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...

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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: NW Biodiesel Network Eastside Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date and time: Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

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

Description: This meeting will focus on how biodiesel is made and how Washington ensures that we all enjoy high quality fuel. Speakers are Steve Verhey of Central Washington Biodiesel and Rebecca McAferty with the Washington Department of Agriculture.

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: Getting Started with Constant Contact

Date and time: Dec. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Place: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.constantcontact.com/regional/events.jsp?template=day&trumbaEmbed=date%3D20081211

Description: This workshop will walk you through the Constant Contact E-mail Marketing System. Best for new customers, free trailers and anyone that is looking for training on how to use Constant Contact to promote their business.

Name of event: Successful Methods to Lead in Changing Times

Date and time: Dec. 11, 8-10:30 a.m.

Place: Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium

Cost: Free

Web site: www.effectivenessinstitute.com

Event phone: 425-641-7620 x0

Description: This session will provide awareness as to how we can anticipate and prevent the resistance to change that can threaten to hinder progress, reduce efficiencies and impact profits. Participants will develop an understanding of the three phases of change and of how individuals deal with change uniquely and differently, which is critical to successfully navigating through change or implementing important changes.

Name of event: Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

Date and time: Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Hilton Bellevue Hotel

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.rtecc.com/seattle2008 Event phone:

Description: This conference is for software and hardware application and design engineers and managers developing computer systems and time-critical applications for industries, such as industrial control, military/aero, datacomm and telephony, consumer electronics, process control, and embedded applications.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber December Business After Hours

Date and time: Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Vertigo Lounge & Grill, 989 112th Ave. N.E., Suite. 205, 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: Women’s Business Exchange Breakfast

Date and time: Dec. 11, 7 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Web site: www.wbex.org

Description: Eugene Cho’s topic will be “Can We Change the World?” He is the founding and lead pastor of Seattle’s Quest Church, the executive director of Q Café and has launched the humanitarian organization One Day’s Wages.

Name of event: GO (Get Organized) Seminar

Date and time: Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-noon.

Place: The Village Bellevue

Cost: $199

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Event phone: 206-579-5743

Description: Learn simple to implement techniques to help people in business increase focus, organization and productivity. This seminar will help you get more done in less time, get and stay organized at work, and stay focused on high priority activities that will help you increase your revenue.

Name of event: December Venture Breakfast: Tuning In to the Digital Music Business

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

Place: Bellevue Harbor Club, Bellevue

Cost: Regular registration — $25 members, $40 nonmembers. After Dec. 8 0 — $30 members, $45 nonmembers

Web site: www.nwen.org

Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: Get a glimpse inside the music business with Dave Dederer, founding member of Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum Seattle band “The Presidents of the United States of America.” Dave has served as the band’s “entrepreneur in residence” since inception. He currently also serves as vice president, business development, for Seattle digital media startup Melodeo.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Dec. 12

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

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: Licensing Executives Society — Seattle Chapter Speaker Series

Date and time: Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Description: Jerry A. Riedinger — partner & firmwide chair in the patent litigation practice at Perkins Coie — discusses “Patent Exhaustion Licensing Since Quanta v. LG Electronics.”

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber December Business Lunch

Date and time: Dec. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The keynote speaker is King County Executive Ron Sims

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild Holiday Party and Portfolio Review

Date and time: Dec. 17

Place: Pyramid Ale House, across the street from Safeco Field, 1201 1st Ave. S., Seattle

Cost: $22-30

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Join us for our annual holiday party. Meet and greet other creatives. Bring your work to show off.

Name of event: Environmental Business Opportunities in China

Date and time: Dec. 18, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Cub

Cost: Free

Web site: www.schwabe.com

Event phone: 503-796-2895

Description: Recent Chinese initiatives on environmental protection and alternative energy are affecting businesses in China and the United States. New environmental business opportunities exist for Americans doing business in China, specifically in the areas of waste management, recycling (plastic, metal), waste to energy (methane, biomass) and clean technology. Businesses can jump-start growth by maximizing knowledge in these areas.

