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Treasure Valley business calendar: Oct. 31-Dec. 20

Boise Brewing Co. will host the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Ups and Suds event Thursday, Oct. 27.
Boise Brewing Co. will host the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Ups and Suds event Thursday, Oct. 27. Idaho Statesman

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discusses where and how to use research to build a business plan and the importance of starting a business with a sturdy foundation. Topics covered include: self-evaluation, choosing a legal structure, building a business plan and preparing for a lender. Workshop is held first Tuesday of the month. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Start-Ups and Suds: 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St. Go to boisechamber.org.

Friday, Nov. 4

Mega Marketing: 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Lower Level Conference Room, 250 S. 5th St. Networking and the unique opportunity to present your company and its products and services to fellow chamber members. Register to Teresa Kirkmire at tkirkmire@boisechamber.org or call 472-5241.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Boise Metro Chamber’s 2016 Economic Summit: 8 to 10 a.m. at Boise Centre East, 195 S. Capitol Blvd. Keynote speaker is Bill Conerly, Conerly Consulting LLC. $35 members, $45 nonmembers, includes breakfast. Register to Mike Swain at mswain@boisechamber.org or 472-5212.

#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: Noon to 1 p.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. Demonstrations of real time social networking tools and services are provided if time allows. Workshop is held second Tuesday of the month. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series: Ethics for Managers: Business Aha! Tips and Cases: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber, Lower Level Conference Center, 250 S. 5th St. Free for members, $35 nonmembers. Register to Andrea Vlassis-Zahn at avlassiszahn@boisechamber.org or 472-5259.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Nampa Chamber Business and Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites, 5750 E. Franklin Road, Nampa. Free to members. RSVP by Nov. 6 at nampa.com. For nonmembers wishing to attend as a guest, call 466-4641.

Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at SERVPRO of Boise and SERVPRO of Meridian / Star / Eagle, 5090 N. Sawyer Ave., Garden City. Free to Boise Metro Chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at door). No RSVP needed. Go to boisechamber.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.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Donuts and Democracy: 9 to 10 a.m. at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Panel discussion on transportation planning. Go to boisechamber.org.

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. Workshop is held third Tuesday of the month. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 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 (Idaho PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Money Making Marketing: 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 idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

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 (Idaho PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

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.

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