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Name of event: Implementing Green Meetings: The How Tos — A Meeting Professional Platinum Presentation by Nancy Wilson

Date and time: April 29, noon-1:30 p.m. (registration and networking, 11:30 a.m.-noon)

Place: Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton

Cost: $40 members; $45 nonmembers. Registration after April 23 increases by $10

Web site: www.mpiwsc.org

Event phone: 206-622-2117

Description: This is a program of the Meeting Professionals International, Washington State Chapter. Learn to establish what green practices work best for your organization, how to negotiate with suppliers to implement such practices, what to include in the contracts, how to maintain the effectiveness and meet the objectives and expectations of the meeting. This session includes interactive discussions, sample contract language and case studies on implanting green meeting practices.

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild April Workshop: Creating an Inspiring and Productive Workspace

Date and time: April 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Rock Salt Steak and Seafood on Lake Union, 1232 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle

Event phone: 206-284-1047

Cost: $30-$40

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Piper Lauri Salogga of Natural Balance will speak on “OfficeShui, Creating an Inspiring, Productive Workspace.” With most of us working more than two-thirds of our waking hours, how our offices look, function and feel has an effect on our productivity and well-being. This visual presentation gives practical tips and motivation to change your office into your perfect workspace. Participants walk away with tools and ideas to make improvements in their own offices.

Name of event: Cold Calling for Cowards: Webinar — Part I — Making Contact, Building Relationships

Date and time: April 29

Place: Webinar

Cost: Free

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

Description: Learn the best question to ask on a first call, one word that gives you courage, and gatekeeper strategies

Name of event: Dilbert Marketer Reveals Art Licensing Insights

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

Place: Registration online only

Cost: $30

Web site: jnetsmith.com

Event phone: 206-290-8702

Description: This online seminar — geared to artists, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic designers — is a fast-paced introduction to art licensing that will show you how to begin to expand your creative and income potential.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Date and time: April 30, networking starts at 11:30 a.m.

Place: Gencare at Remington Place, 3025 N.E. 137th

Cost: $10; open to the public

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: The luncheon speaker is David Eberhardt, Eberhardt Consulting, whose topic is “Keeping Your Business On The Edge.”

Name of event: Your Voice: The Most Important Tool In Your Career Toolkit

Date and time: April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber April Business After Hours

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

Place: The Bellettini, 1115 108th Ave N.E., Bellevue

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

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

Name of event: Major Gifts Seminar & Benevon Alumni Panel

Date and time: May 2, 9-noon.

Place: University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 206-709-9400

Description: Join us for this special major gifts seminar and panel representing Seattle-area organizations that have successfully implemented the Benevon Model to embark on the path to financial sustainability. This program is designed to empower all nonprofits to get off the treadmill of annual fundraising.

Name of event: Multitasking Makes You Stupid

Date and time: May 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish,

Cost: $40

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: Learn why people multitask, why it doesn’t really work, and the negative effects multitasking can cause. Most important, uncover the power of focus and learn how to apply it in chaotic environments by focusing on one thing at a time. For more information or to sign up, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com.

Name of event: The Expert Advantage with Caterina Rando

Date and time: May 3 and 4, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: The Village Clubs, Downtown Bellevue

Cost: $147 each day or both days for $199

Web site: www.zitapresents.com

Event phone: 425-968-8375

Description: Day One: What to do to create a word-of-mouth epidemic about your business. Learn the four often overlooked business objectives you need to have to accelerate your business growth with ease. Day Two: Teleclasses as a value-based marketing strategy.

Name of event: 6th Annual NW Biodiesel Forum and Renewable Energy Expo

Date and time: May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Center Pavilion

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org

Description: This year’s forum focuses on the issue of sustainability. Come get the facts and ask questions of leaders on the many sides of this complex issue. The forum also provides an opportunity to increase your knowledge about renewable energy solutions. Check out the latest eco-friendly vehicles and learn about cutting-edge technologies in the biodiesel industry from leaders across the Northwest. The event also includes a Renewable Energy Expo, kids activities, interactive biodiesel discussion panels and hands-on demonstrations.

