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

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Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: Aug. 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: Basic Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

Date and time: 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: Is Your Retirement Safe?

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

Place: Marriott Redmond Town Center

Cost: Free

Web site: www.ubs.com

Event phone: 425-451-3413

Description: This interactive workshop discusses how you can prepare and manage for the many challenges on the road to retirement. RSVP by contacting Clare Johansen at 425-451-3413 or clare.johansen@ubs.com

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: Bellevue Chamber Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

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

Place: The Bellevue Club Hotel

Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: A structured Eastside networking event, The Morning Buzz is a results-oriented business breakfast

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: Internet Business Workshop

Date and time: 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: 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: King County Rental Property Owners Meet Up

Date and time: Aug. 15, noon

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

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Description: This informal discussion of issues and problems with rental housing includes an update on local and state activities affecting rental housing.

Name of event: Seattle Super Saturday event

Date and time: Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: Hilton Bellevue, 300 112th Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.mannatech.com

Event phone: Don Partridge, 425-271-5606

Description: Come learn about opportunities in your area to supplement your income and achieve optimal health and wellness through Mannatech, a leading developer and provider of dietary supplement and skin care solutions. Network marketing has become a money-making option more people are considering to cover rising gas costs, be their own bosses and better balance the responsibilities of career and family.

Name of event: Learning to Type by Touch

Date and time: Aug. 18-22, 10 a.m.-noon

Place: 5508A Roosevelt Way N.E.

Cost: $295

Web site: www.KEYTIME.com

Event phone: 206-522-8973

Description: A quick and easy approach to improving your productivity through computer keyboarding.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber August Business Lunch

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

Place: Hilton Bellevue

Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The keynote speaker is U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert

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: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM 4.0

Date and time: Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free, but registration required

Web site: http://www.congruentsoft.com/C6/Test%20Drive%20Microsoft%20CRM/default.aspx

Event phone: 425-460-4944

Description: Join Congruent for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Test Drive. We will provide lunch and an overview of Microsoft’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and how it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft applications such as Office.

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: Seattle SHRM Chapter Meeting and Breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

Name of event: Advanced Washington State Tenant Landlord Law

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

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

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

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

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

Name of event: Test Drive Microsoft Dynamics Accounting Software

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

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

Cost: Free, but registration required

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

Event phone: 425-460-4944

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

Name of event: Wealth of an Ordinary Life

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

Place: West Seattle

Cost: $78

Web site: www.exco.org

Event phone: 206-68LEARN

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

Name of event: E-mail Marketing Session

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber August Business After Hours

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

Place: The Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Evergreen Room

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

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

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

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

Place: Washington Athletic Club

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

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

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

Name of event: 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: Bringing Value to the Owner through Sustainable Design & Construction

Date and time: Sept. 25, 7:15-9 a.m.

Place: The Rainier Club

Cost: $40 member, $45 nonmember

Web site: dbianwc.org

Event phone: 206-491-1148

Description: The University of California Irvine broke ground in December for a $40.5 million, 65,000-square-foot educational building to be the hub of all educational activities for the more than 400 U.C. Irvine medical students. The program will focus on the “new thinking” that was needed by the design-build team. This new thinking paradigm aided them in the integration of design-build and sustainability ideas that generated substantial benefits because the completed project enhanced the building’s design and operating efficiency.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: Yarrow Bay Office Park

Cost: $425

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_09_25_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training offers this hands-on workshop in planning, writing and editing business documents. The course provides strategies, tools and practice to enhance your skills as a business communicator. In class you will write, edit and develop skills and techniques to apply successfully to any message. Take-away tools include a 90-page manual, templates, booklets and other job aids.

Name of event: 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.