TUESDAY, NOV. 19
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 2013 Economic Summit: 8 to 10 a.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $35 members, $45 nonmembers, breakfast included. Contact Nick Souba at 472-5237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Financing workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. and repeated 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 330, Boise. Provides an overview and discussion of SBA Loan Guaranty Programs and commercial financing programs, including what you as a small business owner should prepare for when seeking commercial lending. Free. Call 334-9004, ext. 336, or go to sba.gov/BDO-Workshops to RSVP.
Meridian Chamber Luncheon: Noon to 1 p.m. in the Salmon Room, Meridian School District Training Center, 1303 E. Central Drive. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. RSVP required at 888-2817.
Business Launch Workshop: 4 to 6 p.m. at Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Covers all the basics and provides you with resources to get your business started the right way. This workshop is the first step in becoming a client of META’s Women’s Business Center. $60, and enrolls you as a client. Register at wbcidaho.org/training/business-launch or contact Gina Bessire at 336-5533, ext 237, or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21
Idaho and Eastern Oregon Potato Committee: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Sandpiper Restaurant, 1400 Bench Road, Pocatello. Call Tammy Thompson at (208) 529-8057.
Meridian Chamber Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Collin’s Fine Jewelers, 3210 E. Chinden Blvd, Suite 127, Eagle. Call 888-2817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Doing Business with the Government workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. at the SBA Boise District Office, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 330. 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, ext. 336, or go to sba.gov/BDO-Workshops to RSVP.
Affordable Care Act Implications for Small Business: 11 a.m. to noon at the Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 330, Boise. Covers both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics include: small business tax credits — who’s eligible for them and how to claim them, marketplace updates, shared responsibility, cost containment, and tools and resources available for small businesses. Free. Go to sba.gov/events.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
TechBoise: 8:30 to 10 a.m. last Friday of each month at Cole Marr Coffeehouse, 404 S. 8th St., Boise. Business owners and entrepreneurs developing innovative products discuss issues.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Meridian Chamber Luncheon and Table Top Trade Show: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. an the Meridian School District Training Center, 1303 E. Central Drive. $20 nonmembers. RSVP required at 888-2817. Email email@example.com for booth space.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
Schmoozeday Tuesday networking and business workshop event: 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Hotel Quiet Bar, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Join Dale Dixon of the Better Business Bureau; discuss business scams and how to avoid them. $10 general, free for members of META and Think Boise First. Go to metaidaho.org/schmoozeday-tuesday or call Jim at 336-5533, ext. 344.
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