TUESDAY, SEPT. 8
#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: 9 to 11 a.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. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1480988.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. $75. Call 334-1696.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15
Financing Your Small Business: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd. Workshop discusses a range of finance options small businesses have and how to prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1481028.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
Deal Forum: 3 to 5 p.m. at Zions Bank, Idaho Room, 890 W. Main St., Boise. Entrepreneurs can pitch their ventures to a panel of investors for the sole purpose of receiving feedback on their venture, pitch content, as well as market opportunity assumptions, forecasts, or necessary milestones needed to become successful. $10 at eventbrite.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
MedBuild Symposium: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 E. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Learn about smart investment partnerships, the legal landscape and new innovations in the industry. Meet peers and investors in the MedTech industry and uncover collaboration opportunities. $85 general, $25 students, discount for CORE members. Go to medbuildidaho.com.
Star Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive Dinner: 6:30 p.m. at Heron River Clubhouse, 9800 W. Gloxinia, Star. Loni Trude, an author of five books, a motivational speaker, and an award-winning balloon artist and photographer, will give a talk entitled “Searching for Eagles.” Free dinner. Call 908-5476.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
Meridian Business Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Opportunity for business owners and professionals to participate in workshops focusing on education, networking and business growth. Keynote speaker is Jess Flynn of Red Sky Public Relations. Concludes at noon with a complimentary lunch. Free. Go to meridianbusinessday.com.
Metro Conversations: 8 to 9 a.m. at First Glance, LLC, 4290 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Boise. Monthly networking with free coffee. Go to boisechamber.org.
Idaho Nonprofit Retreat: 8 a.m. at Forty-One South and The Lodge, Sandpoint. The conference, offered through University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene’s Professional Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program, consists of breakfast and lunch keynote addresses, as well as multiple morning and afternoon workshops. Nonprofit representatives can chose from 16 hours of classes, as well as have opportunities to build relationships with colleagues, potential donors and others from throughout the region. $115 per person or $90 per person for groups of three or more from the same organization. Contact Bob Over, director, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Professional Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 764-7077. For a conference schedule, go to uidaho.edu/cda/nonprofitretreat.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22
Nampa Chamber Coffee on Us: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Nampa Chamber of Commerce, 315 11th Ave. S. RSVP appreciated by not required. Go to nampa.com.
Doing Business with the Federal Government: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd. Learn about the Small Business Administration’s government contracting certifications, as well as the resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Idaho PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1481006.
Retail Therapy: Point of Sale and EMV: 2 to 4 p.m. at the Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Boise. Find the right POS system for your business or organization and discuss the impact of EMV, as well as the advantages and disadvantages between computer and mobile device based POS systems. Free. Go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23
Business Education Series: Developing a Strategic Plan For Your Business: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St. Free for members, $35 nonmembers. Go to boisechamber.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24
Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Bronco Motors Downtown, 2646 W. Main St., Boise. No RSVP needed. Free for Boise Metro Chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at door). Go to boisechamber.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
QuickBooks: Beginning class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and intermediate from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Boise. Cost is $65 per class or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org/regional-training.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Evening of Music and Conversation: 6 to 9:15 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. $100 members, spouses and guests of members, $150 nonmembers. Beginning Sept. 29, prices increase by $25. Call Mike Swain at 472-5212 or go to boisechamber.org.
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6-7
Conference on Housing and Economic Development: 10 a.m. Oct. 6 and 8 a.m. Oct. 7 at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Network with hundreds of industry leaders, policy experts, and civic leaders; learn about current industry trends and best practices in any one of dozens of workshops; share ideas and collaborate with industry colleagues; expand your knowledge base by attending multiple keynote presentations by nationally-recognized speakers; and see the latest products and services in the trade show marketplace. $235 general, $185 government/nonprofit, prior to Sept. 15. After, $285 and $235. Go to 2015housingconf.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
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. Learn how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost or no-cost tactics for your business. Free. Go to zionsbank.com/brcworkshops.
Working Wednesday: How to Build a Loyal Customer List: 2 to 4 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Gain an understanding on how to build a loyal customer list and why it is important for your business. One of the founders of Press Advantage will explain the effectiveness of list building. Free. Call 426-3875.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22
Idaho Public Purchasing Association Reverse Trade Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Boise State University. Encourages vendors to meet and talk directly to purchasing officials from various government agencies. $50. Go to nigp-idaho.org.
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