Name of event: Microfinance and Microbrews Date and time: Oct. 22, 6 p.m. Place: Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S. Cost: Free Web site...

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Name of event: Microfinance and Microbrews

Date and time: Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Place: Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S.

Cost: Free

Web site: seattlemicrofinance.org/”>www.seattlemicrofinance.org

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Description: SeaMo (www. seattlemicrofinance.org) host this event, which will feature Cheryl Sesnon, the executive director of Washington Community Alliance for Self Help (CASH). Washington CASH provides training and access to capital for people in Washington state who are working toward economic self-sufficiency through small business ownership. She will be speaking about domestic microenterprise and the peer lending model. Microfinance and Microbrews is a once-every-other-month gathering to learn more about microfinance and to meet others who are interested too. For more information: info@seattlemicrofinance.org.

Name of event: Master In Teaching Info Meeting

Date and time: Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Place: North Seattle Community College, TB 1555

Web site: www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/TEOP

Event phone: 206-527-3719

Description: Working professionals who want the rewards of teaching in secondary schools are invited to learn about Western Washington’s Master in Teaching degree (MIT). Details 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: 21st Century Business Planning: Business Proposal

Date and time: Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood

Cost: $59

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

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Learn how to package your business model in a powerful presentation. Discuss business proposals, asking for financing, SBA financing and what potential investors are looking for when they evaluate your business proposal. With Christine Heckert of First Heritage Bank.

Name of event: World Trade Club annual dinner

Date and time: Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: The Harbor Club, Columbia Room, 17th Floor, Seattle

Web site: www.worldtradeclub.net

Description: Keynote speaker Ted Miguel will discuss how a culture of corruption threatens economic development around the world and why it’s so hard to root out. In his new book “Economic Gangsters,” co-written with Ray Fisman, Miguel sheds light on the tangled nexus of business-government relationships, uses new economics tools to uncover the value of political ties, and explores possible ways forward for both policymakers and the private sector. See the WTC registration page for event costs.

Name of event: Presentation Skills Half- Day Workshop for Small-Business Owners

Date and time: Oct. 22, 3-6 p.m.

Place: Amli Conference Room, 10001 N.E. 1st St., Bellevue

Cost: $89

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

Event phone: 425-223-0123

Description: Was your last presentation less than stellar? If you want to magnetize clients, then you have to communicate in a radically new way. This workshop will help you learn the art of delivering a presentation that will make a difference in your clients’ lives.

Name of event: Earn an Environmental Studies Degree from Western Washington in Everett

Date and time: Oct. 23, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Place: Everett Community College, Parks Bldg.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.uceverett.org

Event phone: 425-252-9505

Description: Earn a B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Studies from Western Washington’s award-winning Huxley College of the Environment Details online at www.uceverett.org or call 425-252-9505.

Name of event: Women Business Owners October Power Lunch

Date and time: Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Members, $31 before Oct. 21, $41 after; nonmembers, $46 before Oct. 21, $56 after.

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: We selected four business owners who share at least two things in common: they make it their business to give back, and their businesses have flourished. Meet Stacy Lill, co-owner of O Wines; Carol Schillios of Schillios Consulting (and founder of Fabric of Life Foundation); Trish May, founder of Athena Partners; and Laurie Erickson, CEO of The Finest Accessories and The Finest Accessories In-Home. Jule Meyer, principal of Parkman Foundation Services, will moderate as these women share their own personal stories of how they have made a difference while growing their companies.

Name of event: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM

Date and time: Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free; 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 an overview of Microsoft’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program and how it integrates with other Microsoft applications such as Office.

Name of event: Washington State International Trade Update

Date and time: Oct. 23; 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Place: Hotel Murano Tacoma, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma

Cost: $40 World Trade Center/Tacoma members; $50 nonmembers and walk-in guests

Web site: www.wtcta.org

Event phone: 253-396-1022

Description: Governor Christine Gregoire will be the keynote speaker, highlighting the importance of international trade to Washington state. The panel discussion of Washington state’s fast growing exporters/importers will follow. The panelists are Supervalu International, The Robbins Co., Trident Seafoods, Costco Wholesale, Emerald Home Furnishing, and Sharp Mixers.

Name of event: 13th Annual Senators’ Conference: Maintaining Washington State’s Competitiveness in Uncertain Times

Date and time: Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Cost: $95

Web site: http://www.wcit.org/events/2008SenatorsConferenceRegistration.html

Event phone: 206-443-3826

Description: Come hear national policymakers and influential business leaders discuss the biggest challenges to America’s international competitiveness that will impact Washingtonians future economic growth. How will the fallout from the financial crisis on Wall Street impact relations with our trading partners? Will the next Trade Representative have a mandate to negotiate new trade agreements? Can Washington State’s Ports remain competitive against increasing international competition? How will Americas ballooning national debt hinder critical infrastructure development and other domestic spending needs needed to keep our economy globally competitive?

