Wednesday, March 9
Put Boise on the Map Google Training: 8 to 10 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St., Suite 300. Free workshop to help every business in Idaho get found on the web. RSVP to 426-3875.
Nampa Chamber Legislative Coffee: 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 4104 E. Flamingo Drive, Nampa. Get an update on what is happening during this legislative session. Free. RSVP at nampa.com.
Thursday, March 10
Nampa Chamber Business and Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 5750 E. Franklin Road, Nampa. Free for members. Call 466-4641 if you are not a member and would like to attend.
Friday, March 11
Mega Marketing: 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St. Networking and the opportunity to present your company and its products and services to fellow chamber members. $45, includes lunch. Contact Teresa Kirkmire at email@example.com or 472-5241 to register.
Saturday, March 12
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Information essential to starting or growing a small business. Presentations by experts in accounting, law, banking and social media. Workshop is held second Saturday of the month. $75. Call 334-1696 or go to treasurevalley.score.org.
Electric Bikes of Boise Ribbon Cutting and Open House: Noon at 393 W. ParkCenter Blvd. Contact Nicole West at 800-9209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 15
Coffee with the Mayor: 8 a.m. at Kendall Meridian Ford, 250 E. Overland Road, Meridian. Join Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and other city leaders to discuss issues, share ideas, ask questions, network, enjoy refreshments and connect with friends. Free.
Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. 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/1495566.
Social Media and Web Marketing: 2 to 4 p.m. at Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, 704 Blaine St. Seminar provides a closer look at the popular social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+ and others. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1513872.
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.
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 email@example.com or calling 501-7573.
Nampa Chamber Ag Forum: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $20. Reservations required by noon March 14. Go to nampa.com.
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.
Tuesday, March 22
Nampa Chamber Coffee On Us: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, 315 11th Ave. S. Discuss business issues, learn how to maximize your membership or simply mingle. Free. RSVP appreciated by not required. Go to nampa.com.
Idaho Clean Energy Nuclear Summit: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University. Globally recognized leaders in nuclear energy will address the benefits and challenges associated with nuclear energy production and its role in supplying clean energy for a growing world. Free. Register at boisenuclearsummit.eventbrite.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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/1495610.
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
Meridian Chamber Economic Excellence Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at West Ada School District, 1303 E. Central Drive, Meridian. Keynote speaker is Tommy Ahlquist, COO of The Gardner Company. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Reservations required by March 20. Email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7573.
Wednesday, March 30
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Featuring U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Beginning March 28: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or email@example.com to register.
Thursday, March 31
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Fisher’s Technology, 575 E. 42nd St., Boise. No RSVP needed. Free to members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door).
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