Name of event: Institute of Management Consultants May round-table breakfast

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

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

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

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

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Roy Chitwood, president of Max Sacks International, will give an overview of “How to Sell Consulting Services — Track Selling,” a sales process that helps increase sales and provides you or anyone in sales leadership a tool to successfully manage the sales function. A full day Sales Skills Training Seminar will follow (see item below).

Register online at http://www.imcpacnw.org by May 6.

Name of event: IMC PNW Sales Skills Seminar — An IMC PacNW Professional Development Series Event

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

Place: Offices of OneAccord, 188 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Institute of Management Consultants members $299; nonmembers $399 ($50 discount if you register by April 23)

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

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Roy Chitwood, president of Max Sacks International, will discuss “How to Sell Consulting Services — Track Selling,” a sales process that helps increase sales and provides you or anyone in sales leadership a tool to successfully manage the sales function. Register online at http://www.imcpacnw.org by May 6.

Name of event: Certified Scrum Product Owner Course

Date and time: May 7-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

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

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

Description: The product owner is a key role in fostering Agile. SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Product Owner Training provides the knowledge and skills transfer to maximize learning that will benefit teams, organizations and customers.

Name of event: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM

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

Place: The Chyrsalis in Bellingham

Cost: Free, but registration required

Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/click/dynamicscrmlaunch/default.html

Event phone: 425-460-0172

Description: Attend this launch event to discover why Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the right choice for your business. .

Name of event: Quikbooks Payroll

Date and time: May 8, noon-5 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A-220, Room #4, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $119

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn how to set up and process payroll using QuickBooks. Topics include setting up and configuring payroll, state and federal taxes, fringe benefits, sick leave and vacation accruals, timekeeping, printing checks, doing customizing reports, and W-2/W-3 forms. We will also cover a variety of payroll additions and deductions including bonuses, overtime, reimbursements, loans and advances. Students should have basic knowledge of payroll rules and experience using QuickBooks. Learning materials presented in class. Instructor Mark Guidry has been a small-business owner and has over 20 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience in small and medium-size businesses.

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

Date and time: May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. North, Room 6.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

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: Licensing Executives Society-Seattle Chapter Speaker Series

Date and time: May 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Avanade, 2211 Elliott Ave., Seattle

Cost: Registration before noon May 12: $15 students, $20 Licensing Executives Society members, $30 nonmembers. ($5 more after noon May 12)

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

Description: Speaker Jeanette Nyden of J. Nyden & Co, will discuss “Advanced Negotiation Techniques: Planning Effective Offer and Counter-Offer Strategies in IP Negotiations.”

Name of event: PathGuide Technologies’ 7th Annual Latitude Users Conference

Date and time: May 14-15

Place: The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle

Cost: $289-$375

Web site: www.pathguide.com/latitude/usermeeting.asp

Event phone: 888-627-9797 ext. 709

Description: The event is open to individuals interested in using their warehouse to maximize sales and profit and will feature a keynote by supply chain expert Jim Tompkins on “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Distribution Operations.”

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: Edmonds Community College career fair

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

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

Cost: Free

Web site: www.edcc.edu/careerfair

Event phone: 425-640-1256

Description: Find career opportunities with 40 employers.

Name of event: 2008 Washington State Biomedical Device Summit

Date and time: May 15

Place: University of Washington, Bothell

Cost: $65 single, $300 group of five

Web site: http://www.enterpriseseattle.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,/func,details/did,9/

Event phone: Margo Shiroyama 425-785-4015

Description: The 2008 Washington State Biomedical Device Summit will feature the presentation of the regional Biomedical Device Study. The event also will feature a panel discussion by executives from the region’s biomedical device industry and will be the official launch of the Biomedical Device Innovation Partnership Zone. A networking reception will follow.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: May 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Yarrow Bay Office Park, Kirkland

Cost: $395

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_051508.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: Better Business Writing is a hands-on workshop in planning, writing and editing business documents. Offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training, 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 business message. Take-away tools include a 90-page manual, templates, booklets and other job aids.

Name of event: Organize to Optimize

Date and time: May 16, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish

Cost: $40

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: Learn the basics to bring balance and control into your home, work and life. Learn how to organize your space and schedule, as well as how to maintain the organization. For more information or to sign up for this class, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com.

