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Idaho Business Datebook: July 17-Aug. 20

Compiled by Michelle JenkinsJuly 16, 2014 

THURSDAY, JULY 17

Money-Making Marketing: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Attendees learn how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost tactics. Free, but registration is required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

Doing Business with the Government workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. at the SBA Boise District Office, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 330. Learn about the Small Business Administration's government contracting certifications, as well as the resources available to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. To RSVP, call 334-9004, ext. 336, or go to sba.gov/BDO-Workshops.

Boise Metro Chamber CEO Speaker Series luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Featuring Pat Talamantes, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., the parent company of the Idaho Statesman. $30 members, $40 nonmembers, through July 16. Beginning July 17: $40 and $50. Register at boisechamber.org or contact Nick Souba at nsouba@boisechamber.org or 472-5237.

Business Launch Workshop: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women's Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. WBC's recommended first step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to WBC clients.

Smart StartUp Part I: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Attendees will receive the tools to determine if their business idea is viable. Free, but registration is required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 23-24

Business Educator Exchange workshop: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa. Teachers will spend the first day visiting businesses where the employee career pathways are most aligned to what they teach. The second day will be spent learning about training and educational opportunities for students and resources for educators. With a $60 fee, participating teachers can earn a professional development credit from the university. Teachers not seeking credit can participate without charge. To register, email Ofelia.Morales@labor.idaho.gov.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Free, but registration is required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

TechBoise: 8:30 to 10 a.m. last Friday of each month at Cole Marr Coffeehouse, 404 S. 8th St., Boise. Business owners and entrepreneurs developing innovative products discuss issues.

TUESDAY, JULY 29

Smart StartUp Part II: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Attendees receive help with their business model before seeking outside funding. Free, but registration is required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Free, but registration is required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

Zions Bank's Small Business Conference: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Keynote speakers include publishing executive and fiscal conservative Steve Forbes, and Sallie Krawcheck, a women's advocate and former Wall Street executive. U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo will also offer remarks about Idaho's competitiveness. $35, includes lunch. Register at zionsbank.com/conference.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19-20

Intermountain Energy Summit: At the Shilo Inn and Conference Center, 780 Lindsay Blvd., Idaho Falls. The focus will be on energy policy and finding ways to bring together the planning processes of the energy-rich region to have a greater impact on issues like transmission and transportation, public engagement, education and work force training, and research and development. Keynote addresses by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Rep. Mike Simpson, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. $229 early registration (first 50 registrants), $249 through July 31, $299 late registration (Aug. 1-19). Intermountainenergysummit.com.

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