Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation Date and time: Sept 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Place: Washington CASH Cost: Free Web site...

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Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: Sept 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Washington CASH, a nonprofit microenterprise organization, offers business training, micro lending and business coaching to entrepreneurs. Attend an orientation on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

Name of event: Semi-Private Presentation Skills Group Coaching

Date and time: Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 6 consecutive Wednesdays; choose either 1:30-4 p.m., or 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Amli conference room, 10001 N.E. 1st St., Bellevue

Cost: $475

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

Event phone: 425-223-0123

Description: Discover a process to intuitively say what matters most with anyone, anytime. Learn a five-step technique for answering tough questions in the moment. Use your voice in a way that opens possibilities to attract more clients or move up the corporate ladder. This semiprivate coaching session is limited to six participants who agree to support each other in a nonjudgmental environment to bring out the best in everyone. Tap into the power of your unique experiences and stories to build trust and rapport. This coaching is the fast track to getting over nervousness and building confidence.

Name of event: Gold-Medal Product Launches: Coaching from the Pros

Date and time: Sept. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.

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

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: The Product Management Consortium is convening a panel of marketing experts and executives who will review a selected product launch plan and provide their best advice and creative ideas to make the launch more successful. Plan to join the group and listen without being on the hot-seat yourself, or submit your product launch plan to admin at pmcnw.org by Aug. 29 to be the recipient of this input from Seattle-area marketing professionals. For more information or to register, visit www.pmcnw.org.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Market Research

Date and time: Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

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

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Edmonds Community College’s Small Business Development Center presents an eight-week workshop series in the essentials of business management. This week learn about the influence of market research: marketing plan, market research, branding, positioning, pricing, and no cost tools for market research with Diane Brown and Roxanna Pandya of Sno-Isle Public Library.

Name of event: Voice and Communication Skills Improvement Workshop

Date and time: Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, noon-1 p.m.

Place: 5 Focus, 1009 Eighth Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $220.

Web site: http://www.brain-voice.com

Description: Anna Bernstein of The Brain-Voice Connection (formerly Speaking Matters) offers voice and communication skills improvement classes. Each class runs for 4 consecutive weeks.

Name of event: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM

Date and time: Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: Congruent, 4205 148th Ave NE Suite 100, Bellevue

Cost: Free but registration is required

Web site: http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=129557

Event phone: 425-460-4944

Description: Do you have everything you need to make sure your business continues to succeed? And as you grow, will your people be able to effectively share key information to stay productive? Attend this event and learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can grow with your company and keep your people connected and profitable.

Name of event: How to Write a Single Page Business Plan — That Works!

Date and time: Sept. 18, 6-7 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: This class is designed to help you think, plan and put your vision down on paper. Evaluate your goals and plan to start or grow your business.

Name of event: Introduction to Web Design Class at Open House

Date and time: Sept. 18, 6-7 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: This class is intended for those interested in Web development and design but don’t know where to start or what software to use.

Name of event: “Polls, Pols and Politics,” Puget Sound Research Forum monthly lunch

Date and time: Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Lake Union Cafe, 3119 Eastlake Ave. E.

Cost: $30 members, $45 nonmembers

Web site: www.pugetsoundresearchforum.org

Description: Stuart Elway, president of Elway Research, will address the differences and similarities between market research, politics and public polling. He’ll discuss how political pollsters design questionnaires and the sample frames they use to determine “likely voters” and “registered voters.”

Name of event: Project Management Professional Course Information Meeting

Date and time: Sept. 18, 6 p.m.

Place: Everett Transit Station

Cost: Free

Web site: www.ExtendedEd.wwu.edu

Event phone: 360-650-3308.

Description: Fine tune your project management skills and prepare for the PMP exam. Attend evening classes in Everett during this 10-week course offered by Western Washington University. Learn more at this information meeting.

Name of event: Building Blocks for Success: Vision Quest

Date and time: Sept. 18

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave. N.E., Suite F&G, Seattle.

