Name of event: Demystifying Agile Planning and Estimation Date and time: June 25, 6-8 p.m. Place: Community Center at Mercer View, 8236...

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Name of event: Demystifying Agile Planning and Estimation

Date and time: June 25, 6-8 p.m.

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

Cost: $55

Web site: www.pmcnw.org

Description: Product managers who have engaged with an Agile team tell us that negotiating requirements and estimating time to market is one of the most significant areas of confusion. Join the Product Management Consortium and SolutionsIQ for this educational session. You’ll observe a live Sprint planning session and see how the product manager/product owner assists in estimating the work for completion.

Name of event: JazzyJune 2008

Date and time: June 26, 4-9 p.m.

Place: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

Cost: $40 for members, $50 at the door.

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

Event phone: 253-572-9108

Description: This tradeshow-like venue features 80 showcase tables and sponsors promising a night of fun and purposeful networking. This year’s theme is the Power of Laughter and features local comedian Susan Dones. The event is presented by Women’s Resource and KeyBank.

Name of event: Strategic Planning Simplified: One Page, One Day

Date and time: June 26, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Place: Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Seattle

Cost: $999 to $1,099

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

Event phone: 360-271-8418

Description: Do you have clear, measurable goals? Is your success being tracked? If not, then it’s time to create a business plan and marketing you’ll enjoy doing and using daily. Walk in with your laptop, leave with a first-draft completed plan.

Name of event: Sun Microsystems and Active Power Technology briefing and tour: Sun Modular Datacenter and Active Power PowerHouse

Date and time: June 26, 11:55 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Hilton, King Country Room, 300 112th Ave. N.W., Bellevue

Cost: Free

Web site: https://www.suneventreg.com/cgi-bin/register.pl?EventID=2245

Event phone: 512-744-9488

Description: Join Active Power and Sun Microsystems for a half-day briefing and tour of the Sun Modular Datacenter (MD) S20 and PowerHouse from Active Power, the world’s first data center in a box complete with a prepackaged, fully redundant power and cooling architecture.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber June Business After Hours

Date and time: June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Eastside Commercial Bank

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: Essentials of Bootstrapping Workshop

Date and time: June 26, 7:30 a.m.-noon

Place: Perkins Coie offices, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 4800, Seattle

Cost: $65 for Northwest Entrepreneur Network members, $115 for nonmembers

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: Nearly every startup company goes through a period when cash is extremely tight and the demands of fueling the company’s growth are monumental. Bootstrapping — the corporate version of Europe on $10 a day — is a critical and immensely useful skill that enables startups to stay alive until they can get traction. This workshop will provide you with the techniques you need to maximize early cash inflow and control cash outflow. In addition to marketing, finance and legal experts, you will hear successful entrepreneurs talk about their real-life stories of bootstrapping their companies to success.

Name of event: Principles of Management online class

Date and time: July 1-Aug. 22.

Place: online via Edmonds Community College

Web site: http://mgmt.edcc.edu

Event phone: 425-640-1388

Description: Learn managerial skills with an emphasis on planning, decision-making, staffing, leading employees and teams, and controlling operation. Class counts toward a Project Management certificate.

Name of event: Is Your Logo in Need of a Makeover?

Date and time: July 2, 5-6:30 p.m.

Place: Teleseminar

Cost: $49.99

Web site: http://www.elevatingyourbusinessu.com/tele/logo.html

Event phone: 360-271-8418

Description: Join creative designer Nancy Owyang as she teaches you the five key ingredients to an effective business logo and then assesses your logo to determine if it is communicating the best message for your business.

Name of event: Pac NW Chapter IMC July Roundtable Breakfast

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

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

Cost: $35 members ($30 early registration); $45 nonmembers

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

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Lynda Silsbee, founder and president of Performance Dimensions Group will speak about “Marketing Systems That Drive a High Performance Consulting Business.” As consultants, we all know that we are supposed to keep our pipelines full and the basics of how to do that. Now learn how to apply Fortune 500 marketing techniques to your own practice and take your marketing program to the next level. Register on line at http://www.imcpacnw.org/ by July 1. No shows will be charged.

Name of event: Starting a New Business Workshop

Date and time: July 2 & Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450

Cost: $85; $75 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206 553 7320

Description: Learn all of the basics of getting a business off the ground, including structure, insurance, accounting and operations.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber / Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

Date and time: July 8 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Bellevue Club Hotel

Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The Morning Buzz is an Eastside networking event.

