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Treasure Valley business calendar, Nov. 9-Dec. 17

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 9-10

Boots to Business Reboot: 9 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Two-part training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sectors resources. Part one is this two-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to veterans of all eras, service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses. Free. Go to sba.gov/event/1492020.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: Noon to 1 p.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/1490812.

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.

Business Essentials Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Group Plaza, 720 E. Park Blvd., Boise. Free event for new or aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to start or grow a business. Attendees can gain knowledge, find local resources, meet regulatory experts, attend panel discussions and workshops, visit information booths and network. Free, but RSVP requested by calling 334-9004 or go to eventbrite.com.

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.

Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discuss 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/1490820.

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.

Meet Ed Lotterman: The Idaho Statesman invites readers to meet former Federal Reserve economist Ed Lotterman, a Statesman columnist from Minnesota, to discuss economics over coffee at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Statesman office, 1200 N. Curtis Road, just south of the I-184 Connector. There is no charge. Let Business Editor David Staats know if you plan to attend. Leave him a message at (208) 377-6417, dstaats@idahostatesman.com or @DavidStaats.

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. Speakers include Ed Lotterman, a former Federal Reserve economist and an Idaho Statesman economics columnist. $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.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

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 many 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/1490804.

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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