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...

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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: 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: 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: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy in Today’s Market

Date and time: Nov. 6, 3-4 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Cost: $65

Web site: www.woodlandrecruiting.com

Event phone: 206-399-8712

Description: Rebecca Warriner draws upon her 14 years of experience in corporate recruiting and human resources management to provide insight into how the recruiting process works. That knowledge helps job seekers develop an effective resume and overall job search strategy. Preregistration is required.

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: The Triple Bottom Line and the Future of America’s Energy Independence: Part I of III: Environmental Impacts of Energy Policy

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

Place: Seattle University, Campion Ballroom

Cost: World Affairs Council members and students $5; nonmembers $10

Web site: http://www.world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm?eventID=1064&action=eventDetails

Event phone: 206-441-5910

Description: The World Affairs Council presents a three-part series on energy. It will outline the influence of the Triple Bottom Line (environmental, human and economic) on global energy policies, including the role of energy on American foreign policy choices.

Name of event: Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition Business Event

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

Place: ExOfficio Belltown Store

Cost: Free for OIWC members; $20 for nonmembers

Web site: www.oiwc.org

Description: An evening gathering with the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and other outdoor enthusiasts to network and discuss the group’s recently launched online how-to guide for navigating the outdoor industries — “The OIWC Guide to Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession.” The event will include networking opportunities with women in the outdoor industry and community, learning top leadership skills crucial to business success, and a Q&A with outdoor industry leaders

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

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: Book Publishers NW: Book Trailers

Date and time: Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.

Place: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221, Seattle

Cost: Free for BPNW members, $5 suggested donation for others

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

Description: Sheila Clover-English shares her insights on effective book trailer production, distribution and tracking. Learn how authors and publishers can create affordable book videos.

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: Presentation Skills: half-day workshop for small-business owners

Date and time: Nov. 11, 3-6 p.m.

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

Cost: $89

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

Description: Was your last presentation less than stellar? If you want to magnetize clients, then you have to communicate in a radically new way.

Name of event: NSA Northwest presents Collaboration + Content Aggregation = Cash Flow Magnification

Date and time: Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Coast Bellevue Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: $25-$70

Web site: http://nsanorthwest.wordpress.com/events-2/november-11-chris-widener/

Event phone: 253-318-7503

Description: Move your content off the shelf and into the digital frontier This practical and informative session features author Chris Widener who will show you how to create your own products, collaborate with other successful experts, and reach the digital market.

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: NW Biodiesel Network, Eastside Chapter Monthly Meeting

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

Place: North Bend Railroad Depot, 205 McClellan St., North Bend

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org/

Description: Learn about the basics of quality biodiesel production, commercially produced or brewed at home, and state programs to ensure quality biodiesel. Speakers are Steve Verhey of Central Washington Biodiesel, Lyle Rudensey of BioLyle’s Biodiesel Workshop, and Rebecca McAferty, biofuels standards coordinator of the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Name of event: Back to Business: Net-Fest(ivity) at The Village Bellevue

Date and time: Nov. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Place: The Village Bellevue, 121 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Free; RSVP to amyc@theVillageBellevue.com.

Web site: http://thevillagebellevueblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/november-is-back-to-business-month-at.html

Event phone: 425-457-7400

Description: November is back to business month at The Village, which is hosting this networking evening. We want to see your faces, hear about how you’re using the economic turndown to your advantage.

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: Nov. 13 — 11:30 a.m.

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: NIRI Seattle chapter meeting

Date and time: Nov. 13, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Cost: $37 for NIRI members, $37 for Platinum Sponsor guests, and $50 for nonmember guests

Web site: www.niriseattle.org

Event phone: 206-622-7900

Description: The elections and global financial markets are grabbing all the headlines, but in the background the Securities and Exchange Commission has been quietly preparing a full agenda of new rules and proposals that investor relations officers (IROs) need to be aware of. NIRI Seattle will host a panel of experts who will cover the important upcoming changes and help IROs find their way through the proxy season minefields.

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: Publici-Tea Half-Day Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 14, 12:30-5 p.m.

Place: The Village Bellevue, 121 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: $297, includes the Media-Savvy-to-Go Publicity eToolkit.

Web site: http://www.publici-tea.com

Event phone: 425-641-5214

Description: Publicist Nancy Juetten will hold this workshop to empower do-it-yourself publicity success in traditional, online and social media among buzz-seeking business owners.

Name of event: November Venture Breakfast: A Conversation with Serial Entrepreneur and Visionary T.A. McCann

Date and time: Nov. 14, 7-9 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Harbor Club, Bellevue

Cost: $25 for preregistered members, $40 for preregistered nonmembers.

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: T.A. McCann, founder and CEO of Gist (a Vulcan-backed startup based in Seattle) and a serial entrepreneur extraordinaire, will share his thoughts on several topics: starting a modern Web 2.0 company in today’s climate, leveraging trends in the cloud computing market, experiences of being part of Vulcan’s incubation process, and how to start a company that aligns well with a major corporate partner like Microsoft. He will share the things he uses as his compass when deciding whether to start a new business, and many lessons he’s learned along the way.

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: Puget Sound SIGCHI Workshop: Service Innovation, Strategy, and Design

Date and time: Nov. 14

Place: Conference Center, 51st floor, Two Union Building, Seattle

Cost: Early bird pricing of $300 before Nov. 7

Web site: http://pssigchi.org

Description: This workshop is hosted by the local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction. Shelley Evanson, associate professor and director of graduate studies at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, will discuss how to design services, how businesses can benefit from the increased value of well-designed services, and how we can continue to define this emerging design field. Shelley will also engage the group in how technologies such as sensors and ubiquitous communication will shape the future service experience. More details and to register: http://pssigchi.org/

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: Responsible Marketing: Dos and Don’ts in a Down Economy: WTIA November Marketing SIG

Date and time: Nov. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.