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: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM

Date and time: May 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Web site: http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=125427

Event phone: 425-460-0172

Description: Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the right choice for your business. Attend this launch event to discover why Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the right choice for your business.

Name of event: Seattle PROS Networking

Date and time: May 20

Place: Galliano’s Cucina, SeaTac

Cost: $25, includes lunch

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

Event phone: 206-241-5300

Description: Guests are welcome at this business networking event. Registration mandatory.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber of Commerce Community Chat

Date and time: May 21, 7 a.m.

Place: Claire’s in Lake City

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: The guest speaker is Seattle City Council member Sally J. Clark, who chairs the Planning, Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee, serves as vice chair of the Transportation Committee, and is a member of the Finance and Budget Committee. Clark is also a member of the Council’s Labor Policy Committee and she serves on the King County Board of Health, the Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Board, Enterprise Seattle, and the Regional Transit Committee.

Name of event: Puget Sound IT Talent Crisis

Date and time: May 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Museum of Flight

Cost: AWC members $55, nonmembers $70, students $30

Web site: http://www.awcps.org/meetings/may2008.php

Description: The goal of this event, organized by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing (AWCPS), is to bring together multiple layers of concerned professionals to share and learn about what we are really facing in the coming years with regard to IT talent and jobs, and how we can mitigate the risks. The group will explore the rumors versus the facts surrounding numbers of future IT workers, number of future IT jobs, and the impact on IT from retiring baby boomers, incoming Gen Y, the move toward outsourcing, off-shoring and the swelling trend of the nontraditional and virtual workforce. We want to understand what Puget Sound companies, governmental organizations and the academic sectors are doing to prepare for future IT workforce needs

Name of event: Achieving Great Results in Small Business

Date and time: May 21, 6-8:45 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A- 220, Room #3, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $139

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn techniques to develop your core business, attract customers you serve best, and see yourself and your customers through new eyes. You’ll also learn methods to expand your business without getting bigger and measure how well your business is thriving. Case studies will be presented and discussed to demonstrate real-world applications.

Name of event: TechLeaders: Power and Influence

Date and time: May 21-22

Place: Amazon.com

Cost: $550; register online

Web site: http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/techleaders/may-power-and-influence/

Event phone: 650-236-4756

Description: This two-day workshop is for entry to mid-level technical women. It features Jo Miller, CEO of Womens Leadership Coaching, who will focus on extending your power and influence through increased organizational awareness, negotiation techniques, strategies to increase your visibility, and influence techniques to increase buy-in for your ideas. The workshop is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Name of event: End the Paper Pain: File, Don’t Pile

Date and time: May 28, 6-9 p.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish

Cost: $150 (includes FreedomFiler kit)

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: End the paper pain in this workshop where you will learn how to create a new, virtually maintenance-free filing system for your home or home-based business. For more information or to sign up for this class, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com

Name of event: Six Hour Startup Conference

Date and time: May 31, 10 a.m.

Place: Columbia City Theater

Cost: $99, includes lunch and materials

Web site: http://sixhourstartup.com/conference

Description: This is a hands-on crash course in getting a business started, covering all the essential things that you need to do to take a product and turn it into a company. It will cover incorporation, writing a business plan, networking, marketing and protecting your IP rights. There are a limited number of free seats available for current full-time college students; send an email to conference@sixhourstartup.com to get details on how to qualify.

Name of event: 4th Annual Executive Diversity Education Session

Date and time: June 3, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: 2/22 Theater, Boeing

Cost: $395 before May 2; $495 after May 2

Web site: www.diversitycentral.com

Event phone: 206-362-0336

Description: Diversity trends are evolving — are your executives in the know? What are the implications for your business? Workshop format with experiential exercises; authentic, fierce conversations; and the opportunity to ask tough questions and receive frank answers. Presenters Patricia Digh and David Robinson challenge traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion, providing tools to push executives past the numbers toward visible action.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: June 4-5, 2008; 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,500 per attendee

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: 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: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: June 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

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

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

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

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

Date and time: June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement, and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: July 16-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

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

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

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

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.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: Aug. 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

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

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

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: Sept. 10-11, 2008; 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.