Name of event: Job Descriptions & Interviews That Work

Date and time: Oct. 24, 10 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: $89

Web site: http://at-campus.net/shoreline/course/course.aspx?C=513&pc=4&mc=11&sc=

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.

Name of event: WTIA: October Legal Matters

Date and time: Oct. 24, 8 a.m.-noon.

Place: WTIA conference rooms

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=763

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: The Washington Technology Industry Association presents “Legal Matters” with startup and venture financing attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine. The session is available to WTIA members only and is on a first come-first serve basis.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Business Women Conference

Date and time: Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $79 or Register with a Friend Special — $138.00.

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

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Be prepared to learn about new tools, tips and resources to take your financial life and business to the next level and make connections with talented local business women who can help you achieve your goals.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: Selling to Women

Date and time: Oct. 27, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle 9057 Greenwood Ave. N.

Cost: $99 includes lunch

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop is for salespeople and business owners who want to tune in and tailor their sales process to attract and convert more women as clients.

Name of event: Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Executives

Date and time: Oct. 28-30

Place: UW Eastside Executive Center

Cost: $2,475

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

Event phone: 206-543-8560

Description: Successful managers know how their decisions affect company profitability. This program provides the experienced, non-financial manager with an understanding of the numbers side of business. In this certificate program you will learn how to use financial information in real-life management situations.

Name of event: Economic Abyss? A Comparison of Today with the 1930s

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

Place: Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St, S.E., Everett

Web site: http://roadshow.smeadcap.com

Event phone: 877-701-2883

Description: Chief Investment Officer William Smead will use the historical perspective of today through the lens of the 1930s, drawing comparisons and dissimilarities to the current economic circumstances. He will cover landmark legislation such as the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and more. Lunch is included. RSVP at http://roadshow.smeadcap.com or by calling 877-701-2883.

Name of event: NW Biodiesel Network monthly meeting

Date and time: Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.

Place: Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org/

Description: The focus of this meeting is “Biodiesel from Algae: Players in the Northwest.” Can algae solve biodiesel’s feedstock challenges? What emerging companies are working on algae research in the Northwest?

Name of event: Think Tank: Getting Free Publicity

Date and time: Oct. 28, Networking starts at 7 p.m., program starts at 7:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle University, Schaffer Auditorium

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: How do you get your story heard by the media? Once you’ve got their attention, how do you get the most out it? A panel of experts will share their secrets of success on how to get free publicity and use it to your marketing advantage. Come ask your questions of the panelists and hear their reflections and stories. Panel members include Puget Sound Business Journal Assistant Managing Editor Becky Monk, consultant/producer Whitney Keyes and Nancy Juetten, publicist and creator of the Media-Savvy-to-Go Publicity Toolkit. For more on that and the event, go to www.mainstreetmediasavvy.com/ready-to-taste-a-new-networking-group-and-learn-about-diy-publicity-check-your-calendar-for-10-28-at-7-pm

Name of event: Washington State Public Service Career Fair

Date and time: Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms

Cost: Free

Description: This fair will draw attention to career opportunities in the public sector and connect prospective employees with employers. Agencies can register online at www.seattlefeb.us. Registration closes Sept. 30 or earlier if capacity is reached.

Name of event: Cold Calling for Cowards — Sales Seminar

Date and time: Oct. 28, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Cost: $129; registration required

Web site: www.footinthedoor.com

Event phone: 800-378-5941

Description: This seminar will provide you with sales skills and techniques used by magicians, athletes, psychologists, attorneys, and sales professionals from across America.

Name of event: Seattle Small Business Meetup Networking Night & FREE Tax Workshop

Date and time: Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

Place: South Lake Union area

Cost: Free

Web site: http://smallbiz.meetup.com/278/calendar/8917001/

Description: Please join us for this free open networking event and tax workshop. Tax Master Guru, Lynn Wingard, CPA, will join us and share her best small business tax tips at 6 p.m. Open networking starts at 6:30. Visit our site for specific location info & to RSVP.