Cost: $25 chamber members; $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Second in a four-part series to get new business owners off to the right start.

Name of event: Shoreline Community College, Continuing Education Open House

Date and time: Sept. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Join us at our Open House for free classes — One Page Business Plan, Introduction to Web Design and Photo Tips (registration required) — and demonstrations from some of our most popular instructors.

Name of event: AIA Seattle/ Northwest Home Open House

Date and time: Sept. 21, noon-3 p.m.

Place: 7212 Third Ave. NW, on Phinney Ridge

Cost: Free

Description: This home tour is part of a partnership between the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter (AIA Seattle) and Northwest Home magazine. This architect-designed home, selected by AIA Seattle and NWH, was featured in the magazine. For more information on the tour and the Open House program, visit nwhomemag.com or aiaseattle.org or call 206-448-4938.

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: NW Biodiesel Network monthly meeting

Date and time: Sept. 23, 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 “Other Diesel Alternatives: Hype or Hope?” Are you curious about those other biofuels you’ve been hearing about? What is renewable diesel, green diesel, bio-crude, and sunfuel? How will these other diesel alternatives impact biodiesel and who is championing them? Get the lowdown at this meeting and hear from a variety of speakers on this controversial topic.

Name of event: The Efficient & Smart Business in New Times Presented by X-BAR

Date and time: Sept. 23, 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Mutual Center, 1201 Third Ave., Seattle

Cost: $20

Web site: http://xbar.eventbrite.com

Event phone: 206-264-XBAR

Description: Our format is simple: give us four hours and we will give you tools and solutions that you can take back to your business and implement right away. This is a workshop style event where you come empty-handed and leave with an arsenal of tools to help your business.

Nme of event: Fundamentals of Jurassic Parliament

Date and time: Sept. 23, 9 a.m.

Place: Plaza 600 Building, Seattle

Cost: $99 regular/$129 late

Web site: www.regonline.com/JPFundamentalsSept2008

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: This workshop provides an introduction to the key elements of parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order for directors of corporations, nonprofits and public entities. Instructor is a registered parliamentarian.

Name of event: 7th Annual Meetings Industry Summit

Date and time: Sept. 23, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle

Cost: $75 for summit (preregistration required); free to attend the Northwest Event Show.

Web site: http://www.nweventshow.com/summit.html

Event phone: 206-622-2117

Description: Come network with Industry leaders and experts and participate in interactive discussions on the hottest industry trends. Keynote speaker George Myers, a partner at the Effectiveness Institute, will speak on “Enabling Change.”

Name of event: Green Collar Job and Education Symposium

Date and time: Sept. 23, 7:30-11 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Club

Cost: $70

Web site: www.sustainableseptember.org

Description: Forum begins with a breakfast featuring keynote speaker Gov. Christine Gregoire and industry leader David Allen, VP marketing, McKinstry. Breakout sessions with panelists from the industry and education sectors tackle issues on how green can transfer into jobs on the Eastside and how we can continue to build the green economy.

Name of event: Green from the Ground Up

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

Place: Bellevue Club

Cost: $40

Web site: www.sustainableseptember.org

Description: Sustainable September and SMPS/Seattle (Society of Marketing Professional Services) presents a program on Green from the Ground Up, Integrated Green Design and New Jobs/Roles in A/E/C.

Name of event: SMPS “Green From the Ground Up” panel luncheon

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

Place: Bellevue Club, Bellevue

Description: Co-hosts SMPS Seattle and Sustainable September present a panel of green experts discussing integrated green design and new jobs and roles in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The experts will share how sustainable design has changed the way they do business, select teaming and business partners, structure project teams and participate in other business arrangements. Get advice from sustainably-savvy experts on how your companies can position themselves to grow in this new era. Find out about resources out there to help you increase your knowledge and commitment to green.

