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Treasure Valley business calendar, April 11-May 14

Greg Lovell of Idaho First Bank in McCall will speak at an Idaho Business League Luncheon Tuesday, April 12 in Garden City.
Greg Lovell of Idaho First Bank in McCall will speak at an Idaho Business League Luncheon Tuesday, April 12 in Garden City. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Tuesday, April 12

Smart SmartUp 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; create a funding plan. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Idaho Business League Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Greg Lovell, founder and CEO Idaho First Bank, presents “Community Banking and Small Business, They Are The Same — How I Started Two Banks with Credit Cards.” Free for members, $30 guests. RSVP at league@idahobusinessleague.com.

Boise Metro Chamber’s Boss Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. Featuring Jessica Rolph, Happy Family Brands. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

Idaho Rental Owners and Managers monthly meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Kopper Kitchen, 2661 Airport Way, Boise. Michael Fazio, western region liaison of the National Apartment Association, will present “Marketing, Social Media and Renting Online.” Call 336-9449 or go to idahorentalowners.org.

Wednesday, April 13

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, April 14

Boise Metro Chamber Start-Ups and Suds: 4 to 5:30 p.m. at County Line Brewing, 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., Suite 107, Garden City. Quarterly, casual networking event. Free for members. Go to boisechamber.org.

Tuesday, April 19

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.

Boise Metro Chamber’s Business Education Series: “Practical Employee Relations and Today’s National Labor Relations Board,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boise Metro Chamber, 250 S. 5th St., Suite 300. Free for members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

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, April 20

Boise Metro Chamber’s Business Education Series — Rule Your Digital Universe: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber, 250 S. 5th St. Free for members, $35 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Focuses on the development and delivery of an effective sales presentation and a sales plan to compel your target market to buy from you. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

State of Downtown Boise Annual Meeting: 4 to 6 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Hear from Mayor David Bieter and a series of speakers with insights into why Boise’s Downtown is the place to be, and how working together, we can keep it that way. $25 for program and appetizers. Program only: $10 general, free for DBA members. Register at downtownboise.org.

Saturday, April 23

Boise Hawks Seasonal Job Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Looking for dedicated and reliable personnel to join its game day staff for the upcoming season. 322-5000.

Sunday-Tuesday, April 24-26

Regional Leadership Conference: 6 p.m. Sunday through noon Tuesday at Sun Valley Inn and Lodge, 1 Sun Valley Road. Annual conference with business, public and community leaders to open discussions on yearly topics of interest between all parties. $349 Boise Metro Chamber members and public officials, $449 nonmembers, includes all meals, speakers and conference materials. Lodging is not included. Register at boisechamber.org.

Thursday, April 28

Boise Metro Chamber Business After Hours and Trade Show: 5 to 7 p.m. at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian. No RSVP needed. Free to chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. To reserve a booth, call Teresa at 472-5241.

Saturday, May 14

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.

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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