Name of event: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Information Session

Date and time: Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Place: UW Bank of America Executive Education Center

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 206-543-8560

Description: This nine-month certificate program is designed to meet the challenges faced by financial planning professionals in the brokerage, insurance, accounting, banking and related fields. The University of Washington’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program fulfills the educational component, one of four requirements of the CFP certification, established by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and qualifies the student for application for the Certified Financial Planner Examination.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber October Business After Hours

Date and time: Oct. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

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

Name of event: Investing in the stock market

Date and time: 10 sessions, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 29-Dec 17 (no class Nov. 26); and Mondays, 7-9 p.m.: Nov 24-Dec. 8,

Place: University of Washington campus, Seattle

Cost: $249

Web site: www.extension.washington.edu/ext/courses/biz/invest.asp

Description: University of Washington Extension course including strategies for success in today’s market, taught by Peter Rettman, managing director, National Securities. The class begins with personal finance, goal setting, risk rewards analysis, and asset allocation, then moves to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, how to read the paper, investment information sources, and cyber investing. The basics of fundamental and technical analysis, discount vs. full-service brokers, and the delicate art of choosing a broker are also covered, as well as gold, psychology of the marketplace, and selling disciplines.

Name of event: Washington Hospitals Alternative Delivery & Financing Conference

Date and time: Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Central Washington University

Cost: $135 before Oct 1; $175 after

Web site: www.dbianwc.org

Event phone: 425-640-3443

Phone: 425-640-3443

Description: The Northwest Region of the Design Build Institute of America is holding this conference in conjunction with the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts and the Washington State Hospital Association. The program will include the exploration of two case studies on alternative methods for delivering new building projects (GC/CM and Design Build), a brief presentation on the new Washington state law for public works projects, and a panel presentation on financing alternatives for health care projects.

Name of event: Search Engine Marketing Made Simple

Date and time: Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: Eben Design — Green Lake

Cost: $49

Web site: www.ebendesign.com

Event phone: 206-355-0313

Description: Howard Hale from Eben Design will show you some practical, easy-to-implement ideas that you can use to drive visitors to your Web site and convert them into sales.

Name of event: SBIR Proposal Writing Techniques — Phase I & Phase II

Date and time: Oct. 31. registration, 7:30-8 a.m.; phase I session, 8 a.m.-noon; lunch, noon-1 p.m.; phase II session: 1-5 p.m. One-to-one discussions afterward.

Place: University of Washington Bothell, Room UW2 005, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell,

Cost: $55 for either session, includes lunch; $95 for both sessions and lunch. Lunch is included for all preregistered attendees.

Web site: www.watechcenter.org

Event phone: 509-372-5146

Description: Washington Technology Center presents an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program for Technology Entrepreneurs seminar. Develop SBIR proposal writing techniques to improve your chances of winning federal research funding. SBIR proposals expert and consultant Mark Henry will conduct the two half-day sessions.

Name of event: Crypto Basics — WTIA November Security SIG

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

Place: Seattle U., Engineering Building, Room 304

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0811SIGSEC

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: Everyone who goes online is involved with computer security at some level, especially if placing an order via the Internet. There is an assumption that your communications are secure, but what is going on under the covers? This session, presented by Mark Espe, senior security developer at NetMotion Wireless, will give you a high-level understanding of how cryptography works with resolving security problems.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 4, 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Harbor Club Bellevue

Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Description: A structured and effective networking event, The Morning Buzz is an energetic and results-oriented business breakfast.

Name of event: Leading Agile Transformation From the Top Down

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

Place: Seattle Public Library

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/event/register-november2008.php

Event phone: 800-235-4091

Description: Vertafore, a provider of specialized software solutions for the insurance industry, adopted Agile in 2007. The results of their early, grassroots efforts to adopt Agile were mixed, as teams varied in their approach and commitment. In the past year, Vertafore has taken a top-down approach whereby management has spearheaded the effort, leading to a more systematic and consistent adoption across the organization. VP of Development Chris Kinsman will discuss Vertafore’s experiences adopting Agile. He will cover some of the challenges they faced, his approach to leading a sustained commitment to Agile, and the results Vertafore has realized so far.

Name of event: IMCPacNW November Roundtable Breakfast

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

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

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

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

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Jim Hebert, president of Hebert Research, will present a “2009 National and Regional Economic Forecast” There is no better time than the day after hotly contested national and regional elections and the eve of the all-important holiday consumer spending season to hear a forecasting expert give a glimpse into the future. Will consumers spend? Will the financial markets recover? And what about real estate? Online registration only at www.imcpacnw.org

Name of event: Elementary Education Degree Completion Info Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

Place: North Seattle Community College, TB 1555

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

Event phone: 206-527-3719

Description: Complete your elementary-education degree in Seattle. Apply your associate or approved bachelor’s degree toward Washington state teacher certification, and elementary education and special-education endorsements. Classes are held in the evenings —

Name of event: I’ve Just Been Elected Secretary — Help!