Name of event: KEYTIME ‘Learn to Type in 1 Hour’ class

Date and time: Dec 22-23 and Dec. 29-31 10 a.m.-noon

Place: 5508A Roosevelt Way N.E.

Cost: $295

Web site: http://www.keytime.com/schedule.html

Event phone: 206-522-8973

Description: Since 1987, KEYTIME has been teaching people of all ages to type. Students learn to type without looking in one hour and then improve speed and accuracy. Average increase in speed and accuracy in the nine-hour class is 15-20 words per minute. A quick and easy approach to improving your productivity through computer keyboarding.

Name of event: Project Management Professional Course Info Meeting

Date and time: Jan. 8, 6 p.m.

Place: Everett Transit Station

Web site: http://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: Economy-Proof Your Business

Date and time: Jan. 8

Place: Bellettini’s, Bellevue

Cost: $35 includes networking, meal, mini-workshop, valet parking/tip

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

Event phone: 360-271-8418 or 425-440-9659

Description: Learn how to write a clear, concise and understandable business plan, on one page. The process links five very important business-building concepts: brainstorming, planning, execution, accountability, and results. The event’s speaker is Maria Marsala, founder of Elevating Your Business.

Name of event: Seattle Landlord Tenant Law Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 8

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45 or $60 for clock hours

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: The landlord tenant laws of Seattle are unique and not always intuitive. In this class, taught by Chris Benis, we focus on everything that a Seattle landlord must know to comply with the city’s laws. Special attention is paid to the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance, Landlord Prohibited Acts Ordinance, Rental Agreement Regulation Ordinance, and Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.

Name of event: Turbo Charge Your Business: It Takes a Business and Marketing Plan on One Page

Date and time: Jan. 8

Place: The Bellettini, Bellevue

Cost: $35 before Jan. 3, $47 after

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

Event phone: 360-271-8418

Description: Learn how to write a clear, concise and focused business plan. The process links five important business-building concepts: brainstorming, planning, execution, accountability and results. Learn more at the Web site.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Jan. 9

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Women Conference

Date and time: Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $39

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

Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: Are you faced with financial fear every month? Is debt running your life? Are you stressed out over the Wall Street meltdown? If you’re ready to create a life of financial freedom, attend this conference — a safe place to learn about money. It will feature three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions taught by local professional experts.

Name of event: Landlord 101 Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 12, 3-6 p.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Instructor: Being a landlord can be a scary experience. Come learn practical, useful information from Tamara Simon, owner of Koss Property Management, on how to manage your rental property. Knowledge is power, get the tools you need to become a more effective landlord. Simon’s “Ten Commandments of Property Management” will cover the basics of attracting and keeping quality tenants, demystify Landlord Tenant Law, and increase your bottom line.

Name of event: Economy-Proof Your Business / Columbia Tower Club Business Forum

Date and time: Jan. 14

Place: Columbia Tower Club

Cost: $35 includes networking, meal, mini-workshop, valet parking/tip

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

Event phone: CTC Office: 206-622-2010

Description: Learn how to write a clear, concise and understandable business plan, on one page. The process links five very important business-building concepts: brainstorming, planning, execution, accountability, and results. The event’s speaker is Maria Marsala, founder of Elevating Your Business.

Name of event: First Time on a Nonprofit Board? What You Need to Know

Date and time: Jan. 14, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Plaza 600 Building, 600 Stewart St., Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: https://www.regonline.com/JPFirstTimeJan2009

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: Board service standards are higher now as the IRS encourages good governance practices for all nonprofit organizations. Review a directors legal responsibilities and your rights and obligations as a member of a charitable, educational or professional board. Protect yourself from liability, enjoy the confidence of understanding your role, and be prepared to take an active part in board discussion. Jurassic Parliament offers this interactive and enjoyable training including a box lunch if you register by COB Monday January 12.

Name of event: Bookkeeping Basics Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: This seminar, taught by Julie Johnson, is designed to cover bookkeeping basics, from understanding and tracking cash flow, creating a profit and loss worksheet to setting up effective and accurate bookkeeping and record management systems. This class will give you the basics you need to properly manage your rental property finances. There will also be a brief overview of Quicken Rental Property Manager Software for the small owner.