Name of event: Lean and Green Day

Date and time: Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Cedarbrook Conference Center, SeaTac

Cost: $39 per track

Web site: http://leanandgreenday.eventbrite.com/

Event phone: 425-460-4944

Description: We will provide training and discuss best practices to identify and eliminate waste in your information systems, office and administrative functions. Participants will learn to streamline administrative functions, to eliminate waste and create sustainable business practices.

Name of event: Graphic Artists Guild Workshop Meeting

Date and time: Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Pyramid Ale House

Cost: $20-$40

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Lunch is included in this September workshop meeting. Also, a presentation on advertising law will be made by Gary Swearingen, an in-house attorney with Washington Mutual. He’ll discuss “Creation of Art for Advertising: How to Help Your Clients Avoid False Advertising and Other Challenges to Their Ads.”

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Business Law

Date and time: Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Your business and the law: Legal: business structure, risk management and human resource issues, learn how to choose the best business structure for your stage of business and manage risk and people.

Name of event: Eastside Annual Dinner

Date and time: Sept. 24, 5:15-8:45 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue

Cost: Corporate table: members $850, nonmembers $1,050. Individuals: $90 members, $110 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Connect with Eastside business and civic leaders at this annual gala, featuring keynote speaker Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

Name of event: Entrepreneurship and Raising Money in Tough Times

Date and time: Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Courtyard by Marriott, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: $10 TiE members; $20 nonmembers

Web site: http://www.seattle.tie.org/TGS/EM/viewevent/viewEventPT?id_event=2340

Event phone: 206-719-7224

Description: Starting a company and approaching investors for funding is always a daunting task, more so with the current downturn in the economy. However, for the undaunted entrepreneur, there are rewards to be had; some of the world’s most successful companies were started during periods of general economic malaise. This TiE Seattle event will present a panel of prominent entrepreneurs and investors who will answer questions and share the strategies that have helped them navigate their entrepreneurial ventures through rough economic seas.

Name of event: Seattle Small Business Meetup Networking Night

Date and time: Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Place: South Lake Union area

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 206-331-3937

Description: A casual, free networking event in the South Lake Union area.

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: Sept. 25

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: $31 members, $46 nonmembers before Sept. 23; after that date, an additional $10.

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: Speaker Nancy Juetten, Main Street Media Savvy, will discuss how to “Get Seen, Heard and Celebrated Through the Power of Do-It-Yourself Publicity.”

Name of event: Entrepreneurship and Raising Money in Tough Times

Date and time: Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Courtyard by Marriott, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: $10-$20

Web site: http://tie-seattle.org/TGS/EM/viewevent/viewEventPT?id_event=2340

Event phone: 206-719-7224

Description: Starting a company and approaching investors for funding is always a daunting task, more so with the current downturn in the economy. Given the current economic climate, is it a good idea to start your company now or is it advisable to wait for better days? How is raising funds through VCs and angels being impacted? Are investors more cautious or are they betting on different business models? Come and hear a panel of prominent entrepreneurs and investors answer questions like these and share the strategies that have helped them navigate their entrepreneurial ventures through rough economic seas.

Name of event: The Pressure Paradox: Turning Visitors to Sales and Clicks to Cash

Date and time: Sept. 25, 4:30-6 p.m.

Place: Eben Design, Greenlake

Cost: Free for CEOs, managers and department heads

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

Event phone: 206-355-0313

Description: Why isn’t your Web site creating huge gains for your company? This workshop will share the secrets to optimizing Web sites that target your ideal clients, create connections and inspire them to take action. Howard Hale, in Creative Services at Eben Design, will help identify the missing link between your Web site, your visitors and sales.

Name of event: Cashing In on Web Services: The Display Ad Model and Beyond — WTIA Technology in Focus Series

Date and time: Sept. 25, 5-8 p.m.

Place: Westin Hotel, Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Cost: WTIA Member: $50 | WTIA Non-Member: $70 Web site: www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=755

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: While display advertising has been the preferred revenue engine for Web services, even destinations with millions of users like MySpace and Facebook have had difficulty achieving profitability with this approach. At the same time, advertising is not always welcomed by users of business-related applications. What are the emerging, successful revenue models that eschew display ads? Join the experts assembled by WTIA as we unlock the trends and innovations in monetizing web services.

