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Treasure Valley business calendar, Oct. 27-Dec. 17

TUESDAY, OCT. 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 to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1490130.

Small Business Tax Preparation: Noon to 1 p.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn the benefits of record keeping for small business, why an entrepreneur may need a CPA, and the eligible deductions available to small businesses. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

Business Education Series: Get Noticed! Comprehensive Marketing Strategies for Your Business: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber, 250 S. 5th St. Free to members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

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; understand types of legal structures; identify key resource partners; and create a funding plan. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

Social Media Marketing for Your Business: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mountain Home City Hall, 160 S. 3rd E. Focuses on contemporary social networking and information sharing services and tools for small businesses from setup to integration. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1492022.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

Professional Development Day: Check-in at 8 a.m. and social hour begins at 4 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. The Idaho Statesman and Boise Young Professionals offer a full day of education and inspiration for young professionals in the Treasure Valley. Feature a continental breakfast, the Idaho Private 75 luncheon, a social hour, and opportunities to interact with Idaho’s leading CEOs and meet other young professionals. $85 for Boise Young Professionals members, $100 nonmembers, $75 per individual for companies or organizations with 5+ attendees. Admission includes a $40 ticket to Idaho Private 75 luncheon. Register at idahostatesman.com/prodevday.

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Workshop concentrates on the development and delivery of an effective sales presentation to compel your target market to buy from you. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

FRIDAY, OCT. 30

BOSS (Business Owners Success Series) Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Big Al’s, 1900 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Luncheon followed by a casual Q&A with Ryan DeLuca, Bodybuilding.com. $25 Boise Chamber members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 3

Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Shows where and how to use research to build a business plan and the importance of starting a business with a sturdy foundation. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1490106.

THURSDAY, NOV. 5

Boise Law School Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Boise State University. Boise State University and Western Association of Prelaw Advisors invites students, alumni and community members to meet with more than 50 representatives from law schools across the country, gather information on admissions process, requirements, and specifics about each program. Suggested attire is business casual. Free. Go to coas.boisestate.edu/advising/law-school-fair.

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. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

Boise Metro Chamber’s Boss Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Lunch and casual Q&A with Rebecca Hupp, airport director of the Boise Airport. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Go to boisechamber.org.

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association Brownbag Presentation: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington Group Plaza Executive Dining Room, 720 Park Blvd., Boise. “Use of Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters (ADVMs) to monitor sediment concentration” presented by Molly Wood, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Geological Survey Idaho Water Science Center. Free; no reservations required. 761-2989, state.awra.org/idaho.

Get Found on Google Search and Maps: 2 to 5 p.m. at Weiser Public Library, 628 E. 1st St. Free. Call 426-3875.

Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Washington Federal Bank, 1001 W. Idaho St., Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed.

Friday, Nov. 13

Metro Conversations: 8 to 9 a.m. at In the Bag Promotions, 480 N. Latah St., Boise. Networking event with free coffee. Go to boisechamber.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 17

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

Get Found on Google Search and Maps: 6 to 8:15 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 160 S. 3rd E., Mountain Home. Free. Call 426-3875.

Meridian Chamber of Commerce Gala: Cocktail and social hour at 6 p.m. and program and dinner at 7 p.m. at The Club at Spurwing, 6800 N. Spurwing Way, Meridian. RSVP by Oct. 23. Call 888-2817 or email betsy@meridianchamber.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

2015 Economic Summit: 8 to 10 a.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Topic: Technology and Innovation in the Boise Valley. $35 Boise Chamber members, $45 nonmembers, includes breakfast. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or mswain@boisechamber.org to register.

QuickBooks: Beginning session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and intermediate from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Micron Business and Economics Building, Room 2301, 2360 University Drive. $65 per session or $100 for both. Call 426-3875.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

Working Wednesday: SEO (Search Engine Optimization): 2 to 4 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Michael Taggart, the CEO of Adventure Marketing, will discuss SEO and how it can improve your business. Free. Call 426-3875.

FRIDAY, DEC. 4

Metro Conversations: 8 to 9 a.m. at Northpoint Recovery, 10787 W. Ustick Road, Boise. Networking event with free coffee. Go to boisechamber.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

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; understand types of legal structures; identify key resource partners; and create a funding plan. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

TUESDAY, DEC. 15

Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria, 800 W. Main St., Suite 210 and 230, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

CEO Speaker Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Darrel Anderson, president and CEO, Idaho Power. Early bird pricing through Dec. 11: $30 Boise Chamber members, $40 nonmembers. Beginning Dec. 12: $40 and $50. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or mswain@boisechamber.org to register.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

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. RSVP required by emailing karen.appelgren@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7449.

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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