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Treasure Valley business calendar: Feb. 8-March 29

The Small Business Administration offers a free lunch-hour seminar, “#Marketing: The Power of Social Media,” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Boise.
The Small Business Administration offers a free lunch-hour seminar, “#Marketing: The Power of Social Media,” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Boise. AP

Tuesday, Feb. 9

#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. Demonstrations of real-time social networking tools and services are provided if time allows. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495488.

Trailhead Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. This month will be a “Speed Mentoring” workshop that will put you face-to-face with business experts. $10 general, free to Women’s Business Center and Trailhead members. RSVP at trailheadboise.org.

Idaho Rental Owners and Managers monthly meeting: 7:30 p.m. at Kopper Kitchen, 2661 Airport Way, Boise. Gail Duke of Lead Locators will give a presentation on lead based paint compliance for rental owners and managers. 336-9449, idahorentalowners.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Legal Considerations for International Business Seminar: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eighth & Main building (17th floor), 800 W. Main St., Boise. Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the Idaho District Export Council, and Holland & Hart LLP at a seminar focused on the crucial legal issues Idaho companies should consider when doing business abroad. $25 for morning only (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), $20 afternoon only (noon to 2:30 p.m.), $35 all day. Register at exportidaho.com.

UX/UI 101: Building a User Experience That Sells: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. UX designer Ricky Lyman will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing a thoughtful, functional experience. $10 general, $5 college students, free for Trailhead members. Call 344-5483 or go to trailheadboise.org.

Program and Career Expo: 5 to 7 p.m. at CWI’s Micron Center, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa. Free. Call 562-3000.

Thursday, Feb. 11

American Association of University Women (AAUW), Boise Area Branch: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Begins with a no-host bar and networking fair with dinner to follow at 6:15 p.m. At 7 p.m., Lisa Maatz, AAUW vice president of government relations, will give a presentation, “Advocacy Can Change the Course of Public Policy.” $25 for dinner and program, free for program only. Go to boise-id.aauw.net.

Friday, Feb. 12

Smart Women, Smart Money Financial Conference: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Conference will host top national and local financial experts providing interactive workshops, free financial education materials, motivational presentations, and resources for continuing education credits for CPAs and teachers, as well as free breakfast and lunch for all participants. Free. Registration is required at smartwomensmartmoney.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Overview of the fundamentals of operation planning, market planning and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. Also, helps determine your readiness to start, expand or get financing for your business. Workshop is held every first and third Tuesday of the month. Free for WBC members. Call 366-6722 or go to wbcidaho.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Idaho Business and Technology Expo (BizExpo): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Features the latest technology applications and business resources, 65 plus exhibits, on-site demonstrations, and seminars and workshops for the business community. Free. Also, coffee with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter from 9 to 10 a.m. Go to ibleventsinc.com for event details and guest registration.

Idaho Business League Luncheon: Networking at 11:15 a.m. and luncheon at noon at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Keynote speaker is Ivan Donaldson, director of investor relations, Micron Technology. Free for members, $30 guests. RSVP to 323-4464 or league@idahobusinessleague.com.

Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. 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/1495564.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

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. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, Feb. 18

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. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Congressional Forum with U.S. Sen. Jim Risch: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $35 Boise Metro Chamber members, $45 nonmembers. Beginning Feb. 15: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Call Mike Swain at 472-5212 or go to boisechamber.org to register.

Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association Dinner Meeting: 5 to 8 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Discussion of Idaho mining in the 21st century with federal and state regulators and spokesmen for the mining industry. $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $5 listening only (no dinner). Call 761-2989 or go to state.awra.org/idaho.

Friday, Feb. 19

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 Building, 2360 W. University Drive. $65 per session or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

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/1495608.

Health Care Job and Career Fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carrington College, 1122 N. Liberty St., Boise. Free. Call 377-8080.

Thursday, Feb. 25

How to Get Paid for What you Do: 3 to 5 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive. Crash course in account receivables recovery, starting with your initial contact with your customer and working through the client relationship. $10. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Business After Hours and Trade Show: 5 to 7 p.m. at Western Aircraft, 4300 S. Kennedy St., Boise. Free to Boise Metro Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed. Go to boisechamber.org.

Friday, Feb. 26

Strategy to Survive, People to Drive, Culture to Thrive Seminar: 8 to 10 a.m. at Fisher’s Technology, 575 E. 42nd St., Boise. Focuses on creating and executing strategy, identifying and hiring amazing people, and building and enhancing company culture. Chris Taylor, Fisher’s CEO and president, will be explaining Fisher’s model that quadrupled the size of the 80-year-old company. Free. Call 375-4410 or go to fisherstech.com/mostrequestedseminar.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Frank and Bethine Church Gala: 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. The gala is the capstone to a day filled with trainings and workshops for Idaho Democrats. $100 at eventbrite.com.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 1-2

Energy Connected Conference: Late afternoon March 1 and all day March 2 at Zions Bank Executive Conference Rooms, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Learn about leading research that will shape Idaho’s energy future, national energy trends, and how Idaho can stay competitive in the industry. $100 general, $75 Idaho Technology Council members, $30 students. Go to idahotechcouncil.org/2016-energy-connected.

Thursday, March 3

How to Buy a Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CW Moore Plaza, 250 S. 5th St., Boise. Local financial experts share their best business acquisition tips to help you achieve your dream of entrepreneurship. Free. Email sspangler@idahofirstbank.com or call 287-2175 to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 16

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. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Franchise Ownership: A Career Alternative: 1 to 3 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive. Blair Nicol, a franchise consultant with FranNet, explains how you can safely evaluate, select, finance and succeed in a franchise business. Free. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Thursday, March 24

QuickBooks: Beginning session 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 session or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Tuesday, March 29

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 mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

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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