Date and time: Nov. 5, noon

Place: Plaza 600 Building, Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: https://regonline.com/JPElectedSecretaryNov2008

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: Jurassic Parliament offers an introduction to the work of the secretary on a nonprofit board. The secretary holds a vital office, yet many secretaries never receive clear guidance on what the job involves. Learn about different types of minutes, what your role is during the meetings, and how to handle the minutes approval process in the electronic age.

Name of event: Master in Teaching Info Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

Place: North Seattle Community College, TB 1555

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

Event phone: 206-527-3719

Description: 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).

Name of event: The Monthly New Power Lunch for Women

Date and time: Nov. 5, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Columbia Tower Club

Cost: $50 CTC members, $55 nonmembers

Web site: http://www.workingwithpower.com/newpowerlunch.html

Description: This months topic is “Not Enough Time.” If your to-do list is longer than your arm and your energy and enthusiasm can barely keep up with all your commitments, this seminar will provide much-needed inspiration and training.

Name of event: Entrepreneur University 2008

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

Place: Washington State Convention & Trade Center

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: Entrepreneur University is an annual summit for entrepreneurial minds to gain knowledge, insight and creative ideas. This year features keynotes from Lynn Taylor, Taylor Protocols, creator of the Core Values Index and Clark Kokich, CEO of Razorfish (formerly Avenue A / Razorfish).

Name of event: Association For Corporate Growth Seattle Chapter Honors Blue Nile

Date and time: Nov. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Place: Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Suite 7500, Seattle

Cost: Free. Seating at the event, which is open to senior corporate executives, is limited. For reservations, call 206-274-6282.

Web site: www.acg.org/seattle

Event phone: 206-274-6282

Description: The Seattle Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), will honor Blue Nile Inc. as its 2007 Emerging Company Awards.

Name of event: True Lies

Date and time: Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: World Trade Center, Seattle

Cost: $249 early sign up

Web site: http://trueliesfullday.tsuluwerks.com

Event phone: 206-782-4040, extension 8

Description: Bust the myths in selling to midmarket and large accounts. This event includes workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses by marketing, sales, negotiation and purchasing experts.

Name of event: NAIOP Night of the Stars

Date and time: Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle Sheraton

Cost: $180

Web site: www.naiopwa.org

Event phone: 206-382-9121

Description: The Washington State Chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Office and Industrial Properties) will hold its annual Night of the Stars awards gala. The event recognizes excellence in the local commercial real-estate industry.

Name of event: Naverus Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Summit

Date and time: Nov.10, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle

Web site: www.pbnsummit.org/

Event phone: 888-796-9644

Description: The PBN Summit is the industry-focused forum for organizations and people actively deploying Performance Based Navigation in real world applications. This annual event brings the worldwide PBN community together, to share knowledge, network and debate issues facing those on the cutting edge of air navigation. —

Name of event: International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)

Date and time: Nov. 11-Nov. 14

Place: Microsoft Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way, Redmond

Cost: $100-$900

Web site: www.issre.org/

Description: ISSRE focuses on the practice and theory of software systems reliability engineering and analytics. The conference will provide an in-depth representation of both software reliability engineering (SRE) theory and experimentation. This year’s focus will be bridging the gap between academic research and industrial use of SRE techniques. The conference dinner will be at the Space Needle with a live performance by the The Middle Third.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber Business After Hour

Date and time: Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m.

Place: Cedar Park Apartments, 12740 30th Avenue N.E., Seattle

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Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: Come and network in a relaxed, social setting at the newly opened, Cedar Park Apartments. Refreshments, appetizers and tours will be offered.

Name of event: Predictions for 2009 — WTIA November Technology in Focus Series

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

Place: Westin Hotel, Seattle, Cascade Ballroom

Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?id=0811NOVTIF

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: Making predictions is risky, especially in the technology industry but each year the WTIA invites noted experts to help guide us into the next year and beyond. Join WTIA’s panel of futurists as they predict what technology innovations are expected in the near term and how business leaders can embrace change. Panel: John Cook, moderator; Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group; Kelly Smith, founding partner, Curious Office.

