TUESDAY, SEPT. 22
Economic Excellence Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at West Ada School District, 1303 E. Central Drive, Meridian. $25 Meridian Chamber members, $35 nonmembers. Reservations required by Sept. 15. Call Betsy Davies at 577-2442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 1-2
National Manufacturing Day: The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance will present “The New Face of Idaho Manufacturing” during a free MFG Day kickoff event from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Scentsy Commons, 2701 E. Pine Ave., Meridian. Open to anyone interested in manufacturing and features complimentary food and drinks, breakout sessions, manufacturing exhibits and presentations by Idaho public and private sector leaders. RSVP at mfgday.com. The kickoff event will be followed on Friday, Oct. 2, with facility tours and open houses around the state that are listed at mfgday.com.
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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3
SharePoint Saturday Boise: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center — Anderson Center, 100 E. Idaho St. More than a dozen educational sessions on all aspects of Microsoft SharePoint, giveaways, as well as free local beer for those who wish to attend the SharePint event afterwards. Free. Go to spsevents.org/city/boise/2015.
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. 8
Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar “Data Security in the Workplace”: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave. In addition to Madeline Cahill’s presentation on cybersecurity, the seminar will include presentations that cover a range of employment law topics, such as privacy and social media in the workplace, and confidentiality agreements. $339. Go to sterlingeducation.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
Small Business Coaching and Workshop Event: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union Building, Boise State University. SCORE business mentors with all types of business backgrounds will be available to meet with participants, willing and able to tackle the toughest business questions. In addition, attend up to three workshops being offered. Free. Call 334-1696.
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.
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.