Tuesday, Dec. 15
Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discusses a range of finance options small businesses have and how to prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495560.
Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria, 800 W. Main St., Suite 210 and 230, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
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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 email@example.com or calling 501-7449.
Nampa Chamber Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Idaho Senate Pro Tem, Brent Hill and Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke will provide a preview of the upcoming 2016 legislative session. $17 members, $20 late reservations after Dec. 14 at noon. Reservations required by calling 466-4641.
CEO Speaker Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Darrel Anderson, president and CEO, Idaho Power. $40 Boise Chamber members, $50 nonmembers. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thursday, Dec. 17
QuickBooks: Beginning session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and intermediate from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Boise State TECenter, 5465 Terra Linda Way, Nampa. $65 per sessions or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
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. Find out 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.
Meridian Chamber Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at NeuDesign Architects, 200 N.E. 2nd St., Meridian. Free to members and guests of the chamber. Call Betsy Davies at 888-2817.
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Doing Business with the Federal Government: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn about the Small Business Administration’s government contracting certifications, as well as the many resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495604.
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Idaho Job and Career Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Free. Go to ibleventsinc.com.
Thursday, Jan. 14
University of Idaho Extension project: The first offering of the new project, “Starting Your Sustainable Idaho Small Farm,” begins Jan. 14 at 10 locations across Idaho. The five-session series will include six-hour workshops, a webinar and farm tours. This will help those aspiring to operate small farms and ranches take a realistic look at their goals and resources. Jan. 7 is the registration deadline for the workshop series, which will run until March 31. The course fee is $115. Some partial scholarships are available. More information is available at cultivatingsuccess.org.
Nampa Chamber Business and Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hampton Inn & Suites, 5750 E. Franklin Road, Nampa. Free to attend. If you are not a member and would like to attend as a guest, call 466-4641.
Social Media: You’re Social, Now What?: 10 a.m. to noon at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Lisa Smith, speaker, trainer and founder of 7-Touch Marketing, teaches why your business must be in social media, and how to use it strategically to bring real results for your business. Free. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
Boise Chamber Legislative Forum: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 members, $45 nonmembers; $20 program-only ticket. To register, call 472-5237 or go to boisechamber.org.
Email Marketing: How to Nuture Leads and Grow Your Business: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Presented by Lisa Smith, speaker, trainer and founder of 7-Touch Marketing. Free. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Top 5 Business Videos to Invest In: 10 a.m. to noon at Boise State TECenter, 5465 Terra Linda Way, Nampa. Learn why video is critically important for growing your business in 2016. $49. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
Nampa Chamber Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. “State of the City” address from Mayor Bob Henry, who will share his vision and goals for the coming year. $17 members, $20 late registration after Jan. 18 at noon. Reservations required by calling 466-4641.
Friday, Jan. 22
Wisdom 2.0 Connect: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place), W. Myrtle St., Boise. Explores ways to more fully optimize innovation, authenticity and bring more clarity to the contemporary workplace and to life. Features speakers, hosted conversations, guided meditations, connection exercises, a community lunch and a post-event lounge-style cocktail hour at the brand-new JUMP facility in Downtown Boise. $90. Go to wisdom2summit.com/Events or eventbrite.com.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Business Basics: Starting Your Own Business: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Ideal starting point for new and future businesses who want information on how to structure and run a business. Free. Call the U.S. Small Business Administration at 334-9004, ext. 342 to register or for more information.
Boise Chamber Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Business Interiors of Idaho, 176 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free to chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP needed.
Compiled by Michelle Jenkins. To submit a calendar listing, go to Events.IdahoStatesman.com and click on “Add event.” Items must be received 10 days in advance. All submissions become the property of the Statesman.