Name of event: Job Descriptions & Interviews that Work Date and time: July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake...

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Name of event: Job Descriptions & Interviews that Work

Date and time: July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Room #2, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park

Cost: $89

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Business.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: What kind of hiring process are you using now? Could it work better for you? Learn a step-by-step approach that takes you from job descriptions through interviews with a process that works to achieve your goals for your business. In this workshop style class, you’ll discover the most effective ways to describe a position and then ask interview questions that give you solid information to use in hiring.

Name of event: Take Charge of Your Go-To-Market Skills!

Date and time: July 23, 6-8:30 p.m.

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

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: Join the Product Management Consortium, Illuminate Public Relations and local marketing professionals as we “go back to school” and refresh our product launch skills.

Name of event: Basic Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

Date and time: July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Room #4, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park

Cost: $175

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Accounting_Finance_and_Investment.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: This course is designed for the small-business owner who has limited or no experience with bookkeeping. We’ll stay light on theory and heavy on practical applications for business or personal budgets. Topics include the purpose and benefit of keeping good records, financial statements, revenue and expenses, payables and receivables, taxes and budgets. No previous experience with QuickBooks required. Learning materials presented in class.

Name of event: National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) Annual Property Tour

Date and time: July 24, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Place: Begins at Kent Station

Cost: $75 members, and $125 nonmembers

Web site: www.naiopwa.org

Description: Join us on a bus tour through the fast growing Kent Valley and South Sound area, which is evolving and undergoing dramatic change. New economic drivers and development plans are creating more office, retail, and industrial complexes; and highway and rail improvements are better connecting the region.

Name of event: Live it Up Without Outliving Your Money

Date and time: July 24

Place: Bellevue Courtyard Marriott

Cost: Free

Web site: www.merrimanberkmannext.com

Description: This workshop was created to show you how to build a portfolio that has the potential to increase your retirement wealth and keep risk in check.

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: July 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Members $31, $41 after July 22. Nonmembers $46, $56 after July 22

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: The topic is “Safety Tips for the Working Woman: This Event Could Save Your Life.” Attendees encouraged to bring daughters

Name of event: Internet Business Workshop

Date and time: July 25, Aug. 13 & 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: How to Write a Single Page Business Plan — That Works

Date and time: July 26, 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Room #3, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park

Cost: $49

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Business.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: The Quick-Plan (single-page business plan) is a tool that can help all of us, whether we are just in the idea stage of business planning or are in business and never took the time for this important exercise. This workshop is designed to help you think, plan, and put down on paper your vision, goals and plan to start or grow your business. It will also take you to the next level in business planning.

Name of event: How to Invest in Real Estate in Mexico

Date and time: July 27, noon

Place: Cristalla Buiding, 2033 2nd Ave ., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.seareal.us

Event phone: 425-443-8057

Description: Learn how to invest safely and profitably in Mexico. Get a firsthand look at six properties in Puerto Vallarta. Register at www.seareal.us

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: Voice and Communication Classes

Date and time: July 29, 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 3, Seattle

Cost: $200 for 4 sessions

Web site: www.brain-voice.com

Event phone: 206-216-4650

Description: Anna Bernstein of The Brain-Voice Connection (formerly Speaking Matters) offers these voice and communication skills improvement classes, aimed at helping you project your voice with warmth and power, sound like a leader and expert, and influence clients and prospects with your voice. Class is limited to 12 people.

Name of event: Leadership in the Changing World of Meeting Professionals

Date and time: July 29, 1:30-2 p.m. registration; 2-4:45 p.m. program; 4:45-6 p.m. dinner

Place: Holiday Inn SeaTac, 17338 International Blvd., Seattle

Cost: $40 members; $45 nonmembers. Register after July 23, cost increases by $10

Web site: www.mpiwsc.org

Event phone: 206-622-2117

Description: This advanced workshop is intended to help you become more effective leaders and create work environments that are more successful, profitable and enjoyable. This will be a highly interactive session, providing you with specific tools and techniques that will enable you to thrive as leaders in your business, community and family.

Name of event: Alliance of Angels 10-Minute Pitch Clinic

Date and time: July 29, 2-4 p.m.

