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Business calendar: Treasure Valley business calendar, June 22-Sept. 3

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Doing Business with the Federal Government: 9 to 11 a.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn about government contracting certifications as well as the many resources to help small businesses interested in selling. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

Governor Butch Otter’s Address to the Business Community: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 Boise Chamber members, $45 nonmembers, through June 17. Beginning June 18, $45 and $55. Register at boisechamber.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

Buyer’s Guide to Franchising: 7 to 8 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Suite 1213, Boise. FranNet is offering an educational webinar to all who are thinking about going into business for themselves and would like to learn if business or franchise ownership is a good career choice moving forward. Free. Call Kim Labrum at 426-3875.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at CTA Architects Engineers, 800 W. Main St., Suite 800, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Speed Mentoring: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Sit across the table from an expert and get free advice on marketing, loans, accounting, business operations or business law. Contact Shari Herrera at 336-6722 or sherrera@wbcidaho.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Concentrates on the development and delivery of an effective sales presentation to compel your target market to buy from you. Free. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 7

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Brief overview of the fundamentals of operation, market and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. $60, free to META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Free. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

Guided Business Plan Workshop: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Must attend WBC Business Launch class before participating in this workshop. $157 general, $97 META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

First Friday Networking: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 1415 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. Free. Go to meridianchamber.org or call 888-2817.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Grow Your Business with Social Media: 10 a.m. to noon at Meridian Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave. Learn how to use social media for more than chatter, which social sites are worth your time and which are not, what to post and when to post it, and how to do it all in 15 minutes a day. Free. Call 426-3875.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Learn how to build and manage your personal and business brand by connecting and commenting on LinkedIn. Free. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

Business Launch: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Brief overview of the fundamentals of operation, market and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. $60, free to META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

Guided Business Plan Workshop: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Must attend WBC Business Launch class before participating in this workshop. $157 general, $97 META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

QuickBooks: Beginning workshop 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 E. Terra Linda Way, Nampa. $65 per workshop. Register at idahosbdc.org or call 426-3875.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Receive the tools to determine if your business idea is viable, do market research, breakeven analysis and competitive investigation, prepare a Unique Value Proposition and more. Free. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Brief overview of the fundamentals of operation, market and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. $60, free to META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5

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. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12

Guided Business Plan Workshop: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Must attend WBC Business Launch class before participating in this workshop. $157 general, $97 META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

TUESDAY, AUG. 18

Business Launch: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Brief overview of the fundamentals of operation, market and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. $60, free to META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

THURSDAY, AUG. 20

Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Receive the tools to determine if your business idea is viable, do market research, breakeven analysis and competitive investigation, prepare a Unique Value Proposition and more. Free. To register, call 501-7450 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, AUG. 20-21

Funding Your Technological Innovation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Boise. Come to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour to hear about America’s Largest Seed Fund and learn how you can get funding to prove out your idea, and get on the road to commercializing your technology. $79. business.idahosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=40350061.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26

Guided Business Plan Workshop: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Must attend WBC Business Launch class before participating in this workshop. $157 general, $97 META and WBC clients. Call 336-6722.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 3

Boise Mayor’s State of the City Address: 4 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Immediately following the State of the City Address (approximately 5 p.m.), the mayor will welcome sponsors and attendees to a community celebration at the Basque Block featuring local food and beverage vendors and entertainment. Attendees will receive food and beverage vouchers to use at the Basque Block. Email nsouba@boisechamber.org with questions.

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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