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: Building Blocks for Success: Customer Relations

Date and time: Sept. 25, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave N.E., Suite F&G, Seattle.

Cost: $25 chamber members, $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Third in a four-part series that gets new business owners off to the right start.

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: Clean Tech Challenges and Opportunities in China

Date and time: Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: The Rainier Club, Seattle

Cost: $45-$55

Web site: http://www.wacleantech.org/featuredevent.html

Event phone: 206-587-4817

Description: The U.S. and China are the world’s largest energy users, greenhouse gas emitters, coal users and oil importers and have the globe’s largest automobile markets. Though the situation is complex, there is genuine interest and commitment in the Chinese government and private sector to address its energy and environmental challenges. Key to this commitment will be finding ways to benefit from U.S. products, technologies, services and expertise. Our region has a special and positive history of trade relations with China. While there are difficult challenges in doing business in China, there are pathways to success and consequent opportunities for companies in our region. The goal of this program is to provide experience-based perspectives on how to avoid traps and succeed.

Name of event: Renton Chamber of Commerce September networking breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m.

Place: Holiday Inn, One South Grady Way, Renton

Cost: $15

Web site: www.GoRenton.com

Event phone: 425-226-4560

Description: Speaker Brad Worthley will present “10 Critical Steps to Maintain your Business.” Make reservations online at www.GoRenton.com.

Name of event: Renton Chamber of Commerce September Networking Breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m.

Place: Holiday Inn, One South Grady Way, Renton

Cost: $15

Web site: www.GoRenton.com

Event phone: 425-226-4560

Description: Brad Worthley will speak on “10 Critical Steps to Maintain your Business.” Make reservations online at www.GoRenton.com

Name of event: LIVE! 3rd Annual BizMatchmaking Expo

Date and time: Sept. 26-27, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: Day one: Staples North Aurora store, 13240 Aurora Ave. North, Seattle. Day Two: WAMU Center,

Cost: $150 per person for both days; $70 for both days or $35 per day for members of the Professional Women of Color Network (PWOCN) and the Women’s Business Exchange (WBE).

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

Event phone: 206-349-4297

Description: Women will pitch their business ideas/concepts, needs, resources, brand promise and expected growth to a team of judges who will select the winner of the Ultimate Marketing Makeover, a grand prize package of goods, products and services valued at $20,000.

Name of event: InfoCamp Seattle 2008

Date and time: Sept. 27-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day

Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle

Cost: $50 professionals, $10 students, free for volunteers

Web site: http://www.infocamp.info

Description: An interdisciplinary unconference for anyone interested in user-centered information and design. Students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists from the user-centered information community are invited

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber September Business After Hours

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

Place: Arthur Murray Dance School, 800 118th Ave. N.E., Suite C, Bellevue

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

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

Name of event: Extraordinary Business

Date and time: Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Place: 3405 173rd Place N.E., Arlington

Cost: $15

Web site: www.pacificonemortgage.com/seminars

Event phone: 360-654-4527

Description: This seminar will help realtors learn real-world and proven strategies and techniques to take their business to the next level.

Name of event: 2008 Washington Policy Center’s annual dinner

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

Place: Seattle Sheridan Hotel

Cost: tickets from $300; tables of 10 from $3,000

Web site: www.wpcannualdinner.org

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: Speakers will include Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic; Phil Smart Sr., 2008 Columbia Award recipient; Fred Barnes, 2008 Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom Award recipient; and Susan Hutchison, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, FOX news commentator and master of ceremonies.

Name of event: Do We Have To Use Robert’s Rules?

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

Place: Plaza 600 Building, Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: www.regonline.com/JPDoWeHaveToOct2008

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: A nonprofit organization is a legal entity and must follow certain procedural requirements. This presentation describes how a board that finds the complexity of Roberts Rules of Order intimidating can establish useful and efficient procedures to guard against liability. The session will be interactive and participants questions are welcome. Instructor is a registered parliamentarian with extensive experience in making procedures user-friendly.

