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 idahofreedom.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Ada County Highway District Candidate Forum: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber offices, 250 S. 5th St. Go to boisechamber.org.
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 email@example.com or calling 501-7573.
City Center Plaza Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at City Center Plaza, 195 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. Call 489-3668.
Business After Hours and Trade Show: 5 to 7 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise. Multiple Treasure Valley chambers are invited for food, entertainment and networking. Free for Boise Metro Chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP needed. Go to boisechamber.org.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Small Business Success Coaching and Workshop Conference: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Boise State University. Designed to support and encourage the growth of both new and established businesses looking to take the next steps in their growth. Participants will have the opportunity for a one-on-one discussion of individual business plans with an experienced business mentor. Also, workshops, a panel Q&A discussion, and conference with keynote speech from Happy Family co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Jessica Rolph. A complimentary lunch and free parking provided. Registration closes Oct. 18. To register, go to treasurevalley.score.org/localworkshops.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Boise Metro Chamber’s Business Owners Success Series (BOSS): Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, 802 W. Bannock St., Suite 202. Featuring Michelle Crosby, co-founder and CEO of Wevorce. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.
Idaho Technology Council’s Hall of Fame 2016: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. The late Harry Morrison, co-founder of Boise construction giant Morrison-Knudsen, and Faisal Shah, co-founder of MarkMonitor and longtime leader of Boise’s entrepreneurial community, are the 2016 inductees into the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) Hall of Fame. $110 for ITC members, $125 nonmembers. Go to idahotechcouncil.org.
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 idahostatesman.com/prodevday.
Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. In-depth discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Strong emphasis placed on financial statement analysis, projections, cash flow, and successfully presenting your request to a lender. Free. RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7573.
Boise Young Professionals (BYP) Gala and Idaho Young Professional Awards: 5 to 7:45 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Register at boiseyp.org.
Thursday, Oct. 27
A Nightmare on Tech Street 2: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher’s Technology, 575 E. 42nd St., Boise. Halloween-themed seminars on safeguarding your documents and data. Free; complimentary lunch and Halloween goodies. Call 375-4410 or go to fisherstech.com/nightmare.
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 nigp-idaho.org.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Information essential to starting or growing a small business. Presentations by experts in accounting, law, banking and social media. Workshop is held second Saturday of the month. $75. Call 334-1696 or go to treasurevalley.score.org.
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.