Place: Point It! Inc., 3131 Western Ave, Suite 428, Seattle

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

Event phone: 206-448-3033

Description: What can marketers do to grow their companies amid budget cuts? What tactics should marketers avoid at all costs? Patrick Byers, CEO of Outsource Marketing and purveyor of the Responsible Marketing blog, will share his insights.

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: Stop Wasting Your Marketing Dollars

Date and time: Nov. 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCoach Offices, 9057 Greenwood Ave N., Suite 205, Seattle

Cost: $295

Web site: http://www.studiohdv.com/seminar.html

Event phone: 480-258-4650

Description: This seminar is a combination of Do-It-Yourself Brand Strategy and Social Media education with step-by-step instructions and breakout sessions, backed by practical and proven marketing solutions that can be executed immediately with little to no budget. The content has been cultivated from nationally recognized experts in brand strategy and social media, 23+ years of real life applications and Fortune 500 experience.

Name of event: Product Management Consortium’s 6th Annual Wine Tasting

Date and time: Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.

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

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: This is the PMCs sixth annual preholiday evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres. You’ll also have the opportunity to reconnect with old contacts and meet new ones.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber Community Chat

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

Place: Claire’s in Lake City, 125th & Lake City Way

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: The guest speaker is Stephanie Tschida from Community Court, a Community Involved Justice Initiative that gives defendants the opportunity to give back to the community where their offenses occurred.

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild November Workshop: Navigating Challenges

Date and time: Nov. 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

Place: Seattle Central Community College

Cost: $8 for members and students; $15 for nonmembers; current SCCC faculty and students free

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch will share some of his favorite features from Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with a dash of Bridge. Laskevitch is the founder of Luminous Works, an Adobe authorized training center.

Name of event: Book Publishers NW: Marketing Fiction

Date and time: Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Place: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221, Seattle

Cost: Free for BPNW members, $5 suggested donation for others

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

Description: Award-winning author Janey Bennett discusses how to run a marketing campaign for small-press fiction, including blogging, voice interviews on Internet and cable, book tours, trade shows, ad campaigns, book club discussions and readings.

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: members $38, nonmember $50; after Nov. 18, $65

Web site: www.womenbusinessowners.org

Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: “The Art of Negotiating”, with speaker Berez Ferrell of The Point.

Name of event: Resume Workshop

Date and time: Nov. 20, 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View

Cost: $125

Web site: www.woodlandrecruiting.com

Event phone: 206-399-8712

Description: Did you know that recruiters and hiring managers don’t read your cover letter, or look at your résumé for only 5 to 10 seconds before deciding whether to interview you? Rebecca Warriner draws upon her 14 years of experience in corporate recruiting and human resources management to provide valuable information about how your résumé is processed and screened. Preregistration required.

Name of event: PMP Course Info Meeting

Date and time: Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

Place: Everett Transit Station

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.

Name of event: I3M Symposium on Project Management

Date and time: Nov. 20, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Waterfront Activities Center, University of Washington, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/iiim/

Description: The fall Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M) Symposium will help project managers apply lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful examples to ensure their projects succeed while refocusing efforts on the impact to a business’s bottom line. Michael A. Fors, director of strategy in Microsoft’s mobile division, will deliver the keynote.

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

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

Place: Union Square Boardroom, One Union Square, 600 University St., Seattle

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 877-701-2883

Description: Smead Capital Management 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.

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: The Bellevue Entrepreneur Meetup

Date and time: Nov. 26, 7 p.m.

Place: The Bellevue Library

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.meetup.com/bellevueentrepreneur/calendar/8923839/

Description: A monthly gathering of local entrepreneurs sponsored by meetup.com.

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: Writing Tune-Up for Peak Performance

Date and time: Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Place: The Forum Center, Seattle

Cost: $165

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/Tune_Up_Seattle_12_03_2008.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: This half-day session covers ways to enhance writing performance, make quick repairs, and maintain good techniques. Learning objectives include the rules of e-mail etiquette that get results, using a strategy to plan and write any document, and accentuating the positive, even when the message is negative. Class includes 10 weekly skill reminders to maintain effective writing performance.

Name of event: Product Management Intensive

Date and time: Dec. 3-4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue

Cost: $1,595 ($100 discount for PMC members, $100 discount for multiple attendees from an organization.)

Web site: www.pivotalpm.com

Description: Learn and practice the seven Product Management best practices in this two-day workshop, and be ready to apply them immediately on the job. Designed for Product Managers in any industry who need to get successful products to market faster, while ensuring that their products meet real customer needs, deliver lasting competitive advantage, and realize revenue and profits sooner. A toolkit of best practice templates is included in the course fee. Register at www.pivotalpm.com.

Name of event: TiE Seattle: Funding Forum 2008

Date and time: Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott

Web site: http://www.tie-seattle.org/

Description: Attend this event to see acclaimed ventures in the Northwest pitch their business plans to a select group of panelists. Attendees will gain insight on how to make a great pitch, and learn what investors are looking for in a business plan. This is an excellent opportunity to network with others in the Northwest entrepreneurial community.

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 ambience 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. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Bring business cards and your smile.