Name of event: 37th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

Date and time: Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Web site: www.enterpriseSeattle.org

Event phone: 206-389-8650

Description: Gain insight into future economic trends with timely forecasts from a field of experts from The Conference Board, Federal Reserve Bank and Puget Sound Economic Forecaster. The conference will also feature an interactive discussion with a panel of regional executives to address the challenges and emerging opportunities for the region.

Name of event: NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo

Date and time: Jan. 19-21, 2009

Place: Oregon Convention Center

Cost: General registration, $25-$295

Web site: www.nwfpa.org

Event phone: 503-327-2200

Name of event: RHA’s Investment Club

Date and time: Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Considering a career in real estate investing or are you planning on purchasing investment property? Michelle Broderson shares her successes of being in the real estate industry for over two decades and will teach you what you need to know before purchasing investment property. She will share insight and examples of some of her investment deals. Topics covered will include finding, funding and exiting deals as well as whether or not you should work with an agent or be your own.

Name of event: Choosing and Evaluating Franchise Options

Date and time: Jan. 21, noon-4 p.m.

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

Cost: $45

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: What kind of franchise fits your needs, goals and expectations? Learn how to analyze and assess a franchise opportunity, evaluate startup costs and other important criteria before you sign on the dotted line.

Name of event: Setting Yourself Up for Success Seminar

Date and time: Jan. 21, 8-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $30

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: People who set goals are more successful than non-goal-setters. They also earn more money. This course will help you set your goals and follow through with an action plan to achieve results.

Name of event: Value-Driven Product Requirements Workshop

Date and time: Jan. 21-22, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: Regus, 5400 Carillon Pt. # 400, Kirkland

Cost: $1,595

Web site: www.pivotalpm.com

Description: This two-day, interactive course is targeted at customer-facing product managers, program managers and product planners. It provides a step-by-step process for creating Business, Market, and Product Requirements Documents (BRDs, MRDs, PRDs) for products that deliver maximum value to users and customers.

Name of event: I’ve Just Been Elected Treasurer — HELP!

Date and time: Jan. 22, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Plaza 600 Building, 600 Stewart St., Seattle

Cost: $69

Web site: https://www.regonline.com/JPElectedTreasurerJan2009

Event phone: 206-542-8422

Description: As nonprofits are subject to ever greater scrutiny from authorities and the public, it is essential to understand your duties as treasurer. This session provides an introduction to your responsibilities and suggestions about how to fulfill them successfully. Concise, enjoyable, and practical training provided by Jurassic Parliament includes a box lunch if you register by Jan. 20.

Name of event: WPC’s Center for Education Kick Off Event

Date and time: Jan. 22, noon-1:30 p.m. (registration begins at 11:30 a.m.)

Place: Harbor Club, Seattle

Cost: $35 ($30 for WPC supporters) includes lunch and event materials

Web site: http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/events/education_2009.html

Event phone: 206-937-9691

Description: Washington Policy Center will be hosting a luncheon to officially kick off its Center for Education. The event will feature school management expert and UCLA professor Bill Ouchi who will discuss his ideas on improving our education system.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum Training, with SolutionsIQ

Date and time: Jan. 27-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: SolutionsIQ headquarters, Redmond

Cost: $1,500

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/services/upcoming-courses.php

Event phone: 1-800-234-4091, ext. 2434

Description: The Agile Program Management course is designed to increase your ability to scale Agile practices to deliver large-scale enterprise initiatives with maximum value to customers, product owners and stakeholders. You will learn how to build effective Agile programs that leverage your successful Agile practices, enabling you to take on even more complex development challenges. The course will also teach you how to better plan and manage to ensure multiple teams working on various initiatives are coordinating to meet overall enterprise objectives.

Name of event: Financing Your Business Workshop

Date and time: Jan. 28, 8 a.m.-noon.

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

Cost: $45

Web site: www.seattlescore.org

Event phone: 206-553-7320

Description: Wondering where and how to get the financing you need? Do you have sufficient financial resources to satisfy lender requirements? This workshop gives you the analytical tools that every banker will require before making a loan commitment.