Name of event: Voice and Communication Classes

Date and time: July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 3, Seattle

Cost: $200 for 4 sessions

Web site: www.brain-voice.com

Event phone: 206-216-4650

Description: Anna Bernstein of The Brain-Voice Connection (formerly Speaking Matters) offers these voice and communication skills improvement classes, aimed at helping you project your voice with warmth and power, sound like a leader and expert, and influence clients and prospects with your voice. Class is limited to 12 people. Money-back guarantee.

Name of event: Building a Business Plan Workshop

Date and time: July 9, Aug. 13, & Sept. 10, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Place: SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle

Cost: $85; $75 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206 553 7320

Description: A well-written business plan is your blueprint for success.

Name of event: BizJam Seattle 08 — Social Media Essentials for Small Business

Date and time: July 9 & 10

Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle

Cost: $390

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

Event phone: 206-228-0780

Description: Savvy business owners know that social media such as blogs, social networks and online communities are effective, inexpensive ways to promote your business. Learn how to fully tap their potential at BizJam, where 30 expert speakers will host dozens of workshops. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of how to promote your business using free and low-cost tools, ready to ride the wave of change rather than get buried by it.

Name of event: Job Descriptions & Interviews that Work

Date and time: July 9, July 16, July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $89

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Business.html

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. In this workshop style class, you’ll discover the most effective ways to describe a position and then ask interview questions that give you solid information to use in hiring.

Name of event: Basic Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

Date and time: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Room #4, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park

Cost: $175

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Accounting_Finance_and_Investment.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: This course is designed for the small-business owner who has limited or no experience with bookkeeping. We’ll stay light on theory and heavy on practical applications for business or personal budgets. Topics include the purpose and benefit of keeping good records, financial statements, revenue and expenses, payables and receivables, taxes and budgets. No previous experience with QuickBooks required. Learning materials presented in class.

Name of event: Is Your Retirement Safe?

Date and time: July 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: Courtyard Marriott Downtown/Lake Union, 925 Westlake Ave N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.ubs.com

Event phone: 425-451-3413

Description: UBS Financial Services invites you to attend this free, interactive workshop that discusses how you can prepare and manage for the various challenges on the road to, and during, retirement. Space is limited. Confirm your reservation by contacting: Clare Johansen, 425-451-3413 or clare.johansen@ubs.com

Name of event: Women’s Business Exchange Breakfast

Date and time: July 10, 7 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Description: Join us for a conversation with Faith Ireland, a former State Supreme Court Justice who became a freelance in-house counsel and competitive powerlifter.

Name of event: Power of E-mail Marketing

Date and time: July 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Place: Beacon Hill Branch Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle

Cost: Free

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

Event phone: 866-373-2997

Description: This fast-paced and information-packed session covers the basics of how e-mail marketing helps position your business for success. You will learn best practices and winning strategies for getting and keeping quality subscribers; methods to increase open rates by writing good headlines and content; and getting readers to respond to your call to action.

Name of event: Hong Kong and Zhuhai: Your Partners for Success in China

Date and time: July 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Cost: Free with online registration before June 30

Web site: http://www.nushkba.org/Events/Seattle15Jul08.htm

Event phone: 213-622-3194 ext. 218

Description: A half-day seminar, networking lunch and business matching workshop on doing business with Hong Kong and China The program includes presentations on Hong Kong’s advantages, an experience-sharing discussion session with local executives who are already doing business with Hong Kong and China, and an update on the latest business environment in the Pearl River Delta region in China.

Name event: Washington Policy Center for the Environment / Annual Luncheon and Policy Conference

Date and time: July 15, 7:30 a.m., luncheon at noon.

Place: Westin Hotel Seattle

Cost: $60 conference and lunch registration, $35 lunch only. Special rates available for WPC supporters

Web site: washingtonpolicy.org

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: The policy conference will focus on “Climate Change and Ecofads .” The event will be composed of two parts: The Center for the Environment policy conference and breakfast will feature panels on climate change and ecofads, and the Center for the Environment annual luncheon will feature keynote speaker Bjrn Lomborg, the recipient of the Washington Policy Center’s 2008 Environmental Innovator Award, author of best sellers “Cool It” and “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine and one of the 50 people who could save the planet by the UK Guardian. Register online at www.washingtonpolicy.org. For more information, contact Alison White at awhite@washingtonpolicy.org or call 206-937-9691.

