TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6-7
Conference on Housing and Economic Development: 10 a.m. Oct. 6 and 8 a.m. Oct. 7 at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Network with hundreds of industry leaders, policy experts, and civic leaders; learn about current industry trends and best practices in any one of dozens of workshops; share ideas and collaborate with industry colleagues; expand your knowledge base by attending multiple keynote presentations by nationally-recognized speakers; and see the latest products and services in the trade show marketplace. $285 general, $235 government/nonprofit. Go to 2015housingconf.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
Buy Idaho annual Meeting and Trade Show: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave. The program includes a trade show featuring Buy Idaho members showcasing Idaho products and services, followed by a luncheon, a business meeting and keynote speaker. Registration is $25 per person or $225 for a table of 10. Go to buyidaho.org.
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Money-Making Marketing: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Learn how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost or no-cost tactics for your business. Free. RSVP required by emailing email@example.com or calling 501-7449.
Working Wednesday: How to Build a Loyal Customer List: 2 to 4 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Gain an understanding on how to build a loyal customer list and why it is important for your business. One of the founders of Press Advantage will explain the effectiveness of list building. Free. Call 426-3875.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar “Data Security in the Workplace”: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave. In addition to Madeline Cahill’s presentation on cybersecurity, the seminar will include presentations that cover a range of employment law topics, such as privacy and social media in the workplace, and confidentiality agreements. $339. Go to sterlingeducation.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9
Metro Conversations: 8 to 9 a.m. at Moffatt Thomas, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., 10th floor, Boise. Free for members. Go to boisechamber.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Covers the major factors that are essential to establish or grow a small business. $75. Call 334-1696.
TUESDAY, OCT. 13
#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Introduction to contemporary social networking services and tools for small businesses from setup to integration. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1490122.
Trailhead Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. This “Speed Mentoring” session gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to visit face-to-face with experts in several fields including marketing, business law, banking and accounting. Free to Women’s Business Center and Trailhead members, $10 nonmembers. Go to trailheadboise.org/event/speed-mentoring.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14
LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free. RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7449.
Boise City Council Candidate Forum: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at University of Idaho Water Center, Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St., Boise. Hosted by Boise Young Professionals. Free, but registration requested at boiseyp.org.
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