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...

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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 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, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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: Supervising Your Peers

Date and time: Oct. 17, 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=433&pc=4&mc=7&sc=

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Department leads, working supervisors, team project leaders, small-business managers all often face the same question: How do I effectively supervise people who are my peers or my colleagues? In this class, you’ll learn how to build your authority without alienating those who work with you.

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: The Forum Center, Seattle

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: Mobile Northwest 2008

Date and time: Oct. 20

Place: Washington State Convention & Trade Center

Cost: $195

Web site: www.mobilenorthwest.org

Event phone: 206-282-3511

Description: Panels at this one-day conference will cover the whole mobile space, including social media, advertising, gaming, geolocation, legal issues, and everyone’s favorite: monetization. The keynote speaker is Thomas S. Huseby, managing partner of SeaPoint Ventures, and many leaders of mobile companies around the Pacific Northwest will be on the panels.

Name of event: Stop Wasting Your Marketing Dollars

Date and time: Oct. 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, 3rd floor (above Seattle’s Best Coffee), 302 Bellevue Square

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.

Name of event: Cash is King

Date and time: Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College Main Campus, Room 1726

Cost: $49

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Undercapitalization is the No. 1 reason businesses fail during the first three years. How can you avoid this mishap? If numbers scare you (of if you’re great at them, but you haven’t ever put together a cash flow statement) then look no further. This class will teach you how to understand financial statements — where your money is going or where it went.

Name of event: Writing with Style for Business & Technical Settings

Date and time: Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $149

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: This is a lively hands-on course that presents skills you need to produce high-quality writing in business and technical settings. It is not an introduction to grammar or basic skills, but a higher level course designed to make your writing more engaging, readable, and effective even when the subject is complicated. If possible, bring a project to work on. Team taught; instructors are certified technical writers and engineers.

Name of event: Licensing Executives Society-Seattle Chapter Speaker Series

Date and time: Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Seattle University, Schafer Auditorium

Cost: $15-$35

Web site: http://www.usa-canada.les.org/chapters/seattle/upcoming.asp

Description: Speaker Jay Schwarts, founder and president of IndieShares, discusses, “New Business Development & Value Innovation to Keep a Step Ahead of Your Competition.”

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: 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/”>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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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.