Treasure Valley business calendar: Sept. 26-Nov. 2

Legal and ethical issues are among the topics at the 2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, put on by the Idaho State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management.
Legal and ethical issues are among the topics at the 2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, put on by the Idaho State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management. The Dallas Morning News

Tuesday, Sept. 27

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 resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to

Friday, Sept. 30

2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring nationally known keynote speakers and six breakout sessions. Keynote speaker is Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom whistleblower and ethics consultant. She will share her personal experiences at WorldCom as well as critical ethics and governance lessons from some of the largest corporate scandals. Fee. More information at

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8

DevOps Days: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Two days of education and interaction with a variety of industry leaders in the DevOps movement from companies like Google, Microsoft, CA, HPE, NASA, Netflix, etc. $125. Go to

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Breaking Barriers: Idaho Local Government Economic Development Summit: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Provides local government officials and businesses in Idaho information to help overcome the political, administrative, economic and structural barriers to effective economic development. $95, includes light refreshments, lunch and evening reception. Register at

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Boise Metro Chamber’s 133rd Annual Gala Dinner: 6 to 9:15 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Mara Liasson, correspondent for National Public Radio and contributor to Fox News Channel. $100 members, $150 nonmembers. Register at

Thursday, Oct. 13

Buy Idaho’s 30th Anniversary Celebration: 11 a.m. at Boise Centre East, 850 N. Front St. Opens with a tradeshow featuring more than 30 Buy Idaho members showcasing Idaho products and services, followed by a luncheon at noon with keynote speaker Gov. Butch Otter. Event continues with workshops and breakout sessions, and at 4 p.m. the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to kick off a networking reception with a no-host bar, appetizers and music. Tradeshow, workshops and reception are free to attend. Tickets to the luncheon are $25 through Sept. 30 and $35 in October. Call 343-2582 or go to

Friday, Oct. 14

Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Inclusion: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, 17th floor, 890 W. Main St., Boise. Partner with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and focus on building a business community that fosters respect for human dignity and diversity in the workplace. $40. Call 345-0304 or go to

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Idaho Freedom Foundation, University of Idaho Forum: 7 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Two doctors will debate Medicaid expansion: Dr. John M. Livingston, a retired U.S. Navy trauma surgeon, will offer alternatives to expansion, and Dr. Kenneth Krell, director of critical care at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, will advocate for expansion. Go to

Thursday, Oct. 20

Market Research Made Easy: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Identify, explore and evaluate market opportunities; get comfortable using online research resources; learn how to calculate demand “in the field” using surveys, interviews, focus groups; create customer profiles for your target market; develop your value proposition. Free. RSVP required by emailing or calling 501-7573.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Professional Development Day: 8 a.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Features opportunities to interact with key executives from some of Idaho’s top privately held companies as well as with other young professionals. Attendees will also take part in the luncheon recognizing Idaho’s top 100 privately held businesses. $100 per person, $95 for Boise Young Professionals members, includes continental breakfast, luncheon and social hour (4 p.m.). Register at

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Idaho Public Purchasing Association Reverse Vendor Trade Show: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Encourages vendors to meet and talk directly to purchasing officials from various government agencies. Vendors, suppliers, contractors, and other service providers from across the state circulate from agency to agency and provide information about their products/services to the appropriate procurement representatives. In return, the procurement representatives provide valuable information about how to do business with their agency. $60. Call 391-7304 or go to

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