Name of event: Road Map to Success: Create Your Business & Marketing Plan, One Day, One Page

Date and time: Jan. 30

Place: 701 5th Ave., Seattle

Cost: $997

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

Event phone: 360-271-8418

Description: Walk in with your laptop and leave with a completed solid draft of your plan.

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.

Name of event: Coaching: Creating Conscious Choice and Change

Date and time: Feb. 5, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Place: Cedarbrook Conference Center, 18525 36th Ave. South, Seattle

Cost: $257 — $296

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

Event phone: 206-920-8072

Description The conference is hosted by the Puget Sound Coaches Association and sponsored by inviteChange. Join other visionary coaches who are wanting to make a difference in the world, with their clients and for themselves. This event will provide you with answers to questions like: What’s new for the next wave of professional coaching? What new client groups will I work with next, and how can I provide value to them? How can I effectively market myself and my coaching business?

Name of event: Protecting You from Your Business: Using business structure and other legal tools to protect you.

Date and time: Feb. 8, 8:15-10:15 a.m.

Place: The Bellettini, Bellevue

Cost: $35-$47

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

Event phone: 360-271-8418 or 425-440-9659

Description: The session will be presented by small-business attorney Michelle Bomberger.

Name of event: King County Landlords Meetup

Date and time: Feb. 13, 8:30-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Come network and discuss relevant issues and best practices of the rental housing industry with other rental property owners.

Name of event: Time Management for the Real Estate Professional Seminar

Date and time: Feb. 18, 8-10 a.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $30

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Are you working harder and longer than ever before trying to keep up with an increasingly demanding workload? Most professionals are! Learn how to do the important things first. Don’t let the urgent items take over.

Name of event: Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership Information Session

Date and time: Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Place: Seattle University.

Web site: http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/npl/

Event phone: 206-296-6143

Description: This is an informal event that allows prospective applicants an opportunity to meet staff, faculty, current students and alumni from the Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.

Name of event: How to Serve Notices and Evictions Seminar

Date and time: Feb. 19, 3-6 p.m.

Place: Rental Housing Association, 529 Warren Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $45

Web site: www.rha-ps.com

Event phone: 206-905-0605

Description: Even when you’ve done everything right, eventually you may need to serve notices to your tenants. When the worst case scenario happens, learn how to use notices and the eviction process properly to save you time, money and heartache. Class instructor Verna Cameron in 1982 founded L/T Services, an eviction service in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. industry.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training, with SolutionsIQ

Date and time: Feb. 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: SolutionsIQ headquarters, Redmond

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/services/upcoming-courses.php

Event phone: 1.800-235-4091, ext. 2434

Description: Certified ScrumMaster Training give you all the tools and information you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ’s certified ScrumMaster trainers, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints), and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Certified Scrum Product Owner Training, with SolutionsIQ

Date and time: Feb. 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: SolutionsIQ headquarters, Redmond

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/services/upcoming-courses.php

Event phone: 1-800-235-4091, ext. 2434

Description: Scrum increases the emphasis on assessing and driving business value through close collaboration with the delivery team. The Scrum Product Owner establishes the interaction between the business and the delivery team that is so essential to increasing productivity within an Agile organization. Product owners who assume this crucial role have the ability to guide the team and the process to gain the full benefit of Agile delivery.

Name of event: Washington’s Innovation Summit 2009

Date and time: April 9, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. 6th St.

Cost: $150-$230

Web site: www.watechcenter.org

Event phone: 206.685.1920

Description: Washington’s Innovation Summit 2009 will bring together more than 400 innovators and thought leaders in sustainability and technology who are driving industry development in sustainable energy, innovative materials and manufacturing, urban sustainability and healthy ecosystems. The summit will focus on how we are developing innovative and sustainable approaches to realize our opportunities and overcome challenges. You’ll discover the companies, researchers and opportunities at the forefront of Washington’s emerging economic sectors. Keynote speakers will include Gifford Pinchot III, co-founder and president emeritus of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Thomas E. Plimpton, vice chairman of Paccar.