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: The New Way to Sell

Date and time: Oct. 1, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College-Lynnwood

Cost: $59 ($400 for eight-week series)

Web site: www.the-btc.com

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Web site development, selling, customer relationship management, social media, search engine optimization. Learn how to shape your sales messages and then spread the word using low and no-cost tools with Robbin Block, of BlockBeta Marketing.

Name of event: Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner 2008

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

Place: Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Cost: $300 for an individual ticket. Tables are available.

Web site: www.washingtonpolicy.org

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: Washington Policy Center 2008 Annual Dinner with 2008 Columbia Award recipient Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic And 2008 Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom Award recipient Phil Smart, Sr. And featuring the executive editor of The Weekly Standard and FOX News commentator Fred Barnes commenting on the 2008 election.

Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: Oct 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Washington CASH, a non-profit microenterprise organization, offers business training, micro lending and business coaching to entrepreneurs.

Name of event: Building Blocks For Success: Negotiating/Managing Conflict

Date and time: Oct. 2, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Lake City Chamber of Commerce, 12345 30th Ave. N.E., Suite F&G

Cost: $25 chamber members; $35 nonmembers

Event phone: 206-364-7515

Description: Final workshop in a four-part series to give new business owners what they need to get the right start

Name of event: Almost Free Biz School

Date and time: Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Renton Technical College

Cost: $18, includes a light lunch

Web site: http://www.rentonbizschool.com Event phone:

Description: Get help and mingle with other startups, would-be startups and small business owners as you explore topics such as starting a successful small business, creative financing for small businesses, accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses, marketing your small business Web site using blogs, online networking and other social media presentation skills to close the sale.

Name of event: Engaging Your Board in Creating Sustainable Funding & Best Practices for Managing Your Resources

Date and time: Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Web site: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/Tukwila100708/RegisterTukwila100708.htm

Event phone: 206-428-2158

Description: This seminar — featuring John Morrison, financial adviser at Merrill Lynch of Tacoma — will focus on how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit.

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.

Name of event: Business Development Training Orientation

Date and time: Oct 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Washington CASH

Cost: Free

Web site: www.washingtoncash.org

Event phone: 206-352-1945

Description: Washington CASH a non-profit microenterprise organization offers business training, micro lending and business coaching to entrepreneurs. Attend an orientation on the first and third Wednesday of every month 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact 206-352-1945 www.washingtoncash.org

Name of event: 21st Century Business Planning: Manage Your Numbers

Date and time: Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood

Cost: $59

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

Event phone: 425-640-1840

Description: Business financial management for profitability. Review basic financial reports and learn what they say about your business and begin to develop cash flow with Travis Snider of BETS Consulting.

Name of event: The Grant Writing Coach

Date and time: Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St., Federal Way

Cost: $185

Web site: www.thegrantwritingcoach.com

Description: Last year private foundations gave away more than $30 billion to organizations and individuals who simply knew how to ask. This workshop provides a practical, hands-on, how-to experience in grant writing.

Name of event: Shop Local Seattle

Date and time: Oct. 18, noon-3 p.m.

Place: Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.shoplocalseattle.wordpress.com

Event phone: 206-235-9887

Description: Come meet some Seattle business owners at the second annual Shop Local Seattle. Vendors will be selling their products and promoting their services.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Women Conference

Date and time: Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia

Cost: $39

Web site: http://moneywisewomen.net

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Attend the Money Wi$e Women Conference — A Safe Place to Learn About Money. The all-day financial education and empowerment conference for women features three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions taught by professional experts.

Name of event: The Keys to Error-Free Writing

Date and time: Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Place: UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Cost: $299

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/KEYS_10_20_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: A workshop 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. Enjoy activities that reinforce your learning. Offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training.

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: 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: 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: 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.