Place: Rainier Tower Building, Suite 2500, 1301 Fifth Ave., Seattle

Cost: $95 in advance, $110 at the door

Web site: www.allianceofangels.com

Description: This workshop will examine how to pitch a startup business plan to angel investors, including developing a pitch, what elements resonate with angels, and how to provide essential information in a limited time.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber July Business After Hours

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

Place: LeMay Museum-Club Auto (Kirkland location)

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: Relax, Reconnect, Recapture — A Workshop and More

Date and time: Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: Gasal Condomium, 2415 132nd Ave. S.E., Bellevue

Cost: $237.

Web site: http://www.coachingadventures.com/class-reconnect.html

Event phone: 425-241-3729

Description: Want to relax, have fun and rediscover your natural rhythm, a rhythm that supports your well-being as well as your bottom-line? Then join us for this experiential workshop/day retreat tailored for your renewal. Discover simple practices that can keep you in sync with the deep wisdom of your body and soul.

Name of event: Making Money in the Next Great U.S. Stock Market

Date and time: Aug. 6, noon-1 p.m.

Place: U.S. Bank Centre, 1420 5th Ave., 4th floor

Web site: roadshow.smeadcap.com

Event phone: 877-701-2883

Description: Smead Capital Management Chief Investment Officer William Smead will be speaking on the condition of today’s investment market, bringing to light another period of history similar to today and showing how quality investments fared coming out of those dire circumstances.

Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: Aug. 6, 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: IMC PNW August Roundtable Breakfast

Date and time: Aug. 6, 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: Speaker Eric Fry, a partner with OneAccord, will discuss “The Art of the Question” — Practical Tools and Techniques to Get Better Information in Order to Leverage a Strong Position of Power with Your Clients” at this breakfast meeting of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Name of event: Building a Successful Retirement

Date and time: Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Han’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, Mercer Island

Cost: Free

Event phone: 425-827-0143

Description: Speakers from Putnam Investments and ING USA Annuity will discuss and share some insights on how we can prepare effectively for five key risks regarding longevity, inflation, health care cost, investment risks, and assets protection in building a successful retirement plan. The seminar is hosted by Sandra Hoa Truong, financial adviser at 88 Prosperity Wealth Management. Seating is limited; RSVP to Maria Ligot at 425-827-0143 or Maria.ligot@kmsfinancial.com for information and reservations.

Name of event: The Keys to Error-Free Writing

Date and time: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $295

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/Keys_081108.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: This workshop, offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training, is for employees, managers, and business owners who want to produce error-free documents. Discover tools and techniques to eliminate errors in reports, presentations and e-mail. Get clear explanations, take-away tools, and illustrations of the latest rules of punctuation and usage.

Name of event: A Discussion of Canada-United States Exchange Rates, the Global Exchange Rate System and Foreign Currency Risk Solutions

Date and time: Aug. 12, doors open at 5 p.m.

Place: South Meeting Place, REI Seattle, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $15 for Canada America Society members paid in advance, $20 for nonmembers and at the door. University of Washington faculty/students and HSBC employees are free.

Web site: www.canada-americasociety.org

Event phone: 425-398-9100

Description: The Canada America Society of Washington, the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and HSBC present a discussion led by Professor Debra Glassman, senior lecturer at the University of Washingtons Michael G. Foster School of Business and Thomas Davies of HSBC Global Markets. Glassman will address the economic factors affecting the value of the Canadian and U.S. currencies in the short run and the long run. Davies will address how firms can manage their foreign-exchange rate risk through the use of various banking products and hedging solutions.

Name of event: Building a Business Plan Workshop

Date and time: Aug. 13, & 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: Who’s in Charge Here Anyway?

Date and time: Aug. 14, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Tower Building, 1809 Seventh Ave., Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: www.jurassicparliament.com

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: This interactive workshop discusses what to do when leaders are too authoritarian or too wishy-washy. Register by Aug. 12 and box lunch included.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 conference, presented by the Oregon Nanoscience andMicrotechnologies Institute and the Washington Technology Center, will focus on “Science, Networking and Commercialization for the Micro- and Nano-enabled Economy.” This fifth annual conference has emerged as the premier nanoscience and microtechnologies research and business event in the Pacific Northwest. 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: 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.

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: 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 adversityReservations are required. Email: info@wwee

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: 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.