Name of event: Real Market Insights: Get the true story on our local real estate market

Date and time: July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: 1700 Westlake Ave N., Suite 600, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.justrealseattle.com/custom4.shtml

Event phone: 206-240-0467

Description: Is now a good time to buy? What do I need to qualify for a loan? What’s the state of our real estate market? Get the answers to these questions and more. Join Kate Beck from First Horizon Home Loans and Brad Davis from ERA Real Estate for a casual informational meeting about the Seattle area real estate market as well as insights about our markets’ foreseeable future.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: July 16-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber / July Business Lunch

Date and time: July 17, 12-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The keynote speaker is gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi.

Name of event: Tracking Customers and Growing Revenue with CRM

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

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

Cost: Free, but registration is required

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

Event phone: 425-460-4944

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

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber / Golf Classic Reception & Auction

Date and time: July 22, begins at 5:30 p.m.

Place: The Golf Club at Newcastle

Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: This event provides an evening of networking and dining at the 19th hole. Proceeds benefit the Bellevue Chamber Foundation’s teacher grant and student scholarship programs.

Name of event: Test Drive Microsoft Dynamics Accounting Software

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

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

Cost: Free, but registration is required

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

Event phone: 425-460-4944

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

Name of event: Internet Business Workshop

Date and time: July 25, Aug. 13 & Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m.

Place: SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle

Cost: $25, $20 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Learn how to use your Web site to promote, operate or grow your business.

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

Date and time: July 26, 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: $49

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Business.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: The Quick-Plan (single-page business plan) is a tool that can help all of us, whether we are just in the idea stage of business planning or are in business and never took the time for this important exercise. This workshop is designed to help you think, plan, and put down on paper your vision, goals and plan to start or grow your business. It will also take you to the next level in business planning.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: How to Get More Customers Now

Date and time: July 28, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop will focus on a 10-step process to help you get more customers, including marketing and advertising, number crunching, and profiling your ideal target customer. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber July Business After Hours

Date and time: July 30 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: LeMay Museum-Club Auto (Kirkland location)

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: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: Aug. 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Starting a New Business Workshop

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

Place: SCORE, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle

Cost: $85; $75 for each additional attendee

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Learn all of the basics of getting a business off the ground, including structure, insurance, accounting and operations.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: Sept. 10-11, 2008; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,500

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Are you looking for techniques to grow your successful Agile projects into an Agile program? Do you know what your next steps are on the Agile Maturity Scale? In this two-day course you will learn practices to help you grow your Agile teams into successful Agile programs, enabling you to take on more complex challenges while staying true to the Agile values and practices that you used in the Agile projects.

Name of event: Fundraising and Grant Writing for Nonprofits

Date and time: Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Cost: $79

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Summer%202008/Non_Profit.html

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising and the role grants play in your overall funding plan. Get information about how the process works, which funding sources are the right ones for you, and how to make your proposal more compelling and competitive.

Name of event: WWEE 2008 Pierce County benefit breakfast

Date and time: Sept. 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Place: Hotel Murano, Tacoma

Web site: www.WWEE.org

Event phone: 253-590-0647

Description: Washington Women’s Employment & Education (WWEE) will host its 2008 Benefit Breakfast to recognize and celebrate the success achieved by WWEE graduates. At this fundraising event, breakfast guests will have the opportunity to hear WWEE graduate speakers share their personal stories of triumph over adversityReservations are required. Email: info@wwee

Name of event: Project Management class

Date and time: Sept. 22-Dec. 11, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Mon.-Thurs.

Place: Edmonds Community College

Web site: http://mgmt.edcc.edu

Event phone: 425-640-1388

Description: Learn to work in a project team and create plans that identify the project scope, constraints, stakeholders and risks. This class counts toward a Project Management certificate.

Name of event: Microsoft Project online class

Date and time: Sept. 22-Dec. 11

Place: Online via Edmonds Community College

Web site: http://mgmt.edcc.edu

Event phone: 425-640-1388

Description: Learn to organize, schedule, manage and report projects using Microsoft Project. This class counts toward a Project Management certificate, which may be completed in less than a year.

Name of event: 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.