Name of event: Delivering Value at a Profit How to Market Your Services

Date and time: Nov. 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Regional Library, Room 3

Cost: Free

Web site: www.ossa-wa.org

Description: The speaker at this OSSA educational event is David Young from the Small Business Development Center, and the broad topic is marketing. —

Name of event: Washington Policy Center’s Small Business Forum

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

Place: Bellevue Red Lion

Cost: $25 ($20 for WPC supporters). Includes meal and forum materials

Web site: www.washingtonpolicy.org/events/sbforums.html

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: Washington Policy Center presents its’ 2008 Small Business King County Forum in an effort to help educate small-business owners on the latest policy changes affecting how they run their business. Attendees will hear from WPC research staff and leading policymakers as they discuss past legislative changes, preview the 2009 legislative session, and discuss how the election will affect them. This regional event represents a chance to interact with WPCs nonpartisan research staff.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber November Business Lunch

Date and time: Nov. 12, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Keynote Speaker: Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani

Name of event: Master in Teaching Info Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Place: North Seattle Community College, TB 1555

Web site: www.wce.wwu.edu/depts/TEOP Event phone: (206) 527-3719

Description: Master in Teaching (MIT) offered in Seattle. 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).

Name of event: Lake City Chamber Business Luncheon

Date and time: Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.

Place: GenCare at Remington Place 3025 N.E. 137th St., Seattle

Cost: $10 per person

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for networking. Our meeting starts at noon. This month you will meet our board member nominees for 2009. A buffet lunch will be provided by GenCare.

Name of event: WBE Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 13

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: Join us for our monthly breakfast at the Washington Athletic Club. The keynote speaker is Debrena Jackson Gandy, consultant and author of “All The Joy You Can Stand.” —

Name of event: CWU Business-to-Business Speakers Series

Date and time: Nov. 13, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Club

Cost: $45

Web site: www.cwu.edu/~cob

Event phone: 509-963-3057

Description: The B2B Breakfast features business executives who share their perspective about current issues. Speaker Kemper Freeman Jr., chairman & CEO Kemper Development, developer of Bellevue Square. Title: “The Changing Economy of the Pacific NW.” Luncheon service begins at 12:15 p.m., with presentation shortly thereafter. Time will be allowed for Q&A after the presentation.

Name of event: Search Engine Marketing Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Cost: $49

Web site: http://biznik.com/events/search-engine-marketing-workshop

Description: This half-day workshop is packed with real-life examples and techniques for boosting your business SEO position and maximizing your CPC advertising online. Online registration required in advance.

Name of event: WCTA Lunch Seminar Series: Outlook for Clean Tech in a New Administration

Date and time: November 13 — 11:30 AM

Place: The Rainier Club, Seattle

Cost: Members — $45, Nonmembers — $55

Web site: www.wacleantech.org

Event phone: 206-587-4817

Description: Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, energy promises to be at the top of the next president’s agenda. Come and learn how the political environment in Washington, D.C., is likely to affect the funding outlook for clean technology — and how you can leverage that funding to your benefit.

Name of event: Creating Gracious Space: A tool for change

Date and time: Nov. 13-15

Place: Center for Ethical Leadership

Cost: $650 includes meals, partial scholarships available.

Web site: www.ethicalleadership.org/programs/Creating%20Gracious%20Space.pdf

Event phone: 206-328-3020

Description: The Center for Ethical Leadership has created and used Gracious Space in many sectors including health care, business, government, nonprofit, and schools to create spaces where people judge less, listen more, and open to new understandings that increase creativity and productivity. It only takes a small opening to create enough space for profound transformation.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: Marysville

Cost: $425

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_Marysville_11_14_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: Better Business Writing is a hands-on workshop in planning, writing, and editing business documents. The course, offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training, will provide you with strategies, tools and practice to enhance your skills as a business communicator. In class you will write, edit, exchange feedback, 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: Women’s Business Exchange Fall Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: WBE is pleased to present the 2008 Fall workshop series. “Leading from the Heart,” The second workshop (with a follow-up webinar) will focus on leadership skills, the differences between leading and managing, and how to create a high-involvement culture.

Name of event: WTIA November Urban Leadership Series

Date and time: Nov. 18, 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=0811URBAN

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: Lake City Chamber Community Chat Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 19, 7 a.m.

Place: Claires’s in Lake City, N.E. 125th Street and Lake City Way Northeast

Cost: Complimentary coffee and tea. Breakfast is optional.

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Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: Networking and breakfast. Bring business cards and collateral. —

Name of event: Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 20, 7-9 a.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

Cost: Individuals: $60 members, $70 nonmembers, corporate tables available

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Put your finger on the pulse of the latest data and economic trends at this annual, event. National keynote: Joseph Quinlan, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America.

Name of event: Eastside Elected Officials Reception

Date and time: Nov. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: The Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E.

Cost: $50 per person

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1203

Description: Come join the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce at the Fifth Annual Eastside Elected Officials Reception for an evening of networking with business leaders and elected officials from local, state, regional and federal governments.

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: 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 ambiance for a winter social. —

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: 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. Refreshemnts and appetizers will be served. Bring business cards and your smile.