or $60 for clock hours

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: The landlord tenant laws of Seattle are unique and not always intuitive. In this class, taught by Chris Benis, we focus on everything that a Seattle landlord must know to comply with the city’s laws. Special attention is paid to the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance, Landlord Prohibited Acts Ordinance, Rental Agreement Regulation Ordinance, and Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Jan. 9

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Women Conference

Date and time: Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $39

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

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Are you faced with financial fear every month? Is debt running your life? Are you stressed out over the Wall Street meltdown? If you’re ready to create a life of financial freedom, attend this conference — a safe place to learn about money. It will feature three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions taught by local professional experts.

Name of event: Landlord 101 Seminar

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

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Instructor: Being a landlord can be a scary experience. Come learn practical, useful information from Tamara Simon, owner of Koss Property Management, on how to manage your rental property. Knowledge is power, get the tools you need to become a more effective landlord. Simon’s “Ten Commandments of Property Management” will cover the basics of attracting and keeping quality tenants, demystify Landlord Tenant Law, and increase your bottom line.

Name of event: Bookkeeping Basics Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: This seminar, taught by Julie Johnson, is designed to cover bookkeeping basics, from understanding and tracking cash flow, creating a profit and loss worksheet to setting up effective and accurate bookkeeping and record management systems. This class will give you the basics you need to properly manage your rental property finances. There will also be a brief overview of Quicken Rental Property Manager Software for the small owner.

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: RHA’s Investment Club

Date and time: Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Considering a career in real estate investing or are you planning on purchasing investment property? Michelle Broderson shares her successes of being in the real estate industry for over two decades and will teach you what you need to know before purchasing investment property. She will share insight and examples of some of her investment deals. Topics covered will include finding, funding and exiting deals as well as whether or not you should work with an agent or be your own.

Name of event: Choosing and Evaluating Franchise Options

Date and time: Jan. 21, noon-4 p.m.

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

Cost: $45

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: What kind of franchise fits your needs, goals and expectations? Learn how to analyze and assess a franchise opportunity, evaluate startup costs and other important criteria before you sign on the dotted line.

Name of event: Setting Yourself Up for Success Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 21, 8-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $30

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: People who set goals are more successful than non-goal-setters. They also earn more money. This course will help you set your goals and follow through with an action plan to achieve results.

Name of event: Financing Your Business Workshop

Date and time: Jan. 28, 8 a.m.-noon.

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

Cost: $45

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Wondering where and how to get the financing you need? Do you have sufficient financial resources to satisfy lender requirements? This workshop gives you the analytical tools that every banker will require before making a loan commitment.

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.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Feb. 13, 8:30-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

Name of event: Time Management for the Real Estate Professional Seminar

Date and time: Feb. 18, 8-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $30

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Are you working harder and longer than ever before trying to keep up with an increasingly demanding workload? Most professionals are! Learn how to do the important things first. Don’t let the urgent items take over.

Name of event: Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership Information Session

Date and time: Feb.19, 5:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle University.

Web site: http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/npl/

Event phone: 206-296-6143

Description: This is an informal event that allows prospective applicants an opportunity to meet staff, faculty, current students and alumni from the Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.

Name of event: How to Serve Notices and Evictions Seminar

Date and time: Feb. 19, 3-6 p.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Even when you’ve done everything right, eventually you may need to serve notices to your tenants. When the worst case scenario happens, learn how to use notices and the eviction process properly to save you time, money and heartache. Class instructor Verna Cameron in 1982 founded L/T Services, an eviction service in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. industry.